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I never knew about the "quick" guide


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#1 OFFLINE   directv newb

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

When I first got Directv I immediately set up my Harmony One remote and off I went, well today I accidentally pressed the up arrow key and up popped " the 9 channel quick guide", I never knew this thing existed, I put all my news channels in there, cnsbc/fox news/twc/ect..., so no matter what I am watching I can easily get to one of my news channels, the quick guide is cool.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

The "funny" thing is that this feature existed on the very early Hughes brand boxes fifteen years ago and was called Turbo Tune. I still have one in service in my office.

I agree it's kind of a neat feature.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

I'm betting a lot of customers don't know about it (the official name is QuickTune), even though it's been there since December of 2008 :)

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:15 PM

It definitely comes in handy for me with the obscure channels that I can never remember the channel numbers for (cloo, IONe, etc)
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, just programmed my sports channels!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

I love quick tune, especially for the Sunday Ticket

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

My Sony HDD-200 had a similar guide, but it had 25 slots in it.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:49 PM

My Sony HDD-200 had a similar guide, but it had 25 slots in it.


I think 25 is a bit much for a quick tune. That would be a custom guide in my opinion.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

I think 25 is a bit much for a quick tune. That would be a custom guide in my opinion.


Whatever you call it, it was better than the one Directv uses now.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

My wife was just complaining that our new receivers only had nine slots for quick tune, our old Hughes had three separate turbo tune lists. I use my quick tune for almost all my channel jumping, that way I don't have to remember all the channel numbers.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

I think 25 is a bit much for a quick tune. That would be a custom guide in my opinion.


That is exactly what I was thinking, it would almost defeat the purpose

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

That is exactly what I was thinking, it would almost defeat the purpose


Defeat the purpose? It was very convenient to be able to see 25 channels at one time. How many can you see with a custom guide, five or six?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

Defeat the purpose? It was very convenient to be able to see 25 channels at one time. How many can you see with a custom guide, five or six?


You seem very defensive, and I don't even know if we are talking about the same thing after your last post

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

You seem very defensive, and I don't even know if we are talking about the same thing after your last post


I'm not defensive at all. I am merely stating my opinion that having 25 channels available on the screen at one time is preferable to having 5 or 6.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

I'm not defensive at all. I am merely stating my opinion that having 25 channels available on the screen at one time is preferable to having 5 or 6.


QuickTune is 9 slots. And do u even know what we are talking about? This thread isn't about the guide....

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

25 available channels would do me no good if I didn't know what was on them at the time.

I rarely use the Quick Tune as it is except for special events, since I very rarely tune to a specific channel unless I know what's playing.

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

 
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

25 available channels would do me no good if I didn't know what was on them at the time.

I rarely use the Quick Tune as it is except for special events, since I very rarely tune to a specific channel unless I know what's playing.


Same here, I just don't have any use for it.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

25 available channels would do me no good if I didn't know what was on them at the time.

I rarely use the Quick Tune as it is except for special events, since I very rarely tune to a specific channel unless I know what's playing.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

QuickTune is 9 slots. And do u even know what we are talking about? This thread isn't about the guide....

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I'm well aware it's not about the guide, it's about the quick tune, which only has 9 channels in it. I said I liked the one in my old Sony that had 25.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

I'm well aware it's not about the guide, it's about the quick tune, which only has 9 channels in it. I said I liked the one in my old Sony that had 25.


And others feel that's too many. I agree. I would use a custom guide for that many, so I could see what was on those 25 (or more) favorite channels yet still tune to one of them quickly.

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