Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?
On Wed, 12 May 2004 12:16:06 -0500, Mark Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Wed, 12 May 2004 17:03:31 GMT, Bob in CT <email@example.com>
>> On Wed, 12 May 2004 11:46:12 -0500, Mark Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> On Wed, 12 May 2004 12:03:20 GMT, Bob in CT <email@example.com>
>>>> on a 5040, is there a way to show how far into the program you are?
>>>> currently watching the Giro d'Italia, and I can't watch the entire
>>>> hours), so I fast forward through some spots. However, I can never
>>>> out how close to the end I am, so I have to stop, hit "display" and
>>> I never had a need to stop it to use display. Display should work in
>>> all modes (just now when you're in a menu).
>> I didn't know that, thanks.
>>>> Also, is there a way to make the display tell you the time
>>>> remaining (instead of the time elapsed)?
>>> Not that I know of, but that's easily determined by comparing the time
>>> elapsed to the length of the recording (shown at the beginning of the
>>> next line down).
>> Easy for someone who can subtract! As an engineer, we invented
>> calculators so we'd have something to do that kind of stuff. Similarly,
>> I'd much rather know how many minutes are left than subtracting 21
>> from one hour and 40 minutes. Who cares about how many minutes have
>> elapsed? (And I'm not saying that subtraction is bad -- it's just my
>> doesn't think that way. I bought a $400 programmable remote so that I
>> wouldn't have to remember that cable is connected to input 3 of my TV
>> to input 4 of my receiver. I'm terrible at detail.)
> I don't seem to be doing that subtraction anymore. I can see that 21
> minutes or an hour show have elapsed and already know about how much
> has elapsed. For remembering the point (such as for returning to it
> later), time elapsed is just as useful as time remaining.
Good point! (Although I guess one could do this by time remaining, too,
but it would be backwards from the way most people think.) I think what
I'd want is for this to be configurable, but perhaps then we'd be headed
down the Microsoft trail -- add more functionality but forget about fixing
bugs or making the software actually work.
Bob in CT
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