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Why is there no; standby, stop, add channel, separate scans, manual setup?

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by videobruce, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    I'm (now) more aware "how thing are", but that doesn't mean they are right as in the way they should be. Nothing is cast in stone. The past doesn't have to be the present, things can and should change when they are short sighted.
    It's suppose to be a cut above isn't it??
    Historically and by past practice. It wasn't broke, it didn't need fixing.
     
  2. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    I never said or implied dedicated buttons for every single function.
    Does it not stop the playback (reading of the disc)? Just because it doesn't physically stop movement of the disc, it is still a basic function.
    Re; right navigation key. When the info screen is up, toggling the right nav. button changes what is visible on the screen when you change channels.
    And 10 minutes to restore a image (depending on the image size). I said about the same amount of time.
    And this is does exactly how?
    Choices of saving, deleting then returning to LiveTV.

    And all you others are doing exactly what? The same thing!
    I'm just responding to your comments. I posted my reasons more than once, it's you that continue to defend your worshiped DVR. The 'stop' button was only one item that you continue to make a colossal case over, not me. I guess you guys don't know what attorneys do.
     
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    And you expected something different? :D

    This is a forum centered around the TiVo DVR, you know. ;)
     
  4. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    The way it's been doesn't mean it's the most appropriate way or the way it will continue to be.
    Going on and on, centered around one of many issues was not my doing. Defending a device that has flawed basic functions due to narrow minded thinking just because that's the way it's been and you got use to it, is short sighted.

    I don't know why this sub forum is even there since according to most, there is nothing wrong with these. :rolleyes:
     
  5. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    Okay, now you're just trying to be funny. You couldn't have possibly been serious when you typed those two completely opposing things literally in the same post, right?
     
  6. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    One was in reference to devices having a stop button and the comments that it isn't needed anymore, the other to do with the lack of editing channel numbers. Two different subjects, two different posts.
     
  7. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    Both of my quotes came from the same post:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9482229#post9482229

    They were replying to two different subjects, but were from your same post. I'm simply trying to point out the irony that you say in one breath that "nothing is cast in stone...things can and should change" and in the very next breath when replying to a different subject say the exact opposite as for why things shouldn't change: "historically and by past practice; it wasn't broke, it didn't need fixing."

    So, in effect: things need to change, but they also need to stay exactly the same because that's how they've always been.
     
  8. Davelnlr_

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    Is there any one key method to pull up "My Shows" without having to hit Tivo and then Select? Im trying to program my Harmony.
     
  9. ShayL

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    I asked this same question in this thread: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=460100. There is one, but you have use the TiVo S3 for the Harmony device. There is not if use the Premiere for the Harmony device.
     
  10. Davelnlr_

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Just added a DirecTv 10-250 to my devices, and learned the LIST command from it, then added it to the Premier codeset, and it works perfectly. Thanks for the link.
     
  11. slacker9876

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    Man a guy could get killed in this thread!!!

    Honestly I always thought the stop button would have been nice for short recordings. For example on my first Series 2 I has wanted to record a snippet of the Today show for my wife, Super Bowl commercials and sadly 9/11, which I happened to be watching live. With HDDs being what the are, space is not so much of a concern. and I probably wouldn't use it unless my wife had missed the Madden series with Ray Lewis and his couch buddy ... those were GREAT!
     
  12. wmcbrine

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    You don't need a stop button to stop the recording. There are multiple methods. While watching, Info -> Select. From the menu, Modify Recording -> Stop Recording.
     
  13. Arcady

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    Where is the TV/VCR button on my TiVo? I want to switch between channel 3 on the TiVo and channel 3 on broadcast. Oh wait, that makes no sense, just just having a stop button on a hard drive.
     
  14. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    Still waiting for an answer to my question.
     
  15. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    Very simple, some should change, others should not. Neither is a blanket statement.

    To answer your question, exactly what it says, to stop playback (not pause). What else?
    There is no reason to discuss this anymore, you stated your view, I stated mine. Case closed on the "stop button".
     
  16. David Platt

    David Platt !Texas TCF Club

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    But you didn't answer my question at all, and I'm genuinely curious. I totally get that you want the program to stop, but what do you want on the screen when the program stops playing? A TiVo Central screen? Live TV? A blank screen? That's what I'm not getting. Each of these is easily accomplishable with a universal remote; I'm just trying to help you come up with a solution.
     
  17. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    The same thing as what happens with the left navigation key. My point is, don't double up basic functions with some other key.

    I was going to edit the OP removing the two that I wasn't sure of and adding others, namely the lack of editing the channel numbers so CATV OTA station virtual numbers the tuner shows could be linked with the fictitious three digit number the MSO assigns to that channel in the Guide, but it's apparent that you are all well off enough to afford another $50+ month after month for higher tiers so that is no issue.

    Someone that either can't afford that or just doesn't want it is of no importance.
     
  18. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Your point is incoherent.

    The only thing you need to afford is a CableCard, which should be more like $3-5 a month. It has nothing to do with higher tiers.
     
  19. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    Corrected three entries in the original post and added others.
    90%+ of the initial list was correct in spite of the first few incorrect comments.

    Tell me, do you fan boys own stock in this company? Is that why you can't accept the fact these are flawed beyond belief for a supposed 'mature' product.
     

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