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Forget DLB ... Who wants SLBPP while playing back a recording?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Drew2k, Oct 7, 2007.

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  1. rebaztec

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    What is so WRONG with DLB? I'm not getting it. It's just an amazing feature that allows you to "watch" two things at once. And with the recorded feature/pause, you could actually keep up with three things at once...I don't know about you, as soon as a commercial pops up, I'm surfing or watching recorded stuff, if I'm not already.

    Not a threat, but ATT U-Verse, which I have no reason to change to, allows four recorded programs at a time. Only one can be HD, but I think that if two was the norm several years ago. Four can't be that far away in the future. With SWM, I would think multiple(3+) tuners could be in a box at one time. You might say, why would you want to do that? How much TV can you possibly watch? How many times have you had to cancel one recording for a series link to enable another. More channels, more choices, more shows...I would think a satellite based DVR will come down the pipe with 3+ tuners. HR30!!:lol:
     
  2. carl6

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    I am in 100% agreement. I can think of absolutely no reason to not have this ability. If you pause the live buffer and leave it paused until the end of the 90 minute buffer, then let it unpause automatically. Otherwise, it stays on that channel, on that buffer, paused, until the user unpauses it. If should go so far as to "lock" it in, so that if you try to change channels or record something that would require that tuner to do so, you would get a warning message that you need to un-pause the buffer first.

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  3. Rugged

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    I agree this needs to be done.

    But to be honest, I find that this "flaw" makes it much easier to catch up to live TV than using the gawd awful press, hold, pray method to jump forward.
     
  4. Crypter

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    True...... That is another feature. Why can't we have a 1 button solution to go to either the BEGINING of a recording/live buffer and 1 button to go to the END of the recording/live buffer (ie. Live).
     
  5. Drew2k

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    I wish I had thought to add a poll when I created the thread. Any ideas what the poll questions should be? If we come up with the questions, maybe a moderator would be good enough to add the poll ...
     
  6. killi

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    ran into a reason i could have used this just yesterday.

    I was watching again Fight Club via live buffer. wanted to skip a portion but it was live. couldnt record it because it ended at 7:05, and at 7:00 i had two recordings scheduled. (doubly annoying since the last 5 minutes are always credits and fluff until the nxt program.) I went into the playlist and watched a 15 minute show, and came back and had to rewind it back to where i left off. Not terribly life altering i know, but slightly annoying nonetheless.
     
  7. wagman

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    Okay, I like this idea...but i would not be 'satisfied' with it as a solution. I would be 'pacified' with it as placeholder until the real solution (DLB) is reached.

    Another idea that needs to get off its duff is to get all the DVR boxes in the house to share media. That way, those with multiple boxes, can use record without a big fear of space restrictions. I know this doesn't truly help the DLB crowd (myself included), but if we got both of these solutions, then that might be a fair trade-off with DLBs.

    wagman
     
  8. cuibap

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    Great idea. D*, please implement it.
     
  9. kmill14

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    I am going to take a stab at why it isn't implemented, and I bet it has to do with how DTV set up its DVR so that they did not need to pay Tivo liscensing fees for its Time-Warp patent.

    Considering how great the desire is to have some sort of functionality everyone is describing, and that they are not doing it tells me this is the reason.
     
  10. cdc101

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    I think that SLBPP is a great idea!

    It would be a great first-step to implementing that 'other thing' we crave so bad too...IMHO of course. :)
     
  11. Drew2k

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    Which is why I prefaced this thread with the notion that we shouldn't put the cart before the horse ... IMHO, there's no way DLB can be implemented without first having a fully functional single live buffer.
     
  12. jdspencer

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    I agree that this is a great idea and should be the first step, at least to placate the DLB zealots. :)

    I had something similar in mind in this thread concerning switching between tuners.
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=103310
     
  13. Steve

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    Yup. This is not a new idea, it's also been discussed in other threads, including the main DLB thread, where it is currently "buried". As Drew mentioned in post #1, he's trying to shine a spotlight this request, in the hope that D* will take greater notice of it.

    For those who haven't yet voted for "Remember if the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when using PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK", please do so here.

    Let's see if we can't move it up to #1 on the list! /steve
     
  14. jdspencer

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    Any way you could make that vote be part of this site? I'd really hate to have to register in yet another site. :)
     
  15. Steve

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    Registration is a piece of cake, I promise. :) Doug Brott streamlined it so it will take you all of 30 seconds to register (sizethis.com is his site, BTW, so you know it's trustworthy!). You can use the same UID and PW as you use here. /steve
     
  16. jdspencer

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    The problem is that I'm registered in so many places already. :)

    Okay, I will. :)
     
  17. Steve

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    Good man! You're not alone, don't worry. 430 other voters have registered as well. /steve
     
  18. Canis Lupus

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    Awesome idea that would also combat a whole other issue that's been bandied about - the PIG. With the retained paused buffer, you could exit out of the program in your playlist without the dreaded, "Oh no I've seen the score now!" problem.
     
  19. waynenm

    waynenm I like this stuff.

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    +1
     
  20. jdspencer

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    I did! Keep up the good work.
     
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