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Do you need more than 2 Favorites Lists?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Nov 5, 2007.

How many CUSTOM channel lists do you need?

  1. I don't use CUSTOM channel lists at all.

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  2. CIG and 2 favorites lists are enough for me.

    15 vote(s)
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  3. I'm currently maxed out at 2 CUSTOM lists and need more.

    75 vote(s)
    48.7%
  4. I'm OK for now, but I can see myself needing more than 2 CUSTOM lists in the future.

    64 vote(s)
    41.6%
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  1. KTrentLR

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    Dito.
     
  2. Spike

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    I voted that I am maxed out! My wife has one of the customs. My children have the other one. In my case, that means I don't get one.

    We need MORE!
    :jump3:
     
  3. sNEIRBO

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    I would like to have the ability to rename the lists as well. If that ability already exists . . . please enlighten me.

    I would also like an easier way to move between the different lists. For example - push the GUIDE button to pull up which ever list you were using, push GUIDE again to move to the next list, again to ALL CHANNELS, again to CHANNELS I GET, etc., until you roll around to the first list.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    When you select a Custom list to edit, there's actually a tab you can select called "Name List". I've been using the HR20's since March, and only recently discovered this as well. /steve
     
  5. JMCecil

    JMCecil Godfather

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    1) CIG (want this very bad)
    2) Favorites (Subset of CIG but still a long list - without PPV) (This is our current default)
    3) PPV (clutters the guide too much to have them in the list, especially with the horrible usage of screen space in the guide)

    If we had more I would be able to:
    4) make a very small 10 channel list of the ones we watch %99.9999 if the time.
    5) NFL ST/SF (for Sunday Only)
    6) Kids channel list
     
  6. Racer88

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    And herein lies the root of so many things that are so wrong with this so called "ADVANCED" generation of equipment.

    If anything "REGRESSED" is the appropriate term for way too many little details like this.

    Give us 4 lists like every other IRD that has come before this era of the "ADVANCED" equipment. Is it really that hard to do?:nono2:
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Well, with 105 votes in, it looks like roughly 40% of respondents would like to be able to create more than 2 "favorites" lists, so I'll create an appropriate new Wish List request and post it during tomorrow's update.

    Based on what folks have said, in addition to "All" and "CIG", I'm thinking up to 5 CUSTOM lists would be an appropriate number to ask for. Any thoughts "pro" or "con" this number? TIA. /steve
     
  8. Drew2k

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    I'm getting by with my current lists, but if there were more lists available, I would avail myself of them too!

    I would love to have a custom XM music list, for example, so I could put my Harmony remote in "XM Mode" and just hit channel up/down to cycle through my "presets".

    I would also love to have a custom HD channel list, a custom movies list, etc.
     
  9. gully_foyle

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    Why is this so hard to grasp? Adding more channel lists that only affect the guide is polishing, um, junk. Is there some agreement with content providers that we MUST see their stuff in a search? There must be some unstated reason, because there is no sensical stated reason.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    4-5 would be good to have.
     
  11. Paul A

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    Must... Have... Three....
     
  12. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    "Increase the number of Custom channel lists to 5 or more."

    "Ability to cycle through the CUSTOM channel lists while in GUIDE or MINI-GUIDE."

    "[...]3. New SEARCH "CHANNEL FILTER" screen comes up:
    * ALL (default)
    * CHANNELS I GET
    * CUSTOM 1
    * CUSTOM 2
    * VIDEO ON DEMAND
    You select the filter and the SEARCH is run.
    [...]"

    If these features are important to you, please be sure to let D* know by voting for them on the Wish List! TIA. /steve
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I would like to see more customizable lists, but even more important, the ability to set up auto records using a specific channel list as a filter....
     
  14. Bizarroterl

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    I could get by with the existing two if CIG worked.
     
  15. CliffV

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    I use one now. Once CIG works, I won't use any.
     
  16. TigerDriver

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    Considering how much virtual memory is available on the hard drive, I think that you should be able to have as many as you want. It's a trivial programming chore.
     
  17. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Thought it was time to revive this thread, since the Wish List request to increase the number of favorites lists has slipped into the "bottom 10". Not saying it doesn't deserve to be there, but just in case... /steve
     
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