My latest experiences:
By 2 am Friday the clock and guide were back to normal, but when I turned on my DVR around 7:30 pm the clock was once again an hour fast. Additionally, I had no TV Guide logo on the guide screen, and every channel but FOX said 'No Information Available." I tried changing the daylight saving time observation setting to No, but it automatically reverted back to Yes even after I confirmed the change. It also said the time had been acquired from TVGuide. By 9 pm the guide was populated with show information for some other channels, but the clock was still wrong. When I checked again at 2:30 am Saturday, everything was once more correct. (The TV Guide logo is still missing.)
Originally Posted by trp2525
I'm curious if you carried over any program timers (especially recurring program timers) over the recent time change. If so, that could be the cause of your problem. A few years back I kept some recurring program timers over the DST time change and they were fine the first week. In the second week after the time change, however, they shifted by an hour. Based on that experience I NEVER carry ANY timers over the time change. I delete all of them and re-enter them after the time change takes place. I have not had any problems since I started doing that.
I did not. I set manual recordings daily as programs come up, like I would a VCR.
Another point to make is that even though you were watching a program "live" while another was recording, your live show is still recording to the hard drive. Did you do any "trick" functions (pause, skip ahead, skip back, etc.) while you were watching your "live" program? From my own personal experiences (and I have duplicated this behavior) I have found that if you happen to be using a "trick" function on a program that is currently being recorded to the hard drive at the same time another program is supposed to start to record it can cause some problems. I have had skipped recordings, misnamed recordings, etc. all related to this.
I also did nothing while watching the live show. I use the DVR to watch that channel because where my TV cannot pick up the station, its tuner can. But even if I had, how would that have brought about the one hour shift I observed with the clock and guide? You mention experiencing problems with the recording when using "trick" functions, but I did not have any problems with the recording.
Regarding your Scandal recording being 58 minutes long even though it was set to record for 62 minutes, that's a glitch that I have seen from time to time. I've had programs that I've recorded show up afterwards being a minute or two short or long but the entire program is recorded. Last night's Grey's Anatomy was 62 minutes long but showed up in my DVR as 63 minutes after it recorded. I think it has to do with the way the DVR calculates the time from the data stream that it is recording. Different channels have different data stream rates and I think the DVR is not always totally accurate in the recorded time that it displays after the recording has taken place.
Interesting. I've never experienced it myself. Every recording I've ever done--that successfully completed--has been exactly the length of time for which it had been set to record.