Originally Posted by timtofly
We really need to appreciate 234 and the effort to listen to legitamate and thought out wants/needs that can be helpful to all users instead of the whining and complaining of the past.
I'm sure everyone can agree with that statement.
My reply to EPlay regarding his "live chapter marking" wish wasn't a criticism of Funai, I was recounting the history of this feature being pulled from the majority of recorders early on despite being extremely handy and popular. There are certain features that once dropped by most mfrs, never return. On-the-fly chapter marking is probably one of them. Recorder mfrs tend to move in the direction of new features and interfaces (if they move at all), not retrofitting old ones, that's all I was getting at. If Funai wants to restore on-the-fly chapter marking in the next Magnavox revision, I'm all for it, and think the positive publicity on forums like AVS would significantly boost sales. When Pioneer dropped this feature in 2005, it was the hottest topic on recorder forums for the next three years
. "On-the-fly chapter marking with dedicated remote button" has probably been the most-discussed, most-lamented feature: pent up demand must be huge
. So its safe to assume it's potential return on the next Magnavox would be welcomed enthusiastically.
Although personally, my use is similar to wajo's: I timeshift everything
, so going into the separate erase section mode to get rid of commercials and create auto-chapter points in the process doesn't bother me. It's subjective: some of us can develop the peculiar mindset required to edit the commercials out of a show before
watching it, while others prefer to watch "normally" while marking off commercial breaks for removal afterward. (If it's a show I don't plan to keep, I don't edit it at all: just watch it using the commercial skip button, then erase.)