I agree with Optimist. The current default safety nets are just about useless. Until we get a far more stable and reliable EPG, the setting of 3 minutes and 10 minutes do not get you anywhere. Every decoder I work on, I set the defaults to 10 minutes both sides and then inform the owner of the decoder that he will now have to manage what he keeps better.
Event tracking? Gave up on that facility years ago. I actively manage my recordings and sort out my own conflicts as and when they occur. I just cannot "see" the logic behind the default conflict resolution rules. ( Note I am not talking about the Explora here, as I have no experience with its rules).
Last night is a case in point. One SABC 3 (yes I know MC has no control over the SABC EPG, but it illustrates what happens with poor EPG management).
I have a TBR set on TWO decoders for the same program starting at midnight ( why two? Because one cannot rely on even the recordings working properly on either of the two decoders, what with the number of inexplicable random reboots we get), each side. Even that was not enough to cater for the broadcast time slippage and the program still ended up missing the end of the show ...... The set times are 23:40 to 00:20. The total slippage was 30 minutes which means we ended up with 10 minutes of the end not recorded.
And yes I am probably also a sample of one.
The only answer to this debate long term is:
Get the EPG right and stable. Then you can set the safety nets as tight as you want them to be.
Easyview, UEC 4T HD PVR, SD PVR, XV
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2), PACE HD PVR 4T, DSD 660, 1110, 1131, Explora
2 unmentionable FTA decoders
Win 10 Pro (64-bit) build 1607, version 14393.351
1.2m antenna, 8-way universal LNB, 2x6 MS, FSM permanently connected.
Last edited by Geoff D; 2017-03-16 at 18:22.