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CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

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CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

Last couple weekends I've DVR some CNN news programs. When I try to fast forward past commercials, it ends up jumping uncontrollably ahead of where I want to be. I've recorded other non-CNN stuff in the interim with no playback issues. Anyone else seeing this? Can a station emmbed smething in the broadcast to cause this?

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Re: CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

I have seen this on other Tuner networks since the MPEG4 upgrade. Also on BBC America. I usually don't use FF and REW, but the 30-sec skip and 15-sec review. 30-sec skip usually works, but sometimes 15-sec review will only back up to a particular point and I have to REW a bit to back up further, but sometimes it also jumps quite a bit back instead. Sometimes, I have found waiting a second or so after each press of 30-sec skip (wait for the video to unpause) can help. That probably wouldn't help FF.

 

This is on a DCX-3400M box (non-X1).

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Re: CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

Thanks. I have the same cable box. I have an older silver controller and a new black one issued with the box but neither seems to have a skip or review button, or I do not know how to invoke this.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

On the silver remote, there should be a reverse curly arrow for the 15-sec review. For the newer black one, you can change a setting on the cable box (MENU/MENU/Setup/Remote Key Setup). You can change what the A/B/C/D keys do. Leave B and C as Day-/Day+. I set A to "Replay".

For the 30-second skip, I don't think it can be added to the newer black remotes as they do not seem to allow for key remapping. For the older silver remote, you can add the code:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_use_a_Motorola_DVR/Programming_the_Remote#Add_30-Second_Skip

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Re: CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

I've been seeing the same problem for a few weeks. I, too, have the Moto 3400 box, and it's way beyond frustrating to try to watch a recorded CNN show (BTW, same behavior navigating the buffer.)  And why does this behavior appear only on a small subset of channels? Hello, Comcast, are you listening?

 

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Re: CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

Problem does not occur on SD CNN channel.  I can live without CNN in HD for now.

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Re: CNN DVR'd programs can't be fast forward....they skip large chunks

Andyross...

Indeed, Turner networks.  Same issue with TBS HD when I tried to record and playback a ball game.