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Longer Buffer

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by awax, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    As noted earlier (ref. post #30), the Tivo actually allocates more than 30 minutes of content to memory for Live TV. TiVo is 'playing it safe' that no matter how the video is encoded, they will always have a 30 minute Live TV buffer.
    The sooner you hit Record on Live TV, the better chance you have of capturing more content.
     
  2. brian1269

    brian1269 New Member

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    Maybe useless to you, but obviously not to many others. We should have a choice. Some of us have larger hard drives than others and would love to have a larger buffer. And yes, it should be configurable so you can have a choice between no buffer at all (for you apparently) to 90 minutes or two hours for the one or two of us that would like one.
     
  3. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Yep, when you compare it to other features that TiVo should/could work on... Then yes it's pretty useless to change this feature (configurable or otherwise).
     
  4. brian1269

    brian1269 New Member

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    Absolutely no reason they can't do it along with other pressing issues, which I agree are more important. But it's a line of code. Right now it tells it to record 30 minutes. It could very easily be changed to either an hour (the length of the majority shows on TV) or add a few more lines of code to make it configurable. This is not a matter or resources, it is just a matter of whether they want to do it or not. And no, I'm not a programmer, but I but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Or maybe I just consulted with some programmers I know and asked just how difficult it would be to make a change like this.
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Oh, so you know the ins and outs of the TiVo software?
    The people in the underground forum could use a guy like you. :D

    Do they also know the ins and outs of the TiVo software?
    I doubt it.
    Of course, I'm not a programmer so I may not know what I'm talking about.

    :p
    ;)
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Of course a few changes or additions in a few lines of code won't have any effect on anything else.;)
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Among things most often said in a problem analysis meeting: "But I only changed one line (of code)!".:rolleyes:
     
  8. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I love it. It's just one line of code. It should only take you like less than 5 minutes to change. :)
     
  9. morac

    morac Cat God

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    I think 1 line of code is considered about 3 man hours of work at my job, but then we actually test our code. :p
     

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