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Mark_B
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:31 pm Reply with quote
MyStuff Team Joined: 12 Aug 2005 Posts: 254
As a new member, wondering how you get an enhancement registered for a change?

Also is there a way to get support for such a change from other members and effect its priority and likely implementation?

I would like to see the timer limit of 70 increased to say 200 so that you can preset timers out into the future when you need to...

Thanks
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Darkmatter
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:04 pm Reply with quote
Forum moderator Joined: 21 Mar 2005 Posts: 1237
Not everything makes it on to the list. We tend to list the important one, and generally refrain from making too many requests. Otherwise we risk swamping Topfield with minor modification, to the determent to the really important stuff we want fixed. Usually, it?s fairly obvious which requests are going to receive preferential treatment ? generally it?s the threads that receive the most traffic, or topics that are mentioned frequently.

On the subject of increasing the number of timers: It would on the face of it be a fairly easy thing to do. Having said that, it?s also easy enough for a 3rd party TAP to provide the extra capacity.

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tichtich
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:21 am Reply with quote
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I would support the request for an increase in the number of timers allowed. So far the maximum number I've had at one time has been in the low 50s. But I can forsee running into this limit in the future. It wouldn't be a big problem for me, but, if the limit can be changed easily, then why not? 70 was probably enough when people were limited to selecting from the 7-day OTA EPG (though I guess some people might want to set timers manually further into the future, as Mark says). But now we can set timers up to 14 days ahead from DigiGuide, the limit feels more restrictive. (I feel sorry for Inverto owners, who have a 14-day EPG but a limit of only 32 timers!)

Darkmatter wrote:
Having said that, it?s also easy enough for a 3rd party TAP to provide the extra capacity.

It sounds a bit tricky to me. I would think the TAP would have to maintain its own timer list and keep copying timers from that list to the Toppy timer list as and when space becomes available for them.

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