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DVR Recording - cut off before end of game

jhawktx
02-12-2009, 12:07 PM
Last night I recorded the USA vs Mexico soccer match. When you record it you just select the event vs. telling it the exact times to start and stop. The recording stopped before the game was over. In fact, one goal was scored after it stopped recording. Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions? I suppose to be safe you could always also record the show on the same channel in the next time slot and then you would catch the runover, but that seems like a waste. Is there an alternate way to record that allows you to enter the time period you want to record?

IamMrDJ
02-12-2009, 12:18 PM
You can do a manually record or you can add start time at the beginning of and at the end of a recording.

jhawktx
02-12-2009, 12:24 PM
You can do a manually record or you can add start time at the beginning of and at the end of a recording.

On the manual record, yes, if we were there we could do that. Normally we are not there at that time.

How do you "add start time at the beginning of and at the end of a recording"?

jpcamaro70
02-12-2009, 01:58 PM
On the manual record, yes, if we were there we could do that. Normally we are not there at that time.

How do you "add start time at the beginning of and at the end of a recording"?

Two things you can do: 1 record the show after the event, which is what i do. or 2 When you press record for the show it will ask to record once, series, and recording options, under the options it has a start time and an end time. You can adjust those times.

davecramer74
02-12-2009, 03:45 PM
i ran into this on the bud shootout and i just recorded the next show listed in guide. But good info on the start / end times. good to know.

jhawktx
02-12-2009, 06:35 PM
Two things you can do: 1 record the show after the event, which is what i do. or 2 When you press record for the show it will ask to record once, series, and recording options, under the options it has a start time and an end time. You can adjust those times.

Great info. on the start and end time.

But how do you "record the show after the event"??? And how does that guarantee it won't be cut off?

lizardhowson
02-12-2009, 09:57 PM
Last night I recorded the USA vs Mexico soccer match. When you record it you just select the event vs. telling it the exact times to start and stop. The recording stopped before the game was over. In fact, one goal was scored after it stopped recording. Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions? I suppose to be safe you could always also record the show on the same channel in the next time slot and then you would catch the runover, but that seems like a waste. Is there an alternate way to record that allows you to enter the time period you want to record?

When I record any game (normally football) I ALWAYS set the DVR to record 30 minutes past the scheduled end of the game. Always works for me. Takes about 20 seconds to set custom settings. It's available under recording options.

Stompy
02-13-2009, 06:03 AM
I do the same as lizardhowson, except I always do more the the 30 minutes, you never know when the game will go into more that one over time.

Purple_Sunday
02-13-2009, 09:59 AM
Inevitably, just about all sports run beyond their scheduled time slot. For a CBS or FOX football game I set the end time to record an extra half hour. For prime time games (ESPN, NFLN, NBC) I usually set it for an extra hour since those games take forever. For NASCAR I usually add at least a 1/2 hour or sometimes more if it looks like there might be a rain delay or some other delay.

I even add extra time at the end of American Idol recordings because a lot of their live shows run over.