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Bring back ff, rw, pause in the pig!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SledgeHammer, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    From the few posts here, it sounds like the basic CSR have no idea what the customer is talking about.
     
  2. woollybully

    woollybully Mentor

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    At least bring Pause back to PIG if nothing else...
     
  3. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    Millions of customers are not complaining about this. This thread has close to 8k views and 700 posts. Remove the duplicate posters and I bet it's around 50 original posters. The real volume of people who use this was small similarly to those of us who used --.

    Because most customers didn't have any idea about it either. For the most part its again a vocal minority issue. I miss it, but have already adapted how I do things now.


    The pause button now works more in line with how DIRECTV advertises it's WHDVR on commercials. You can do some searches and find some old threads where you can see that people thought this was false advertising.
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Just as casually, you could say that there are 50 out of 500 active DBSTalk posters who have whined about it. That translates to just under 2 million DIRECTV customers who are complaining.

    Aren't baseless statistics magic?
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Hope you're aware of the double irony of your statement: 10% of DBSTalk posters, especially DIRECTV® subscribers, does not translate into 10% of the general user base.
     
  6. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

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    We just got this update on our HR24, and it's just complete bull****.

    Everyone in the family, including my 9 year old son, has been accidentally playing programs in the program list because we automatically hit pause when we are done playing a show and it goes back to the program list. My son, in particular, has been having trouble because the currently highlighted program in the program list might be "Being Human" or "Walking Dead", both of which he has absolutely NO desire to watch, and I don't want him seeing them, either!

    Yes, my son actually complained to me about this issue without me even talking about it to him.

    Does DirecTV not even know how people use their DVRs? This is an unbelievable screw up on their part. :nono2:
     
  7. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

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    I just submitted a question via their web site for this issue, and their software was complaining that my account number wasn't an integer. And it was. If they can't even get that right, I think we are just screwed. :(
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

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    I agree - losing trick play in the PIG is assiswine! (pun intended).

    Seriously, I rue the loss of functionality. I don't think D* has ever eliminated working features previously
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, no one likes this loss of trickplay functions in the PIG.

    But, for starters, there's no reason to hit Pause* when you're done playing a show. And no reason to hit Pause in the Guide, ever, unless functionality is restored.

    * Is there a reason? I just can't find one, but our M.O.'s maybe very different.
     
  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I'm glad someone got the point.
     
  11. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

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    My son is watching a cartoon he recorded. After he is done watching the cartoon, he tells the DVR to delete the program he just watched. The DVR will then pop back to the recorded programs list. And the PIG will be showing live TV. If the PIG is showing mature themed material, he hits pause so that he doesn't have to watch or listen to it.

    That's something we do ALL THE TIME.

    If we don't want to see or listen to the PIG while browsing the program list or guide, we hit pause, and it stops immediately. Seriously, you never did that? You just carry on listening to the crap in the PIG?

    But now, of course, the pause button doesn't actually PAUSE! Is this the only DVR in existence where the pause button plays instead of pausing? :lol:
     
  12. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    No, I changed to something I'd be fine listening to in the PIG.

    But now: I change to a channel I want if I have to spend time in List or Guide. I hit Mute if someone's about to give a score I don't want to hear.

    A number of remotes use one button for Play and Pause.

    None of this is as I want, but there are easy workarounds.
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    This is different from what you said earlier, but I understand he's not hitting Pause at the end of a show, but deleting it.

    Doesn't it pop to whatever was last on live? ( I am only on a non-DVR today, so can't test an HR).
     
  14. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

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    My remote has a pause button and a play button, but pause doesn't actually pause, it plays. Brilliant!
     
  15. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

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    It pops to whatever happens to be in the live buffer. It could be whatever it just tuned to in order to record.

    And yes, he hits pause after it gets back to the PIG and the recorded programs screen. Yesterday (and every day before) pause worked, so it is just second nature to hit it.
     
  16. fjames

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    I got 59e 4 days ago - took about 36 hours to run into the problem (loss of functionality in PIG.) So just to pad the stats, figured I'd post. I hadn't before because corporate level intellectual laziness and technical incompetency seemed pretty normal to me. Maybe some others are the same - just more crap we're supposed to get used to. And are used to. Because it happens so much.
     
  17. maerativo

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    Bring back my remote control functions for the pig!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, please, please.
     
  18. mpollack

    mpollack Cool Member

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    My receiver finally got the latest update. I've been dreading this happening ever since I learned that I would no longer be able to control the PIG with this release. I am so annoyed that DirecTV would make the decision to significantly retard the functionality that existing customers have come to rely on simply to allow compatibility with a new (cheaper) remote control layout. This move by DirecTV is a clear demonstration of how little they actually value their loyal customers. I guess I will email them to express my dissatisfaction, but I know that doing so is most likely a waste of time.
     
  19. Hemi

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    Now I knew that this was coming (I just got the download today) but still, I cannot find a reason why anyone would prefer that the Pause button plays the selected program.

    And removing the color buttons is no excuse for this behavior either.

    Dan
     
  20. lyradd

    lyradd Legend

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    I haven't read all the posts in this thread so if this has been mentioned just ignore it. When in Pandora the pause and advance button are used so they can't be used in the pig. I don't understand why D* didn't just disable control of the pig while in Pandora instead of any time the pig is in operation. I think they took the easy way out instead of trying to figure out how to just disable the pig in Pandora.
     

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