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Autocorrect

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Greg Alsobrook, Oct 17, 2007.

Would you like the option to disable autocorrect?

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  2. No

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  1. tooloud10

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    Why didn't you just type "I don't want the option because I think it will be implemented as sloppily as the rest of the software" then?

    As a consumer, the software problems are not remotely of my concern. I pay D* for television/DVR service, and in turn, they pay Real Smart People to write the software. Getting it right is their job.

    Clamoring for fewer options because you don't trust the software developers should make you question why you hand your money over to D* every month.
     
  2. tooloud10

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    <shrug> I don't know what rock some of you guys have been living under, but I've never seen any shortage of Tivo users wanting to turn off the auto-correction...

    ...and Tivo never HAD auto-correction on the 1x FF. THAT'S the reason you see so many requests for an option to turn it off on the HR20.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, FFX1 AUTOCORRECTION is being removed by D* in the latest CE, as a result of user feedback. :)

    Do a search over at TivoCommunity forums for autocorrection and tell me how many hits you get. I searched "all forums" and got 6 posts back. TiVo's been autocorrecting since 1999 and has over 4 million boxes out in the field. If it was a big problem, I think they might have addressed it by now.

    I don't know what all the fuss is about, to be honest. Those folks with "superior" reflexes can more easily train their muscle memory to hit Play coming out of FFX3 a second later then those with "average" reflexes, who can not compensate by being "faster on the draw".

    Just my .02. /steve
     
  4. tooloud10

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    Oh, I agree 100% with this part--I only say I'd like the option because I don't care for it on the 1x and I appreciate as many choices as possible.

    Kudos to D* for the autocorrect correction in the next release--they DO listen, don't they?
     
  5. BobV

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    ME TOO!!:grin:
     
  6. cartrivision

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    I want the option to set the amount of "jump-back" that autocorrect does (at each FF speed), because every autocorrect that I have seen is calibrated for someone with way slower reaction times than me, so I always get too much auto correction. Under this implementation, users who wanted no autocorrect could set the amount of jump-back to zero.
     
  7. TigerDriver

    TigerDriver Electronics Engineer

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    1. Which is just another way of saying that the machine must satisfy a wide range of customer requirements...including the more sophisticated users such as you find here. As this technology is just in its infancy, what sounds like outrageous demands today will be horse-and-buggy stuff tomorrow.

    2. Customers such as us help define what its job is. They're lucky to have us--and they know it. And they deserve the credit for recognizing the synergy.

    3. No, because most of the stuff that's being discussed here is already coded in the product. As a matter of fact, my guess is that the options we're asking for probably already exist for the developer's benefit. Therefore, exposing (providing a user interface to) pre-existing developers controls is the least risky way to add a feature. Adding major new features is risky--and I haven't seen too much of this in our polls.

    4. Why? Providing a slightly hard-to-find menu choice entitled "Advanced Options" is the GUI equivalent of putting a radioactive symbol on it. I attended a Microsoft developer conference where the speaker showed some interesting statistics on user behavior gathered during Beta testing. Only a tiny fraction of one percent of its XP Beta testers ever right-clicked 'My Computer->Manage'. A smaller fraction ever right-clicked the taskbar and chose 'Task Manager.' And of those number of users who clicked down one level, most simply backed out without changing anything.

    Over time, DVR users will become more sophisticated and more of the Advanced Options will turn into into plain-old Options.

    5. If #4 is true (argue with Bill Gates if you don't believe it), then the cost is trivial.
     
  8. TigerDriver

    TigerDriver Electronics Engineer

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    Well, kinda...but the 'P' in PC stands for personal. It's been quite a while since my wife said, "Honey, please toss me the Dell." However, just as I pushed the button to watch the latest episode of "Cops," she said...well you get the idea.

    Besides, logins are too complicated to implement. Here's just a thought:
    add a few user ID bits to the remote-control pulse stream. All we need to make this work is a cheap fingerprint reader on the remote.

    Like I said, nothing too complicated.
     
  9. bsnelson

    bsnelson I can has HR2x?

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    Like someone else said, I voted YES, even though I love the feature and would never disable it myself. The reasoning is simple: While *I* think it's great, others despise it. I'd do just about anything to have an option to turn that absolutely deplorable PIG/PIL off.

    More choices are good. Less choices are bad.

    Brad
     
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