For the past couple of weeks I've been getting various recording problems including, "Failed to record", "Partially recorded", very short recordings (a few seconds), just black screen recordings, and previously good recordings turning into just black screen.
I tried first a maintenance reset keeping recordings, but that didn't result in the previously good recordings becoming good again. and the recording problems continued, so I then did a maintenance reset deleting recordings, but the recording problems have still continued since.
I have also, as I had a spare one, changed the router (just in case) but that hasn't helped.
There's no other problems and I have a good signal, never any pixellation or drop outs.
Box arrived today, thanks, and I've decided to run both my existing one and the new one together for a while, before returning one ... and lo and behold, Channel 4 News (on 4, SD), one of the programmes I've regularly had problems with, "Failed to record" on both boxes this evening.
The recordings rely on a trigger from the broadcaster to signal the start of a program. If the same recording is failing on both boxes it could be related to this. Habe you tested setting any other recordings for other channels ?
Yes, many, and I've been reporting some of them in the thread I linked to in my topic post of this thread, to try and figure out if there's any commonality with other people.
It's not conclusive (either way) so far, with some cases of shared failed recordings and other cases of "worked for me".
What I am noticing, in that thread and it seems several other recent ones, is people reporting recording failures but it working ok on other boxes (Humax, Panasonic), and that, like for me, that's started fairly recently.
I don't know when my box picked up 72.48.81 / 3.6.138 but I'm beginning to suspect that there's a bug in that version (and maybe before) that only exhibits itself under certain conditions for some people.
My two boxes are set up identically, both in settings and record lists, at the moment. I'll leave them that way for a few days, and then try changing some things around on one, and report back if that reveals anything....
I have been experiencing exactly the same issues for around 4 weeks, my replacement box (arrived a week ago) is doing the same. I am line of sight to Dover transmitter and my Panasonic and Toshiba boxes both continue to work perfectly.
There has to be some new issue with these boxes, software update??
@novelty yes, I'd spotted your reports. Hi. 🙂
@OCE_Karl as I suspect that most posters, unlike Chris & I, don't read others' posts but just follow their own, would it be considered rude and/or against forum rules for me to contact those posters that appear to be having the same problems to invite them to all join in a single thread on the matter, to consolidate experiences and reports? (Assuming I can find the time and inclination...!)