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RalphTomaccio

Automatic DVR Time Shift

Status: Maybe Later
by RalphTomaccio on ‎12-11-2011 02:30 PM

How about a SMART DVR that will automatically adjust the recording time of a show that has been delayed, or may even start early, due to such prior events as sports games being televised that never end on time. As it stands now, we have to set the DVR to record one or two, or more, programs both before and after the desired program to make sure the one we want gets recorded.

 

Then, to view it, we have to fast forward through those unwanted programs to find the beginning of the one we really want to view.

 

Verizon's current level of experise should certainly allow for such a feature.

Status: Maybe Later
Actually, the first commenter is pretty close to the truth. In television broadcast today schedules are set well in advance. Our system downloads these schedules so you can plan your viewing. On the day of broadcast, if there are changes, for instance as a result of a late game, there is no signal in the broadcast that we receive that indictaes that. It might be possible to change the program listings and re-download them with updates, but today the system is not set up to do that. As a result, what you are asking for can not be done within the scope of the system today. we will be updating our method of schedule delivery in the next release cycle, which may allow us in the future to update more frequently. When this occurs, we may be able to provide the reasonable functionality you are asking for.
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by Silver Contributor III on ‎12-11-2011 07:30 PM

If you are talking about shows that get delayed, how would the DVR know? This is the problem.

Networks don't broadcast any signal that would tell a DVR (be it STB or Tivo for example) the new time of the show.

This is a chicken vs egg issue. No signal, no boxes to handle it. No boxes to handle it, so no signal.

by RalphTomaccio on ‎12-12-2011 07:09 AM

I would expect Verizon could figure this out as I'm pretty sure their systems know when a program begins and ends. If we can have the ability to control our DVR's from the internet (as we do), certainly Verizon can figure a way to adjust the times and send that signal to our DVR as well.

 

Our job is to come up with ideas to make the DVR and all of what we pay for more useful. Verizon's job is to follow through with features that make the most sense and how to do it. A feature as I'm suggesting would impact every DVR user and certainly should be considered.

by Employee on ‎12-12-2011 12:51 PM
Status changed to: Maybe Later
Actually, the first commenter is pretty close to the truth. In television broadcast today schedules are set well in advance. Our system downloads these schedules so you can plan your viewing. On the day of broadcast, if there are changes, for instance as a result of a late game, there is no signal in the broadcast that we receive that indictaes that. It might be possible to change the program listings and re-download them with updates, but today the system is not set up to do that. As a result, what you are asking for can not be done within the scope of the system today. we will be updating our method of schedule delivery in the next release cycle, which may allow us in the future to update more frequently. When this occurs, we may be able to provide the reasonable functionality you are asking for.
by nikolas17 on ‎11-11-2012 04:28 PM

About a year ago I read on this forum the following:

 

we (Verizon) will be updating our method of schedule delivery in the next release cycle, which may allow us in the future to update more frequently. When this occurs, we may be able to provide the reasonable functionality you are asking for

 

The functionality that I am asking for is as follows:

 

1).    How about a SMART DVR that will automatically adjust the recording time of a show that has been delayed, or may even start early, due to such prior events as sports games being televised that never end on time. As it stands now, we have to set the DVR to record one or two, or more, programs both before and after the desired program to make sure the one we want gets recorded.

 

Then, to view it, we have to fast forward through those unwanted programs to find the beginning of the one we really want to view.

 

Verizon's current level of experise should certainly allow for such a feature.

 

 

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