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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. Mar 9, 2012 #221 of 244
    Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Yes, I can do this, but somehow, training the rest of the family to do it has some apparently insurmountable hurdles. The whining comments, "Why doesn't it just work like it used to?" are still echoing through my brain!:(
  2. Mar 9, 2012 #222 of 244

    m4p Legend

    Apr 12, 2007
    I have a Harmony remote that is programmed to turn on the tv, then open the recordings list, so I agree, what this poster is saying doesn't work for me either. Also, this particular Harmony remote cannot be re-programmed.
  3. Mar 9, 2012 #223 of 244

    gizzly Cool Member

    May 25, 2008
    I respect your opinion, but I don't think that's a good reason for removing it.
  4. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008
    Add me to the list of those who are annoyed that this functionality went away. :mad:

    Though I wasn't much of a FF or REW person while in the PIG, I often used Pause. There have been suggestions here to hit Pause before going to the PIG as a workaround, but I can honestly tell you that it is only after scrolling through some entries in my recordings list that I sometimes choose to interrupt what I'm watching and pause it (e.g., telephone call, wanting to watch another show, etc.).

    And the behavior overall doesn't make sense. For example, while in my list, I still intuitively hit Pause but, instead of pausing, it started to Play the recording that was highlighted. Hello?! :confused:

    Makes no sense!
  5. keith_benedict

    keith_benedict Godfather

    Jan 11, 2007
    Please bring back Pause in the Guide/List.

    My scenario is, I finish watching a recorded show while two shows are recording. When I'm finished watching, I press the Stop button. This takes me back to the list. The current show (being recorded) shows up in the Picture in Guide/List. There's nothing like returning to the list during the last 5 minutes of a recording show and see the end of the show! When I could Pause from the List, all I had to do was hit Pause quickly and I wouldn't be able to hear/see who was being booted out of Survivor, Amazing Race, Top Chef, etc.

    Now I wind up seeing spoilers nearly every time that I finish watching a recorded show.

    This seems like a very common scenario since watching a recorded show is pretty much the only thing you can do when both tuners are recording.
  6. augisdad

    augisdad AllStar

    Sep 29, 2011
    KC area
    Exactly. I have the added headache of having to push the OK button on the message saying I have less than 10% available on my dvr to record. With the slowness of the new gui - this can sometimes take an additional 5-10 secs to process before I can actually exit the guide, or select something else. Yes I know, "don't keep it that full then!' :mad:
  7. txfeinbergs

    txfeinbergs Legend

    Nov 15, 2005
    I actually thought there was something wrong with my remote and had DirecTV send me a new one. The old one went in the trash, all because I thought the remote was causing programs to start automatically somehow. That somehow turned out to be the pause button getting pushed!
  8. ffemtreed

    ffemtreed Icon

    Jan 30, 2008
    I miss this functionality as well.

    It was really useful when I turned my TV on and it was in the middle of a program that I didn't want to watch right away, say the results show for American idol, or the middle of a hockey game. It was super nice just to hit the pause key while searching the list for something else to watch. More than once this has spoiled a show for me.
  9. kuhnboy

    kuhnboy New Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    I don't know if this has been mentioned. I think this is the right thread (This deals with the PREV button when the guide is up) -- I use this a lot. I used to be able to:

    1) Be watching my primary program
    2) change to a new program
    3) While the guide was up, hit PREV to go back to the old program, but keep the new place in the guide, as I browse for more programs.

    This does not work anymore.
  10. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    That is a bug that will get fixed...
  11. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    Who said it was a bug? It seems to be something DirecTV deliberately removed.
  12. SmokemanGRP

    SmokemanGRP Cool Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    It took me a day or two to realize that I wasn't pushing the wrong button; then I thought my remote had an internal problem where the Pause was really performing an Enter.

    I have the same issue as ffemtreed; spoiler alert!!!! If we're recording 2 shows and watching a show from the list, when that show ends and is deleted one of the shows being recorded appears. We frequently watch a 1/2 hour show while something like Survivor records far enough that we can watch it without interruptions. Now it can pop on right in the middle of a key portion of the show.

    I can deal with the video showing because I'm looking at the list but the audio is hard to ignore. Now I have to train myself to press Mute instead of Pause. And this old dog doesn't learn new tricks well :nono2: This needs to be changed back!!!!
  13. SmokemanGRP

    SmokemanGRP Cool Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Thanks for the suggestion. I copied most of your text, made some updates like 'recent' instead of 'last night' and emailed it to them. If enough of us B**** maybe we'll finally get their attention.
  14. nateair

    nateair New Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    I just called Directv about 5 minutes ago and they informed me that they have an update coming out soon that will restore these features back for us. In fact, the person I talked to said the update was going out nation wide on Friday.
  15. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Right :nono:
  16. nateair

    nateair New Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    i thought your reaction was funny, but rightly justified. you never know what you'll get with a call center. its luck of the draw. you could get someone that knows what they are talking about or someone that is clueless. knowing this, i called tech support back and talked to a guy that was baffled at what the lady had told me an hour earlier. he said he was unaware of any future updates and didn't know where the lady had gotten her information, given to me. he said they all have the same access and looked everywhere he could think of and couldn't find any impending update. he said the feature was removed because it was causing issues with box latency and there was no plans to put it back. because of the way the lady wrote her notes about the call (like she was confused), and how knowledgeable the guy sounded throughout my questioning. I tend to think the guy knew more and there is no update coming out to add the feature back.
    however, because of the random chance when reaching out to a call center and the conflicting info i already got, I think ill be calling them back a few more times to see how high up the chain i can get and try to get as much truth out of them as i can.
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Save yourself some time, there is no such update. If you want to be up to date on what is coming out join the "Cutting Edge" section of this site.
  18. rta53

    rta53 Legend

    Apr 10, 2010
    Even though you may be a loyal Direct TV customer, and pay 100 bucks or more monthly for tv programming, those of you/us who complain about lost functionality are just the lunatic fringe and can't expect to be taken seriously. Wow that was a long sentence.
  19. chrisexv6

    chrisexv6 Godfather

    Sep 14, 2002
    Completely unrelated but I just had a flash back to the years of the "After Dark" screensaver game....Lunatic Fringe :)
  20. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Don't waste your time. Other than log your "request" to reinstate these features, there's nothing they can do.

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