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What I'd like to see in 2013 from D*


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#51 OFFLINE   DBSNewbie

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

As many others have mentioned, the ability to transfer recordings from one DVR to another (within same account). That's #1 on my wish list.

2nd item on my wish list (I don't think I've see this request from anyone else):

An upgrade to the software that will allow more than 10 DVRs to be networked together and "see" each other. Currently, a Unified Playlist (from a client or server) can only show recordings from only up to 10 servers at a time.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

The ability to stream HBO GO off my Roku 2HD. Come on DirecTV, you're about the only service provider not in agreement with Roku. :(

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

I would like to pay only for the channels I watch / record

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Mentioned by Sixto earlier
Ability to lock a series link to a specific time slot --- especially for HBO shows that run 90 times per week. Let me pick when I want to record it.

And a big dream: I would happily pay for the option to get the direct feed of the networks, so I can record my favorite shows and not have to look at the idiotic weather graphics that my local weathermen put on a week after the fact.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

HBO Go on the Roku
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

The ability to stream HBO GO off my Roku 2HD. Come on DirecTV, you're about the only service provider not in agreement with Roku. :(

Agree, I have 2 of them, but my friend lets me use his Dishnetwork account so i can use my 2 Roku's.

Would be alot better if Directv would just allow it.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

WNEP2 HD local

WNEP2 isn't available in HD, and hopefully it never will be. WPVI looks horrible anytime live sports are on with Live Well HD on 6.2.

What I rather see is them finally update their ATSC listings so we can get MeTV on 38.2 with the AM21 instead of flipping back to the TV just for one channel. Better yet, bring the scan to the Hx2x's since our market is also served by a lot of translators. (Except for WBRE and WYOU because management can't grasp the concept of terrain blocking reception of their main signal even after the digital transition, despite the protests of their long time engineer who has since retired)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

For DIRECTV to partner up with Tribune Media Services and launch a real-time based Guide Data system for internet connected HD/DVRs, that would update start/end times automatically for events running past there allotted time, and receive programming updates instantly through the internet connection.

They would have to get the major sports channels on board as well as the Big 4 networks and have a way to get the exact info on when events end, but I think it could be done with the internet.

For example: you have a College Football game set to record, its scheduled to air on ESPN2 but the previous game is still airing so as ESPN does often they would put the beginning on ESPNews, a update could be pushed instantly telling the receiver to also begin recording ESPNews for say 15 mins then still be recording ESPN2. This would be all automatic will no customer interaction. Also when the game is finished, an instant update could be pushed to the box to tell it to stop the recording automatically.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I would like to pay only for the channels I watch / record


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

EHD transfer flexibility per account, not married to the same DVR.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

EHD transfer flexibility per account, not married to the same DVR.


+1000000 It can't be a legal issue as Dish already does it. My guess, and this is just a guess, is that the authorization stream doesn't tell a receiver what account it is on, just what it is allowed to receive. This would be a major hurdle, I can think of a couple ways to do it but they would not be easy
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

I'd like the ability to manage all of my favorites lists and Season Passes from one place. I don't like having to go update every receiver whenever I want to change my favorite channel list.

I'd also like it if a channel is upgraded to HD, the HD version of the channel automatically replaces the SD version on my favorites list.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

+1000000 It can't be a legal issue as Dish already does it. My guess, and this is just a guess, is that the authorization stream doesn't tell a receiver what account it is on, just what it is allowed to receive. This would be a major hurdle, I can think of a couple ways to do it but they would not be easy


Directv has an Authentication Server that has along with your Account # all of your DVRs/Receivers with their RID #s and your Billing Account Information, etc. so it should be Very Very Easy for them to do if they decided to do it.

It just isn't High on their Priority List of things to do. It is probably a Nice To Do Thing rather than something that has to be done.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

More HD channels!

Also it would be nice if we could stream dvr recordings to more devices without nomad and watch live tv on PCs.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

allow me to sort my list however I want and display the results in a new TAB on the LIST screen.

For example - I would like to see every DVR in my Whole House configuration on a separate tab. I would also like to see all movies on a separate tab.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

1. Stop treating us long-timers like we don't exist. Give us the new subscriber deals or at least give us the opportunity to get them without having to go through retention (lifetime HD anyone?)

2. <smacking dead horse> Firmware fixes should be regression tested so they don't break other stuff!

3. Speaking of #two, when I set up a search to record a sports events from my local team, can you actually get the channel correct? I get FSN. Not Altitude, FSDetroit, FSTampa (yes I'm making these up) or other regions sports channels. Worked years ago and was broken by a firmware upgrade.

4. Grandfathered permanently means permanently.

5. Fix the website. It sucks. Can't find any useful information on it at all and constantly having to dodge the ads is really annoying.

6. The ability to turn off the Weather Channel apps would be nice. They never work anyway and although there are ways to work around them we shouldn't have to.

7. Ala-carte programming so we can cut the cost down without losing value. In other words, we can get XYZ channel without the rest of the alphabet soup that we're never going to watch in the package.

8. No more two-year commitments for changing small things.

9. Whole-house on my own network without additional cabling or an additional fee. Don't have to support it, but don't charge me for it either.

10. no more restriction on keys for DIRECTV2PC. I used my two keys up YEARS ago when it first came out and wasn't working for me. But new house, new PC, fast fiber in the house, it might be useful if I could actually install it.

Could go on, but I've got to go spray PAM my dish before the ice storm coats it to heavily...

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

Australia's ABC News 24 cannot be offered outside of Australia due to the rights of many of the programs and international news segments they air.

The same goes for CBC News Network, they only have the Canadian rights to the documentaries they air in the evenings and overnight. Which is why Newsworld International left most of those shows out in favor of NHK and DW, replaced BBC World News with an ITN Newscast, and aired lots of produced for the US content instead of CBC Newsworld's rolling news coverage.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

There are a lot of good ideas here so I will just suggest a very small one that should be easy for D* to implement. Getting to my Future Recordings list in one button press of the remote. Currently it takes 6 which is absolutely ridiculous!


THIS. Why there's not a "link" or button press that allows you to flip back and forth between the list and to-do list is mindboggling to me. I've had numerous different TV providers over the years, most of which were in the DVR era. Directv is the ONLY one I've had where those two screens have no connection with one another.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

They would have to get the major sports channels on board as well as the Big 4 networks and have a way to get the exact info on when events end, but I think it could be done with the internet.

And what of those that don't have always-on broadband service?

I can't imagine trying to figure out what each Big Four affiliate is going to do after the indeterminate end of an event. Will they join a program in progress or will they run a carefully timed PSA or infomercial? Will they shift the whole schedule until the news? Does each affiliate have a definitive and invariate plan?

I submit that it is unreasonable to collect and disseminate this information until too late to be of use (especially if you're someone who uses bracketing on your start and end times).

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

1. Fast (1 or 2 button) access to To-do list
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Gosh, mine seems trite compared to some of these.

I think it'd be neat if I could save snippets of anything I wanted into a "My Clips" folder. Like, say I'm watching a live car chase, and it ends with a spectacular crash. I could rewind a bit, mark starting point "A," play it through the crash, mark ending point "B." I'm prompted to name the clip and hit save.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

What, and put Youtube out of business? ;) Great idea, but I think it'd be a warm day in Heaven before that will happen.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

I don't know how much they control this, but I'd love to see HBO's prices dip. There are a lot of shows on HBO that I like but can't see paying the price.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

THIS. Why there's not a "link" or button press that allows you to flip back and forth between the list and to-do list is mindboggling to me. I've had numerous different TV providers over the years, most of which were in the DVR era. Directv is the ONLY one I've had where those two screens have no connection with one another.


You would think this wouldn't be too hard to tie into the "List" button on the remote, just add a tab to it to allow to see Recording Info - Two button pushes are all that is needed. Not sure why they are behind on this.

What are the odds that we see any of this?




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