I had an old DVR made by AMD over 10 years ago that had the ability to speed up and slow down playback. It was great for getting through some of the more ponderous shows (documentaries, movies, news shows) quickly. Some 30 minute shows I could get through in 10 minutes with this and skipping commercials, due to how slow they talked.
On the other hand, it was great for slowing down dialog that is spoken too fast (I'm looking at you Cramer/Mad Money).
That was one of the few things I liked about the product. They never touched the software after they released the $600 product, so it was very unstable. I could have used raw screen capture software and spent less time than I did keeping that thing going. Contrast with SD who works constantly on their products (love my setup).
To this day I still avoid AMD products for that very reason. Yes, Corporate America, I can hold a grudge for over a decade to the tune of thousands of dollars.
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