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#251 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

Not sure if this item has been listed, but I did not see it in the WishList survey.


Something I loved from my Tivo box when searching.....

as I type each letter, Tivo would automatically update my list. With DirectTV's box, I have to completely spell the word (or not I guess) but then move all the way over the the "enter" box to actually see the results.

Very annoying.

Guess you mean when KEYWORD searching? I'm pretty sure HR20 TITLE searching already behaves as you describe.

I could be wrong, but I don't think the auto-update metaphor can work for a KEYWORD search.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:35 AM

Originally posted by kmill14
Not sure if this item has been listed, but I did not see it in the WishList survey.


Something I loved from my Tivo box when searching.....

as I type each letter, Tivo would automatically update my list. With DirectTV's box, I have to completely spell the word (or not I guess) but then move all the way over the the "enter" box to actually see the results.

Very annoying.



Hmmm...on my HR20-700 this doesn't occur. It works the same way as my HR10-250 and other TIVOs: as soon as I begin to type, it begins to populate the field on the right.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:13 AM

Hmmm...on my HR20-700 this doesn't occur. It works the same way as my HR10-250 and other TIVOs: as soon as I begin to type, it begins to populate the field on the right.



I didn't really notice it until the other night, but I definitely have to hit enter during a new search before I actually see the results. I will check again tonight...

also, I am on HR20-100...not sure if that matters.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:35 AM

Will there be a separate wish list for VOD? If not, How about a [I]Folder? The downloads are scattered all over the playlist. I think they are in by the expiration date?
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:46 AM

I missed the VOD CE so I can't check, but I would assume the VOD titles should conform to your default PLAYLIST sort method. If that's not happening, I would report it as an "issue" rather than a WISH LIST item, because I can't imagine why D* might want these titles to sort differently than other single recordings.

BTW, have you tried forcing a change of the sort order, just to see if the VOD titles 'behave' after that? /steve
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:40 AM

The following item was added for the week ending Sept 1, 2007:

Use the REMOTE control alpha keys to jump directly to titles in networked media directories or the PLAYLIST. E.g., pressing "A-B-C" should sequentially jump to "Aerosmith-Beatles-Cream".

The help balloon reads: "Many users have directories with 1000's of MP3 titles to scroll through, so a faster way to jump to titles later in the alphabet is needed."

Please be sure to update your survey and let D* know how you feel about this feature. TIA. /steve
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:26 AM

On the wish list, could each item in each section be numbered? That way it would be easier to reference them in a post: "look at wish list section 2, item 6..." Just a thought.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:48 AM

On the wish list, could each item in each section be numbered? That way it would be easier to reference them in a post: "look at wish list section 2, item 6..." Just a thought.

Would be nice, but we currently have no way to renumber the items within categories. Each item currently has a unique number from 1-NNN, so using that number might make the second item in the first category "Section 1, #98", which could lead to reader confusion if s/he is not looking at the list.

The other issue is that the order they are listed on the VOTING page (alphabetic) is not the order they are ranked on the RESULTS page. I don't want to order them by ranking on the VOTING page because doing so might influence the way users value them.

Your point is well-taken, however, so perhaps in the next round of revisions, Doug and I can come up with a way around this. /steve
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:23 AM

Ah, so not as easy as I thought. Thanks for considering it for the next round of revisions.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:34 AM

A couple of posters came up with an interesting concept in my "Time to Re-Organize the Channel Line-Up?" poll. It led me to think about this as a possible future WISH LIST item:

"Ability to specify the scan/GUIDE order of channels in a CUSTOM channel list."

Perhaps we could re-order channels in our CUSTOM lists the same way Series Links are moved up and down in the PRIORITIZER? Crazy idea?

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 03:20 PM

not sure how VOD is going to work but it would be cool if you could have a personal VOD.

Example: Mark a series like 24, Prison Break, etc and you can download to any receiver any episode of the current season.

That way you can rewatch episodes or watch it on a receiver you didn't set it to record.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:06 PM

A couple of posters came up with an interesting concept in my "Time Re-Organize the Channel Line-Up?" poll. It led me to think about this as a possible future WISH LIST item:

"Ability to specify the scan/GUIDE order of channels in a CUSTOM channel list."

Perhaps we could re-order channels in our CUSTOM lists the same way Series Links are moved up and down in the PRIORITIZER? Crazy idea?

/steve


WOW!!!
I've been thinking about suggesting this myself. It gets a definite :up: from me
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:28 PM

not sure how VOD is going to work but it would be cool if you could have a personal VOD.

Example: Mark a series like 24, Prison Break, etc and you can download to any receiver any episode of the current season.

That way you can rewatch episodes or watch it on a receiver you didn't set it to record.

Since I missed the VOD CE and I'm temporarily on the sidelines, it's hard for me to comment. ITrot started a thread over here that could lead to some future Wish List additions re: VOD, however. If you haven't already posted this idea over there, you might want to. /steve
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:29 PM

WOW!!!
I've been thinking about suggesting this myself. It gets a definite :up: from me

Thanks, SS. I love the new avatar, BTW. :) /s
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:33 PM


  • Ability to edit all shows in the PRIORITIZER, even when there are none upcoming, page 28.

If this means you should be able to delete in the prioritizer screen with no upcoming shows then this is available with the latest CE software. Hit RED to delete and YELLOW to move selected show to the top.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:19 PM


  • Ability to edit all shows in the PRIORITIZER, even when there are none upcoming, page 28.

If this means you should be able to delete in the prioritizer screen with no upcoming shows then this is available with the latest CE software. Hit RED to delete and YELLOW to move selected show to the top.

Very cool. I was looking forward to seeing what PRIORITIZER changes were made when I d/l tonight's CE, since I missed the last one. I believe this request was directed at the ability to edit the Series Link (Keep at Most, First run/repeats, etc.) when there were no upcoming shows scheduled. Can you also do that now?

BTW, I'm going to ask a MOD to move this discussion over to the main WISH LIST thread. /steve
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:52 PM

Well new HR20 convert from the HR10 and I have a couple of wishlist ideas:

1) have a menu setting or backdoor to auto clear the progress bar.

2) Add the ability to modify the duration (+ or -) of the Slip (advance) in 5 second increments. This is especially true for MPEG-4 recordings where the 30 second slip is actually 35.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:25 PM

Well new HR20 convert from the HR10 and I have a couple of wishlist ideas:

1) have a menu setting or backdoor to auto clear the progress bar.


Welcome to the club, Mike! Can you be more specific on this one? Sounds like the current 4 second auto-clear is not working for you. One of my pet peeves is that the bar doesn't immediately clear when you hit "PLAY". It's annoying as heck that I have to watch it for 4 seconds after the program has resumed.

2) Add the ability to modify the duration (+ or -) of the Slip (advance) in 5 second increments. This is especially true for MPEG-4 recordings where the 30 second slip is actually 35.

I'm with you on this one, but it's not just an MPEG-4 problem. A few of us have measured a similar ADVANCE timing error on the MPEG-2 HDNet Test Pattern as well. I've been reporting it as a bug, rather than a WISH LIST item. It's not the first ADVANCE that's off. That one is a true 30 seconds. It's the "stacked" ADVANCES that get prolonged by the time it takes for them to execute. Those need to be reduced to 25 seconds, while the first one should remain untouched, IMO.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:29 PM

Welcome to the club, Mike! Can you be more specific on this one? Sounds like the current 4 second auto-clear is not working for you. One of my pet peeves is that the bar doesn't immediately clear when you hit "PLAY". It's annoying as heck that I have to watch it for 4 seconds after the program has resumed.


EXIT clears it immediately.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:30 PM

Thanks, SS. I love the new avatar, BTW. :) /s


thx.
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:38 PM

EXIT clears it immediately.

Ya, but why the need to hit an extra button once you've hit PLAY? (How's that for being lazy! :)) Actually, sometimes my wife has the remote, and she still struggles with some of the basic functions.

I wouldn't mind seeing an item like this go on the list, if no one objects to it:

"PROGRESS BAR should clear immediately after pressing PLAY to exit from any cruise control function."

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:48 PM

Ya, but why the need to hit an extra button once you've hit PLAY? (How's that for being lazy! :)) Actually, sometimes my wife has the remote, and she still struggles with some of the basic functions.

I wouldn't mind seeing an item like this go on the list, if no one objects to it:

"PROGRESS BAR should clear immediately after pressing PLAY to exit from any cruise control function."

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Pressing play a second time also gets rid of it.
To be honest this doesn't get my shorts in a wad.

Personally I'd like to see a significantly trimmed down progress bar. For starters there is no need for the HUGE D logo. What is this for - in case i forgot and thought it was cable? :)
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:58 PM

Welcome to the club, Mike! Can you be more specific on this one? Sounds like the current 4 second auto-clear is not working for you. One of my pet peeves is that the bar doesn't immediately clear when you hit "PLAY". It's annoying as heck that I have to watch it for 4 seconds after the program has resumed.

I'm with you on this one, but it's not just an MPEG-4 problem. A few of us have measured a similar ADVANCE timing error on the MPEG-2 HDNet Test Pattern as well. I've been reporting it as a bug, rather than a WISH LIST item. It's not the first ADVANCE that's off. That one is a true 30 seconds. It's the "stacked" ADVANCES that get prolonged by the time it takes for them to execute. Those need to be reduced to 25 seconds, while the first one should remain untouched, IMO.

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Thanks for the welcome Steve. You do a great job managing the Wishlist. I am more of a reader than poster, and have been reading for several weeks until I got the HR20.

To clarify my ideas

1) I was mostly referring to the Slip function and the fact that the progress bar stays persistent. But I also see the benefit of having it auto clear in other Cruise modes.

2) I would like it if they not only fixed the subsequent slips so they were all consistent, but also added the ablility to adjust the length. I still think MPEG-4 goes 35 on the first slip, but I will have to test more recordings to be sure.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:27 PM

2) I would like it if they not only fixed the subsequent slips so they were all consistent, but also added the ablility to adjust the length. I still think MPEG-4 goes 35 on the first slip, but I will have to test more recordings to be sure.

Thanks, Mike. This is V3 of the Wish List. The V2 Wish List had a request for "User Configurable ADVANCE time", but apparently it was not enthusiastically received and was relegated to the "back burner". When I built the new list, I didn't reinstate many of the less popular ideas because the list was already pretty long, and I wanted to keep the time it takes to complete the Survey as reasonable as possible.

I keep reporting the stacked ADVANCE timing problem in the relevant "issues" thread for whatever s/w release I'm testing, because 6 stacked ADVANCES runs about 3:22 instead of 3:00, so to me, that's a bug! Unfortunately, my constant reporting hasn't done much good to date! :)

Maybe at some point we will have to make a Wish List item out of it. In the meantime, I plan on timing ADVANCE again later tonite or tomorrow morning, after this CE downloads. I'll continue to report any negative findings in the issues thread and hope that if enough others complain, D* will move it up in priority. /s
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:48 AM

My wish list would be:

1) Dual Line Buffers
2) 100 HR HD capacity.

Could the 100 HR HD capacity be handled by a firmware upgrade or would this require a hardware upgrade?




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