When is a pause not pause?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by jonphil, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    When Tivo decides after 3minutes to come up with a on screen menu to remind me the program is paused and unless I press to continue pause it will start playing the program.

    Erm.... why would anyone think this was a good idea, if I have pasued a program it's going to because someone or something has interupted me and I maybe out of the room.

    Noticed it with 'On Demand' so not sure if it's doing the same on recordings, only noticed it since the 3rd tuner was added.
     
  2. Tony Hoyle

    Tony Hoyle Geek

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    Ugh I hope not.. I sometimes pause because I'm off somewhere else for 20 minutes.

    Unpausing because you're reaching the end of the live buffer is fair enough, but definately not before then.
     
  3. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    when it's a jar :)

    might also be on youtube, seen it once but can't remember where.

    also thought it strange
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No, silly, that's a door ;)
     
  5. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    I'm hoping that it's something that only happens with the 'on demand' content.
    The time it's giving before the message comes up is just silly
     
  6. Mimizuku no Lew

    Mimizuku no Lew Rattus Sapiens

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    That's a VOD thing. The other VM STBs do the same.
     
  7. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Good to know, but 3minutes is hardly time to get a drink made and the fastforward and rewind in the on demand content can fly past the point you want
     
  8. deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    I assume its because if you're watching VOD then you've claimed a "channel" used to broadcast the prog to your box (hence, I think, the occasional "VOD is unavailable - try later" messages which may be when the available bandwidth is already saturated) so having the ability to keep if paused indefinitely might be a bad idea.
     
  9. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    Perhaps one day it will be smart enough to transfer it to your local hard disk and then watch it from there.
     
  10. Ianl

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    kind of related....

    on the S1 left arrow when playing a recording would go back to the description and pause the playing.

    now left arow still goes back to the description, but leaves the recording playing in the pop up window.

    it confused me a bit
     
  11. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    You can switch that window off by pressing the 'slow' button :)
     
  12. Mimizuku no Lew

    Mimizuku no Lew Rattus Sapiens

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    Yes, that was the explanation I was given for it.
     
  13. RichardJH

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    From the VM Tivo forum

     

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