UPDATED JANUARY 20008: DIRECTV has issued new software version 0x1EA for the HR20 with a fix for the Single Live Buffer! As of this release: If you press PAUSE on the live buffer, you can now go to the Playlist, pick a show and play it. When you press EXIT or STOP or complete that show and delete it, the live buffer will resume play from the point where you paused it. In previous releases, this was not possible - if you had tried to pause the live buffer and play something from the playlist, when you returned to the live buffer it was always caught up to 'live' - it would not retain the pause position. Also, in previous releases, the live buffer itself was occasionally purged when something from the playlist was played - when you returned to the live buffer, there were times you couldn't even rewind it, there was just NO buffer. With this release, that is not supposed to happen - there is always supposed to be a live buffer when you finish playling something from the playlist. The original post follows ... _______________________________________________________________ This is an offshoot of the original "Forget DLB ... Who wants SLBPP while playing back a recording?" thread ... but now there's a poll! --- There are a lot of people here who want DLB - Dual Live Buffers, but that's not what this poll is about. I personally think asking for DLB is asking to put the cart before the horse, because before DIRECTV can deliver DLB, DIRECTV needs to get the single-live-buffer Pause Point working first. What is the SLB Pause Point? Well, that's the ability to pause the live buffer, watch a recording, and then return to the live buffer with the pause point retained. In other words, the live buffer is still paused exactly where you left it. This item is already on the HR20 Wish List, but I think we need to get some more attention to it: Remember if the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when using PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK. How does the HR20 handle pauses now? Currently, you can press PAUSE while watching LIVE TV and play back a recording from your playlist, but if you exit the recording you find that the buffer is not paused where you left it. In fact, the buffer will be caught up to "live" as if pause was never pressed. How should the SLB Pause Point work? My implementation is exactly as described in the Wish List: Let the HR20 remember the position where the user pressed pause, and return the user to that pause point if the user exits a recording. There's a 90 minute buffer on the HR20, so while the user is watching a recording during that 90 minutes, the live buffer pause point should be retained when the user exits the recording. The exception would be when the user is watching a recording longer than 90 minutes. In that case, the buffer should only remain paused for 90 minutes, and then the pause point is cleared. However, when the user exits the recording, the users is taken to the START of the live buffer, not the end of it. Why do we need SLB pause points to be remembered? Well, you may not need it - it all depends on how you "watch TV". I would love to turn on a ball game, press PAUSE, and then watch something from my playlist. I could jump back and forth between my game (live TV) and my recording by hitting PREV on the remote, and I could watch two things at once: fast forward through slow parts of the game, but still keep up with it. (Yes, I could always record the ball game, but if my playlist is full, I wouldn't want to have to free up 3+ hours of recordings just to record it.) Your thoughts So what do you think? Would having the SLB pause point remembered be something you want? How much do you want it? Please vote in the poll and add your voice below, and if you want this feature implemented, please remember to also vote for it in the HR20 Wish List by clicking here!