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

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  1. Dec 18, 2014 #41 of 301
    adamson

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    Exactly!

    I have ocd issues and when a recording has been touched prior to me selecting it to watch....I hate it. Also will confuse me period.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2014 #42 of 301
    toobs

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    I can't get Play Next to work. Does the playlist has to be in certain order?
     
  3. Dec 19, 2014 #43 of 301
    hasan

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    So, if I'm 4 episodes behind and I select just the oldest to begin catching up, if I leave the room towards the end of this episode, the playback will proceed to play each newer episode automatically?

    If this is how it works, I don't like it at all. Please give us an option to turn this off! The reason I don't like this is if I walk away or become otherwise occupied, all 4 episodes will be marked as played, and I have no idea where I really left off watching in the group of recordings.

    With the old scenario, if I started watching the oldest episode and fell asleep, the only episode marked as played (gray instead of bright white in the list) would be the episode I started playing.

    Since I can get the exact performance as play next by hitting play on the folder instead of an individual episode, I don't see the need for play next. If it has to exist, however, please give us the option of turning this "feature" off.

    The other new "season" feature looks pretty interesting.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2014 #44 of 301
    mrdobolina

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    Now THAT is a great feature!!
     
  5. Dec 19, 2014 #45 of 301
    toobs

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    +1.

    I still can't get Play Next to work. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2014 #46 of 301
    prushing

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    Do you have any recordings with the S#|E# yet in 1 folder?

    I think it only works then.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2014 #47 of 301
    toobs

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    Yes, Pawn Stars. Last night I was watching them and nothing happened at the end of the first episode. It didn't go on at playing the next one.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2014 #48 of 301
    Blurayfan

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    There is a delay, and Play Next only kicks in if you don't respond to the Delete or Don't delete prompt.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2014 #49 of 301
    mrdobolina

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    Do you also need to have several/at least 2 episodes recorded with the new software in place that has the S#E# in the description? Perhaps that's toobs' problem?
     
  10. Dec 19, 2014 #50 of 301
    Blurayfan

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    I just tested this and that is correct. Play Next does require at least two recordings that include S#:E#.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2014 #51 of 301
    mrdobolina

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    Thought so. My anecdotal evidence was that it didn't work until I watched something that had recorded several episodes with the new software (@Midnight records 4 days a week and I just got the new software on Monday).
     
  12. Dec 19, 2014 #52 of 301
    toobs

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    I should record some random shows like on the Food Network and test it out.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2014 #53 of 301
    jagrim

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    They need to have a way to disable this function or change the default to not play.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2014 #54 of 301
    inkahauts

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    it will after you respond as well.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2014 #55 of 301
    inkahauts

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    Try friends. It's on a million channels completely out of order and it's nice how it gets all warped up and organized neatly. And then record one episode by a different means like a people search for one of the stars so it falls in a different folder. ;)
     
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  16. Dec 19, 2014 #56 of 301
    toobs

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    I wonder if Play Next will work on VOD. Like downloading something like The Wire.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2014 #57 of 301
    peds48

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    Yes
     
  18. Dec 19, 2014 #58 of 301
    toobs

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    I think that I got Play Next to work. Not sure why you want to turn this off. Almost all of the time, I stop the playback with before the recording ends. I never wait until I get the message if I want to keep or delete the show. If you don't want to play the next episode, just stop the playback before you get "keep or delete" message.
     
  19. Dec 20, 2014 #59 of 301
    hasan

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    It's called falling asleep while watching. Happens every night for some of us, only to wake up and find all episodes marked played, when you only should have one episode marked played (the one you were watching when you fell asleep, or otherwise became distracted). That's why some of us want to turn this "feature" off.

    Not only that, when an episode is marked "played" by this automatic runaway play feature, there is no way to unmark it as played. So even if you could remember when you dozed off, you can't go back an mark an episode as unplayed.

    This "feature" has unintended consequences and should be redesigned to allow the user to choose how the DVR functions. The box works for us, not the other way around...or at least it should.

    One size does not fit all, so give us a choice.
     
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  20. Dec 20, 2014 #60 of 301
    nuspieds

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    That's exactly what happened to me with the Play Next feature on my Fire TV: I fall asleep and then I awake to some future episode already playing in progress! Then, in my less-than-fully-alert state, I have to scramble to tune out what I'm seeing/hearing, find the remote, and stop the playback.
     
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