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post #1 of 5 Old 12-02-2000, 01:27 AM - Thread Starter
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I love my new 3060 (12 days and counting...) and wouldn't consider returning it even with all the recent turmoil.

There is, however a minor annoyance I think could be adressed quite simply.

When in the Channel Guide, it's easy to maneuver to the channel you want: you can use the arrow buttons to move one channel at a time, use the channel up and down buttons to move one page at a time, or simply dial in the desired channel number to jump there directly.

However, it's a different matter when you want to navigate time. Currently you can move one half hour at a time by using the left and right arrow buttons or move 12 hours at a time by using the fast forward and rewind buttons. It struck me that commands to move 6 and 24 hours at a time would make it much easier to find the desired timeslot.

When I tried to figure out which buttons would be used for these functions, though, I could find no intuitive solutions. Then I learned of the jump forward/back features. This is of course when, while viewing a recorded program, you skip ahead from the present spot a certain number of minutes by pressing that number followed by the Quick Skip button. To jump back a certain number of minutes, you press the number followed by the Instant Replay button.

These exact same button presses would be excellent for navigating the Channel Guide much more easily! For example, to move back five hours in the Channel Guide, one would press "5" then "Instant Replay." To move forward five days, one would press "120" then "Quick Skip."

This shouldn't take an awful lot of coding to accomplish and would be much appreciated by ReplayTV users everywhere.

Are you listening, Mike? ;-)
(I've e-mailed this idea to wishlist@replaytv.com as well)

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spic, when I first started reading your message, I thought you must have copied and pasted a message I wrote about 3 months ago. Here is the solution I offered:

QuickSkip jumps forward 90 minutes (1 full screen)
InstantReplay jumps backward 90 minutes (1 full screen)
N-QuickSkip jumps forward N hours
N-InstantReplay jumps backward N hours
N-FastForward jumps forward N days
N-Rewind jumps backward N days

I also believe this should be pretty easy to implement.
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Wow, that's even better than what I had. a little complicated, but very useful. They really should have included a way to move one screen at a time horizontally in the channel guide.
I can't wait for 3.1 :-)

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Wow, that's even better than what I had. a little complicated, but very useful. They really should have included a way to move one screen at a time horizontally in the channel guide.
I can't wait for 3.1 :-)

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I gotta get me some of this action:

Wow, that's even better than what I had. a little complicated, but very useful. They really should have included a way to move one screen at a time horizontally in the channel guide.
I can't wait for 3.1 :-)



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