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Topic # 139338 5-Feb-2014 14:47 Send private message

Hi all

I had a frustrating situation last night and wondered if anyone else has come across it.

- We have The Block All Stars on series link, which starts at 7.30pm.
- We have 'extend recording' on so 10mins is added to every recording (the 10mins is not configurable, its either 10 or 0).

Last night 2 suggestions started recording at 7.00pm.  Because extend recording was enabled they both recorded until 7.40pm.  Because this is now after 7.30, the series-linked scheduled recording didn't start, and the show we wanted to record wasn't in favor of 2 shows I didn't want. 

After looking through the menus I see there is an overlap protection where you can set (from memory) whether a recording cuts off or doesn't start, but its only for recordings that overlap by a maximum of 5 minutes.

Has anyone had this happen before, and/or know of a solution other than turning off suggestions?
Thanks

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  Reply # 980743 5-Feb-2014 15:16 Send private message

I don't know about TiVo, but when recording two one-after-the-other the Sky recorder cuts off the first show and then starts recording the second. I haven't tried on different channels, but if the shows are on the same channel, then the end of the first show is recorded on the start of the next.

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  Reply # 980921 5-Feb-2014 19:01 Send private message

In theory scheduled recordings should always win out over suggestions, but I have found Tivo does unexpected things every now and again.

You could try giving the thumbs-up to programs you have scheduled to record and if things don't go to plan then you have a chance of finding it in the suggestions - a pretty good chance actually with all the +1 channels.




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