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PVR scheduled recordings - 'next' date wrong! Anyone else with this problem?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by David, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. David

    David Guest

    I have used the PVR (Personal Video Recorder) with my ATI Radeon 9000 Pro on
    my Dell for several months with no problem. I regular record a TV show on
    Sunday morning at 9am, and it has worked fine for me...until now.

    I noticed for the last week or two that my show wasn't being recorded. I
    first thought this was due to me leaving Windows Media Player open (if it is
    open, the tuner will NOT start properly, and no recordings can happen).
    However tonight I discovered the reason why:

    -- the software says that the next record date is 11/04/2004!!

    That is what it says, even tho it is set to a weekly record (and my computer
    clock is accurate).

    I went in and played around with the weekly scheduled recording...even
    deleting the event and starting a new, but still the same problems. I would
    try different days of the week and would get different start times:
    9/04/2004, 10/04/2004, etc. (I did notice they all had todays date (4) as
    the next day, but anyway...)

    I even tried a One Time Record -- I set it to record on 4/11/2004 and it
    came back stating the next record date was 11/04/2004!

    The PVR scheduling software is obviously very buggy. Anyone else with this
    problem? I see Catalyst 4.3 is available...would that help me any? It's
    rather large for a dialup download. I don't recall what all that covers
    (just drivers??)

    Thank you,
    David, Apr 5, 2004
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    John Lewis Guest

    See the Release Notes for Cat 4.3

    John Lewis
    John Lewis, Apr 5, 2004
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    JAD Guest

    do you have any 'time sync' software running in the background?
    so your saying that:
    The system clock says, lets say 04/04/2004 10:00 am and when you set
    the next record time it changes to the same time everytime 11/04/2004?
    and the system clock is unchanged? When does the change take place?
    After closing the window and reopening? Is there a 'format' setting
    for the clock output.e.g. UK or AUSI are backwards of US
    Did daylight savings time mess you up?
    JAD, Apr 5, 2004
  4. David

    David Guest

    I do not know where to find the release notes for Catylst 4.3?
    David, Apr 8, 2004
  5. David

    David Guest

    sometimes, depending on the day selected, it will be 11/04/04, or 10/04/04
    or 9/04/04. One time it was 5/04/04. It changed based on my day
    selected...just strange.
    clock changed for DST

    Someone suggested seeing the release notes for Catalyst 4.3 (implying it was
    a known problem??), but I don't know where to find that. If I download
    Catalyst 4.4 maybe that will solve my problems....?

    David, Apr 8, 2004
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    David Guest

    I found the problem:

    The displayed date is in European format. That is, it's day/month/year
    instead of month/day/year. So, 11/04/2004 is actually April 11, 2004 (not
    Nov 4), which would be correct!

    Now as to WHY it wasn't recording, I can only presume I had left Windows
    Media Player open the night before and thus it didn't record. (If WMP is
    open and the last thing played on it was a video - mpg, avi, etc. - then the
    TV program can not start, and the program will not be recorded.)

    David, Apr 18, 2004
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