my pvr says that its recording, but it doesn't.
Try rebooting it, unplug the power for 30 seconds, then plug it back in.
Give it a few minutes to book back up, try playing a recorded show, will take about 60 minutes to get the current guide back, then try recording again
it plays recorded shows just fine. it won't record the new ones i want it to. and no its no full.
Did the reboot/reset help?
Totally correct on unplugging the box for 30-60 seconds then reconnecting it and testing after an hour will be your best start. If the box still shows that it is recording when you know it is not try watching an old recording you have or making a new recording and see if that stops the issue as well.
Sometimes the digital box will get a bit stuck and the light is probably just stuck turned on that would normally show it is recording. By unplugging the box for a short time then reconnecting it that should reset it and fix the issue right up.
Let us know if you still require assistance with this or if rebooting the PVR helped resolve the issue?
Yes it worked, but tell why I should have to do this?
Hiccup of some kind, needed a reboot, unless it happens often, I wouldn't worry about it...
Just like a computer, every now and then (but a lot less frequently) it needs a reboot.
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