How will we tell whether a recording has ended up true AR, and not auto-padding with zero padding? We need a test subject that gets transmitted at the wrong time!
You can convert a series or accurate recording reservation to a padded manual timer merely by editing the start/end times which at a guess is what's happening here.
It's a valid concern, but that isn't what is happening here. The start/end times are not touched, nor is any of the series link information, I just adjust the per-recording padding/AR flag.
That's all that the Humax software does when you either disable all padding in the menu, or enable it.
All my tests so far have been successful - perhaps it is time to start compiling a list of trustworthy AR channels (or untrustworthy, whichever is shorter!). I have never had a problem with AR on any channel that I record but I understand that Five is regarded as suspect. Is anyone in a position to advise on the others?
I agree (well, black or white-list depending on the approach) but it should contain some defaults so that most people can install and forget.I would be inclined to have a channel white-list the user can click in the WebIF. They can then be cautious or not as they like.