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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 8, 2009.
I use it a lot.
Yes, occasionally.................I keep forgetting that it"s there.
There's a channel I like to leave the HR21 tuned to when not in use, in case there happens to be something interesting on it when next I turn the TV on (having the channel buffered really comes in handy at times). I have that channel in the middle position on QuickTune. So, whenever I finish watching, before hitting the off button, I simply hit Up + Select and go real quick to this channel (if not already there).
Beyond that, I don't use it much, so I voted occasionally (once a day, basically). I do have some sports stations programmed in it as well, but it would help if I could see what's on each channel before tuning to it...
Just checking so I understand: When you say "...see what's on each channel before tuning to it..." do you mean as in some form of guide information like we have in the "Previously tuned channels" menu?
Been using a DVR since 1999, when I got one of the first TiVos. Therefore I don't surf channels. Stopped surfing within a month after getting the TiVo.
• If you don't surf, you don't need Quicktune.
• If you do surf, you need to learn how to use your DVR.
I don't know about you, but I don't ususally record The Weather Channel, Sunday Ticket games, XM radio channels, or breaking news events to watch later...and those are some of the common uses of Quick Tune.
Maybe you need to learn about some of the features of your DVR?
I rarely watch live TV intentionally, and don't remember this feature easily.
Use it frequently on my HR21-100 - really like it.
Wish it were available on my H21-100!
A great feature, use it all the time.
I always forget it's there. I've only used it a couple times.
Exactly. I remember this feature on the really old Hughes boxes (the ones where the remote buttons were blue) and you used it by pressing the center blue button.
I use it frequently. I watch alot of sports so the sports channels are on there. I do not watch recorded sports. That is a real waste of time.
Go Mizzou Tigers
I voted "Yes, occasionally." I use it for channels I like to get to quickly but don't want in my guide favorites. Right now the only channels I have on the quicktune list are XM holiday channels.
I didn't know about it until this thread.
Showed the wife last night. I think we'll be using it.
Ah but you ignore two very important cases in your case study:
1) grand and great grand kids. They tend to blip back and forth as they want.
2) background news listening.
To me a great DVR helps the live viewing experience as well as the time-shifted viewing experience.
It comes in handy with TWC SD for the local weather.
I said No, even though I have QT set up on both my HR2xs. I usually tune using channel number direct entry, unless I'm just surfing. I got into the habit of direct entry in my first 10 years of using STBs.
I can't believe more people use QuickTune than the Mini-Guide (blue button). QuickTune isn't even in the manual, although it did get a splash screen when it was introduced. I think there is some sample bias in that QT got a lot of mention here on the board when it was introduced, but the last time Blue Button got any love was when Earl told us about it in his HR20-700 sneak preview!
I set it up, then I found that I never use it. I never watch live TV anyway.