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Philips DVDR3450H Recorder does not record all of timed programs


I have a Philips DVDR3450H DVD recorder. When setting to record from my digibox to the internal hard drive on the recorder, I occasionally get two faults:

- the recording starts late, so I miss the first part of the program
- the recording starts on time, but does not finish, so I get about 30 minutes of a 1-hour show.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Philips DVDR3450H Recorder does not record all of...

When setting the record timer make sure that PDC / VPS is switched OFF.

PDC - Programme Delivery Control / VPS - Video Programming System is designed to allow for late starting or running programmes. Not all channels support PDC/VPS, so the recorder may be waiting for a PDC/VPS signal which isn't there.

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