|09 Jan 2012||#1|
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Recording live TV only records from time of button press
As a long Time Warner Cable customer, I've gotten used to how their DVR boxes work (and am very glad to be off of them now). One very common thing I would do is start watching a show, and mid way through it decide I want to record it and watch it later. The nice thing was that the recording would contain everything I had watched up to that point plus the remainder of the show. Well... whenever I do the same thing in media center, I notice that the recording starts at the point of where I pressed the record button as opposed to from the start of when I started watching. Is this a limitation of Media Center or is something not set up correctly on my end?
Windows 7 x64, Ceton InfiniTV 4
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|09 Jan 2012||#2|
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Sorry... that's unfortunately the way WMC's recording function works. You will not get the accumulated "watched" buffer (up to the standard maximum 30-minutes live/pause buffer) written out to the WTV file if you decide to push REC after having watched a portion of the show that's been accumulated in the buffer.
It just is not the same as how a real DVR (e.g. the Motorola boxes from TWC/LA) works.
Yes, you can pause, rewind, etc., while you're watching... up to that 30-minute limit. But if you push REC then the WTV file starts right then.
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