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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Janice805, Jan 21, 2012.
Yep, there are lots of fools in this world, but that's no excuse not to make a better system.
Gad zooks, I didn't mean to start a war about the TODO List. But the simple fact remains (since Direct TV "has" a TODO list), I use it a lot. I'm homebound for my own medical reasons, and, care for two Dementia patients (one is my 91-yr old mother who is bedridden, had a stroke and heart attack and the other a former boyfriend who has Dementia and is mobile (which is almost worse). Unfortunately, TV watching is a large part of life around here.
So, for my own sanity (and for what they and one part-time caregiver) may watch, I record a LOT of stuff (movies, TV series, History, Science, etc.). I also have a backup recorder that records duplicates (of my series links) on a different channel/time in case my main recorder or station has problems (which is often). After setting up 2 weeks of what we all want to watch, I often have to CHANGE/reschedule certain things due to various reasons (no time to go into the millions of reasons). Anyway, after selecting something to "record", I oftentimes have to MOVE the recording to a later date (view UPCOMING) and I have to monitor this "daily" or more.
When I worked away from home, yes, I would only be able to record minimally and the TODO list (I guess) wouldn't be so important (like some of you).
I don't understand why some people don't understand why one would utilize the TODO list a lot. I think not having it or not using it kinda defeats the purpose of having a DVR to RECORD stuff on. Yes? And, please, no nasty remarks about my life (or non-life). Just stick with the TODO List issue. Thanks.
Some of us have been asking for an easy way to access the ToDo list for a long time. It used to be easy to access the list by using the Yellow button, but that feature was removed. I also access the ToDo list several times a week on various HRs and I also find it's placement rather annoying, but on the new GUI, it seems easier to get to.
Don't let the bickering bother you, it goes on all the time.
Or, D*'s research methods and design for the customer methodologies just aren't that great. For example, see the big black box that takes up 20% of the screen when the progress bar is present.
D* doesn't have the greatest track record in getting it right the first time, fortunately, they usually get it right eventually (sometimes it takes a couple of years i.e. double play).
Yeah, there's that too. I think they discount us as "Power Users" not normal as the rest of the HR world must surely be.
Are you saying DirecTV doesn't follow the policy of if you make the Power User happy, you make everyone happy?
As Stuart posted:
So perhaps DirecTV knows exactly how many people use the TODO List based on info being sent back to them.
But that may be a Chicken/Egg scenario where people don't use it because it is not easy to get to.
They can't go to far with that even if hey wanted to. At some point it then becomes too complicated for regular people.
You would think that would be logical, no? Obviously, it's not. Sometimes I wonder if they have complete plans or just "wing it".
I'm sure if Stuart were in charge of D*, logic would not be ignored.
It is easier to get to using the new GUI, I think.
About the Chicken thing: How would D* know? With us, they know, but I don't see how they could possibly monitor 10 million DVRs.
Right. How many homes were you in that had flashing clocks on their VCRs? The same folks now have DVRs. No real reason to think they understand them.
I'll Vote for this Method as it is Simple and shouldn't be too difficult to Implement.
Or give us the Yellow Button to Select the ToDoList. The Blue Button to me is a waste as I Never use it and I am just curious how many customers do use the Blue Button which could become the ToDoList Button.
Flashing Lights on my VCR caused me to find out about APC UPS Devices and now I use them on all of my 7 DVRs. :hurah:
I find it amazing that DirecTV has never made use of the numerical pad on the remote.
I never use the Blue Button. I don't understand why we can't go back to the Yellow Button, but the Blue Button sounds like a solution to me.
Especially since TiVo did.
I'd question that data. Having seen so many Directv surveys over the years, one thing I learned is that they see something very grey as black and white.
If the question was "do you use the To Do function?" I wonder how many people that said "no" followed their no with "what the hell is the To Do function?"
I too would like to be able to access my to-do list. IVe got 50 series links on my DVR, a lot of scheduling conflicts, and I watch a lot of hockey games. That means a lot of manual reshuffling of programs in order to make everything fit right.
I'd also like something in the series links themselves. I'd like an option to be able to tell the series link what to do with an upcoming episode that does not have the guide date required to differentiate between a rerun and a first showing. I want to be able to tell it not to schedule those instances of said show. That would really clean up my to-do list.
I feel you there! Seems like the only night there is a hockey game on is when I have all 4 tuners of the DVRs (2) in use.