I understand that - but if you are recording 6 to 7pm and then a show say from 7 to 8pm, perhaps a second show 6 to 7pm. Both shows you are recording 6 to 7pm each take 1 tuner - until 7:05. So if you start the 7 to 8 recording 1 minute early, what's the difference?
there isn't a tuner if you only have a 2 tuner Tablo as both 6 to 7 shows will record until 7:05 so starting the next show at 7:00 or 6:59 can't matter.
If it's a quad, you could be recording 3 shows 6 to 7, they'd keep recording until 7:05 and your 7 to 8 show could be started right at 7 or at 6:59 either way it simply wouldn't matter adding 1 minute to the front end of recording a show.
If I did manual recording and started every single show I recorded 1 minute before the hour it would make no difference at all if all shows also recorded that extra 5 minutes at the end. Only if it stopped instead of recording that extra 5 minutes would it possibly matter if the next show was started at the hour or 1 minute before the hour.
For those of us wanting that extra minute - we know what the possibilities are and have made our choice. I don't get why folks try to talk us out of wanting that extra minute when we know possible consequences, but in my examples, I can't see how adding 1 minute to the front of each show could possibly cause me any issues at all - since Tablo normally goes 5 minutes later anyway.
I'd rather not miss the first minute of a show than have them ALWAYS cut off every single episode, every single week and not a thing we can do about it.
As of now today our one and only option if we wish to record a WHOLE show, including the first 1 or 2 minutes is to always do manual recording - seems a few folks want us to have to do that.
uh, I bought a quad to minimize possible issues - and one reason I bought a quad is because I know our shows, several of them, several of our favorites always start early - but were bummed to learn not a thing we can do other than manual recording exactly like I've been stuck with for years with the DVD player. So in that respect, Tablo is no better than the DVD recording as I still have to manually record our favorite shows to catch ALL of the show.
Why are some dead-set against having that option, trying to talk us out of it instead of letting Tablo engineers decide if customer demand or desire is a factor and they deciding?
I know about the conflict resolution needs and complexities - I schedule events on a gov't network, backups, server reboots, etc. and have scheduled employee work schedules for a business I owned - now THAT's complex! LOL I'd rather program the Tablo system than to deal with that ever again! ;-)