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. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008
    This is great, it would be even better if it would work when someone upgrades to a new model like 625 to 722 or something like that.
  2. hogwash

    hogwash New Member

    Sep 30, 2008
    Why isn't expanding the timer/event limit on the list of desired improvements? Or for that matter improved stability when running close to the max of these limits?

    A family of 4 with differing tastes can reach that max fairly quickly. Plus the obscene number of daily repeats of certain shows on some channels can add up the events crazy fast. Changing some to daily/weekly recordings can help, but it can also make scheduling conflicts much more of a hassle since the 722 won't automatically record the next showing.

    I understand that many folks won't push even the existing limits, but I know I'm not alone here in periodically running into these limits. My 10 year old TiVo never reached any sort of limit, so I know that it is physically possible. I seriously doubt that my 722 is less powerful than that TiVo on the hardware side. So I have to believe that a software fix is possible.
  3. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
  4. ZBoomer

    ZBoomer Icon

    Feb 21, 2008
    Son, you're gonna need a bigger buffer for that at least a year's worth... :lol:
  5. gilroykilroy

    gilroykilroy New Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    A usability feature for me would be quick access to turn on and off closed captioning. Currently you have 3 menus (8-7-1), a setting change, then a confirmation. One or two button presses to toggle it would be nice.

    We use it mostly either when one of us is sleeping or to figure out what dialog was said we we don't understand it.
  6. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    Toggle CC on and Off is definitely something I would like them to make a one button access or a remote keystroke combo.
  7. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    I would like an Interactive Icon to be displayed during commercials for upcoming new shows. Clicking on this Icon would allow a timer, likely a Dish Pass, to be created for the advertised show.

    This would be great in August, for example, when new shows are being advertised, yet the show is not yet in the Guide. To really make this great, have a pop-up occur the first time a timer is created - this would allow a change in frequency from "Dish Pass" to "New" or whatever.
  8. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    I would like Dish to use the Household Key to develop software that allows us to download programs to your PC, like TiVo and DirecTV have or soon will have.
  9. Lee Bailey

    Lee Bailey Mentor

    May 18, 2008
    Being able to adjust the correct black level and sharpness, etc from the DVR!
  10. AVJohnnie

    AVJohnnie Icon

    Jul 27, 2004
    That "rumored" HD SlingBox/Large HD version of the 722 would get me to upgrade my two 622s in a heartbeat... ;)
  11. SkipperTW

    SkipperTW Mentor

    Jan 23, 2008
    Where is crashing daily and never working when I want it?
  12. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    That is a no-charge option on all models.
  13. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

    Jul 13, 2007
    In single user mode, show each tuner on the seperate TV2 channels. Instead of just showing what the main TV is watching on both modulated TV2 channels. Even better would be to have a 3rd channel on the remote TV to view the OTA-tuner.
    Would greatley enhacne Single mode for TV 2. Retains the ability to PIP and swap on TV1 giving access to both tuners to TV2.

  14. drmckenzie

    drmckenzie AllStar

    Aug 28, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I would spend more time setting up manual timers for every show my family is interested than I'd save.

    I think it's better to fix the software so it does what it should be doing, instead of throwing up one's hands and going back to VCR-like behavior.
  15. koji68

    koji68 Icon

    Jun 21, 2004
    Definitely not what I expected. I was going to say my nose.
  16. JS_racer

    JS_racer Cool Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    late to the discussion here, but i still cant believe there is no delete after watching a show on the EHD. i have to scroll through the listings again, find the episode i just watched then delete it.
  17. BarryG

    BarryG Legend

    Jun 25, 2006
    A few more:

    1. when you skip fwd in a recording, flash the elapsed timescale momentarily on screen so you know where the heck you are in the program

    2. option to suppress ALL advisories that yada signal has been lost - or at least just flash it quickly on screen instead of totally interrupting viewing (seriously DUMB design)

    3. when you highlight a recording and press the play button, make the default action "resume" instead of start over

    4. stop thinking that the program now playing on HBOLT that I previously recorded on HBO is somehow a new program that needs to be recorded (hola)

    5. if you press skip fwd when in ffwd mode, jump ahead 15min

    6. improve the MT2 tuner module's poor sensitivity
  18. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    I would vote against number 1. The skip forward button is the most used button in my house. It is pressed 5-6 times very quickly to skip past commercials. If the progress scale was displayed on each button press the screen would be flashing more and perhaps it would be slower in responding. I don't want anything to slow down that process.

    If you want to see the scale just press the Pause button.
  19. jeffdb27

    jeffdb27 AllStar

    Jul 13, 2007
    I also would disagree with this one. I don't need more stuff covering up what I'm watching (or trying to skip over).

    What's more, I think they need a way to move or turn off the progress bar during fast forward and fast rewind. Sometimes I am speeding through a sporting event and just want to see the score, time left, or the inning, and that progress bar lands right on that information (which, nowadays is constantly left on the screen by broadcasters). So make it so we can move it, turn it off (at least briefly), or make it very translucent!

  20. mdewitt

    mdewitt AllStar

    Sep 20, 2006
    One thing I would like to see is the ability to add a timer for a program that is being advertised in a commercial space. For example, they show an advertisement for a Discovery Channel Special coming on Sunday at 8:00PM. You should have the ability to just hit a button to add that program to your schedule without having to find it in the guide, or it could take you to that spot in the guide instantly so you can schedule it. They already have commercials where the "Press Info for Information" balloon pops up. I don't see why they couldn't use the same feature for this.

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