Guide defaults to next time period if opened within 5 minutes of the hour or half hr?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by TVMogul, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. TVMogul

    TVMogul New Member

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    I was wondering how others feel about this on their THR22…

    If it is within 5 minutes of the next hour or half hour (e.g 7:55 or 2:26) when you open the guide (Grid mode) it defaults to the next time period (shows 8:00 / 2:30) rather than the current time period on the far left. As an example if ‘Jeopardy’ is 7:00-7:30 and “Wheel of Fortune” is 7:30-8:00 (not that I watch these) then if you open the guide at 7:26 then the guide is on the 8:00 (Wheel of Fortune…) program. As another example, if you are paused (buffered) by 30 minutes and watching the 7:00 program and hit the guide at 7:55 (5 minutes left in the 7:00 program) it then opens to the 8:00 program which does not show the buffered 7:30 show at all. Of course you can go left to see the previous time period.

    I was hoping to hear your thoughts on this – Is this the behavior you have seen also and how do you feel about it? I have not seen any previous DVR do this and I am really bothered by it.

    Thanks, Mitch
     
  2. Guindalf

    Guindalf Legend

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    The same is true of the TiVo-style guide.

    It's a little disconcerting at first, but it takes no time to get used to it. It seems that the thinking behind it is that no-one wants to watch a show for the last few minutes, so it may as well go to the next one.
     
  3. midas69

    midas69 AllStar

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    Personally I like it. But I've read of others that don't. Can't please everyone.
     
  4. macq

    macq AllStar

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    That's how the stand-alone Tivo's work too. Both my Series3 and Premiere do the same thing.
     
  5. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    When I had TiVos, this was always an annoyance.......
     
  6. macq

    macq AllStar

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    Oh, you know you can back up in the guide if you wish. If you really need to see what you can watch for 5 more minutes just use the left arrow to go back 1/2 hour (or more).
     
  7. TVMogul

    TVMogul New Member

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    Thank you for the comments on this. I guess I am just nit picking the things I am not happy about with the THR22. Yesterday it re-booted in the middle of a movie I was watching delayed...Frustrating!!

    I wish I was happier with it. It just has not lived up to my many years of expectations for it. I wonder what happens if you call DirecTv to ask to exchange it for a HR series?
     
  8. billux

    billux Cool Member

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    You could just try a different unit. We have zero issues and the 30 second skip.
     
  9. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    I miss that fantastic feature on the DTV DVRs. You have to be careful to look at the tiny little indicator on top to see that not only is the diplayed show in the info above almost over, most of the time is it totally over and some of the next show is already in the buffer.
     

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