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Favorites List Suggestion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by klwillis, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. klwillis

    klwillis Legend

    Apr 11, 2006
    I have a suggestion for the Favorites list.
    Enable a Toggle option to restrict recordings to channels in the Active Favorites list. For both DirecTV DVRs.
    I know this has been suggested before I am just repeating to keep it in the air.
  2. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    This is something that many have requested. The "Channels I Receive" requests are usually the biggest area in which which this is being requested and is related to this topic.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    I would rather see the "Channels I Receive" feature get fixed.
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
  5. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    [moderation] Thread moved to HR20 Q&A[/moderation]

    While no one is suggesting they are, I would to be clear that, IMHO, these are not mutually exclusive. CIR must be fixed as it is the foundation for an advanced DVR experience (autorecord, search, etc.)

    At the same time a Favorites filter is such a basic filter that it too really needs to be in any DVR these days.

    (and to truly excel, some boolean logic on multiple filters is the next step.)

  6. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006

    Channel I Receive will only address some of the problems. They need to do the full solution. Here is a simple way we worked out:

    A Simple Channels I Receive Solution

    It is the solution that Dish, and every other major DVR receiver competitor uses. My Sony SAT-T60 had the perfect solution in 2001.

    - Craig
  7. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006

    And, I would love to be able to put characters into the search box... many shows start with or include a character, not just a letter in their names, and right now you can't easily search on those... as an example -- 'Til Death, with Brad Garrett.
  8. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I have a suggestion related to the Favorites list: Make the selection of a Favorites list in the menu IMMEDIATELY close the menu and activate that new favorites list.

    It's silly that right now if you go to the menu and change to a different Fav list, you have to then press menu or exit to close the menu and see the results of changing to a different Fav list.

    Instead, when you select a different Fav in the menu, just close the menu automatically, following the same behavior in Playlist when the user chooses a different "List By ... " method.
  9. bc3tech

    bc3tech AllStar

    Jan 3, 2007
    how about being able to enter into the search box using the remote like a cell phone keypad... dish did this and the first time I tried searching w/ DirecTV i nearly shot myself.
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
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