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Genie 0x08C2/0x08D4/0x8D6, Issues/Discussion


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#21 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

 I also find it ridiculous that you can schedule a recording online but can't check to see what you have scheduled to record. 

That is the easy part, as the request goes via satellite and satellite is a one way street, so there needs to be a lot more to get this done!


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:52 PM

Got 0x8c2 this morning. Search on MENUSC doesn't display any list of shortcuts mentioned in the release notes. Pressing Menu + number does nothing. Also can't find anything about HDMI CEC.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:00 PM

That is the easy part, as the request goes via satellite and satellite is a one way street, so there needs to be a lot more to get this done!

The DVR is connected to the Internet so it shouldn't be that hard to do, even just a local LAN app for a PC or smart phone would be an improvement over no option at all.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

The DVR is connected to the Internet so it shouldn't be that hard to do, even just a local LAN app for a PC or smart phone would be an improvement over no option at all.

Not fair to switch topic while on conversation.  My reply was for access over the inter webs.  Obviously access in your LAN is a piece of cake, but that is not what you suggested.  Internet access is much more complicated 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Not fair to switch topic while on conversation.  My reply was for access over the inter webs.  Obviously access in your LAN is a piece of cake, but that is not what you suggested.  Internet access is much more complicated 

I'm just looking for any way to find the information that's all. But I suspect that's in the same pile of things they may or may not do as the why no episode numbers in guide data is. ;-)



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

Menu7 will get you there a little quicker.  It would be nice if you had to option to set them to whatever you want.  CC on/off would be one of mine.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

I'm just looking for any way to find the information that's all. But I suspect that's in the same pile of things they may or may not do as the why no episode numbers in guide data is. ;-)

Heh. The Guide data has enough errors already- and there's not a whole lot DIRECTV can do about it. It's something I'd like if it were accurate. Are other providers giving Ep. Numbers? 

 

I'd be very happy with accurate OADs in the first Info button. 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

I thought Menu7 was for Series Manager.

It looks like it goes to Manage Recordings.  To Do list should be the first on the list. 

 

So I imagine you would mash Menu7 and then select.  That should get you to To Do list.  Not too bad...3 buttons mashes.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:05 PM



Heh. The Guide data has enough errors already- and there's not a whole lot DIRECTV can do about it. It's something I'd like if it were accurate. Are other providers giving Ep. Numbers? 

 

I'd be very happy with accurate OADs in the first Info button. 

There's plenty they can do about it, and yes, the guide data I get via my Comcast cable connected TiVo Roamio is excellent, providing episode and season numbers.  Either DIRECTV is too cheap to pay for the guide data package that includes that info, their programmers don't know how to incorporate it in the software or it's patent protected and DIRECTV doesn't want to pay the licensing. I have no idea, but it's utterly ridiculous that DIRECTV doesn't have this data.

 

To be clear, DIRECTV has the worst guide data of about 3-4 providers I've seen. I've been with DIRECTV for over 15 yrs and it's something that has always annoyed about the service.

 

"OADs" ?

 

P.S. Having those episode/season numbers might solve some of those errors.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:30 PM

OAD-> Original Air Date. This is better than just Ep numbers, as if the season isn't also ID'ed, they can cause confusion. 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

There's plenty they can do about it, and yes, the guide data I get via my Comcast cable connected TiVo Roamio is excellent, providing episode and season numbers.  Either DIRECTV is too cheap to pay for the guide data package that includes that info, their programmers don't know how to incorporate it in the software or it's patent protected and DIRECTV doesn't want to pay the licensing. I have no idea, but it's utterly ridiculous that DIRECTV doesn't have this data.

 

To be clear, DIRECTV has the worst guide data of about 3-4 providers I've seen. I've been with DIRECTV for over 15 yrs and it's something that has always annoyed about the service.

 

"OADs" ?

 

P.S. Having those episode/season numbers might solve some of those errors.

I have seen episode and season numbers with directv.  It shows up when I use the directv app on my tablet.  So I guess they have the service, but it is not implemented on the receivers.  I also remember some really old receivers had a lot more info, this was way back before HD.  I think RCA receivers had more info that other receivers.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

I have seen episode and season numbers with directv.  It shows up when I use the directv app on my tablet.  So I guess they have the service, but it is not implemented on the receivers.  I also remember some really old receivers had a lot more info, this was way back before HD.  I think RCA receivers had more info that other receivers.

And I just checked the online Guide on my laptop- Season and Ep numbers are there. It may be that design considerations- i.e.. Keep it simple and clean- overruled OADs and/or Ep numbers. 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:21 PM

It would have certainly been nice if one of those was for the "to do list". I find it crazy that the only way to see what you have scheduled to record is to go to the DVR itself and dig down into the menu a couple of layers. I also find it ridiculous that you can schedule a recording online but can't check to see what you have scheduled to record.


Actually going into the guide which is one button press is the fastest way to see if something is set to be recorded. ;)

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

Actually going into the guide which is one button press is the fastest way to see if something is set to be recorded. ;)

How so If the show is a week form today?


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:00 PM



Actually going into the guide which is one button press is the fastest way to see if something is set to be recorded. ;)

You must have missed the part about wanting to access the info without having to use the DVR. :-) 

 

An example of what I'm talking about,

 

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This info can also be seen at TiVo.com and on mobile device TiVo apps. DIRECTV is a dinosaur when it comes to accessing this info. 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:01 PM

I have seen episode and season numbers with directv.  It shows up when I use the directv app on my tablet.  So I guess they have the service, but it is not implemented on the receivers.  I also remember some really old receivers had a lot more info, this was way back before HD.  I think RCA receivers had more info that other receivers.

I had it as well in the past, on a DIRECTV TiVo.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

To go to a week in the future, use the Guide feature of Jump to Date and Time.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:09 PM

To go to a week in the future, use the Guide feature of Jump to Date and Time.

But how this correlates to the bottom 

 

Actually going into the guide which is one button press is the fastest way to see if something is set to be recorded. ;)

 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:12 PM



To go to a week in the future, use the Guide feature of Jump to Date and Time.

That doesn't help when you're 300 miles away from the DVR. The whole point is to see what's scheduled without having to be sitting right in front of the DVR. :-)


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:15 PM

CC on/off would be one of mine.

Yes, that's another one, way too many button presses just to turn on CC.

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Menu shortcuts are nice, but can we PLEASE get a PIP toggle already???




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