Author Topic: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR  (Read 6880 times)

Offline IanL-S

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I thought it would be an excellent idea to put together Skippa improvements that have been suggested on the Forum (in no particular order of importance)
  • add the ability to copy (multiple) files to USB HDD including all meta data - can be played as native file rather than media file. One-at-at time file copying is 'unacceptable'
  • add an ftp server - able to copy files with correct names and meta data to PC or MAC
  • add the ability to edit recordings (ability to remove pre and post padding would be a good starting point)
  • add an alternative EPG guide (similar to JustEPG). Interim solution of bieng able to toggle on/off the current program details displayed in top half of screen
  • add ability to apply padding (pre & post) to individual programs/channels.
  • add ability to record manually i.e. to record back to back programs on the same channel as one recording so alleviating  the need for padding between the programs.
  • to be able to set the skips for playback for more than one specific interval. (at least two)
  • add ability to change the default (whether to record first runs only or repeats) for individual shows
  • add ability to create folders to store recordings in: recordings meeting specified criteria automatically moved to designated folder (update 28-09-15: all recordings made in a series recording automatically placed in spearate folder - blue key to do it manually or to undo the 'grouping')
  • Ability to unmount usb drive from media menu. Settings/Device INfo seems strange place.
  • Display disk name in media screen
  • "Real" power switch on rear of the unit
  • Removable internal HDD similar to the TRF-2200
  • Fix the display on the front of the SKIPPA; it is recessed into the case, so you can only clearly see it when you a looking straight on.
  • The ability to re-order the channels in the EPG.
  • The ability to turn off ad-skip; Better yet, the ability to specify which shows to process at the time you set the recording.

Update: I have incorporated suggestions in post below in the initial post. I will add further points as they are made.
Ian
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 02:59:57 PM by IanL-S »
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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 06:03:56 PM »
1. Add the ability to copy (multiple) files to USB HDD including all meta data - can be played as native file rather than media file. One-at-at time file copying is 'unacceptable'
2. Add an ftp server - able to copy files with correct names and meta data to PC or MAC
3. Add the ability to edit recordings (ability to remove pre and post padding would be a good starting point)
4. Add an alternative EPG guide (similar to JustEPG)

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 10:27:03 PM »
5. Add ability to apply padding (pre & post) to individual programs/channels.
6. Add ability to record manually i.e. to record back to back programs on the same channel as one recording so alleviating  the need for padding between the programs.

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 10:58:31 PM »
7. To be able to set the skips for playback for more than one specific interval.  (at least two)
8. Add ability to change the default (whether to record first runs only or repeats) for individual shows

Cheers,
Judy
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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 05:06:03 PM »
9. Ability to create folders to store recordings in
« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 03:58:30 PM by Klink1313 »

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 06:13:54 PM »
Hi Just a small suggestion to remove a layer of complexity
Anywhere the manual says to use the +/-ch buttons to page through the list
Eg. My week,my recordings ect. You should be able to use the big blue arrow buttons to
Move through any list and have it auto scroll/page.
You may be able to do this already
Thank brian

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 06:45:43 PM »
9. Ability to create files to store recordings in
Create folders, rather than files?

Of course, there's always the one that people have been asking for for ages: the ability to specify the destination folder for a series recording in the IceTV series recording.

And not just on Skippa:D
Peter
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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2015, 04:00:29 PM »
My post does say folders...........well now it does  ::)

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 08:03:41 PM »
Needs to ship...

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 07:01:24 PM »
provide PIP  Picture in Picture so you can watch one channel and keep another in a PIP window

I actually though it would do that without even bothering to check, seems it does not.

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 09:52:42 PM »
provide PIP  Picture in Picture so you can watch one channel and keep another in a PIP window

I actually though it would do that without even bothering to check, seems it does not.

It may be a limitation of the Broadcom SoC; Topfiled PVRs with a Broadcom SoC do not have PiP; thye claim it is a harware limiation when used with free-to-air tuner. Apparently satalite and cable are OK.

Ian
« Last Edit: September 26, 2015, 10:44:41 AM by IanL-S »

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2015, 10:42:49 AM »
As some of the firmware updates contain new features, would it be possible to list the changes on your website for all updates?

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2015, 10:55:43 AM »
That's a good idea, but it's also another reason why Ian requested sub - sub forum grouping, because then you could have a dedicated sub-forum for firmware alone for example and besides having the current firmware in there to download, they could list change logs etc...


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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2015, 11:42:32 AM »
Rubber feet, so it doesn't slide around if you try to press a button.

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Re: Skippa Wish List - things that need to be done to make World's Best PVR
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2015, 12:01:13 PM »
Rubber feet, so it doesn't slide around if you try to press a button.

Then you have the risk of the rubber perishing and sticking the PVR to the shelf.  :'( :-[

I had not noticed this ... it probably has something to do with the mass of the unit. My Toppys are much larger and heavier so are not prone to move as easily. I suspect I have similar issues with the TRF-2100 and TF-T6211 which are similar size and weight.

On balance it seems like a good idea....

Ian


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