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MRV Wish List discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Carl Spock, May 27, 2010.

  1. kevinwmsn

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    I'm all in favor in DVR to DVR Remote Scheduling, there would also need to be to add schedule conflicter resolver. Just wonder if there would have to be a master DVR to do this?
     
  2. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Having some master DVR would IMHO would defeat the purpose. The idea of MRV in my mind is that I can be anywhere and do anything. I don't want to be confined to one room/DVR/HD STB to have to individually manage that box or all the others. I agree, there must be a conflict resolver. What this comes down to is that the each STB under MRV already maps/interprets the shows across the whole network and presents to you...EACH box does this on its own now for the unified playlist. Also under current MRV a STB can delete shows on the unified playlist it presents....local or remote shows....so the ability to delete means there is already some functionality to alter remote STB items. Plus, this remote scheduling function already exists non-DVR to DVR mode. I'm guessing much less complex for the software to handle since in that scenario the non-DVR cannot record anyway....so it's really kinda like you using the web to program your DVR...the non-DVR is just a remote conduit to the DVR. I think the most practical way is when you setup a recording (via Guide or Search or whatever) a pop-up comes up and the local DVR is the default/first entry where you just click-n-go or in that pop-up there is dropdown list of other remote DVRs it sees on the network where there are no conflicts to record. If there is a conflict on the local DVR then the local DVR is not on the list or you have the option like already exists to cancel a conflicting show that would then allow this local DVR to show on the list. Simply put, a pop-up after recording selection of DVRs on the DECA to choose from that the STB/DVR's/Software has pre-filtered for conflicts across the DECA.
     
  3. lonnie58

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    I vote 'sharing' of Favorites lists and TV Apps dock/configurations between receivers. Even a simple manual 'copy' of a previously setup receiver would be useful.

    Lonnie
     
  4. dave29

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  5. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    I don't see why. It could be simply:
    DVR: I've got 3 programs scheduled to record. Are there any other DVRs on the system? No-let's see if we can find another airing. Yes-does one of them have a free tuner during that time? Yes-Schedule the recording on that DVR. No-Is one of them free during a future airing of the program? Yes-record it on the DVR that is free during the future airing. No-Send a message that shows up in the messages that the DVR tried everything to schedule the recording, but just couldn't find a way to record it.
     
  6. dennisj00

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    1) Selection of individual DVR in Playlist with Freespace . . .so I don't have to visit each DVR.

    2) Copy / Move function . . . many uses.

    3) Remote Scheduling. . . would be nice to have collabrative, but I wouldn't mind just manually selecting the dvr now . . like I do on the iPhone app.
     
  7. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Think you/I I kinda saying the same thing on YES-NO Local/Remote DVR Resource Tree Structure but like your idea of additional airing times....doesn't have to be tied to MRV but nice adder.

    4) Auto-Smart Search for additional show airing times.

    Guys, lets keep the thread going and after enough inputs we can compile a list. I'll re-post on the top thread so new readers can see the progress and not have to search what I'm thinking may be a long topic thread eventually.
     
  8. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Like all your ideas, good input on freespace but I would add that in MRV mode that the bottom legend of the local DVR you are viewing shows you two percentages....% of freespace of local DVR (like you have now) and % space of total DECA DVR Network.....call it Nework Space Free %.

    I think in the scheduler that searches for conflicts above if you were to select a remote DVR to record that has the resources (MPEG encoders) free it would be smart enough to see that there is a freespace issue...either up front to keep that DVR off the list....or after you select it gives you warning that not enough space.
     
  9. rsblaski

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    1. and 2. are the ones I have hoped for ever since MRV was just a rumor.
    Number 3 I could live without; but my theory is that even if I don't have a need for something, I don't criticize those who do. (See my signature, lol.)
    As far as external hard drives, I am seriously hoping that some day, e-satas will be linked to customer accounts as opposed to a specific box.
     
  10. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Or as someone suggested above...perhaps the ability to copy from one remote DVR resource to another. Say there is a maintance screen (simple) for the DECA DVR Network that shows you things like percentage freespace for all DVRs, connections/speed tests from DVR to DVR, etc. In this maintance screen you have the ability to copy/backup from one DVR to another...say a scheduled job you can setup during the night where no DECA traffic to contend with. This way you can backup shows, etc. from one DVR to another. I can appreciate your idea that if the STB dies the external HDD is kinda DOA since tied to that STB. I'm only guessing but I'm betting DirecTV is worried about content movement....but in the scenario above you manage if you want copies made and pehaps DirecTV would feel more comfortable because they have a end-end link they are managing the transfer....who knows, just thinking out loud. I do see however, your request's need...but not necessarily tied to MRV.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    You hit the exact reason I would want the e-sata tied to my account. I have had two dvrs go belly up on me in the past eight years. Both times I have lost many recordings. If the e-sata was tied to my account, I would simply attach it to the new box and have all my recordings, sl's and preferences in place. (Re-doing an sl list is absolutely no fun, especially when a show is between seasons.)
     
  13. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Did not realize there was already a Wish List for MRV thread....just started another today. I asked Moderator to close it since this one was first. http://www.dbstalk.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=2497430

    Seems like the major one that I've been complaining about and seem like everyone else is lack of remote scheduling of DVR to DVR and when local DVR resources are maxed out an option/list to use a remote DVR that is available. Seems practical way to do this is in combo with a conflict handler so when you setup a recording (via Guide or Search or whatever) a pop-up comes up and the local DVR is the default/first entry where you just click-n-go or in that pop-up there is dropdown list of other remote DVRs it sees on the network where there are no conflicts to record. If there is a conflict on the local DVR then the local DVR is not on the list or you have the option like already exists to cancel a conflicting show that would then allow this local DVR to show on the list. Simply put, a pop-up after recording selection of DVRs on the DECA to choose from that the STB/DVR's/Software has pre-filtered for conflicts across the DECA. A nice suggestion to this that can be part of MRV would be alternative air times for the shows on conflict.

    Then there is a need to "manage" the integrated playlist schedules/tasks....etc across the network from any DVR to any DVR not matter where the origional recording was setup/posted to run.

    Another idea I had was to transfer the limping along MediaShare effort to MRV. The reason is easy support and with basic features some pull that will allow DirecTV to market and perhaps bring other paying users on-board. My thought, now that MP3s are "natively" supported in the new firmware release have DirecTV work on video files (aside from MPEG Transport Stream) like VOB/IFO, AVI, MP4, etc. Then, a consumer can take external HDD or USB stick via the STB's eSATA or USB or Ethernet port or thru some DECA connection and have this external HDD with your MP3s/PICs (JPEGs)/Videos map into your MRV and into your playlist ? Now, for those of us that have struggled with MediaShare by using a PC with WMP transoding or Tversity or transcode software on NAS (eg. MediaTomb or Twonky) you could map this simple external HDD into MRV and the DECA network and use it for more/easier than dealing with a PC. Maybe have a special DECA module that plugs into the 2nd port Ethernet port of the STB or connects to a splitter and this DECA module does the decode of the MP3s/PICs (JPEGs)/Videos and serves to the MRV/DECA network (in this scenario the external HDD plugs into this DECA module via USB, eSATA, whatever connector). Essentially extend the ability/use of external HDD for the use to hook to the DECA cloud and have MRV access/play. No PC, no transoding, no home network issues, no delays, simple plug-n-play controlled by DirecTV. Already there are tons of manufacturers (Dlink, Popcorn Hour, NetGear, Dune, etc.) offering NetWork Media players with some have DVD/BR players and streaming via BitTorrent or NetFlix Online or internal HDD for content. The idea, content consolidation to a streaming device. I think DirecTV has perfect avenue in MRV to capture some of that enthusiasm and pay for that effort thru MRV.

    Also, perhaps the ability to copy from one remote DVR show to another. Say there is a maintance screen (simple) for the DECA DVR Network that shows you things like percentage freespace for all DVRs, connections/speed tests from DVR to DVR, etc. In this maintance screen you have the ability to copy/backup from one DVR to another...say a scheduled job you can setup during the night where no DECA traffic to contend with. This way you can backup shows, etc. from one DVR to another.

    Here is kinda a combined list from other thread........
    1) DVR-To-DVR Remote Scheduling. Includes auto-resource detection, additional air times, and remote DVR option. In background conflicts are IDed and presented to User for options.
    2) Full Management of Playlist/Schedulers of Remote DVRs.
    Inlcudes deletion, series option changes, etc. of remote DVRs.
    3) MediaShare via MRV. Allow connection of an external HDD (not same as those people use for internal HDD replacement) to either a STB which is shared on the DECA or thru a specialized DECA unit (with PI) that plugs into switch/router that is on the DECA. Extended video format support needed over current MPEG transport stream but would allow video/MP3/JPEG "native" playback, integration into Playlist...maybe under older called MRV Mediashare with subfolders for music, pictures, video.
    4) Percentage indicator on the bottom of Playlist showing each DVRs % Freespace on the DECA. This would also be part of remote scheduling that when you select remote DVR to schedule to the system is smart enough to determine if there is enough space.
     
  14. mnbulldog

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    This is my main need. Have 3 DVR's don't want to go to each room to avoid conflict recordings.

    #2. Want to be able to view To-Do for all DVR's on each DVR.
     
  15. Richierich

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    1. The ability to have a Selectable Unified Playlist By DVR where you can Select just the DVRs that you want to be included in your Playlist.

    2. A Search Function at the Top of the UPL so that you can Search for Specific Recordings.

    3. The ability to create your own Folders in the Playlist and move recordings between the folders for organizational purposes.

    4. An Option in your Series Links Preferences to Specify which Folder the Recordings should go into in your UPL.

    5. The Ability to Rename a Recording so that if you Manually Record something you can give a meaningful name to it to help identify it later.
     
  16. thekochs

    thekochs DirecTV 10yr+ Customer

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    Wow.....I thought when I posted the above there would be a flood of "yeah man, awesome..blah...blah.". :D Guess I'm the only guy out there who wants MediaShare supported better/easier/more-robust ? I just figured how nice it would be for a USB stick or HDD to plug into "something" on the DECA network and the content be auto-mapped into the shared PlayList.
     
  17. joed32

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    Not too many here use Media Share. I do like the other suggestions though.
     
  18. gslater

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    I'm in agreement with most of you but here's my list anyway for what it's worth:

    1. DVR to DVR remote scheduling.
    2. Ability to specify "Episode" or "Series" and have a series link setup remotely.
    3. Ability to remotely manage To Do list.
    4. Ability to remotely manage Series Links.
    5. Full integration of remote To Do lists in the local guide so you know from the guide what has been scheduled to record.
    6. Easy way to temporarily switch the playlist to any one of the remote DVR's without changing the default setting.
     
  19. hookemfins

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    I agree DVR to DVR remote recording.

    Another feature I've wanted long before MRV is the option to record from this point on. For example, you are watching a program and you can't watch any longer, you choose to record from the recording start point instead of the entire buffer. Maybe if you watch only a portion of the show you can have an option for delete from here to beginning.
     
  20. Steve

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    Wouldn't the key sequence CHAN UP-CHAN DOWN-RECORD do that for you?

    CHAN UP-CHAN DOWN should empty the buffer, and RECORD should capture everything from the new buffer start to the end of the show.
     

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