1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I want easier access to the TO DO List ...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Janice805, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2012 #21 of 128
    Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    9,397
    244
    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Yep, there are lots of fools in this world, but that's no excuse not to make a better system.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2012 #22 of 128
    Janice805

    Janice805 Legend

    263
    0
    Nov 26, 2005
    Gad zooks, I didn't mean to start a war about the TODO List. But the simple fact remains (since Direct TV "has" a TODO list), I use it a lot. I'm homebound for my own medical reasons, and, care for two Dementia patients (one is my 91-yr old mother who is bedridden, had a stroke and heart attack and the other a former boyfriend who has Dementia and is mobile (which is almost worse). Unfortunately, TV watching is a large part of life around here.

    So, for my own sanity (and for what they and one part-time caregiver) may watch, I record a LOT of stuff (movies, TV series, History, Science, etc.). I also have a backup recorder that records duplicates (of my series links) on a different channel/time in case my main recorder or station has problems (which is often). After setting up 2 weeks of what we all want to watch, I often have to CHANGE/reschedule certain things due to various reasons (no time to go into the millions of reasons). Anyway, after selecting something to "record", I oftentimes have to MOVE the recording to a later date (view UPCOMING) and I have to monitor this "daily" or more.

    When I worked away from home, yes, I would only be able to record minimally and the TODO list (I guess) wouldn't be so important (like some of you).

    I don't understand why some people don't understand why one would utilize the TODO list a lot. I think not having it or not using it kinda defeats the purpose of having a DVR to RECORD stuff on. Yes? And, please, no nasty remarks about my life (or non-life). Just stick with the TODO List issue. Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2012 #23 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Some of us have been asking for an easy way to access the ToDo list for a long time. It used to be easy to access the list by using the Yellow button, but that feature was removed. I also access the ToDo list several times a week on various HRs and I also find it's placement rather annoying, but on the new GUI, it seems easier to get to.

    Don't let the bickering bother you, it goes on all the time.

    Rich
     
  4. Jan 22, 2012 #24 of 128
    raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    2,267
    61
    Nov 23, 2005
    Or, D*'s research methods and design for the customer methodologies just aren't that great. For example, see the big black box that takes up 20% of the screen when the progress bar is present.

    D* doesn't have the greatest track record in getting it right the first time, fortunately, they usually get it right eventually (sometimes it takes a couple of years i.e. double play).
     
  5. Jan 22, 2012 #25 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, there's that too. I think they discount us as "Power Users" not normal as the rest of the HR world must surely be.

    Rich
     
  6. Jan 22, 2012 #26 of 128
    Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    9,397
    244
    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Are you saying DirecTV doesn't follow the policy of if you make the Power User happy, you make everyone happy?
     
  7. Jan 22, 2012 #27 of 128
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,455
    88
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    As Stuart posted:

    So perhaps DirecTV knows exactly how many people use the TODO List based on info being sent back to them.

    But that may be a Chicken/Egg scenario where people don't use it because it is not easy to get to.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2012 #28 of 128
    dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,251
    490
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    They can't go to far with that even if hey wanted to. At some point it then becomes too complicated for regular people.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2012 #29 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    You would think that would be logical, no? Obviously, it's not. Sometimes I wonder if they have complete plans or just "wing it".

    Rich
     
  10. Jan 22, 2012 #30 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I'm sure if Stuart were in charge of D*, logic would not be ignored.

    It is easier to get to using the new GUI, I think.

    About the Chicken thing: How would D* know? With us, they know, but I don't see how they could possibly monitor 10 million DVRs.

    Rich
     
  11. Jan 22, 2012 #31 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Right. How many homes were you in that had flashing clocks on their VCRs? The same folks now have DVRs. No real reason to think they understand them.

    Rich
     
  12. Jan 22, 2012 #32 of 128
    Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    I'll Vote for this Method as it is Simple and shouldn't be too difficult to Implement. :)

    Or give us the Yellow Button to Select the ToDoList. The Blue Button to me is a waste as I Never use it and I am just curious how many customers do use the Blue Button which could become the ToDoList Button.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2012 #33 of 128
    Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    Flashing Lights on my VCR caused me to find out about APC UPS Devices and now I use them on all of my 7 DVRs. :hurah:
     
  14. Jan 22, 2012 #34 of 128
    Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    9,397
    244
    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I find it amazing that DirecTV has never made use of the numerical pad on the remote.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2012 #35 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I never use the Blue Button. I don't understand why we can't go back to the Yellow Button, but the Blue Button sounds like a solution to me.

    Rich
     
  16. Jan 22, 2012 #36 of 128
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    26,090
    462
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Especially since TiVo did.

    Rich
     
  17. Jan 22, 2012 #37 of 128
    Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    Me Too!!! :)
     
  18. Jan 22, 2012 #38 of 128
    Xsabresx

    Xsabresx Icon

    1,040
    4
    Oct 8, 2007
    I'd question that data. Having seen so many Directv surveys over the years, one thing I learned is that they see something very grey as black and white.

    If the question was "do you use the To Do function?" I wonder how many people that said "no" followed their no with "what the hell is the To Do function?"
     
  19. Jan 22, 2012 #39 of 128
    Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    1,395
    0
    Feb 6, 2010
    I too would like to be able to access my to-do list. IVe got 50 series links on my DVR, a lot of scheduling conflicts, and I watch a lot of hockey games. That means a lot of manual reshuffling of programs in order to make everything fit right.

    I'd also like something in the series links themselves. I'd like an option to be able to tell the series link what to do with an upcoming episode that does not have the guide date required to differentiate between a rerun and a first showing. I want to be able to tell it not to schedule those instances of said show. That would really clean up my to-do list.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2012 #40 of 128
    Xsabresx

    Xsabresx Icon

    1,040
    4
    Oct 8, 2007
    I feel you there! Seems like the only night there is a hockey game on is when I have all 4 tuners of the DVRs (2) in use.
     

Share This Page