Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic
I have 3 JVC DVHS and don't need it for them. If I did, I wouldn't have posted it here.
It was just an example of what the mechanical devices do.
Not sure what you are running, but for me, there is and has always been, which is my point. Its additional pushes of the record button.
A timer button and record button are two separate functions. For the MyHD, maybe there should be another button called REServation, so that it can be used to take it out of reservation mode, if it is currently doing a capture via the reservation feature, or bring up the GUI to set up a reservation(s). My point is that the REC button should do nothing if it is currently doing a capture via a reservation. Pressing the REC button on a D-VHS deck, which it is currently recording via a timer setting (or STB controlled timer setting), should do absolutely nothing. If the STB is doing the timer recording, you can't even get out of the STB timer mode unless you kill the power on the STB. At least that is the way it works with the Samsung STBs that I have.
Additional pushes of the REC button should only be allowed to happen if you've started a manual recording (like on the D-VHS deck), to change the amount of time it will do the recording.
Then maybe don't hit the recording button again? Using your logic, hitting the stop button isn't safe as it might stop your capture. No matter how many times you hit the record button, its not going to stop the recording, thus I fail to see how it isnt safe.
I understand that, but what about when you hit it by mistake? With the mechanical beast, when it timer mode it does nothing. With the MyHD, if a reservation is currently running, it should do nothing as well. But, because the MyHD doesn't have an equal timer button, to take it out of a currently recording reservation, without stopping the reservarion, I'm not sure what should. Adding a timer button now is going to be a little tough. Maybe a two button operation, i.e., press REC and then while holding REC, press STOP to Stop the current reservation and recording and press REC and then PLAY to cancel the reservation currently running, but keep on recording. Then the REC button can be used to set a new stopping time, or just let it run until STOP is pressed.
Whichever way, it should work the same whether the recording is started manually or via a reservation.
Personally I think it should work more like the mechanical beast, which is where more people are going to come from, experience wise. I'm just thinking about clumsy fingers screwing up a current recording.