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X1 DVR buffer not emptying

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X1 DVR buffer not emptying

Normally the buffer on the DVR will only keep about the last 60 minutes of programming as long you don't change the channel. A few times including today I have seen something strange. When I first checked the buffer this morning the start time was 6:26am. It is now 6:24pm but the buffer start has not changed. In other words the buffer now has amost 12 hours of programming in it. Can anyone explain this strange behavior?

 

BTW, I have not recorded anything on this channels since yesterday. The whole buffer bar is blue.

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Re: X1 DVR buffer not emptying


@MisterEd51 wrote:

Normally the buffer on the DVR will only keep about the last 60 minutes of programming as long you don't change the channel. A few times including today I have seen something strange. When I first checked the buffer this morning the start time was 6:26am. It is now 6:24pm but the buffer start has not changed. In other words the buffer now has amost 12 hours of programming in it. Can anyone explain this strange behavior?

 

BTW, I have not recorded anything on this channels since yesterday. The whole buffer bar is blue.


did you try to rewind into the buffer more than 60 minutes?



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Re: X1 DVR buffer not emptying

Yes. I checked again when I woke about at 2:20am on Saturday. I rewound the buffer to the beginning. The buffer still started at 6:26am from Friday morning. That means the buffer had around 20 hours in it.

 

At 6:26 what was shown was a live show that normally runs from 5am until 8am. I stepped through an hour at a time and could watch any show that aired that day on that channel. In other words the buffer contains all 20 hours of the shows that aired that day between 6:26am on Friday and 2:20am on Saturday.

 

The buffer might have kept on filling up but the daily update and restart of the DVR stopped that. The update happens between 2am and 4am. When I got up this morning the DVR buffer was back to normal with only the last 60 minutes in it.