Honek: ..beside which it is also a DVD recorded so I can copy "keepers" on to a DVDPresumably these will only be SD given the ts files for a movie are about 10-14Gb, what codec is the DVD rip and can it play on other machines DVD players?
Chis: I've been quite happy with the 10 mins forward, 6 mins back for quite a while. Yes, ad breaks aren't always 4 mins but it's fairly easy to go forward or back depending. Most ad breaks seem to be 3.5, 4 or 4.5 mins.
So are there better options now? I still love my 30sec forward jump on my old S1 Tivo, mostly because it's just so darn responsive. You can press the button 8 times in a second and have the picture jump in sync. I haven't found the MTV remote buttons as responsive.
In the end I'd be happy with any forward/back combinations that got us to around 4 mins with the minimum of key presses.
And huge thanks to 2lostkiwis for the wonderful find on the jump area and making a hacked ROM for us.
lorenzo: ... what codec is the DVD rip and can it play on other machines DVD players?
evanh:lorenzo: ... what codec is the DVD rip and can it play on other machines DVD players?
DVDs have to be "Standard Definition" to conform to PAL/NTSC/SECAM timings and has to use MPEG2 compression to be compatible with generic DVD players. Any other combo is not a DVD any longer.
Magic tech support suggested restoring the factory settings and reinstalling the latest firmware (then 3.17). ?I did that and a while later it froze again.