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Your "GEM" Features of HR20/21

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. Dec 19, 2007 #1 of 113
    Earl Bonovich

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    Over the past year... there have been a LOT of new features added to the system.

    So many... that the "addendum" to the HR20/21 manual would be just as big as the original manual itself.

    I am amazed at posts from people that find features... thinking they are new... that have been there for a long time.

    So what features in the system are your hidden "GEMS"....

    For me:
    -) Mark & Delete
    -) Date & Time Jump

    These two features of the system.... I use constantly.....

    What are yours?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2007 #2 of 113
    Ken S

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    My two favorites are the one-touch record for grabbing a show quickly and the best of all..the OFF button which allows me to spend more time with my family.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2007 #3 of 113
    cygnusloop

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    Time indicator ticker/bar in the GUIDE.

    I don't think I even noticed it for the first month or so. It's really handy on movie channels that don't start and stop programs at the top/bottom of the hour.

    Oh yeah, that and the eSATA port!:biggthump
     
  4. Dec 19, 2007 #4 of 113
    NR4P

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    Searching for shows related to a subject area.
    Then when they pop up, hitting Record.
     
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    bonscott87

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    By far....same channel padding only using a single tuner.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2007 #6 of 113
    Earl Bonovich

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    I am thinking more of items that you select and choose from the menus...
    Something that someone might not notice because of where it is placed...

    but all the others are GEMS none the less.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2007 #7 of 113
    Herdfan

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    I love this one as well. Didn't work the first time I tried it (thanks HR10;) ), but it has every time since. For a HIMYM, BBT, 2.5M and RoE junkie, this features allows me to delete a just watched show without having to worry that I might delete the beginning of the next show.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2007 #8 of 113
    kevinturcotte

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    Outside...
    That is my number 1 favorite too! Also like the Mark & Delete and Group Delete and Group Play.
    I also like how easy it is to upgrade the INTERNAL hard drive compared to the Tivo!!!
     
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    cdizzy

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    I have to agree with you Earl. Date and time jump. I was getting real tired of hitting the red and green buttons to jump 12 hours one way or another.
     
  10. Dec 19, 2007 #10 of 113
    Drew2k

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    To me, two "gems" were tremendous time savers: Learning that DASH-DASH and STOP would respectively delete and cancel recordings. These of course have been replaced with a more consistent use of RED with appropriate on-screen indicators, but when I first learned of these two shortcuts (DASH-DASH and STOP), I used them all the time. :)
     
  11. Dec 19, 2007 #11 of 113
    Drew2k

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    Another "gem" that could use quite a bit of polishing is going to the guide, arrowing LEFT to the channel number, and pressing INFO to display all upcoming programs on that channel.

    It's a very convenient way to see what's up next on that channel, but it's also a tad slow. I like to use this to look at what's up on certain movie or edutainment channels (like Smithsonian or Science HD).
     
  12. Dec 19, 2007 #12 of 113
    houskamp

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    dash dash delete is the main one here.. music would be too if it would pull up list of songs :(
    Best feature of box? PIG/PIL and one touch record..
     
  13. Dec 20, 2007 #13 of 113
    Runch Machine

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    Best new feature is 30 second skip on HR20. Now that it's on the CE software I actually like the HR20 better than my Tivo series 3.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2007 #14 of 113
    VicF

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    Sorry but; the GEM feature for me is ability to record both D* HD and HD OTA.
     
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    NCMAT

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    One of my favorites is hitting Guide Guide to get to the Channel Categories then choosing HDTV Channels. Of course this would be easier if the menus would cycle around, then you could just press up once instead of down 7 times.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2007 #16 of 113
    Igor

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    If this is about two features I use the most,

    -) Filtering out non-HDTV channels

    GUIDE-GUIDE-CH DN-SELECT​

    -) Search
    I include here all kinds of search, from category sort to keyword searches.
    The new feature to search categories combined with bolean logic is great.​
     
  17. Dec 20, 2007 #17 of 113
    samrs

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    Two prong power cords. Just like Time Warners.
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    Remember "My Playlist" sort.

    I am surprised that this has not been added to the regular menu yet or when you change the order of your "My Playlist" it will remember it without even turning it on.
     
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    Being able to set Record Defaults, makes one touch record way more powerful.

    As stated above, using the Info button on the channel number in the guide. I use that on Premium Movie channels every couple of weeks to grab movies I otherwise wouldn't know were on or that I wanted.
     
  20. Dec 20, 2007 #20 of 113
    sraider

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    Dash Dash delete
     
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