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#281 OFFLINE   Tiger Tony

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:16 PM

hoopsbwc34,
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:33 PM

Good suggestion!


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#283 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:34 PM

At a minimum it would be nice if you could pause the live tuner and it woud save the location of the pause, so I could switch between a currently recording show and the live tuner using previous channel. Seems like this would be pretty easy to implement and would be very similar to DLB.

Sounds like a great WISH LIST item in the making. We should probably move this over to the WISH LIST thread, but since we're here... :)

"Remember when the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

Does that capture the idea correctly? /steve
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:08 PM

Sounds like a great WISH LIST item in the making. We should probably move this over to the WISH LIST thread, but since we're here... :)


Mods please move where appropriate, I probably jumped the gun on creating a thread on it's own.

I think there are three concepts, I'm not sure which should be considered really.

"Remember when the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

"Automatically PAUSE when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

"Allow PREV to toggle between two recording PLAYBACK shows, PAUSING automatically."

The last two could be affect the way people are using PREV now if they like the fact that it doesn't pause automatically on the live buffer.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:43 PM

Mods please move where appropriate, I probably jumped the gun on creating a thread on it's own.

I think there are three concepts, I'm not sure which should be considered really.

"Remember when the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

"Automatically PAUSE when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

"Allow PREV to toggle between two recording PLAYBACK shows, PAUSING automatically."

The last two could be affect the way people are using PREV now if they like the fact that it doesn't pause automatically on the live buffer.


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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:19 PM

"Allow PREV to toggle between two recording PLAYBACK shows, PAUSING automatically."

The last two could be affect the way people are using PREV now if they like the fact that it doesn't pause automatically on the live buffer.



Actually this one probably maintains the current method of pausing when you are viewing a recording... just that now you can't actually use the PREV with two recordings
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:20 PM

How about:

Right arrow mimics "SELECT" when practical
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:44 PM

Mods please move where appropriate, I probably jumped the gun on creating a thread on it's own.

I think there are three concepts, I'm not sure which should be considered really.

"Remember when the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

"Automatically PAUSE when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK."

"Allow PREV to toggle between two recording PLAYBACK shows, PAUSING automatically."

The last two could be affect the way people are using PREV now if they like the fact that it doesn't pause automatically on the live buffer.

I'd vote THUMBS UP for the first suggestion, but THUMBS DOWN for the second, because the second method could lead to a condition that I may not expect or desire. E.g., there are times I would not want the LIVE BUFFER to pause when switching to a recording, like when I knew the LIVE BUFFER was entering a long commercial block or half-time, e.g.

As you point out in a later post, the third scenario is probably not do-able under the current HR20 architecture. There is no 'dual recording playback' logic present to manage this. If there was, we might already have DLBs. I could be wrong about this, tho.

I think the first suggestion is one that could work for everyone, and it should achieve exactly what you're looking for, with only one extra click of PAUSE needed to achieve it. /steve
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:55 AM

I would really like to see us have a total of 4-8 Favorite Channels lists. Currently we are only offered two, which just isn't enough. The kids get one, and it is a race to see who gets the other- my wife or me.

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#290 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 12:14 PM

How about:

Right arrow mimics "SELECT" when practical


You're right. It probably should go back on because it's the second half of an earlier request that was only partially completed:

In all menus, the Left Arrow should function like the BACK button and in menus that don't have a right screen pane, the RIGHT Arrow should function like the SELECT button

The fact that D* didn't implement RIGHT ARROW SELECT at the same time they implemented LEFT ARROW BACK doesn't give me great hope for this one, however. Can't hurt to put it up there, though.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:03 PM

Network attatched storage. No more of this esata stuff. Let me put a 4 disk raid array connected to my network.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:36 PM

Network attatched storage. No more of this esata stuff. Let me put a 4 disk raid array connected to my network.

Aren't recordings encrypted to a single HR20? Or do you mean NAS as a central storage solution for multi-HR20s, with each having their own partition? /steve
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:27 PM

Aren't recordings encrypted to a single HR20? Or do you mean NAS as a central storage solution for multi-HR20s, with each having their own partition? /steve



That would be the ticket. If they would kill the encryption, I know I am dreaming, that would be even better.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:05 AM

That would be the ticket. If they would kill the encryption, I know I am dreaming, that would be even better.

Or at least use the same encryption key for all networked receivers on a single account.

In fact, if they could do this, they might be able to use the diskless "H" boxes (H21, e.g.) running the "HR" software as the front-ends for the single NAS box. /steve
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:45 PM

How about:

Right arrow mimics "SELECT" when practical


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:41 PM

How about:

Right arrow mimics "SELECT" when practical


I think this could prove quite useful as well. I really have enjoyed the new left-arrow as {BACK} feature.
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:58 AM

There are several new WISH LIST ideas for the week ending September 8, 2007. Please be sure to take or update your survey and let us know how you value them! TIA. /steve

NEW ITEMS:
  • Ability to specify the scan (GUIDE) order of channels in a CUSTOM channels list.
  • PROGRESS BAR should clear immediately when pressing PLAY to exit from a cruise control function.
    When coming out of FF, rather than having to hit PLAY and EXIT to clear the PROGRESS BAR, PLAY alone should do both in this situation. This will be especially helpful for those who often use trick play to review sporting events.
  • Display LONG CHANNEL NAMES when viewing or editing channels on the CHANNELS I GET or CUSTOM channel lists.Same descriptive channel names now being shown in the SEARCH by CHANNEL function.
  • Remember when the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when hitting PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK.
    Enabling this feature would allow a viewer to simultaneously monitor two live events, similar to DLB functionality, by recording one, watching the other one LIVE and using PREV to switch back and forth.
  • RIGHT ARROW should mimic the SELECT key when practical.
  • OPTION to disable FFx1 AUTOCORRECTION.
    FFx1 AUTOCORRECTION makes it virtually impossible to accurately cue sporting event replays.
WHAT'S HOT:
  • "Display only the channels that are in your current subscription package." HR20 manual, p.33. SEARCH results should not include channels a user is unable to record.
  • "BLACKED-OUT" programs should be tagged, to prevent scheduling blank recordings.
  • OPTION to display more GRID GUIDE data.
  • Ability to edit all shows in the PRIORITIZER, even when there are none upcoming, page 28.
  • Dual Live Buffers - Toggle between two live shows with 30+ minute buffers on each.
  • Allow editing of the "CHANNELS I GET" list, similar to the way the OFF-AIR channel list is editable.
  • OPTION to backup your HR20 settings and/or SERIES LINKS via network or USB drive.
  • Ignore leading articles ("A", "An", "The") when alphabetically sorting MY PLAYLIST.

WHAT'S NOT:
  • MENU should remember the last location you accessed - it should not always start on MY PLAYLIST.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:18 AM

[quote name='Steve']There are several new WISH LIST ideas for the week ending September 8, 2007. Please be sure to take or update your survey and let us know how you value them! TIA. /steve

It's only Wednesday. Are you going away this weekend? :)

[QUOTE]NEW ITEMS:When coming out of FF, rather than having to hit PLAY and EXIT to clear the PROGRESS BAR, PLAY alone should do both in this situation. This will be especially helpful for those who often use trick play to review sporting events.[QUOTE]

This is one of the rare ones I'll vote Thumbs Down. I like seeing where I am in a show after I've scanned past the commercials. (Always trying to figure out how much more I can knock off the playlist before my wife falls asleep.)

If the PB stays up too long for my taste, it's no biggie to press Play again. When I'm watching a game, I usually hit Play Play to "autoclear" the PB.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:24 AM

It's only Wednesday. Are you going away this weekend? :)


Actually, I want to see if there will be increased voting if I put the new items up earlier in the week. I'm not sure if we get more votes from home or from folks at work on their lunch hours. :)

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:27 AM

This is one of the rare ones I'll vote Thumbs Down. I like seeing where I am in a show after I've scanned past the commercials.

Not sure I understand. Haven't you already seen where you are right before you hit PLAY to exit the FF? While the PROGRESS BAR is still on the screen? /steve
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