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0x0290 Feature Discussion: Super Skip-to-Tick

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I'm a big fan of this new feature .. I really didn't like the old way (as I've mentioned a few times in the past) .. Needless to say, DIRECTV got some serious kudos from me when I heard about this feature :)
  2. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Credit where due: Finally something WORKS right in a D* box. The skip to tick actually functions the way it's supposed to now. Now get rid of the ridiculous press-and-hold for the slo-mo and give us the same instant response off a dedicated button.

    D* is all about progress: you get some every few years.
  3. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Rand: Same here, buddy! The sudden leap-to-the-end bug off the :30 skip happens to me in sports shows which kills my entire evening of viewing. The D* box is lucky it's behind two thick glass doors or I woulda kicked its face in dozens of times.

    You spend hours assiduously avoiding hearing the score from friends, TV, radio, whatever. Then you turn on D* to start playback and they throw the live game at you in the insert to mess you up even more, but you outsmart em: you know to turn the MUTE on first and hide the live insert video behind your outstretched hand! (I tried PAUSING it it but the system is so buggy you have to hit it 10 times before it works, if ever, and it requires you LOOK AT the video to see if it's frozen yet, and then you see the score!)

    Now you watch part of the first quarter, the ads come on, and you tap :30 skip ONCE, TWICE...THR...BAM!!! IT'S THE END OF THE GAME AND THERE'S THE FINAL SCORE. SAYONARA MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

    The current hardware/software is simply the rotten legacy of a rotten guy: Rupert Murdoch. We're stuck for now with his British Invasion payback-for-the-American-Revolution electronic IEDs, aka the HR-series. With him finally flushed out of the system into the media cesspool of his own making, we finally get a shot next year of a second chance with Tivo.

    In inverse proportion to how much of the current hardware/software implementation will be retained is how good it will be.
  4. RandCfilm

    RandCfilm Godfather

    Aug 17, 2006
    Hear ya loud and clear. That happened to me Sunday on the Colts game, half time show, 30 skipped right to the end of the game. In this case it actually saved me an hour or so of frustration, still not acceptable though. :nono:
  5. mikek

    mikek Godfather

    May 17, 2007
    I'm talking about the mark in the progress bar that shows where you are in the show.

    You wouldn't need to press FF, just use the Left and Right arrows to move the "cursor" and the time would move accordingly.

    For example, if you were 20 minutes into the show you could "slide" the marker 5 minutes ahead and get to 25 minutes into the show.

    Tick marks are not needed.

  6. spunkyvision

    spunkyvision Godfather

    Oct 12, 2006
    Thanks for explaining that Steve, it makes sense now.
  7. Spiky

    Spiky Mentor

    Aug 9, 2008
    I can just imagine how glacially slow this would be in a sat receiver. I use it all the time in every single video program on a computer. But I'm happy with the ticks in a DVR, too.
  8. LI-SVT

    LI-SVT Icon

    May 18, 2006
    I love this feature, thanks DirecTv.
  9. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I would like that (my Blu Ray does that) but I would still want ticks. Think of them as chapter marks of a sort (many DVD burners insert automatic chapter marks at regular time intervals if there are no specific chapters inserted by the user).

    Why would they be mutually exclusive?

    Or you can have a pop up that asks for a time entry (through they yellow button) and the program jumps to that time.

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