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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Aug 6, 2007.
Welcome aboard the P&HHGTG bandwagon! :lol: /s
Good idea. I'll implement it now. We don't have a RED circle, but we do have a BULLSEYE I can use as a tag. It's a bit "wimpy", but maybe Doug can find us a RED ball replacement for it, in his copious spare time. :lol:
You're right. As cool as #1 is, it's really not do-able without increasing the channel change lag, which is probably not an acceptable trade-off. If no one can think of another way to do this, we may have to kill it, no? If they fix SKIP-TO-TICK, probably less need for this feature anyway, I think.
Regarding "uniquely numbering an HD channel with an SD counterpart". I'm not getting why that's a potential BULLSEYE. Can you explain that in a bit more detail? Thx.
You could argue that "MENU should remember last position accessed" is another that conceivably falls into this category, since it could screw up univeral remote MACROS that depend on the menus starting in the HOME position. I guess you could just reprogram the MACROS to accomodate this, tho.
Think I should add the bullseye to that one also, or not? /s
I noticed two items under "5. Search/Autorecord" that ask for the same functionality using two different implementations:
Add an INSERT function to SEARCH term input, and assign CLR|SPC|INS|DEL shortcuts to the R|G|Y|B remote buttons.
When inputting SEARCH terms, OPTION to use REW as backspace, FF as space, and STOP as clear.
There are a few other options between these two, so not sure how many people caught this.
Are you saying that this is a feature that should already be there? I'm a bit confused by this...
Thanks for adding this!
I would not kill #1. Just note it witha red ball.
Going to any different numbering makes the receiver non-standard. Every HD TV shows 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, etc the same way. We need to follow the standard.
If you put the words Option to in front of a number of requests, it takes away the need for the red ball.
I'm actually saying that I think that the GUIDE data that is available in the normal course of events is 2-days in the past and 12-days into the future (up to 14 days). That does not mean that DIRECTV has chosen to utilize the available data.
As it is now, DIRECTV only utilizes the forward-looking data and I believe that the most forward looking that you can see is 12-days. The backward-looking data is simply ignored at present.
Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! Press and Hold has Got to Go!
That would make a really good thread title (Thanks Drew2k). Who wants to start it over in the Q&A forum?
HR-20 features I would like to see:
- Ability to Record UNIQUE episodes. (i.e. based upon differences in the description field, record unique episodes)
- More granularity on recording retention (i.e. 5 / 10 / 20 episodes)
- Web based recording management (on the drawing board?)
- Some sort of ability to download content to PC or iPod (ala ReplayTV / TivoToGo)
- Ability to identify what channel is coming from which satellite / transponder
- Signal meter capability while watching a channel (mainly for OTA)
- Multi-room viewing to other HR-20's (on the drawing board?)
I know. I struggled with leaving these both on because of the overlap, but I let them go because (a) only the CLEAR function was common to both and (b) I want to let the Wish List voters decide which method is preferable. If there is a marked difference in voting between the two after some time, I will drop the less preferred one off the list. /s
That's the OTA standard, which D* does observe.
This request is addressing the 622 vs. 622HD issue, IMO. /s
I don't understand what you mean exactly.
Absolutely, although you can always manually keep. That's as granular as you get.
Word on the street is this is coming, someday. Until then I highly recommend a Slingbox.
To be honest, this is plain old not gonna happen. Not digitally, anyway. A good workaround is a DVD recorder, they are real cheap right now, and then you can rip the DVD to your hard drive using a variety of programs. Not HD but for an iPod it would be great.
DBSTalk.com is pretty good for that.
Agreed, that would be cool. I think it would require a complete rework of the signal test routines since they seem to take over the tuners and stop buffering.
I've heard it's coming. No other info to give you there.
Thanks for your thoughts. I've included some answers in bold, below. Some of these items are on the current Wish List, so if you haven't already, please take the survey. Thx! /s
EDIT. LC beat me to the punch! Thanks. I'll leave these answers here anyway. /s
Perhaps the trick is to press an activation button first (one of the color buttons, or another button inactive during playback) and then NN designating the number of minutes. The first button press would tell the DVR to move ahead the specified number of minutes. Another activation button could be selected for moving backwards.
I agree with you, but it's getting more and more difficult to allocate unused buttons.
E.g., I'd like to see the RED/GREEN buttons jump to the start or end of a recording or the live buffer, replacing the PRESS/HOLD of REPLAY/ADVANCE. But to accomodate this request, perhaps just GREEN could act like the HR10 ADVANCE button, and jump to END on the first click, and START on the second click. Then RED would be available for: RED-1-2-FF, which would jump ahead 12 minutes, or RED-1-2-RW would jump back 12 minutes. /s
This could get very complicated, but perhaps one button could be designated an ALT button that would change the function of several buttons on the remote.
Pressing the ALT button would popup an alt remote graphic on the screen, showing the function of each alt button.
Maybe it's too confusing, but it could add many more functions (quick CC) to the remote.
And I think Shift F7 is Save.
I always liked my idea of having a '-0' added to either the SD or HD versions of a channel. Then you could get to the specific channel you wanted without any issues.
What about if the FORMAT button could (optionally) bring up a quick menu instead of changing formats. The menu could say:
if you've defined your receiver as HD by saying it's capable of resolutions over 480i and was widescreen. If your receiver was locked to 480i and 4:3, it would say
Similar to yours, this one from the list is one of my favorites. Would be so cool if they could make this one happen, IMO. /s
OPTION to automatically output SD programs with "Letterbox" in their program description in CROP format on 16:9 displays. Otherwise, use the user-default format.
Why thank you, sir. That was my suggestion originally I think.