Hmmmm....I thought I tried that the other day and it no longer worked, but I was messing around so much, I might have just thought it didn't work in my frustration over losing all the trick play functions while in PIG.RunnerFL said:The "Prev" button on your remote works regardless of what screen you're on.
It doesn't work when you first bring a unit out of standby, or after a reboot, because there's no previous channel. However if you change the channel from the one it's on when it comes out of standby prev will start working.hasan said:Hmmmm....I thought I tried that the other day and it no longer worked, but I was messing around so much, I might have just thought it didn't work in my frustration over losing all the trick play functions while in PIG.
Correct, but read on.CCarncross said:If I'm reading your post correctly...the previous button will not work with the guide up on the screen...it may have worked with the previous GUI. Honestly, if I wanted to switch to the previous channel I was on, I wouldn't have brought the guide up 1st then press previous, I would have just hit previous to save the extra useless keystroke.
Sorry I missed your thread. I searched and couldn't find anything similar. This issue may seem small but, frustrating none the less.RBTO said:Hey RM,
I expressed your exact frustration in another thread about a week back an no one responded. Guess they weren't onto the quick trick we use(d). My hope is that DTV fixes this problem in their next iteration of the new GUI. After all, whats the PREV button for? Seems like they are killing a lot of remote button functions lately.
I'm assuming you only watch FOX. I watch both. After all, if a judge only listened to one side of a case, can he/she really make an educated decision?yall2 said:I guess that is so you can avoid it at all cost
The problem is related to the overall fact that DIRECTV, for reasons unknown, has chosen to disable all trick play functionality of the video running in the PIG when the guide is up in the more recent versions of the HD-GUI.rwmol said:Correct, but read on.
The purpose of the Previous button is for those of us who don't have a command of every channels number. The only channels I have put to my lame brain is MSNBC (356) and TCM (256). Number sequences obviously.
That said, here's the purpose. Be patient. Example: I'm watching a movie on FXHD (248, I think). A commercial comes on and I want to see what on CSPAN1 and CSPAN2 but if nothing good return to the movie. With the prior GUI, I could open the Guide, page down to CSPAN1 and select it. Then open the Guide, press the previous button to bring the movie back up in the preview screen (This keeps the movie as my previous channel). The Guide will still be on the page displaying CPAN1. Then scroll down to CSPAN2. Select it for a quick look. Then simply hit the previous button to return to the movie. this procedure can no longer be done with the new GUI. Seams complicated, Huh? Not really.
The idea was to be able to quickly preview "multiple" programs without loosing your original channel.
Again, that said, my post might very well be mute. I could simply press Info and go to last 4. It's Been fun expressing my frustrations with the change, though.
Thanks LaxguyLaxguy said:A good idea is to stay away from launching any political comments, e.g. any channels thought to be Left, Right, Center or Fringe...:grin:
Thanks for posting threadHoTat2 said:The problem is related to the overall fact that DIRECTV, for reasons unknown, has chosen to disable all trick play functionality of the video running in the PIG when the guide is up in the more recent versions of the HD-GUI.
Believe me many (me included ) are angry about its removal while others don't mind it so much. See the long thread (one of many posted on this issue actually) here for instance.