Scheduling events online

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by lisacor, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    No need to feel bad. We all have our moments. I know I do for sure.:p
  2. tcatdbs

    tcatdbs Icon

    Jul 10, 2008
    I've hit the group button and nothing happens. Do I need a bunch of shows with the same title for it to work? Seems folders only work on shows with the same title... or am I missing some trick button sequence? I'd like to put all concert footage in a folder called "Music", is this possible?

  3. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    This is not possible at the moment. Grouping only groups the same shows.
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    It is messy, but since it groups by title changing the titles to the same text will group various shows. (I have a folder named "Russert" with all the shows about Tim that were recorded with various names.)
  5. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Like John says, you would have to rename everything Music or ....
    Take HDNET tonight, Sherly Crow, Goo Goo Dools, and Bon Jovi, Record them change the show titles to Music or heck even "M", their title changes, but you would know what the show really was as the guide info telling you it was concert x would stay with the show. You wouldn't have 3 seperate show in your recordings, just a folder with those 3 shows. I hadn't thought about doing that, is useful. I started using guide as I was tired of paging through pages of Naurto, Bleach, Inuyasha, Desperate Housewifes, Bones and other shows the family watchs while I am gone, and ALWAYS forgets to delete them after watching them. Now I just zoom on by the folders to my shows.
  6. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    Getting closer... :)
  7. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    What's getting closer?
  8. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    "Soon" is getting closer.
  9. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    So was duke nukem. For 10 years :)

    there is nobody out there more anxious than me for the online scheduling stuff. i check the site every couple days. just long enough to see that pointless 'coming soon' banner.
  10. ImBack234

    ImBack234 Godfather

    Aug 26, 2008
  11. nataraj

    nataraj Godfather

    Feb 25, 2006
    Doesn't make any sense. This is not a feature that needs a year to get right after a beta release (even Windows takes less time !).

    Only explanation is that it got de-prioritized.
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I wasn't speaking to the priority DISH is placing on the feature ... only that they had a working version a long time ago that they apparently have decided to redesign before releasing it.

    I'd rather they get it right rather than just be "first".
  13. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    In the grand scheme of things, adding a new feature is almost never as important as keeping existing ones humming along. Adding a new feature not only is new development, but verifying that you don't break any existing stuff in the implementation.

    I also 2nd the notion that being first doesn't always = being best. History is filled with examples of the second-to-market being the adopted popular thing, and the first just getting the trend started and not actually making much profit.

    I always remember the Apple Newton and its not-ready-for-primetime implementation of a great idea before its time. People go nuts for tablet PCs and iPhones and what not now... but laughed the Apple Newton out of existence. It was ahead of its time AND rushed to market before it was polished.
  14. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Wow, how many times has that happened in the five or ten releases? It seems like something always gets trashed with each new release.
  15. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    Not to nit pick but this comparison is really not a good one. The newton platform was never meant to be a PDA solution. In fact, the term PDA hadn't even been created in 1989 when the newton project was based on the notion of completely reinventing the PC experience. it also used an object oriented graphics kernal.

    But the reason it didn't work was two fold (compared to today's)

    1. it was not intended to subsidize computing it was meant to replace it. Bad idea, complete failure
    2. The things that made the ipod and tablet pcs the huge hit they are now is because of the internet and the connectivity it brings.

    I suppose you could say it was before it's time. but only because the connectivity options today were not even possible then, and the size difference in today's laptops in phenomenal.

    It also matters that the O/S is windows now, and that the Mac O/S was not exactly top of the heap in the late 80s and early 90s

    They were also afraid of it affecting Macintosh sales.

    No the reason the project failed was due more to project slippage and scope creep.

    Anyway, sorry to go off topic.

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