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Bring back ff, rw, pause in the pig!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SledgeHammer, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

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    It's not much of a stretch...the "parts" were pixilated out in the last episode, but there can be fairly adult content airing at 8PM on NBC.
     
  2. Church AV Guy

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    On the west coast, Cinemax has its adult programming start at 7:30 to 8:00 most of the time. Yeah, it's three hours later on the east coast, but since we get both the east and west coast feeds, I can easily see that happening.

    I too want to get the PIG functionality back, or be given a way to turn the PIG off completely. It's almost more trouble then it's worth now.:(
     
  3. SledgeHammer

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    I think the confusion lies in refering to Cinemax as adult programming :D. Compared to stuff kids are seeing on the net, Cinemax is rated G.
     
  4. bigrig

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    Just came here to see if others were bothered by this new HDGUI issue.

    Yes, I need to pause shows while they are playing in the minimized window! Pause did not used to equal Play of a show in the playlist.
     
  5. Bevostein

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    I have similar yet not quite as inflammatory example that impacts me. I am a huge college football fan. However my Saturdays are largely spent out of the house with youth sports activities. I regularly record a couple of games during the day and a couple of the night games. We normally get home from our activities in the evening and I like to turn on the games I recorded during the day (assuming someone didn't spoil it by telling me the score). However I can't turn on one of the day games without possibly seeing the score for one of the night games I'm recording. To get around this I turn on the TV without looking at it, press list and then pause. I make sure to not look at the PIG and then select the day game I want to watch. I use this for other sports as well and also use trick play for skipping commercials while scanning the guide. It makes no sense why they removed it.
     
  6. chrisfowler99

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    I'm wondering if disabling trickplay in the guide is one of the "tricks" they used to speed up the guide.
     
  7. Richierich

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    Probably was one of the things they chose to eliminate to help reduce the load on the CPU.
     
  8. texasbrit

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    People seem to be ignoring that on the new remotes pause and play are apparently a single button......
     
  9. rta53

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    Don't necessarily think they are ignoring it, it's more that they don't like it.
     
  10. Church AV Guy

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    This has another side effect that I don't think anyone has mentioned before. Prior to this OS download, if you were in fast forward, or rewind, and pressed the PAUSE button, it went into PAUSE mode. Now it goes into PLAY mode instead, so you have to press PAUSE a second time to make it pause. I suspect the new simplified remote (with pause and play as one button) is sending out the IR code that the old remotes sent out for PAUSE.:( It will only goto PAUSE mode, from PLAY mode, not from any other mode.
     
  11. bobcamp1

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    If D* actually implemented parental controls properly, this wouldn't be a problem. When a TV-MA program came on, the screen and audio should automatically black out. But I found that they did such a poor job at it that I just left parental controls disabled. You can try to enable it and see if it works for this problem.

    But as far as trying to watch the start of a program who's ending is playing in the PIG, you have to press exit then pause then list then cross your fingers.
     
  12. Drew2k

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    Nah, not ignoring it. A new toggle button on a new remote is no reason for existing receivers to ignore discrete commands from original remotes that have dedicated PAUSE and PLAY buttons.
     
  13. chrisexv6

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    This * 10000.

    Really, would it have been so hard to make the new remote send a different key code to the box for play/pause toggle, vs the existing codes for play/pause discrete? Then you could use EITHER version of the remote, as they were INTENDED to be used. Thats call backwards compatible.....why did D* make everything FORWARD compatible? Its amazing how many pieces of electronic equipment Ive owned that would respond to MORE commands from different remotes (with even more buttons than the original!), yet DirecTV seems to want to do the complete opposite.

    I cant believe D* would alienate all the existing DVR owners/users for an "updated" remote on a new product that most of the existing owners/users wont have for who knows how long.
     
  14. Church AV Guy

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    Also +1000!
     
  15. bobcamp1

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    I have done this exact thing for a product I worked on. The only tricky part is the receiver's C code. You have to search for all "play" or "pause" actions and also append an "or play/pause button". If the code is spaghetti code, it takes a while to hunt all that down. But it is worth it in the end. Both remotes work as originally designed.
     
  16. chrisexv6

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    Hmm....Im wondering if something like a JP1 remote is the way to go.....setup your own hex codes for the keys so you can make the box work like we all think it should.
     
  17. ThomasM

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    I think I just figured this all out.

    The CSR's were tired of hearing about the fact that with the new HD GUI you couldn't get a menu on TV's connected to the composite output so they decided to change something that would REALLY irritate customers-not just those with extra TV's connected!!!

    I'm surprised they just don't tell complainers "Shut up and listen to Pandora".

    I'm SO HAPPY they didn't add these great "features" to my R-15's which still let me hook up extra TV's, do trickplay on the PIG, double dash delete shows, get to the "TO DO" list with only a few button pushes, etc.
     
  18. SledgeHammer

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    Why would DIRECTV do anything to make your life simpler or more enjoyable?
     
  19. texasmoose

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    My wife is really bumming about this, as she's a multi-tasking queenie & is missing this functionality big time......
     
  20. webby_s

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    I will give this another "bump" LOL

    No but really bring the live tv control in guide where it was before, please. :grin:
     

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