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DBSTalk DVR-942 Feature Requests

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Mark Lamutt, May 18, 2005.

  1. May 26, 2005 #61 of 220
    Bichon

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    No, the portable player is a different product. For backing up stored programs, they said that they would be putting out a list of compatible USB hard drives. If you aren't familiar with that type of device, here is an example of one that could possibly show up on the list: http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/M...ves/OneTouch II Family/Maxtor OneTouch II USB
     
  2. May 26, 2005 #62 of 220
    madjimtihing

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    i may be wrong but i have 2 sets of locals 1 set is the dish #ed locals and the other actually have the local channel numbers and show up right next to the ota hd channels. the 2nd set showed up after a i scanned for analog channels using my new ota atennae.

    i will try to unplug my atennae to test it. i really don;t know why i would be getting 2 sets of locals from dish mapped separately and that they would be mapped this way after i scanned for analog stations.

    i guess it doesn't make much difference at this point to me.
     
  3. May 26, 2005 #63 of 220
    madjimtihing

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    i don't get analog ota, i stand corrected. but i do have 2 groups of locals.

    sorry for my confusion.
     
  4. May 27, 2005 #64 of 220
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  5. May 28, 2005 #65 of 220
    ctreptow

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    Hi All

    I just moved to Dish from Directv. I used the Ulitmate TV for 4 years and love it. Little did I know that the switch to the 942 would be so painless and the PQ is the best I've seen.

    Requests for features.

    I would like to see a jump to date/time in the guide so I could setup recordings.

    Setup how many episodes to record in timers. That way I don't fill up the hard drive with Scooby Doo...

    Folder View

    and make it easier to delete timers and events.

    Chris
     
  6. May 28, 2005 #66 of 220
    cnacht

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  7. May 28, 2005 #67 of 220
    mdellis33

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    I would like to be able to change the PIP channel instead of the main channel and/or be able to only swap the audio when PIP is active.
     
  8. May 29, 2005 #68 of 220
    Stewart Vernon

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    Regarding the future potential to connect a USB hard drive to the 942...

    Does anyone know anything about the intended use for this? On the Tech Chat I saw, it sounded like they were saying you would connect the drive so you could archive recordings from your PVR, then erase them from your PVR so you could record other things.

    I was not clear on whether you would have to then copy those programs back to your 942 in order to watch them... OR if you would be able to watch them directly from the USB hard drive while connected to the 942.

    IF it is just archive storage... I'm not sure how useful that feature will be, since archiving things just creates a mess where you still have to keep room on the 942 to copy things back and watch...

    BUT if you can actually watch the programs from the USB drive itself, that would be a big plus!
     
  9. May 29, 2005 #69 of 220
    ctreptow

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    More record and search options.

    I would like to be able to select channels on Dishpass.

    Example Record CSI new episodes only on CBS.

    Chris
     
  10. May 30, 2005 #70 of 220
    scott simley

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    just not sure why with a uhf 942 reciever that you cant make tv 1 uhf also..... I have mine in my theater room with a ceiling mounted projector and all of my equipment is in the mechanical room... the 322 and the 522 you are able to make #1 uhf is this someting that can be done or possible with software upgrades in the future?
     
  11. May 30, 2005 #71 of 220
    Bichon

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    Unless I'm misunderstanding your feature request, it already does that. On the Dishpass setup screen, pick options, tick "Set Channel", and enter the channel number.
     
  12. May 31, 2005 #72 of 220
    Mark Lamutt

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    You can define the channel now.
     
  13. May 31, 2005 #73 of 220
    Mark Lamutt

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    This probably will be possible in the future, with a different TV1 remote.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2005 #74 of 220
    DVDDAD

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    I use two UHF remotes, but I'm in Single Mode. I don't think you can do this in dual mode yet.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2005 #75 of 220
    DVDDAD

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    I second this! It's very annoying to have half of the last entry on my EPG cut-off!
     
  16. Jun 2, 2005 #76 of 220
    ewingr

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    Not a biggie, but I'd like to see the DBR recorded stuff displayed like this:

    All same titles grouped together, alphabetically. For example:

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    Westwing (2)
    Who's Line is it Anyway (7)

    This would indicate there is 1 episode of CSI, 2 of Westwing, and 7 of Who's Line. Selecting Westwing would present the 2 Westwings, sorted by date recorded, oldest at the top.

    Like I said, not a biggie, but it does allow for a compressed, 'easier to see what's there' menu of recordings.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2005 #77 of 220
    cebbigh

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    I know it was mentioned before but the one big thing for me is being able to resize the ota channels. I hope that is in the works.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2005 #78 of 220
    Mark Lamutt

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    It's coming... :)
     
  19. Jun 7, 2005 #79 of 220
    EvanS

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    dparker - I agree that pressing "play" while watching a recording makes sense, but with DISH you press "Cancel" for this function. Actually "Cancel" brings up the banner in any viewing mode. Press cancel again to remove the banner info...
     
  20. Jun 7, 2005 #80 of 220
    Bichon

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    Pressing "Select" also brings up the same banner, which includes "time remaining". It goes away by itself after a few seconds.
     

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