Would you like to see "Auto Tune" added to the HR20?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Michael D'Angelo, Aug 17, 2007.

Would you like to see "Auto Tune" added to the HR20?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    754 vote(s)
  3. No Preference

    171 vote(s)
  1. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Autotune with DLB works great. Its a feature that gets Used every single day in our house. Dvr'ing a show is great for when you aren't home and want to catch it later, or want to record a series. Autotune lets you manipulate your day the way you want, and pausing and going between tuners, makes it much easier, and you miss all the commercials you want. Autotune really comes to play with shows starting at the sametime or that have an overlap.
    Pause one watch the other, or finish watching one, with the other tuner on the show you want to watch afterwards paused.
    We have 15 autotune timers. Mainly shows we want to watch IF we are home. I would have to hate to delete those timers and recreate them every single time we went on a vacation, or little family trip.
  2. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Excellent reasons for wanting Autotune.

    If you haven't already thought of it, another solution for your mom might be to simply lease a second box, like an H21/23/24, and put it on another input of that TV. It will cost you an extra $5/month for this feature, but I wouldn't be surprised if a sympathetic CSR gave you the box for no upfront $$$, once you explain why you need it. You could set up the box so it uses a different remote code than your DVR. (Or you could program one box for IR and one box for RF.)
  3. Flyrx7

    Flyrx7 Godfather

    Dec 26, 2007

    Is Autotune a feature on those non-DVR boxes? All we have right now are the HR10-250 (master BR, wifes) and a HR20-100 (living room), so I'm unfamiliar with those STB's.

    If that's the case, then I see an H series in our future, but it's still a lousy workaround, IMNSHO.

  4. rhipps

    rhipps Legend

    Apr 7, 2008
    I vote with Earl.
  5. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Ya, it's lousy in that it's another $5/month, but AUTORECORD is a feature of those (non-DVR) boxes and works as advertised, AFAIK.
  6. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Autotune is still very much something I would like to see added. Actually it is the thing I wanted more than anything other feature.

    The reason I like it is very simple for myself. I do watch a lot of live TV. While doing so I always surf the guide looking to see what is coming on. A lot of times I will find something starting in 20 minutes or so that I want to watch (when it starts, not later). If I had Autotune I could set it as a reminder so I don't forget (like I do all the time).

    The reason why I don't record it is my DVR is in the stand under the TV and the majority of the time I don't see the record light come on so I don't know it started to record and I probably forgot about it.

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