I have the following problems with my standard definition receiver (2500) when receiving content from my multi-room DVR:
Is anyone else having any or all of these problems? The first issue is the most important. I want to confirm that these are not receiver problems. I'm guessing these are just multi-room DVR issues.
09-03-2008 11:39 AM - edited 09-03-2008 11:39 AM
I have the same type of issue while fast forwarding through shows. When I try to watch Big Brother and fast forward or 30-second skip through any commercials in the second half of the show, my HD STB will send me back to near the beginning of the show. I'm playing the show on a HD non-DVR box by streaming it from the DVR.
I believe there are a few other threads on this. I'm actually researching this issue myself before calling Verizon to ask for a refund of my Media Center / Multi-room DVR fee until it's fixed.
- When you press play after fast forwarding any show, the show will play audio/video briefly before resetting to a place 'x' number of seconds prior to that point (depending on the speed you fast forwarded). This is also very annoying.
I don't consider to be a problem. In fact I LIKE this feature. When you are fast-forwarding, when you notice that you have the reached the point where you want to resume playback, you inevitably press the "Play" button as it flies by that point. With other DVRs, I have always had to REWIND a few seconds after pressing PLAY from FF. I would bet that they figured MOST people don't have lightning-quick reflexes, so they programmed in a 1 or 2 second "REVERSE" to get closer to where you INTENDED the playback to resume. Although inexact, I find this feature pretty darned useful and like it very much.