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Will DirecTV be "forced" to return controls to PIG

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Herdfan, Feb 16, 2012.

Will DirecTV be "forced" to return controls to the PIG?

  1. Yes, they will get so many complaints they will have to return control.

    0 vote(s)
  2. No. It is not part of their long-term strategy, so number of complaints won't matter.

    30 vote(s)
  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Get a laptop or an iPad......
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    Never used it; don't miss it.
  3. RBTO

    RBTO Legend

    Apr 11, 2009
    I think a better poll might be "How many folks used controls within the pig before the change?".

    I did and valued their action. Why does DTV have to remove them? Was it a technical need or just a screw-up by their receiver programmers when they developed the new GUI? At this point, I'd just as soon go back to the old GUI rather than staying with one which is showing more flaws as time passes. Where was the beta test on this GUI?
  4. Mike Greer

    Mike Greer Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    Why would they be 'forced' to do anything?

    Personally I do find it annoying but not as annoying as slowing my HR24s down. I vote we go back to the old GUI also! Just not worth the slow-downs to get a slightly improved look that doesn't even take advantage of the higher resolution....
  5. azarby

    azarby Hall Of Fame

    Dec 15, 2006
    Another useless poll.:nono2:
  6. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Be nice if D* would do the upfront work so that dumb design decisions (like the progress bar) aren't made in the first place.
  7. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Here's one: there will not be a high volume of calls and the whole issue is a big yawn.
  8. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Since DirecTV's new strategy seems to be called "how should we irk customers this month?", it's doubtful that the features will return.

    Removing CLOO from a long-time programming package, this goofy new HD GUI (that people look at for only a few seconds a day and needed like a hole in the head), another zinger price increase, and now this. Even better, instead of just DISABLING trickplay when the PIG is displayed, they made the same commands do unpredictable (and unwanted) things, like PLAYING a show highlighted in the playlist when you press PAUSE.

    Perhaps DISH Network has some undercover people working at DirecTV? :p
  9. SledgeHammer

    SledgeHammer Icon

    Dec 28, 2007
    I thought this at first too! Turns out that it all makes perfect sense on the new / cheaper remote. You mean you don't have one? Oh yeah, none of the 20M DIRECTV customers do (and they won't any time soon), but why would DIRECTV let logic like that stop them?

  10. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    It seems like their "long-term strategy" is to retain customers. If there is enough of a roar they will have to rethink what they currently consider that part of their "long-term strategy" and cave in.

    So really, this poll is more about wishful thinking vs pessimism. People's opinions about what they might do don't matter, because none of us voters have any earthly idea what their "long-term strategy" is, or whether the roar will ever get loud enough to make a difference.

    And I also think the way to interpret the answers is to keep the wishful thinking aspect in mind, as the reality of the odds of them fixing this probably skew much more toward the negative that this particular poll would suggest.

    Or does that just make me a pessimist? :grin:
  11. mutley

    mutley New Member

    Nov 28, 2007

    If i had been asked if i used trickplay in the PIG before i read these threads, i would have said NO (because I was not familiar with those terms until now). The current pause button behavior mentioned above is a bigger pain than it doing nothing. PAUSE now equals PLAY/Select

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