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HR2x Wish List, V3

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Oct 18, 2007 #501 of 1819
    marcmec

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    I have two wishes for the search function, one of which could be considered a bug:

    When keyword search results are displayed, results are from all channels, but if you select a search result that is on a channel not in your current 'favorites' list the HR20 won't tune to it. It just doesn't do anything. Is this a bug? I think so. My thinking is that this is inconsistent. Either results should be shown from only the current 'favorites' list, or the results of a search should be tuneable, regardless of the current 'favorites' setting. My preference would be the latter.

    Keyword searches should be grouped like title searches are currently. I regularly use a hockey keyword search to see all of the games that are on today, tomorrow, etc. This always returns a slew of results. For example; today I get six listings for the Islanders @ Capitals and four listing for most of the other games. Grouping shows with the same title would be great.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2007 #502 of 1819
    Steve

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    If you're saying channels you don't receive shouldn't show up in SEARCH results, I agree. D* is working on the Channels I Get function as we speak, and hopefully when they get it right, only valid channels for your account will display in SEARCH results. (We also have a comprehensive SEARCH/AUTORECORD Wish List request that include the ability to SEARCH by a "Custom" channel list.)

    If you are saying you are trying to "tune" to a channel via SEARCH results, as far as I know, you're not supposed to be able to. When you click on a SEARCH result, it's to go to the RECORDING set-up screen for that show, not the LIVE channel.

    In TITLE search (which was just addressed by D* about 3 weeks ago), you first select from SEARCH results by SHOW, then CHANNEL, and finally EPISODES are viewable if you want to drill down that far.

    KEYWORD SEARCH takes you right to EPISODE view, with episodes listed chronologically, because the KEYWORD you select could be present in different shows... not just Islander games. To group them, it seems D* would only be able to group consecutive matching episodes on different channels that were all on at the same time.

    This would mean, e.g., that if there was a "replay" of Islanders vs. Capitals available tomorrow on several channels at the same time, another folder would need to be created for those episodes because they are on at a different time. So your results list for a keyword search for "islander" might show:

    Friday night: (Islanders @ Capitals Folder)
    Friday night: (Islander Wrap-up Folder)
    later Friday night: The Happy Islander Cooking Show (I just made it up)
    Saturday morning; (Islanders @ Capitals Folder)
    Saturday morning: (Islander Wrap-up Folder)

    Is that what you'd prefer to see, or am I misunderstanding? If so, I'm not sure I like that better than simply scrolling through the episodes, which is pretty straightforward. Just my preference. :) /steve
     
  3. Oct 18, 2007 #503 of 1819
    marcmec

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    If the search result that you select is currently live and on a channel that is in your current favorites list then it will tune to it. If the channel is not in your current favorites nothing happens, the selection is ignored. If it is not live it will take you to the recording set-up screen wether it is in your current favorites list or not.

    Exactly

    I don't necessarily think that the time matters, one folder for all shows with identical titles would work. Even if the main search result list is sorted chronologically, the folder for a given title could be listed according to the time of it's first showing. Or not, a different folder for different showtimes is also fine with me.

    The current method is straightforward, but not very orderly. My keyword search is for "Hockey & Sports, Hockey" this shows me a list of game and pregame/postgame shows, but it can be a long list on a busy hockey day with all of the duplicates.
    Is my OCD showing? :scratch:
     
  4. Oct 18, 2007 #504 of 1819
    Steve

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    Interesting. I guess this is a "feature" I was unaware of. Not sure how practical it is, because it seems to me it would be a lot faster to just filter the GUIDE for SPORTS and pick out the game in progress that way. Keyword searches can be VERY slow. :)
    Well I don't know you well enough yet to answer that, but you're not by any chance related to Adrian Monk, are you? :lol: /steve
     
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #505 of 1819
    Steve

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    BTW, if you haven't already, you should review the SEARCH proposal on the Wish List and vote for it if you feel inclined to. It addresses a couple of your needs. Filtered searches based on a Custom channel list, and boolean (AND, OR, NOT) logic while searching. So, e.g., you could search or autorecord "islanders +sports -pregame -wrapup -replay", and eliminate a lot of extraneous hits. /steve
     
  6. Oct 19, 2007 #506 of 1819
    chris_h

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    I think when remote booking comes to an NR, this will be more useful, but it is still useful now. I would like to be able to put a movable entry in the prioritizer, below which any recordings are, by definition, not considered a conflict with any new recording request. Call it a "cut line" if you will. I have several entries of low priority recordings, just to make sure I always have a few episodes on hand to watch when I want, music videos for example. Other shows that have multiple reruns are another good example.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2007 #507 of 1819
    Steve

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    Maybe remote booking can let us assign a # to the new recording, that number being the place in the list we want it to go? Anything with lower priority than that number would be considered "bumpable". So the remote booking options could be: "Highest priority", "lowest priority" or "enter priority #".

    Of course, we'd each have to make a mental note of what the right number is. :) /steve
     
  8. Oct 19, 2007 #508 of 1819
    marcmec

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    Yeah I did the wishlist survey. The Search proposal would definitely be a great change.

    If I could filter the guide for specific sports that would be good, but the generic 'sports channels' filter doesn't really cut it for me. Too much other crap that I'm not interested in. A custom guide filter would be really cool.

    I find that my keyword searches are faster than they used to be. My 'Hockey & Sports, Hockey' keyword search (I just choose it from the recent searches list) takes about 2 seconds and returns well over 500 results. I tried 'Football & Sports, Football', just to test a brand new search, and it returns almost 2500 results in about 4 seconds. I do remember that not long ago it seemed to take much longer. It must have been tweaked in one of the CE's.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2007 #509 of 1819
    chris_h

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    Sorry for digging up such an old post/topic, but I am new to the HR20 party, and I think it is worth revisiting. YMMV.

    I think that this is a fantasy that could be made to come true, it just depends on how you define it. If you put it as "HR20 automatically detects and skips commercials" then I agree, not going to happen anytime soon.

    However, if you define it as:
    1) Allow the creation of a new type of bookmark: the start-slip bookmark (SSBM).
    2) On archival playback mode, the HR20 will
    a) block all popups.
    b) disable all remote keys except "stop" to break out of archival playback mode.
    c) in archival playback mode, HR20 starts slip on getting to a SSBM, and ends slip upon getting to an ordinary bookmark.

    then I think you have a nice solution. It puts the burden on the user to determine and mark which parts of a program they want to slip past when archiving.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2007 #510 of 1819
    Dokman

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    I wish somehow that there was a way to toggle the favorites list with a one button push on the remote. I had a receiver a while back that could do this.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2007 #511 of 1819
    Steve

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    We've got a similar request already on the Wish List, so if you haven't yet voted for it, please do!

    Ability to cycle through the CUSTOM channel lists while in GUIDE or MINI-GUIDE.

    /steve
     
  12. Oct 19, 2007 #512 of 1819
    Steve

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    I don't think you read "between the lines" of Earl's post. :) Aside from FF, I don't believe D* or any other DVR manufacturer these days is going to implement "enabling" features that will allow us to skip commercials easily. I believe that's why D* made ADVANCE a "slip", rather than a "skip". /steve
     
  13. Oct 19, 2007 #513 of 1819
    ebr

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    I have another request. Actually, I'm hoping someone will chime in with "hey, you can already do that with..." but anyway...

    I want a single key (maybe dash, or red button?) for "delete the last character" when entering in text for searches. Having to navigate all the way to the "Del" selection is way too cumbersome. Maybe this isn't a big deal for most, but either this remote or my IR repeater system seems to create a lot of "key bounce" causing multiple entries that I then have to navigate all the way to "del" to get rid of.
     
  14. Oct 19, 2007 #514 of 1819
    Steve

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    Closest thing we have to that, AFAIK, is a part of the SEARCH request on the Wish List that asks for color buttons and remote keys to be assigned to keypad navigation shortcuts. /steve
     
  15. Oct 19, 2007 #515 of 1819
    Stuart Sweet

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    Another New York avatar for my friend Steve. I wish you better luck with this one.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2007 #516 of 1819
    cigarjockey

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    I wish I could use my Ethernet to hook up for Gamelounge, I do not have a landline.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2007 #517 of 1819
    brian188

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    I've scanned quickly through this thread but it is getting big... so if this is already in here i apologize.

    I'd like to be able to reorder my favorites. I.e. create 2, 3, 4 groups within my favorites. For example group 1 might be movies then I could have all premium HBO, ENCORE, SHO, HDNET, etc. group 2 might be sports, with ESPN, FSNXX, LOCAL, SUNTICKET, group 3 might be family LOCAL, NICK, TOON, etc. but they would all list in the order I choose.

    In other words I could set it up so when I hit the guide button rather than seeing channel 1-10000 in order, I could see 1, 500, 400, 1000, 600, 17000, 1800, 10000, 1200, 3000 etc. etc... in any order I choose.
     
  18. Oct 20, 2007 #518 of 1819
    Steve

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    Eli and I thank you very much! :lol: /steve
     
  19. Oct 20, 2007 #519 of 1819
    Steve

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    Not quite what you're looking for, but in case you are not aware of it, you can currently filter your PLAYLIST by SPORTS, MOVIES, KIDS, etc. To do this, select MENU and CATEGORY while viewing the LIST.

    Since it's not intuitive that MENU can be context sensitive, I had my HR20 a couple of months before I learned this feature was available! :)

    /steve
     
  20. Oct 20, 2007 #520 of 1819
    Steve

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    You would think in this day and age that anything could be done over IP. I know a couple of people that are now using cell phones 7x24. Is it also true that no land line means no PPV?

    I'm neither a PPV nor Gamelounge user. What exactly is it GL can't do without a phone line? /steve
     

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