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Fast forward fallback adjustable?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chroma601, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. chroma601

    chroma601 Cool Member

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    One of the things I missed about DirecTV was the ease of controlling the PVR. The Motorola cable box I had had a clunky interface, and skipping commercials was actually difficult. One of the coolest features of the DirecTV PVR is that it automatically backs up a little when you hit Play.

    But I guess my reaction time is a bit off, as it never goes back far enough and I still have to rewind a little. I think the amount it drops back is dependent on the FF speed.

    Is there a way for the user to adjust the fallback amount so that it matches my slower reaction time? I think my old Tivo was adjustable...
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Not that I know of. If you consistently use FF 3X, you can learn when to hit Play with little or no need to adjust.
     
  3. Beerstalker

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    No, there is no way to adjust it.

    Which model DVR are you using? I think there is a known issue with the Genies (HR34, HR44) not backing up as far as the regular DVRs do (HR2x).
     
  4. itzme

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    I'd love if the jump back time was adjustable. Using HDNETs test pattern, it appears my hr44 is 5 seconds. I think it was 6 seconds on my hr24. That second does seem to make a big difference for those of us who use 30 second skip on commercials.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    I'd love if the jump back time was adjustable. Using HDNETs test pattern, it appears my hr44 is 5 seconds. I think it was 6 seconds on my hr24. That second does seem to make a big difference for those of us who use 30 second skip on commercials.
    um there is zero barring at all if you use skip or slip. Only ffwd and rewd.


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  6. itzme

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    I was referring to the skip back button, that was 6 seconds on the hr24 and 5 on the hr44. I rarely use ff or rw. I realize now the OP was talking about ff. my bad.
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to the skip back button, that was 6 seconds on the hr24 and 5 on the hr44. I rarely use ff or rw. I realize now the OP was talking about ff. my bad.
    oh ok. That makes more sense. I wish you could also set the skip time to 20 seconds.


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  8. peds48

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    I find 30SKIP to more convenient
     
  9. Mike Greer

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    Fast-Forward seems to only work properly on local recordings. When viewing 'whole home' recordings from another receiver the 'auto-correct' jump back is whacked. I think with the Genie's it doesn't jump back at all - just starts playing from where it is when you hit 'play'.

    It also seems that the longer you fast-forward the more it jumps back.

    Again this is only on remote recordings. Seems to work consistently on local recordings.

    This has been the case for some time - maybe forever but at least since the HDGUI update that caused so much grief.

    There is no way to 'adjust' the jump back time unfortunately.
     
  10. jimmie57

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    I use the FF2 and when I feel that I am close to the end of the commercials I drop back to FF1 and then to Play.
    Using the Rewind button drops you back from FF 1 step at a time and even into Play so you don't have to switch buttons to make it happen.
     
  11. MISpat

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    Not that this answers your question, but I wish I could turn it off entirely! Makes it a b*%^ when you're fast forwarding through a recording and want to stop on something specific.
     
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