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Again with the word "PAUSE"

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

  1. F1 Fan

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    I had a new install yesterday and they leave you a guide.

    In the guide they talk about Whole Home DVR. On page 79 they state

    "Start watching a recorded program in one room, stop it, and then continue watching it in another room". (emphasis added by me)

    Also (just to be pedantic), Dictionary.com defines the word "pause" as "a temporary stop or rest" (my emphasis again) or "any comparatively brief stop, delay, wait etc."

    No where can I find anything that says a pause HAS to use a "pause button"

    So all you people being pedantic about their use of the word "pause" on the advert, may wish to look up the definition as they used it correctly.

    The user manual gives you the instructions on how to use this facility too.

    Sidenote: I checked and nowhere in the manual do they mention Holographic Firemen, so you may wish to sue them for misrepresentation. I have written to my senator to complain. :rolleyes:

    Seriously though. Arguing about the use of the correct term in an advert and not read the guide and manuals and then wonder why is doesnt work as planned? A bit petty isnt it?
     
  2. Rich

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    I think the first ad for this was with a basketball player going from room to room. They haven't changed it much since then. I gotta admit it kinda cracks me up when I think of all the folks out there who have little knowledge of what's really what must go thru trying to duplicate the commercial.... :lol:

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  3. Rich

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    One thing I'd like to add: When I shut off a recorded program (I rarely watch live content) and go to another room, a lot of times I'll go to the Playlist and the show I was watching will have the red circle with the white bar in it and I can't resume watching that show until I shut the HR I'm watching off and start it up again.

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  4. veryoldschool

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    This DVR hasn't released itself from streaming to a client. Have you "stopped" the recording or merely "turned off" the receiver?
     
  5. Rich

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    Your argument is well founded, but I don't trust dictionaries all that much anymore. Even the spell checker that I'm using now thinks "irregardless" is a word.

    If you hit the Pause button when watching a recorded show (again, I don't watch live TV) and go to another room, you cannot bring up that show again without going back to the original HR and shutting it off properly. And, even then, you'll probably have to shut off the HR you want to watch that show on just to clear the red circle.

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  6. Rich

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    Happens both ways, but I usually stop the program and then shut the HR down. This has been going on for quite a while and my son and wife are used to it happening and quickly shut off the HR and restart it so they can pick up the program where they left it.

    Don't even remember when it started, but it's been going on for quite a while.

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  7. veryoldschool

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    As you know, it shouldn't be doing this. Is it happening only from one DVR?
     
  8. Rich

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    No, happens on all of them. Not each time, but very frequently. I just figured it was a glitch that would be resolved. Since shutting off the HR you want to watch the program that is blocked on solves the problem quickly, we haven't really seen it as anything but a minor annoyance.

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  9. Rich

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    I was just reading and I kept thinking about how this happens. It doesn't seem to be something that quickly reverts to normal. When I shut off a program in my family room and go to bed, I do the usual ablutions and then hit the rack. Many times the program from the HR I shut down is still locked out. Figure up to a ten minute period.

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  10. nuspieds

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    I have an HR24 in the Living Room and an HR20 in the Bedroom.

    I also use the Logitech Harmony 900.

    When I am in either room watching a recorded program, I press Pause, power off (my Harmony powers off all devices, including the DVR), then I go to the other room, power on to start activity "Watch TV", I bring up the recordings and hit Play on that same recorded program and it resumes play where I left off in the other room.

    It's extremely rare that I would want to keep the DVR powered on, but if I did, then I would have to use Stop instead of Pause.
     
  11. poppo

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    Reading a manual they give you AFTER you have signed for 2 years is pretty useless.
     
  12. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Marketing don't have to know their product, they just develop a plan to sell it. And they often do that by stretching the facts.
     
  13. Rich

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    I just saw the Wolf Commercial last night. I gotta admit I find the whole thing rather hilarious. I also have to wonder how D* can allow this.

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  14. Drucifer

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    Well the MRV ads are well produce. They get potential customers calling DirecTV. Success. The ad does what it was design to do.

    There's this same complaint among diabetics with the painless non-finger pricking ads. A huge segment of them believe there is no pricking at all. In reality, you prick your arm or leg which is supposed to be less pain.
     
  15. Rich

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    I realize that ads don't always tell the "real story", and I find the thought of thousands of people running from room to room pressing the Pause and Play buttons to no avail funny.

    Even that "EverReady" bunny runs down, believe it or not...:lol:

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  16. ndole

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    That's a bit lopsided.

    There's just nothing here to be reasonably offended about. That is, unless you're an unreasonable person. If that's the case, then offense probably comes quite naturally (and probably often) to you.

    Either way, I don't care what you think :lol:
     
  17. Rich

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    I still think this whole thing is hilarious.

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  18. TDK1044

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    This all reminds me of a legal disclaimer I once saw on a child's Superman costume. It read...'This costume does not enable wearer to fly'. :)
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    +1......Pause, Stop, Stoppen, Halt, Arretez, ect. What's the big deal? The feature allows you to cease operations in one room and resume in another room. End of story.
     
  20. Kentstater

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    Actually, I do exactly what they show in the ad, only not through MRV.

    I have my bedroom DVR set with HDMI and run the RCA through a transmitter to my computer room. I have two remotes set to RF and often watch a game in the computer room, then move to the bedroom at the end of the night. I did this last night watching the Lions. I just hit pause, went into the bedroom and hit play.
     

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