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Dish Network DVR 625 Problem with playback of recorded shows

Several times over the last couple months our DVR 625 will record a scheduled show at full length, then during playback it will not play the last 10-20 minutes of the show. It skips it and goes directly to the end screen as if the recording were over. It does this on about 30% of our recorded shows. Is there any way to stop this from happening?

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It sounds as though the hard drive is about to go south on you soon and the receiver is going to need to be replaced however, in the interim you can change the options of the recordings and make it a default so that the recording continues past the end of the show. It is possible that extending this time will allow you to view the portion you want before it skips to the end. In order to do this press the guide button and select a program in the future. On the create timer screen select the option icon. You will now be at the timer options screen you can extend the time the recording will last after the end of the show and when it will begin recording prior to the show. I would also set this as your systems default so that it performs the same way regardless of what you are recording. According to the latest known receiver issues this is not identified as it is a common indication that the hard drive has an error internally. If this works I suggest that you have a replacement sent to you so that you do not lose the use of your DVR un-expectantly.Remember to watch all recorded events prior to replacement as you will lose that info when the receiver is swapped. Thanks for using Fix Ya.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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