Originally posted by mcopeland7
Press the record button. It will prompt you through the record process for the program being shown and if you've watched less than 1 hour the entire program is recorded!
If you are replying to my post, I've done that and I 'think' I'm getting different results. I just hit Record and checked the LIST. There is a recording for 23 minutes and that appears to match how long I've had the program on. I'll play with it some more to see if I get similar results with whatever is on next.
The interesting thing is I then selected that recording, stopped/erased it, then hit Record again. This time I got only 17 minutes when I was expecting either something more than 23 minutes or just the minute or two since I did the stop/erase. Each time I do this, I get progressively fewer minutes, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern and the length does not correlate to the time the program has been on or the time since I started recording the last time.
EDIT: I was watching Billiards on ESPN and did not change channels or anything. It was scheduled for an hour in the IPG. I waited until 50 minutes into it to hit Record. Well, all I got was the last 19 minutes.
Since another episode is showing now, I erased the other one and hit Record (I'm 15 minutes into the program). Now I get 45 minutes in the LIST, but I see what is happening and why I previously got decreasing numbers. When I look at the LIST while it is still recording, it shows how much time is remaining to be recorded, not how much time has been recorded. So, that answers that question.
But, I still will only get 45 minutes when the show has been on for 15 minutes already and should have been in the buffer. It had stopped recording when the previous program ended (as it should have), so nothing else was going on during this time to mess up the buffer.
As soon as this program ends, I'm going to switch channels and try something that is not on back to back. This time I will try less than 30 minutes in and see what I get. Then I'll try nother one less than an hour in again. I'll post my results.