If you do a manual recording on a show you've been watching for 30 minutes, it will automatically include those 30 minutes in the recording.aadam101 said:You could set up a manual recording and start it 30 minutes ago. I think that would work although I could be wrong and dont feel like testing it right now.
I think aadam101 was refereing to the workaround for capturing the buffer once a new show has started.buckeye1010 said:If you do a manual recording on a show you've been watching for 30 minutes, it will automatically include those 30 minutes in the recording.
edit: actually, you don't have to have been watching it, but the tivo needs to have been at least tuned to it (one of the tuners, anyhow). Hope that makes sense.
An hour is pretty unusual. But 40 to 45 minutes is fairly common. Basically even though the TiVo only displays the last 30 minutes of buffer through liveTV, it doesn't discard 1 second of video every second. Instead it occasionally goes back and deletes some of the material that is older than 30 minutes. So there is usually a "hidden" buffer that the TiVo doesn't normally display but that it hasn't gotten around to deleting yet.sjividen said:I had something really bizarre related to the buffer just happen with my HR10-250.
I forgot the Dave Chappelle was going to be on Oprah today. Luckily, my wife watches Today and Oprah is on NBC...and I happened to realize that the show was already on about 30 minutes after it started. I rewound it back to essentially the beginning--probably the 4:01 mark. But then something came up, so I hit the record button and went off. When I just checked, it actually started the recording 30 minutes prior to when I pushed record, back into the game show that precedes Oprah. It essentially recorded an hour of buffer.
I've had a TiVo in some form or another for almost 6 years and had never seen anything like this...just thought it was cool.