Play Back Interuption Scenarios

This page describes some of the scenarios people have tested to demonstrate play back interuption bugs.

Test Scenarios

Scenario number Category Description Details
1 Watching two timers - watch one of the timer channels Timer 1: Channel A xx.01pm
Timer 2: Channel B xx.02pm
Watch channel A
2 Playback two timers - watch a file A Timer 1: Channel A xx.01pm
Timer 2: Channel B xx.02pm
Watch Channel A then start playback of file
3 Playback two timers - watch a file B Timer 1: Channel A xx.01pm
Timer 2: Channel B xx.02pm
Watch Channel C then start playback of file
4 Playback One manual rec/one timer - watch a file Manual start of recording Channel A
Timer 1: Channel B xx.01pm
Before timer starts - Watch Channel A then start playback of file

Note: Results of testing the above scenarios will differ depending on the channels that the 2 tuners are tuned to before starting the test.
For example, testing Scenario 1 with an unpatched Feb-06 firmware:
- WILL interrupt if the main tuner is Channel C and the PiP tuner is Channel D
- WILL NOT interrupt if the main tuner is Channel A and the PiP tuner is Channel B

To accurately recreate these results (ie. worst case scenario) you should ensure the main tuner is on Channel C and the PiP tuner is on Channel D (ie. different channels/muxes to the recordings that are to be made).

Test Results

Scenario number
May-05

Jan-06

Feb-06

Aug-061

Sep-062

Nov 07
1
Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. CYR message when timer 2 fires and viewing changes to Channel B3
[Xw] patch fixes4

No Data

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. CYR message when timer 2 fires5
[Xw] patch fixes6

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. CYR message when timer 2 fires7

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. CYR message when timer 2 fires8

Playback Continues9
2
Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK.
Playback stopped with bookmark then CYR when timer 2 fires10,11

No Data

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark when timer 2 fires12
[Xp] patch fixes13

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark when timer 2 fires14

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark when timer 2 fires15

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark when timer 2 fires
[Xp] patch fixes16
3
Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark then CYR when timer 2 fires17,18

No Data

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark then CYR when timer 2 fires19
[Xp] patch fixes20

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark then CYR when timer 2 fires21

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark then CYR when timer 2 fires22

Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK. Playback stopped with bookmark then CYR when timer 2 fires
[Xp] patch fixes23
4
Interupted
Timer 1 fires OK - playback stops with bookmark.24,25

No Data

Playback Continues26

Playback Continues27

Playback Continues28

Playback Continues29

Results Summary

Results Summary - "Watching" category

These interruptions are fixed from the Nov-07 firmware.
R2-D2's Watch No CYR [Xw] patch can prevent these interruptions on firmwares prior to Nov-07. See this posting in the UK toppy forums for a link to this patch.

Results Summary - "Playback" category

These interruptions are improved from Feb-06 (possibly Jan-06, but no data to confirm this). However, Topfield will not improve this any further as they would have to sacrifice the ability to copy a recording. See this statement defending their position.
R2-D2's Play No CYR [Xp] patch can prevent these interruptions but sacrifices the ability to copy recordings. See this posting in the UK toppy forums for a link to this patch.

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