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PIP on the HR34

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by inkahauts, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. cag505

    cag505 New Member

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    Question. Do any you guys think the Side-by-Side/PIP capability will be/could be ported to the HR24? Since the HR24 is fairly new it seems that it might have/share the required hardware that the HR34 has and would only need a firmware upgrade. I like the new HR34 but am only interested in the side-by-side for my projector, I'm not in need of the HR34 "server" functions and I don;t have the SWiM8 setup. Thanks.
     
  2. Steve

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    You may be right, but I'm finding it hard to imagine situations where I might not want to go BACK. E.g., just because I'm in INFO doesn't mean I wasn't 4 pages down in the TDL a couple of clicks before that.

    I agree in a world where there are only RC32/64 remotes, but since DirecTV took away the BACK button on the RC70 and the "hotel" remotes we've seen pictures of, I think that ship has sailed.

    Thaty's why I don't understand why LEFT isn't going BACK now on the INFO bar. If I'm using an RC70, how do I go BACK from INFO? :scratchin
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    EXIT I think.
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Won't get me back to the TDL, though, in the example above.
     
  5. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    I honestly don't see why there can't be an exception for LEFT in the INFO banner - don't treat it as BACK here, let it wrap to the right end of the banner.

    Everywhere else in the interface the menus are vertical and CHANNEL UP/DN lets you jump to top or bottom, but the INFO banner is also a menu - a horizontal one, and there's NO way to get to the other end. LEFT makes perfect sense here...
     
  6. Sgt. Slaughter

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    An example of when I don't want Left to be back, is when I'm in the guide. When your scrolling around left and right and you hit that left arrow back to current time period you should be presented with a bonk like in the info bar. IMHO.
    Id hate to be on a diff channel in the guide looking for something and hit too many by accident and be forced out of the guide.

    And honestly if your in the info bar on live tv are you really going to be thinking you want to go back to the TDL Xpages down where you were before however long ago? jw
     
  7. Steve

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    I may be in the minority, but after popping out for another reason, I often want to pick up from the last screen I was on in TDL, HISTORY, or SMART SEARCH results.
     
  8. Sgt. Slaughter

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    Yeah I can think of times I wanted to go from history to TDL or smart search just not from live tv. Usually if I'm on live tv anything from there I wanna do would be a new action.

    I would like a shortcut to get the PIP window to work. Like how we have one for Doubleplay now. Just something easier than all the presses it takes now.
    No clue what is possible to be used though, but maybe making left key wrap around is an okay trade off as it'd be many less presses.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Moving INFO to the center of the INFO bar would cut down on keystrokes as well.
     
  10. hbkbiggestfan

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    Can one of you guys post photos of PIP in action? Im curious to how this looks/works. Thanks in advance...
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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