Did yet another factory reset - keep recordings yesterday morning. Set up to record Hootenanny last night and it looks to have recorded the whole programme OK. Trouble is it shows it as "watched" and will not replay from the start or from anywhere so that's another bit of space wasted on the hard drive. I'm going to have to record anything I really want on my Freesat box as well just in case the youview one doesn't work, which seems more and more likely at the moment.
The last recorded incident of this fault was reported three days ago. The main thread on the Youview forum for this issue went quiet at the same time.
Is it possible that the problem has temporarily resolved itself? Or are people just getting fed up with reporting it?
I say temporarily as I do not believe it has been fixed, it appeared to resolve itself for me over a month ago and then came back in mid December.
Hi, recording seems to have settled down a bit. I only had one failed recording over Xmas but I still get occasions where a playback ends early and then plays to the end when restarted. This happens on recordings made before October (when the whole thing went pear shaped the first time) so suggests it isnt the recording itself thats the problem but something in the software. I have noticed my youview box is sometimes a bit over over-enthuiastic with scheduled recordings and includes all the '+1' channels as well so I get multiple recordings of the same program. Live Pause and Rewind are patchy - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt.
The bad news is that the On Demand services have become almost unusable (iPlayer and Netflix). Programs buffer constantly and the box has frozen completly a couple of times over the last few days. I can use both services thru other devices so I know it's not a problem with my router or broadband connection.
All in all - it's not as bad as it was but I'm still very wary and double check every recording.
Not sure what a dry joint is, but I'm guessing that this would impede the aerial signal somehow?
The reason I ask is that I wonder if this problem isn't *just* a simple software fault (otherwise it would affect everyone, surely?). Perhaps poor / interrupted signals are triggering something in the software which is resulting in terminated recordings.
I realise I'm about to jinx myself... but I've never had this recording problem, on either the old or new box (recently upgraded). I do have a very good TV reception, though - strong enough to run the upstairs telly off an indoor aerial with no problems.
I would be very surprised if the software stopped recording a program that is scheduled for at least 30 minutes because of a short break in broadcast signal. I did in fact disconnect and reconnect the aerial during a test recording to see what effect it had and the box continued recording. The signal strength dropped to zero so it was not picking up any signal.
The reason why I raised the possibility of not knowing the status of the problem was that my experience occurred on two separate occasions separated by several weeks and only affected recordings for a few days.
On both occasion I did nothing to the youview box, the aerial connection or the broadband connection except restarting the broadband and youview box and re-plugging all of the cables.
These actions did not immediately rectify the problem, subsequent recordings failed before the problem was resolved.