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What are your top featurs? (Please only select 3)

  • Native Resolution Pass through

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Expanded Discrete Controls

    Votes: 181 40.5%
  • Enhanced Recording/Recorded show buffer functionality (Sticky Recording Buffer)

    Votes: 41 9.2%
  • Enhanced Content sharing through network

    Votes: 117 26.2%
  • Ability to Adjust Horizontal/Vertical Size

    Votes: 181 40.5%
  • Web Access to Receiver (Web Scheduling)

    Votes: 85 19.0%
  • Enhanced EHD User Interface support

    Votes: 203 45.4%
  • Enhanced EHD Support

    Votes: 79 17.7%
  • Enhanced Recorded history management

    Votes: 58 13.0%
  • Would love a bunch of minor usability features

    Votes: 52 11.6%
  • More Comprehensive Search Enginge

    Votes: 64 14.3%
  • More Tuner/Timer Control features

    Votes: 59 13.2%
  • Enhanced the Trick Play feature

    Votes: 76 17.0%
  • Please... No more features.

    Votes: 32 7.2%
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Better late than never. Below is a compiled list of the features most people ask for in the "If I had one Feature thread". I excluded features that are technically not possible (i.e. TV2 HD output) and features that are not directly related to a VIP software upgrade. Please vote on your top 3 and let see what floats to the top. See below for more detail description of the features. Yes we have done this before, but always good to get a pulse of what as users we most want today. If you feel the receivers feature list meets your needs and you do not want any other features added Mark the last poll option. Enjoy and lets have fun with it.

Native Resolution Pass-through
Allows the user to set their VIP receiver to ouput SD content as 480i and HD content to 1080i or 720p. Allows user to either set it to Native Resolution
mode or specify an output for each VIP input resolution.

Expanded Discrete Controls
The ability to use discrete remote control commands to operate some of the more common features like Closed Caption & Output Resolution. Includes a remote short cut to access the discrete controls if possible.

Enhanced Recording/Recorded show buffer functionality (Sticky Recording Buffer)
This is the feature that would allow a user that is watching something being recorded or that has been recorded to pause, PIP swap, and when they PIP swap back to have the show still paused. This also include when a user leaved a shows that is being recorded and returns they can resume from the spot they left.

Enhanced Content sharing through network
Ability to stream content between all VIP receiver in a household and to move recording from one receiver to another. DLNA support would be most welcome as part of this feature.

Ability to Adjust Horizontal/Vertical Size

Web Access to Receiver

Enhanced EHD UI
This would include better EHD integration into current UI and full folder support.

Enhanced EHD Support
Ability to use larger than 750GB drives and ability to use share content

Enhanced Recorded History management
Longer history of shows already recorded. Solve the problem of "delete recorded show and not have it be recorded at some later date"

Would love a bunch of minor usability features
This would include the following.
Ability to Undelete a recording
Indications of shows that have already been watched on drive.
Bookmarks
Trick modes available while on Menus and Guides

More Comprehensive Search Engine
Support for AND, OR, etc.

More Tuner Timer Control
Ability to force a particular show to a particular tuner.
Ability to set a timer that says. Use OTA if available, if not use Sat.

Enhanced Trick Plays
1.5x Replay with audio and possibly some other speeds
 

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I can't believe that after all this time we still don't have native passthrough. Granted most HD channels are in 1080i so I just set my 622 and 722 to that, but I'm pretty confident my TVs would handle conversion better than the Dish receivers do.
 

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How about adding the ability to have multiple EHDs connected at the same time? The tech chat has mentioned that several times. But my most wanted feature is remote access to the receiver!
 

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How about just making it stable. 6.10 has caused numerous lockups and reboots for my 722. Everything was perfect before.
 

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What I REALLY, REALLY want is for me to be able to tell the receiver, "Yes, I know my OTA reception sucks today so please stop telling me that you lost signal on the DVR...just show me what was recorded!"

I can't STAND that a gargatuan opaque warning comes up on the screen every little time there was a glitch in the recording because I have lots of leaves fluttering outside causing multi-path. ATSC isn't Dish's fault, but by God, please let me see the parts of the program I did manage to record without this FULL SCREEN "a portion of this program was not recorded" crap!

See ya
Tony
 

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I think people will be VERY pleased once the SLING integration comes around. There's a lot of networking capabilities we should see coming around - especially if we're going to remain competitive in a world with Windows Media Center and Apple TV.... its going to get real awesome in the next 2 years.
 

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Enhanced Recording/Recorded show buffer functionality (Sticky Recording Buffer)
This is the feature that would allow a user that is watching something being recorded or that has been recorded to pause, PIP swap, and when they PIP swap back to have the show still paused. This also include when a user leaved a shows that is being recorded and returns they can resume from the spot they left.
Mine does that now, sort of. I watch baseball and the 10 PM news at the same time. Just before 10 PM I PIP swap to make sure that the other tuner is tuned to the FOX station w/ 10 PM news and then switch back to the game. During commercial breaks I start watching the news from the beginning. I hit pause and return to the game. As long as the 1-hour buffer is not exceeded, the paused news stays paused.

Is that the jist of this "future" feature? If so we already have it.
 

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The Sticky Buffer thing doesn't really make sense to me. I guess that's because, as Mike P says, the Dish Dual DVRs have the ability to hold a 2 hour pause on each tuner. So, if I wanted to watch OU kick the snot out of Texas but needed to also make sure the weather is going to be good for my evening stroll thru the park, I can pause the Sooners - swap to Weather - come back to the Sooners after I'm done --- that is assuming that the Weather isn't 2 hours long (and it never is... unless there's a tornado in the area) ---

So, what's so awesome about the Sticky Buffer??? I want the ability to be able to crop my previous recordings. Say, I recorded the entire 4 hours of the Olympics coverage to make sure I got a shot to watch Michael Phelps hit Gold Number 12. I'd like to be able to come back later and cut out that stuff I don't want (say 3 1/2 hours of stuff) so I can have that time back on my hard drive.... Now, THAT would be awesome.
 

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DishTSR3Mentor said:
The Sticky Buffer thing doesn't really make sense to me. I guess that's because, as Mike P says, the Dish Dual DVRs have the ability to hold a 2 hour pause on each tuner. ...
I think the old 921 and 942's had a 2-hour buffer. The newer 622/722/612 only have a 1-hour buffer so you can only pause for up to one hour.
 

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I would like two things, a way to cut/split/edit my Recordings (sometimes I only want to save like five minutes in a two hour program), and the other is the USB storage menus to be a lot more like the regular My Recordings Menus, but I take it that's what Enhanced EHD UI means.
 

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One thing that drives me crazy is not being able to "skip" all of the iterations of a particular episode that I don't want to record. Many shows have multiple repeats. The way things work now, I have to skip the first version, then the 2nd pops up, skip that, then the third, etc.. . What a pain!

Why not add a "skip this episode number" button?
 
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