Am I the only one w/ networked RTVs that wishes control OF any of them FROM any of them should be transparent? It doesn't seem technically complicated to be able to perform all the functions on another
(networked) replay that I can do from the one receiving the remote's ir signal. It's aggravating to have to go to another room (or basement in my case) to see exactly why I can't record some show 'on a networked replay', etc etc.
Also would like to be able to watch a show being recorded on another replay remotely, while it is in progress (no I don't need live, just a scheduled recording, like I can do on a 'local' RTV). No mention of improving this stuff in this release. While stability is definitely job 1, I hope the next release will make it irrelevant WHICH Replay on the network I'm pointing the remote at, functionality should be the same - this isn't that hard to do, at least conceptually (hardware constraint's another story).
That said, the skipping feature ("SN", we seem to have tagged it) is welcome. Though I've gotten used to "number, skip fwd" too often I don't get the skip button recognized in time so it does a channel change and everyone growls.
Oh, is the speeding up of the reaction time gonna help? I have to be very careful to aim the RTV remote, it does not seem to have a very "broad" beam and between that and the delay, even after a year's experience I have trouble getting the remote signals recognized consistently. No software will help the beamwidth but at least I shouldn't have to wait 2 or 3 beats to see if the remote command was accepted.
Finally YAY for the improved IR blaster, hope it fixes the occasional glitch I have trying to control the Philips DirecTV box (why oh why did they stop putting serial port control in the tuner boxes?).
PS to the HDTV'ers: think about program content encoded at the source and transmitted digitally all the way to the hard drive in some box in your house: you essentially have an exact copy of the master, and could dupe to your heart's content. Think Hollywood will sit and watch perfect copies of their product be distributed for (between, say) $0 and $65 / month? Their secondary market would disappear (DVDs, syndication, etc) overnight. Sometimes that's the only place they make money on a product.
HDTV PVRs will have some copy protection, or they will be sued into SonicBluedom. Watch and see, and look at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...71#post1620871
for the whole spiel.