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1-line Mini Guide

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 12, 2009.

Do you use the 1-line Mini Guide?

  1. Yes, frequently

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    0.0%
  2. Yes, occasionally

    42 vote(s)
    14.5%
  3. No

    73 vote(s)
    25.2%
  4. Never heard of it

    175 vote(s)
    60.3%
  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Just wondering what you guys think of the 1-line Mini Guide

    .. You can get to the Mini Guide by pressing the Blue button when viewing a Live TV ..
     
  2. belunos

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    I use it to record The Daily Show.. well, daily.
     
  3. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Never use it.
     
  4. Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

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    I've used it occasionally.
     
  5. rustynails

    rustynails Godfather

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    I have rarely used it. Its like the quicktune feature and Direct2pc features. I don't care for them.
     
  6. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I never use it.

    I'd rather have more guide lines then we have now.

    Mike
     
  7. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    I don't use the one line mini guide but think it's an excellent feature.

    I skip over the colored buttons and active button during customer orientation, then when I ask if they have any question their always fixated on the colored buttons. That just takes a few seconds for them to navigate and they overlook the active button.:D In the past if you said they don't do anything they just went straight to the active button.:mad: Great feature DirecTv.;)
     
  8. MountainMan10

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    I voted no. I have used it a couple times. Just to see how it works.
    If the guide did not have the live tv window I would be more likely to use it.
     
  9. scuba_tim

    scuba_tim Godfather

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    I never use it. Occasionally I'll hit the button just to see if its still a there.

    Is there a better use for the blue button?
     
  10. BJM

    BJM Godfather

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    I use the MiniGuide frequently, usually while watching another program, to find another program to record or to search a specific channel.
     
  11. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

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    Love the mini guide. on small TVs it's better then the full on guide.
     
  12. compac

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    We use the blue button to get rid of the play bar pop up when paused... one press for mini guide 2nd press clears the menu and pop ups...
     
  13. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I have never used it, nor has anyone else in my family to the best of my knowledge.
     
  14. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    You could also hit the exit key.
     
  15. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan New Member

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    I don't use it.
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I don't see anything wrong with it, I just don't use it. I liked the idea when it came out, but in reality I just don't get a lot of use out of it, because I can pause the DVR if I want to look at the guide.
     
  17. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    I use it occasionally.
     
  18. NVTanner

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    I use to occasionally when I want to know the time a show ends or how far I've committed viewing to it before I can change a channel.
     
  19. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    I use it a lot and it is nice to use if I am watching a show and don't to go to the mini screen with the full guide.
     
  20. Greg Alsobrook

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    +1
     

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