|Originally Posted by lgodave|
So in some respects the DTV PLUS DVR is getting closer to the features UTV has been offering for years.
(DTV+) vs (UTV)
90min buffer vs 2-hour
FF twice as fast as Tivo vs 300x
Both allow you to watch a show while checking previous recordings.
UTV has a hard coded 30 second skip forward button.
Not sure I like the 60 hrs of reserved hard drive space for DTV... 100hrs for me. UTV may not allow 100hrs of "actual" recordings, BUT I don't have a large chunk of my Hard Drive outside my recording control.
No mention of PIP access on DTV+.
|Originally Posted by Tygh|
Argh, no 30-sec jump button
|Originally Posted by rocket|
What I saw was, "can it skip over ads" with the answer no. To me, 30 sec jump is much more than just skipping ads. And w/o that, I'd never get one.
But, there was a prior posting of what appeared to be a user guide and there was talk of a "forward" button. Maybe this is a 30 sec skip. Maybe they were talking about no "automatic ad skip" feature that some other dvrs have had in the past.
|Originally Posted by theratpatrol|
Theres no 30 second skip button, but you can still use the fast forward button to scan through commercials. They want to make it harder for us to skip the ads.
|Cruise Controls: The PAUSE, FFWD, REWIND, REPLAY, RECORD and ADVANCE keys work with recorded programs just as they do with live TV.|
|Bookmarks: â€œBookmarksâ€ are a way of keeping track of places in a program youâ€™d like to jump to quickly. You can set Bookmarks in a recorded program by pressing PAUSE then the GREEN key. They can be deleted by pressing PAUSE, then the DASH key. You can jump to Bookmarks by pressing and holding the FFWD key to move forward, or the REWIND key to move back, or via the Quick Menu. (See Chapter 4)|
|Originally Posted by NetworkTV|
The advance key probably works the same as the similar button on the TiVo. It it jumps you to the live portion of a delayed program. It's also the same button people hack into a 30 second skip button.
Since that backdoor item is going away on TiVo, I would assume it won't be available at all on this DVR.