Originally posted by hall
When viewing the program guide, in the upper-left it displays the channel name/number. Occasionally it will have a "star" next to the channel number. This seems to indicate that the show is in High-Definition. It ONLY appears on my HD-capable channels (Showtime HD, HBO-HD, DiscoveryHD, and some locals) and does NOT appear on ALL shows.
The stars indicate what you have marked as "Favorites". For me, I just have all my HD channels marked as favorites, so thats what I would see...maybe you did this too.
Ok, heres MY problem, and I cant believe Im the only one having this, but I posted in the original 8000HD thread and got only a few responses, eventually thought the problem was solved, but now its back. The DVR chops off recordings. For example, I recorded tonights Clemson @ Virginia game on ESPNHD, from 730-130AM (extended 3 hours to catch everything + Sportscenter). So I get home about 1AM and the red light is on, indicating its recording. Now, I also cant play a currently recording show from the beginning, so I screw around until its done. So I go back, and what do you know, the recording is only from 730 to 817! Now, when I play it, the timeline indicates the show is 6 hours long, but the green part indicates that the majority of the 6 hours is missing.
This happens way too often, and I have yet to figure out anything that causes it...it appears to be completely random. It has happened on recordings from ABCHD, TNTHD, HDNet, ESPNHD, NBCHD, etc etc...so its not a problem with a particular channel or video format. It doesnt seem to coincide with if another HD channel is in the PIP either...is ANYONE having this problem too? TWC replaced my DVR once and obviously it has done no good. Thankfully if I miss a TV show, I know where to find those on the net, but with sports its not that easy...especially when youd prefer to watch in HD. Im happy with everything else about this box, but this just makes it very unreliable.