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Shortcut to "To Do" List?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Clark Kent, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Clark Kent

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    Is there a faster way to access the To Do list rather than going through the menu and manage recordings?
     
  2. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    No, that's the only way, AFAIK.
     
  3. mcbeevee

    mcbeevee 97% Complete

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    It was originally a 1-button command (yellow button), but Directv decided to change the yellow button to "TV Options".

    :)
     
  4. Steve

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    Actually 2 (LIST-YELLOW), but who's counting? :lol:

    6 now, but in reality, almost as quick time-wise for me, because it's only 3 adjacent buttons... one clicked 3x, one clicked 2x:

    menu-v-v-v-select-select vs. "look" for list, "look" for yellow. Just my .02. YMMV.

    I believe HARMONY users, limited to 5-step macros, have found a "double-press" work-around. I'll leave it to them to comment.
     
  5. jeffshoaf

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    Hmmm... Maybe an idea for the wish list!

    I think this would be a good "press and hold" function - push the "List" button and get the list of recorded shows, push and hold the "List" button and get the list of to-be-recorded shows.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    We actually have this related request on the Wish List:

    "2-click" access to the following features: "Menu-1"=CC TOGGLE, "Menu-2"=TODO LIST, "Menu-3"=CYCLE FAVORITES, "Menu-4"=SERIES MANAGER, "Menu-5"=HISTORY, "Menu-6"=MANUAL RECORD, "Menu-7"=TITLE SEARCH, "Menu-8"=KEYWORD SEARCH, "Menu-9"=SAVED SEARCHES and "Menu-0"=SETUP.

    It's a variation of a feature currently found on DirecTiVo's. If folks like the idea and haven't yet voted for it, please do so using the link below. TIA.
     
  7. mcbeevee

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    It's been so long, I forgot about that! It would be nice if a ToDo shortcut was added back to the menus. Either on the Yellow button quick menu or by pressing the List button twice (my RF remotes do not like the press & hold options).

    :)
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    I don't expect this to happen... it's been discussed over and over. There are any number of learning/macro remotes that could help you with the number of button pushes. One is my friend Steve's favorite URC R6/R7, which you can find for about $20 at Best Buy.

    My remote is programmed with a 5-step sequence that goes MENU/DOWN/DOWN/DOWN/ENTER so I can look at the to do list or Series Manager from there.
     
  9. jdspencer

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    That was going to be my suggestion as well.
    The only problem is if DirecTV changes the sequence to get to the Manage Recordings page. Especially if you have a Harmony which has a 5 step limit for their sequences. :(
     

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