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30 sec fwd skip

I recently moved to uverse from dish network. 

While playing a recording off DVR, if I press skip fwd button, it shows a scan of images and then moves forward( takes about 2 seconds). 

Is there any way to make it instantaneous without showing intermediate frames? 

I am used to instant skip with dish network.

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ACE - Master

Re: 30 sec fwd skip

The Forward Skip is what it is.  No way to change it. 

 

This isn't Direct or Dish.  Let it go.

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Message 2 of 22
Teacher

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Yeah, former Dish customer here also, just moved to U-verse, was disappointed in the FF in that it does not work like Dish but am getting used to it. What is funny is that the skip back function works just like Dish

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Expert

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Some people who came from DTV complained because they wanted a smoother variable scan option.  Uverse is what it is, and all of us who choose to stay subs have to adjust.  I had to adjust when I made the switch from Comcast to  DTV.  Such is life with the different service providers.

Message 4 of 22
ACE - Master

Re: 30 sec fwd skip

I actually like using U-Verse's FF plus "rollback."  I can FF until I see the program resuming and press play and it backtracks to about the last 4 or so seconds of the last ad, before the show comes back on.  

 

I also agree that each provider's DVR has unique features and unique misses, I suppose, too.  But with copyrights and patented features, some nice features are not going to be on all provider's DVR's.

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Message 5 of 22
Expert

Re: 30 sec fwd skip

 


dhascall wrote:

I actually like using U-Verse's FF plus "rollback."  I can FF until I see the program resuming and press play and it backtracks to about the last 4 or so seconds of the last ad, before the show comes back on.  

 

I also agree that each provider's DVR has unique features and unique misses, I suppose, too.  But with copyrights and patented features, some nice features are not going to be on all provider's DVR's.


That is why all providers dvrs don't work the same.

 

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Scholar

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dhascall wrote:

I actually like using U-Verse's FF plus "rollback."  I can FF until I see the program resuming and press play and it backtracks to about the last 4 or so seconds of the last ad, before the show comes back on.  


I've never used a DVR that didn't do that with FF.    FF though is entirely different from "skip/slip" -- which is why there are two sets of buttons on the remote.   If AT&T can't figure out what people want from the "skip/slip" button, they ought to remove it from the remote.

Message 7 of 22
Scholar

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deepakwa wrote:

Is there any way to make it instantaneous without showing intermediate frames? 

I am used to instant skip with dish network.


No there is not.   The U-Verse button is a 38"-second "slip", not a skip.

Message 8 of 22
Scholar

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The reason that DVR's dont all work the same i think they call it copyright protection.  That is one of the reasons why Dish is having the lawsuits with their DVR.

Message 9 of 22
Mentor

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 Just push the FF button. Push it once to go slow. Push it two times, thats your 30 second skip. Push it 3 times, better pay attention. Push it 4 times, Opps, show over......Smiley Very Happy

Message 10 of 22
Scholar

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chuckbuck wrote:

The reason that DVR's dont all work the same i think they call it copyright protection.  That is one of the reasons why Dish is having the lawsuits with their DVR.


That's a cop-out for any and all unusable features.   DISH is busy with lawsuits because it used actual TiVo code without paying for it.    That's why DISH has lost at every turn.

Message 11 of 22
Expert

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DISH dvrs work the way they do, DTV work the way they do, Comcast work the way they do, Uverse work the way they do, etc etc etc.  If DVR is a big enough issue find out which one you like best.  And sign up for that service provider.  Just a thought.

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Guru

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athenian wrote:

That's a cop-out for any and all unusable features.   DISH is busy with lawsuits because it used actual TiVo code without paying for it.    That's why DISH has lost at every turn.


Not exactly true. Under the doctrine of equivalents, you no longer have to prove that code was copied to show the method was copied. (Patent courts are too lazy to examine code.) The TiVo decision has completely intimidated DVR manufacturers.

Message 13 of 22
Scholar

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RCSMG wrote:

DISH dvrs work the way they do, DTV work the way they do, Comcast work the way they do, Uverse work the way they do, etc etc etc.  If DVR is a big enough issue find out which one you like best.  And sign up for that service provider.  Just a thought.


Umm...the 4 stream/whole house DVR is the highlight of AT&T's marketing.  The skip button on the remote gives the impression that it does what every other known DVR does (skip or slip 30 sec.)  If it doesn't, it's up to AT&T to let customers know before they buy.   Better yet, would be for AT&T develop features that correspond with customer expectations.

Message 14 of 22
Guru

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The 38" vs 30" slip/skip was the least of my concerns. If this unforgivable feature had been listed in bold type on the TOS I would have been suspicious.

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