Originally Posted by *hoby*
"IMHO, the inability of the Philips DVDR 3455/37 to do this on a Pre-Programmed Recording that is still in progress is a glaring and needless weakness that diminishes the units overall value considerably. "
As is with Panasonic DMR-EH55S's lack of a 6 hour timeshift buffer which is more important to me than recording chase play - although I would love to have chase play during recording too. I was shocked to find out that the DMR-EH55S didn't timeshift.
Hoby, I own the Philips but not the Panny EH-55s. I am not sure what you mean that the EH-55 won't time shift. In my understanding, True Chase Play (Like I have on DVD-Ram Discs with my Panny DMR-ES10K) is
Time Shift. And it works equally well whether I just "grab the remote and press record" during "live viewing" or on a Preset Recording I come home to later. If I am misundertsanding you please help me here. I do love to learn more in this forum.
Now, I do suspect that the EH-55 doesn't have the "constant" 6 hr. buffer like the Philips 3455/37 that will allow us to switch channels and keep right on "buffering" (temporarily recording is what it is actually doing when we speak of buffering) without any action on our part. It is indeed a nice feature, and ideally I would like to have the TimeShift Buffer like the Philips unit, AND True Chase Play like the Panny.
And my main point is this - Since the Philips CAN do the Time Shift on Live TV, it makes no sense to me that it doesn't do the same thing on a Preset recording. With a 160gb HDD, I simply HAVE to believe that the ability to perform in this manner is inherent in the Philips, but for some reason, not enabled!
Where can I "go to school" to learn how to "hack" firmwares etc. etc.
I really believe the Philips 3455/37 CAN be made to do Time Shift/Chase Play on a Preset Recording.