This blows me away - I'm an ex Hughes receiver owner, and now an HR-20 owner (year ago this month) and I sat down with my new remote on the first day and pushed those up and down arrows 10 times, and nothing happened! I thought the remote was broken! As an unappointed repersentative of the mini-guide users here, I HATE the way it's implemented on the HR20.
It's mischaracterized as a "possible change in functionality" on the (yes, otherwise FABULOUSLY helpful, needed, and beloved) HR-20 Wish List, so people are voting it down, but that's just soooo wrong - it wouldn't change any existing fuctionality. Why not enable the up and down arrows during regular playback? They are currently unused - so what's with the negativity? If you **accidentally** pushed it?
Almost a third of the population is using it over the full guide (everyone has their own reasons, and the "why"s aren't the issue here), but its' usability is currently crippled on the HR20.
I certainly wouldn't vote down improving access to full-screen guide on an UNUSED BUTTON just because it's not how **I** surf for what else is on.
Help a brother out?
I like this feature request too and wish it was scoring better.
The YELLOW BALL is there because depending on how D* implements it, it could remove MINIGUIDE functionality from the BLUE BUTTON, which is where folks are used to having it now, so it might cause a change in current functionality. I'll explain that in the request's feature balloon. Maybe that will help.
If more people wanted to THUMBS UP this request, the YELLOW BALL is not what's stopping them, IMO, since they already know they are voting for a change in functionality when they give it a THUMBS UP. IOW, they know they no longer want to use the BLUE BUTTON to bring up the MINIGUIDE. Those that are voting against it may either feel the up/down arrows could be better used in a different way, or just don't think it's an important enough request for D* to spend any time on it. Don't forget, 2/3 of the folks in that poll really don't care for the MINIGUIDE at all.
Just my .02.
/steveEDIT: Coincidentally, we just received another request for the UP/DOWN arrows! See Below.