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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. Jun 11, 2005 #81 of 220
    jetskier

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    Features I'd like to see at least for now...

    1) enable IR on TV2 (for us with whole house A/V and IR systems)
    2) correction for overscan to fix chopped bottom edge (occurs on composite TV2 and on TV1)
    3) enable IR on TV2
    4) discrete off command
    5) enable IR on TV2
     
  2. Jun 11, 2005 #82 of 220
    dathead2

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    how about at least some core editing functions such as:

    1) delete from beginning to selected point

    2) delete from selected point to end

    actually you should be able to delete from any selected point A to point B

    3) it would also be really nice if you could put some ID markers within a program,
    i'll watch a sporting event and i want to later show a friend certain great plays
    and would love to be able to just go to a pre-defined point.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2005 #83 of 220
    ewingr

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    I second Item 3 above.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2005 #84 of 220
    mdellis33

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    I would like to see a feature to allow you to turn off the parental locks until you shut down the receiver after you input your code. It gets annoying to have to keep inputing the code when you are channel surfing, using PIP, etc. I have to keep the code in because I have kids but would like this option just as with the DP 7200/7100's.

    Mike
     
  5. Jun 17, 2005 #85 of 220
    HDjunkie

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    Just to make sure it's been noted...

    Please make the thing remember the chosen default sort option of DVR events.

    And, enable the USB achive drive.

    And, Send me a breifcase full of $100 bills.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2005 #86 of 220
    Mark Lamutt

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    Both coming soon.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2005 #87 of 220
    Mike D-CO5

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    But it will cost you that briefcase full of $100.00 BILLS to get it. :lol:
     
  8. Jun 17, 2005 #88 of 220
    bthom73

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    Is it possible to make the onscreen controls timeout
    and disappear after a few seconds when you hit the
    pause button?

    It's entertaining to see exactly what happens during
    quick scenes by stepping through them but the
    onscreen controls are in the way on the lower half
    of the screen if you completely stop the scene.

    -Brian
     
  9. Jun 17, 2005 #89 of 220
    Beer Kahuna

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    I know others have mentioned folders for recorded events (or expandable trees for like events).

    How about when you display recorded DVR events, they are listed by the channel favorites used to create them? For example: my favorites are called Dad. When I display the list of recorded shows, just show the events I requested to record. I don't need to see the 10 Pokemon episodes my son recorded. If you browse DVR events from "All Subs" it could display them all.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2005 #90 of 220
    Stutz342

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    I'd like to see two timer-realted features:

    1. Give us a button somewhere on the timers screens to have the 942 rebuild the timer scheduled events list based on the created timers and the current guide data. This is the process that runs after a switch check and/or guide download, where it searches the guide data for everything we've requested be recorded, and sets up the events. I would love to be able to trigger it by itself, as it would give me an excellent work-around to the OTA guide data problem. Whenever the data appears, I could re-run the timer searches to get the local record events created. It would also be useful when used in concert with request #2.

    2. Have the timer scheduled events build in priority order. Right now the priority is only used when two events are scheduled for the same time. I sometimes schedule the same show on two channels (HD primary & SD backup for example) and right now I have no control over which one will record, and which one will show up as "duplicate event." If it folowed the priority when building the event list, the higher priority timer would create an event, then the lower priority one would be flagged as a duplicate. If the First one isn't there, the second one would record. That would be brilliant!
     
  11. Jun 18, 2005 #91 of 220
    Mark Lamutt

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    Stutz - for what it's worth, you do have control over which (or both) duplicate events record, but you have to manually intervene to make it happen. All you have to do is go into the skipped duplicate event and restore it, and it will record.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2005 #92 of 220
    Stutz342

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    Yes, and that's what I'm doing now. It would just be nicer if I didn't have to review it's plan for each day. With a little more smarts behind the scenes, it would be much closer to "set it and forget it" which is what I hoped to gain from NBR.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2005 #93 of 220
    cebbigh

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    Because SD images look best when viewed as 4:3 #2 and HD images look best at 16:9 it would be nice if the box could remember preferences between SD and HD to eliminate the need of going back to reset the screen. OK so I'm lazy.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2005 #94 of 220
    waltinvt

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    I don't think that's being "lazy". Even with it programed into a couple of macros, it's a big distraction. I'm guessing this would be in the top 5 of a "please fix it soon" poll.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2005 #95 of 220
    Jason Kragt

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    I'm not a 942 owner, so I don't know if this is true or not, but I think I read somewhere that you cannot view OTA digital channels on TV2. Is this correct? If so, it would be an important feature for me. I watch our UPN affiliate (8-2) and weather radar (8-3) on subchannels of our local NBC station (8-1). Only the main NBC channel is retransmitted on satellite. I would like to be able to view all of them on both TVs.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2005 #96 of 220
    Bichon

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    It's true in dual mode. The 942 has only one OTA tuner, and it's assigned to TV1. In single mode (where the TV2 output is a mirror of TV1), you can tune OTA channels fine, although due to a bug, 16:9 programming appears horizontally squished.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2005 #97 of 220
    cschang

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    Sorry if this has been mentioned before....

    When watching a show and deciding to record it, hitting the record button causes you to lose what was in the buffer. It would be nice if if captured the buffer as well. TiVo does this.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2005 #98 of 220
    Mike D-CO5

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    IF you rewind back to where the program started and hit record and then fast forward to live tv , you will have the entire program recorded at least where you began watching .
     
  19. Jun 24, 2005 #99 of 220
    Bichon

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    It has been mentioned before, but no biggie. In addition to the solution Mike D offered, if you've been watching since the show started you can hit record, choose options, and select "record entire show".
     
  20. cschang

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    Thanks guys!
     

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