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)
    0.0%
  2. Expanded Discrete Controls

    181 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. Enhanced Recording/Recorded show buffer functionality (Sticky Recording Buffer)

    41 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. Enhanced Content sharing through network

    117 vote(s)
    26.2%
  5. Ability to Adjust Horizontal/Vertical Size

    181 vote(s)
    40.5%
  6. Web Access to Receiver (Web Scheduling)

    85 vote(s)
    19.0%
  7. Enhanced EHD User Interface support

    203 vote(s)
    45.4%
  8. Enhanced EHD Support

    79 vote(s)
    17.7%
  9. Enhanced Recorded history management

    58 vote(s)
    13.0%
  10. Would love a bunch of minor usability features

    52 vote(s)
    11.6%
  11. More Comprehensive Search Enginge

    64 vote(s)
    14.3%
  12. More Tuner/Timer Control features

    59 vote(s)
    13.2%
  13. Enhanced the Trick Play feature

    76 vote(s)
    17.0%
  14. Please... No more features.

    32 vote(s)
    7.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lujan

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    One way to avoid this is to do all "manual" timers. That's what I do and I never have duplicate episodes.
     
  2. jeffdb27

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    Oh yeah, that's perfect. The whole point of automatic timers is to still find and records a show if it moves around or is "supersized" like NBC likes to do. How's that working out with your method?

    Just abandon and extremely useful albeit slightly flawed feature and go back to the way it was in the late '90s? Not!

    I agree with the previous poster. Having to skip multiple identical episodes is annoying. This happens a lot on the BIO channel. But maybe instead of a skip all identical episodes button, the timer could check if there were any upcoming identical shows and then offer to cancel them as well.

    Jeff
     
  3. GiBi

    GiBi Cool Member

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    Once this poll is done, do you think it would be a good idea to forward the results to someone high up at Dish's technical development department?
     
  4. lujan

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    I don't mind doing it and this method avoids all the problems that I hear people complaining about all the time on this forum. It only takes a minute or two and I never have these problems. I think it's worth it and that's what counts.
     
  5. quasi888

    quasi888 Cool Member

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    Web scheduling for sure. It's the one feature that I miss from my hacked, 9-year old Series 1 Tivo, that I finally retired when I started with Dish.
     
  6. hughh

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    The ability to show the complete name of a network when in Guide. This is something I miss from the days when I used to be with DirectTV. Right now you have to guess what the heck those three letters represent.
     
  7. ub1934

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    DLBs that thet took away from us with their DVR -
     
  8. Ron Barry

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    ub1934.. this is a Dish Poll not a DirecTV poll..
     
  9. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    I usually point the E* engineering group to this thread at some point and based on some of the features implemented overtime I do think they do listen to what people are asking for on the net. Of course this is just my opinion with no fact or evidence to back it up but I like doing these polls form time to time to keep bubbling up features our members would like to see added.

    Another one I would like to see in terms of usability is when watching a recorded show there was some way to jump to 1/4, 1/2, 2/3 through the show quickly so you don't have to use the 300x to get there.
     
  10. jeffdb27

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    This would be useful. Maybe it could be implemented as a "goto" feature where it pops up a place to enter the time to go to, i.e. 01:40 of a 2 hr recording. Or they could add something COX Motorola DVRs have which is when you are fast forwarding or rewinding, you can skip 30 minutes at a time forward or backward.

    Jeff

    Edit:
    Oops. The COX (Motorola) box doesnt skip forward or backwards from where you are. IIRC, it jumps to the next even half hour or top of the hour in the program. Not quite as useful, but still lets you move around fairly quickly in a long recording. They also let you queue multiple programs to play as long as they were the same program (part of their grouping).

    Jeff
     
  11. Jim5506

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    I believe you can input the number of minutes you want to jump then press the right arrow.
     
  12. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    Doesn't work, but I like the idea. You're thinking of jumping a number of hours in the EPG.
     
  13. FogCutter

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    I'd love to see two more tuners. About 20% of the time a timer walks on our realtime viewing. Four tuners will take care of that.
    Secondly, two discrete independent HD outputs. If the future trend is for one DVR per TV, fine. Just let us know so I can move forward with upgrade plans.

    The best would be to put in AI that knows what I will enjoy before I do and fill the HD with prime programming with no effort. All 1080p of course.
     
  14. AVJohnnie

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    Assuming networked media sharing actually gets implemented some day, and for those of us with more than one network capable DVR receiver (i.e. 622s or 722s), how about taking the network feature one more step by adding collaborative timer management?

    In other words: If a receiver sees a conflict with an upcoming event it automatically “asks” the other networked DVR receivers on your account if one of them can handle recording the event. With “network media sharing” it wouldn’t matter which receiver actually recorded the event since it would be viewable from any other receiver on the network.
     
  15. Tylast

    Tylast Cool Member

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    A partnership with tv.yahoo.com would be right nice to satisfy the web enabled scheduling.
     
  16. GiBi

    GiBi Cool Member

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    Dec 10, 2007
    Thanks Ron. Great work!
     
  17. jeffdb27

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    I thought of another minor enhancement that I would really like to see. When setting a timer to start earlier or later, one can only choose from options they have (1, 2, 3 , 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 90 minutes) or something to that effect. I often want 20 or 45 (or 59 so as not to conflict with another timer). Why not just let the user type in the number of minutes?

    Jeff
     
  18. audiomaster

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    I would like the timers and favorites lists to be kept in a file that could be moved or backed up to the external drive and reloaded onto a replacement receiver in case of a failure. My trusty 622 died a week ago (hdmi AND off air Tuner died). The replacement lasted three days and now seems to be having thermal problems so another replacement is coming. I am getting tired of resetting the lists!
     
  19. HobbyTalk

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    They are coming out with a new remote that will store those settings.
     
  20. HobbyTalk

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    I'd like to see a small box that you could attach the to the EHD to view the programming on any TV. You could then take the viewerbox and your EHD any place to view the programming you have recorded.

    Or at least make a player for your PC/laptop (like sling player) so you can view the EHD programming on your PC.
     

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