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Is this possible on HR2x

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Lanthom, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Lanthom

    Lanthom Legend

    Aug 6, 2008
    I know I can set up anything to record but I was wondering if there was a way to set a reminder so I don't forget to watch something. With football season coming up I have a habit of forgetting a game is coming on but don't really want to record it because once the game is over I'm too tempted just to get the score and go on.

    If it's not possible not a big deal but just curious.
  2. rudeney

    rudeney Hall Of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    No, there is no "reminder" function. You either record it or not.
  3. rahlquist

    rahlquist Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2007
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
  5. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    The reminder is to set up a recording. That way you don't have to be home when the reminder happens. For games, it's just a matter of discipline. :) I for one like to start watching a game delayed so that I can skip/slip through the commercials.
  6. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    Before I got a 2nd DVR, I wanted this feature very badly so I could record to DVD "live", instead of having to record it and then play it back later, tying up my HR20-700. Since I got my wife an HR20-100, I no longer have to work with DVDs. I still would like to have the feature, but I highly doubt it will appear.

    My H21-200 (non-DVR) has the "autotune" feature which works perfectly for making DVDs live, but for some strange reason, D* will not put that feature in the DVR series. Maybe it's because they can sell more DVRs (I eventually caved in, so it worked in my case.):)
  7. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    They expect you to set it to record if you have a DVR and want to watch something! :lol:
  8. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    HRs have an autotune function already -- set up a recording for such and such a channel at such and such a time, and sure enough, it will tune to that channel at that time. Problem solved.
  9. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I don't know how many times we have to say the same thing for people to understand why autotune is desirable. It doesn't matter the slightest that the unit being used is a DVR.

    I want to be able to record to DVD LIVE, not record to DVR, then later play it back, thus tying up my DVR for a simple operation that could have been done automatically in the first place.

    If the goal is to do an immediate archive, the only easy and efficient way to do so, is to have the auto-tune function. Then all one has to do is tell the DVD recorder what time to start and stop a recording...viola! Done.

    Because the DVR will record in the background, there is no way to be certain that the show in question will be in the foreground ...so you end up recording the wrong show.

    Auto-tune solves this problem, no extra steps, no games to play trying to force a specific tuner to the foreground, nada...it just works. Nothing else does.

    So, please, stop telling us we don't need it, it's already there, etc. etc. , ad nauseum. It isn't there, the work arounds are cumbersome and do not work reliably (ask Earl, I did some testing of this for him and the conclusion was....ooops, won't work reliably).

    Autotune has a function that cannot be duplicated without it, that being the ability to force a program to the foreground so its video appears on the output connectors for recording to DVD in real time.
  10. rudeney

    rudeney Hall Of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    I’m not sure that *I* would ever use auto-tune, but I can certainly understand why it is a desirable feature. I am pretty sure my old UTV’s had this. Besides using it to feed an external recorder, it might also be useful in case of tuner conflicts. Presumably, the reminder would be the lowest priority without the need to actually go into the prioritizer and set it that way.

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