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My first DVR; Question #1 of Many I'm Sure

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 5678YN, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Jul 6, 2007 #1 of 12
    5678YN

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    I have both OTA and locals in HD on my new HD20-100S. All is fine with both but how do I delete D* channels I don't need??? On some channels I have D* SD, D* HD, and OTA HD. I figured out how to delete the OTA I don't want or that don't have enought signal strength but how can I delete the D* SD channels I obviously do not need. Can't find it in the manual.

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  2. Jul 6, 2007 #2 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    Menu> Favorites> Edit Settings> Highlight the favorites list you want to edit (there are two)

    Select the channels you want or don't want.

    Welcome to the HR20!
     
  3. Jul 7, 2007 #3 of 12
    gully_foyle

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    They still show up in unfortunate places though. Like searches.

    Ideally it would be possible to kill channels off completely, as though one didn't receive them.
     
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    litzdog911

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  5. Jul 9, 2007 #5 of 12
    DonCorleone

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    Well, you might actually want them, believe it or not. Not every program is broadcast in HD. So, when an SD show is on, it can be better to watch it on the SD channel instead of the HD b/c the HD channel will show the black bars and the SD channell won't.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2007 #6 of 12
    tonyd79

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    I have never seen a better picture on an SD channel over an HD channel unless the channel does stretch-o-vision like TNT. Ths picture will always be better on the HD channel even if it is still SD source.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2007 #7 of 12
    OrlandoJoe

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    But why use up twice the disk storage to get the same result? If you record the SD channel, you can record way more programing before filling up. Not that there is that much worth watching at this time of year....
     
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    tonyd79

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    Because it is NOT the same result. SD over an HD channel still is a better picture than SD.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2007 #9 of 12
    CCarncross

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    You wont get the same result even if the video looks the same. Dont forget the audio will be DD, might not be 5.1, but every case I have seen the DD audio blows away the crappy mp3 audio on the SD channels. If you dont care about audio, knock yourself out, but just remember that even a 4:3 pillarboxed HD broadcast will have better sound. Very important for those of us with decent HT setups.
     
  10. rminsk

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    To answer the OPs original question is that you can not at this time. DirecTV still has not implemented the Channels I Receive list which limits what channels it will record and search. It is not clear when they implement Channel I Receive if it will be user editable.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    The intent is for it to not be. That is why it is messed up. If so, they would do that already.

    I still want a search option to limit my searches and autorecords to favorites.
     
  12. rminsk

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    If that is the case then when they implement Channel I Receive it will only be slightly less useless than what we have now... absolutely nothing.:nono2:
     
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