Originally posted by coomarlin
How about stop kicking me out of show that I start watching late?
I do agree with you on all your points, especially the one above. However, I don't think the software "bug" that kicks you out of a show is a bug at all.
I think it's deliberate.
Why? Well, I know it sounds crazy, but I think Scientific Atlanta (SA) is covering themselves from a lawsuit from Tivo.
I will admit I have no legal knowledge regarding patents that Tivo might hold (if they hold any), but I do have a basis for my hypothesis:
1) SA has shown they can
overcome this "bug", in the multi-room version of their DVR. I'm currently beta-testing the SA 8300 HD multi-room. When I watch a show from the client box (not the DVR itself) while it is recording, and I'm not finished watching it before it's done airing, it does not
kick me out to live programming.
Perhaps SA is less worried about incorporating this feature on the multi-room DVR because Tivo does not have a multi-room DVR.
2) SA has shown to be wary of lawsuits in the past. I'm thinking of one thing in particular: the "+2 hour guide bug". Do any of you remember this? Up until about a year ago, whenever you brought up the channel guide, it was always two hours ahead
of the current time.
When the bug was finally fixed in a software update, I read a post on a forum (might have been this one), that the reason the guide had the "+2 hour" business in the first place was a legal issue. Apparently after that had been cleared up, they could make the guide function as it does today.
What do you think, folks? Any of that hold water?