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Need a UI Reminder? "You are not watching live TV".


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Poll: Should the DIRECTV UI warn you about losing unsaved content? (166 member(s) have cast votes)

Should the DIRECTV UI warn you about losing unsaved content?

  1. Yes -- that would be great (23 votes [13.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.86%

  2. No -- clicking "ok" would be irritating (140 votes [84.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 84.34%

  3. Huh -- I don't understand the question (3 votes [1.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.81%

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#1 OFFLINE   JohnGalt_01

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:40 AM

"You are not watching live TV. You will lose unsaved content when you change channels. Ok?"

When you pause or rewind live TV, you store content in a buffer that is erased if you change channels.

The practical impact: When you return to that channel, you can only see *live* tv. You can't go back to your previous position. And you can't recover the piece of content that you missed.

Should the DIRECTV UI warn you?

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#2 ONLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:44 AM

I sure wouldn't want it to, as this would become too annoying for my normal use.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:48 AM

I agree with VOS. A message like that would get very annoying very quickly.
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#4 OFFLINE   Sharkie_Fan

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:49 AM

I sure wouldn't want it to, as this would become too annoying for my normal use.


Ditto.

That would drive me crazy!
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:54 AM

I voted No I hate pop ups. Another pop up that annoys me is when Double Play is in use and a program need to record. It asks which show to stop Double Play. I wish it just would record the background tuner

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:58 AM

Another no vote here. I also agree with the double play comment.

At least so far everyone understands the question!
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:07 AM

As long as you can disable it, sure. I wouldn't want it.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:12 AM

I hope that this isn't done.
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#9 OFFLINE   GBFAN

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:19 AM

If you are that forgetful, record or use double play.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

just hit play if not sure, will show you right then w/o a foolish popup.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:34 AM

I think this would be a good thing for people who tend to watch TV from the buffer, and would prevent most incidents of dogs/toddlers losing the program accidentally.

Do you folks really watch so much TV from the buffer and intentionally change channels while doing so, that this would be a major irritation?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:42 AM

What is "Live" tv????
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:43 AM

I think this would be a good thing for people who tend to watch TV from the buffer, and would prevent most incidents of dogs/toddlers losing the program accidentally.

Do you folks really watch so much TV from the buffer and intentionally change channels while doing so, that this would be a major irritation?


I often times end up in the buffer - sometimes by alot, sometimes by small amounts. With kids around, it's not uncommon when we're watching live TV to hit pause for a few moments while we're doing something and then pick back up and watch where we left off.

Granted, we don't watch a TON of live TV - generally we're watching recorded TV and stopping/starting.

But, very rarely are we watching 100% live with nothing in the buffer. If we decide it's time to change the channel at that point, I don't want to have to answer a pop up in order to have the channel change.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

Let's say you are watching a soccer game. You pause or rewind it, so now you are watching content from the buffer.

You accidentally change the channel. Or someone else picks up the remote, not realizing that you are watching from the buffer.

When you return to the game, you are now caught up to live TV. If you see that someone has scored, you can't rewind to watch the play.

Would you want DIRECTV to remind you that you are watching from the buffer before you lose it?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:43 PM

If you are that forgetful, record or use double play.

This works well, remeber in the TIVO days we only had 30 minutes not 90. We also had smaller drives. Hit record and erase when done if worried about recording space. Plus you can stop recording at anytime. Like when an important phone call comes in hit record, then pause.

#16 OFFLINE   Steve Robertson

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:50 PM

No it would be annoying as the tv mail

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

This weekend I was using double play. Not recording but when a commercial came on I switched to the other tuner. My 10 mo old daughter grabbed the remote did something to loose the buffer and I said to myself that I should have been recording. Oh well, but it would be nice for more options to not loose the buffer.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:06 PM

No it would be annoying as the tv mail

And yet, TVMail remains. Forever.

It's all too easy to accidentally change channels by inadvertently pressing one of the more than a dozen buttons that are just begging for you to touch them by mistake.

Every DVR should have a fail-safe dialog that pops up when you're behind in the buffer by more than a few seconds. Some do.

So naturally I vote Yes.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:07 PM

Isn't that what double play (dual live buffers) and the record button is for?
If dtv were to have something like this then we would be screaming for a pop up blocker.:nono2:

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:24 PM

Would be Very Annoying....




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