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Suggestion for how to "pause" an H24 using MRV
Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:23 AM
Obviously, on my HR24 I can not only "watch" TV, but also "pause" it, rewind, and so on. The single most useful thing I can do is put live TV on pause, should the phone ring or if I get interrupted by anything else.
Equally obviously, on my H24 I can't do any of that, as it's not a DVR but only a receiver.
Now that I've got the MRV working properly, the above has not changed. If i get a phone call while I'm in my bedroom watching via my H24, I'm stuck, and just have to miss part of the program. This bothered me.
I found a solution for myself, and I want to pass it on to whoever designs this software. My temporary "fix" is to just click the "record" button, which will start recording the show on my HR24 in the other room, starting at the point I pressed the "record" button. After my phone call ends, I can ignore whatever is being shown on my bedroom screen, and just press "List" and play the rest of the show that I missed.
The above works, but it's far from polished.
Here's my suggestion - change the software such that if I press "pause" on the H24, it automatically starts the recording on my HR24, stops playing the show I was watching, and switches to the recorded copy, with the viewing already set to "pause". When I finish my phone call, I just click on "play" and watch the rest of my show.
There's a lot that I don't yet know about the new software features, but this sounds like a nice function that will make what I'm now doing, much easier. Until when/if this gets added, I'll just have to remember to hit the "record" button if I get a phone call or am otherwise interrupted.
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