06-27-2012 10:11:28 AM
In general I am pleased with U-Verse however having been a longtime user of Tivo and Direct TV I have a few suggestions:
- Need 1 button press to access Favorites Guide or way to set it as default guide
- Need View checked in hide channel options
- Need way to optionally sync Favorites and hide channels on all receivers in home
- Guide takes up whole screen, cant see show behind it
- Better searching like Tivo (Watchlists, movies only, etc.)
Hopefully new features or updates will be issued from time to time making a good system even better!
06-27-2012 12:16:45 PM
Suggest this be moved to the Equipment / Receivers forum.
And while we're making wish lists, how about:
6. Slow motion / frame-by-frame advance
06-27-2012 11:59:33 PM - edited 06-28-2012 12:00:06 AM
Push the "Enter" button in the lower right hand corner of your remote for quick access to "favorites".
For my part...in the hide channels list....it would be so much more convenient if we could just directly enter the number of a channel we wanted to go to rather than having to start at channel 1 and work our way slowly to the HD channels up over 1,000.
06-13-2013 09:49:38 PM
Yes! Very much agreed Re slomo and favorites button. These are standard issue on every other tv/DVR service I've used...no idea why AT&T can't get this fixed...it's been a user request for years according to a google forum search.
06-22-2013 10:33:49 AM
First of all, look at the Dish Network guide system. It is simply the best, most convenient guide system available...almost enough reason to subscribe to Dish!
Here's how it works. You have five guides available. The first two are "All channels" and "All Subscribed". Then you have three more which you create from scratch. I used to have one I called "Regular" which included all the channels that I would actually watch. So the foreign language channels, sports, music, and other stuff was out of the way. Then I had one called "Music", which was, of course, all the music channels that I might consider listening to. Finally, I had one called Movies, which was all the channels that might have movies. The guide button initally brought up the last guide used, and if you pressed it while the guide was up, it would cycle through the other guides.
I have more ideas, but in another post. The above is one that might be a software update.
06-22-2013 10:50:02 AM - edited 06-22-2013 10:52:31 AM
Turn the DVR into entertainment central. A rich friend of mine has a central rack closet with a device that handles DVD's like this. You put the DVD into the slot, and you get a message: "Play or save". If you pick save, it copies the movie to a hard drive and gives you a chance to enter/edit the title, put it into a category, and restrict viewing if needed. Then it's available just as DVR recordings are, on any set in the house, any time.
*** If the Uverse DVR had such a capability, it would be a huge convenience, and it (are you listening AT&T?) would really tie Uverse customers to AT&T, because all their DVD's would be on the DVR. Of course it would need a huge hard drive--2TB or so--or need to support external hard drives, or both. A far second choice would be if the DVR had a DVD player built in, so one could at least play a DVD and watch it on any TV.
*** Streaming Internet capability built into the DVR. Of course, this might seem counter-productive to the profit motive, since it would make it even easier to use Netflix, Amazon, etc. in lieu of HBO, Cinemax, and the other premium channels. However, there is no law stopping AT&T from offering its own streaming video service, is there? A few years ago, AT&T could have bought Netflix and owned the streaming business. Now their stock price is probably way too high. It's not too late to strike a deal with Amazon, though.
* Finally, a little thing. It would be nice if there were a way to sync DVR playback. That is, you select a DVR recording, and if it is playing already, a prompt asks "New play or Sync existing playback?" Would be nice if you're moving from room to room, as we often do from the kitchen to the TV room. And when there are synced playbacks, hitting pause on any STB would pause all playback. We accomplish that between two TVs in our house with wireless HDMI. That's an expensive and clumsy way to do it (wireless HDMI is not quite ready for prime time, and it's quirky), although it does eliminate one STB.
06-22-2013 04:04:07 PM
To do this with u-verse - While watching a recording - Hit last or enter any channel number to leave the recording.
When you go you the other room go to recordings and select the recording & resume play. It will start where you left it.
I am thinking you can barge in just by going to chan 9999, but I do not feel like testing it now. Worst case = you get the DVR menu.
06-22-2013 04:22:20 PM - edited 06-22-2013 04:23:27 PM
Things are probably changing as Ericsson is buying MediaRoom from MS and integrating it's own Multiroom solution into the best of both.
Frost said that MS MediaRoom customers had expressed satisfaction that the platform would now be in the hands of a company that is committed to the service provider market. “All the feedback we have had from key customers is very positive because we are very committed to this customer base,” said Frost. He said Ericsson’s ability to offer a combination of technology and a “very large service organisation” would be appealing to service providers.
Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
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