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HR34 PIP - Enhancements Needed

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by RACJ2, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mar 26, 2012 #41 of 104
    Chuck W

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    My thoughts are still the same although with one additional request.

    They need an ON/OFF Toggle button BUT I'd also like to see that when the PiP is turned on, it STAYS on the CURRENT tuner and just opens the other tuner in the PiP. Right now, when you do PiP, it auto swaps to the other tuner as the main screen.

    I found myself using it quite a bit during the NCAAs. However, there were times where I would have loved to turn it off for a quick few seconds to see what was under the screen. However, even using the slow macro to turn it off, when I turned it back on, it would swap tuners on me and I'd have to swap back.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2012 #42 of 104
    inkahauts

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    Red button makes the most sense to me for toggling it on and off. It's not used at all right now on full screen tv.

    Then maybe use the dash key to switch between the different locations and the side by side.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2012 #43 of 104
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    Red button is used on sports channels to bring up the score guide.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2012 #44 of 104
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    True..my ok how about select then? I know it doesn't do anything unless something else is onscreen.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2012 #45 of 104
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    Might work. That or dash, something needs to be done though.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2012 #46 of 104
    Drucifer

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    Considering PIP is only showing up on the HR34 Channel Banner, why is it all the way to the RIGHT?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2012 #47 of 104
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    That's my question too. If they don't want to give us a toggle then move it to the far left of the info banner. Then it would go from seven to four button presses.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2012 #48 of 104
    RunnerFL

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    Why not just have "down" activate PIP instead of "double play". If you're activating PIP then "double play" gets activated anyways.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2012 #49 of 104
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    Dash and enter have other functions already.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2012 #50 of 104
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    When you hit double play, have something come up that you scroll across to select which pip or if you want just double play? You can't eliminate regular double play...

    Heck, I'd be happy with a option to turn on double play when you hit the up arrow and pull up quick tune. Make the center box the pip toggle on/off and if you select it, then have the other squares show to positions of pip or pop that you can choose...
     
  11. Mar 26, 2012 #51 of 104
    RunnerFL

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    You wouldn't be eliminating double play. Double play is used for PIP.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 #52 of 104
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    Well the dash info screen could really go in the menu setup screens, I mean how many times are you going to press dash to see that info?

    Actually that's a great idea. Press the down arrow once, a screen pops up asking you if you want PIP or double play. That might be the best solution.

    The only issue I see is how would you exit out of PIP, the exit button?
     
  13. Mar 27, 2012 #53 of 104
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    I don't use PIP as much as I use full-screen Double-Play. I see the need to have a quick shortcut for PIP, but seems to me using DOWN as the shortcut key just makes it harder to toggle full-screen video in Double-Play. You would definitely need to let the user select what DOWN would do, but also would need to add this either on the PIP sub-menu in the INFO banner so users could change at whim...
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 #54 of 104
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    I still think the Yellow button is the one to use to turn PiP on and off. Right now all it does is double for the Info button, when on Live TV, so it's somewhat useless as is.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 #55 of 104
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    We agree, and at one time it was rumored that the yellow button was going to be a PIP toggle, but it seems like recently D* is moving away from the color buttons.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2012 #56 of 104
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    <repeat>The blue, yellow and green buttons are going away.</repeat>
     
  17. Mar 27, 2012 #57 of 104
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    They are on every single person's remote right now. They are not going away anytime soon because of that. Make use of them.

    Removing buttons is the LAST thing Directv should be doing.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2012 #58 of 104
    RunnerFL

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    But they aren't on the new remotes...
     
  19. Mar 27, 2012 #59 of 104
    Chuck W

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    The remote I got with my HR34 is the same as always.

    Worry about it when they actually get released.

    What are they gonna do about the scoreguide on the Red button or the mini guide on the Blue... bury those in the menus too?

    With all the added functionality these things have, as I said, the LAST thing they should be doing is removing buttons.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2012 #60 of 104
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    Let us tell them now.

    Keep the color buttons. Stop destroying functionality that you spent years building up!

    DirecTV, the voice of the customer is speaking here.
     

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