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Quicktune feature

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 8, 2009.

Do you use Quicktune?

  1. Yes, frequently

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Yes, occasionally

    141 vote(s)
    32.8%
  3. No

    175 vote(s)
    40.7%
  4. Never heard of it

    114 vote(s)
    26.5%
  1. mikeinthekeys

    mikeinthekeys Godfather

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    It is the only way I have been able to help my wife tune to a station she wants by helping her over the phone. I only have to tell her to hit the up arrow... the stations we watch mostly are right there and she intuitively can figure what to do from there. One reason... she NEVER gets the remote unless I am not home! So I say its a keeper!
     
  2. Steve615

    Steve615 Hall Of Fame

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    I voted yes,frequently.
    Thanks to DirecTV for adding the feature. :)
     
  3. 50+

    50+ Legend

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    Voted occasionally. Keep forgettting it's there. Like the feature.
     
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I voted no. I think it's a great idea, I just don't remember that it is there.
     
  5. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

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    use it all the time; love it
     
  6. Jlg

    Jlg Legend

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    No, I don't use it, and it makes me sad when I accidentally hit up arrow and it pops up and I think of all the features that could have been here, like shortcuts to to items like todo list in the center.
     
  7. Rakul

    Rakul Slacker

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    Use it all the time here to, have it set up on all three of my DVRs.
     
  8. WERA689

    WERA689 Well-Known Member

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    I voted yes, occasionally. I have gotten used to entering the channel numbers manually for many of the channels I watch regularly, and have been slow to add my less frequently tuned channels to the grid. I see that as its' best usage in my application.
     
  9. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Long Island, NY
    Same here for me
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I use it a lot as I move from living room to bedroom, watching the news or other live TV.
     
  11. Sackett

    Sackett Legend

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    I voted occasionally like others as I forget it is there. Also I like to know what is on that station before I tune to it, so I use the guide more.
     
  12. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    Don't use it and really don't see ever having a need to use it.

    Generally, I know the channel numbers of those stations I frequently watch and just don't view this feature as providing any added value to me.
     
  13. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

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    Very convenient. One or two button pushes puts you on any of nine channels.

    Great feature!
     
  14. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    Old habits for me too. When I remeber it's there I use it. So I voted sometimes.
     
  15. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

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    As others have said, I used it for Local Weather on the 8s on Weather Channel SD.

    Off topic, but shouldn't TWC SD and TWC HD have separate channel designations (-1), since SD has programing (local on the 8s) not available on HD?

    Of course, then I'd never use Quicktune.
     
  16. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

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    I use it quite a bit. I find it especially useful for music channels. I can't seem to remember those channel numbers.

    I also use it to get to a "section" of programming. For example, I have HBO 501 so I can flip right there and then start browsing.
     
  17. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

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    Yes frequently. Wish all my receivers had the feature.
     
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I use it frequently when I watch live TV, but I don't watch live TV frequently.
     
  19. GregLee

    GregLee Hall Of Fame

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    I use it all the time.
    I just discovered something many of you knew already, I guess, which is that if you have the protection plan, you can get an extra remote for free.
     
  20. murry27409

    murry27409 Member

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    I voted frequently b/c it's mainly the wife & kids who use it. I only use it 4 TWC and a couple of XM stations.
     

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