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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

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  3. I use both methods equally

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  1. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    The LEFT key is equivalent to BACK, so it will only go to the Playlist if that was the last screen you were using, whether from the remote or the front-panel. Thus not a consistent key for accessing the Playlist and therefore not a poll option.
     
  2. RACJ2

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    I guess you took me literally. I was just being sarcastic, because I was suggesting what the likelihood was of someone using the menu, etc. when you could use "List". Its about the same as someone walking over to their DVR and having to press a button on it. Well almost.
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    On my Harmony 900, same layout as Harmony One, I've programmed the down button (of the up down above the 4 way directional) to be "List". Works great.
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Nothing but "List"
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Pause didn't/isn't going away. It's on the same button as play.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Same as I have with one exception. Visitors don't use my remote so there's no soft button "list". :lol:
     
  7. NR4P

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    List 100% of the time.

    And I have a few year old Monster remote that has a soft button for LIST and use that. With 8 soft buttons on the color display, I can do almost anything with one button push other than scroll the lists and guides.
     
  8. Rich

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    I understand that, but the To Do button would be a better option and then bury the Playlist option in the Manage Recordings menu. The poll numbers show that practically nobody uses the Menu option, we'd be better served with the To Do list in it's place. I think.

    Rich
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    The 80/20 rule applies.

    80% of the time via LIST.

    20% of the time via MENU....mostly bacause I may be in that area for other reasons already.
     
  10. mrro82

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    I've programmed my Harmony Ones + button on the bottom left as my list button. That's how I roll. Or push in this case. :D
     
  11. TheRatPatrol

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    We have GUIDE>GUIDE, why can't we have LIST>LIST for the to do list? Its a list too. ;)
     
  12. RACJ2

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    I agree with you that having the "To Do" list on the menu would be better. Too many steps to get to it without a macro.
    Or better yet, the List>List to bring up the To Do.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    While I see no reason they couldn't simply add a to do list icon between the playlist and series manager icons, there is no way I'd ever remove the playlist button from where it is on the recordings screen.

    I also still think the only people who use the to do list at all are right here on this forum. There's just no reason to access it regularly, if ever. I know everyone's arguments for it, and I have yet to see anything that will change my mind on that.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Isn't it the only place you get told something will NOT record?

    As most folks probably only have one dvr, it seems they should use it more.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    That's what The priority list is for. If something isn't going to record, it's because you have higher priority things you want to record. If you set up your locals First, and everything else second, you will get everything eventually because cable channels repeat just about everything they air. Half the time or more, if you mess with something in the to do list, you screw up the concept of having a priority list in the first place, and you will then have to manually record everything just canceled to change what's recording, because you manually stopped one recording from taking place to make sure another could. I haven't seen it lately, but several times in the past people where complaining about how the unit didn't record a latter airing, and nine times out of ten at least, it's because that person had changed what was being recorded via the to do list, instead of just changing the priority list. The to do list is a place to manually change things, everywhere else is telling the DVR what you want it to do and it figures out the rest on its own. Letting it do the work is far better and less likely to have you miss recordings.

    At least that's my opinion and how it all works out from what I have seen.
     
  16. tonyd79

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    Well. If you do guide based single recording, the priority list is broken. Plus shows move. Not all of them repeat so the cable repeat example does not always work.

    The ONLY place non recordings show up is in the to do list. Past ones are in the history but that is too late.

    I check my to do list regularly. Always have even on TiVo.
     
  17. RACJ2

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    Adding a To Do icon to the menu would work as well. On your To Do List comment, don't see any reason we need to change your mind. I use it all the time to see what I'm recording that night. Then I decide what order I'm going to watch the recordings. I usually start watching after a recording starts, but before it ends.

    Also use it to check if all my smart search recordings are set up to record. Especially during hockey season, to make sure its going to record all my teams games.

    And when I had cable, the DVR remote actually had a button to bring up the To Do List. I wish we had one on the DIRECTV remote. Or at least if we had a discrete code for "To Do List" we could program a button on an aftermarket remote. (That along with a PIP On/Off code)
     
  18. Hoosier205

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    I'd like to know what other crazy things these 18 people who cycle through the menu, at least occasionally, are up to. :)
     
  19. tonyd79

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    Agree. No reason to talk someone into using it if they don't and are happy.

    I don't trust any dvr to do everything I want. Nor do I want it to act as magic. I have seen when the to do list wasn't populating and rebooted. I'd be pissed if I found out after a recording was missed that I didn't even knew happened just because I trusted a priority list.

    Plus the priorities are set based upon what I know at the time. Mostly I don't care. If there is no conflict, priority means nothing so I don't work on it. I get a conflict, I adjust. Less work.
     
  20. GBFAN

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    I use the List even if I go into the Menu to check the To Do List.
     

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