Originally Posted by magnus
Or my latest suggestion is:
Create the SP on your main Tivo, then when conflicts arise... look for the Tivo on your network that has an open tuner. That Tivo records the show and after recording is complete... it auto-MVRs to the Tivo with the SP.
that requires work on main code running on TiVo and is basically what coop scheduling is. That works for me just fine but is a bigger project for TiVo - and I rarely have conflicts AFTER I schedule up shows.
My way is just code in the HME app itself versus in the DVR codebase and I assume less work for TiVo resources and certainly less risk as they can maintain/patch the HME app pretty easily versus pumping out updates to every DVR.
It has bonus points in getting people to use beta search which seems to be a goal of TiVo.