Comcast DVR to prevent FFing over commercials

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According to PVRblog, Comcast is going to disable the
FF feature of its DVRs during _American Idol_.

Let's see rumpswab Sean try to spin that into a feature.

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Rich Carreiro (rlcarr@animato.arlington.ma.us) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> According to PVRblog, Comcast is going to disable the
> FF feature of its DVRs during _American Idol_.

No, they aren't. They have had some issues with their headends sending
out the "no special play ops" flag in the guide data for AI, and this
causes the recorder to not be able to FF, REW, or skip *anything* in
the recording (show *or* commercials).

They are not supposed to be doing this, but it has something to do with
the guide data they are getting.

However, the fact that this flag exists is troubling, although silly.
I could understand a "no FF through commercials" request from a station,
but not being able to *rewind* to see things again...that's just silly.

> Let's see rumpswab Sean try to spin that into a feature.

I think even he will admit it's a bug. It's not a bug in the DVR, though,
which is doing exactly what it is being told to do. Luckily, TiVo doesn't
have this capability.

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On 09 Feb 2005 12:39:24 -0500, Rich Carreiro
<rlcarr@animato.arlington.ma.us> wrote:

>According to PVRblog, Comcast is going to disable the
>FF feature of its DVRs during _American Idol_.
>
>Let's see rumpswab Sean try to spin that into a feature.


Is that the same blog that started a TIVO Deathwatch??

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Rich Carreiro <rlcarr@animato.arlington.ma.us> wrote:
> According to PVRblog, Comcast is going to disable the
> FF feature of its DVRs during _American Idol_.

Well, you gotta watch all those comcast ads! Afterall, if comcast is
going to spend all that money, you better enjoy it. :p
 
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