DVR Compensation Tips and Help All version of MDN, TWC Navigator from 2.5 to the new 3.0 have DVR Compensation. (Non-C box, not a Samsung.) Versions of ODN Navigator (C-boxes and Samsungs) recently acquired DVR Compensation through a software update on version builds 4.1 and 5.0:
Here are some tips below and my own personal experiences with this feature. Feel free to add your own and comment:
I liked DVR Compensation better in MDN than ODN. On MDN, I could put mine to "Less" and have it stop within maybe 2-3 seconds of where I wanted it. 'Normal" backed up too much for me.
On ODN, DVR Compensation, when set to "Less", it seems to not back up far enough and I could not get the timing down. So I put my setting back to the default of Normal, and have been practicing with that.
What I am going to say is still going to vary for different people based on their reaction time, but assume you have ODN Navigator DVR Compensation. (A C-box or a Samsung.) What seems to work for me for Normal DVR Compensation (which is the default) is to fast-forward along when you see the show come back for about 2 additional seconds. (Note that I am using the 4x FF function in this example.) Now, keep fast-forwarding for two seconds AFTER you see the show come back on the screen. When you hit play, the back compensation should put you pretty close to just between the last commercial break and the return to the show.
Has that been the experience for other ODN 4.1+ users?