I have a charter cable hd dvr that around 30 % of the time does not recored the show all the way though I have lots of room on my box. charter gives me the run around but never fixs the proplem please help if you can thanks Anthony
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You have an HD TV right? Has it worked before now? Make sure the cables are going into the right in and out on TV and dvr-r and make sure the cables are secure. Now make sure your TV is turned to the right setting or right channel to view dvr-r make sure dvr-r has cable/satalite cable going to in cable port and the out cable on the dvr-r is going to the TV (the port may say beside it what setting TV needs to be on to view it if not refer to your TV manual) if smart TV that recognizes new hardware unhook the port and turn TV on without it and then go see if its listed in your activity menu...if still listed try and figure out how to edit it and remove it then turn TV off hook back up and turn it back on and it should recognize it and you name it and set it all up and see if that resolves the issue. No make or model of either electronics make it very difficult to help but I hope I said something that makes sense and it works. Good luck
We call it "flashing 8's" and a lot of things can cause it.
1st one of the signals that the cable provider sends to the box, we call it a "hit", will reset the box and tell it redownload
2nd I find dirty power (poor wiring, UPS or surge protector failing) can send the box spikes of power that make it think it recieved a hit.
3rd could be a problem with your cable signal. signal too high, yes it is possible to have too good a signal. maybe a bad amp in the alley behind your place or on your building. (any neighbors having trouble?)
4th maybe its a bad box.... gotta go bad sometime.
It is a cable provider setup within the menu. On charter here are the steps - menu, TV guide main menu, setup, Cable box setup, front LED display.... I don't know what these other people are trying to answer for you...lol. You can also adjust the brightness display by pressing power followed by menu (starting with the tv on).
Hi my nameis Mike Houston of DISH Network and I see you want to get your recordings offyour DVR receiver to a hard drive through your USB slot. Depending on thereceiver and external hard drive or device you have and you will need to makesure it meets all the requirements, if you are using the 522 or 625 DVRreceivers you can only use the Pocket DISH portable media players. Those modelsthat are compatible are; AV402E, AV500E and AV700E, if you have any questionsplease e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missing channels are a sure sign that your CableCard is not paired correctly or is defective. Sometimes, the issue can be as simple as a clerical error, where the serial number of the CableCard was not entered correctly into your cable provider's system. Call your cable company and have a tech come out to take a look at your CableCard configuration.
Be sure that a DVR timer is set to fire, instead of an auto tune. Also if it is a series then make sure you select new episodes, your dvr will not recor a program if it has already recorded the same program once, ( re run) you can also check your scehdule in your dvr to check if timer has been deleted or modified.
I fixed the problem! I found a posting on a message board by someone who had the same DVR and a similar problem. This person found a way to access a secret menu in the DVR to override the format which is automatically assigned. I followed the same steps to access the menu on my DVR and then tried changing a few settings until I found the ones that worked--changing the automatic setting from OVERRIDE to STRETCH and changing the output setting from 1080i to 480p. (It's pretty pathetic that no one at Charter could fix this problem!) Here is the link to the posting that I used: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1132766
Ive seen this before...that may be indicative of an upgrade of the software in the cable box that comes from your cable provider. The best thing to do is plug it back in, let it get the "yellow ring" for a bit, and wait for the upgrade (it make take 10 - 15 minutes). Then things should return to normal... If the condition persists, try to call the cable company.
Experience has shown that with this relatively new mode of transmission, audio levels can be quite dynamic. If your set provides it, you may try turning on "Audio Compress" or whatever the name might be. Could also be called Dynamic audio also or some such. Reason for all the hubbub is that along with HD, mixing engineers are also providing the most range for the audio dynamics as well the most video composition info in the new broadcasts...Accordianman.