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Ah, yes, I remember now. In fact I've posted about this in another thread.
If you are watching the channel being recorded and pause it, the symbol in the Media List is a white 'Play' symbol in a red circle, instead of a red dot in a white circle and when the recording ends it doesn't jump to real-time.
What appears to be happening is that it actually goes into chase-play automatically (as though you'd selected the recording in progress and hit Play) rather than time-shifting live TV.
Not quite sure what you mean? Do you mean hit Record and have it keep recording until you press Stop rather than it stopping at the end of the current programme? If so, I know that you can adjust the end time of Instant Recordings (can't remember how though as I've never done it).
Having said that, there is no need to Record to time-shift - just hit Pause, then resume when you are ready. It will stay time-shifted until you press Stop or change channel.
BTW, just to clarify, time-shifting is when you pause live TV, watching a recording while it is still being recorded is called chase-play. For time-shifting it uses the 2-hour buffer that it being ocntinuously recorded.
Well I don't seem to get this. If I pause and restart a few minutes later the machine plays out the rest of the program to its end. However, I've not had the need to run a whole evening's programs under timeshifting. I would expect many owners of this machine to want the time shift facility, so I would have thought that if this were a general problem we would have heard a lot more about it. Perhaps others could help you by reporting if they are suffering as you do?
Also, I do not recall having seen this complaint on DS or AVforums.
I know that chase playing used to dump you back to the live broadcast at the end of the program. I thought time-shifting worked ok unless you changed channel or pressed stop ( i could be wrong). Are you sure you weren't recording at the time?
It is rubbish that chase playing stops when the program ends. The habit to get into is to only chase play by going to media and selecting the program that is recording and start it from there. That's just a work around for what I think is a bug.