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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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#61 OFFLINE   bwaldron


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:28 PM

TV mail annoying? How so? A little envelope shows up on a status screen, that's all.

Since realizing that the TV Mail messages are all worthless to me, the envelope doesn't bother me. Before I came to that realization, I felt the need to check the messages when the envelope appeared, thinking there might be useful or important info contained therein. The waste of my time doing that was annoying. YMMV.

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#62 OFFLINE   hasan


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

A horrible idea. No more video/audio intrusions on what I've recorded than absolutely necessary.

What's next? ....oh, yeah, for MRV we could have it pop up every few minutes and tell us what DVR we are actually using as the source. :)

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#63 OFFLINE   Davenlr


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

I would not mind ANY option to assist the general users (we are all power users here right?) navigate and keep from screwing up, AS LONG AS those options are placed on the general options screen to be able to be toggled off.

It makes no sense to deny someone a feature that would probably be easily implemented, provided its use is optional.

That said, Id agree. Add to the option list the ability to disable the screensaver, the scoreguide, the ACTIVE BUTTON...Change the default font, etc etc.

I didnt vote, since a YES vote without a disable option would be bad for me.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

If someone changes the channel I just yell at them. However if it is that important to me I'll record it.

I'm sick of pop ups on the screen, from either D* or the channel I am watching.

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#65 OFFLINE   Darcaine



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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

"Another" satellite company pops up the screen below when you try to change channels while watching from the buffer:

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It works quite well and takes under a second and two button pushes to work.

And that's exactly why I've refused to switch to that satallite provider even though they have my local's in HD (and it looks like DTV has no plans to ever have them), they have the worst DVR hardware/software in the industry.

As an option, couldn't care less so long as it wasn't default, but having it forced upon me would be disgusting.

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