02-01-2012 01:21:09 PM
All the programs I have setup to record always start a few minutes too early...forcing me to watch the end of the previous program. Is there any way to fix this so the DVR starts on-time?
02-01-2012 01:26:27 PM
The DVR has "soft padding" built in to the recordings. The recorded program will begin 1 minute prior to the scheduled begin time and end 2 minutes after the scheduled end time as shown in the Guide. The soft padding will not be applied if a conflict will be created which would cause a program not to record. The soft padding cannot be changed.
02-01-2012 03:12:37 PM
Taking this a bit further, will the DVR and programming take care of situations where there's a Presidential press conference called suddenly and push the recording back once it's finished? What about situations locally where the local station airs the San Antonio Spurs home game and a show normally on at that time now reairs at 3am? Will the DVR pick that up if I've used the on-line guide to program a recording?
02-01-2012 03:51:51 PM
If it were physically possible to update on the fly it would be a great feature.
All you can do is be aware of situations such as sporting events running over & add to the end time when scheduling. If you want a program scheduled after the over-running program, you need to extend that time, as well.
02-01-2012 04:21:36 PM
TiVo was able to do that...or so I thought. I don't see why the system can't figure that out. The guide or program times are out there in cyberspace...U-verse is not creating it. I'm selecting to record a show...it just so happens that there are times associated with it.
Well it hasn't happened yet...I'll have to experiment or look towards a situation and see what happens.
02-01-2012 04:42:10 PM
In additional to having the U-verse DVR, I also have a Tivo HD DVR. My Tivo cannot handle the scenario that you mentioned: will the DVR and programming take care of situations where there's a Presidential press conference called suddenly and push the recording back once it's finished
02-19-2012 10:12:43 AM
"A Gifted Man" used to be on Fridays at 8PM ET, then it moved to 9PM ET. I didn't do anything but the DVR is successfully recording it at its new time and now shows it as scheduled next Friday at 9PM.
02-19-2012 10:15:52 AM
Most of the time I just press FF, like I would when spacing over commercials, to skip that first minute of padding. However there are a few cases where I like watching that last minute of the previous show, like the last minute of "Everybody Loves Raymond" before "Hot in Cleveland".
02-19-2012 11:01:59 AM
I, too, LIKE the soft padding. Sometimes I'll see the tail end of a show and think "Man, I gotta find that in the guide and DVR the repeat of it."
Everyone's different I suppose.
02-19-2012 01:24:11 PM
I like the soft padding. Before soft padding was rolled out I regularly missed the beginings of many shows I recorded. I prefer to have it than not.
02-19-2012 01:57:27 PM
Call up the guide for one of the cable channels that tend to run a new show at 9:00 and a rerun at 8:00. Click the record button on the 9:00 show & you will see the red dot. Click the record button again & both 8 & 9 will double dot. Click it again to cancel.
Between "any day" and "about the time" you can pick up a lot of episodes.