I have been a TiVo user since about 2002 (I think?), and my current TiVo recently died, it was old! I’m sure it just needed a new hard drive, but I wanted to try something different so I just got a Dual Lite.
One thing that surprised me a bit is not having the thumbnail preview during fast-forward while time shifting. While watching the Buffalo Bills game tonight (ugh!) I found it somewhat annoying not to have the ability to easily FF through parts of the game as the thumbnails aren’t displaying.
I understand now that the thumbnails are processed after the program has completed recording, assuming one of the tuners is available. Presumably there is a GPU there that is required, which makes sense.
Wondering for future releases, if it’s possible to do some processing of the video during recording with the other tuner if it isn’t in use? Seems like it should be possible, but I’m obviously not familiar with the hardware architecture.