All Seasons/Play Next function in latest National Release... your thoughts?

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  1. Dec 16, 2014 #21 of 301
    toobs

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    Time Warner has the same thing on their 6 turner DVR.

    •Binge watch select series easily by starting the next episode the moment your program ends
     
  2. Dec 16, 2014 #22 of 301
    Laxguy

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    Heh. If you're really binging, you'll FF through the ending credits/whatever (sometimes "what's coming next week"- which I never watch).

    :)
     
  3. Dec 16, 2014 #23 of 301
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    So, in order for it to work, do you have to play through the credits, until the end of the recording?
     
  4. Dec 16, 2014 #24 of 301
    Laxguy

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    I believe that FF to the end would work, but cannot test right now.
     
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    My HR44-700 got this at 3:47 am today! Can't wait to check it out
     
  6. Dec 16, 2014 #26 of 301
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    Yes it works when you ffwd to the end.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2014 #27 of 301
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    I haven't seen or used NEXT yet - seems like an OK feature but no big deal.

    As I have stated on software update thread - new seasons search seems to have removed features I used. First I don't see what the difference between selecting an episode and saying record series - and this feature.
    Also I can't do what I used to do in smart search - I want to watch episodes of Deadwood an HBO series of years ago. I used to be able to search and it would show on demand from the smart search. Now it only shows season 1, 2, 3 and I have to select a season and them setting which means I would have to wait until HBO decides to rebroadcast if ever and it would record all. I can still do this by searching on Demand and can, at the moment, select which I want - but the regular smart search doesn' show on demand anymore.

    I haven't tried yet but can I still only get 1 episode of a current program - if it is scheduled or do I have to do an entire season?
    So now I need to search in both smart search and on demand it find an episode if I don't know if currently scheduled or can only find on demand.

    A step very far backwards DirecTv.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2014 #28 of 301
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    I'm still disappointed that I can't see the Season/Episode information either within the first list in the guide, or when I look at the information on the actual show. Its annoying playing catch up and you don't now what order to play in.

    Does this resolve at least the playing in correct order concept?
     
  9. Dec 17, 2014 #29 of 301
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    If you use the all seasons option to set the recording it will record the show on all channels you get rather than just the channel You set up the recording on if you simply chose it from the guide. Not to noticeable for a new show but massive difference for a show like friends that is on upwards of five channels.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2014 #30 of 301
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  11. Dec 17, 2014 #31 of 301
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    I have found that if you select an episode it will just record that - it doesn't tell you that it is an on demand vs. an active show. I don't like it - so stuff that is on the air still - you don't necessary know what you are recording.
    Great maybe if you want a season recording but how but if you want this season and next - does selecting this season continue to next? Still was better to select an episode and then select record series.

    Not worth the extra effort and not a step forward.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2014 #32 of 301
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    Isn't there a VOD icon next to any on demand episodes in the search results?
     
  13. Dec 17, 2014 #33 of 301
    Laxguy

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    The information is there. I always look at "Other Showings" to see if I can get a live repeat.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2014 #34 of 301
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    Even though you enable all seasons, it doesn't mean that it will record all seasons. Many networks doesn't rerun their older shows in order.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2014 #35 of 301
    Drew2k

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    I'm honestly not a fan of the way Play Next is implemented. If I have a folder of recordings and want to play in Sequence, I'll press PLAY on the folder itself.

    I also dislike that it has a such a short countdown to play the next episode - it's not even long enough to read the entire prompt and understand the choices before the next episode launches. In my humble opinion, the countdown should automatically stop when I press UP or DOWN to change the selection, which would give me more time to read the prompt and react, especially if I don't intend to play the next episode.

    I also think there should be an option under Settings to allow customers to choose a default "Play Next" mode, something like this:

    Default Play Next Mode;
    Choice 1 = Play Next Episode
    Choice 2 = Don't Play Next Episode
    Choice 3 = Disable Play Next

    Choices 1 and 2 would show the prompt and the countdown, but would take the default action when the countdown runs out (play next, or do nothing). Choice 3 would prevent the prompt from even appearing...
     
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  16. Dec 18, 2014 #36 of 301
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    Indeed it is, except when I have 5-10 episodes in random order on my list. It should be easier.


    Update... now seeing on newly recorded shows the Episode/Series in the title of the episode. YAY!
     
  17. Dec 18, 2014 #37 of 301
    Laxguy

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    Cool. Excellent!

    Not quite sure what programs get it and which ones do not, but it will sort out over time.
     
  18. Dec 18, 2014 #38 of 301
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    It will record all seasons from any and all channels the show is on and it will store them in episode order In the folder in your playlist not recorded order. Eventually it'll get them all depending on the rotation of episodes on the channels.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2014 #39 of 301
    inkahauts

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    You will see it on all new stuff. Just not old stuff already recorded in the past.
     
  20. Dec 18, 2014 #40 of 301
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    One cool part of the season and episode info included is that when that is combined with the play next feature. Play next will play the episodes in the correct order, no matter how they were recorded.
     
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