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Fast Forward issue with Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bernieport, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    Misunderstood what? You said you used 30skip and ended 15 seconds off of where you wanted to be, I said I haven't see that much of an error on my HR34.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I didn't say the HR34 doesn't skip ahead 30 seconds each time.

    Commercials breaks (at least on the shows I watch) are not consistent in length. If I hit it 4 times I haven't gone through all the commercials and have to ff a bit. If I hit if 5 times, I'm into the program and have to rewind it (these are examples, btw). So,

    I always end up 15 seconds ahead or behind (then have to use ff or rew anyway)


    hint: the 15 seconds is just an example too, it might be 5 seconds, it might be 25. Doesn't really matter, as when I'm into the program I don't know how far into the program I am and when I land on a commercial, I don't know how much of the commercial is left.
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    OK, that clears it up. I've got most of the shows breaks down pat so I'm almost dead on with the skips.
     
  4. Bajanjack

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    Exactly, add to that an "old man" like me who doesn't have the reaction time of you young guys-that adds a second or so to each press of the button....the logical answer is to fix the "jump back" so it works properly when doing a ff
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I just timed one of the commercial breaks in Southland and it was 4:17. Now, that includes the time it took for me to reach over and get the timer, just like I'd have to reach over and get the remote. I probably would have started off with 4 skips. Would have still been on commercial. Another skip. Still commercial. Another skip. Still commercial. Another skip. Still commercial. Another skip. Still commercial. Another skip. Still commercial. Another skip, and I'd be about 15 seconds into my program.
     
  6. rickclem

    rickclem New Member

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    Add me to the list of 30 sec skip to tic. I started using the X3. I like that if you go a little past that it backs up a tad when you press play.
     
  7. adam1115

    adam1115 Godfather

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    It's funny, because when 30 second skip didn't work for what, 8 months, people said "What are you doing that for? Don't you know it's unsupported?"

    But we can't FF either. Hmm.
     
  8. sbergstc

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    Add me to the list... Had an HR34 installed a week ago and now when using FF the show appears paused on the screen so I am unable to even see how far the program has progressed. It's really a pain in the neck. But thanks to the posts in this thread I'm coping a little better using the 30 sec skip. It takes several jumps, like 6-7 but it works.
    SBerg
     
  9. Tom Servo

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    Nope, you're not alone. I just got my Genie stuff installed yesterday and this morning was an, er, eye-opening experience with the C31.

    Maybe it'll smooth out once everything is updated and rebooted, but I couldn't fast forward or 30-second skip ANYTHING on the C31 without it just going straight to the end.

    I also cannot use the arrow keys to navigate menu lists without it hanging up, then jumping to the bottom followed by hundreds of "bonk" sounds. It seems to be interpreting a single keypress as either one or jillion presses at random! :eek2:

    The whole idea of having the C31 was for the rare times I'd want to watch something in another room, so it won't be seeing a ton of use. But it's disappointing knowing it doesn't even come close to working as well as one would expect.
     
  10. Ned C

    Ned C Just me being me DBSTalk Club

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    Don't know why this is turning into such a problem. But a problem it is.
    You would think the software issue could be copied from the previous builds and applied to the Genie.. YEAH, YEAH, I know it's being addressed.. But when?????
     

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