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Can someone explain "Trick Play"?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mrshermanoaks, Oct 25, 2006.

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  1. mrshermanoaks

    mrshermanoaks DBSTalk Club Member

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    I think it comes from the TiVo world, but come from ReplayTV, so the casual throwing around of the phrase "trick play" confuses me. Is it a mode? A set of remote clicks, what?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    It's just the features that let you Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause, Skip 30-sec, Slow Motion, Jump Back, etc.
     
  3. mrshermanoaks

    mrshermanoaks DBSTalk Club Member

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    OK, thanks. I was wondering if there were some navigation features that I was missing. I'd been looking for ways to, say:

    * Jump to a specific minute in the currently viewed show
    * Jump a specific number of minutes ahead or back in the currently viewed show
    * Jump a specific number of days ahead or back in the guide

    I've looked over the tips & tricks sheet and didn't see them, the moniker "trick play" made me think there was something more powerful than I've seen.
     
  4. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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    I added the old "Trick Play" wording to the Cruise Control section of the HR-20 Tips and Tricks:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=68183

    Cruise Control is what Trick Play is called now.

    Using the red and green buttons, you can move a half day at a time. (p. 1)

    The request to move a specific number of minutes is being voted on in the Survey. If you have not taken the survey, it is here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=68183

    -Craig
     
  5. mrshermanoaks

    mrshermanoaks DBSTalk Club Member

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    Did that this morning, thank you :)

    I also saw in another message today that the "menu" button in the guide may allow me to jump to a specific day, will have to try that when I get home tonight.
     
  6. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    I didn't know that. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  7. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf New Member

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    It is a very poor naming choice for these features. I was completely baffled what "trick play" meant as well before I first got my HR20.
     
  8. awursta

    awursta Cool Member

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    LOL! I have been lurking in these forums for weeks trying to figure what exactly was trick play. I was sure I was missing something big!
     
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