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I never knew about the "quick" guide

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by directv newb, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. directv newb

    directv newb Mentor

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    When I first got Directv I immediately set up my Harmony One remote and off I went, well today I accidentally pressed the up arrow key and up popped " the 9 channel quick guide", I never knew this thing existed, I put all my news channels in there, cnsbc/fox news/twc/ect..., so no matter what I am watching I can easily get to one of my news channels, the quick guide is cool.
     
  2. HarleyD

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    The "funny" thing is that this feature existed on the very early Hughes brand boxes fifteen years ago and was called Turbo Tune. I still have one in service in my office.

    I agree it's kind of a neat feature.

    What once was old is new again.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    I'm betting a lot of customers don't know about it (the official name is QuickTune), even though it's been there since December of 2008 :)
     
  4. Xsabresx

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    It definitely comes in handy for me with the obscure channels that I can never remember the channel numbers for (cloo, IONe, etc)
     
  5. LamontJoe

    LamontJoe Cool Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, just programmed my sports channels!
     
  6. MarkG21

    MarkG21 AllStar

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    I love quick tune, especially for the Sunday Ticket
     
  7. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    My Sony HDD-200 had a similar guide, but it had 25 slots in it.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    I think 25 is a bit much for a quick tune. That would be a custom guide in my opinion.
     
  9. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    Whatever you call it, it was better than the one Directv uses now.
     
  10. linuspbmo

    linuspbmo AllStar

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    My wife was just complaining that our new receivers only had nine slots for quick tune, our old Hughes had three separate turbo tune lists. I use my quick tune for almost all my channel jumping, that way I don't have to remember all the channel numbers.
     
  11. directv newb

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    That is exactly what I was thinking, it would almost defeat the purpose
     
  12. studechip

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    Defeat the purpose? It was very convenient to be able to see 25 channels at one time. How many can you see with a custom guide, five or six?
     
  13. directv newb

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    You seem very defensive, and I don't even know if we are talking about the same thing after your last post
     
  14. studechip

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    I'm not defensive at all. I am merely stating my opinion that having 25 channels available on the screen at one time is preferable to having 5 or 6.
     
  15. revolg

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    QuickTune is 9 slots. And do u even know what we are talking about? This thread isn't about the guide....

    :)
     
  16. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    25 available channels would do me no good if I didn't know what was on them at the time.

    I rarely use the Quick Tune as it is except for special events, since I very rarely tune to a specific channel unless I know what's playing.
     
  17. rebkell

    rebkell Godfather

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    Same here, I just don't have any use for it.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    +1.

    Nine is a nice number, not too small, not too big. Symmetrical, too.
     
  19. studechip

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    I'm well aware it's not about the guide, it's about the quick tune, which only has 9 channels in it. I said I liked the one in my old Sony that had 25.
     
  20. bwaldron

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    And others feel that's too many. I agree. I would use a custom guide for that many, so I could see what was on those 25 (or more) favorite channels yet still tune to one of them quickly.
     

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