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DTV Activated Double Play

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by saucony, Aug 22, 2009.

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  1. dvdmth

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    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    I do not want any auto-pause when switching tuners, even if behind live when switching. I generally prefer to listen to the radio broadcast of a game while watching it on TV (I find radio commentary to be better in many cases). I have a SportSync radio that will sync the radio to the TV when the radio broadcast comes in before the TV feed. However, with some stations the TV feed comes first and the radio feed is delayed. In those situations, I use the DVR to bring the two in sync. Before DoublePlay, if I tuned to another channel (say, during halftime or a commercial break), I would have to re-sync upon returning to the game. However, with DoublePlay (as implemented now), I can switch tuners, watch other programming, then switch back and stay in sync with the radio broadcast.

    If DP were changed to an auto-pause implementation, I would no longer be able to do this.
  2. dbronstein

    dbronstein Hall Of Fame

    Oct 21, 2002
    I'm another who doesn't want autopause. Ideally it would be an option, but as has been pointed out, if it's only one way or another, then more people are served by not having it than having it.
  3. DogLover

    DogLover Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007

    And for those of us that like to pause, but sometimes forget...the unpaused background tuner doesn't jump to live TV, like it did with my old DirecTiVo. If I go back to that tuner, it has only advanced in real time. (How many times did I forget to pause and have to rewind on the old Tivo.)
  4. TakeMeOut

    TakeMeOut New Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Sounds like a great update, anyway I can force this update? I got an HR22
  5. somguy

    somguy Legend

    Oct 2, 2006
    Just wondering if anyone in the state of Florida, preferably South Florida have received this update yet on their HD DVR's? Not by forcing it but by getting the message that it needs to download the software...thanks for your input.
  6. ozonedan

    ozonedan Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    Not here in Lake Worth. Still waiting.:(
  7. zudy

    zudy Legend

    Jul 22, 2009
    Nothing here on the east coast of Florida.
  8. PkDog

    PkDog AllStar

    Jul 23, 2009
    Since at least some people don't care for auto-pause and some people prefer it, I suggest it be a preference option.

    I know that people would just rather argue about each side forever; but for once let's just agree to disagree. An option should make everyone happy (but I'm sure it won't).
  9. anubys

    anubys Godfather

    Jan 19, 2006
    I don't understand what you're trying to say...the NFL ST is not a software/firmware update...it's just programming...
  10. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    I have to laugh. There are a lot of people that want the "toggle on/toggle off" option for "auto pause", but don't like the "toggle on" feature of DP. :lol:
  11. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    :up: As it is right now, it can be all things to all people. Just think of the "pause" button as the "toggle on" button. :)
  12. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Say to the dvr:


    Keep repeating it faster & faster for about 7 times.

    It should work.
  13. Scott Corbett

    Scott Corbett Mentor

    Jan 27, 2006
    Is there a convenient way to toggle on an HR20?
  14. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Yup, press the power button and the HR20 will come on .. press it again an the HR20 will go off. :p

    Seriously, if you are asking if you can make the HR20 download the release, then the answer is no.

    If you are asking how to make DoublePlay turn on, then you just hit the down arrow twice to turn it on. Bam! done, just like that. Doesn't really take any effort.
  15. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    Use the "previous" button on the remote. It should toggle between the two channels, I also think that you can start one recording, go to list and start another recording, and with the previous button you should be able to toggle between the two. I've never tried it, so I could be wrong.
  16. ar331

    ar331 Cool Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Unless the D* Fairy makes a last minute visit to Chicago tonight, I'll not have DP active for the NFL tomorrow.
  17. skimmilk

    skimmilk Mentor

    Jan 12, 2008
    1.5 hrs to kickoff and still no DP :(
  18. nathanm33

    nathanm33 New Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Just to let everyone know, I reset my receiver last night as a last ditch effort to get the new update in anticipation of the NFL games today. I read that you will get the update automatically & that even trying to "force" the download won't initiate it. Well to my amazement, I reset my receiver, forced a software update & the new one downloaded! I live in Madison, WI so I would imagine others in my area can now download it as well.

  19. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    press and hold info, see what you're version is.
    I bet its not 034c although I could be wrong.
    I think there is a chance you did this after 11pm est.
  20. Movieman

    Movieman Hall Of Fame

    May 8, 2009
    This is the first time I really use DP. I can see why its so popular. I have been able to watch multiple games with the ST Preview. You sports fans must be in heaven right now.
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