Friday, December 21, 2007
Comcast TiVo DVR - Fast Forward (4 clicks)
Comcast TiVo DVR - Fast Forward (4 clicks) - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.
Fast Forward on the new Comcast TiVo DVR IS NOT the same as on the standalone TiVo. It takes (4) clicks to fast forward in stead of (3), plus that sweet TiVo buffer doesn't work as well. When you first see the recorded program after fast forwarding through a commercial, and hit the Fast Forward key once more to stop, it seems to stops at that point and you have to rewind to get to the start of the program. Maybe it's because the Fast Forward is a little faster than normal, but it's not a seamless change.
With the old TiVo you press FF three times and when you see the show start, you press FF again and the TiVo jumps back a little to start playback where the show starts again.
With the new TiVo, pressing FF four times makes it go too fast and then pressing FF again doesn't seem to support jump back.
BUT, if I press FF three times, and then press PLAY, when I see the show start, jump back seems to work.
It's a new way of using FF, with the PLAY key, but it seems to work.