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Now that I have moved the HR20 to the main viewing room, there is one more
thing that I miss that I haven't really noticed anyone mentioning. If you have, I'm
sorry I missed it.

The TIVO pop up that you get when some commercials air for upcoming shows
that you can just press the thumbs up button to record it.

If DirecTV could put something in the stream that would be cool!
 

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The TV networks have to support it, along with DirecTV putting support in the software. I didn't see it used all that frequently though. It may even be a Tivo patent, which would prevent DirecTV from including the functionality.
 

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Jeremy W said:
The TV networks have to support it, along with DirecTV putting support in the software. I didn't see it used all that frequently though. It may even be a Tivo patent, which would prevent DirecTV from including the functionality.
The networks already support it and send it. Otherwise the Tivo wouldn't get the message to Pop.

Which leads me to wonder if this is one of those patents that might best be served by Tivo allowing others to use the feature--so long as Tivo gets a penny for each time the stations embed the signal, rather than trying to get $10 for every dvr sold that does the pop.

Cheers,
Tom
 

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This forum is not for asking about what the HR20 should or doesn't do, it is only for asking about what it can do in a positive, all-american manner. Also note that if the HR20 fails then technically it didn't do a task so therefore you cannot ask about that either. Please find the appropriate forum for your TIVO cult mind-games.





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ouijal said:
This forum is not for asking about what the HR20 should or doesn't do, it is only for asking about what it can do in a positive, all-american manner. Also note that if the HR20 fails then technically it didn't do a task so therefore you cannot ask about that either. Please find the appropriate forum for your TIVO cult mind-games.

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You forgot to turn the Sarcasm ON at the start of the post.
 

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Jeremy W said:
The TV networks have to support it, along with DirecTV putting support in the software. I didn't see it used all that frequently though. It may even be a Tivo patent, which would prevent DirecTV from including the functionality.
Um, all DirecTV would have to do is put an interactive app on the HDD and when the right commercial pops up on a specific network (or not even on a specific network) you press the Red button "or whatever." Could work exactly like those interactive ads, only off disk. There couldn't be a Tivo patent on it because even NDS has developed a way to do off disk interactive ads.
 

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Um, all DirecTV would have to do is put an interactive app on the HDD and when the right commercial pops up on a specific network (or not even on a specific network) you press the Red button "or whatever." Could work exactly like those interactive ads, only off disk. There couldn't be a Tivo patent on it because even NDS has developed a way to do off disk interactive ads.
Maybe D* can do an interaactive pop up that tells me when to do a red button reset? Show the friendly face of D* isntead of the ugly BSOD.
 

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Um, all DirecTV would have to do is put an interactive app on the HDD and when the right commercial pops up on a specific network (or not even on a specific network) you press the Red button "or whatever."
And how is the HR20 supposed to know when the right commercial pops up if the network isn't embedding some special code in the commercial to tell it?
 
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