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14 Messages

Monday, January 9th, 2012 3:48 AM

Default to Favorites when pressing Guide button?

Is there a way to default to the user Favorites when pressing the Guide button instead of showing the gazillion channels in the lineup?

 

The Enter(Zoom) button is a good shortcut alternative to pressing the Menu button and then browsing to the Favorites, but the browser to go to whichever was last selected and used.  If I can't make it default to the Favorites then it should at least go to the Favorites if that is what I used last so the next time I press the Guide button it should go to the Favorites.

 

Maybe the Hide Channels is another way to do this, but then I have to go through the gazillion channels in the lineup (which lists everything, not just my subscription channels) and click to remove them.  So in essence through Hide Channels the Guide mirrors my Favorites?

Teacher

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22 Messages

8 years ago

Great!-not. The "yellow" button does not take you into your "default" guide list. That's what everyone wants. Who wants to have to press the yellow button, then scroll through a list of Favorites, then select the one you want, just to get to a Guide? No one. Poor solution.

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22 Messages

8 years ago

Also need to mention the "Favorites, Parental Control and My Multiview" link takes you to a "page not found". This is all just symbolic of AT&T U-Verse quality.

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1 Message

8 years ago

I know it's been a while since this conversation started, but in case someone runs across this, here's my solution: 1) If you've just selected a channel from your favorites list, you can hit the back button to go right back to the favorites guide list. 2) Download the Peel remote app. I was able to create custom buttons on the app, which goes through each of the steps to my favorites list for me. It's just as slow as pressing it myself, but whatever, I was just proud of myself for figuring it out.

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7 Messages

7 years ago

Is the Logitech harmony remote still a viable option to resolve our favorites problem in 2017? I'm  back to Uverse after 3 years of Directv. The only things I miss is the remote and it's capabilities, and the online app-- the uverse app is disfunctional. Has no way to do favorites, either smart phone or tablets. If it is, what model did you use,or which one can you recommend?

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6 Messages

7 years ago

U-Verse fixed the favorites button with a recent release. Now pressing the triangle "A" button takes you directly to favorites! Thanks for fixing this!

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3 Messages

7 years ago

Actually, I don't really agree that it's completely fixed.  It's easier to get to the list of channels, but it's not optimally fixed. 

There should be a way for me to invoke my favorites list as the default list of channels.  Then I can surf through my 14 favorite channels by simply pushing the up/down buttons.  This is highly desirable on Saturday's in the fall when I want to rotate through the various college football games being played.  I don't want to have to push the "A" button to see an abbreviated guide. 

Dish Network has had this functionality in place for well over a decade.  You simply press the "Guide" button, to cycle through the various favorites lists, and it then loads in the appropriate set of channels depending on the selected favorites list.  That list then stays in memory, even when you turn off the system and come back the next day.
Now that would be a great improvement.

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7 Messages

7 years ago

I wish that were true! But, infact it merely takes you to another window that is headed a selection of a list that includes every  single channel-- then you can select which favorites list, in my case among three. Finally I get to see my main favorites list which disappears immediately resulting in having to go through that process over and over and over every time you want to see your designated favorites list. 

AT&T MUST have a way to retain the favorites list last selected until the user selects a different one. Unfortunately,  right now, it defaults to every channel! This is more than a little irritating. 

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7 Messages

7 years ago

 Directv too!

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6 Messages

7 years ago

cjkatx,  that is a different feature than what this thread is about.  The use case for switching quickly between more than 2 channels is pretty rare.  The "Last" button handles the 99% case of switching between 2 channels.  I can see college football being an exception though.

 

Schvarak, yeah I only have one favorites list so it works perfectly for me.  Your use case sounds more complicated.  At least showing the last selected favorite list on the top of the list might be a quick fix.

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7 years ago

 One way to group your favorites is in multiview 

 But it is not very efficient. You only see a small visual with no info 

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