Originally Posted by JoeKustra
you can't even document a clock fix in 1/2 a man-hour. True, the UI for time is there but date has to be added so day-of-week is accurate (or not). Then the result has to be sent to the TVGOS part of the Sony since it does the recording AND disable any conficting code in TVGOS that might interfere. You need to removed the lineup test also for those without channels. Then take this fix and get it on the web site for download and document that procedure. After four years are the software people from 2009 still there? No idea, but this "simple 1/2 hour clock fix" is just a dream. There have been many dreams over the last four months. I'm sure there will be more.
The amount of negatism here is austounding. Folks, if you don't want your DHG to work, just move on to Tivo now.
To me - guesing from the outside - I'd guess this would be a quick SW fix. Sony still owns the SW, has the development kits and library and source code. It already has the many UI's to copy from (pick one, such as manual recording). It already has the code to set the clock (unconnect the TVGOS clock-parsing method and insert your simple "set clock" UI method). You don't need to keep TVGOS code working, you can assume it is gone for everyone by now (or by when the user installs the firmware). All the difficult TVGOS parsing code can be chucked. ZIp code - chucked. TVGOS diagnostics - chucked. Done.
All you need to keep working is the existing code for the Recording List UI, the manual recording UI (already felt separate from TVGOS code to me), and your new simple clock set UI. The code set reduces considerably without all the useless TVGOS bloat.
Sure, a contractor could make a multi-day "meal" of it by padding out every moment if you let them, but one of the sustaining guys is likely already familiar with the code. This should be a simple fix. A typical exercise by a sustaining team. To keep their customers and their products going.
Sounds like a fun little project to me. Get to be the hero to an entire population, from a simple quick patch, where all the hard foundation work has already been done for you.
I agree with Cablenest... the Sony team has already proved their engineering prowess with their excellent and timely response for the digital TVGOS update. They're no hack chumps - they CAN handle this, if Sony mgt let's them.Edited by teleskier - 3/10/13 at 8:54pm