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Wish List for User Interface Enhancements (Post L4.03)

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, May 3, 2007.

What UI enhancements would you like to see (Pick 5)

  1. Folders (Ability to roll up Based on Show name and drill down)

    0 vote(s)
  2. Ability to filter TV1 and TV2 recorded shows.

    149 vote(s)
  3. Improved Searching capabilities.

    21 vote(s)
  4. Improve the Naming Scheme used for Tuners and TV.

    119 vote(s)
  5. Seperate AO and NR rating restrictions.

    75 vote(s)
  6. Transponder and Satellite Info added to channel banner

    32 vote(s)
  7. Manual Positioning of PIP window (Better default PIP window positioning for 16x9 sets)

    87 vote(s)
  8. Ability to conifigure DVR button order

    94 vote(s)
  9. Dish Pass (Batch Restore/Skip Ability)

    55 vote(s)
  10. Blackout Icons in EPG for Sports Channels.

    45 vote(s)
  11. View playback progress bar at bottom of screen by hitting the play button

    67 vote(s)
  12. More control over what tuner is selected for a Timer

    170 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Oct 30, 2007 #81 of 115

    cschlik 921/942 Crash Test Dummy DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 27, 2003
    Definately True when you are talking about a 750 gig drive with episodes of spongebob and dora :)
  2. Oct 30, 2007 #82 of 115

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Recording Sponge Bob and Dora sounds like a job for a 301 and a Stand-Alone TiVo - What a waste of a VIP. Easy to copy to PC and burn to DVD's
  3. Nov 5, 2007 #83 of 115

    acrosby Cool Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    I would like the DVR to remember where I am when I pause a live recording to watch something else. Most times I am trying to build up time in the bank. If I start watching a program that I am recording I will eventually run out of time in the bank and have to watch it live. At this point I normally stop watching the live program and go watch something previously recorded to build back some additional time into the bank. But when I do that and come back to the live recording, my only two options are to start over or view Live TV. When watching a long sporting event like a football game or Nascar race, it means I have to be very careful not to see the live view and see the score. Then you have to start over and fast forward to the place where you left off, which still takes quite a bit of time even at 300X.
  4. Nov 5, 2007 #84 of 115

    acrosby Cool Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    ...and another thing.

    As a remedy to my problem above, I've had to get in the habit of stopping a recording in progress and restarting a new one of the same program. That lets me trim off all of the program I've already watched, and then I can restart my viewing in the same place I left off. This is only a workaround at best, but it doesn't work for me in one very important area.

    If the program I am recording is an OTA program, then I cannot restart the recording from TV2, since it can't "see" the OTA channels.

    So this request would be to allow the TV2 guide to see OTA channels. It seems silly that you can't do this since you can watch an OTA recording in progress.
  5. Nov 7, 2007 #85 of 115

    girdnerg AllStar

    May 17, 2007
    I'd like for them to get rid of the big pop-up that states something like "part of the recording was lost due to signal loss." I use my OTA all the time and a 1/2 second loss of signal becomes 5 seconds of unwatchable recording because the pop-up stays to long. Just let it run. I can tell some of it was lost just by watching.

    And now with 4.47 the dang pop-up that tells you when you change the remote mode off of SAT. At least it doesn't work for AUX as I use that setting for my Amp volume.

  6. Nov 7, 2007 #86 of 115

    drmckenzie AllStar

    Aug 28, 2007
    I agree totally. From my standpoint, this is probably the biggest flaw in the 722. Just let us "Resume" from where we left off.

    On a slightly different note (but with similar bad effects), is the small video area inset into the DVR listing screen. It constantly defaults to "Live", so you are always in danger of spoiling the suspense for whatever sporting event you're trying to record.

    I personally have developed an automatic "don't look to the right" and (humming over the audio) "la-la-la" response. However, my wife, who seems fascinated by the little screen (more so than the big 61" screen!), always bursts out, "Oh, honey, did you see that (insert your team) just scored a touchdown?".
  7. Nov 14, 2007 #87 of 115

    jgarveyATL AllStar

    Jun 1, 2006
    Here's a workaround for that problem. If you are surfing around the guide and don't want to see what is taping live, play any previously recorded show on your DVR. The recorded show that you are taping will show up in the video box, not what you are taping. You can even press stop and the show will still display in the box

    You can also set the guide to not show the video screen at all. Click menu > 8 (preferences) > 2 (guide display). Choose one of the bottom 3 options (standard - enhanced - extended) with no video preview to remove the video.
  8. Nov 15, 2007 #88 of 115

    drmckenzie AllStar

    Aug 28, 2007
    Thanks, the first suggestion is a good one. However, the video display I'm talking about is in the DVR recorded show listing, not the Channel Guide. I'm usually in there poking around looking for something already recorded to watch, so I suppose I could just start any show, then pause it while going back to look around some more.

    I already have my Channel Guide set to not display the video. It would be nice to have the same option in the DVR recorded program list.
  9. Nov 15, 2007 #89 of 115

    girdnerg AllStar

    May 17, 2007
    The more I play with the 622 the more important "Manual Positioning of PIP window" becomes. At first this was a huge benefit as my TV does not have PIP, but I really missed it. Now it's become a pain stuck out so far into the picture. If I could just move it over into the corner a little more, I'd love it.
  10. Nov 15, 2007 #90 of 115

    SingleAction Legend

    Apr 29, 2005
    What I would like to see is a delete button after watching a show, without having to go back in the listings and find the show I just watched to delete on the external hard drive, in the archives.

    Also; in the archive listings, even though it is in chronological order, it would be nice to show the date the show was recorded in the archive listings.

    I hope this makes sense:)
  11. Nov 16, 2007 #91 of 115

    FguerraG New Member

    May 15, 2007
    Nobody's interested in adding icons to the program guide?

    so instead of reading DISC , TLC , VH1 have the actual channel logo on display

    also I find it annoying that when using the Ouija board I have to scroll back and forth in order to write anything on it , it should be able to scroll all the way to the end then start on the other side so you can write faster , it just makes sense.
  12. Dec 5, 2007 #92 of 115

    murky New Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    If you press "Stop" while watching the show it brings you to the option of deleting it. If you let the show finish the last few seconds and then revert to the recordings list, then you'll have to hunt it down again.

    It used to drive me crazy that I couldn't delete a DVR recording that was in playback but not stopped.
  13. Dec 5, 2007 #93 of 115

    Henry Retired Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Pine, CO
    I live in the Colorado foothills.

    1. OTA is not an option for me. It would be nice if I could configure my 622DVR to recognize this and let me record a third consecutive satellite channel or even record on two and watch a third in real time. They'll probably say they'd have to add another tuner to the box. Oh well.

    2. Also would like for them to release some of the reserved HDD space used for PPV or whatever and allow us to record and store additional programing.

    3. One-button CC.

    And that's all I want for xmas, Santa. :sure:
  14. Dec 5, 2007 #94 of 115

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    #1 is not possible, the OTA tuner cannot see or decode satellite transmissions.

    #2 Possible

    #3 Possible
  15. Dec 5, 2007 #95 of 115

    Henry Retired Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Pine, CO
    Not yet anyway. But one can hope. :grin:
  16. Dec 10, 2007 #96 of 115

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    I just added an external drive to my ViP622. It would be nice to have a folder in "My Recordings" named "Archived", or something similar, that would allow you to access your archived programs instead of having to go through all the Menu options to get to them.
  17. Dec 10, 2007 #97 of 115
    Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    Have to agree there TulsaOk.. that would be a nice usabilty tweak to access the Archives from the DVR recording page.
  18. Dec 13, 2007 #98 of 115

    WhatMud Cool Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Auto tune to OTA icon(yellow antenna) looks the same as record on OTA. Record on TV1 is 1 in circle and TV2 is 2. After my update to 4.48 I went in to verify schedules and had to go into each one each to check it.

    Also being able to edit timers-like change from TV1 tuner to TV2 or OTA to locals subscription in case of conflicts. It is such a pain to delete and go to the other system and create it again.
  19. Dec 16, 2007 #99 of 115

    bobkeenan Cool Member

    Nov 9, 2005
    I would like to be able to see all of the 5, 4, or 3 stars movies that will be shown in the upcoming week with the ability to select them for recording. Right now I only get a list of ALL of the movies...most of them less than 3 stars or unrated.
  20. epontius

    epontius Cool Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    I'll second the vote for removing the "part of the program has been lost..." for OTA. Since if it has been lost, not much you can do anything about it...telling me it's lost with an annoying pop up is just salt in the wound. Either eliminate this all together or give the option to disable.
    I also like the idea of staying in a folder after deleting a show. I often delete multiple shows, having to navigate back into the folder again to delete another episode adds time. I would also like the ability to delete an entire folder, perhaps even with a cautionary "are you sure?" pop up and/or a warning that there are unwatched episodes contained in the folder.
    Having the ability to see if a show has been watched (in full or partial) would be nice from the list level, versus having to drill down into the details for that show to see if it has the options for Start, Start over, Resume, etc...
    Better file management with external hard. Seems like the logical place to put an option to archive a show would be in the dvr listing of recorded shows or the drill down show details (or both)...rather than having to go through multiple menu selections.
    Also as suggested prior and along the same lines would be to give an option of accessing your USB hd from the DVR listing, rather than multiple menu selections.


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