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. Aug 6, 2008 #101 of 148

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    1. Streaming of recorded content between DVRs
    2. The ability to change the HomePlug password.
  2. Aug 7, 2008 #102 of 148

    koralis Godfather

    Aug 10, 2005
    DirectTv is slow just scrolling through the guide... the recievers just suck. :)
  3. Aug 7, 2008 #103 of 148

    Bobham Mentor

    Jan 25, 2008
    Streaming recorded content between DVRs is also my first pick.
  4. Aug 9, 2008 #104 of 148

    rexa AllStar

    Aug 7, 2008
    Here's a great one I haven't noticed mentioned in this thread...

    How about the ability to opt out of forced firmware upgrades. Look around the threads to see the kind of buggy crap they are pushing out to all the customers. Have they ever heard the concept of Beta testing? And then they ignore seas of bug reports that should be obvious.

    Or the ability to go back to a version that is known to work reasonably ok. On my PC I can back up my system to a known version and restore back to something that worked. On my DVR I am stuck for long periods with whatever crap version Dish has decided to shove onto my DVR. No way for us to get back to something that worked better.

    Forget any new magic unless I can be guaranteed not to be stuck living with some annoying bug(s) that I have no power to reject or repair.
  5. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008
    I was thinking today it would be very nice if we could select multiple recording when deleting DVR content on the VIP receivers. You know, if the recordings all had check boxes next to them and you could scroll thought and select 10 or so items and delete them all at once it would be nice. I know that I let recording pile up and, cleanup time can take up to 10 mins. when I get around to it.
  6. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    Select edit in the DVR menu and you can do what you want.
  7. fmcomputer

    fmcomputer Legend

    Oct 14, 2006
    Be able to select what tuner to record to.
  8. SeaBeagle

    SeaBeagle Legend

    May 7, 2006
    The ability to sort channels in the guide by channel name.
  9. kpaustin

    kpaustin AllStar

    Jul 18, 2007
    User programmable/user positionable PIP window. i.e. the ability to place it at position X.Y on the screen...maybe adjustable in ~5 pixel increments with the arrow keys? And a dedicated PIP OFF remote signal of course.
  10. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Already a feature!
  11. chris83

    chris83 Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    To be able to jump forward or back in 6 or 12 hour increments in the guide.
  12. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    See post #110.
  13. jsk

    jsk Icon

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fallston, MD
    You can do this by typing in the number of hours you want to skip and hitting the left or right arrow key.
  14. chris83

    chris83 Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    Thank you! :wave:
  15. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Hide SD Duplicates option in the menu on the 622/722 family of DVRs.

    Heck even on the 211/222 family of HD receivers it would be nice as well.
  16. drmckenzie

    drmckenzie AllStar

    Aug 28, 2007
    There are so many duplicate episodes of shows on these days, that I'd really like to have a better way to skip an episode.

    Currently, you skip a certain episode, and immediately another copy of the episode takes its place in the record queue. Skipping the new one causes another later copy to to into the record queue. What a pain! Sometimes I have to do this 6-10 times for each episode of a given program. If you record a lot of different programs, like I do, this can get very tedious.

    Please, if I skip an episode of a show, I'd like to see a screen that asks me if I want to skip all shows by that name and with that episode number.

    It would be similar to the screen that pops up when you change the record length for a show, which asks if you want to apply that change to other recordings of the show.
  17. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    I'd like to be able to delete x number of minutes from the beginning and end of shows.
  18. SeaBeagle

    SeaBeagle Legend

    May 7, 2006
    Or even take certain scenes out of a recording to save.
  19. Jul 1, 2011 #119 of 148

    jgoggan Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 2, 2002
    Does it need to be a NEW feature, or can I just want an existing one to work all the time? :)

    Basically, my #1 thing (on my 722) is that I want the jump forward/back buttons to work properly 100% of the time. If I press the back button, I want it to jump back X seconds of video EVERY TIME. If I press the forward button, I want it to jump forward Y seconds of video EVERY TIME. As it is now -- and as it has been for many firmwares for me now -- once in a while I hit the back button (that usually goes 7 seconds, I believe) and it is suddenly back 30 seconds or a minute or even 2 minutes ago! It just plain gets confused and doesn't work properly.

    Also, I expect the "frame" jump buttons, when paused, to work. If I hit it to go back a frame, it should go back a frame at a time, not jump back a bunch of frames. When I'm clicking frame-by-frame back/forward, it is clearly because I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING SPECIFIC right around where I paused. As it is now, getting to a particular frame is almost impossible with the frame back/advance buttons! Instead, I usually unpause, jump back the 7 seconds, and try to hit pause at exactly the right time. (Or, hit it early, and then forward-frame to it since that seems to work -- it is just the BACK-frame that seems to get it confused.)

    This should be SIMPLE. I just want the DVR control buttons to WORK as expected. They don't -- and haven't for a long time. It's buggy crap.

    - John...
  20. Jul 1, 2011 #120 of 148

    clotter AllStar

    Apr 12, 2008
    I couldn't agree more! Get the "features" that have been there all this time to work properly. :confused:

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