Originally Posted by domino92024
There is NO
difference between creating a manual recording and extending the end time of a programmed recording in this scenario. I guess the question of why
he feels a manually scheduled recording is necessary will remain unanswered.
Ok, now you're just being difficult.
I realize that your interface will be different, but please observe the following:
On the left, there is an entire menu for "manual record." This allows you to set recordings like a VCR - you pick the channel, start time, end time, weekly/daily/one-time, etc. This is rarely needed, except for a few OTA subchannels that Directv does not provide guide data for that are scanned on from an OTA antenna. Many subchannels do have guide data, but the newer ones don't. This "manual" record is also handy if you see a show that's coming up in like a month and the guide doesn't go out that far and you don't want to risk forgetting about it. I have used manual record once in 3 years.
The highlighted "defaults" menu is for when you record directly from the guide, as most people do. You can clearly see a "start early" and "end later" option. I can make it start 1 min, 2 min, 30 min, etc early/late. This eliminates the issues we've been talking about UNLESS you're trying to record in sequential time slots and your tuners are used up for a minute. That is not the same issue as the DVR starting early. It's also very handy for recording things when you know there are sports before and the program will not start on time and will thus go over.
There is a VERY clear difference. I 99% guarantee your Cox DVR has similar features, based on common sense and the fact that others are telling you that it does.Edited by ejb1980 - 9/15/13 at 9:08am