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Ask DBSTalk: Timer Button on DVR screen does nothing?
Posted 17 August 2004 - 10:58 AM
My question is about the Timer Button on the DVR screen (the screen I get to by hitting the DVR button on the remote, and which shows both recorded events and upcoming timers). Nothing happens when I hit the Timer Button there. I assume it's meant to bring you to the Future Timer (i.e. Timers Only) screen, but the only way I can get to that is to select a timer in the DVR menu and hit Enter, which seems counter-intuitive. Is it supposed to work this way, or is it a bug? Apologies if this has been covered - I couldn't find anything on it with a Search.
I also find it strange that the Timers are not sorted on the DVR list (though the recorded events at the top are), but they are sorted on the Future Timers screen. But I guess that one's been there for awhile.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:09 AM
And welcome Flasshe - nice to see someone from just down the road a little ways from me!
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:11 AM
Regardless of what the software requirements specify for this feature, my personal opinion matches yours, in that I believe that pressing the "Timers" button should take one to the Timers sub-menu/screen, rather than just scrolling in the main PVR/DVR event list. I believe this is an example of an awkward or difficult to use user interface design; there are a couple of these in the 921, where the action that most users would expect is not actually initiated.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 11:13 AM
If you do a power cord (unplug the power cord for appx. 2 1/2 minutes and plug back in) or smart card (SLOWLY pull out the smart card on the front of the box far enough for it to display an error message... and them SLOWLY push it back in)... it should help with your favorites lists working correctly (except being able to add OTA channels).
622 user 9/30/2006 L365
DPP Twin LNB for 110/119 / DP Dual for 129
Sony 42in LCD RPTV
Pioneer VSX-D810S Receiver
Posted 17 August 2004 - 12:54 PM
This is a known bug and reported over in that forum.
...I also find it strange that the Timers are not sorted on the DVR list (though the recorded events at the top are), but they are sorted on the Future Timers screen. But I guess that one's been there for awhile.
DishDVR 921, B: 120B, F: F051, V: L211HECD-N@04-Dec-07, L212@05-Mar-01, L213@Apr-01, L215@Jun-29, L216@Jul-23, L218@Jul-28, L219@Aug-11, L270@Sep-14, L272@Oct-28, L273@Dec-08, L274@Mar-08, L275@Mar-23, L276HECD-N@06-Mar-31.
DP-Twin=110/119, DP Single=148, into a DP34, DP Dual=61.5, into DP21s to add 61.5
Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:20 PM
Dishbacker, I did finally get my channels to stick in the Favorites list, but I don't know exactly how it happened. I know at one point the unit completely froze up when I tried to clear the list, and then I did a front panel reboot, and when it came back, all the channels were suddenly in the list. But that's a discussion for the other thread.