Non-standard length programs don't fully record

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Non-standard length programs don't fully record

We set up a season pass for Fargo, but the episodes are not recorded fully (HR34, if that makes a difference), despite the fact that their length (1:13, for example) is listed. I'm manually adding time for each episode, but that seems unnecessary. Shouldn't DIRECTV know how long the program is and schedule itself accordingly? Or is there a setting that I've overlooked? (Apologies if this has been covered; my search didn't turn anything up.)

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Thanks for the link; that explains a lot. We had the same problem with Justified; I just hadn't made the FX connection.

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We had the same problem so went to the Fargo On Demand website and downloaded the episode and added 15 minutes to the scheduled recording.  The part you missed is significant so I'd urge you to get the full version.  I also went to the series setup for Fargo and added 15 minutes to the run time for future recordings.  Note that "The Roster Prince" episode has been taken off the On Demand but is being rebroadcast on channel 248 on May 3rd at 11:36 PM.  Remember to add at least 15 minutes to the record length.

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In reading this link it seems it works on some DVRs and not others.  So it's not an FX thing.

I've been recording Fargo but had no idea it was suffering the same issue as Justified.  That's very upsetting.

Has anyone discovered a true solution or workaround for this?  Unfortunately the forum has this question as 'assumed answered'.  Would be happy to hear from more people on this!

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The "true solution" is to get FX to provide the proper guide data so the DVR knows how long to record.  While waiting for that to happen, add 15 minutes to the scheduled record time.  Takes a few seconds at most.

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That's confusing because people are reporting that their other DTV DVR models are recording them correctly.

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I had to add thirty minutes, at least for the last episode. I had set it to fifteen minutes after last week, but that wasn't enough. Interestingly, the show reports itself as being 1:13, but that, clearly, is incorrect.

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