Dish adds a one hour pad to PTAT channels. I just set a recording for the WS. The guide shows the game starting at 5 PM and ending at 8 PM. Looking at the timer it shows recording from 5-9 PM. Of course if it goes into many extra innings, that might not be enough.
Manual timer works great.The 1 hour pad on PTAT does not work. In the pas I have tested this using the PTAT with the 1 hour pad. Although the timer shows a 1 hour pad on the end, the recording stops at 11:01 PM. At least that is what happens for me. I am using a hopper with sling running software version S541. Since I have 2 hopper with sling receivers, I will retest the PTAT on my second receiver tonight to see if they have fixed PTAT.
I tested the padding of the PTAT timer for the last game of the World Series and it actually worked. Unfortunately, the rain delay made the game longer than the hour pad. I had also extended the timer on FOX 28.1 the OTA channel on my other hopper with sling receiver but even that missed the last 15 minutes of the game due to the rain delay.
Perhaps missing the last 15 minutes was a blessing for me as an Indians fan. The recorded game ends as a tie for me. I actually saw the last 15 minutes and saw the Cubs win. I am not really sad because both the Cubs and Indians deserved to be winners.