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Vip 622 New Features Wish list

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by AllenF, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Apr 6, 2006 #121 of 204
    airpolgas

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    Additional Feature Request:

    If we hide PPV, take them out of the searches as well. Better yet, take them out of the guide! I hid all PPVs and I still have the HDPPV showing on my guide.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2006 #122 of 204
    Joe Bernardi

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    I'm getting Washington D.C. HD locals, but they are not closed-captioned.
    If I use OTA HD, those same stations do, in fact, supply closed-captioning.

    (I'm 60+ miles from D.C., and can't rely on OTA HD. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, so I never use them for recording.)
     
  3. Apr 6, 2006 #123 of 204
    James Long

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    Yep. Locked and hidden works nice on my 501 to keep things out of search results but not on the 622.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2006 #124 of 204
    AdamGott

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    Sorely needed is a fix to the HDMI handshaking/copy protection/whatever. I just got an HP 5880 and we always have a heck of a time getting it to turn on and recognize the input on hdmi-1. I have read in other forums that this is a problem with the 622 and 942 and both of them have problems re-establishing hdmi after the tv is powered off.

    To get video and audio I normally have to either unplug and replug the hdmi cable or soft reboot the receiver. Both of these are pretty crappy solutions.
     
  5. Stutz342

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    I just realized this suggestion was never put in this thread, so I figured I'd add it:

    Increase slots for events well beyond the current 288 event limit. Also, (or instead,) make running out of slots a non-issue thusly:
    Is there anyone here that can get that idea to someone that deals with code? It's not exactly a new feature, it's a new way to code an existing feature so as to increase it's functionality.
     
  6. daryllafferty

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    There have been requests here to be able to set up a timer using either tuner. I heartily agree with that wish, and would go one step further:

    Let me choose which tuner to use when viewing too. I may be sitting in my living room watching a live show, when a timer comes due and changes the channel. Let me switch to the other tuner and watch what I want on that tuner, instead of having to go upstairs to my bedroom.

    I know there may be situations where this might cause a conflict (someone upstairs is watching something else), but we're a family and can work this out among ourselves. Give us complete control over the tuners, for watching and recording!
     
  7. ebaltz

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    Play MP3s that I download from my USB device.
     
  8. Powie

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    New to the 622 - But I would like to see caller ID log moved to the top menu. I'd like to see the ethernet port used for "calling home to echostar" so I don't need a phone line. I'd like an application I can run that would allow me to watch TV on my computer. Perhaps a web based interface to the internal guide to search for programs, setup/delete recordings, basically control the entire 622 from my PC. Maybe with a network connection some neat features like email reminders of upcoming shows, hard drive getting full, and so on.
     
  9. Chop-Chop

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    Have the Caller ID banner disappear once I picked up the call. It takes a long time for it to get away.
     
  10. sdsanta

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    Probably mentioned before, but should only have to hit DVR button once to get to my recorded shows.
     
  11. dishjim

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    Dish logo screen really isn't a screen saver, its the standby screen, 721 will replace a paused video with movinig patterns ala a pc screen saver, then any button will take you back to the paused video, so the screen does not burn in.
     
  12. liferules

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    When creating timers, I often set a maximum number of shows to record, so I don't get massive recordings hogging up the hard drive should a marathon of that particular show come on. I've noticed that unlike TiVo, the 622 follows that number strictly, regardless of whether there is hard drive space for more of that particular timer...TiVo would record as many as disc allows and only worry about the number limit if the disc space were getting tight...

    I think I like the TiVo philosophy better in that regard.
     
  13. May 1, 2006 #133 of 204
    James Long

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    Yet E*'s is more accurate to the question asked. "Keep 5" should keep five, not "keep five if I'm low on space".

    BTW: The 622 is rude if you hit the 'full mark' and there are no non-protected programs to delete it just stops recording. The 501 would give a popup box warning first.
     
  14. May 1, 2006 #134 of 204
    Bogey62

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    I would like to see the 622 return directly to the Search History List after you set a timer from one of its listed items. Currently, after you set a timer based on an item in the list, it returns to the virtual keyboard screen and you have to manually enter into the History again.

    Very annoying and very time consuming when you have to perform a couple of dozen searches each week because the Dish Pass feature has such a stingy total number assigned to it.
     
  15. May 5, 2006 #135 of 204
    larrymadison

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    YES!!!
     
  16. May 8, 2006 #136 of 204
    bkress

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    My Wish is a switchable Audio Compressor, The OTA stations and the standard
    "satelitte" (I refuse to use the "C" word) channels are all over the volume road, other than that I really like the new Vip622, I do miss the Analog tuner and my outside security camera's

    Have a Great day
    BUD
     
  17. May 8, 2006 #137 of 204
    harsh

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    I'd prefer that they simply make a greater effort at monitoring the levels at the uplink point to insure that everything is even. Admittedly, my complaint is largely with the 5.1 content on where processing may do serious damage.
    The whole concept of NTSC broadcast isn't going to go away for closed-circuit stuff, but you can probably replace that capability with a cheap video DA and a composite input to your monitor.
     
  18. May 8, 2006 #138 of 204
    SaltiDawg

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    When you stop viewing a previously recorded event and later return to the "My Recordings" to resume viewing that event, the first recording is high-lighted. On my 508's when you do this, it highlights the item you were viewing previously.

    The 508 method is a huge convience - especially as you get older and tend to forget what you were viewing last night. :lol:
     
  19. REK108

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    I am in total agreement with you! Most other menu options step you backwards to to where you were before when you select "done" or "cancel", why not this one? It seems like it would be an easy software change to default back to the history list instead of the virtual keyboard.
     
  20. LtMunst

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    I want the video box in the search menu. The 942 has it. Looks like they might have gotten rid of it to make room for the extra sub-genres. There should be room to squeeze it back in.
     

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