Originally Posted by kcmotwcuser
Your series record option are All and 1st Run. Thats it. No more picking record times. Like Passport had.
You can do a 1 time record of the show if it is playing in real time.
Ah, thanks for the data. Not so much times (Passport is weird about that, it isn't all that flexible) but picking a channel IS major. I have to assume that if you pick something on a specific channel, it WILL only pick up from that channel.
On a real quick read, I DO notice that it says 14 days... this is big because with Passport, one only has 6 days ahead, no more.
One real biggie for Passport folks involves the external drive support. Passport has a notorious bug whereby by the time you are recording to the external drive, you lose the ability to pause, rewind or fast forward "live" content. Like the phone rings, you pause it, you finish the phone call and pick up where you hit pause. Everyone seems to refer to this as the "trick play" bug, although I hate that term because we're talking about THE most basic allure of a DVR, the ability to pause and resume what you are watching. Yes, there are work-arounds, but they involve a LOT of work and many button presses to accomplish.
A longer term issue is that according to what I read, Passport cannot do SDV.
Of course, we DO know that there is no "customer" choice in any of this. Once they deploy it, that's it.
Oh, one final thought... it would not at all surprise me if certain features may only be available in certain areas.