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0x0290 Feature Discussion: Super Skip-to-Tick

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 2, 2008.

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    Stuart Sweet

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    This is a discussion thread for the super skip-to-tick feature of the latest national release.

    A little bit about this feature:

    • Use while Fast-Forwarding or Rewinding to go to the next tick mark in the progress bar
    • After skipping-to-tick, you will still be in Fast-Forward or Rewind
    • [​IMG] or [​IMG] will jump to the previous tick mark when Rewinding
    • [​IMG] or [​IMG] will jump to the next tick mark when Fast-Forwarding
    • [​IMG] returns playback to PLAY mode
    • This feature is enabled for all users in this release. No additional code is required to enable it.

    Note: These buttons [​IMG] [​IMG] do not appear on the DIRECTV remote but may appear on third party remotes.
     

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  2. Stuart Sweet

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    Commence Discussion!
     
  3. RACJ2

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    Ok, since you suggested a discussion, can you please clarify exactly what key strokes are supposed to make it skip to the next tick? I use after market remotes and press the fast forward and hold it and nothing happens. Sometimes I press and release it and press it again and it skips to the next tick. Other times it just goes from fast foward 1 to fast forward 2.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    This eliminates the need for press-and-hold to skip forward to the next tick on the bar.

    It works like this:

    Press {>>} to start fast forwarding.
    Then press {>>|} and you will jump to the next tick on the bar.

    After you push {>>|} you will still be fast-forwarding, so push {>} to go back to play.

    The same applies to rewinding. Use {<<} and {|<<}

    I hope that explains it. I know the graphic representation of the buttons is a little crude, sorry for that.
     
  5. RACJ2

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    Perfect explanation! I tried it several times and it works everytime. I like the new method much better.
     
  6. qwsxz

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    HR21 > HR10-250 in my opinion now. Done and done.

    Well done D*. Well done.
     
  7. rawilson

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    We miss that feature. Use it all the time on our Tivo unit
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    No need to miss it now ;)
     
  9. jpenneck

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    About time! Thank you DTV.

    Now if only they could sort out the last idiotic "press & hold" function - SLOW MOTION. Perhaps they could do something similar ? i.e. press PAUSE and then the Fast Forward or Advance button could initiate slow motion ?
     
  10. Eben

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    I got the update last night. At the time, I didn't know about this new super skip, so I was using the old hold method. Am I crazy or does the old method still work?
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    You are not crazy and yes it does ..
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    Updated post #1 with new graphics :)
     
  13. Dan B

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    Nice, thanks for the tip.
     
  14. puffnstuff

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    Did you forget DLB ?
     
  15. SParker

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    Me likey!
     
  16. jdspencer

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    That is great, now it works like my HR10. :)

    Now to fix the Slow Motion implementation.
    However, I'd suggest a second press of Pause to start Slow Motion.
     
  17. ejohnson

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    Is there a list of all the features that were gained with the update?

    Thanks
     
  18. Steve

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    If you like SUPERSKIPTOTICK, be sure to let DirecTV know how you feel about this Wish List request at the link below:

    During FF or RW, UP/DOWN arrows should express to the START or END of a recording.

    This is a user-friendly alternative to the currently unreliable PRESS&HOLD of [​IMG] and [​IMG], intended to do the same.

    /steve
     
  19. ejohnson

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    Nevermind, Found it
     
  20. Cmnore

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    Anyone tried this on an OTA AM-21 recording yet?
     

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