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Sat, Aug 11, 2018 7:16 PM

Pausing a Live Program

I just switched from DirecTV to U-verseTV. On DirecTV, I could pause a live program to watch a recorded one, so I could go back to the live broadcast and fast forward through the ads. That doesn't appear possible with U-verseTV since as soon as I start to watch a recorded program, the live broadcast un-pauses.

 

Is there a way to stop this from happening?

Thanks

Alan

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ACE - Expert

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14.2K Messages

2 years ago

UVerse provides 4 individual STREAMS.  The receiver handles one stream at a time.  If you are not recording a stream, you will lose it. 

 

Someone smarter than I can probably explain it better but what you see happening is what you get.

**** I don't know what you want me to tell you. ****

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2 years ago

The live recording uses a 1-hour buffer.  You can pause but if you change the channel (which includes watching a recording) the buffer is "lost".  In uverse your best bet is just to hit the record button while watching that channel.  Then you can get back to it later.

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