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Organizing Genie recordings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by c073186, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. c073186

    c073186 New Member

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    Is there a way to organize Genie recordings by the client that recorded them, so it's more like each person has their own section? Or is it one big list?
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    It is one list. When using the clients it is just like you are actually using the Genie so there is no distinguishing who recorded what. If you actually have other DVRs, you can specify to display the Local PlayList or the Unified PlayList.

    - Merg
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    One big list unfortunately. We've made several requests to give us some sort of organization in the playlist but so far nothing has happened.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Tivo Folders come to mind :scratch:
     
  5. wrj

    wrj Legend

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    Hopefully, DTV provides this enhancement some day.
     
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    It would be nice if all DVRs had more filters beside Local and All.
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    You mean like all the options in "Sort programs by category"? Plenty of filters in there for you.

    List > - > Sort programs by category
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Any addition would be appreciated.
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I don't know what he meant, but for me, I'd like the options to select any individual DVR.

    LOCAL
    DVR A
    DVR B
    ALL

    (for example)
     
  10. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!! DBSTalk Club

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    I'd really like the ability to filter the playlist to show only a list of "favorite" shows.
     
  11. Starchild

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    Totally agree with this. I Havel been longing for this option.
     
  12. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Well those filters are already there.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    He meant filters, which are already there. The rest of us are talking folders, which would be awesome. I'm with you, I'd love to be able to browse by DVR.
     
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    A custom filter would be a welcome addition.
     
  15. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    First off, I agree that I would love to be able to sort/display recordings by some method more/better than local or all.

    However, when you look at DirecTV across the board, Most customers that have a DVR have only one. Some customers have two and in that case they already pretty much can limit/view in a suitable manner (local or all when there are only 2 DVRs is sufficient).

    However, extremely few customers have 3 or more DVRs. There simply is not the need to invest time and effort in providing sorting capabilities for those very few situations. That isn't to say that it won't ever happen, but it certainly isn't very high on the to-do list.

    I also agree that as storage becomes greater, and more shows are recorded (by different family members), even on a single DVR, the ability to sort/categorize in some type of folder layout would really be nice.
     
  16. Starchild

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    This household has genie plus 4 other dvrs all whole home connected. The option would be nice.
     
  17. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    I do use Genre/Musical for my musicals I save, but the list doesn't show which DVR the recordings are on, nor the date it was recorded, nor can the list be sorted in any way.

    But putting the PlayList in alphabetic order and then going into category does help finding dupes.
     
  18. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I only have two, but I'd still like an option in addition to LOCAL and ALL. Sometimes I'm at DVR "A", but only want to see the playlist for DVR "B" (because our programs are on A and the kids are on B), but don't have that ability. If I'm watching from my kids DVR, I don't want to wade through 1TB of kids shows to find mine, and when the kids are viewing from our DVR, in the living room, they shouldn't have to wade through The Walking Dead and Dexter to find Spongebob.
     
  19. VaJim

    VaJim Godfather

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    I'd like to see a grouping option. I don't mind seeing all recorded programs but it would be nice if the list was grouped by DVR location.
     
  20. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Only the current PlayList Options of . . . .
    • Sort Programs by Category
    • Change Order of PlayList
    • and the really weak Filter by PlayList.
    It is the last one I wish they improve. Would like individual DVR at least.

    And of course, the addition of Folders would be nice.
     

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