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I don't use ff/rew very often so I didn't notice this earlier.


I tried to use them today on my 5040 and found it extremely

difficult to use. When I FF I usually press PLAY when I see the

image on the screen which I'd like to start playing at.


On my SS it would always start playing with the image on

the screen. On the 5040 it seems to jump ahead (or behind

for rewinds) some number of seconds from the image that

is being displayed on the screen.


For single FF it looked like 7 seconds, for double FF it was

around 14 seconds. This behavior is quite disorienting

as I seem to be thrashing back and forth trying to locate

just the right spot.


It feels like the 5040 is buffering some amount of video

and instead of jumping to the "being displayed" portion

of the buffer, it jumps to the end of the undisplayed portion

of the buffer.


I know I can use quickskip and instant replay, which is what

I use most of the time, but there are times when FF/REW

is more appropriate.


Is ff/rew broken or is this a new feature that I have to

get used to? My SS1000 ff/rew was so much easier to

use. How does ff/rew work on the 4xxx series?
 

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...Is ff/rew broken or is this a new feature that I have to

get used to? My SS1000 ff/rew was so much easier to

use. How does ff/rew work on the 4xxx series?
I think it looks normal on the 5xxx to me... the ff visual frame feedback is something like 2 seconds(?) behind where you really are. You can see this going by ....... and try that a few times with "Display" up to maintain your bearings.


I believe it's been like that for some time? What I see different on the 5xxx (v930) is 20x gets jerky. I only max @ 16x.... it's like I don't want to crash the 5xxx going 20x... seems like a bug to me? I generally only use high ff/rew speeds scanning the buffer.
 

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I marked the time display for a known credit at

4:21


I ran FF 2x until the visual frame feedback showed

that credit and hit pause. The credit is displayed on

my screen. The time display said 4:30, 9 seconds

ahead of the frame being displayed.


When I hit play the frame and time display jump to

4:32, 11 seconds after where I expect it to be.


So I guess maybe this is just my setup. It works

the same way on both my 5040s. I'm recording

analog cable through the RF tuner at standard

quality.


Maybe this is just the way VBR is supposed to work

but I'm still a little confused why you only see 2 second

difference while I'm seeing 11+ seconds. On my SS

the visual frame feedback always matches the scene

that is displayed when I hit PLAY to exit the FF.
 

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Originally posted by sfhub
So I guess maybe this is just my setup. It works

the same way on both my 5040s. I'm recording

analog cable through the RF tuner at standard

quality.


Maybe this is just the way VBR is supposed to work

but I'm still a little confused why you only see 2 second

difference while I'm seeing 11+ seconds.
I was using High but 2 seconds is just a rough guess anyway.


I tried using the clock on TWC (to be more exact in that actual video) but the transport icon covers it up. It generally seems to "jump ahead" slightly from where you think you stopped, I guess I'm just used to it.
 
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