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pausing a program on tv

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pausing a program on tv

How long can a pause a program on tv? When I pause a movie I'm watching and come back half an hour later, the movie is gone and whatever is on the channel at the time is playing.

 

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Re: pausing a program on tv

If you are watching OnDemand, it will usually cancel it after a few minutes.

 

For a DVR, it depends on the channel and it's datarate, and even what type of DVR you have (X1 or non-X1). For non-X1, the buffer can be as little as 15 minutes for full-bandwidth MPEG2 (very rare now), to nearly 2 hours for the more common, hyper-compressed MPEG4 channels. When your pause hits the 'end' of the buffer, it will unpause and start playing.