Skip is Different in Buffer vs. Recorded Show

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I have a Series 1 DTivo and have the skip button programmed for 30
second jumps.

I noticed that when I'm fast forwarding through a saved show from the HD
of my DTivo (from
the Now Playing List) and I hit the skip button, it goes to the next 15
minute marker. But when
I'm fast forwarding through "live" television delayed by, say, 20
minutes (in the 30 minute buffer) and I hit the skip button, it goes to
the end of the buffer, even if there's a 15 minute marker in between (it
goes right past it).

Does anyone know why it does this? Is there any logic behind it? It
seems to me that the skip button should do the same thing in both modes.
I would prefer that it went to the next 15 minute marker when I'm in the
buffer, but regardless, it should be consistent. That way, I wouldn't
have to remember which mode I'm in and what to expect when I hit the
skip button.
 
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"David Z" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:3embjbF3t19eU1@individual.net...
> I have a Series 1 DTivo and have the skip button programmed for 30
> second jumps.
>
> I noticed that when I'm fast forwarding through a saved show from the HD
> of my DTivo (from
> the Now Playing List) and I hit the skip button, it goes to the next 15
> minute marker. But when
> I'm fast forwarding through "live" television delayed by, say, 20
> minutes (in the 30 minute buffer) and I hit the skip button, it goes to
> the end of the buffer, even if there's a 15 minute marker in between (it
> goes right past it).
>
> Does anyone know why it does this? Is there any logic behind it? It
> seems to me that the skip button should do the same thing in both modes.
> I would prefer that it went to the next 15 minute marker when I'm in the
> buffer, but regardless, it should be consistent. That way, I wouldn't
> have to remember which mode I'm in and what to expect when I hit the
> skip button.
>
>
>

Live buffer content doesn't have a defined start time stored anywhere.
Saved programs have a defined start time and a known end point.

The Live buffer loses oldest content about every 12-15 minutes while the buffer
is increasing all the time. The tick marks are not continuously updated when
the program is not being stored. Note that pressing Record and resuming
play from the Now Playing List will make the tick marks skip functional for
an in-progress recording, but they might not be at 15 minute intervals.

There have been reports that the Advance button will cause a jump
to the beginning of the Live buffer when Rew mode is active with
the latest DirecTV DVR software version 6.2. Perhaps someone
in the Los Angeles area can confirm this rumor.
 

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"David Z" <me@privacy.net> wrote in news:3embjbF3t19eU1@individual.net:

> I have a Series 1 DTivo and have the skip button programmed for 30
> second jumps.

Excellent. However, let me point out that this is NOT SUPPORTED. It is a
'well-known secret', but it is not an official function of the TiVo
software.

> I noticed that when I'm fast forwarding through a saved show from the HD
> of my DTivo (from
> the Now Playing List) and I hit the skip button, it goes to the next 15
> minute marker. But when
> I'm fast forwarding through "live" television delayed by, say, 20
> minutes (in the 30 minute buffer) and I hit the skip button, it goes to
> the end of the buffer, even if there's a 15 minute marker in between (it
> goes right past it).

Yep. That it does.

> Does anyone know why it does this? Is there any logic behind it? It

Design. It is both a 'skip to tick' and 'skip to end' button depending on
how you are viewing the current program. As noted in the past, recordED
programs are different than recordING programs. Even if the program is in
the process of recording, try accessing it through Now Playing rather than
just 'rewinding' to the beginning. Also, experiment and see what happens
when NOT in fast forward mode.

> seems to me that the skip button should do the same thing in both modes.
> I would prefer that it went to the next 15 minute marker when I'm in the
> buffer, but regardless, it should be consistent. That way, I wouldn't
> have to remember which mode I'm in and what to expect when I hit the
> skip button.

You changed what the button does, you live with the results. Although
that's not entirely accurate, I believe the skip button behaves exactly the
same way in regards to recordED and recordING programs regardless. Just
obviously it becomes skip 30 seconds normally, skip to tick when fast
forwarding. Normal operation is skip to end, skip to tick when fast
forwarding.

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