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Again with the word "PAUSE"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by gilviv, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Nah, it still works that way in all cases. I think they can get away with it because you can hit pause, and then you can hit resume to pick up where you left off, they just don't tell you about a couple steps in between. Again, as it always is with this discussion, its not necessarily about the exact process, but about the ability to do it, and the ability is fully there.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "For grins" count the number of button presses they omitted. :lol:
     
  3. poppo

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    Including actually having to press exit twice, unless you wait for the pause progress bar to disappear on it's own.

    IMO, it's blatant false advertising. At least on other commercials you see 'small print' that says thing like 'simulated picture' etc. At a minimum it should say 'simulated reduced button presses', because they make point of showing the guy pressing only one button.

    What really gets me though is the number of people here who think there is nothing wrong with they way they present it. :nono2:
     
  4. inkahauts

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    lets see... at a min, you could get from actual viewing one show on one tv to actually viewing the same show at the same point with 3 button presses total. Generally it it will take at least a couple more, but I could do it in three if conditions where correct. I feel like we are playing name that tune! :D
     
  5. inkahauts

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    I think its amazing that people think its so false advertising when they are advertising what its capable of. Just because the process isn't shown in full doesn't mean what they are saying during the commercial isn't true. You can pause live tv in one room and resume it in another. Unless I missed the part where they said you can do it all with one button press. Then I will agree with you.

    Just tell me one thing, tell me you hate that stupid commercial for I think the Toyota truck having a plane land with its front landing gear in the bed of that pickup truck. That's more false advertising then this is by a long shot. No way in hell that concept would actually work.
     
  6. Herdfan

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    Teays...
    And I believe that there is a disclaimer at the bottom. Same with the iPhone/iPad commercials where they show apps working at a speed much faster than they do, but again there is a disclaimer.

    Edit: In the lower left it clearly says: Fictionalization. Do not attempt.

    [YOUTUBE]vzyJLtJjfqE[/YOUTUBE]
     
  7. poppo

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    3 on each end, or 3 total? If 3 total, I would like to know what the conditions are. It will take 2 to 'pause'. How would you get to to resume with one more?
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Playing with this on the current NR, should get one down to "one press" on each receiver.
    [disclaimer: One first needs to go through the steps to start the recording on each receiver]
    Press "stop" on the receiver you're leaving, then in the next room, press "prev" and resume the recording.
     
  9. ndole

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    The dude isn't even watching a TV through most of the commercial! Where's this new holographic technology the commercial advertised!? I've been LIED to!!! :)
     
  10. poppo

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    The only problem with that, is they also show the guy going back to the the original TV. So hitting 'stop' would screw that up.
     
  11. inkahauts

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    My 3 buttons is simply the smallest amount to get from watching a show in one room to finishing it in another, with the fewest button presses possible given an optimal situation. The pause button would never even get touched in the most optimal situation.

    At its most basic, you must make three assumptions

    1) That you are viewing the most recent recording and its at the top of both your playlists, (or at least at the top of the dvr you will finish your viewing on).

    2) Both TVs and DVRs are already powered on, and on the correct input.

    3) The dvr you are moving too is not the dvr the recording is actually on.

    If those three things are true, then...

    1) While you are watching a recorded program in one room and want to switch, simply hit the channel up, stop, or exit button. NO need to hit the pause button at all.

    2) Hit the list button on the tv where you want to finish viewing the program.

    3) Hit play.

    Realistically, most people will also have to probably turn off the one tv, on the other, and possibly the dvrs as well. Also, there is generally more navigation involved in the playlist to highlight the show you want to finish watching.

    Now if you're moving from any unit to the dvr where the recording resides, you have at minimum four button presses. You have to hit select instead of play, and then select again on resume. But even still, that's only four button presses, ignoring turning on and off and finding the show in the playlist.

    Also pause will work if someone hits pause, and then simply turns their unit off, because that automatically exits the recorded playback, so technically, there is an instance, and a case can be made for it being a logical one, that simply pausing it and hitting resume in the other room is accurate, assuming that someone isn't going to leave both tvs turned on at the same time.

    I guess I just can't see complaining about them using the word pause, saying that's not the only button you have to press, unless you also complain about them not talking about turning on and off your tvs, and navigating and finding the right program in your playlist. What makes those steps less important than hitting exit or stop on the recording? WHy are some steps allowed to be left out and others not?
     
  12. inkahauts

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    Yeah, why doesn't my show come into my room!!!!!!pickme:
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    Not really, in fact stop works where pause doesn't, and going back and forth [repeatedly] is where the "one button" works.
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    Do you guys who think they should give out the exact key presses also think a car commercial should teach you how to drive?
     
  15. Diana C

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    This reminds me of an old software industry joke...

    On a day far in the future, Bill Gates leaves us and appears at the gates of heaven where he meets St Peter. St Peter says "Well Bill, you've done some good and you've done some bad...I could legitimately send you up or down. Tell you what...you choose...take peek into heaven here, then take that elevator behind you and take a quick peek at hell, then you tell me where you want to spend eternity."

    Bill peeks into heaven where he sees folks sitting on clouds, playing harps...a picture of total peace and tranquility. He then takes the elevator down to hades where he finds a fabulous party going on: music, dancing, gorgeous women, free drinks, everything the computer geek in him ever wanted. So, he rides back up to St Peter and says "Pete, no offense, but I'll take hell - it looks like a lot more fun."

    So, St Peter stamps his book and sends Bill off to hell. Now, when he arrives, there is screaming and anguish and searing pain all over the place. Bill grabs the elevator back up to St Peter and says "What gives?? It was all fun and games down there before, now it's a real hell!?!?"

    St Peter replies "Bill, Bill...you're in the software business...you should know the difference between selling and implementing."

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
  16. Diana C

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    No, but I also wouldn't want to buy a car with an automatic transmission and then discover the gears change "automatically" after I step on a pedal and move a lever.
     
  17. Drew2k

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    DIRECTV is clearly selling a concept and not providing a How To. I think most people should understand that - kind of like in Droid commercials or iTunes commercials some happy person will be able to instantly go from app to app to app with a swipe. It's a marketing tool, not an instructional video...
     
  18. markrogo

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    Why would you hit some combination of pause and exit -- which is as intuitive as speaking Japanese for a native English speaker -- when a single press of STOP just works?

    And why would they run an ad that flat out seems purpose built to yield tech support calls?

    It's stupid. They deserve ridicule for it.
     
  19. gilviv

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    THANK YOU! My point exactly.;)
     
  20. Herdfan

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    Teays...
    And as I pointed out before, there is a simple disclaimer at the end of the ad that states: Sequences Shortened.

    [YOUTUBE]bsILPHvSIz8[/YOUTUBE]

    Did anyone else notice he is carrying the same remote from room to room?
     

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