Direct Tune Feature

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This is great. Have u guys tried the direct tune feature on your DVR.
 
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This is great. Have u guys tried the direct tune feature on your DVR.

It is nice. I have been asking for this since I switched from my Sony HD200 to the HR20-700. I only wish they would expand the number of channels available to 16 or even 25.
 
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Are you referring to the new feature called QuickTune that came with the 02af software?
 
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It is cool. As an additional feature, it would be neat if when you stopped on a channel a balloon popped up with the name of what is currently being shown on that channel..
 
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The channel banner only does that for the currently tuned channel.
What is being requested is that the current show be displayed for the highlighted channel within QuickTune.
 
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The channel banner only does that for the currently tuned channel.
What is being requested is that the current show be displayed for the highlighted channel within QuickTune.

You got it bud. That would a nice enhancement. Other than that though, it's cool. I keep forgetting to use it though. I always tune to a channel then use the blue "mini guide" to scroll until I find something on.
 
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For anyone reading thinking "what is quicktune", press the UP arrow on your HR2x if you have received the latest download and you'll find out.

It's a handy customizable 9 channel "quicktune".
 
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One of my receivers has it (HR20-100) while the other hasn't gotten it yet (HR20-700). Is there a way to force the update?
 
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I felt a little weird when I started using this, because it made me realize how FEW D* channels I watch on a normal basis. I couldn't even come up with 9 channels that I watch normally.
 
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I felt a little weird when I started using this, because it made me realize how FEW D* channels I watch on a normal basis. I couldn't even come up with 9 channels that I watch normally.


I too had a hard time adding 9. To bad there is no al-a-carte option with DirecTV. :D
 
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My second DVR got the update last nite. I stuck in channels that for some reason I can't remember channel numbers.....ESPNHD, CNNHD, MGM, Center Ice (beginning channel)....I'll probably add the Science and Discovery Channels. Channels I do remember that I just punch in......Fox (360...easy to remember), HBO (501), NHL Channel (215), Fox Sports Detroit (663), the locals. Yeah I too channel surf alot.
 
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I always wanted a la carte until very recently; lately I've realized that I have a tendency to isolate myself to certain programming. Sometimes it's nice to try a different channel. Every now and then I surprise myself with something that I enjoy that I never thought possible.

A few years ago I thought I was done with network television. Now, approximately half of my DVR events are on network TV. If it weren't for Fox News, FX, Discovery and Disney (for my son) I'm not so sure I wouldn't just put some money in a good quality OTA antenna and a high quality DVR.

Neat feature; I'll try it out as soon as my system is installed.
 
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I felt a little weird when I started using this, because it made me realize how FEW D* channels I watch on a normal basis. I couldn't even come up with 9 channels that I watch normally.

I too had a hard time adding 9. To bad there is no al-a-carte option with DirecTV. :D

9 is real easy for me, I have 4 just in my local networks, then theres Espn, ESPN2, Spike, USA, Sci fi, there's 9 off the top of my head and thats not counting SCI Channel, any Discovery, HD Net, TVLand ect.

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My top 9 include FOX, NBC, USA HD, Sci-FI HD, TNT HD, TBS HD, FX HD, ABC Family HD, and CNBC HD. Sure there are others that I watch but, not a lot.

Maybe add a row or two to add some more open slots? I think though, this will make the customer realize just how few channels they actually watch and may cause some unwanted calls to the call center from some. LOL
 
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I always wanted a la carte until very recently; lately I've realized that I have a tendency to isolate myself to certain programming. Sometimes it's nice to try a different channel. Every now and then I surprise myself with something that I enjoy that I never thought possible.

A few years ago I thought I was done with network television. Now, approximately half of my DVR events are on network TV. If it weren't for Fox News, FX, Discovery and Disney (for my son) I'm not so sure I wouldn't just put some money in a good quality OTA antenna and a high quality DVR.

Neat feature; I'll try it out as soon as my system is installed.

I do the EXACT same thing! Right now I'm catching up on Smallville eps that I missed on HDNET
 
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I felt a little weird when I started using this, because it made me realize how FEW D* channels I watch on a normal basis. I couldn't even come up with 9 channels that I watch normally.


me too but i combined what the wife and I watch most. i truly love this feature! mine are TBS,Comedy Central,Espnews,TNT,HGTV,Travel,Cartoon Network,HD Theater,Food Network
Guess which ones are mine :D
 
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