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Would you like to see "Auto Tune" added to the HR20?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Michael D'Angelo, Aug 17, 2007.

Would you like to see "Auto Tune" added to the HR20?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. No Preference

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  1. Aug 18, 2007 #41 of 306
    tonyd79

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    Channel 592?
     
  2. Aug 18, 2007 #42 of 306
    DogLover

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    The only problem with this scenario is that unless there are 2 things being recorded, your show will record on the background tuner. It may be "better" than autotune in many respects. However, it doesn't replace it in all situations.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2007 #43 of 306
    Milominderbinder2

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    So would Record with a Reminder option work for you?

    "Always Remind" Yes/No

    Is that the only thing that the currect Record needs?

    - Craig
     
  4. Aug 18, 2007 #44 of 306
    Sirshagg

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    I must say that I don't really understand the whole point. IMHO - just record it. That being said if it doesn't affect the way I use the machine what should I care.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2007 #45 of 306
    Meklos

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    Why waste the diskspace? If you're already full, it'll delete something (that you might still want to watch) for something that you don't actually want to record.

    Just like tuning to a channel manually doesn't delete anything, neither should an autotune. Pressing (R) forces the unit to clear space for the program to be recorded. On something like the Olympics in HD, or a World Cup... that might add up to a lot of programs inadvertently deleted just to be able to make sure you don't miss the first few minutes of a program.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2007 #46 of 306
    Sirshagg

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    About the only time I watch live TV is when I have nothing recorded and I certainly wouldn't watch something live if I had a hard drive full of stuff to watch instead. But that's just my $.02
     
  7. Aug 19, 2007 #47 of 306
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    No. The things that are important to me are the shows I record, which is the whole point of having a DVR.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2007 #48 of 306
    911medic

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    YES!!! I first asked for this 11 months ago!!!

    Please make it happen, D*!!!
     
  9. Aug 20, 2007 #49 of 306
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    I used it somewhat often on my cable STB and was actually surprised when the HR20 didn't have it (especially since my non-DVR directv receiver has it).

    I used it for things that I was going to watch live and didn't need to record them because I was going to be watching them while they happened...or if I was out of recordings and just surfing the guide - saw something that was starting soon, but didn't want to change to that channel yet.

    I don't think there should be tasks set up in the TO DO list, and i never used it to autotune to series, but some may.

    lower priority than DLB.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2007 #50 of 306
    Sirshagg

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    A Non-DVR can't record so it on this type of machine it would make sense.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2007 #51 of 306
    Tony Chick

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    Some of us DO still watch live TV even though we have a DVR. My wife likes to watch those reality elimination shows and call her friends during the commercials to discuss what just happened. Recording it and watching later just isn't what she wants to do. What she does want is for me to make sure that the TV gets tuned to that channel at 9pm no matter what, even if I'm not in the room. Autotune did that for me.
     
  12. Aug 20, 2007 #52 of 306
    Sirshagg

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    I realize that you may not want to use it but record will do that too.
     
  13. Aug 20, 2007 #53 of 306
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    I like the fact that you can set a program to record with your default options without any other option/confirmation dialogs popping up, so I would want to be able to disable it if it added a popup that always had to be responded to when setting a program to record, since have no use for automatically switching channels for watching a show live.... who (among us TiVo/DVR owners) ever watches a show live any more anyway? If I ever do, I'm also recording it even if it will be deleted immediately after watching it to avoid losing the contents of the live buffer from an inadvertent channel change.
     
  14. Aug 20, 2007 #54 of 306
    Tony Chick

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    No it doesn't. If there is nothing recording at all, it starts recording on the other tuner and leaves the current tuner. If I could force it to record on the current tuner that would be fine.
     
  15. Aug 20, 2007 #55 of 306
    Tony Chick

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    As I pointed out above, I do and so do a lot of sports fans otherwise there wouldn't be such a fuss about DLBs.
     
  16. Aug 20, 2007 #56 of 306
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    Point taken, but do we really want to waste the limited software development resources just to add the capability to make your DVR change the channel for you while you are sitting there in your chair watching your TV? While it may be a nice little bell and whistle for a few people, I don’t see a high benefit to cost ratio compared to a long list of other features and fixes on people’s wish lists.
     
  17. Aug 20, 2007 #57 of 306
    Tony Chick

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    The point of course is that I'm not sitting there in my chair, I'm listening from the other room or my wife is watching and yelling at me to change the channel since she can't figure out the remote.

    If it was a major feature I'd agree, but its actually just triggering existing functions without triggering others. As a software designer myself, I just suspect its not a big thing.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2007 #58 of 306
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Steve has added "Auto Tune" to the wish list. So please vote there and if you have not voted here yet please vote here too.

    Wish list: http://www.sizethis.com/forums/

    Thanks
     
  19. Aug 23, 2007 #59 of 306
    UTVLamented

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    Yes, I agree. UltimateTV thinks of it that way. They use a "clock" icon in the "to do list" for auto tunes. UTV has no prioritizer so if there was a conflict it would be noted as such in the to do list.
     
  20. Aug 23, 2007 #60 of 306
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    I don't have access to OTA, so I voted no, if only to nudge them into devoting more time to CIR, rather than items like this. Hockey season is coming, and I don't have my TiVo backup anymore, so I am not looking foward to missing games this year!
     

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