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IceTV Applications => Smart Recording website and General questions => Topic started by: ChrisW on September 16, 2016, 11:09:11 AM

Title: Prefer Standard Def Option
Post by: ChrisW on September 16, 2016, 11:09:11 AM
Could I please request a facility that allows the Advanced Options - Quality selection to be remembered for future timer settings?

I would imagine the last option used could be retained in the cookie or account database (as the last Device and Time/Channel currently are), or an option added in the account config to set the prefered default.

Reason being: I ALWAYS prefer my recordings to be standard def, but I want to retain the duplicate hi-def channels for the very occasional show I may prefer to watch in better quality, such as the Olympics recently.

Currently, every time I set a timer for SBS, TEN, Nine or 7mate I have to go into Advanced Options and change the Quality to "Prefer Standard Def", which frustratingly adds three mouse clicks to every timer setting.

Apart from the increased file size of hi-def recordings, the Skippa beavers away unsuccesfully for hours trying to process ad-skipping on these hi-def files. Im sure this extra disk and CPU activity is just shortening the Skippa's life expectancy.  :'(

Thanks in advance for any consideration.
Title: Re: Prefer Standard Def Option
Post by: prl on September 16, 2016, 01:35:23 PM
I've long been of the opinion that if you set up a recording on, say, SBS, it should default to "Prefer standard definition", and if you set it up on SBS HD, it should default to "Prefer high definition".

But then I also think that "Prefer high definition" should only refer to programs that have a HD program source, not just lots of pixels in the broadcast.
Title: Re: Prefer Standard Def Option
Post by: ChrisW on September 16, 2016, 01:44:41 PM
I've long been of the opinion that if you set up a recording on, say, SBS, it should default to "Prefer standard definition", and if you set it up on SBS HD, it should default to "Prefer high definition".
That would work for me.

In fact you've just made me realise why it bugs me: I've made the effort to identify and select the standard-def show/channel when it is available on multiple channels, then I have to go extra effort to ensure it actually records on the channel I selected!

Thanks - I feel a bit better now.  :)
Title: Re: Prefer Standard Def Option
Post by: raymondjpg on September 16, 2016, 04:30:55 PM
But then I also think that "Prefer high definition" should only refer to programs that have a HD program source, not just lots of pixels in the broadcast.

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