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HR2x Wish List, V3

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

  1. Jun 8, 2009 #1501 of 1819
    my1423

    my1423 Godfather

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    Forgive me if some of this is listed earlier but had trouble with 60+ pages.

    When editing favorite channels have a channel description on the list saying what it is other then just a call sign. Like older units do.

    Make channel list capable of scrolling up ie 1- 999 998 not just 1-2-3 so editing music ect is faster. Yes you can direct entry just a nice feature from older units to scroll up through them not just down. Already in vote list.

    When in Guide blue button skip forward 3 hrs. Already on vote list as ff and rw

    When in guide time progress bar to be colored all the way down not just little white mark like a grayed out portion of guide of already aired and unwatchable programming and said coloring to be a different color showing buffer time on buffered channel. Like the green on progress bar when ff and rw of buffer time. Nice dlb plug in.

    In guide option for larger print with fewer entries to aid people who don't see so well. Mother has an older receiver with this option. Yes this is a hd unit but its software models the other units in production and when she uses the hd unit she has trouble.

    Option for guide to be full screen, no DirecTv banner and no live tv playing with more listings per page. I dont care for this but some tivo people do. Would like more listings per page option on regular guide but dont think its feasible. Already on vote list

    Tab in play list to go to manage recordings just to ease button pushes and consolidate most used items in one area. Or double press list takes you to manage recordings. Or both.

    In search mode add option for qwerty keyboard to be left on permanently.

    Option to make banners and mini guide opaque/ see through at user set levels.

    Quick tune to have current showing program listed on bottom of highlighted channel. Like turbo tune its modeled after.

    3 tabs on Quick tune for 3 favorite groups like Turbo tune modeled after giving 27 channels.

    Option to pick location of Quick tune. Able to move it to a corner or make smaller. Blue and yellow buttons could be used ect.


    On the menu make the ability to just push the right arrow to select a sub menu item as well as the current press select. You can press the left arrow to go back to main, why not forward. Select should still be used to launch a new page from menu, this is just to navigate the menu itself.
     
  2. ulfius

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    Ok, here's an easy one for them.

    In the To Do List, when a program has a conflict, but it was able to find the same episode at another time that it's going to record, it should have a different icon than a red X and "Won't record". This will let you know that it's ok if you don't fix this conflict.
     
  3. NaperDan

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    Your DVR can't know what type of display you're looking at unless it can communicate with it, or, in this case, you tell it what to do. Set to 4:3, your DVR fills the screen of whatever display you're using with SD material because it "thinks" it is 4:3 even if it is 16:9. Nothing you can do about it.
     
  4. Syzygy

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    Steve: I just visited the Wish List Survey and found that about 80% of the items I had voted for a couple of months ago were reset to neutral, and I had to reaffirm my vote in each case.

    I recall the same thing was true the last time I visited, again after months away. Is it because a small change in an item's description disassociates the item from the votes for it? And, do my votes count twice, or even three times?

    Finally, I wish I could tell what has changed with each software update; what new features are there? D* seems to be no help at all.
     
  5. Steve

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    Frank, the overall scores for each item haven't changed significantly over the past few months, so I'm hopeful that your "resets" were an anomaly. I'll ask Doug, who maintains the software on our behalf, to take a look during his copious free time. :)

    If you change your vote, it replaces your old vote, so no item has more votes than the 1127 registered users who have so far taken the time to weigh-in.

    Re: new features, I've found that in the release notes forum, the mods provide a nice list of the significant changes for a particular release (0x02f4, e.g.). /steve
     
  6. NaperDan

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    Can't find anywhere else to put this so...

    Can the eSATA drive ever supplement the internal drive instead of replacing it? Rebooting isn't a problem (I'd rather not have to) if I want to see what is still on the internal, but I could always use the drive space.:beatdeadhorse::shrug:
     
  7. pogo

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    All of this is nice, but there's really only one thing that would make me happier with my HR21 --
    a resident web server ala TivoWeb that would allow me to manage the machine remotely without interrupting what my wife is watching. Doesn't seem that difficult. I suppose there aren't many who really care, though. It won't change the way you watch, but it could change the way you manage what you watch.
     
  8. rakstr

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    I put a web interface on the wish list quite some time ago. I think it would be really useful to have a web interface to these things and agree that it should be quite simple. Better use of resources than widgets and other gimmic "features" IMHO......
     
  9. Jlg

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    I would like some way to backup the prioritizer/season passes so that when customer service makes you do a full reset, you can get back the 50 series links that took so long to enter.
     
  10. Syzygy

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    50 is too many; they slow down the HR2x (even more). It has been reported that 30 or 40 SPs makes for a little more responsive UI. (It also helps to tune to SD channels or, maybe, nonexistent channels.) To reduce the number of SPs, try combinations such as:

    AANY Damages NipTuck Rescue TTITLE CCHAN 248 & Show Types: Series, First-Run Only -- http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1962245#post1962245

    AANY Office Order Rock Matthews TTITLE CCHAN 11 & Show Types: Series, First-Run Only -- http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1988197#post1988197

    ... and this one doesn't save SPs, but it does prevent the recording of unwanted repeat episodes of The Daily Show:
    stewart NNOT slant CCHAN 249, First-Run Only -- http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2063209#post2063209

    The rules are listed in the 4th post in the Advanced SEARCH/AUTORECORD Help & Discussion thread:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1677715#post1677715
     
  11. Jlg

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    Ok, make that 40 series links and the request still stands.
     
  12. ATARI

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    There is a requested item to be able to transfer custom settings to a USB flash drive.
     
  13. JustRob

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    How about the s/w upload the SP list directly to DirecTV? Surely, with HR2x with network connections, this should be possible. Then, perhaps, we can edit the DVR programming completely via the web instead of through the (slow) GUI via the remote.
     
  14. The Merg

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    The problem with using AutoRecord searches though is that all items matching the search results end up in one folder instead of each show gettings its own folder. A workaround to the SL issue--yes. A solution--no.

    - Merg
     
  15. Steve

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    I have the same complaint. That's the genesis of this Wish List request:

    SEARCH/AUTORECORD matches should be grouped in folders named for the show titles in SEARCH results or the PLAYLIST.
     
  16. PajamaGuy

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    Forgive me if tis is already in the Wish List database.

    I sometimes miss recording or for other reasons, watching some first-run episodes/shows, so most of my record-series settings are to record both 1st run and re-runs.

    Wouldn't it be nice if on, say the "Delete" screen, there was an option to "Don't record this title? Y/N" option? And if it was recorded into an EDITABLE database it would be even better!

    That way a Record Both option could still skip recording those episodes you'd already seen (or not). :grin:

    PJ
     
  17. gator896

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    I would like to to see Directv fix there media share feature and make it DLNA compliant. Directv is a member of the DLNA. Just need to implement DLNA Digital Media Controller (DMC) specification in to your DVR software. Since intel has abandoned the Viiv platform, it would be nice to see this feature completed.

    Gator
     
  18. Steve

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    :welcome_s

    DLNA compliance is one of our long-standing Wish List requests. That said, what I'd really like to see is DirecTV include a capable media player in the HR2x software, like the VLC player. This way streamed multimedia content can be buffered and played locally, with no need to transcode and with full trickplay capability. Just my .02.
     
  19. The Merg

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    Right. I was just pointing out that the suggested solution was not really a solution.

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  20. The Merg

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    I'm not really following you... Are you asking for a new screen called the "Delete" screen or are you referring to a screen that already exists? If you have a SL that is set up for First Run and Repeats, you can always go to the ToDo list and remove those episodes that you don't want to have recorded.

    - Merg
     

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