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New HR2X user, here is what I HATE-

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by adam1115, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Rabushka

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    Where can I find the UEI R7 remote that you mention? Google doesn't give me much info on it.
     
  2. Steve

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    Since I got mine, they came out with a slightly newer model called the WR7. B&H sells them at a pretty good price. Newegg also.
     
  3. mdavej

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    That should be URC, not UEI. As Steve said, go for the WR7 which you can also pick up at your local walmart or best buy. Amazon has a good price too.
     
  4. P Smith

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    Wait for couple years and you'll have a DTV TiVo STB.
     
  5. adam1115

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    Ugh, have another one for the list.

    I'm rewinding full blast and expecting it to stop at the beginning of the show? It hits the beginning then 'scrolls over' to the end and continues the rewind.

    HUH? IF I WANTED IT AT THE END, I'D BE FAST FORWARDING. Any way to disable this stupid feature?
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Since this is a recorded show, wouldn't it be easier to just go to the menu and select the option to start over?
     
  7. inkahauts

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    If you are trying to rewind quick.. or fast forward, fit the rewd or ffst fwd button once, the hit the skip buttons.. That will move you to the next tick mark...

    I have never seen a rewind get to the beginning of a program and then go to the end.. I'll have to try that... It has always stopped at the beginning for me...
     
  8. DogLover

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    I've never seen this before. This is not what is supposed to happen. I think that's a bug.

    (If you would report this in the "issues" thread at the top of this forum, it would be appreciated. DirecTV monitors that thread for bug reports. The more information about the specific problem, the easier it is for them to reproduce and fix.)
     
  9. adam1115

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    No!

    I walk in the room, a show is on, it looks cool. I want to start from the beginning.

    I don't know the exact name, so I have to hit "Info" grab the name, hit "List", and search for it? And since I'm doing autorecords to break the 50 limit barrier it may not even be in the list.

    No, on a normal DVR, rewinding the thing would be much more efficient.

    Yes, it does, but then it keeps going and loops to the end. Even with the skip buttons. I've never done it on 1x, this is usually happening on 3-4x. I guess I could try 1x and skipping to the beginning.
     
  10. RoyGBiv

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    If this is a recorded show, hitting stop will not take you to the list of shows (and if it did, the show you are watching that is recording would be on the top of that list anyway with an "R" in an orange circle to identify it). Hitting stop will give you a list of options about what to do with that recording. The second option down is "start over." Hit that and you go back to the beginning. It's definitely the easiest way to get to the beginning of a recorded program.

    SMK
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Ok, I guess I'm confused. You'd said that it goes to the end if you rewind, that it doesn't stop at the beginning. That's why I assumed it was recorded. Your original post made me think it went to the end of the program you were rewinding, which in this case can't happen unless it wasn't truely live. (Might be useful in sports though!) So if you keep rewinding, it overshoots and starts rewinding the previous program?

    I do agree that the easiest way to rewind is to use the tick marks. You'll get to the beginning faster and easier than just rewinding.
     
  12. DogLover

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    I think we need some more information. Are you talking about watching something in the live buffer? or a recording that you have chosen from the list? (Either way, this appears to be a bug.)

    In either one, you can use the REW (any speed) and use the replay button to back up a "tick" at a time until you get to the beginning. That may be faster for you.

    If you are watching a recording from the list, as people have said you can often hit "stop" or "info" and then select start over. (I prefer "info", because stop can take you to different places depending on how you started the show. )

    If it is in the buffer and it is recording, you can hit "list" and it will be at the top, so easy to find. From there just hit "select" and then play or start over.

    However, what you are doing should work the way that you expect.
     
  13. adam1115

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    Sorry I confused this with the live comment.

    It happens on recorded shows. If I rewind, it doesn't stop at the beginning but 'scrolls over' to the end and continues rewinding the same show from the end.

    Forget the live. I don't think it happens live, that doesn't make sense.

    It's recordings. It happens even with backing up to a tick.
     
  14. mdavej

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    Wrapping around like that is not normal. I'd do a reset if I were you. As others have said, Stop and Start Over is probably the quickest, easiest way. There are other alternatives as well, there's skip back to tick (hold rewind for 2 seconds) and skip to beginning (hold skip back for 2 seconds). The last one is only one button press to get to the beginning. I don't see anyway to do better than that unless you get a remote that can read your mind. However, those commands normally don't work on a universal remote except a specially programmed UEI. They certainly won't work on the URC WR7 mentioned earlier in the thread.

    The only way I can see what you are describing happen is that you played an entire folder and are seeing rewind continue on the next program. That may give the appearance that it's the same show, since there is some overlap, but it's really a different program.
     
  15. adam1115

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    :confused:

    On the TiVo I'd rewind at full speed and it would stop at the beginning. Not asking it to read my mind....

    Your statement is confusing, is rewind not an acceptable method to get to the beginning of a show?
     
  16. mdavej

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    I guess I'm confused too. I thought you didn't like the normal rewind behavior and wanted an alternated method.

    All the methods I mentioned, as well as rewind, stop at the beginning. Are you holding rewind down the whole time? If so, you shouldn't do that. If not, then your DVR is malfunctioning and you should try a reset. If that doesn't fix it, you have bigger problems and should pursue a firmware update or replacement.
     
  17. adam1115

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    I think you're on to something.

    Someone in our house is playing folders.

    Still rewinding to the previous show is an odd behavior to me....
     
  18. daveriv

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    What you are seeing is the autopadding the DVR does. I think it adds 30 seconds on the front and back end that you only access if you rewind before the beginning or after the end. You can probably search in here for more details.
     
  19. dreadlk

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    I thought I was the only one! I use 25 now and I just cant imagine what I would record to use 50, much less watch it all:lol:
     
  20. mdavej

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    Getting back to the subject of this thread, that stupid auto-padding is the number one thing I hate about the HR2x. It really screws up my ability to archive a series to my DVD recorder. I used to be able to press one button, go to bed, and have a full DVD in the morning. Now I have to babysit during playback to cut out all the padding. So I hate auto-padding with a passion.

    The next thing I hate just as much is resume during group playback. Before they added this "feature", you could play a folder and see every show start to finish. Now it remembers where you left off if you watch part of a show already, which sucks. It's a great feature for individual shows, but not for a group of shows. When I play an individual show, I like it to remember where I stopped. But if I play a folder, I want it to play start to finish. I'm sure some people like it, but it's totally unusable to me.
     

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