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regular premier recoding 4 shows?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bobdole888, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    I saw requests for negative padding years before they added clipping. But you're right, a per-season pass clipping option should be roughly as effective as manual negative padding.

    Just now though, thinking about it, I can see a few scenarios where they don't give quite the same behavior. <Engage devil's advocate nitpicking mode>
    First, and probably very uncommon, is for some reason you want to start (or end) more than 5 minutes into the program. That would exceed the clipping limit. (OTOH there's no guarantee that there would be an option for more than 5 minutes of negative pad anyway)

    Second, you have a show you never want to miss more than a set number of minutes of. (I want to see 100% of this show but I know it always starts 2 minutes late.

    Third, for clipping to work the show you know doesn't run full length needs to be the lower priority showing. But that means you can't also have it be the one recorded if there's a unusual additional conflict. Negative padding would give you the option of saying this is my #1 season pass; always pick it over everything else, but don't bother recording the last 2 minutes (those are just credits and commercials)

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