As mentioned in prior thread posts (here
), there are some issues with the time-shifting feature (hereafter "TS"
I've been trying to isolate when TS doesn't work properly, because sometimes it does work properly.
TS does always at least activate. Pause (and resume) always seem to work, so long as nothing but those two are attempted.
The primary issue is when there is any attempt to navigate within the buffer, such as rew/ff.
Rew/ff mostly seems to work on mostly non-hd channels without issue, regardless of the length of the buffer.
Rew/ff mostly seem to fail on hd channels whenever the buffer is set longer than 15 minutes, but rew/ff mostly seems to work on those same channels when the buffer is set to 15 minutes or less
. However, sometimes, for unknown reason(s), rew/ff will sometimes work on those same channels with a longer (60 minute) buffer. Usually it is when the buffer is left to fill for awhile before a rew/ff action is attempted. I can't narrow down exactly how much fill time is required.
Note: a 15 minute buffer setting requires the primary PVR setting to be "user-defined", and the 15 minute value to be manually entered whenever the TS feature is activated.
So, for the time being, in order for the time-shifting feature to work reliably in every case, a 15 minutes buffer length should be used. If anyone is having a different experience, please share. I haven't tried any other storage device other than a FAT32 formatted USB thumb drive.
I really need something like a 3 hour buffer.