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Pause Buffer

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by --Scott--, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    The devil in the details missing here is had you filled the buffer past the 30-minute mark into the currently slotted program?

    If the buffer was not exhausted, it's like having a whole different conversation.

    What I'm talking about (currently) is centered around that being the case. If you were only 22 minutes into the program and got 8 minutes of the previous program, it's more about being within the visible green bar buffer. I've been speaking of what sometimes can show up beyond (before) the visible indicator.
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes there was content beyond the visible buffer in the recent things I saw.. Just like if I were to press record on a show that was already at the 35 minute mark, the entire show, with another five minutes from the beginning will still be in the recording

    For me it is more noticeable with the previous show because I'm not expecting any of it to be there. And in those few instances recently, it was alot more than I expected. I would prefer that content to be cut off if possible.
     
  3. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    OK, that fills in that blank, and a few others.

    We both know some like the buffer to go back further if recording is initiated, and some want to insure the buffers cleaves off at where the guide data changes the programming.

    Are there any ways you would like to suggest to accommodate both sides? I presented my preferences and a suggestion for both sides. Of course, this doesn't even include factors for those who would rather see the non-recording visible green buffer bar (progress bar) be something greater than the 30 minute length TiVo imposed.

    I get the impression that some of the variables and limitations lie within the same method that TiVo tried to use to eliminate the need for 2 tuners for a same-channel overlap recording. I think what TiVo tried to do there, which created a minor video glitch, and a major scheduler problem (for some), would be the same way they could prevent us from getting the previous program's content tacked onto the current content slot.

    Sometimes TiVo changes things, and doesn't give us a choice, like unilaterally removing the HD Recordings folder, but then gives choices on things, like the new 1st column folders, what is there, in what order, etc. Why couldn't HD Recordings be a choice for that column? Those who find it useless could opt to not display it.

    I'm trying to collect data-points, get as much of a consensus as possible, then submit it to TiVo, and ask others to submit the same balanced concept, which just might (don't hold breath) get a result that everybody can live with.

    This whole post could be worded better. But, it's "just one of those days" for me...
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I didn't mind the HD folder so much, but it was the fact that there was not an SD folder too. FOr me an SD folder would have made much more sense. SInce even twelve years ago most of the content I watched was in HD.
     

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