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post #241 of 329
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Originally posted by Subrec
*Pick a wireless USB NIC, and write drivers for it already! I don't care which one, just pick one and write drivers for it. Hopefully, it would be an 802.11g NIC for maximum speed and compatibility.
I'm always surprised to see folks that are still pining for USB networkability which only further inhibits the speed of a slow (compared with wired 100mbit) networking technology. If you want wireless, buy a wired-to-wireless bridge and be done with it. USB support will never happen. USB support should never happen. If DNNA even dreams of dedicating programmer resources to USB networking they had better wake up, apologize, and instead hire 2 more programmers dedicated to platform stabilization :D

Also, I heard a rumor that any 4k boxes traded in for 5k boxes will receive a 5k box with a blocked (as in filled with epoxy) USB port.

Actually, that's not true but I wish it were :)
post #242 of 329
I'm still stuck on the 'Moms want it' and 'non-techie'. Sure does sound like some form of CA-ish feature that will pass legal muster. DVA is way too complex for a non-techie Mom (need PC, network....).

And, weren't there *two* stunning new features? :D
post #243 of 329
Thinking along the lines of CA-ish, maybe its something where DVD-like chapters are put in at all of the scene changes or commercial breaks? That way as soon as a commercial starts you could just skip forward a few chapters until you're back to your show (for 5500s I mean). Or if you want to start watching a show from a certain point you could pull up a chapter menu and select your scene. That would qualify as something Tivo doesn't do and as something that is an enhancement for us that already own replayTVs. I doubt my mom would give a crap about it though :)


As for the streaming video/voice conferencing idea I would be really surprised if they went down that road because

- it would be a huge support challenge and they've shown so far that support is one area where they are hurting.

- even broadband users don't have enough upstream bandwidth to push out a decent video stream
post #244 of 329
Well here is a small wish -

If a recording hasn't recorded a show for a period of time...I wish it would notify me that:

1. The show was possibly cancelled.
2. The show changed time slots.

With so many shows changing time slots I manually checked my shows tonight and found that King of Queens had changed time slots.

ReplayTV could have easily notified me of this - say after 7 or 14 days a show hasn't recorded ... it would then be flagged or perhaps the color turned red.
post #245 of 329
Then I'd get warnings all summer long for every show I have setup. That would get annoying.
post #246 of 329
So how would the recording being flagged or changed in color annoy you? It isn't a siren going off or anything like that...

If the recording didn't have any shows attached to it...the show would be at the bottom of your Replay Guide...I hardly ever navigate down there unless I am trying to find a show that hasn't recorded in a while or looking for shows to clean up.
post #247 of 329
Moms want it:

After two hours of TV the Replay shuts itself off and tells you to get off your lazy ass and go play outside.
post #248 of 329
Ok, how about like TiVo skip to tick, but instead of the ticks being every 15min they will be at the commercial breaks.
post #249 of 329
How about the equivalent of the AVS "ignore" list? You make an "ignore" photo directory, and put pictures of everyone you dislike there. Whenever one of the "ignore" images shows up in the MPEG stream, the ReplayTV automatically skips forward past the scene/segment with that person.

Don't like watching Deion dance in the end zone? Simply add his picture to your ignore folder, and your replay will just skip over those parts!
post #250 of 329
I want my ReplayTV to mute the sound and/or quick skip every time someone says one of the following:

Nukuler
preventative
jewlery

or whenever anyone talks with that schoolgirl accent like Allison on BB4.
post #251 of 329
Maybe it is a PC with DVA already installed and set up. He did say "Mom", not "Grandma". ;)
post #252 of 329
They could combine the new voice recognition feature with the ignore list feature, and allow you to simply type in the words you want to ignore. USB keyboard support would also be required for easier data entry.
post #253 of 329
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Originally posted by roddie
I've kept quiet about this one until now - Are y'all just nuts?

That's just..... unnatural!
Am I detecting sarcasm???

I have had two different cassette players that I listen to unabridged audio books on. They have two slider controls. The first controls playback speed from 0.85X to 2.0X. The second controls pitch from 1.0 to 2.0. The speech is slightly clipped at the 'less chipmunky' setting but not terrible.

They work well and are very useful in the right circumstance.
post #254 of 329
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I have had two different cassette players that I listen to unabridged audio books on. They have two slider controls. The first controls playback speed from 0.85X to 2.0X. The second controls pitch from 1.0 to 2.0. The speech is slightly clipped at the 'less chipmunky' setting but not terrible.

They work well and are very useful in the right circumstance.
With speech only, I agree that this could be a benefit, but speech is all about the words (obviously, heh). Personally, I use a Rio 500 with Audible; I don't know if I'd ever use this feature if I could, though.

With a TV show or especially a movie, there's a lot more going on that the director is displaying for you. The movement especially would annoy me. I kinda like to watch things as the director intended, and physical movement at 1.5X or faster would distract me. I just can't figure out the appeal.

Mind you, most of my viewing (75%) is DVD and HD programming, so maybe I'm just being anal about it, but the rest is either hockey during the season or the odd sitcom like "Coupling".

I dunno....
post #255 of 329
My compliments to the membership for some great ideas!!!

It occurs to me that maybe ReplayRichard and company don't have two features written in stone yet. Could it be that the marketing people know who they want to appeal to in the next product cycle? And we are providing the list of possibilities to run by engineering for cost analysis?

Just a thought...
post #256 of 329
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Originally posted by dmnwilcox
My compliments to the membership for some great ideas!!!

It occurs to me that maybe ReplayRichard and company don't have two features written in stone yet. Could it be that the marketing people know who they want to appeal to in the next product cycle? And we are providing the list of possibilities to run by engineering for cost analysis?

Just a thought...
Even if this wasn't the case the engineers would be stupid not to take advantage of at least some of the ideas present by the people on this forum.. we are the ultimate "focus group" .. I certainly hope they are reading these great ideas..
post #257 of 329
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Originally posted by roddie
With a TV show or especially a movie, there's a lot more going on that the director is displaying for you. The movement especially would annoy me. I kinda like to watch things as the director intended, and physical movement at 1.5X or faster would distract me. I just can't figure out the appeal.
I have it on a Panasonic DVD player and it is useful for listening to directors commentary.

On a PVR I would use it for news, documentaries, and other similar programs. These I currently FF through to pick up on the interesting parts from video only, there might be some interesting audio I am missing out on as well.
post #258 of 329
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Originally posted by toots
I want my ReplayTV to mute the sound and/or quick skip every time someone says one of the following:

Nukuler
preventative
jewlery

or whenever anyone talks with that schoolgirl accent like Allison on BB4.
Add "relator" (pronounced "REEL-A-TUR") to that list!
post #259 of 329
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Originally posted by cweaver
I have it on a Panasonic DVD player and it is useful for listening to directors commentary.

On a PVR I would use it for news, documentaries, and other similar programs. These I currently FF through to pick up on the interesting parts from video only, there might be some interesting audio I am missing out on as well.
Time-Stretch would also be great way to speed through commercial breaks automatically. I would use it for news and sitcoms and any time I need to finish up a show in a hurry.

I might find myself using it for movies that have slow moments (boring parts). Great way to speed through the movie while still being able to follow the story line.

Go look at Intervideo's implimenation and download WinDVD at intervideo.com. It is a 14 day evaluation.
post #260 of 329
I have it!!! I know one of the features!!! OK, I have a really good guess. The requirements were:

"Mom" would love it.
It's something "WE" can do now.
It would be an in store selling point.
Tivo doesn't have it.
It would be stunning.

And a drum roll please......

Recording from the buffer!
(Tivo's doesn't count because it is crippled to 30 minutes.)

We run one of our outputs to one of our inputs. Replay adds a "Save Delayed Show" feature. This would start a manual record from the input, and start playing the buffer from it's current position. We press stop when we want to stop the buffered recording. While this can currently be done by setting up a scheduled manual record, that is unwieldy. By making it a one button process, it would actually be usable.

The cons are that it would use up one of our inputs and one of our outputs. We would also loose some quality in the... er... transcoding. A small price to pay in my opinion. Future models could just have the inputs wired internally, so that the user wouldn't even know what was happening.
post #261 of 329
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Originally posted by Loren Kruse.
Time-Stretch would also be great way to speed through commercial breaks automatically. I would use it for news and sitcoms and any time I need to finish up a show in a hurry.

I might find myself using it for movies that have slow moments (boring parts). Great way to speed through the movie while still being able to follow the story line.

<SNIP>
I'm thinking all the guys out there are thinking "girl movie" for this feature.
Your wife (or girlfriend) has discovered the joy of Replay, but keeps recording crap like "Steel Magnolias" or "Beaches" and expects you to watch with them. (Or you're guaranteed of never setting third foot in the promised land for the next year.)
If you could quietly and secretly enable the time stretch feature, the pain of watching the movie would be reduced, as would the wait until your reward for being so "sensitive and caring."
post #262 of 329
It just struck me...with my "record the buffer" solution, it would also allow you to do in unit edits, as the Replay would know exactly when you pressed pause, rewind, or play. We could also edit out commercials, but since it would do it the same way as a VCR, we should be on reasonable legal ground.
post #263 of 329
My mom wouldn't have a clue what a "buffer" was unless you were talking about something to polish silverware with..

Somehow I don't think thats it.. unless you mom is heathriel.. but most of us are not that lucky..
post #264 of 329
She may not know what buffer is, but she just might get mad when she is watching a show and can't record it. (e.g. It's buffered) If Replay could do this, then they could describe all of the Tivos as broken, or limited.
post #265 of 329
I GOT IT !!! Or is it just my wishful thinking?

It's something "WE" can do now.
Tivo doesn't have it. Nobody has it.
It would be an HUGE in store selling point.
It would be stunning.

Belial6 was close ....
it's ......



ability to cut out commercials or anything for that matter right on the unit.
post #266 of 329
Don't know if this has been mentioned before (at 14 pages, this thead is getting hard to follow...) But something that would probably go over well with the mom crowd would be the ability to plug a usb camera or memory card into the replay and view the photos on the tv. Some current cameras have this functionality (my Sony does) and it went over well when I used it to set up a slide show the last time my parents were in town. This would be trivial functionality to add (most of the work is already done in the photo viewer), so all you'd really need is the usb storage driver and some simple menu code to access the device, plus deal with the much higher resolution of the images, which don't work well in the limited memory space of the replay. I just hope that if they did something like this, that they support the multi-format readers too.
post #267 of 329
I thought the man was pretty clear. A new version of CA. Not automatic, but might as well be. . .push button, skip to black.
post #268 of 329
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Originally posted by Bixit219
My mom wouldn't have a clue what a "buffer" was unless you were talking about something to polish silverware with..

Somehow I don't think thats it.. unless you mom is heathriel.. but most of us are not that lucky..
Uhhh ... I think you're the only one who wants Tiara Girl to be their MOM ...

:-)
post #269 of 329
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Originally posted by ReplayRichard
Hell, you get points from me just for making me go to meriam-webster.com.

BTW... my favorite feature of meriam-webster.com... you can mispell the name mariam-webster several different ways and you still get the site. I wonder how many domains they own?

-RB
Hey, one of the reasons to go there is you can't spell worth damn -- kind of defeats the purpose if you have to spell their name perfectly (which I never can do)
post #270 of 329
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Originally posted by Hankcampbell
Uhhh ... I think you're the only one who wants Tiara Girl to be their MOM ...

:-)
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he meant it in the 'Who's your daddy?' kind of way, but with heather being a woman and all, it becomes, 'Who's your mommy?' :-)
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