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HR2x Wish List, V3

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

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Ffwd, skip to end and then choose delete, or hit stop and choose delete. I think that's the best you will ever get for deleting while watching a recording.

    And dash is now in use all over the place, but for those who haven't noticed yet, with the latest firmware update to the hr2x units,pressing red twice while in the playlist is now the same as pressing dash dash used to be to delete. :)
     
  2. jborchel

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    FF, skip to end, delete makes no sense. Hitting stop then choosing delete is better than list, select, red button, then delete is better as you don't need the select action. Hitting red button twice doesn't seem to work on my HR34.

    Still, while watching recorded video and hitting red button to delete while running is by far the best option. Do we really have any influence in making some of the fucntions come to be?
     
  3. acostapimps

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    Darnit I did that and erased a recording I haven't seen yet since I'm so use to seeing the delete message, oh well with all these repeats it shouldn't be a problem :)
     
  4. inkahauts

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    I was jut saying skip to the end on any means you like and you get the delete dialogue box.

    Red twice isn't on the genie yet.

    I think red to delete while watching is never going to happen for several reasons.
     
  5. TMan

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    I miss being asked keep or delete when I stop or exit near the end of a recording. A TiVo figures if you do that you might be done watching, and offers the prompt.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    When you hit stop you are given the screen that offers that. ;)
     
  7. TMan

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    That is true, but it takes more menu movement and clicks. I would kinda like the same pop up that appears when a recording fully runs out. Menu movement can be aggravating on these underpowered machines.
     
  8. Steve

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    I personally dislike "press and hold" options, but if you press-hold >>, it's supposed to jump to the end of the recording. Just a thought.
     
  9. jborchel

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    What are the several reasons?
     
  10. balboadave

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    That feature was one of the few things I hated about the TiVo. It was impossible to stop a recording within the last 5 minutes without it resetting playback to the beginning. I don't miss it at all.
     
  11. TMan

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    Well, that's because you were doing it wrong! :D

    Normally, you'd hit the left cursor, the TiVo button, or Live TV to exit a recording. If you wanted to avoid that automatic keep/delete prompt and retain your position late in the recording, you simply need to hit pause before exiting the recording.
     
  12. balboadave

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    Not on the DirecTiVos. They always lost their saved position in the last 5 minutes, no matter what button you pressed.
     
  13. acostapimps

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    Wish I can get to the recording TDL with one button press instead of various presses in the menu, but my trick is go to the list and back to live tv so in case I need to change something I just press the left arrow button to get to it faster :)
     
  14. RBTO

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    Wish they would move the HD/SD switch to a single momentary pushbutton of its own. Problem with the EXIT push-and-hold is if your watching a recording, looking at the list, or using the music station banner, it kills them, and you have to make several button pushes to get back to where you were after the switch. Not a clean way to switch back and forth (and you always get the "bonk" sound).
     
  15. Steve

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    I'd still love to see this old wish list request granted. Updated of course, to reflect Smart Search:

    Used to be able to get to shortcuts like this on the HR10-250 DirecTiVo. Anyone have a THR22 and know if you still can?
     
  16. jes

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    Is this thread still live? If so I have a suggestion for the Wish List...

    The ability to manually add and access/view OTA channels other than those DirecTV configures in the zip code lookup.

    In my case one of the network OTA channels moved from UHF to VHF. The result for me is that it is no longer consistent, but weather dependent (RF propagation) due to distance. There is a local low power transmitter on a different channel that comes in at ~65%, more than enough for a solid locked signal... unfortunately D* receivers won't allow tuning that channel because it's not in the zip code generated market channel list.
     
  17. vega

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    Still waiting to have any of these receivers stop recording on channels I do not get :mad:
     
  18. Steve

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    If that channel isn't showing up as part of your primary or secondary zip code, you might want to report is as an "issue" in the appropriate issues thread for whichever receiver you're using. Perhaps they can simply add it to the PSIP database, so you can get GUIDE info for it as well.
     
  19. cypherx

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    I'd like to see transport controls work on YouTube and Mediashare content. Not just play, pause, stop... But FF, REW, skip to tick, 30skip, 5 sec review. Remember where you left off or ability to set bookmarks would be useful for movies via Mediashare.

    Speaking of YouTube, it should load HD clips as well. HD VOD watch now works great, as does YouTubeHD on Xbox... So I know my connection can support it.

    Entering text is cumbersome without a responsive QWERTY keyboard. Maybe add to the iPhone and iPad app a qwerty remote where I can more easily type in search terms on my mobile and see it appear on screen much faster than triple tap or hunt and peck.

    Still awaiting remote DVR management. Would like to see/arrange/backup/restore/delete series links. See hard drive space, check todo list and history. Also quick access to todo with LIST+LIST.

    I also would rather see the HD / SD toggle moved from press and hold exit. My Jensen IR-RF repeaters sometimes have a hard time with press and hold commands. It's tricky to switch to SD sometimes so I can watch TV in my bedroom from the family rooms SD output. The iPad remote doesn't take press and hold commands either.

    Would love if DirecTV would spend time on each individual model to optimize the OS with its hardware. Would like to see speed improvements and more fluidity via transitions and animation throughout the GUI. OpenGL or DirectFB could help hardware accelerate things to look pretty and react quickly.
     

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