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Youtube: Plus or Minus? Your opinion!

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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:34 AM

Youtube videos have been available on DIRECTV DVRs for some time now. So, what do you think? Do you watch Youtube Videos on your DVR? Is it easy and fun?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:45 AM

Once, maybe twice.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:48 AM

I like it! I use it a fair amount of time for those videos that are good enough to view on my big screen.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

It's a nice to have feature and have used it a few times.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

I like having the feature, and have used it a few times.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

I use it on occasion but higher quality would be nice.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

I have used it a few times and like it but agree that if Youtube videos are HD then we should be able to play them in HD. And have the ability to fast forward, pause, etc..

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

the youtube feature is used on a daily basis by me or someone in my household. i hope directv keeps this on the dvrs... the kids love it!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

I use it on occasion. It's nicer viewing on a large screen. But as dpeters11 said, higher quality would be nice.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

Yes I do watch them, not very often perhaps, but when I do, those sessions can be great fun, and sometimes last an hour or more. Although I have a PC connected to one of my TVs (which obviously I could also use for YouTube), my main system doesn't. Why, because it's intended for entertainment and I spend enough time working on PCs (not surfing) that I want to mentally separate the two.
The HR/DVR YouTube interface works well enough too... though could be improved by having the ability to paste back into the search textbox, and also be able to move within it and have insert/overtype options. Having said that, part of the fun is to select the "More From..." and "Search Related...". One thing just leads to another and I've come across some real gems doing this - it's own up time now: most of my searches are music related - lots of prog stuff from the 70s, 80s, and these wouldn't have been hi-def anyway, so YouTube quality is sufficient (and audio is usually good). I've also found some classic comedy clips - lots of old brit stuff like Pete and Dud - that often aren't readily available elsewhere. Yes I know you could do all this via YouTube on the PC, but I find this 'browsing' style to be just that much more comfortable and fun this way.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:30 AM

We have used it several times but to be perfectly honest I keep forgetting it exists. When someone says they want to watch a youtube video, I head toward the laptop rather then picking up the remote.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

I used it initially to try, but too many shortcomings. Much easier to use the Tv, BD-player, or laptop.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

I used it initially to try, but too many shortcomings. Much easier to use the Tv, BD-player, or laptop.

I like it and use it some. I will have no interest in pandora though. I don't listen on my iPad or iPhone so no reason I'd listen on my tv.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

I use it but get frustrated without the ability to change the resolution. Both my HR2x and my PS3 are handcuffed to low res. I hear Sony is working on changing the ability to increase the resolution.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:07 AM

I use it on occasion. It's nicer viewing on a large screen. But as dpeters11 said, higher quality would be nice.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

Use it. Like it.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

Past the initial trial/testing, I don't use it on TV sets. I always have a laptop or iPad close by so use them for Youtube video.

If one day it's easy to pull down HD content I'd change for some things.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

I like having a way to get to YouTube on the big screen, but having to start in a Search Screen is not too user-friendly.

I'd prefer to have a new screen with icons for Most Viewed, Top Rated, Top Favorites, with "Search" added, modeled after the EXTRAS menu. This would make it more accessible to those who see the Search screen (like many in my extended family) who think they have to search for something rather than just arrowing right (past B, C, D, E and F) to get to the options so they could browse.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

I have used it a few times but I use my LG tv more often because it is easier to use.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:53 AM

We used it a Lot. Little one(2 yrd old) love certain youtube videos, so what would really help would be a way to save her favorites - yes, the saved searches help, but a favorites would allow us to go straight to the particular video.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:14 AM

I use it sometimes but I wish it offered trickplay features.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

I use it sometimes but I wish it offered trickplay features.



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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:25 PM

i like it but i hate that i can't fast forward or rewind it. if i miss something cause the kids i have to start all over again, very frustrating.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

I use it on occasion. It's nicer viewing on a large screen. But as dpeters11 said, higher quality would be nice.

Agreed. I would use it more if the quality was better.

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