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How do you get to your Playlist?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Drew2k, Sep 9, 2012.

How do you get to your Playlist?

  1. "LIST" button on the remote

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  2. "MENU" > Recordings > My Playlist

    222 vote(s)
    94.9%
  3. I use both methods equally

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  1. trainman

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    I have a universal remote with a macro set up that goes into the playlist when I turn on the system -- so some of the time, I get to the playlist by magic. :D
     
  2. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

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    I use the List button 100% of the time. I always wonder why the Recordings menu has the "My Playlist" icon before the "Manage Recordings" icon, even though "My Playlist" has it's own button. This just creates an extra button press during the long journey to the To Do List!

    :confused:
     
  3. jimmie57

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    I wrote to DirecTV a couple of weeks ago and suggested that they program the Green button on the remote to toggle to the To Do List from the Playlist.
    Most of the time if what you want is not on the Playlist, the next thing you do is to check the To Do List. At least for me it is.
     
  4. Carl Spock

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    Wow. In this one small way, I'm as cool as Sixto. Made my day.
     
  5. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

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    LIST 100%, and I like the idea of swapping Playlist & Manage Recordings.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    This one simple poll makes me ask one simple question to every universal remote manufacturer.. Where is the hard button for list on your remotes! Anyone with a dvr wants that dedicated button as a hard button, not a soft button!!!
     
  7. B Newt

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    I'm lazy I use the one push "List" button on my trusty H 880 remote.
     
  8. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    On my Harmony 900 remote I have a rocker button and I use the bottom part of it as the LIST key. It's not labeled, but I know what it is and it's in a handy location so it works perfectly, but for visitors I also have LIST as a soft button so they can see it when they need it. Best of both worlds!
     
  9. Rich

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    I always use the List button on the remote. With all my HRs I have to use the To Do list and Series Manager quite a bit and it never ceases to amaze me that the Playlist is on that page. Why? Why is it there?

    Rich
     
  10. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Teays...
    The second question then is:

    Once you are in your playlist, how do you select the show you want?

    1) Select>Select

    or

    2) Play

    I personally use Play because on my URC remote, Play is directly below the Down Arrow button. So my thumb falls to it very easily. I can see where on the stock remote, this would not be as convenient.
     
  11. jford951

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    Always right to the list button
     
  12. BAHitman

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    list 99.9999999999999% of the time...
     
  13. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    List button ...... and I think Drew2K is aching to become DrewPoll2K. :lol: Must be due to the election season.
     
  14. CliffV

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    I use the List button. My wife goes through the Menu button. (I can't get her to change.)
     
  15. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    List. 100%
    Why would I do more steps then a one button push?
     
  16. Rich

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    Really makes you wonder what the programmers have been thinking, doesn't it? Your question is pure logic, that's what the programmers seem to lack.

    Rich
     
  17. Mike Bertelson

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

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    I use the List button...because that's what it's for. :grin:

    Mike
     
  18. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Why do you say this? It should absolutely be available both ways.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    All functions should be available through menus. Those that are easily attainable through button means should not be primary options, however. Playlist should not be default for programs. But, yes, there should be no button only functions if possible (pause, ff, etc are understandable).

    Hmm. No way to guide other than button?
     
  20. RACJ2

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    I use the list button 100% of the time, but your poll is missing one choice (and its not OK, OK). Its walk over to your DVR and press the left arrow key. ;) You'll probably get about the same number of response to that, as your getting for the "menu" option.

    And while we are on the subject of buttons, can we please have a PIP On/Off button on the remote? OK, I know I'm asking for something unusual and crazy. :rolleyes:
     

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