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HR2x Wish List, V3

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I'm partial to the button layout on the Universal WR7 for $20, you program your own macros. This remote feels very nice in your hand.

    There's a new cheap Harmony 300 for $50, and they'll program the macros for you, via your PC. Haven't felt this one in my hand, but button layout looks promising.
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    Nope, RF here.
     
  3. Drucifer

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    Online Autotune Scheduling

    If we can schedule HR DVR online, why can't we schedule a H to 'autotune'?
     
  4. rey_1178

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    +1. i still don't get why we don't have an autotune feature on dvr's.
     
  5. Steve

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    Lot's of discussion on this topic here.
     
  6. rakstr

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    Add feature to automatically transfer internal disk content to external drive when it initializes. It would also be nice if the HDD were in an easy to upgrade chassis like the PS3. Easy to implement, no impact on the already poor performance of the devices, and large value to the customer. Should be a priority 1 feature :)
     
  7. Carl Spock

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    Question for Steve:

    Any chance we can get a new version of this list focusing on MRV?

    The HR2x platform by now is a relatively mature one. While I'm sure we'll see more features with time, the majority of the tweaks have already been done. Most of the current requests on this list will never happen.

    But MRV is brand new. It is obviously the direction DirecTV is going. A new wish list might be very instructive for everyone involved.

    Steve, I know this has got to be a lot of work, but what do you say to a new incarnation of your wish list?
     
  8. Steve

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    This one sounds like a "no brainer" to me. Curious what others think.
     
  9. DogLover

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    Great except for the automatic part. I want it to ask me, because I might not want it copied. Also, if it does it automatically how will I know whether I'm running on the internal or external? (Unless there are enough shows that it takes a noticable amount of time.)

    But yes, this is a great idea!
     
  10. Steve

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    Not so easy to start a new list, for technical reasons. But very easy to add an "MRV" category to the existing Wish List, if there's some consensus on what should be added.

    The best way to do this is to start a thread on a particular idea and collectively brainstorm to (a) gauge whether or not this is something the majority would like DirecTV to implement and (b) refine the concept to the actual wording we might add to the Wish List.
     
  11. rakstr

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    Trying to keep it simple which is why I said automatic (no dialogue boxes to code, keep in mind this is a "cold start" process). I figure this is a "rare" activity for most users, you can always delete stuff later or before, and with regards to knowing which drive you're on, if the external is plugged in, that's the active drive.

    Make sense?
     
  12. Carl Spock

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    I can do that.

    You wrote your idea in the singular. With my thread, I'm going to see if I can speed up the process by doing this in plural. Let's see if we can generate a dozen or so good ideas that are consensus MRV wish list choices.
     
  13. DogLover

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    Except when something goes wrong and it didn't detect the new hardrive, even though it is plugged in. Maybe you notice the difference in percentage used, maybe you don't.

    Most of thee time you want it copied, maybe 99% of the time. It's the 1% that's the problem. How many people won't know that's what it has done and wonder why their external drive isn't recognized because it has the same shows as the internal drive? (Especially since DirecTV doesn't update the user manuals.)

    I like the thought. I just think you need to have the user see an info screen and press yes.
     
  14. rakstr

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    We'll just have to agree to disagree :) IMHO, those that wouldn't know what's going on still have VCRs blinking midnight on the shelf :eek2:
     
  15. cadet502

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    I know there is a request on the wishlist to improve the information in HISTORY. Along with the correct reason, it would be nice if HISTORY also showed;
    1. Date of deletion, currently you only have date of recording, and that date doesn't indicate a year.
    2. When deleted to make room for another recording, what recording caused it.
    3. Option to sort History by date of last action. For example, in order to see what has been recently deleted due to drive filling up I had to page through 139 entries to get to the oldest programs that were deleted to make room this week.


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  16. Drucifer

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    Schedule DVR from Yahoo TV

    If Yahoo can do Tivo, why not DirecTV DVRs?​
     
  17. gully_foyle

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    Since it seems that we will never get to use arbitrary filters on CIG in searches, but some fixed filters are possible (e.g. porn), I'd like to suggest a Broadcast Language filter for CIG.

    Users would be able to select the language(s) that are used in the household, and searches would be limited to stations that show programs in one of those languages. This would reduce search clutter without running afoul of the "push" rationale that seems to be involved in the uneditable CIG list.
     
  18. n9yty

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    I really do miss the autotune feature that I've had on previous receivers since I've upgraded to the HR2x equipment. Please, put this on the wish list. I do understand some difficulties in implementation with regard to which tuner to use, what to do in a variety of situations (i.e. if you are recording two programs, you probably don't want an autotune event to kick you out), etc... So even though it may be more complicated than on a simple receiver, I would still like it.

    Since the upgrade, and retiring my old ReplayTV unit, this is really the only thing I miss.
     
  19. Chazon

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    How about showing caller-id over the screen-saver? I've noticed on my HR24 that is the screen-saver kicks on (i've paused it to do something) and someone calls, the Caller-ID info does not show over the screen-saver. . .
     
  20. Steve

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    ... or at least sense the CID message is on-screen and exit the screen saver, as if someone touched a key. If that's not happening already, I wonder if it's by design or a it's a bug? :scratchin
     

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