Several days ahead of time I selected a movie on Saturday night to record on my DVR (a Scientific Atlanta from Time Warner Cable, not a TiVo).
On Saturday I was checking through the program guide and I saw that the recording indicator wasn’t showing up on my movie. So I hit record again. This time the little “Rec” indicator was present.
Sunday I looked at the recorded programs. I had two copies of the movie.
The little question is why the movie wasn’t showing up as something to record even though it was entered properly into the system.
The big question is how the hard drive managed to record one signal on one channel twice separately.
While I’m at it, I might as well ask if there is any way to “bookmark” a recording. Say I record a two-hour program and then watch only one hour of it. The next time I want to watch I have to fast-forward through the whole first hour, which takes almost as long as watching it. Is there a way to get directly to the halfway point?