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#1 OFFLINE   c073186

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

Is there a way to organize Genie recordings by the client that recorded them, so it's more like each person has their own section? Or is it one big list?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

Is there a way to organize Genie recordings by the client that recorded them, so it's more like each person has their own section? Or is it one big list?


It is one list. When using the clients it is just like you are actually using the Genie so there is no distinguishing who recorded what. If you actually have other DVRs, you can specify to display the Local PlayList or the Unified PlayList.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

One big list unfortunately. We've made several requests to give us some sort of organization in the playlist but so far nothing has happened.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

Tivo Folders come to mind :scratch:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Is there a way to organize Genie recordings by the client that recorded them, so it's more like each person has their own section? Or is it one big list?


Hopefully, DTV provides this enhancement some day.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

It would be nice if all DVRs had more filters beside Local and All.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

It would be nice if all DVRs had more filters beside Local and All.


You mean like all the options in "Sort programs by category"? Plenty of filters in there for you.

List > - > Sort programs by category
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

You mean like all the options in "Sort programs by category"? Plenty of filters in there for you.

List > - > Sort programs by category

Any addition would be appreciated.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

You mean like all the options in "Sort programs by category"? Plenty of filters in there for you.

List > - > Sort programs by category


I don't know what he meant, but for me, I'd like the options to select any individual DVR.

LOCAL
DVR A
DVR B
ALL

(for example)

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

 
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

I'd really like the ability to filter the playlist to show only a list of "favorite" shows.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

I don't know what he meant, but for me, I'd like the options to select any individual DVR.

LOCAL
DVR A
DVR B
ALL

(for example)


Totally agree with this. I Havel been longing for this option.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Any addition would be appreciated.


Well those filters are already there.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

I don't know what he meant, but for me, I'd like the options to select any individual DVR.

LOCAL
DVR A
DVR B
ALL

(for example)


He meant filters, which are already there. The rest of us are talking folders, which would be awesome. I'm with you, I'd love to be able to browse by DVR.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

I'd really like the ability to filter the playlist to show only a list of "favorite" shows.


A custom filter would be a welcome addition.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

First off, I agree that I would love to be able to sort/display recordings by some method more/better than local or all.

However, when you look at DirecTV across the board, Most customers that have a DVR have only one. Some customers have two and in that case they already pretty much can limit/view in a suitable manner (local or all when there are only 2 DVRs is sufficient).

However, extremely few customers have 3 or more DVRs. There simply is not the need to invest time and effort in providing sorting capabilities for those very few situations. That isn't to say that it won't ever happen, but it certainly isn't very high on the to-do list.

I also agree that as storage becomes greater, and more shows are recorded (by different family members), even on a single DVR, the ability to sort/categorize in some type of folder layout would really be nice.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

I don't know what he meant, but for me, I'd like the options to select any individual DVR.

LOCAL
DVR A
DVR B
ALL

(for example)


First off, I agree that I would love to be able to sort/display recordings by some method more/better than local or all.

However, when you look at DirecTV across the board, Most customers that have a DVR have only one. Some customers have two and in that case they already pretty much can limit/view in a suitable manner (local or all when there are only 2 DVRs is sufficient).

However, extremely few customers have 3 or more DVRs. There simply is not the need to invest time and effort in providing sorting capabilities for those very few situations. That isn't to say that it won't ever happen, but it certainly isn't very high on the to-do list.

I also agree that as storage becomes greater, and more shows are recorded (by different family members), even on a single DVR, the ability to sort/categorize in some type of folder layout would really be nice.

This household has genie plus 4 other dvrs all whole home connected. The option would be nice.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Well those filters are already there.

I do use Genre/Musical for my musicals I save, but the list doesn't show which DVR the recordings are on, nor the date it was recorded, nor can the list be sorted in any way.

But putting the PlayList in alphabetic order and then going into category does help finding dupes.

Edited by Drucifer, 11 February 2013 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Some customers have two and in that case they already pretty much can limit/view in a suitable manner (local or all when there are only 2 DVRs is sufficient).


I only have two, but I'd still like an option in addition to LOCAL and ALL. Sometimes I'm at DVR "A", but only want to see the playlist for DVR "B" (because our programs are on A and the kids are on B), but don't have that ability. If I'm watching from my kids DVR, I don't want to wade through 1TB of kids shows to find mine, and when the kids are viewing from our DVR, in the living room, they shouldn't have to wade through The Walking Dead and Dexter to find Spongebob.

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

 
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:26 AM

I'd like to see a grouping option. I don't mind seeing all recorded programs but it would be nice if the list was grouped by DVR location.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:19 AM

Is there a way to organize Genie recordings by the client that recorded them, so it's more like each person has their own section? Or is it one big list?

Only the current PlayList Options of . . . .

  • Sort Programs by Category
  • Change Order of PlayList
  • and the really weak Filter by PlayList.

It is the last one I wish they improve. Would like individual DVR at least.

 

And of course, the addition of Folders would be nice. 


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