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#51 OFFLINE   Mr.72

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

i agree about native pass-thru. i thought that was already on the list.
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#52 OFFLINE   TulsaOK

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:05 PM

I do this all the time by hitting the right arrow on the remote. It doesn't show the elapsed time but it will how you the remaining time without having to pause the show. Just click on "Cancel" to remove it.


Doesn't just pressing 'Cancel' do the same thing?

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:28 AM

A decent idea although doing it through hardware would require replacement of every receiver ... and via hardware it still would not work for those who do not have reception of a NWS signal.

This feature is actually part of the new interactive Weather Channel features. A small icon similar to the "recording" clock that pops up on the 50x series receiver to let people know that something important is happening. (And although it IS an important life saving feature and EAS - Emergency Alert System - interruptions ARE required on cable systems, I would want a way to filter what warnings are displayed or the ability to turn off the cross-channel alerts.)


I would venture to say more people can receive a NWS signal than they can pick up OTA HD. But you are correct the 622 does not have an analog VHF receiver.

And I agree, you certainly should be able to configure WHAT counties or types of events you receive alerts for and it should only happen while watching live TV--not for anything being recorded for play-back later, it would out of date anyhow.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:10 AM

Is it as simple as "enabling" or writing code to support this ?? Does any of the hardware, or the chipset, support QAM ??


The chipset supports QAM. It may however need other hardware changes, don't know. Probably couldn't handle any encryption (cablecard) type requirement of Digital Cable. But its certainly worth asking for and see what they say. If nothing else may get them to consider including in a future model.
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#55 OFFLINE   lujan

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:38 AM

Doesn't just pressing 'Cancel' do the same thing?


I don't know I always press the right arrow?
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:57 AM

The chipset supports QAM. It may however need other hardware changes, don't know. Probably couldn't handle any encryption (cablecard) type requirement of Digital Cable. But its certainly worth asking for and see what they say. If nothing else may get them to consider including in a future model.


How about a future model with a bulid in Slingbox. This will work great for DISH partner ATT--Since ATT can now advertise that with one sloution you can carry your DISH program with you anywere even on your ATT cell phone.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:07 AM

- one-button on the remote for change of format (1080i/720p/480p/etc)


This would be an extremely useful feature.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:05 AM

I agree. Same goes with a CC button based on the threads I have read. This of course would required a remote upgrade. Would be nice if they released a remote with these features and allowed users to upgrade. I am adding these to the list, but the only way I could see this done with the existing remote would be with a key combination (if that is even possible). Then perhaps the code could be capture by a universal and for people with a universal they would have a one button solution.

So this might be doable but in the long run I think they need to add those buttons to the remote. The other one that is talked about frequently is the dual single mode. I also added this one to the list, but I this one I am not to high on because I think it has potential side effects.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:29 PM

And I agree, you certainly should be able to configure WHAT counties or types of events you receive alerts for and it should only happen while watching live TV--not for anything being recorded for play-back later, it would out of date anyhow.

I doubt that it would record the weather alerts ... that would be used live only ... and it would be useful to have live alerts even when watching a DVR event. (Able to be turned off for dubbing, of course.)

If there is an EAS alert people need to know NOW, not when they play back the recording and not when they are done playing back their recording. It should not be hard for the receiver to continue monitoring the satellite stream for alerts regardless of what you are watching. How much of that alert will be able to be displayed without stopping a recording is another unknown about the new feature. So many questions! Hopefully it will be available soon (for the rest of severe weather season) and have an off switch for those who don't want it.

All OT for this thread (since it isn't a feature for the wish list but one that is coming "soon"). At least it provides the functionality of the requested "weather radio alert" feature.

PS: I want the CC on/off button on the remote too!
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:25 PM

DVRs don't record the caller-id window or if you hit "Info" while a show is recording so I'm sure they can make it so that it does NOT record a weather alert.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:17 PM

Doesn't just pressing 'Cancel' do the same thing?


I just tried it and it works great. It's easier than pressing the right arrow. Thanks for the tip. I learn something new every day about the 622.:)
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:06 PM

Closed thread since I have added the polls in the sticky area for now. Please participate and vote for your fav 5 for both UI and feature wants.
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