FIVE SECONDS!!!???!!! How do you POSSIBLY put up with that kind of delay????Originally posted by thomasmaly
On my 721, usually about 5 seconds, fortunately I have the patience of a Saint!!!!
Originally posted by LadyTalia
I have digital cable- it takes about 2-3 seconds on the digital channels- when they work at all.
This is true only for ABC, CBS & NBC and only during Primetime programming and only if you have setup your Analog stations with an affiliate associated. Does not yet work on the Digital channels because Dish won't get off their Arse and enable the PSIP data info for local channels.believe it or not, dish must be transmitting the guide info.
About the longest GOP structure ever used professionally is 17-18 frames. I've not heard of anything longer. If DISH is using a 30 frame GOP that is pretty unusual.Originally posted by Mike123abc
...It depends on how often an I-Frame (I-Frame is a complete picture frame not just differences) comes down. On DVDs it has to be no more than 18 frames away from the last I-Frame. It looks like Dish is running one I-Frame every second...
Good point. Understood, but this is just one way of using a PVR. Sure, I have a lot of programs recorded ahead of time. But the Dish PVR is also my tuner.Originally posted by TomCat
But its really not an issue. Things change. Folks who live with PVR's very long don't generally surf anymore, because there's no longer any reason to. That's the whole point of owning a PVR, is to make surfing pointless. Any program that we might possibly want to see is easily set to record ahead of time, anyway, which was not practical (or easy) using videotape. Now it is.