Improving adding and editing record rules

A place for people to discuss future hardware and software product news
Post Reply
nickk
Silicondust
Posts: 16063
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:39 am
x 27

Improving adding and editing record rules

Post by nickk »

We are looking at ways to improve the UI for adding and editing record rules.

Today the low level logic can apply any of the following to a series rule:
RecentOnly
AfterOriginalAirdateOnly
ChannelOnly
TeamOnly
DateTimeOnly

The UI concept of a one-time-recording is a rule with ChannelOnly and DateTimeOnly set.

You can have multiple rules within the same series, for example to record multiple sports teams.

Within any rule you can set:
Priority
StartPadding
EndPadding

If the recording rule part of the UI annoys you and you think you can do better, now is the time to propose improvements. We are very open to concepts here to improve the user experience relating to recording rules.

We will post our own mock concepts as well - feedback encouraged...

FoodLioon
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:22 pm

Re: Improving adding and editing record rules

Post by FoodLioon »

Select multiple channels for a rule. I get 2 FOXs, 2 NBCs and 2 CBSs. I would like to pick the FOX, CBS and NBC I want for NFL recordings.

MonkMad
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:38 pm
Device ID: 10430024, 131A4FBC

Re: Improving adding and editing record rules

Post by MonkMad »

I second FoodLioon's suggestion below. We had a related discussion when the "Record This Channel" feature was released. Basically, more granular control over recordings will exponentially increase the usability and utility of the DVR engine, espoecially for households with several tuners. If there is concern that some of these low-level or granular controls can be too much for novice users to handle, maybe there can be a toggle in Settings (like Kodi) where you can switch between "Standard" and "Advanced" modes for setting up recordings. The Standard mode can be the same as the current UI, and the Advanced mode could simply provide users with a multi-select UI for the low-level settings per rule mentioned by Nick, such as:
  • RecentOnly
  • AfterOriginalAirdateOnly
  • ChannelOnly
  • TeamOnly
  • DateTimeOnly
and another section for
  • Priority
  • StartPadding
  • EndPadding

What would be icing on the cake :) , is if there was a "Preview" feature for the Advanced mode (perhaps in a frame to the side/bottom of the screen), which would update a list of upcoming recordings based on what you select/deselect. This would allow power users to experiment and come with the exact settings to get their rules working just as they like.

Yet another feature (hey, we can always dream, right? :D ) could be the selection of certain tuners/HDHR devices per recording rule. This would allow users who have both PRIME and an OTA tuners, to devise separate recording strategies for cable vs broadcast (and many other permutations)

Please let me know if these make sense, and if you'd like more details on any of these. Thanks!
FoodLioon wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:39 am Select multiple channels for a rule. I get 2 FOXs, 2 NBCs and 2 CBSs. I would like to pick the FOX, CBS and NBC I want for NFL recordings.

Alister
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:37 am

Re: Improving adding and editing record rules

Post by Alister »

What you call padding - prerecord and post record - have the global default be a software setting

Very useful for the BBC in UK that can over run / timings on SD be off from OTA

Post Reply