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Functionality of [Exit] Key while Watching a Recording

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Drew2k, Mar 12, 2007.

What should the [EXIT] do key while watching a recorded program?

  1. 1. Clear graphics only. I don’t want EXIT to go to Live TV from a recorded program – that’s what P

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  2. 2. What it's doing now. I like having two keys (EXIT, PREV) go to Live TV from a recorded program.

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  3. 3. I don’t care about this.

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  1. Jun 9, 2007 #61 of 216
    Aria

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    I'm with you. I've done this several times. While the info banner can be removed by pressing Info, I know of no other way to get rid of the progress bar but by pressing Exit.

    It's especially a pain when I'm transferring to DVD! With DVD, you can't rewind and record over mistakes. So, you end up with another program you don't want stuck in the middle of the program you're trying to keep!:mad:
     
  2. Jun 9, 2007 #62 of 216
    calidelphia

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    This is also annoying to me. In single FF on the Tivo, the progress bar cleared itself after a few seconds. I watch alot of baseball and sometimes single FF through opposing teams at bats or in between pitches. Getting keybounce sometimes on the exit button, after trying to clear the progress bar, sucks bigtime. It has ruined a couple games for me as it will jump to live tv with the score on the screen. Why do we need so many friggin' buttons to take us out of a recording? I would love to see this done away with.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2007 #63 of 216
    Drew2k

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    Unfortunately, because the following two "work-arounds" exist, I don't think DirecTV is going to address the EXIT key functionality any time soon ...

    Alternate way to clear Progress Bar: Press [BLUE] twice. First press brings up the Mini-Guide, which removes Progress Bar, and second press clears the Mini-Guide.

    Fast return to My Playlist Playback: If EXIT throws you out of playback to Live TV, press [PREV] to return to playback. Play resumes exactly where you left off.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2007 #64 of 216
    mikek

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    Doesn't [PREV] put you back to the previous channel. So if you were watching a recorded show it would put you back to that show and not live TV.

    -mk
     
  5. Jun 9, 2007 #65 of 216
    Jeremy W

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    All you have to do is press Play to clear the progress bar.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2007 #66 of 216
    Drew2k

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    That does not good if you want to leave your program paused AND clear the progress bar, or clear the progress bar while using FFW or REW. The [BLUE]x2 trick will ensure the progress bar clears AND you don't accidentally get thrown out to live TV. [BLUE]x2 works in all circumstances to clear the progress bar: REW, FFW, PAUSE, & PLAY.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2007 #67 of 216
    Jeremy W

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    I have no trouble using Exit in those scenarios, but I am always a little worried that I'll get kicked out of the show.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2007 #68 of 216
    Drew2k

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    That's the kicker: there's trepidation when trying to use the EXIT key on the remote, because if you misjudge the time you have left after using trick-play and try to clear the progress bar with EXIT, you may get chucked out to live TV. DirecTV wants the HR20 to be worry-free, and so do we, so I think this is just a simple thing for them to fix!
     
  9. Jun 9, 2007 #69 of 216
    Jeremy W

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    I fully agree.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2007 #70 of 216
    jclarke9999

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    It drives me crazy that I'm trying to clear graphics and I exit the recording. If I want to stop playing a recording, I can hit stop.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2007 #71 of 216
    Jeremy W

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    This poll has been around for over three months now, and DirecTV hasn't changed the Exit key. Unfortunately, it seems like we're going to have to live with this.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2007 #72 of 216
    Drew2k

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    I'm still going to hold out hope ...

    I read another thread that discussed the DirecTV remote being a "legacy" remote, since it was designed prior to the introduction of HR20. In that light, I'm going to hope that DirecTV will create a NEW remote with a CLEAR button on it, as well as an EXIT button. What will CLEAR do? Nothing but what it's name says!

    Or ... DirecTV could just FIX how EXIT works when watching a recording!

    Come on DirecTV ... you decide. Which is easier to do? ;)
     
  13. Jul 6, 2007 #73 of 216
    anubys

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    It's not a big deal to me...but if it's important to Drew, then darn it, it's important to me!

    I voted for whatever Drew wanted...

    ;) :D
     
  14. Jul 7, 2007 #74 of 216
    Drew2k

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    :up: Thanks!

    (But I think this is a losing cause!) :(
     
  15. Aug 25, 2007 #75 of 216
    Sirshagg

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    I HATE this. It's easy to press this kep by mistake. It defintely shouldn't kick me back to live TV.

    Has this made it to the wishlist yet?
     
  16. Aug 25, 2007 #76 of 216
    Earl Bonovich

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    You mean to remove EXIT as an option to EXIT the recording?
     
  17. Aug 25, 2007 #77 of 216
    Sirshagg

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    STOP?
     
  18. Aug 25, 2007 #78 of 216
    Drew2k

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    Essentially, yes, since there are currently four ways to get out of a recording: PREV, STOP, BACK, and EXIT.

    So take EXIT off the list ... if you want to stop playing a recording, press STOP. If you want to go to LIVE TV, hit PREV.

    IMHO, the "Exit" key should clear on-screen graphics and not accidentally throw the user to to live TV if they're watching a recording ...
     
  19. Aug 25, 2007 #79 of 216
    Sirshagg

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    :preach:
     
  20. Aug 25, 2007 #80 of 216
    Jeremy W

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    Make that five months now. For whatever reason, DirecTV doesn't want to give us this feature.
     

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