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I want easier access to the TO DO List ...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Janice805, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2012 #41 of 128
    dpeters11

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    Sounds like a HR34 or second DVR would help you out.

    As for reruns, a lot of times they have generic descriptions that you can use nnot to have it not record.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2012 #42 of 128
    armophob

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    My vote is obvious but as always ignored.
    There is no reason for this request not to be honored. All the scenarios have been presented in previous threads.
    I do thank everyone for revisiting the topic. I miss many recordings due to the process now in place.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2012 #43 of 128
    Shades228

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    How do you miss recordings because it takes a couple more button presses? I can see being inconvenienced but if it causes you to not check it then that's a choice.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2012 #44 of 128
    NewForceFiveFan

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    I also would like the LIST button to do this like the Guide button. It only makes common sense. I don't see any need to hide the To-Do list in Manage Recording in the Menu or wherever it is in the HDGUI. Slated to get my HDGUI 1/24. I'd also like to see it show the To-Do lists for all the different DVR's connected Whole Home just liked shared recordings do with the List button. I hate having to go around to the different dvrs to check/cancel items.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2012 #45 of 128
    TAK3210

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    If it was that important to me, I'd invest in a programmable remote. But, I rarely look at the ToDo list...usually only if something didn't record as expected to see why. I would vote NOT to have another step required to get to the Play List, though.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2012 #46 of 128
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    It works for the GUIDE button. A nice simple KISS solution.

    So the bigger Q is why has DirecTV been avoiding this KISS solution for the LIST button?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2012 #47 of 128
    TAK3210

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    Possibly because the Play List and To Do List are different animals. While pressing the guide button once brings up the guide and pressing it again brings up more things to do with the guide. The List button would be bringing up two different lists. That would be my guess at a possible reason why, anyway. I wouldn't have a problem with it working that way, though.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2012 #48 of 128
    Avder

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    The GF has vetoed any attempt to get more equipment on the grounds that we just cant afford it, and she is absolutely right, to be honest.

    And how would I use nnot with a series link?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2012 #49 of 128
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Are they not both list? And does the button state LIST?
     
  10. Jan 23, 2012 #50 of 128
    dsw2112

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    I believe the bold is referring to "history" and not the to-do list.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2012 #51 of 128
    TAK3210

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    Oh yeah, I think you're right. I guess I never look at the To Do list then. :lol:
     
  12. Jan 23, 2012 #52 of 128
    BattleScott

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    Here's a real OOB concept:

    Menu>>Remote Setup>>Program Color Buttons...

    Select the desired shortcut for the remote control color buttons when watching TV.

    Red: <default, no setting>
    Green: <default, audio options>
    Yellow: <default, program info (yes we know there's an info key already...)
    Blue: <default, mini-guide>

    Arrow over the desired color button and press Select to change the function.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2012 #53 of 128
    Drew2k

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    I'd see it as bringing up two very related lists though: Playlist (what was recorded) and To Do List (what you will record).

    :up: We need more folks like you! :p
     
  14. Jan 23, 2012 #54 of 128
    TAK3210

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    I've had to remove myself from the conversation after being shown that I don't even know what the firggin' To Do List is! :D

    But, you're probably right...a list, is a list, is a list. I'm sure D* will get around to it when they feel like it or never, which ever comes first.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2012 #55 of 128
    marlen

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    You're describing mu situation to a "T". Lot's of hockey and manual reshuffling. I use that "to do" function as much as the "guide" button. What's funny, was last night I was thinking to myself what a pain this is to operate and wondered if there was a thread here on DBS...Sure enough forum members were all over it.

    Hopefully we'll see some easier functionality soon...

    Marlen
     
  16. Jan 23, 2012 #56 of 128
    pfp

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    One could even argue that they really are the same list just separated by the current date/time.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2012 #57 of 128
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    There is a button on the remote. Can't have any less steps than that. :D


    Yes, this could be easily done with the colored buttons, but from the looks of the new remote*, there is only the red colored button. Things might be changing.

    * There is a pic of it somewhere on here, but I can't find it. I think it was an RC70.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2012 #58 of 128
    TAK3210

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    I thought the suggestion was to hit the 'List' button and then the '1' button when I first read it. Not the case, so I've changed my 'Nay' vote to 'Present'. :D
     
  19. Jan 23, 2012 #59 of 128
    jdspencer

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    I like the idea of having the List button act in the same manner as the Guide button.

    Here's is another possibility. The Info button brings up the Info banner. On that banner is "CC" for closed captioning. Move the CC functionality under the Audio/Video section and put To Do List in the space that was CC.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2012 #60 of 128
    Carl Spock

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    I want to press a button and have Stuart Sweet read aloud to me all of the entries on my To Do list. That way when he read something I didn't want to record, I could just say, "Delete." After that, maybe he should say something like, "Yes, Master."

    Yeah, I like that idea. "As you wish, Master." That sounds better still.
     

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