I have a Hopper 3. For the two weeks, I have watched Live PD on A&E. Because the show ends at midnight, I would like to see the end of the show as I go to bed before it ends. On both occasions I have pushed the select button on the remote and the screen notifies me that it is recording. However, the next day there is no recording of about the
ast hour of the show. I have done the same thing on other channels with no problem. I don’t understand why it will not record. Any ideas?
I am having the same issue, but I set the timers from the guide. It shows in the scheduLe that it recorded but it didn’t and every thing shows recorded by living room one. Getting tired of this issue.
CARHASTINGS, this definitely sounds a little frustrating. I want to look into this further. Did the recording show that it recorded 3 hours, or do you see that it only recorded 37 minutes? In addition to this, you are able to set up the timer for it to record again. It will give you an message stating it was already set and a grayed out; however, if you scroll over to the timer, press the select button, you will see a pop-down menu with "Restore". You would click on "Restore" and the timer would switch back to red indicating the timer is set to record.
The guide download wouldn't interfere with the timer unless it showed 9:30-midnight with "No Information Available". But it is not common.
Also, you mentioned the priority is not saving when you set up a timer through the search option. Can you go back to the DVR menu, delete that timer, then set it back up through the guide? Once you have done this, change the priority? I have seen an issue where you set up a timer through the search, it may not save the changes you have done to that specific timer. Let me know if this helps.
ChristinaW: Thanks so much for your assistance! I wasn't aware that there was a way to restore the ability to record a program, that is valuable info! I will definitely try setting up the timer from the guide, too....to see if that makes a difference with the timer randomly changing priority.
Now.... I have new (CRAZY) information, regarding this situation!
I went into the DVR recordings, selected my folder, then the "Live PD" recordings. As you can see from the photo, it showed 37 minutes recorded. I watched 35 minutes of it, (because it went to commercials), and in the yellow bar that shows how much program is left, it showed 2 minutes. See photo here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18SUEYKLfKHBEyJV-q4a4kjJNfxaEjlJ6/view?usp=sharing
This morning, my husband decided to watch the program in question. He was unaware of the issues I was having with it, and didn't notice that it had only recorded 37 minutes. He watched the full 37 minutes. The program stopped at this point, then the screen appeared stating "playback complete." Since he knows the program should be 3 hours long, he pushed "select" on the episode in the red box.... which is the recording in question. (He did NOT use the "start over" option) Here's where it gets crazy! From THIS location, the 3 hour episode was recorded....and he watched the entire program! See the photo here:
I'm glad it DID record the entire program... but that is a very convoluted way to get to it! LOL
That's so strange! I want to go ahead and submit feedback on this, carhastings. Please send me a Private Message with your phone number and 4-digit PIN so I can get this submitted!
You can view step-by-step instructions on how to send a PM here: https://communities.dish.com/t5/Communities-101/How-To-Send-a-Private-Message/td-p/15039