Restart feature

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The restart feature works very well initially. There are warnings for most of the problems it had in Ontario at first (eg. rewinding current show too far and losing fast forward). Only drawback is it's not really implemented by channel. It's different for various shows on the channels. Many shows go back 30 hours while a few are only available for an hour after they run if you watch them while they are on (eg. NCIS on Showcase). And some shows are not available at all.
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AndyK

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Posted 5 months ago

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Clifford Lewis, Champion

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As  I understand it there is  a matter of the various program distribution rights in Canada as to what can be rewound and when.   Some of it even varies from season to season for different programs.
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You are correct Clifford, the ability to rewind a show and how long it's available for is actually the choice of the program owner, not the broadcaster.  This is why it can change from program to program on the same channel.

As for the issue with rewinding too far and loosing the fast forward ability Andy, you get a pop up warning before backing up to far and it warns you that you are about to restart and loose the fast forward or skip option.  Granted it doesn't resolve the trouble entirely, but at least it gives you a heads up.
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Found a useful Guide option.
To see only the Restart capable channels, while in the Guide,  hit enter/options: Categories: Genre: Restart. 
Hope this helps.