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slip sometimes goes to the end

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JerseyBoy, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. djrobx

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    My other half does this constantly on our HR22-100 but it has never happened to me. But, I usually press the slip button 4 or 5 (30x4) then add more as needed. The problems seem to happen more when you do each 30 skip one at a time just when the previous skip has happened.

    I would like to see DirecTV just abandon these press and hold commands. The new skip to tick while FFing eliminates the need for press-and-hold on fast forward. Maybe they should move beginning and end to Red and Green while FFing or something.
     
  2. eckhart

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    I have experienced this bug numerous times. At first I thought the recording was messed up and erased the show, but now I know to start over and ff to the spot where the skip bug started.
     
  3. Rich

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    Just something we have to live with. Sounds like you have a good handle on the problem. One of these days they will fix it...

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  4. Church AV Guy

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    This has happened to me many tmies, and I always thought it was because the machine has become so slow, that it doesn't register the multi pushes as many, but thinks it's just one. Well, last night I did some experimenting and that isn;t the case. if I press the slip button many times, fast, it piles up the number at the end of the progress bar just fine, so it DOES see each press singly. I then did it one at a time, letting it stop between each slip, and even when I made sure the picture had stoppped fast forwarding, and the audio had resumed, multiple slips caused a skip to the end.

    As has been said, it is a bug we'll have to live with until they fix it.
     
  5. Jolliec

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    Wife was complaining about this yesterday. I told her it was pilot error :D

    It has happened to me a couple of times as well, but it appears to be that it thinks I held the button down too long and hit skip again.
     
  6. bpdunsta

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    Based on this thread, it sounds like this is something we just have to live with and that there is no "secret" code to disable it.

    To people that use "skip to end", can you explain to me why? I'm not judging, just curious.
     
  7. DogLover

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    I imagine that they are skipping to the end to bring up the keep/delete dialogue. With a skip to the end, that could be the quickest way to delete after you are finished watching.
     
  8. Rich

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    I use "slip" to the end of shows that are over all the time. Especially when watching "group" recordings. Sometimes on channels such as Showtime or HBO there is as much as 15 minutes or more still recorded after the end of the show. None of the series on those two channels have a set time of recording. Some are 45 minutes, the next one might be 50 minutes. The Sopranos was a great example of that.

    Rich
     
  9. RACJ2

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    It’s not really "skip to end" it is a skip to the next "tick" mark. Here is where it comes in handy for me. Since we don't have MRV, I record the same programs on 2 DVR's. That way I can watch them in the living room or bedroom.
    If I start watching in one room and decide to move to the other room, I note the time. If its say 35 minutes, I can use the "skip to tick" feature on my other DVR to jump to the 30 min mark quickly. Then fast forward a short amount to get to where I left off.

    Also, if you see something you want to go back and look at later, you can put a manual tick mark. For example, your favorite football team throws a touchdown. Then when you replay the game, you can use the "skip to tick" to go to that point of the recording and watch it again.
     
  10. lparsons21

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    Since the HRs are in their 3rd year of production, and the programming of them doesn't seem to get much better, I'm not holding my breath until they fix this and the dog slow operation of the HR21-700.

    What I am doing is waiting until 02/10 when my contract is up. Either the HR21-700 I have is fixed and working properly or a new unit is made that does work properly, or I'll be making a move.

    When I switched over to D* from E*, I said at the time that I don't watch the DVR much, but I do watch programming on it. The HR21-700 has made that not so true. :(
     
  11. dreadlk

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    When the NR that created this problem came out about 6 months ago I complained and was told that it was some sort of new feature that was added that would Jump the show by 15 Minutes if you pressed FF then Skip or some combo of the above.

    I HATE IT!!!!!

    Every single night I am pressing FF and skip to get past the commercials and somehow Bam the thing jumps 15 Min or 30 Min forward or even to the end of the show.

    Why does Directv do this crazy Multi function button mapping crap!
    And why has it taken them so long to respond to all the complaints, it's like they dont care that users dont like it, Directv likes it and will keep on leaving it in every firmware update PERIOD!
     
  12. ghfiii

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    The skip to end has happened a lot here as well.

    One other reason I think it is related to press-and-hold is that I have seen a similar behavior with slow mo. If I pause a program and then press play, occasionally the recorded program will start up in slow mo.

    Mighty frustrating because the press-and-hold slow mo is so bad that I NEVER use the function, and just because I don't use slow mo doesn't mean I don't want slow mo. :mad:
     
  13. dreadlk

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    Somebody should post a Poll asking how many people like this feature and how many people would like to have it removed.
     
  14. nasadave

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    :bang Happens to me all the time! :bang

    Sorry my post did not advance this topic at all, but I needed to vent!
     
  15. dvdmth

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    Personally, I don't mind the press-and-hold functions. I just don't want them to happen when I'm not pressing and holding. Wasn't a problem at all when I first got the HR21 - it just started showing up after software 0x0290 (the same software that introduced "super skip to tick" where pressing Advance while in FF jumps to the next tick mark).

    It happens to me less frequently now than it did with 0x0290, but I still have it happen on occasion. I still haven't had it happen while watching SD programs - it's always been when watching HD (and about half of what I record is SD, the other half HD).

    The fact that the problem wasn't there originally indicates that it is fixable...
     
  16. Rich

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    I remember seeing something about changing the skip function when the release came out, didn't pay much attention because I really like the slip.

    Why would they do what you described? We've always (or seems like it) been able to use the FF button to skip to the next tick. Must be faster, no? Can't try it right now...just tried it. Must need a keyword or something? Now I'm curious.

    Rich
     
  17. BNut

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    Just adding that I also experience the 30 second skip button causing my HR22 to go directly to the end of a recording or to the end of a recording that is in progress. This typically happens about every night or every other night.

    Its great finding out who got voted out when your only 30 minutes into a show! :(
     
  18. Jolliec

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    Happened to me last night on Survivor. Why is this feature (skip to end) even there? Why would you ever want to skip to the end of a show? Ticks yes, but to the end?
     
  19. Rich

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    Or settling down to watch a baseball game and suddenly going to the end of the recording, and naturally, seeing the score. The thing never goes to a commercial, always to the game with the score up. I've stopped using my 22 for anything with commercials or any sports broadcast.

    Shame, cause everything about my 22 is surprisingly good. The PQ is good and crisp, it's as fast as any other 21 I have and, judging from your post, my planned upgrade of what I thought was a near perfect ''system" won't solve the slip problem. Nutz.

    Rich
     
  20. Rich

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    I use the "slip to the end" function frequently on my other HRs and have no problems with those HRs. I use the ticks to get close to a particular segment of the recording, but I really like holding down the slip button and being able to go to the end of the recording. I use it primarily when using "group play". I think it is a good feature, but it seems that the 22s don't agree with what the programmers planned. Mine was doing the unwanted "slip to the end" before the last NR, so I can't blame the NR.

    Rich
     

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