Recordings cut short

Telleadict

New Member
I have a 2000T and have just realized that that various scheduled recordings have been cut randomly short. I first noticed that Gardener's World 15-5-20 was cut off at 39mins of 60 and Monkman and Seagull on18th cut about in half, looking back in the Media list various episodes of series from most channels are randomly short. This seems to have been happening going back 2-3 months perhaps, and older material from late last year and early this seems to have recorded correctly.

Have the broadcasters been messing with AR during the recent schedule disruption?

For now, I have turned on auto padding. will this override AR?

Will the new padding setting be applied to series reservations already in the schedule?

If others haven't had problems is there anything I can try with my Humax that might correct things?

Thanks for any help
William
 

MartinLiddle

Super Moderator
Staff member
This seems to have been happening going back 2-3 months perhaps, and older material from late last year and early this seems to have recorded correctly.
Do you know which transmitter you receive from? If not give us the first part of your postcode.
Have the broadcasters been messing with AR during the recent schedule disruption?
In my experience not more than the normal occasional error.
For now, I have turned on auto padding. will this override AR?
Yes.
Will the new padding setting be applied to series reservations already in the schedule?
Yes.
If others haven't had problems is there anything I can try with my Humax that might correct things?
A manual tune might help but we can give better advise when you answer the questions above.
 

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
Have the broadcasters been messing with AR during the recent schedule disruption?
I've seen more fails and clips over the last couple of months than was usual before.
I assume this is as they shuffle Boris, HMQ and other 'relevant' programmes into the schedule while working from home unsupervised.

(It's less of a problem now as there's very little worth watching these days - I'm mostly watching discs :) )
 
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Telleadict

New Member
Thanks all

Martin:
The transmitter is Billsdale as far as I know - the BBC local news is Newcastle based.


If others haven't had problems is there anything I can try with my Humax that might correct things?
A manual tune might help but we can give better advise when you answer the questions above.
I did wander if a factory reset and/or a disk check might be worth trying but I'll until I see how some recordings this week go with padding rather than AR. I did use manual tuning at the last retune event to be sure there were no duplicates stored.

Thanks again for some input.
William
 
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Telleadict

New Member
Hello

An update and I'm more confused than ever!

I've now got padding set for 2mins before and 10mins after and set the following for 21st May

12-15am > 1-10am "Walking With Elephants" - C4 - 25mins recorded

10-00pm > 10-50pm "Chasing the Moon" - BBC4 - 29mins recorded

11-30pm > 12-30am "Monkman and Seagull's ..." - BBC2 - 72mins recorded

Of these "Chasing the Moon" was a series link and the others single episode reservations of repeats of those episodes I've found cut short.

BTW: the HD is 54% free and the time and date are correct.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Thanks again
William
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Your only potential remedy is to perform a restore factory defaults operation and retune. Make sure that, during the retune, it only tunes to signals from one transmitter - if there is any doubt, do a manual tune only for the specific muxes from your chosen transmitter - use THIS (click) to guide you.
 
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Telleadict

New Member
Hello

I thought I should post an update on this.

On 23rd I did a Factory Reset followed by a manual tune to the channel nos according to the checker in Black Hole's link above and finished with a disk check that completed as "Pass - no errors found"

Over this week I have made 4 recordings - padding on - and they all report as the expected length so I am hope this has sorted the problem.

Thanks again for your support.
William
 

MartinLiddle

Super Moderator
Staff member
Over this week I have made 4 recordings - padding on - and they all report as the expected length so I am hope this has sorted the problem.
Good. Perhaps try turning the padding off and see if that also works properly. In my experience accurate recording is a better option than padding if most of your recording are from the main channels.
 
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