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How to get DVR cable box a week or more in advance

by ssnsusbb / February 6, 2010 1:12 AM PST

My cable provider (Time Warner) supplied me with a cable box- DVR- its the Scientific Atlantic 8300 HDC. Its connected to a Sharp HD tv that has just one HDMI cable, via HDMI (and to a VCR by way of component cables.)

How can I set up the system so I can get the cable box to record an event which occurs past the events listed in the onscreen cable program guide (which generally covers less than a week) if I know the exact time and channel. With older cable boxes I could do this on my VCR. The quality wasn't as good but recording was possible.

This cable box was supposed to be an improvement.

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by givemeaname / February 6, 2010 6:00 AM PST
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It can be a problem
by Pepe7 / February 6, 2010 11:05 AM PST

If it's not something which repeats on a regular basis like a network sitcom, you would have to wait until it first shows up in the program guide. Of course that means 7 days prior, unfortunately ;(.

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"This cable box was supposed to be an improvement."
by ahtoi / February 6, 2010 5:13 PM PST

I think it's all on your point of view. To make off loading easy is not the company's thing (is my guess).

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