I am not sure what you mean when you replied;
"the x1 set top boxes have a setting for "autopad" that the cloud DVR does not use/implement."
Can you go into a little more detail?
when a recording is to be made the 'scheduler of recordings' server in the cloud tells the cloud DVR to record and the set top box to record. the set top box has a setting available to extend optionally the beginning or end of the program. the cloud DVR does not have that setting. when scheduling a one time or series recording you can optionally set that in the recording options. the autopad feature is a set top box only feature and it adds time per the autopad to whatever the scheduler tells the set top box to record. so the scheduler says record 60 minutes beginning at 8:00 pm on channel XX and the set top box can change that itself using autopad (when tuners are available and not all in use) to 62 minutes (example) with extra minute at both ends of the recording.
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