Originally Posted by videobruce
1. The 1st release of this DVR with be PSIP Guide data only
Just hope it either "locks onto" one channel's time, such as with the later versions of the DTVPal CECB and CBS, or it has manual time setting, and the manual timers will override the "auto"-method.
If it doesn't have either, I won't be at all surprised if it has problems with conflicting station times, just like the early Pal CECB versions did. Generally resulted in missed/dropped recordings.
(I would assume the Pal/CM DVR has something like that, too, for when it has to deal with either just PSIP, or both TVGOS and
PSIP times for the recordings being set.)
If it doesn't have that upon initial release, hopefully they'll issue a firmware update that can fix it quickly enough (and then, that should also not get screwed up or wiped out once somebody does the "internet guide method" update - or at least it should be able to be easily reverted back to the old firmware).
I would like to believe they're thinking about all those things, and it's taking so long because they just want to "get it right". But you never know. It's certainly not uncommon for electronics to be released buggy and unfinished these days, no matter how long it's been in the planning stage.