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Folders - When will be able to organize recordings into folders?


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#1 OFFLINE   LawHawk

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:41 AM

Is there a reason why we don't have folders on DirecTV?  Is it just me, or has DirecTV completely overlooked this critical element of good user interface far too long?  I would love to be able to sort programs I record into Kids, Movies, etc.?

 

I'm guessing they think we don't want it, because surely it would be easier to implement than other features they've added.  Am I the only one who wants folders?



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#2 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

I'd like to see arbitrary named folders, and also a special feature of folder support for households with several viewers that watch the same shows:

 

The ability to place a given recording into several folders simultaneously.  That way, each viewer could have their own folder, and they could add programs to it as they desired.  When they were done viewing it, their delete command would only delete from their folder.  The last user to delete it from "their" folder would be prompted with additional options like:  "Delete from folder" (which would leave the recording in the "Root" folder) or "Delete from DVR".

 

I think this is a logical option for a "Home Media Center" like the Genies.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:55 AM

I would love to see folders or tagging, or something like user folders. With four TVs, two HR24s and an HR34 it is getting increasingly difficult to manage the 2TB of storage spread out across the home. We only have two users in our home. If I watch something I would like the ability to delete it from where I can see it's playlist, but still leave it where the other user in the house can see it. I can't imagine how trying it would be with four people in a house on one Genie+3 Clients.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

Try 4 people, 4 HR2x DVRs (3 with 1TB drives), 1 Genie and 7 viewing locations. :)


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

Just curious. Does anyone do that? It would be interesting to see how it works. I haven't seen a DVR that does folders. Does Tivo do it now?


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Does anyone offer this feature now?  Does Tivo offer this feature now? 



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

I know Dish offers custom folders on the 922 and Hopper but I don't know how well they work.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

I know Dish offers custom folders on the 922 and Hopper but I don't know how well they work.

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

Is there a reason why we don't have folders on DirecTV?  Is it just me, or has DirecTV completely overlooked this critical element of good user interface far too long?  I would love to be able to sort programs I record into Kids, Movies, etc.?

 

I'm guessing they think we don't want it, because surely it would be easier to implement than other features they've added.  Am I the only one who wants folders?

 

It been well ask here, but as you well soon be told by someone here, we only represent only a small portion of DirecTV customer base and therefore don't figure into their bottom line.

 

Unlike the butterfly in North Africa that is supposed to be able to start a hurricane, our wants have little effect on DirecTV.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

Well replaytv had it years ago.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:26 AM

It been well ask here, but as you well soon be told by someone here, we only represent only a small portion of DirecTV customer base and therefore don't figure into their bottom line.

 

Unlike the butterfly in North Africa that is supposed to be able to start a hurricane, our wants have little effect on DirecTV.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

Well replaytv had it years ago.

I knew that was coming.....if a modern HD version of replaytv were released it would be very popular, maybe even more popular than the craptastic Tivo....



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:07 AM

Well replaytv had it years ago.

 

And doesn't DirecTV own the remains of ReplayTV?

 

I think there are lots of features we should have that could be easily implemented but are not for whatever reason (Think easy access to the TODO List), yet we gets lots of random features that IMHO few people use, but they sound good on commericals.


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Why can I get to the "Adult's Only" area faster than I can get to the "ToDo" List?  DirecTV, that is messed up!!!


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:07 AM

I'd like to see folders come to DirecTV DVRs but I'd also just like them to leave the firmware alone.... :grin:



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

And doesn't DirecTV own the remains of ReplayTV?

 

I think there are lots of features we should have that could be easily implemented but are not for whatever reason (Think easy access to the TODO List), yet we gets lots of random features that IMHO few people use, but they sound good on commericals.

Seriously.  Give me the choice between folders and the new "voice search" on the iPhone app and I'll take folders all day long.  And I bet the cost of developing and implementing folders would be about 10% of what they spent on the voice search.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

There's so many things DIRECTV could do IMHO that would allow you to easily par down and sort and search through a playlist. I sometimes wonder if some people don't record as much as they could because of how difficult it is to navigate the playlist and par it down when multiple family members are recording several things.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

They could integrate plush metro like graphics with a quick smooth scrolling & screen transitions, including a dashboard view, send to tv, and other Comcast X2 like features see link for screen shots and examples:

http://corporate.com.../introducing-x2


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:33 PM

I would be happy if the list was in alphabetical order rather than ordered by the date on which it was recorded.  I really have no need for folders.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

They could integrate plush metro like graphics with a quick smooth scrolling & screen transitions, including a dashboard view, send to tv, and other Comcast X2 like features see link for screen shots and examples:

http://corporate.com.../introducing-x2

Sure they could if the the plush metro like graphics werent the biggest pile of crap on the planet ruining the latest version of Windows....why would I want the same graphics to screw up my DVR?  fleckrj, you cam change your sort order to be alphabetical...


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:40 PM

Seriously.  Give me the choice between folders and the new "voice search" on the iPhone app and I'll take folders all day long.  And I bet the cost of developing and implementing folders would be about 10% of what they spent on the voice search.

 

I kind of laughed at the voice search, too. Thought it was a gimmick. Then I tried it and thought "nice gimmick." Now I find myself using it more than the key in search. It surprised me. Could I live without it, sure. But it actually works. (Although it had a very tough time finding the Artie Lange Show in a noisy car environment.)


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