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HR20 Wish List

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Doug Brott, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. scott0702

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    I haven't seen so far if someone suggested to add an option to be able to start a recorded program over and play from the beginning at the touch of a button rather than having to rewind all the way.
     
  2. bluemoon737

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    I couldn't find this in the list and maybe the feature already exists and I just can't find it...but I would like to have control over each of the "notifications" separately.

    I would like to be able to leave the CID notification "on" but turn the networked PC notifications "off". During normal viewing, I could care less if my HR20 can no longer see my laptop because I turned it off. Or perhaps only show that notification if I am actively using content from that PC?

    It would also be nice to change the duration of the displayed notification for each type (it seems the networked PC notification stays on until you acknowledge it).
     
  3. lucky13

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    Copied from the 164 issues thread.

    Both my HR20s are connected to a Toshiba rear project. I can adjust the SD picture size, not the HD inputs.

    Cut off is noticeable only on guide. Slightly in 1080, worse on 480, most pronounced in 720.

    On 720, I can see the shift to the bottom in the Playlist, but the bottom is visible.

    Setting native off (at 1080i) is an acceptable workaround for me.

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    the H20 has a picture-centering function, which allows you to shift picture up, down, left, right. That feature should be added to the HR20. That, along with menu shortcuts or a Harmony remote (I don't have one) would be a better workaround.

    Best workaround--reduce the guide image to the image size of the Playlist, so nothing gets cut off. Put the color buttons in the open space on top.
     
  4. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    This requested feature would solve this problem for so many:

    The ability to adjust screen horizontal & vertical position & size in each Format.

    I think that people simply do not understand what that would do for them. It is rated down at #85.

    Take the survey if you haven't in the past few days:

    HR20 Wish List


    - Craig
     
  5. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    #20 At the Delete/Don't Delete pop-up at the end of recording, allow Rewind and Replay to function & clear the pop-up

    You already have the Jump to Beginning function in the:

    Undocumented Tips & Tricks

    That and 111 other top secret features.

    - Craig
     
  6. Radio Enginerd

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    My in-laws are in town and we're discussing a feature I had with Dish Network that I miss on the HR-20.

    With my Dish DVR, I was able to set an "auto tune" to a channel.

    Could we add this to the wishlist if it doesn't already exist?
     
  7. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    If you are talking about the auto tune that the H20 has I second this.

    A lot of times I will be watching something and flipping through the guide and I will see something starting in like 30 or 45 minutes that I want to watch. On the H20 I can hit auto tune so I don't forget to change the channel when the time comes. It works great. With the HR20 I have to set it to record which I don't want to have to do if I am going to be sitting there watching it.
     
  8. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    The ability to auto-tune to a channel - same as if recording program without actually recording it is currently #98 on the HR20 Wish List. It is in the Back Burner Category.
     
  9. Drew2k

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    I have a feeling this may already be in the Wish List, but if it never gets implemented, would the following two-click work-around suffice?

    See a program you want to "auto-tune" to.
    Press RECORD on that program.
    The program comes on and starts recording.
    Press RECORD to cancel the recording.

    Of course, this only works if, as you say, someone is sitting there ready to press RECORD again to cancel the recording ...

    The other drawback is if you decided to "auto-tune" a 3 hour baseball game, and your play list is fairly full, the some other recordings may be deleted to make room for the new recording, which you don't intend on keeping.
     
  10. Steve

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    I've always ranked this one low because as bmoreravens points out, you can just schedule a recording as a work-around. I can understand why he and others may not find this an elegant alternative, but only a few clicks are required to stop the recording when viewing it and delete the partial (STOP-DOWN-DOWN-SELECT). Just my .02. /s
     
  11. Radio Enginerd

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    BINGO. Yep, that's the feature I'm talking about.

     
  12. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Autotune came up before and was voted down. The HR20 has a better solution.

    The Tips & Tricks give the Autotune trick.

    Say you Autotune to a movie and at the end, you think, I wish I had recorded that!

    The HR20 does this for you automatically. At the end of the Autotune you will be asked if you want to keep the show or delete it.

    If you don't want to see it again, click delete.

    Because the HR20 is a real DVR, you get a better Autotune than Autotune. The best part is that there is no downside.

    The problem is in mindset. People are used to thinking about their TV like a live radio broadcast. They are not used to being in control of when they watch TV.

    Tell them to find the program they want and just press the ® Autotune button! :)

    Happy Memorial Day!

    - Craig
     
  13. Radio Enginerd

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    Thanks Doug. That list is getting so darn big it's hard to find things... :)

    Thanks for what you're doing with this thing.
     
  14. Steve

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    I'm confused about this one:

    Do not clear Live Buffer when changing channels - keep old-channel content

    What if I change my mind while flipping channels and I now want to buffer the current channel? What am I missing on this one? TIA. /s
     
  15. Tiger Tony

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    Forgive me but I haven't read through all the post in this thread. So if this has already been discussed then I'm sorry.

    I would like to see an easier way to pad scheduled and live shows that are being recorded.

    The way it's set up now is that you have to enter the menu list and the "to do list" and select "rec. series" then choose the start and end time of the show.
    I find this method way to time consuming and confusing.

    I would like to have a "instant pad" button. When clicked once it would add 1 min, twice 5 min and so on....

    Lets say you are watching a show while it is being recorded and you realize that it will run longer then the sheduled recording time. Click the "instant pad" button on the remote to add more recording time.

    I would also like to have the option to pad when the "record button" is pressed.
     
  16. lucky13

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    This means that the buffer will contain the last 90 minutes of whatever the HR20 has been displaying to your TV (excluding service menus).
    Right now channel change clears the 90-min buffer, and resets it to zero.
    This change would keep the last 90 minutes available, so that you could flip to another channel but not lose the prior content.
     
  17. Steve

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    Got that. But what if I wanted to start buffering the new channel? That's where I'm confused.

    Is the old buffer stored to disk as a recording to make way for the new buffer? /s
     
  18. BrettStah

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    There would be no new buffer - if you have 90 minutes of CNN, and change channels to MTV, it will start buffering MTV, and eliminating the oldest content in the 90 minute buffer. After 90 minutes on MTV, all of the CNN content will be gone. If you change channels to HGTV 30 minutes after that, you'd have 60 minutes of MTV content, with 30 minutes of HGTV.
     
  19. lucky13

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    I turn on the TV. HR20 has been tuned to ESPNHD, so there's 90 minutes of that in the buffer.

    I switch to Fox. Under the current set up, the 90 minutes in the buffer will vanish, and the buffer will start recording Fox. In five minutes, the buffer will contain only the last 5 minutes of Fox, and nothing else

    Under this suggestion, in five minutes, the buffer will contain the last 5 minutes of Fox, and the previous 85 minutes of ESPN (up to the time I switched channels).
     
  20. Steve

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    Got it now... I may have to switch to a smarter avatar! :lol:

    So the buffers are concatenated. Interesting idea. Thanks guys! /s
     
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