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Youtube: Plus or Minus? Your opinion!

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#26 OFFLINE   raott


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:47 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.

+1. Good concept to add it, but once again, poor execution, ie media share.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

I used it once when I first heard about it.

Haven't used it since, and doubt I ever will.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

There's a wonderful free YouTube movie starring Matt Smith named "Christopher and His Kind" (1:29:32) that I would love to watch on the big screen but the quality via DIRECTV is horrible even on a 22" LCD TV...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

Yes, we use it often and enjoy it. Would like to be able to use trickplay, but that's minor.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:53 PM

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?

I enjoy it whenever I need to check something... product review, how-to, etc.

Though I miss the more robust YouTube features (account log-in, rewinding, fast forwarding, etc.) on my dearly departed TiVo Series 3, I am very pleased that DirecTV added it to their DVRs. Thankfully, they made some improvements with it along with the HD GUI, so maybe they will continue to improve it. :)


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

Played with it some when it came out. But since then don't use it. Quite frankly it is easier to find something on my iPad and throw it to my TV via Apple TV2 and Airplay.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:44 PM

Use it very rarely, mostly when it first became available for the HR series, just to see how it works. The video quality was very, very poor. I might visit more often if the quality was a lot better.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

I like having the feature, and have used it a few times but not a lot because I am used to HD Picture Quality and SD hurts my eyes now.

Higher Quality would definitely help make it more User Friendly.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:54 PM

My family uses the YouTube feature sometimes.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

IF I could remember which thread I was in, I would not have written Pandora comments in this post!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

I have used it more than I thought I would I give it a plus





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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

I've used it a couple of times and it kind of sucks. It's just so much easier to use my PC for Youtube. I'd rather DirecTV just concentrate on being a TV provider which is what I pay for.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:42 PM

The interface is clunky (SmartSearch) and my PC has DVI-D and 5.1 connection to my big screen. Useless for me.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

Glad to have it available.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Yes, we use it often and enjoy it. Would like to be able to use trickplay, but that's minor.

Add my vote for ability to use trickplay. Have enjoyed using it often also. :)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

My Mom watches the Top Chef Bonus videos / competitions that the show only offers online thru the YouTube function on the HD DVR.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

I like it.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

+1. Good concept to add it, but once again, poor execution, ie media share.

Nice idea,but w/o the FF & RW buttons,I have NO interest in it !


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

I don't use it a lot (since I don't use You Tube a lot on my computer either). But when I have used it, I've really appreciated having it. It's nice to be able to watch a You Tube video my wife and I really want to see together. And that's such a pain to do on the computer.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

I've used it quite a few times, but you know my request.

I'm waiting for the time when you can sign in to your Youtube account and view your subscriptions.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

I prefer watching YouTube on my PC or even my iPod Touch.

I will admit that DirecTV's implementation for viewing YouTube, although a bit clunky, is much better than Verizon FiOS.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:35 PM

I don't have D* hooked to On Demand but I have watched Youtube on my Xbox 360 with the new app. Just like with the Wii option I see it as a novelty like the Facebook app compared to what you can do with it on a real computer. Even the mobile browser site m.youtube.com has features the Youtube app on an iphone lacks.

Edited by NewForceFiveFan, 16 February 2012 - 01:25 PM.

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