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Need Your Ideas For Next Tips & Tricks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Milominderbinder2, May 28, 2007.

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  1. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    As VOD goes national, I want to be ready with the next major release of the Undocumented Tips and Tricks.

    Could you see if we are missing any Tips & Tricks?

    Here are new tips with initial editing to fit on one line each:
    [STRIKE]
    [/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]
    [/STRIKE]
    Other Tips:
    [STRIKE]* Group Folder Play instructions[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]* Group Folder Delete instructions[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]* To Do Conflicts Now show as orange X*[/STRIKE]

    Updates:
    [STRIKE]* Guide Button Toggle now in Setup[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]* Scroll Button Toggle now in Setup (was animation)[/STRIKE]
    [STRIKE]* Setup Menu item "Resolution" renamed "HDTV"[/STRIKE]

    These will put us to 133 Undocumented Tips & Tricks.

    What else should be added?

    - Craig
     
  2. Drew2k

    Drew2k DIRECTV A-Team

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    Craig,

    Here's a tip that uses Search to simulate a Category-Only search, like on TiVo, which can be saved in your Recent Searches. (Unlike using Guide/Category search - which you need to repeat each time you want to use it.)

    The example below creates a HORROR MOVIE category search.
    • Create a Keyword search
    • Press SELECT on "SPC" in the letters grid - enter nothing else as search criteria.
    • Choose CONTINUE
    • Specify Category MOVIE, subcategory HORROR.
    • This will appear in your list of Recent Searches as " & Movies, Horror", with a leading space.
    Repeat for additional category searches, and in the future, just go to Recent Searches to rerun this saved search. You will have quick access to all the category searches you desire!

    Good luck!

    :)
     
  3. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Moderators,

    Would you move this thread to the Q&A area to see if there are any final ideas to add from the larger group?

    Thank you,

    - Craig
     
  4. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    Two months ago, I had started this thread by saying, "As VOD goes naitonal..."

    I was a tad off...

    Here is a Prioritizer Bug work around from Drew that needs to be added to the next Tips & Tricks.

    Work-Around Edit a First-Run Prioritizer Item when only repeats are avilable:
    Thanks Drew.

    - Craig
     
  5. JMCecil

    JMCecil Godfather

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    I can't find one, but is there a work around for dealing with conflicts other than having to guess where the show is in the prioritizer. What I would like to see is the conflict screen come up when I click on the show with the conflict marker. Then let me deal with it as if I had just selected the show.
     
  6. mikek

    mikek Godfather

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    While in the guide, if you mash select while the channel name is highlighted the PIP will change to that channel.

    -mk
     
  7. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    You can check your "to do list" or the guide. If the show has a X beside it then the show is a conflict and will not record.
     
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    Spanky_Partain New Member

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  9. JMCecil

    JMCecil Godfather

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    Yes, but from there I want to resolve the conflict. I want to know what it is conflicting with so I can determine the best way to resolve the conflict. If I manually add a conflict I get the screen that lets me decide on an individual basis. I want that screen to come up when I click on a conflicted show.
     
  10. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    Press the list button and then the yellow button and that will take you to your "to do list" and you will be able to see what shows are going to record and what one will not record.
     
  11. ATARI

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    Remind everyone that "dash" "dash" can be used to remove a series link with no upcoming recordings.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Workaround for editing a SL with no episodes
    Put all HD channels in one favorites list to use Category sort to find HD only channels
     
  13. JMCecil

    JMCecil Godfather

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    yes, but there is no way to deal with it. Your only option is to go try and find shows in the prioritizer. When I have run into the problem I haven't been able to find an actual show that is causing the problem. The only solution would be to go move a show in the prioritizer. I don't really want to do that. I want to be able to over-ride or cancel one of the shows easily.

    The screen that warns you of the conflict when you manually add a conflict is what I'm after. That pretty much allows me to deal with a single occurence.
     
  14. Drew2k

    Drew2k DIRECTV A-Team

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    Craig - that was just me retyping lamontcranston's workaround from a while back, so please make sure he is credited for it!

    As it is, I mistyped part of the workaround: You can't use this tip if there are NO upcoming episodes whatsoever in the guide. It's really only useful if you can at least find ONE matching program in the guide, such as when you added padding to the series link recording and had conflicts, and now want to remove the padding, or when you had it set to First Run and now want to set it to First Run and Repeats.
     
  15. Drew2k

    Drew2k DIRECTV A-Team

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    Craig - One slight update to add to this tip: If you receive a new software version, your previously entered "[SPC] & [Category] searches will no longer work. You will have to re-edit them to add the "[SPC]" back as the keyword, and then delete the "broken" search. Yes, it's a little bit of work, but it does have great benefits. :)
     
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