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#1 OFFLINE   djwww98

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:55 PM

I'm not able to watch in one room, pause, and start watching in another room.

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From the living room, I can see and play anything located on either DVR.  From the bedroom, I cans see and play anything located on either DVR.  I can also delete anything on either DVR from either location.  So far so good.

If I start watching a recorded program in the living room, hit pause, and go into the bedroom, call up the list, select that same show that I was just watching, hit resume, shouldn't it start playing right where I left off?  It doesn't.  It starts at the beginning.  Am I missing something?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

Am I missing something?

Use Stop instead of pause and it works.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:33 PM

Or exit if he's on the genie. It power it off. Just has to stop playback in some way.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

I messed with it for awhile but didn't try that.  Figured it could be just some small thing I was missing.  Thanks.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:03 AM

I messed with it for awhile but didn't try that.  Figured it could be just some small thing I was missing.  Thanks.

When you go to the other room go to list and select the program and then select "Resume".



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

When you go to the other room go to list and select the program and then select "Resume".

the TS did that, but PAUSE does not insert bookmark as EXIT or STOP does.


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

And sorry if the TS was perhaps thrown off by information popularized by the old DIRECTV Whole Home commercial aired awhile ago which caused the mistaken impression among many that "pause and resume" from different locations was possible with WH instead of the correct "stop and resume."  :nono:


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

And sorry if the TS was perhaps thrown off by information popularized by the old DIRECTV Whole Home commercial aired awhile ago which caused the mistaken impression among many that "pause and resume" from different locations was possible with WH instead of the correct "stop and resume."  :nono:

 

Lots of commercials give the wrong impression. Except maybe that it really is possible to tow a space shuttle with a pickup.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:00 PM

Well they actually did tow the shuttle. But that wasn't as hard as it sounds really. For that particular situation anyway.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

And sorry if the TS was perhaps thrown off by information popularized by the old DIRECTV Whole Home commercial aired awhile ago which caused the mistaken impression among many that "pause and resume" from different locations was possible with WH instead of the correct "stop and resume."  :nono:

 

I don't know why they did that in the commercial.  I think that the way that it was implemented was the correct way.  IMO, Stop makes much more sense than Pause.  To me, when a program is paused in a given room, it implies that someone is going to continue watching it in that same room.  But, when the program is stopped, that implies that the person has finished watching the program (either in that room or completely).



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

And sorry if the TS was perhaps thrown off by information popularized by the old DIRECTV Whole Home commercial aired awhile ago which caused the mistaken impression among many that "pause and resume" from different locations was possible with WH instead of the correct "stop and resume."  :nono:

 

Did the commercial use the words "hit the pause button in one room" or similar? Hitting stop, leaving the channel, turning the set off, all effectively pause the program- i.e.. it's marked where you left it. 

Anyway, it was long ago, no? 


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:33 PM

Did the commercial use the words "hit the pause button in one room" or similar? Hitting stop, leaving the channel, turning the set off, all effectively pause the program- i.e.. it's marked where you left it. 

Anyway, it was long ago, no? 

The commercial said " you can pause the show and continue on another room"


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

I don't know why they did that in the commercial.  I think that the way that it was implemented was the correct way. 

I don't think DirecTV had another way to do it.

A DVR can only stream one show, and at the time the common customer setup was "a DVR" and receivers, so if you're using a receiver and want to move to another room [with a receiver] you must "stop" so the DVR's one stream can be used in the next room.

For consistency, the DVR should work the same way.

The commercial "could have been" worded better, but it did get the idea across, which was its point.  


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Indeed it did. Just because you can't use the Pause button to do so seems a tiny point but one that does seem to rankle some.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:00 AM

...and it does sound a bit counter-intuitive to say, "You can pause the show in one room and pick right back up in the next room by hitting the stop button""

 

There really wasn't an elegant way to state it, other than the way they did, and as VOS noted, not another way to implement it, either.

 

The problem has always been the word "Pause", because it is button, and a concept, and in this case, they don't correlate very well.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

Indeed it did. Just because you can't use the Pause button to do so seems a tiny point but one that does seem to rankle some.

 

I don't know if it bothers many people.  But it definitely confuses some people when they are new to the service.  This certainly isn't the first thread in which the same question has been asked.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

I don't know if it bothers many people.  But it definitely confuses some people when they are new to the service.  This certainly isn't the first thread in which the same question has been asked.

Agree with you, Bill. The question is a good one.  It's only a very few who want to make an issue over the wording or call foul on misleading advertising.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

Agree with you, Bill. The question is a good one.  It's only a very few who want to make an issue over the wording or call foul on misleading advertising.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

...and it does sound a bit counter-intuitive to say, "You can pause the show in one room and pick right back up in the next room by hitting the stop button""

 

There really wasn't an elegant way to state it, other than the way they did, and as VOS noted, not another way to implement it, either.

 

The problem has always been the word "Pause", because it is button, and a concept, and in this case, they don't correlate very well.

 

"You can stop watching a recording in one room, and resume watching in another."  Sounds elegant enough to me. 

 

Then again, I've never had an issue with understanding how it all worked properly until I added a Genie into the mix.  Every so often I "stop" watching a show on the Genie (by pausing on the new remote and exiting to live TV) and when I use the previous button, the show starts at the beginning again.  But, never really an issue since I can find where I left off pretty quickly. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

. But, never really an issue since I can find where I left off pretty quickly.

leave this to "us" the pros who don't get tangled up in word games


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