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DIRECTV new features: Far in Advance & Watch Now


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#1 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

DIRECTV has introduced us to two new features: Far in Advance & Watch Now!

Far in Advance:

Search & set recording up to a year in advance! Find you series via Smart Search, then press REC.

How many times have you heard of a new show that you really want to record only to find that it premieres more than 14 days away? You can create a Keyword Auto-Record to try to catch it when it starts, but then you end up with other stuff you don't want. Now with Far in Advance, you won't have that issue. With Far in Advance, you can perform a search for shows that are not airing for a month, two months, or even more. You can then create a Series Link for that show even though the Guide has no showings upcoming. Now you can create Series Links for all your new shows as soon as you hear about them.

Use Smart Search to find your favorite show

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Once you see it, highlight it and hit {SELECT}

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Highlight Record Series and hit {SELECT}

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Now you choose your recording options just like any other show

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Far in Advance & Watch Now will be available at first on the Genie (coming soon) and is expected to be brought to the remaining HD DVRs in a future update.

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#2 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Watch Now

Watch Now is a neat shortcut to immediately start viewing a VOD show. You no longer have to go through the extra steps of starting a download then going to the Playlist to start the recording playing.


Choose the show you want to watch from the VOD menu

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Highlight Watch Now and press {SELECT}

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After a short buffering period your program will start

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If your internet connection is too slow or if there is a possible backup at the broadcast center you will be given an option to record the program and watch it later just as you always could.

Far in Advance & Watch Now will be available at first on the Genie (coming soon) and is expected to be brought to the remaining HD DVRs in a future update.

Thank you to the Cutting Edge team, especially dettxw and The Merg for helping to prepare this information.

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Edited by Scott Kocourek, 31 January 2013 - 07:16 AM.

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#3 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Please note that the Genie servers are expected to get this update soon and the rest of the HD DVR line is expected to get these features in the future.

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#4 OFFLINE   Justin23

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Looks great! Can't wait for the new software...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

Genie already has the Watch Now

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Very nice!

Far In Advance will certainly get some use around here.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Far in advance is great concept, but in reality it doesnt appear to work correctly yet for local networks. It sees the far in advance station as the channels in the 390's, and says I'm not authorized and it cant record, instead of picking my local cbs, nbc, fox, etc....

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

I don't think that is an issue for everyone. I haven't had that happen to me yet.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I don't think that is an issue for everyone. I haven't had that happen to me yet.

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Likewise....I have 2 FOX and 2 NBC programs set so far with this feature.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

Nice write up guys!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Well done Gents!
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Very cool. I love the Far In Advance. There have been occasions in the past where that would have been handy.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

Very cool. I love the Far In Advance. There have been occasions in the past where that would have been handy.


Yeah, it's a nice sign when a feature comes in and you immediately go, "Wow, that's useful."

Big thumbs up to whoever put this on the list and got it implemented at DirecTv.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Far in Advance & Watch Now will be available at first on the Genie (coming soon) and is expected to be brought to the remaining HD DVRs in a future update.


Far in Advance & Watch Now will be available at first on the Genie (coming soon) and is expected to be brought to the remaining HD DVRs in a future update.



Isn't Genie already available?

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

 
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Genie is available, the features are coming soon.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

Ah, I assumed the phrase "will be available" already inferred that.

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

 
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

I like FiA, but I quickly ran out of Series Manager space as it still contain shows that haven't gone on hiatus yet.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

I don't think that is an issue for everyone. I haven't had that happen to me yet.

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Haven't experience it yet, but I did get an error message when I went to schedule CW 'Cult.' So there does seem to be some kind of issue with channels that are also OTA.

Edited by Drucifer, 01 February 2013 - 11:00 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

great job directv ,far in advance looks like the tivo wishlist,but better!

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:19 AM

Interesting saw FIA was available in another post here and tried it on my HR22-100 and it worked for a couple of programs in March and April. Inquired about Longmire and it showed Dec xx 2013. Thought it was available on all Hd DVR's from other post. Also did the watch vod imediate.
Good features.




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