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Thread: SA8300HD clipping HD shows
10-19-2007 07:50 PM #1
SA8300HD clipping HD shows
I have BHN's HD DVR, the SA8300HD. The hardware seems nice enough, but the software/GUI is a pile of crap. For the most part, however, it is stable enough and does what it is supposed to do.
Recently, this has changed. HD shows are being clipped by a minute or so; sometimes more. I don't think this is a TV network thing since the equivalent SD shows aren't clipped. (Yes, it's forcing me to record both HD and SD. ) BHN's clock could be off, I suppose.
Last night was the last straw. I was watching the execrable Bulls game (on SD EPSN since BHN charges for the HD version of the same channel ) so I only recorded the HD version of CSI--and lost the last 2 minutes of it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Is it just me? Was the CBS feed off?
The wife is actually entertaining discussions of DirecTV.
I'm entertaining fantasies of smashing the 8300 with the case of an old TiVo Series 1 (as a melee weapon)... but then BHN would probably charge me a "maniac fee" on top of the equipment replacement.
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10-20-2007 12:50 PM #2
Are you in Tampa or Orlando or where? In Orlando we use the Passport Software and I like it well enough.
Why would it force you to record both channels that makes 0 sense. Time to replace the box I think. (Although I think you mean you are setting it to record both, so you dont miss anything)
ESPN charges BHN for ESPNHD and ESPN, thats why BHN charges you for both.. ESPN doesn't give the HD channel for free neither does BHN. You anger for that problem is directed at the wrong people, also note they are not the exact same channel. Sometimes ESPN HD has different programming then ESPN.
I think first id get a new box, It could be possible the harddrive is on the verge of failure or its internal clock is just screwed up. Try swapping the box its your best bet to fix your problem.
10-23-2007 10:04 AM #3
10-23-2007 02:38 PM #4
Who does it intentionally ?
Not sure about Tampa but in Orlando Market with the Passprot software whenever you a recording on a live event (ie: sports games etc) a new menu pops up now asking if you want to "extend" the recording past the end time, I usually always do the 30mins extra for a sports game, id hate to miss the ending!
10-25-2007 11:00 AM #5
If it is important, manually record extra.
10-25-2007 11:02 AM #6