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How do you pause and then play on another TV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ToBeFrank, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. sonofcool

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    I wind up just powering off the TV & VCR (sometimes pausing first) in the first room then resuming in room two. Never realized the commercial was misleading because I do pause and then resume and assumed when they said movie that it was recorded. I see now how it can be misleading.
     
  2. cartrivision

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    Of course this would be rather simple to fix. Right now the DVR software saves a new resume point whenever the playback of a recording is stopped. They just have to modify the software to also save a new resume point whenever the pause button is pushed to pause the playback of a recorded program.

    The other simple fix to to have the commercials say something that matches what the software currently does such as "you can stop the payback of a program in one room and continue watching it in a another room".

    I predict they will do neither, and instead spend money on calls to customer support where they will tell the confused customers what they have to do in order to continue watching a program in a different room.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    It's a commercial, not instructions on how to do it.
    Yes, it could be worded better, and I for one, pointed this out to the marketing manager.
    The ad is to get an idea across, which it does.
    Maybe I'm just too jaded, as I tend not to believe any commercial because, well... "it's a commercial".

    YMMV [Oh yeah, that too came from one]
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    This wouldn't fix it at all. You still have to stop the recording in the first room to even be able to play it in a second room.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    Same here. Nothing is ever as easy as the commercial makes it out to be, ever.
     
  6. Rich

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    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And I use the same method each time. Especially annoying on sports programming.

    Rich
     
  7. Rich

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    It must drive people who don't know about the forums crazy....:lol: First time I saw it, I had to play it back a couple times just to be sure I was seeing what I was seeing.

    Rich
     
  8. Drucifer

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    Is it the same with RVU?
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    That I am not sure of. With 3 streams on the HR34 I don't think you'd have to stop it on unit 1 to continue on unit 2 unless pause doesn't mark your spot in the recording.
     
  10. cartrivision

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    I've never had it not work if I actually stopped the playback before trying to resume in another room. I don't try to resume in another room a whole lot, but if the resume point weren't being properly saved, I would think that I would see resume problems when stopping and resuming the watching of a remote recording from the same remote DVR. I do that a lot and have never had a problem where it didn't resume playback at the point where it was previously stopped.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    That's not such a simple fix. In fact it's likely not possible. Since the current DVRs can only stream one MRV session at a time you couldn't try to pickup in another room until the current one has stopped.

    It has to be stopped, not paused...unless there is some way of getting around the one MRV session limitation. Ignoring the one session limitation, in your scenario you’re asking the DVR to output two streams of the same recording.

    Mike
     
  12. Diana C

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    There is a saying in the software business that applies here as well:

    Never confuse selling with implementation.
     
  13. ToBeFrank

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    The ad is to get people to sign up for DTV. Making it look like it does more than it does is advantageous to DTV, and in my opinion, misleading.
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Yeah, I'm still waiting for the robots to battle in my home. Very misleading. ;)

    I see your point, though.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    You seemed to have clipped out the part of my post where I agreed and told the manager of marketing the same thing.
     
  16. JMII

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    Agreed.

    I have MRV and know what they are talking about, but the commercial skips over all the details. As someone who has worked in marketing it does not surprise me at all. In addition to the "Never confuse selling with implementation." the other saying we used was "Never confuse the customer with details". That is why there is also a tiny, hidden disclaimer somewhere, like in car ads because in order to get the payments they advertise you have to jump thru too many hoops. The car ad is just designed to make you think "hey maybe I can afford a new car" and thus get into the dealership.
     
  17. Chuck W

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    If they wanted to stay somewhat true to the commercial, they could program it so say one of the COLORED buttons when pressed(or maybe held down for 3 seconds to prevent issues), resumes the last played item in the MRV chain.

    Just a thought. :)
     

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