TV pause only an hour

Tom Bombadil

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
May 5, 2005
Chicago-Milwaukee Region
This was my greatest disappointment with the 622. I used to pause entire movies, now if it looks like I need more than an hour, I hit the record button to record the entire buffer and the rest of the show and watch it from DVR playback.


SatelliteGuys Pro
When I was Directv customer with Tivo HD, I had only 30 minute pause. So when I switched to Dish and found that my 622 had double that time, I thought that was great. Just goes to show you that everything is relative.

Be thankful for what you have and the "Secret" says you will get more of it :)


Proud Stiff Member
Supporting Founder
Sep 9, 2003
I could agree with that answer but not all of the channels are HD
Ok, how about this answer.

Because HD pause takes up too much diskspace. To keep the function of the DVR uniform between SD and HD they are both capped at a 1hr pause buffer.


SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 8, 2003
Yes, its only 1 hour BUT you can do that at the same time on both tuners!

Yeah, the 721 I had would pause for two hours but my 942 and now my 622 only one. Have to get in and out of that bathroom quicker!


SatelliteGuys Family
Lifetime Supporter
Feb 5, 2007
Oklahoma City
I don't think it's so much as pausing the program as it is coming home late and re-winding the program 1-2 hours to catch a movie etc.

This way if the TV is on the correct channel you can start watching Prime time 2 hours late and get done by the time the Late Night show comes on, skipping all the commercials.

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