DVR software feature requests

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by TD22057, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Being able to trim a recording after completion has been a request since DISH first sold a DVR. I don't see it coming but wouldn't mind if it did.
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Agree. It would be especially nice to go with the primetime anytime feature... so instead of having to set timers to catch events with start/end padding... you could just go into that primetime block and mark start/end points to break out to separate recordings as you wish.

    I too have encountered the adult snippet before or after a family movie on late-night premium channel DVR recordings. It's one thing to catch skinemax before another adult movie... but when you catch a snippet of skinemax near a non-adult program it can be surprising.
     
  3. gboybama

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    Also, why not have a user setting on boxes, especially Joeys, for selecting how long a TV should be idle before automatically shutting down?

    With Joeys eating up tuners on Hoppers, I would choose to set a timeout of like 30 minutes of live TV with no interaction before the Joey would turn off.

    That way, my family of inattentive viewers and kids would not screw up recorded events or leave other TV's that might be turned on without a tuner.
     
  4. patmurphey

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    gboybama,

    It's there - menu, settings, diagnostics, updates - but the minimum time offered is 2 hours.
     
  5. 356B

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    In my EHA I've noticed multiple actions (delete, protect, etc. is not possible with the Hopper system. The 922 had these options? ALso my EHD icons are very slow in appearing, 2 to 3 a day? The content and titles are there just no pictures for some.
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

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    So... what happens when you are watching a 1 hour TV show, and 30 minutes into it your Joey shuts off?

    30 mins of idle time is far too low with all but a handful of TV programs lasting no less than 30 minutes.

    I would think the 2 hour idle time setting is low enough to accomplish what you are asking.
     
  7. gboybama

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    I spoke too soon. Thank you.

    They should give the truly anal retentive among us more choices for lower timeouts though. :lol:
     
  8. jgcecg

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    Suggested improvements to Hopper software, current version S09
    1 Use Rotten Tomato rating system like direct TV for movies

    2 Use LIST of shows instead of B&W Icons in:
    MY RECORDINGS, My Folders or Folders by Genre
    Software version S09 - Shows are listed as black and white icons

    Icons are very hard to read, compared to the color icons
    shows are not grouped, like they are in PTA (Prime Time Anytime) or My Recordings, folders by title.

    Why can’t there be a choice to have a list like they are in
    prime time anytime or my recording, folders by title?

    3 users should be able to increase their partition to 1.5 TB is not using PTA (Prime Time Anytime)
    I understand that you are trying to idiot proof the Hopper for technology challenged people.
    For people like myself that don't need PTA, I would rather have a clean easy to read menu system and more storage.
     
  9. j_t

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    List View option would be really nice. I can't read the little print under the icons. Especially in the search results, where it displays what date and time a program airs.
     
  10. BobaBird

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    A feature of older DVRs that is missing from the 922 and, I assume, Hopper:

    With the DVR list sorted A-Z, be able to jump to shows that start with a given letter (8 takes you to T titles). Also expand that to do what the older DVRs still don't, be able to press that number again to get to the next letters (pressing 8-8-8 cycles through T-U-V).
     
  11. orenr

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    Here's the list of features I'd like to see:
    1. The recordings shown as a list (there's a separate topic for that too, and I think this is everyone's #1 request)
    2a. Show the separate timers for PTAT in the timers list. I know they appear as skipped, but showing all the skipped timers in order to see these is a pain.
    2b. Show the separate timers for PTAT in the guide. Those yellow PTAT symbols provide no additional information, I know if I have PTAT enabled or not.
    3. Make the description of the program that appears at the top larger (this means make the guide or whatever smaller). Right now the program description is only a couple of rows so there's almost no useful information. One must open the info box to see what the program is about.
    4. In the timers list, add buttons for jumping to today/next day, like on the 622/722
    5. Personally, I don't like the deleted recordings folder. Add an option to hide it.
    6. My long time beef with the Dish guide (not specific to Hopper): show the full title of the programs. They have this bad habit of cutting the end of the title because it exceeds some character count threshold.
     
  12. Jim5506

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    3 and 6 could be done with a popup when you select that item, thereby not having to rearrange the guide - I want more lines in the guide - not fewer.
     
  13. crabtrp

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    If multiple Hoppers are running over MOCA then merge operations. Have an option of showing a merged DVR list or separate. If PTAT is running on one of the Hoppers then show them in the PTAT folder for the other without having to select the other Hopper. Share the tuners so that it would show the 6 tuners together and allow any of the Hoppers/Joeys to schedule 6 shows before it throws up a conflict.
     
  14. orenr

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    For #3, I realize that not everybody likes the same things. I'd like an option to set my own preferences, like on 622/722.
    For #6, the problem is that the title is cut in the guide itself. Even if you pop the info box, it still shows the same cut title. That's exactly what I'm asking for: the full title in the info box, even when it doesn't fit in the guide grid.
     
  15. patmurphey

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    2) Select "show skipped" on the daily schedule. The recordings that will be saved will show will show skipped for PTAT when highlighted.

    6) When you highlight a title in the guide, the full title scrolls across the space. If there is more missing, blame the guide info provider.
     

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