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Results - Ranking after 1236 votes cast
Star - HAS BEEN ADDRESSED IN A SOFTWARE PRE-RELEASE... NOT YET NATIONAL.
Blue Ball - CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY OR BEHAVIOR WILL CHANGE.
Yellow Ball - CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY OR BEHAVIOR MAY CHANGE.
Green Ball - CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY OR BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED..
1. CRUISE CONTROLS
Up to FFX3, automatically switch to PLAY at the end of a commercial block. about
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User-selectable REPLAY button time. (E.g., "Default, or 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 seconds)
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Ability to vary SLOW MOTION speed using the FF/REW buttons.
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During FF or RW, UP/DOWN arrows should express to the START or END of a recording. about
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During PAUSE, press & hold FF or REW to continuously move one frame at a time.
Ability to jump ahead or back in a recording by pressing "3-FF", e.g., to jump ahead 3 minutes, or "1-5-RW" to jump back 15 minutes.
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OPTION to use the PLAY key as PLAY/PAUSE, and use the PAUSE key for SLOW MOTION. about
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2. USER INTERFACE
Show more GUIDE channels and hours per screen. about
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Allow editing of the "CHANNELS I GET" list, similar to the way the OFF-AIR channel list is editable. about
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When DOUBLEPLAY is active, display and link to the other tuner's Channel/Show Title on the current tuner's INFO bar, otherwise display a link to start DOUBLEPLAY.
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Continue to scroll the cursor to the bottom (or top) when reaching the top (or bottom) of a list or menu pane. E.g., move from "Aiwa" up to "Zenith" in the remote code list, or "Zodiac" down to "24" in the PLAYLIST.
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Flag "partial" recordings on the PLAYLIST. The show's PROGRESS BAR should reflect the partial time as well. about
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Display a small channel logo in MY PLAYLIST.
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Ability to group SEARCH, HISTORY or TODO list show titles into folders, similar to the PLAYLIST. about
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OPTION for a TiVo-style GUIDE list (text-only, no GRID). about
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Ability to designate a show as 'watched' or 'unwatched', regardless of its playback status.
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Ability to change color schemes or themes.
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3. EASE OF USE
Undelete, or the ability to allow user acccess to a "recycle bin" to restore a recording.
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Web access to HR2x features, including SETUP, SEARCH, FILE, PLAYLIST and RECORDING MANAGEMENT. about
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Option to configure DOUBLEPLAY to auto-pause before switching buffers. about
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In the Guide, the FF and REW buttons should move 1 screen sideways.
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Ability to review recently expired program information in the GUIDE. about
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Ability to do an "erase all" of Caller ID results.
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Ability to press DASH-DASH in the GUIDE to remove a channel from the active CUSTOM channels list.
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"2-click" access to the following features: "Menu-1"=CC TOGGLE, "Menu-2"=TODO LIST, "Menu-3"=CYCLE FAVORITES, "Menu-4"=SERIES MANAGER, "Menu-5"=HISTORY, "Menu-6"=MANUAL RECORD, "Menu-7"=TITLE SEARCH, "Menu-8"=KEYWORD SEARCH, "Menu-9"=SAVED SEARCHES and "Menu-0"=SETUP. about
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Ability to disable/enable network notifications. about
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Show "Delete / Don't Delete" popup when pressing EXIT in the last few minutes of a recording.
Satellite signal strength test should default to the sat/transponder for the current channel.
Enable "triple-tap" navigation through MediaShare directories or the PLAYLIST. about
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Ability to automatically output SD programs with "Letterbox" in their program description in CROP format on 16:9 displays. Otherwise, use the user-default format.
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While viewing INFO for a program selected from any list, the RED and GREEN buttons should display the INFO for the PREV/NEXT program from that list. about
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Increase the number of Custom channel lists to 5 or more.
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4. RECORDING MANAGEMENT
Use "First Aired Date" to calculate "First Run/Repeat" status, and only look for embedded "First Run" or "Repeat" flags when no FAD is present. about
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SERIES LINK setup options: RECORD: [First Run/Repeat/Both/All with Duplicates]; RECORD THIS TIME SLOT ONLY?: [Y/N]; RECORD THIS WEEK-DAY ONLY?: [Y/N]; KEEP AT MOST: [1/2/3/4/5/10/ALL]; WHEN LIMIT REACHED: [Delete Oldest/Stop Recording]; AUTODELETE WHEN DISK FULL?: [Y/N] about
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Ability to AUTO-TRIM a scheduled show's start/stop time, to avoid conflicts. about
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"Negative padding" OPTION. The ability to schedule a recording to start late or end early by "N" minutes. about
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An "UPDATE NOW" option to immediately populate the TO DO LIST with all matching programs in the GUIDE, after scheduling a SL, AUTORECORD, re-ordering the SERIES MANAGER, or otherwise freeing up recording slots. about
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Ability to key in the channel number directly when setting up a manual recording.
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Ability to simultaneously record 2 SAT channels and at least 1 OTA channel.
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Ability to create custom PLAYLIST folders (e.g., "MOM", "DAD", "KIDS"), and to designate inside which folder a recording should be displayed. about
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Ability to suppress On-screen graphics display (OSD) when saving a recording to DVD or tape.
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Ability to JUMP TO A DATE/TIME within the TO DO LIST or HISTORY. about
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Ability to set manual recordings for a date well into the future rather than a week or so.
Offer a "Keep At Most" option for recurring manual recordings.
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Ability to add padding to a currently recorded show with a single button. about
Light amber LED for 1 recording and red LED for 2 recordings. about
5. BUGS or FEATURES?
Actions that may not provide the expected result.
Display only the channels that are in your current subscription package in SEARCH results.
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Recording HISTORY should always display the correct reason a show was "Canceled", "Deleted", or "Not Recorded". about
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The PROGRESS BAR should clear immediately when hitting PLAY to exit from a CRUISE CONTROL function (or after the last ADVANCE), and just display for a half-second when hitting PAUSE. about
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Ignore CHANNEL UP/DOWN or # keys while watching recordings, to prevent inadvertently exiting PLAYBACK or clearing the LIVE buffer. about
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Ignore irrelevant words or punctuation ("Manual:", A, An, The, 'Til) when alphabetically sorting MY PLAYLIST. about
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Any option to cancel a RECORDING in progress should offer the option to "delete the partial" that will be left behind. about
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Reduce the size and/or brightness of the PROGRESS BAR.
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Increase the PRIORITIZER/SERIES LINK limit to more than 50.
GUIDE button should toggle on-screen graphics the same as MENU, LIST, INFO and MINIGUIDE... a second press should clear the screen. GUIDE FILTERS should move to the GUIDE BLUE button, or the GUIDE YELLOW menu.
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Always return to most recently accessed position on MY PLAYLIST when using LIST. about
Ability to disable PIG/PIL display of recordings in progress that are not also currently being viewed, or to disable PIG/PIL entirely. about
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In "Mark & Delete", selecting a show's check-box should also display that show's program description. about
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Ability to manually tune to an available over-the-air channel not in the GUIDE.
6. NEW FEATURES
Ability to backup your HR20 settings and/or SERIES LINKS via network or USB drive.
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Picture-In-Picture/Picture-by-Picture capability.
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Deliver time-sensitive HR2x notifications via "TV Mail" or email to a user-specified address. about
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Ability to archive selected recordings. about
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"Return to Channel." When entering Standby, option to auto-switch the foreground tuner to a user-designated channel or the last channel tuned. The intent is that when the unit is turned on, that channel is being buffered.
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Pressing the RED button during PLAYBACK should bring up the "KEEP/DELETE" pop-up. about
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Ability to schedule when VOD's should download. about
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Ability to turn on the SCREENSAVER when listening to music over the network. about
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Allow the HR20 to simultaneously accept IR (infrared) and RF (radio frequency) remote control signals.
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Offer an "Energy Save" mode. about
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Ability to connect a USB keyboard for use in searches, game lounge, etc.
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Enable Screen Centering under the Setup, Display options. Manual p. 28. about
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Ability to "power off" or "shutdown" via a menu option. about
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Watch programs remotely over the Internet - like a Slingbox, but without the extra hardware.
A new GUIDE filter that only displays channels currently on the TO DO LIST. about
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"Digital Living Network Alliance" certification of features intended to interoperate with other DLNA-compliant products.
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Option to display CID information on networked STB's. about
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7. SEARCH/AUTORECORD
SEARCH/AUTORECORD matches should be grouped in folders named for the show titles, in SEARCH results or the PLAYLIST. about
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More CHANNEL search options, including the ability to specify SD, OTA or HD channels or to search individual channels plus a range of channels simultaneously. about
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Ability to SEARCH for shows by DATE or ranges of DATES. about
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RECENT SEARCH capabilities as follows: Permit saved SEARCH editing; Restore Mark & Delete for saved searches; Display a "match count" for each SEARCH; Offer an "Episodes List" containing all RECENT SEARCH hits. about
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8. Multi-Room Viewing
WHOLE HOME setup options for TO DO LIST and HISTORY sharing, similar to PLAYLIST sharing.
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Completed Items
"BLACKED-OUT" programs should be tagged, to prevent scheduling blank recordings.
"[...]access [...] home videos [...] directly from Intel? Viiv? PCs" - 2006 Annual Report, p.7.
30s SLIP should work at a faster speed.
4x FF mode - Enable Faster Fast Forward as shown in the owner's manual on p.iv.
A quick way to toggle Closed Captions On/Off. about
A way to opt-in to software updates that have not yet been released nationally.
Ability to cycle through the CUSTOM channel lists while in GUIDE. about
Ability to edit all shows in the PRIORITIZER, even when there are none upcoming, page 28. about
Ability to jump to marked points in playback (End Points and TickMarks).
Ability to load/play multimedia files from an external source.
Ability to remotely control more than two HR20/21's in the same room via IR. about
Ability to schedule a program remotely over the Internet.
Ability to watch recordings when there's no satellite signal.
After SEARCH by title, limit final search results to the episodes on the selected channel only! about
All A/V Outputs should be disabled when the unit is put in standby mode.
Always sort shows within folders by date, even though the PLAYLIST may be sorted sorted differently. about
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At the Delete/Don't Delete pop-up at the end of recording, RW and REPLAY should still function.
Automatically pad a recording's start and/or stop time by one minute, when it won't cause a conflict. about
AUTORECORD keywords with special characters, e.g. Americas should record matches to America's.
Broadband Video on Demand - Investor Day 2/22/06 Slide 54
Cache the OTA information so that it can be quickly discovered after a reset. about
Display conflicting programs in the To Do List
Display LONG CHANNEL NAMES in the CHANNELS I GET or CUSTOM channel set-up lists. about
Display more show details, like "Original Air Date", to allow better searching.
Display only the channels that are in your current subscription package in GUIDE.
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Driver support for "N" USB wireless devices to more easily integrate wireless networking about
Dual Live Buffers - Toggle between two live shows with 30+ minute buffers on each.
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During FF or RW, LEFT/RIGHT arrows should SKIP-TO-TICKS. about
Enable "Local Off-Air" (Over The Air) ATSC Programming, p.76 of the manual.
Enable "Sound Effects" as shows in the photo on p. 29 of the manual.
Enable Parental Controls in My Playlist as defined in the owner's manual on page 34.
eSATA -Enable consumer installable Hard Drive Expansion Device - Investor Day 2/22/06 Slide 41
Fast Forward correction to compensate user response time when pressing PLAY key.
Group-play, or the ability to play all programs in a group one after the other.
GUIDE button should "display the Guide" first and Channel Categories second per p. iv. & 4.
History feature should contain updated information on "why" things occurred.
Icon in GUIDE if a particular program is already on MY PLAYLIST or the TO DO LIST.
LEFT ARROW should function like the BACK button in all menus where this is practical.
Make Caller ID work reliably.
Make Closed Captioning (Setup>Display Menu) work reliably.
Make the Replay Button consistently jump back 6 seconds, per manual p.iv.
Multi-Room Viewing via the Ethernet Port.
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OPTION to disable FFx1 AUTOCORRECTION. about
OPTION to have My Playlist remember how I would like to view it (chronological, alphabetical, etc.)
OPTION to turn off Guide/List/Menu Animation for better Ease of Use & response.
Optional "triple-tap" text entry for SEARCH term input or editing. about
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Remember if the LIVE BUFFER is PAUSED, when using PREV to toggle between LIVE TV and recording PLAYBACK. about
Save GUIDE/INTERACTIVE data on Hard Disk for easy recovery after reset.
Selecting a SHOW in the PRIORITIZER should always display its upcoming EPISODE list. about
Show the HD Icon on programs in all lists (e.g. search results).
Show the highlighted program's description in the "To Do List" and "History", instead of a static message.
Soft buffering, or putting the last couple of minutes of one show and the first couple of minutes of a second show into both recordings if shows are recorded back-to-back on the same channel.
Treat words like "The" and "A" at the beginning of a title as optional during a search.
Turn off "searching for satellite" message when watching a recorded program.
When LiveTV is interrupted by 'OK to Change Channel/Cancel Recording?', ask the viewer which recording they'd like to cancel.
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When re-ordering a show in the PRIORITIZER, CHAN UP/CHAN DOWN should move it one full page at a time.

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