03-05-2014 12:18 PM
Why does live buffer stop while i am watching a recorded show? For example if i select a 1/2 hr recorded comedy to watch while an hour long dram is buffering, when i come back to TV it starts at that point as if i just changed to that channel and no buffer is available.
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03-05-2014 1:10 PM
Because U-verse has limited streams available coming into the house, it doesn't decide to use one just-in-case you quit recording a show and want to rewind to the beginning of what you were tuned to before you started watching the recording.
You can always press the Record button before beginning to watch the already recorded show and it will save any buffered content as well as any continuing content up to the end of the current show.
03-05-2014 1:35 PM
In would understand that to be the reason if i was recording anything at all. But just this very minute with no recordings being made i swithched to a recorded show and back to live and the buffer is empty and starting fresh.
The only incoming stream would have been the live show i was watching because the recorded show is stored in my stb , correct?
03-05-2014 1:53 PM
03-05-2014 2:19 PM
aviewer - i dont think you understood my question. In both posts i attempted to describe the same problem.
Simply put--- When i am watching a live show and pause it, then start to view a recorded show, even if only for 1 minute, when i return to broadcaast tv from the recording, the buffer is lost and it starts fresh at the time i return.
If that is just the way Uverse works i can accept that.
The explanations i have received so far indicate that i am trying to view two live "streams' or two "live buffers" which is not what iwas describing.
Also i am not familiar with what you desribe as "auto loss" of the buffer. Can you explain please?
03-05-2014 2:45 PM
Bottom line....LIVE TV is only buffered as long as you do not leave that channel.
If you change over to watch a recording (or if the dog steps on the remote and changes the channel), then, yes, your LIVE TV buffer is lost. Been there, done that.
03-05-2014 2:46 PM
03-05-2014 3:26 PM
I wasnt doing anything fancy,like switching rooms.
This answers my question perfectly.----> When watching a live show, if you leave the channel, in any way, even for less than a second, the buffer goes away. That is the way it works
09-28-2015 10:51 AM
Bottom line...the lack of dual live bufferis an amazing display of incompetence in design.
I remember Directv being hounded by customers back in the 90's for not having it, until finally they did. It's a great convenience. You're watching one channel, flip to another for a while, then flip back to the first channel, and now you just back up a little to see what you missed.
Fabulous! Duh! Been enjoying that on Verizon Fios for years, but now live in Uverse "territory."
this omission is only equaled by the amazing lack of slow motion playback on Uverse, something I previously always had since my VCR in the 80's!
Cutting edge technology, not.
09-28-2015 10:59 AM
You can actually accomplish this by RECORDING the program that you are interested in. Then you can switch between that and other channels (or recordings) without losing any of it.
09-28-2015 12:36 PM
09-28-2015 12:57 PM
Yes, but I'm not interested in extra work-arounds that leave little recordings on my dvr that I have to go back and clean off later.
How about just doing it right, so that we catch up to the 90's?
How about just going back to DirectTV?
09-28-2015 1:00 PM
I always just press Erase when I'm done watching a recording. No little pieces sitting around the DVR.
Do you understand how U-verse uses a limited number of streams into your home. Do you also comprehend that it would have to use an additional stream to continue to buffer the channel you just switched off of, just in case you come back?
09-28-2015 1:03 PM
"Tis better to hit the RECORD button than to curse the lack of buffers."
09-28-2015 2:09 PM
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