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Posted May 23, 2014
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More problems with HD recording

So far, I've done six or so HD recordings.  Two were only a little glitchy, but watchable.  Two were seriously glitchy, but did calm down enough to make sense.  Two were totally useless.  These were done during prime time when there was 2 hdtvs and 1 sdtv on.  Only one recording was done at a time.  The good ones were done between 8a and noon.

 

I am extremely disappointed in how this is working.  My dvr is attached to an sdtv.  In that same room, there is also a wireless router and a wireless sensor controller.  Both of these units are always on, so I'm not sure how they could be causing intermittant problems.  The best recordings were done when no tvs were on.  My internet speed tested on an ethernet desktop using speedtest, has been fairly consistant at 20m.

 

I'm on the verge of chucking uverse and going with somethings else if can't get this recording business straightened out.

 

Z.

So far, I've done six or so HD recordings.  Two were only a little glitchy, but watchable.  Two were seriously glitchy, but did calm down enough to make sense.  Two were totally useless.  These were done during prime time when there was 2 hdtvs and 1 sdtv on.  Only one recording was done at a time.  The good ones were done between 8a and noon.

 

I am extremely disappointed in how this is working.  My dvr is attached to an sdtv.  In that same room, there is also a wireless router and a wireless sensor controller.  Both of these units are always on, so I'm not sure how they could be causing intermittant problems.  The best recordings were done when no tvs were on.  My internet speed tested on an ethernet desktop using speedtest, has been fairly consistant at 20m.

 

I'm on the verge of chucking uverse and going with somethings else if can't get this recording business straightened out.

 

Z.

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ljtanner1949 - Are you saying you have TV & non-TV on a router on a leg from the RG? This layout can cause flooding of the router. It is best if a leg back to the RG contains only TV or non-TV. If you need more legs, you can add a router or switch on each leg, but keep the services on separate legs.
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I know you have stated on 32M profile, do you know your max sync rate?
The 32M profile ideally should have 40M or more as max sync to allow 20%+ for overhead... my immediate thought is you do not have enough overhead when service is being used. Which RG? If 3800 or 3801 try download uvrealtime.com and posting screen shots or access the RG at 192.168.1.254 for posting stats.

The other side of course is the DVR, which model, how connected?
Could try performing a factory reset of DVR, which erases all recordings, reformats hard drive, and downloads most recent software.

Your comments do not sound like a DVR issue, but the factory reset may help.

FR factory reset, wipes out hard drive if DVR... Factory reset for boxes...depress power, ok, down arrow 10~15 seconds, release power continue to hold ok, down till front panel lights flash three times..release buttons...single gear two gears, will auto reboot come back in 15 minutes see if can record, pause playback...NOTE on DVR this will reformat HD loss all recordings.
I know you have stated on 32M profile, do you know your max sync rate?
The 32M profile ideally should have 40M or more as max sync to allow 20%+ for overhead... my immediate thought is you do not have enough overhead when service is being used. Which RG? If 3800 or 3801 try download uvrealtime.com and posting screen shots or access the RG at 192.168.1.254 for posting stats.

The other side of course is the DVR, which model, how connected?
Could try performing a factory reset of DVR, which erases all recordings, reformats hard drive, and downloads most recent software.

Your comments do not sound like a DVR issue, but the factory reset may help.

FR factory reset, wipes out hard drive if DVR... Factory reset for boxes...depress power, ok, down arrow 10~15 seconds, release power continue to hold ok, down till front panel lights flash three times..release buttons...single gear two gears, will auto reboot come back in 15 minutes see if can record, pause playback...NOTE on DVR this will reformat HD loss all recordings.
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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The RG is a NGV589, the DVR is an ISB7500.  I'm not crazy about the factory reset.  I'll lose all my recordings (not the end of the world), but I assume I'll also lose my series?

 

Where do I find my max sync rate?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Z.

The RG is a NGV589, the DVR is an ISB7500.  I'm not crazy about the factory reset.  I'll lose all my recordings (not the end of the world), but I assume I'll also lose my series?

 

Where do I find my max sync rate?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Z.

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I failed to mention a coupla more bits of hardware.  When the techs rewired everything, they had to put in a switch between the input from the RG and the dvr.  That switch also feeds the two other wired tvs ( 1 hd, 1 sd).  I also have a roku xs that is under my new hdtv and far away from the dvr.

 

The other wireless router is not on this line from the RG.  There is a second line from the RG that goes to a computer, so I tucked the router between the RG and the computer.

 

I don't know if any of this makes a difference, but I would like to give you a complete picture of what is happening here.

 

Thanks again for your advice.

 

Z.

I failed to mention a coupla more bits of hardware.  When the techs rewired everything, they had to put in a switch between the input from the RG and the dvr.  That switch also feeds the two other wired tvs ( 1 hd, 1 sd).  I also have a roku xs that is under my new hdtv and far away from the dvr.

 

The other wireless router is not on this line from the RG.  There is a second line from the RG that goes to a computer, so I tucked the router between the RG and the computer.

 

I don't know if any of this makes a difference, but I would like to give you a complete picture of what is happening here.

 

Thanks again for your advice.

 

Z.

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ljtanner1949 - Are you saying you have TV & non-TV on a router on a leg from the RG? This layout can cause flooding of the router. It is best if a leg back to the RG contains only TV or non-TV. If you need more legs, you can add a router or switch on each leg, but keep the services on separate legs.
ljtanner1949 - Are you saying you have TV & non-TV on a router on a leg from the RG? This layout can cause flooding of the router. It is best if a leg back to the RG contains only TV or non-TV. If you need more legs, you can add a router or switch on each leg, but keep the services on separate legs.
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The Roku is not on the switch correct?

FACTORY RESET DVR will not lose series (future) recording information, only the current physical recordings.
The Roku is not on the switch correct?

FACTORY RESET DVR will not lose series (future) recording information, only the current physical recordings.
*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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The roku is wireless on the rg network.

The roku is wireless on the rg network.

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I did as aviewer suggested and separated services from tv and now all is well.  Thanks so much.  As a test, I did two hd recording last night and they both were fine.  Woohoo.

 

Now, my problem is that I would like to combine my two wireless networks into one.  I understand that I give the two routers the same name, turn off dhcp on the secondary router and change the start ip address on the primary to not assign the same address as the secondary router.

 

Is that correct?  is there more?

 

Thanks again,

Z.

I did as aviewer suggested and separated services from tv and now all is well.  Thanks so much.  As a test, I did two hd recording last night and they both were fine.  Woohoo.

 

Now, my problem is that I would like to combine my two wireless networks into one.  I understand that I give the two routers the same name, turn off dhcp on the secondary router and change the start ip address on the primary to not assign the same address as the secondary router.

 

Is that correct?  is there more?

 

Thanks again,

Z.

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