What is your top features?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Aug 8, 2008.

What are your top featurs? (Please only select 3)

  1. Native Resolution Pass through

    0 vote(s)
  2. Expanded Discrete Controls

    181 vote(s)
  3. Enhanced Recording/Recorded show buffer functionality (Sticky Recording Buffer)

    41 vote(s)
  4. Enhanced Content sharing through network

    117 vote(s)
  5. Ability to Adjust Horizontal/Vertical Size

    181 vote(s)
  6. Web Access to Receiver (Web Scheduling)

    85 vote(s)
  7. Enhanced EHD User Interface support

    203 vote(s)
  8. Enhanced EHD Support

    79 vote(s)
  9. Enhanced Recorded history management

    58 vote(s)
  10. Would love a bunch of minor usability features

    52 vote(s)
  11. More Comprehensive Search Enginge

    64 vote(s)
  12. More Tuner/Timer Control features

    59 vote(s)
  13. Enhanced the Trick Play feature

    76 vote(s)
  14. Please... No more features.

    32 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Aug 8, 2008 #1 of 63
    Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    Better late than never. Below is a compiled list of the features most people ask for in the "If I had one Feature thread". I excluded features that are technically not possible (i.e. TV2 HD output) and features that are not directly related to a VIP software upgrade. Please vote on your top 3 and let see what floats to the top. See below for more detail description of the features. Yes we have done this before, but always good to get a pulse of what as users we most want today. If you feel the receivers feature list meets your needs and you do not want any other features added Mark the last poll option. Enjoy and lets have fun with it.

    Native Resolution Pass-through
    Allows the user to set their VIP receiver to ouput SD content as 480i and HD content to 1080i or 720p. Allows user to either set it to Native Resolution
    mode or specify an output for each VIP input resolution.

    Expanded Discrete Controls
    The ability to use discrete remote control commands to operate some of the more common features like Closed Caption & Output Resolution. Includes a remote short cut to access the discrete controls if possible.

    Enhanced Recording/Recorded show buffer functionality (Sticky Recording Buffer)
    This is the feature that would allow a user that is watching something being recorded or that has been recorded to pause, PIP swap, and when they PIP swap back to have the show still paused. This also include when a user leaved a shows that is being recorded and returns they can resume from the spot they left.

    Enhanced Content sharing through network
    Ability to stream content between all VIP receiver in a household and to move recording from one receiver to another. DLNA support would be most welcome as part of this feature.

    Ability to Adjust Horizontal/Vertical Size

    Web Access to Receiver

    Enhanced EHD UI
    This would include better EHD integration into current UI and full folder support.

    Enhanced EHD Support
    Ability to use larger than 750GB drives and ability to use share content

    Enhanced Recorded History management
    Longer history of shows already recorded. Solve the problem of "delete recorded show and not have it be recorded at some later date"

    Would love a bunch of minor usability features
    This would include the following.
    Ability to Undelete a recording
    Indications of shows that have already been watched on drive.
    Trick modes available while on Menus and Guides

    More Comprehensive Search Engine
    Support for AND, OR, etc.

    More Tuner Timer Control
    Ability to force a particular show to a particular tuner.
    Ability to set a timer that says. Use OTA if available, if not use Sat.

    Enhanced Trick Plays
    1.5x Replay with audio and possibly some other speeds
  2. clyde sauls

    clyde sauls Legend

    Nov 16, 2007
    Frankly there is a feature that I would like to get rid of. That is the screen saver that comes on after the receiver is inactive.
  3. tedb3rd

    tedb3rd Godfather

    Feb 2, 2006
    I'm pretty content with the 622's features now... Just give me a remote that will control TV1 and TV2!!
  4. TD22057

    TD22057 Cool Member

    May 24, 2007
    I wish I could stick 3 votes on sticky recording buffer...

    How about FW and RR that actually work and don't suddenly jump minutes in advance when hitting play?
  5. gregleg

    gregleg AllStar

    Jan 4, 2004
    I can't believe that after all this time we still don't have native passthrough. Granted most HD channels are in 1080i so I just set my 622 and 722 to that, but I'm pretty confident my TVs would handle conversion better than the Dish receivers do.
  6. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

    Jul 13, 2007
    How about adding the ability to have multiple EHDs connected at the same time? The tech chat has mentioned that several times. But my most wanted feature is remote access to the receiver!
  7. ebaltz

    ebaltz Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2004
    How about just making it stable. 6.10 has caused numerous lockups and reboots for my 722. Everything was perfect before.
  8. elbodude

    elbodude Legend

    Jul 13, 2006
    Contined buffering while in "stand-by" or while watching a recorded event.
  9. zog1234

    zog1234 Cool Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    For HD channels, an icon indicating the specific show in the program guide grid is broadcasting in HD. That way, one can know if the show is HD or SD.
  10. TNGTony

    TNGTony Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    What I REALLY, REALLY want is for me to be able to tell the receiver, "Yes, I know my OTA reception sucks today so please stop telling me that you lost signal on the DVR...just show me what was recorded!"

    I can't STAND that a gargatuan opaque warning comes up on the screen every little time there was a glitch in the recording because I have lots of leaves fluttering outside causing multi-path. ATSC isn't Dish's fault, but by God, please let me see the parts of the program I did manage to record without this FULL SCREEN "a portion of this program was not recorded" crap!

    See ya
  11. DishTSR3Mentor

    DishTSR3Mentor Legend

    Nov 3, 2006
    I think people will be VERY pleased once the SLING integration comes around. There's a lot of networking capabilities we should see coming around - especially if we're going to remain competitive in a world with Windows Media Center and Apple TV.... its going to get real awesome in the next 2 years.
  12. allargon

    allargon Legend

    May 2, 2007
    Ron, this is a great poll. However, for enhanced horizontal/vertical control, perhaps you could add further clarification like UNSTRETCHING TBS, A&E, etc.

  13. gregleg

    gregleg AllStar

    Jan 4, 2004
    Will Sling integration require the SlingPlayer, though? If all I wanted to do was sign on to set up a timer, the full Sling client software is overkill (and not always readily available).
  14. GiBi

    GiBi Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Definitely native resolution pass-through has been on the top of my list for quite some time.
  15. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    Mine does that now, sort of. I watch baseball and the 10 PM news at the same time. Just before 10 PM I PIP swap to make sure that the other tuner is tuned to the FOX station w/ 10 PM news and then switch back to the game. During commercial breaks I start watching the news from the beginning. I hit pause and return to the game. As long as the 1-hour buffer is not exceeded, the paused news stays paused.

    Is that the jist of this "future" feature? If so we already have it.
  16. DishTSR3Mentor

    DishTSR3Mentor Legend

    Nov 3, 2006
    The Sticky Buffer thing doesn't really make sense to me. I guess that's because, as Mike P says, the Dish Dual DVRs have the ability to hold a 2 hour pause on each tuner. So, if I wanted to watch OU kick the snot out of Texas but needed to also make sure the weather is going to be good for my evening stroll thru the park, I can pause the Sooners - swap to Weather - come back to the Sooners after I'm done --- that is assuming that the Weather isn't 2 hours long (and it never is... unless there's a tornado in the area) ---

    So, what's so awesome about the Sticky Buffer??? I want the ability to be able to crop my previous recordings. Say, I recorded the entire 4 hours of the Olympics coverage to make sure I got a shot to watch Michael Phelps hit Gold Number 12. I'd like to be able to come back later and cut out that stuff I don't want (say 3 1/2 hours of stuff) so I can have that time back on my hard drive.... Now, THAT would be awesome.
  17. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    I think the old 921 and 942's had a 2-hour buffer. The newer 622/722/612 only have a 1-hour buffer so you can only pause for up to one hour.
  18. elbodude

    elbodude Legend

    Jul 13, 2006
    The ability to queue recorded shows to play one after the other.
  19. Wroughtup

    Wroughtup New Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    I would like two things, a way to cut/split/edit my Recordings (sometimes I only want to save like five minutes in a two hour program), and the other is the USB storage menus to be a lot more like the regular My Recordings Menus, but I take it that's what Enhanced EHD UI means.
  20. drmckenzie

    drmckenzie AllStar

    Aug 28, 2007
    One thing that drives me crazy is not being able to "skip" all of the iterations of a particular episode that I don't want to record. Many shows have multiple repeats. The way things work now, I have to skip the first version, then the 2nd pops up, skip that, then the third, etc.. . What a pain!

    Why not add a "skip this episode number" button?

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