On contour 2 dvr cannot play back all of a program that runs more than 8 hours
Have an Arris Contour 2 dvr. I am recording Wimbledon, which can run as much as 10 hours (or more if it goes long). My recording indicates 601 minutes, but at 8 hours exactly will stop playing back and kick me out to the tv. Have tried this several times and it is consistent, making me think that 8 hours is a limit for recording. In fact, Cox tech support reset my box from their end and suddenly the recording is 479 minutes instead. A tech has been out and verified that my signal is strong. Have talked to Cox support again and they agree that it is a limitation of the Arris box. I am posting this because I couldn't find any other report online, and only the 4th person I spoke with at Cox could verify the problem., so if anyone else has the issue at least they'll know they're not imagining it.