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Recording MLB extra innings

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Recording MLB extra innings

I have ordered the MLB extra innings package every year it was offered. This year I was wavering thinking $90 was too much for a 60 game season that might not even finish.  But I was anxious to try recording a game on HD on the new dedicated channels 3001 +.  Sure enough, they are having a free preview, so I recorded the Arizona game. Here is my experience...Numerous times I got a message that there was something wrong with the playback and asked me to record it again. When I finally got it to play back, I saw it was a "cloud" recording.  I don't know about you, but I can't sit through a 3 and half hour recording without FF at least at 2x speed for a lot of it. On a regular DVR recording, 2x is very smooth and you can see everything going on.  On a "cloud' recording, it is herky jerky and unwatchable.  I tried to record a channel this morning (the schedule was on) and couldn't play it back at all- as I got "there is comething wrong with playback"  message repeatedly.  Comcast still has a lot of work to do with these new dedicated channels and needless to say, I won't be ordering the MLB package.

 

Edit:  I guess it makes sense now why I am making "cloud recordings" The voice command for going to channels 3001 and up doesn't work, so they are not the same "kind"  of dedicated channels as the lower ones.

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Re: Recording MLB extra innings

thank you for explaining this because yesterday i recorded the Yankees vs Nats game and when i came home from work the recording on my DVR has gone. vanished. as if i never recorded the game. 

today i tried to record the Yankees vs Phillies game but it has been postponed. the recording did begin and i noticed a cloud figure under the team names. i was able to forward at the usual DVR speeds but now i'm concerned if these games are disappearing once the recording ends or once the game is over? 

would be nice if someone, anybody from Comcast/Xfinity with knowledge can shed some light on the situation for a change. 

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Re: Recording MLB extra innings

Are you saying that at 2x speed it has a smooth playback for you?