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 13, 2008 #61 of 148
    ssmith10pn

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    One thing I like about Directv is you can delete a program or a series of programs without jumping through hoops.
    You can highlight the program and hit one button to delete a single episode or the entire series.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2008 #62 of 148
    lamp525

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    what is Native resolution passthrough????
     
  3. Jul 13, 2008 #63 of 148
    lujan

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    It means that the E* receiver would do nothing with the resolution that the station is broadcasting. In other words, now ABC is sending all their HD shows in 720p but the E* player is converting it to 1080i if you have it set up for 1080i. We would like our receivers or TVs to use their own up-converters (if that's the right terminology) to do this.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2008 #64 of 148
    teddy

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    Native Pass Through!
     
  5. Jul 13, 2008 #65 of 148
    harsh

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    You're incorrectly assuming that E* is sending the video in a standard ATSC format that all TVs can understand. There's a whole lot of 1440x1080i and even 1280x1080i resolution content sent down. This must be converted to 1920x1080i even in a "native" scenario.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2008 #66 of 148
    phrelin

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    That would scare me. I record a full season of some shows during the "crowded" fall and then watch them during the summer. I could see the look on my face as I deleted an entire season before I watched it....:confused:
     
  7. Jul 13, 2008 #67 of 148
    phrelin

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    I've been thinking about the native resolution passthrough and what I've read about the Echostar software on the TiVo vs. Echostar thread. Given the way things are stored on the drive then "reconfigured" to send out, I'm not sure a "passthrough" is possible. Someone smarter than me would have to speculate on that.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2008 #68 of 148
    scn101

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    Here's an easy one that I originally asked for three years ago when I received my 942.

    For those of us with Plasma TVs that want to avoid burn-in, please provide the option to enter the screen saver mode after 30secs or 1 min, 2 min, etc. of pause!

    Thank you!
     
  9. Jul 14, 2008 #69 of 148
    FastNOC

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    Timers: The ability to choose seasons, or record based on age. eg: I don't want any Southpark or Simpsons episode older than 2004.

    The problem i have is I limit my recordings to 5 episodes to keep reasonable disc space. If the series is running episodes from 1997 that's all I'll get.

    Basically more flexibility in variables for timers

    Recorded Show Playlists: The ability to create a playlist. Often times I listen to the tv in the background but don't watch it. I'd love to be able to play, say an entire 'folder' of recordings
     
  10. Jul 14, 2008 #70 of 148
    fmcomputer

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    Yes, Please
     
  11. Jul 15, 2008 #71 of 148
    gaithor

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    +1 for DLNA, (but not limited to dish receivers, full DLNA support)
     
  12. Jul 16, 2008 #72 of 148
    plarkinjr

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    I sent email to support at dish and suggested the pageUP and pageDOWN buttons (which are useless during full-screen program display) be recognized as CC on and CC off, for easy one-button toggling of captions without entering a menu.

    In all honesty, toggling CC with anything less than the 10 button presses now required would be an improvement!
     
  13. Jul 17, 2008 #73 of 148
    kkimmel

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    Anamorphic TV2 output for 16:9 aspect TV's.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2008 #74 of 148
    scoobyxj

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    I got another one for them. However this could work with all the DVR's not just the VIP's The ability to hit say the info, or record button during a program promotion (IE (commercial) "Don't miss Ice Road Truckers Sunday @ 9PM") and it goes straight to the guide, and the hour the program is scheduled to show. Then you could set up the DVR timer to record the show.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2008 #75 of 148
    ericsdad

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    I'd like to be able to get guide program info for the OTA channels like the first Dish HD receiver I had.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2008 #76 of 148
    TulsaOK

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    I had originally suggested a Sticky Record Buffer. How about a Sticky Playback Buffer as well. Sometimes I like to switch tuners while watching a recorded program. Now, I have to PIP then Swap and then make sure I don't press Position before I Swap back.
     
  17. Jul 18, 2008 #77 of 148
    Cap'n Preshoot

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    How about a "Wastebasket" feature to recover accidentally deleted recordings?
     
  18. Jul 19, 2008 #78 of 148
    Ron Barry

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    Well I have 4 pages of posts... Lets see if I can get a poll list up and lets have a little fun voting on a few and see what floats to the top... I will wait until sunday then close this thread and create a poll of choices. Nothing official but always interesting to see where the needs of power user lie.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2008 #79 of 148
    ShapeShifter

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    Yes, lots of interesting ideas. But forget the poll, let's all tell E* that we want them all! !Devil_lol
     
  20. Jul 21, 2008 #80 of 148
    Nitro

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    I used to have an HR20 with Directv, and if it means better picture quality I am all for slightly slower channel changing. Hey, its not like I'm channel flipping, I'm choosing a show from a menu.
     

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