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Recording failure

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by boston, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. boston

    boston New Member

    Hi Guys, :)

    I have the Humax Foxsat HDR purchased about 12 months ago and until now had no problems, BUT I
    hope you can help with my query; went out to dinner last night (doesn't happen very often!!) had already set my soaps on a "record whole series", corrie, enders, emmie, also Abfab. Came home to find NOTHING had recorded......message which read "programme failed to record, unknown reason". So frustrating!!! :frantic: Not aware I have changed anything or even updated anything recently. Capacity used is 38% with a usable space still of 80+ hours. Switched the tv to standby and left the box on. No power failure either. Tried recording today in various modes and had no problems. Can anyone shed any light or does the box need a babysitter at all times??!!!​
     
  2. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    If you say no power cut then I am scratching my head. At least it gives you a chance to try out the inbuilt BBC iPlayer and ITV Player.
     
  3. Downsman

    Downsman New Member

    message which reads "programme failed to record, unknown reason"

    You are not alone with that annoyance Boston! Clearly the HDR attempts to record because details appear in the list of recorded programmes. The manual states:

    "Note:
    • On Time - the broadcasters signal will be used for
    accurate recording when broadcast.
    • 1,2,3,5 Mins - The minutes you select to the start
    and/or end times will be included where possible
    to the recordings."

    This suggests that the HDR is failing to pick up the broadcaster's signal, so for the future I have set the recordings to start 1 minute early (& for good measure end 1 minute later).

    I will post an update on my "results" in a day or so.
     
  4. Downsman

    Downsman New Member

    Since setting recordings to start 1 minute early, there have been no further 'failures to record', so hopefully the problem is now resolved.
     
  5. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    The problems now been fixed. AR should now work OK again.