I just got the latest version of the PVR and it does have a manual timer
capability. The old style guide is gone with a new semi-transparent version
and the minimum number of minutes you can extended a recording goes from 2
to 5 could certainly cause a problem if two HD shows overlap while you are
watching a third. For those couple of minutes I guess you could watch the
SD version. Or not have them overlap at all.
Interesting observations though!
Post by Curious
I spoke to Aliant and they indicated that there is no way of changing
the start time for a scheduled series and you can only extend the finish
time. The only way you can adjust the start and finish time is to do a
manual schedule which has full timer flexibility but must be set each
week to record a series.
While I love the all-access PVR and the quality of the picture I think
other aspects of the software on the Magnavox as programmed by Aliant is
a big step back. Only one favourites guide, programming time
restrictions, channels in no logical order. Am I the only one that feels
So this PVR has no manual timer setting at all? If I go on vacation, I
can set my timer for a show that doesn't start for weeks if I know the
time and channel. You can't do that?
Pretty crappy PVR if it doesn't have such a simple function.
The other alternative is to record...oh wait...does Aliant TV have
timeshifting...ie show west coast programming later in the evening? Then
you just have to record the second instance of a show which has no
Post by Curious Post by Curious
Any one else having this problem. I love the whole house PVR concept but
why does the Motorola PVR start recording a scheduled program 1 - 2 mins
before the scheduled start time and run for a couple of minutes after
the scheduled finish. The effect of this is that if you are recording
two Hi-Def programs and want to record another on another channel in the
next hour it will not permit it as they conflict by 2 - 4 minutes due to
this timing problem and that you can only record 2 hi-def programs at a
If it's anything like the Express Vu PVR, it should give you the option
to change how long before and after you want it to record. One of my
PVRs had it default to a minute a before and a minute after. A newer PVR
defaulted to the precise time. I changed the default on the first and it
records right on the mark.
Play with the timer setting and you should find the option. (Or call
Bell and ask). Worst case, you should be able to manually edit any
timer, so after you set it, you can go in shift the time from 9:29 to
We must change the way we live
Or the climate will do it for us