If you had one wish for a feature to be added what would it be?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Jul 9, 2008 #41 of 148

    kucharsk Godfather

    Sep 19, 2006
    How about an "undelete" folder of deleted content, or is that covered by the TiVo patents?

    Being able to transfer content between 722s on your home network would also be nice.

    But for now I'd rather have native resolution pass-through, and oh yeah, properly functioning DVR controls.
  2. Jul 9, 2008 #42 of 148

    esorcc New Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    I can't limit myself to just one feature. After owning two ReplayTV's and two Tivo's, the feature set of my two ViP-722's is so lacking that I could come up with 20-50 features that ought to be there. As soon as my 2-yr contract expires I'll go back to cable. Anyway for a small list of features.

    1. Remote Scheduling over Internet

    2. Automatic scheduling on a 2nd receiver if the 1st choice receiver has a schedule conflict (of course to make this really useful you'd want HD output to remote TV's since the show would be recording on a receiver in another room)

    3. I redesigned interface for managing the schedule. This one is very awkward.
  3. Jul 9, 2008 #43 of 148

    TiVoPrince AllStar

    May 10, 2007
    Faster recovery
    from signal loss. Or at least automatically switch to antenna if sattelite signal is lost...

    TiVo interface only if the advertisment clutter is left out...
  4. Jul 9, 2008 #44 of 148

    douga Cool Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    I'm all for native resolution pass-through, mostly because I feel it would be a great feature and I think it would be easy to implement.

    But while I'm wishing, how about shortcut keys for most-used remote features (I'm thinking mostly of closed caption here).
  5. Jul 9, 2008 #45 of 148

    dbconsultant Hall Of Fame

    Sep 13, 2005
    Temecula, CA
    Ok, then my vote is for resume play on live recordings. I'd forgotten about that one anyway until somebody else mentioned it.

    Oh, wait! I'd also like buffering even when you go watch a recorded event and then return to the channel you were watching before you started watching the recorded event! Lots of times when we come out of a recorded event, we go, "Gee, what's that?" only to do a search and find out that that time is the one and only time it's playing.

    So I guess if I have to choose one thing, it's the buffering thing.
  6. Jul 9, 2008 #46 of 148

    mikeap Mentor

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ok Technocat, Let me be more specific. Discrete On and Off ( not their STUPID standby screen which shows their dumb-ass messages about their sub-par product but a complete OFF.
    And let's have them on the remote itself for IR learning.

    Ethernet control is good. Ethernet control in place of RS232 is lame. 99% of remote control systems in existence use RS232. Most people don't want to have up upgrade their 6-figure Crestron/AMX just cause Dish moves to Ethernet, if they ever do.
  7. Jul 9, 2008 #47 of 148

    mikeap Mentor

    Jun 17, 2007
  8. Jul 9, 2008 #48 of 148

    ShapeShifter Godfather

    Apr 21, 2008
    A valid point.

    They already are. It's buried pretty well in the manual, but it's there. Press "SAT" mode button until all mode buttons light up. Then press the "Power" button. Pressing the "Volume Up" button makes the remote send the discrete on command, and pressing "Volume Down" makes it send discrete off. Pressing any other button exits this mode. Using this method, I had no problem training my IR universal remote to send discrete on/off commands.
  9. Jul 9, 2008 #49 of 148

    koralis Godfather

    Aug 10, 2005
    streaming ethernet video to a PC app (or browser plugin.. whatever.)

    It could be made secure, and the installation tied to particular computer/dish hardware too.
  10. Jul 9, 2008 #50 of 148

    audiomaster DBSTalk Club Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    South Carolina
    If I input a channel number, it goes to that channel even if it is not on the favorites list I am currently on. And it would make the "all subscribed" list the default list when you select a channel not on the currently displayed list.
  11. Jul 10, 2008 #51 of 148

    Nitro Cool Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    Native resolution pass through

    I wish I could double bold that.

    Second, I would like the box to grey out recored shows i've already watched. Or tell me in some way what i havn't watched. A folder that said, "10 shows recorded, 2 new" ala the way directv does it would be nice.
  12. Jul 10, 2008 #52 of 148

    dmspen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    Native pass through resolution. - the lack of this makes my video processor only slightly great.
    Shared drives - We should be able to access any Dish box on our home network and watch recorded shows.
    More comprehensive search engine - I would like the ability to search/list a single channel. E.g. search for movies on channel 121.
  13. Jul 10, 2008 #53 of 148

    ericsdad Mentor

    Sep 2, 2007
    I would have to go with resume play on shows that are recording. I also wish our 2 612s could do the dual buffers like our 622 does, but I don't know if that would even be possible.
  14. Jul 10, 2008 #54 of 148

    ssmith10pn Icon

    Jul 6, 2005

    I have experienced the Native Pass through on the Directv HR21 and it's painfully slow changing channels. If it's like that I'll pass.
  15. Jul 10, 2008 #55 of 148
    Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot Godfather

    Jul 16, 2006
    1. Native pass-through

    2. Fix reboot problem
  16. Jul 11, 2008 #56 of 148

    girdnerg AllStar

    May 17, 2007
    Manual positioning of the PIP window.

    I love using PIP, but right now, the default positions put it too far out in the screen (plus, I see no use for the one that puts it right in the middle of the screen).

    I would like to hit the PIP position button and then use the direction arrows to move it over into the corner nice and snug.
  17. Jul 11, 2008 #57 of 148
    Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Legend

    May 8, 2006
    Okay, I surrender. Last time we had this thread I said this and I'll say it again:

    My #1 wish is for native resolution pass-through. I wouldn't use it myself, have no use for it, but it'd be nice not to hear the constant yelling of those who do want it!
  18. Jul 11, 2008 #58 of 148

    stol AllStar

    May 31, 2006
    Ability to force a recording to a particular tuner.
  19. Jul 11, 2008 #59 of 148

    ShapeShifter Godfather

    Apr 21, 2008
    Yes, that's a good one, I could make use of that as well! Also, being able to completely disable a tuner. But alas, neither of these are my top choice, so I didn't mention them yet. (My problem is I have to many feature wishes. :( )
  20. Jul 12, 2008 #60 of 148

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    I want to be able to make folders in my 622 and the EHD and place whatever I want in them and name them whatever I want.

    It drives me nuts trying to watch Tv shows I sent to the EHD that have 3-10 other recordings in between them.

    Another would be selecting multiple shows on the EHD and hitting play to simply play them all instead of going back and selecting a new one each time one is over.

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