HR20 Wish List Survey

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  1. Feb 9, 2007 #681 of 700
    Milominderbinder2

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    I like this one as well. CSR's should be able to ask this question. Why isn't there anything in my Guide? The HR20 may have reset on it's own. I am sure they already have this as a datapoint.
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  2. tucker301

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    These are a bit out there, but I think they will be features in the future.

    Online Management:
    Imagine if we ran software on our PC's that allowed us to choose programming from a webpage. Our programming preferences are then sent over to the DVR via our home network and recording schedules are set accordingly.

    Not only could we choose programming from DirecTV's website, but also from any program's website.
    For example, let's say I was on Fox's website for a new show and liked what I saw. Now the software running on my PC allows me to click an icon on the toolbar and "Add to DVR Schedule" the series.
    The information is then immediately transferred to my receiver via Ethernet.

    The software should also allow us to manage many of the functions of the receiver, but from a PC environment.
    Favorites, To Do's, etc. would be a lot easier with the use of a mouse rather than a remote.

    Podcast Style Downloads:
    Let's say I missed the season opener of 24. All is not lost. Working in conjunction with the network, DirecTV allows subscribers to download the program via their computer and have it stream directly into their DVR while they sleep or do other things. When it's done, I have my missed episode.
    I'd pay a buck for that.


    More from the USB:
    I've got a Philips DVD player that has a USB on the front. Through this port I can play the same media that I can play from a disc.
    mp3, jpg, DivX, XviD, wmv, etc. all play from the USB port beautifully.

    Something like that on the receiver would be nice.
     
  3. JMCecil

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    Am I miss-reading the wish list? One of the questions is:

    "Enable consumer installable Hard Drive Expansion Device - Investor Day 2/22/06 Slide 41 "

    Hasn't this been enabled with the ESata port? Or is it staying on the list until it is an official feature?
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    Yes, that is correct. It is likely that the HR20 Wish List will go into version-2 status soon. I'm mulling over the process, so there will be more to come.
     
  5. Doug Brott

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    Ability to schedule a program and change settings remotely over the Internet is currently #10 on the HR20 Wish List Survey. This item is a bit broad, so in the current grand scheme of things, this item should cover what you are suggesting (which is a really cool implementation of this item, BTW).

    Broadband Video on Demand - Investor Day 2/22/06 Slide 54 is currently #35 on the HR20 Wish List Survey. Including First Run Shows on this list would be MOST Excellent.

    The ability to load/play multimedia files from an external source (iPod, PC, etc.) was removed from the list on 15-Dec-2006 when the VIIV features were added to the HR20. I'll add this to the Back Burner for now.
     
  6. lucky13

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    Unless I missed this in one of the new downloads, the ESATA now works only as a replacement for the internal drive, not in addition to it. So if you plug in a 500GB ESATA, you get only 400GB of recordable space (500 less 100 for DTV's use), instead of 700 (500+300-100).
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    True. Thank you for the correction.
     
  8. BubblePuppy

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    I do have a couple of wishes:
    1. When watching live tv, such as the news, and I want to record just a segment I think it would be great if there were three options 1) Start Recording Now 2) Start Recording at Beginning of Program 3) Record at Beginning of Buffer.

    2. Being able to rewind buffer and record a show that is already over even if it's a partial. Basically to start recording anywhere within the buffer.
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    The results are in ... Add a line on the info screen with date and time of last reboot has been added to the HR20 Wish List Survey today. If you have voted in the past, you can vote again. Your most recent votes will be tallied over any votes you may have cast in the past.
     
  10. dvrblogger

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    displaying 2 tuners side by side (PIP) is impossible on current hardware as the box can only decode(decompress) one stream at a time even though it can record multiple streams.
     
  11. Doug Brott

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    That's not entirely true, but for practical purposes of the HR20, you are correct.

    Checked out the Product Brief for the BCM7411 from Broadcom and on page 2, the following statement is made:

    The BCM7411 supports the following decoding operations:
    • 1 HD (MPEG-2, H.264 or VC-1) in real-time
    • 2 SD (MPEG-2, H.264 or VC-1) in real-time

    H.264 = MPEG-4

    In addition, I believe that the main CPU is the BCM7038 (I'm not certain as it is hidden by a heat sink). The BCM7038 is used by Pace in similar DVR hardware. The BCM7038 DOES support dual MPEG-2 decoding as well either HD or SD, but does NOT support MPEG-4 decoding. Check out the Product Brief for the BCM7038

    The combination of the BCM7038 and the BCM7411 could (in theory) do just fine supporting PIP for any stream as long as two MPEG-4 data streams are not being viewed at the same time. Unfortunately for the HR20 to operate the same regardless of the data source being viewed, PIP must be tossed out. Consider it a feature that could "almost" work, but yes, it is really not feasible with the current architecture.

    The BCM7411 can clearly be seen in this photo. The BCM7038 is most likely the chip that is under the heat sink in the top of the photo.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sharkhat

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    One button press (red or green) during playback to toggle Closed Captioning OFF/ON
     
  13. jediphish

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    Brott,
    There's a thread that got started on this one http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=831312&posted=1#post831312. We should be able to watch recorded content on our HR20s without satellite connections. This is useful, if the sat goes out and you lose power, but get power back without the sat coming back. Also useful if you need to move the HR20 to a room in your house temporarly to watch something, but can't hook it to a sat feed there. Also useful for when you move houses and don't yet have your dish up, you could watch something recorded until the installer got there. This was a function on the old HR10 and supposedly worked on the R15.

    WL item - be able to watch recorded content without sat feeds connected to HR20.
     
  14. NYHeel

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    I completely agree and don't understand why there's no way to bypass the searching for signal at the startup. THis should be added to the wishlist survey. It seems like it would be a simply fix. I know with the DirecTivo boxes you just hit the Directv/Menu button and you could get to the now playing list that way. Why not have the Hr20 be able to do the same thing via the Menu button. It doesn't seem like this would be too hard to program.
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    I've opened a discussion about the moving to a new version of the HR20 Wish List Survey. The current Survey has stabilized to the point that I think it is time to close it. Please review the Need your help: HR20 Wish List Survey (rev 2) ideas thread.
     
  16. Doug Brott

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    Today, I closed the HR20 Wish List Survey related to this thread. The Survey has been open Since 24-Oct-2006 which is a total of 116 days. It is clear that this particular survey has matured sufficiently.

    Please review the new Survey Discussion thread to offer your input for the next generation HR20 Wish List.

    The final results for this HR20 Wish List Survey can be found here.
     
  17. DJSooner

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    I don't know what it is called, but TIVO had a feature where if you fast forwarded too far, it actually jumped back a few seconds. I find I'm having trouble finding the end of the commercials and end up going back farther than I should and they going forward farther. I wanted to add this to suggestions--am a new user and having problems.
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    This is know as Fast Forward Autocorrection. It finished at #5 on the HR20 Wish List Survey. Unfortunately, this particular item is a TiVo patent and is not likely to be implemented by DirecTV.
     
  19. Coffey77

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    I'd like to suggest, since we've talked a bit about UPS's, that the HR20 could interface with one via the USB port. Maybe small on the list but if the HR20 and your UPS could somehow coordinate during an outage or brownout - and I'm sure the smart people here could expand upon this... Just a thought. :)
     
  20. montman22

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    It would be nice to choose how My list is viewed. Toggle between Date and Name. View alphabetically. Would be great if you could list by genre also.
     
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