COMCAST DVR FAILURES

1)RESETS AFTER "EMERGENCY BROADCAST SIGNALS", STOPS CURRENT PLAYBACK,REVERTS TO LAST CHANNEL VIEWED

2)CENTER SCREEN IMAGE OF STATUS,E.G."RECORDING HAS STARTED,RECORDING HAS FINISHED"

3) "A RECORDING IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON ANOTHER CHANNEL"
===NOTE===
THIS DISPLAY OFFERS 2 CHOICES,
A)CHANGE THE CHANNEL WHEN RECORDING BEGINS
B)DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL,CANCEL RECORDING
===DOES NOT OFFER===
"DON'T CHANGE THE CHANNEL,CONTINUE RECORDING"
===EVEN IF I SELECT"B",IT CHANGES THE CHANNEL AND RECORDS===
WHEN THIS HAPPENS,I HAVE TO HIT "LAST" TO GET BACK TO WHAT I WAS WATCHING
AFTER YEARS AND A COST OF $18 MO. FOR THIS SERVICE,THEY HAVEN'T GOT IT RIGHT, YET !
THEIR DVR IS A CONVERTED BOX WITH NO "HARD DRIVE"
I THOUGHT I WAS LEASING A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER",NOT SO.
IT'S MORE LIKE A "DIGITAL SIGNAL REVIEWER"

SO TIRED OF THESE PROBLEMS, I QUIT LISTING AND NOW ONLY USE 1 DVR AND REMOVED ALL OTHER BOXES AND ADDED NETFLIX TO 3 MORE DEVICES AND USE THE INTERNET TO GET EXACTLY WHAT I WANT
P.S. 2 NEIGHBORS DROPPED COMCAST AND WENT TO "DISH" & "DIRECT", BOTH HAVE BETTER PICTURES, BETTER DVR's, NO FAILURES, THE SAME CHANNELS AND PAY 1/3 OF WHAT I PAY
AS SOON AS I CLEAR AND/OR ORDER THE MOVIES FROM MY DVR I AM GOING TO WASH MY HANDS FROM THE PRICE,PROBLEMS AND DURESS OF COMCAST
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1.
The Hasty Heart (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
It's 1945, Burma, the day the war is over! For many this means they've survived and will be going home... (102 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ REDO REDO,"EBS"DAY 21 ” - plpsmovies
 
2.
East of Eden (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. (115 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ REDO,REDO OR ORDER DVD,DVR FAILURE-BLUE DELETE BLOCK,THEN RAN INTO CURRENT MOVIE ” - plpsmovies
 
3.
The Four Seasons (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life... (107 mins.)
Director: Alan Alda
“ ENC-LOVE FROM DVR WITH LATE START ” - plpsmovies
 
4.
Leviathan (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An American deep-sea mining colony stumbles upon a sunken Soviet vessel hiding a horrific secret. (98 mins.)
“ ENC-HD{LB} FROM DVR,DVR FAILURE ===IMAGE DISAPPEARED FOR FIVE MINUTES=== TOWARD END OF 81:14 - 84:55 ” - plpsmovies
 
5.
Caddyshack II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park. (98 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ DVR FAILURE,STARTED-10 MINS IN CHANGED CHANNELS TO PALLADIA EVEN THOUGH GREEN WINDOW WAS NOT PROMPTED TO CHANGE OR STOP RECORDING ” - plpsmovies
 
6.
The Jackpot (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers... (85 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ 3RD ATTEMPT RAN 1.5 MINS OVER BECAUSE OF DVR===THIS ONE WENT DOWN BECAUSE OF EBS,NEW COPY,6/29/11===REDO,REDO---FMC,5/28/11,JAMES STEWART---30 SECS SHORT ” - plpsmovies
 
7.
Funny About Love (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
When Duffy Bergman, a New York cartoonist, meets Meg Lloyd, a gourmet chef, he discovers the love of his life and they marry... (101 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
“ FLIX,6/1/11,GENE WILDER===1ST ATTEMPT FOILED BY DVR CHANGING STATIONS ” - plpsmovies
 
8.
Night Nurse (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children. (72 mins.)
“ DVR ONLY RECORDED 59 MINS ” - plpsmovies
 
9.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two brother, rival correspondents, find themselves fighting their conservative editor over stories and each other of over the affections of a pretty blonde journalist. (108 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
“ DVR FAILURE,SHORT 1 MIN,TCM,6/24/11,CLARK GABLE,LANA TURNER ” - plpsmovies
 
10.
Torch Song (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual... (90 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ TCM,6/27/11,COLOR,WS,JOAN CRAWFORD===CLASSIC DVR FAILURE WITH "CUTTING PROGRAM SHORT" AND "RUNTIME ON PLAYBACK SLOWER THAN POSTED" ” - plpsmovies
 
11.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover. (115 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
“ TCM SILENT SUNDAY,6/26/11,LILIAN GISH===DVR CUT BOB SHORT AT END BUT WAS COMPLETE=== ” - plpsmovies
 
12.
Elmer Gantry (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause. (146 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ TCM,6/28/11,A CLASSIC===BUT DVR SHOWED 150 MINS AND PLAYED 148:45,CUTTING BOB'S CLOSING AND OF COURSE NO WAY TO RETRIEVE WHAT WAS SAID,===EVERY DAY ANOTHER DVR PROBLEM=== ” - plpsmovies
 
13.
The Jackpot (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers... (85 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ 3RD ATTEMPT RAN 1.5 MINS OVER BECAUSE OF DVR===THIS ONE WENT DOWN BECAUSE OF EBS,NEW COPY,6/29/11===REDO,REDO---FMC,5/28/11,JAMES STEWART---30 SECS SHORT ” - plpsmovies
 
14.
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors 40 years into the future. (102 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
“ ENC-HD,6/29/11,DVR SHOWED 102 MINS BUT FROZE AT 101:21,AND RUNTIME FOR MOVIE WAS 101 NOT 102,BACK TO BABYSITTING OR JUST NETFLIX ” - plpsmovies
 
15.
If Winter Comes (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre... (97 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
“ KERR B-DAY,TCM-HD,THIS RUN WOULD NOT DECRYPT!!,NEW ATTEMPT 7/6/11 DVR FAILURE,SHOWS TITLE NO IMAGE,NO FAST FORWARD-NOTHING!!=== ABSOLUTELY NO IMAGE AT ALL,YET DELETING IT REGAINED A % OF SPACE ” - plpsmovies
 
16.
Straight Is the Way (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(59 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane
“ TCM,7/11/11 SAME DISC WITH "JOURNAL OF A CRIME"===DAMN DVR CUT MOVIE SHORT 1 MIN ” - plpsmovies
 
17.
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life. (106 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ TCM,7/24/11,COLOR[WS],JOAN COLLINS,JACK HAWKINS,DAMN DVR SHOWS AT WHERE IT FAILS TO SHOW COMPLETE PROGRAM ” - plpsmovies
 
18.
Buddy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son. (84 mins.)
“ ENC-HD,7/26/11,RENE RUSSO,ALAN CUMMING,ROBBIE COLTRANE===1ST COPY DVR INFO SCREEN ” - plpsmovies
 
19.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard Lionheart battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Saladin. (109 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ TCM,7/26/11,REX HARRISON,VIRGINIA MAYO,LAURANCE HARVEY==DVR FAILURE DID NOT COPY ENTIRE PROGRAM ” - plpsmovies
 
20.
Into the Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (115 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ ENC-HD,8/1/11,MICHELLE PFEIFFER,JEFF GOLDBLUM,COMEDY=DVR CUT CREDITS SHORT ” - plpsmovies
 
21.
Ship of Fools (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
1933: An ocean liner belonging to a second-rate German company is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz... (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ DVR FAILURE,TCM,7/19/11,DVR QUIT AT 128:36 MINS, MOVIE WAS 150 MINS AND AS USUAL IT SWITCHED TO WHAT WAS CURRENTLY PLAYING  ” - plpsmovies
 
22.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
“ ,8/19/11,DEBBIE REYNOLDS,LESLIE NEILSEN,DVR SHOWED 90 MINS BUT STOPPED AT 88 MINS” ” - plpsmovies
 
23.
The Singing Nun (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican... (97 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
24.
Barenaked Ladies: Talk to the Hand - Live in Michigan (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stand up and speak to the hand! Canada's favorite sons, Barenaked Ladies, cross the border. (71 mins.)
Director: Milton Lage
“ ===DVR SHOWED 39 MINS BUT ONLY PLAYED 19 MINS=== ” - plpsmovies
 
25.
White Fang (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. (107 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ 9/8/11,HALF WAY SIGNAL FREEZE ON A SD CHANNEL![FLIX] ” - plpsmovies
 
26.
A New Leaf (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her. (102 mins.)
Director: Elaine May
“ RECORDING UP TO 26 MINS THEN FULL SCREEN MESSAGE,
"WE ARE GOING TO RUIN YOUR EFFORT AND CHANGE YOUR STATION" ” - plpsmovies
 
27.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. (81 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ "EAS" 1ST ATTEMPT,SUCCESS ON 2ND ATTEMPT ” - plpsmovies
 
28.
The Babe (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him. (115 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ FULL SCREEN CHANNEL CHANGE ALERT !!!!!!!
DAMN YOU ~~~~~~ ” - plpsmovies
 
29.
The Towering Inferno (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. (165 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
“ "EAS" SIGNAL,2 PARTS ” - plpsmovies
 
30.
Arabesque (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics. (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
31.
Moonstruck (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ FULL SCREEN "CHANNEL IS ABOUT TO CHANGE TO RECORD A NEW PROGRAM"
I KNOW,DAMN IT---QUIT TELLING ME WHAT I ALREADY KNOW AND INTERRUPTING MY VIEWING !!!!!!! ” - plpsmovies
 
32.
Paris, Texas (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ 2 PARTS,"EAS" SIGNAL ” - plpsmovies
 
33.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ 12/10/11,ENC-HD----AT 1:38:46,EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM,RAN FOR 55 SECS AND THEN A WHOLE NEW PROBLEM-NOT 1 BUT 2 DIFFERENT CHANNELS SHIFTED TO END UP ON AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PROGRAM---ALL THIS AT 5:40 PM--WHAT THE HELL
THIS SO CALLED MONTHLY TEST RUNS RANDOMLY 5-7 TIMES IN A WEEK
THIS IS WHY I AVOIDED 12 AM>3AM PROGRAM RECORDINGS
1 DVR RETURNED-I AM TIRED OF REVIEWING A PROGRAM WITH 2 PARTS AND A MESSAGE"THIS PROGRAM WAS INTERRUPTED AND SOME[?] OF IT MAY HAVE BEEN LOST!
SO UP GOES THE NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION,DOWN GOES COMCAST AND SINCE 2 NEIGHBORS HAVE SWITCHED TO SATELLITE, I TOO WILL BE AS SOON AS THE TREE GETS TRIMMED !!!!!!!!! ” - plpsmovies
 
34.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ 12/10/11,"EAS" INTERRUPTED RECORDING,SOOOOOOO !
I WASN'T ABLE TO START AT THE BEGINNING
AND WHY CAN'T I RUN BACK ON HD CHANNELS TO THE BEGINNING OF A PROGRAM,IF I AM 15 + MINS INTO IT,BUT ON SD I CAN GO BACK 40 + MINS ??????
AND WHY,WHEN I PUSH LIVE,IT LAGS MINS BEHIND THE ACTUAL RUNTIME[TESTED WITH CABLE BOX & DVR SIDE BY SIDE] ?????? ” - plpsmovies
 
35.
Kill Me Later (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother... (89 mins.)
Director: Dana Lustig
 
36.
Experiment in Terror (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank. (123 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ COULD NOT DVR BECAUSE THIS LISTING WAS NOT ON COMCASTS SCHEDULE, WHAT SHOWED WAS "SEEING EL SALVADOR" , THEN IT WENT INTO "TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES"=[OTHER]
WORST OF ALL, NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH NETFLIX ” - plpsmovies
 
37.
Bolt (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. (96 mins.)
“ 8/23 EAS SIGNAL INTERRUPT STOPPED RECODING ” - plpsmovies
 
38.
Undercover Blues (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A wise-cracking husband and wife team of ex-Spies arrive in New Orleans on maternity leave with their baby girl... (90 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ ENC-HD,7/26/11,THIS COPY SHOWS COMCAST SIGNAL AT BEGINNING ” - plpsmovies
 
39.
How I Won the War (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An inept British WWII commander leads his troops to a series of misadventures in North Africa and Europe. (109 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ KCTS-HD,8/5/11,COMCAST SIGNAL PROBLEMS ” - plpsmovies
 
40.
Chasers (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch: he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA... (102 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ ENC-HD,9/10/11,SIGNAL PROBLEMS 107:08,GREEN BLOCK TOWARDS END ” - plpsmovies
 
41.
Third Eye Blind: Ten Years Down (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
(86 mins.)
Director: Hank Lena
 
42.
Tightrope (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women... (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Tuggle
“ HALFWAY,GREEN BLOCK[FULL SCREEN]"A RECORDING IS ABOUT"---"NO OPTION TO CONTINUE RECORDING,BOTH PROGRAMS,DON'T CHANGE CHANNEL"
---I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE CHANGE AND MOVE BACK TO PROGRAM I WAS WATCHING---- ” - plpsmovies
 
43.
Live from the Artists Den (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Corinne Bailey Rae (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
44.
Futureworld (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, a reporter is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
 
45.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton