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I never knew about the "quick" guide


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#21 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:16 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.


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#22 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

My old Sony receiver had an icon view of the channels. Not really turbo tune as it showed all the channels tiled about five or six across and four or five down. You scrolled through them.

That was in addition to the 8(?) turbo tune channels. I think the center of the grid was exit.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:23 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.


Use quicktune all the time. Would like to see the number of channels increased.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:23 PM

Use quicktune all the time. Would like to see the number of channels increased.


Number of channels is fine by me. More channels means more clicks. What I would like to see is the name of the current program when you move to a channel block.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

I set up my quick tune for the family, my son has 2 slots I have 3 slots, and my wife has the rest. I comes in handy when my 4 year old comes out in the morning and wants his shows (Disney Jr).

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:44 PM

Number of channels is fine by me. More channels means more clicks. What I would like to see is the name of the current program when you move to a channel block.

Exactly, my old Hughes did this and it was very handy. Now get right on that.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:19 AM

I love the Quick guide, however, channel 205 doesn't work. Is that because there are 8 channels on 205? Bummer.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:51 AM

I like the quick tune. But, with the HD GUI I think a 4x3 grid quick tune would be a good compromise.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:29 AM

QuickTune is a great feature. It's drawback is it's limited to nine channels. A nice improvement would be multible QuickTune menus to choose from. That way one could list their favorite basic channels on one QuickTune menu, their favorite sports channels on another QuickTune menu, favorite movie channels on another QuickTune menu, ect.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:33 AM

QuickTune is a great feature. It's drawback is it's limited to nine channels. A nice improvement would be multible QuickTune menus to choose from. That way one could list their favorite basic channels on one QuickTune menu, their favorite sports channels on another QuickTune menu, favorite movie channels on another QuickTune menu, ect.


How is that quick?
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

It would only take one more operation, one or two seconds at max. Go to quick tune, choose which quick tune menu you want and select the channel you want. I did it all the time on my old receiver, only takes a second more. I guess it depends on whether you are used to it, I liked it so I still want it now.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:37 AM

How is that quick?


What linuspbmo said.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

I pretty much only use Quicktune during for football season

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

I think the fact of the matter is that no matter what, someone will want some tweak, new feature etc, and if they do that some others won't be happy. Look at the screensaver. We have some that like it the way it is, some that want it enabled by default, some that want it disabled by default and some that don't want it to be an option to turn on at all.

Same thing for Quicktune.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

I use it for NASCAR for most of the year. Works great! I change the center slot to whichever network is broadcasting the race.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:02 PM

Another nice improvement for Quick Tune would be to show what is currently on each channel when you hilite it. This was a feature the old Hughes receivers had on their "Turbo Tune".

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

I think the fact of the matter is that no matter what, someone will want some tweak, new feature etc, and if they do that some others won't be happy. Look at the screensaver. We have some that like it the way it is, some that want it enabled by default, some that want it disabled by default and some that don't want it to be an option to turn on at all.

Same thing for Quicktune.


Thinking the same thing; development by committee. About eight different ideas put forth in this thread alone.

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