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Extend DVR Recording Time without setting up series?
dsabjp
Newbie

I need the ability to extend recording time for selected recordings without setting up a series.  For example, I often select one football game to record.  Since they often last longer than the scheduled length, I need to extend the recording by 30 -  60 minutes to insure I get the whole game.  The problem I find is that I cannot extend the recording without setting up a series.  If I setup a series it is easy to fill up the DVR and loose the selected, desired football game and keep the last one or two games that have been broadcast.  Is there a way to do what I want?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Dean 

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Re: Extend DVR Recording Time without setting up series?
Justin46
Legend

The only way I know of is to create a Manual Recording rather than recording a "program" from the Guide.

DVR ==> Create Recording ==> Manual Recording ==> enter the channel, start date, start time, end time, and recurring option (probably Never based on your wanting only one recording)

The recording can be for up to 6 hours.

Maybe there is another way, if so hopefully someone will chime in.

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Justin
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416, IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
Keller, TX 76248

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Re: Extend DVR Recording Time without setting up series?
BrianMcD
Specialist

Once you set up the recording pull up the scheduled recording and you can modify the start and end times.  I believe that you can start up to 15 minutes early and end up to 2 hours late.

I do this all the time for sporting events and for programs that I schedule to record that are on after sporting events that may run late and throw the whole schedule off.

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Re: Extend DVR Recording Time without setting up series?
DentonRealtor
Enthusiast

I think the key statement here was "Without Setting Up A Series" if you try to extend the recording it actually creates a series.  To my knowledge the way Justin described it is the only way.

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Re: Extend DVR Recording Time without setting up series?
BrianMcD
Specialist

@DentonRealtor wrote:

I think the key statement here was "Without Setting Up A Series" if you try to extend the recording it actually creates a series.  To my knowledge the way Justin described it is the only way.


I disagree.  I extend Individual Sports Records all the time and NEVER create a Series Recording.  I also manually extend the Sunday Recording for a 7 days series in case sports programming has thrown things out of wack.

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Re: Extend DVR Recording Time without setting up series?
Justin46
Legend

@BrianMcD wrote:

I disagree.  I extend Individual Sports Records all the time and NEVER create a Series Recording.  I also manually extend the Sunday Recording for a 7 days series in case sports programming has thrown things out of wack.


Well, I just went in and did what Brian said would work, and it certainly seems to. I just went to tomorrow in the Guide, selected a baseball game to record, exited the Guide, hit the DVR button and went to View Schedule, selected the ball game, and sure enough I could extent the time up to 120 minutes. No series involved. Only downside is the multiple steps.

So thanks Brian, that is certainly easier than the procedure I described (but at least mine does work too Smiley Very Happy )

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Justin
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416, IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
Keller, TX 76248

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