U

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Thu, Aug 11, 2022 4:41 AM

rewind doesn't go all the way to the beginning of the program

I am new to X1, so that I may be off the mark. Here is my question. 

Suppose a live program begins at 10:00 and ends at 11:00. I switched to that program at 10:04 and started watching at that time. When I try to rewind the program, it goes back only to 10:04. Is this by design? If the only rewind we can watch is up to the point you started, that feature is not useful

Am I missing something?

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Rustyben

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24.5K Messages

4 months ago

the recording starts when you press the record button and ends at the end time of the program in the guide. many programs are available to watch via on-demand the next day so you can see the beginning of the program.

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andyross

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4 months ago

With X1, whenever you change channels, the buffer is cleared. Only one tuner is dedicated to live, so it cannot buffer anything on another channel. The old legacy boxes had 2 tuners, and each had their own buffer. You could sort-of do what you want by using the SWAP button to switch between tuners, with one pre-set to the channel you want to watch a bit later.

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andyross

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4 months ago

Could also add that if you know you are going to be a bit late starting to watch a live program, you can set it to record, then start watching the recording. You can watch while it records.

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4 months ago

Thanks for your reply. Then, for the example above, I can't watch the segment between 10:00 and 10:04. I thought I could watch the beginning of the program as long as I went to that channel before the end (I thought DirecTV was that way). It's quite disappointing, but I guess I have to accept it.

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4 months ago

Thanks for your reply also. I tend to notice a particular program AFTER it started, so that X1 or "legacy boxes" don't help me out. Again, this was a feature of DirecTV (I am not 100% sure, since I don't watch TV that much).

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