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


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#26 OFFLINE   upsss

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:25 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?

Dish can do it on their VIP series, I am not sure about their Hopper.  You can create as many folders as you wish and you can name them whatever you want.  Once you record something you can move the recording to any of the folders you want.  This is one of the features I am missing the most since I switched from Dish to Directv.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

Dish can do it on their VIP series, I am not sure about their Hopper.  You can create as many folders as you wish and you can name them whatever you want.  Once you record something you can move the recording to any of the folders you want.  This is one of the features I am missing the most since I switched from Dish to Directv.

 

Surprise Dish doesn't point that out in their ads then.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

This isn't a new feature for Dish, it has been around for many years.  I didn't have the Hopper when I left Dish but I am almost sure that it has this feature as well.  I still cannot understand why Directv doesn’t have this feature and they make you scroll through all your recordings to find something.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

A bit off topic, but when sorting alphabetically why don't they ignore "The" in "The ABC Show"? Is there a way to ignore first words such as "The", "A", etc? This is pretty basic so it might be a setting that I missed.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:02 AM

I can see it now:  Advanced Sorting Fee $5.99, with a 2.00 credit for 3 months for new customers.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:50 AM

You can sort alphabetically now, A-Z or Z-A.

Would really like to be able to sort my recordings in any order. It can be done in the series manager.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

Would really like to be able to sort my recordings in any order. It can be done in the series manager.

 

You mean you want to move shows up and down in your list? To be specific, that is not "sorting." That is ordering. Just making it clear because if you ask for sorting, people are going to think "alphabetical" or "date" or "viewed status" when they hear sorting.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

You mean you want to move shows up and down in your list? To be specific, that is not "sorting." That is ordering. Just making it clear because if you ask for sorting, people are going to think "alphabetical" or "date" or "viewed status" when they hear sorting.


Sorry, I meant sorting as in the series manager. Then you could place any recording in any order. You could group your common recordings together such as movies or sports. To me, it would be easier to find. What do you think?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:10 PM

A bit off topic, but when sorting alphabetically why don't they ignore "The" in "The ABC Show"? Is there a way to ignore first words such as "The", "A", etc? This is pretty basic so it might be a setting that I missed.

 

They never have ignored "The" even after we've been requesting that for years now.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

Sorry, I meant sorting as in the series manager. Then you could place any recording in any order. You could group your common recordings together such as movies or sports. To me, it would be easier to find. What do you think?

 

Like he said though, that's not sorting, that's ordering.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:18 PM

Like he said though, that's not sorting, that's ordering.


I stand corrected.....Ordering.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:40 PM

Well we could have ordering of a sort if they'd let us create folders. I see no point in it for an entire list, alphabetical and newest (or their reverses) should be plenty if we'd also have folders and proper filtering capabilities.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

They never have ignored "The" even after we've been requesting that for years now.

 

Three years?? Wow. Sometimes you have to wonder if they even use their own products because there's really no other explanation for a basic thing like this.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

Three years?? Wow. Sometimes you have to wonder if they even use their own products because there's really no other explanation for a basic thing like this.

 

Far more than just 3 years, more like 7.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:15 AM

Sorry, I meant sorting as in the series manager. Then you could place any recording in any order. You could group your common recordings together such as movies or sports. To me, it would be easier to find. What do you think?


I guess I would use it to put some important stuff on the top but I don't usually have much on my dvr at any time so I don't have trouble keeping track.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

A bit off topic, but when sorting alphabetically why don't they ignore "The" in "The ABC Show"? Is there a way to ignore first words such as "The", "A", etc? This is pretty basic so it might be a setting that I missed.

 

They also do this when you use the iPhone app to view a channel and sort by show... some channels, the "T" listings are longer than all the rest of the letters combined.  You would really thing that ignoring "the" is a problem that has been solved by a million programmers on a million platforms.  This is one where you can really stand on the shoulders of giants, DirecTV.

 

 

 

I can see it now:  Advanced Sorting Fee $5.99, with a 2.00 credit for 3 months for new customers.

 

I swear to God I would pay it.  I would pay more than that in fact.  I love to go on HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/Starz recording binges and hoard movies on the DVR, but then it becomes really hard to find something to watch littered among the movies.

 

I think a "first world problems" meme would be appropriate here... I'm really feeling sorry for myself  :grin:






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