Jan 12 2023
What causes DVR not recording?
If your CCTV camera is working fine but the DVR is not recording anything, common culprits include misconfiguration, lack of storage space, and failing DVR components.
What to do when your Spectrum DVR won’t record a series
When a Spectrum DVR won’t record a series, it can be incredibly frustrating. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.
Check your hard drive space
The first thing to check is the hard drive space. Do this by bringing up the DVR menu and looking for the storage indicator which will tell you how much storage is remaining. If it’s low, you may need to delete some recordings to free up space.
Check the series recording rules
You should also verify that the series recording rules are set properly. For example, if you want the series to record new episodes only, make sure that’s the selected option. You can also choose to record first-run episodes only, repeat episodes only, or all episodes.
Troubleshoot the issue with Spectrum
If steps one and two don’t solve the issue, you may need to reach out to your local Spectrum branch. It’s possible that the issue is a technical one that requires further investigation.
A few other things you can do to prevent issues with series recording include:
- Update the DVR software – Make sure you update the DVR software regularly for the best experience.
- Verify the series – Before attempting to record a series, make sure that the series is still running and airing new episodes.
- Clear the cache memory – Clearing the cache memory on your DVR can help free up any memory that’s been taken up over time.
Recording series is a great way to make sure that you never miss an episode. But if your Spectrum DVR won’t record a series, following the steps outlined above can help you troubleshoot the issue.