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Spragleknas

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  • December 21, 2005
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    Just to be clear:
    TVE3 = TVServer :)
    (That seems to lead to som confusion. I believe the team agreed to use TVServer, and not TVE3. Old TV engine is still called TVE2, or "the built in TV engine#).

    IIRC you should be able to disable TSwith TVE2.
     

    Innocence

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    With TVE3 -> no.
    Could someone please explain why this is so?

    In 99.9% of all LiveTV watching I never use the TimeShift feature. When I do need it I can always press a button to enable it.

    Always-on timeshifting wears your harddisk and I recon it produces a small overhead to channel change too (in theory at least)

    Shouldn't there at least be an option to disable always-on timeshifting?
     

    IkeV70

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    I don't know why you can't turn TS off, but regarding the HD wear: I was concerned about that too. So I bought 2 GB additional RAM and installed the free ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver as 1 GB Ramdisk. TS files are now written to ram. Works perfectly.
     

    Innocence

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    I don't know why you can't turn TS off, but regarding the HD wear: I was concerned about that too. So I bought 2 GB additional RAM and installed the free ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver as 1 GB Ramdisk. TS files are now written to ram. Works perfectly.
    I thought about using a RAM disk, but a couple of gigabytes wont last long with a handfull of HD tuners.

    Has anyone tried using flash ram (USB, SD etc.)? Even 16Gb modules are awfully cheap, but I'm not sure they're fast enough or if continuous read/write will destroy it?
     

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    Any answer to the question why you can't turn off timeshifting? Is it possible to implement that? I'm fine with the default being on if you like, but at least give me the option to turn it off!
     

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    It can't be turned off. And as far as I am aware it is not easy to implement. It really wit affect the HD too badly. I had a spare laptop HD and just use that for timeshifting.
     

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    Well I could turn it off in TVE2 so it can't be impossible! And it does affect performance, it slows everything down a bit, at least it did when I turned it on in TVE2. I'm not worried about the HD.
     

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    I'd also like to disable the timeshifting on my Composite input channels so I don't have a 2 second delay when playing Xbox :(
     

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