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Thread: Great App - Here's my observations

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    Great App - Here's my observations

    Really excited to see this app under development. I have been trying to find the best way to get live tv and recordings to the living room as I propose cutting the cord. Since NextPVR itself seems to be the best featured client for NextPVR (the only one with conflict resolution and resource information) that is my preference, but my wife is not a big fan of Windows so...

    Anyway, here's a few things I noticed. The first being a bit of a big one. As I was installing I hit enter too soon and failed to enter the IP address the second time it is asked for. This left me with the app trying to connect, but it would never really fail. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling it kept trying to connect to the wrong IP and even pressing 000 failed to get me back to settings. Ultimately I had to reset my TV and start fresh. So maybe some kind of timed failure that takes you back to the settings screen?

    Secondly, I could pause live TV, but could not move forward at all. No way to skip commercials.
    Lastly, if I started a show, then completely stopped, I was unable to 'resume'. It would just start over.

    You may already be aware of these issues, but wanted to pass on my experience so far. Everything else I tested seemed to work great, but I haven't really had a lot of time to put it through the app through it's paces yet! Anxious to test it out more this weekend!

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    Hi rbeier,

    Thanks for trying out my app.

    First, the app is quite stable now and I don't have any big development plans for it in the pipeline.
    Back to your questions…

    Quote Originally Posted by rbeier1221 View Post
    The first being a bit of a big one. As I was installing I hit enter too soon and failed to enter the IP address the second time it is asked for. This left me with the app trying to connect, but it would never really fail. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling it kept trying to connect to the wrong IP and even pressing 000 failed to get me back to settings. Ultimately I had to reset my TV and start fresh. So maybe some kind of timed failure that takes you back to the settings screen?
    Well, I don't know what happened.
    There is a timeout of 30 secs or something that is supposed to take you to either settings screen, depending on in which state the app can't find the server.
    This is the first time I hear of someone getting stuck this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by rbeier1221 View Post
    Secondly, I could pause live TV, but could not move forward at all. No way to skip commercials.
    Lastly, if I started a show, then completely stopped, I was unable to 'resume'. It would just start over.
    Skipping in live TV is not working on most TVs. There is not much I can do about it. It would require some major changes to NPVRs streaming server or to your TV's firmware both being out of my control.

    Resume is supported and works great on most TV models except for the F-series.
    The user experience actually differs quite a lot depending on your TV model.
    Your TV may benefit from turning on or off “seek hinting” and “skip to target” (0-0-0 settings).

    /Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred250 View Post
    Hi rbeier,

    Thanks for trying out my app.

    First, the app is quite stable now and I don't have any big development plans for it in the pipeline.
    Back to your questions…



    Well, I don't know what happened.
    There is a timeout of 30 secs or something that is supposed to take you to either settings screen, depending on in which state the app can't find the server.
    This is the first time I hear of someone getting stuck this way.



    Skipping in live TV is not working on most TVs. There is not much I can do about it. It would require some major changes to NPVRs streaming server or to your TV's firmware both being out of my control.

    Resume is supported and works great on most TV models except for the F-series.
    The user experience actually differs quite a lot depending on your TV model.
    Your TV may benefit from turning on or off “seek hinting” and “skip to target” (0-0-0 settings).

    /Fred
    Thanks for your responses. Appreciate it!

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