ARGH!!! where is zoom now??!! more useless upgrades

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ARGH!!! where is zoom now??!! more useless upgrades

why replace a needed feature (zoom) that even has it's function printed on the remote with a different function?  I still need zoom for non HD shows like mad men and top gear among others. New functions should be put on those a, b and c buttons that don't do anything else. 

And if you are going to add functions to the remote you should have added a go to interactive weather button, it keeps getting buried deeper and deeper into the menu.  and why add a "delete from favorites" button anyway when you can't even get to the favorites menu without 3 button pushes!?!?!   Make the guide button like dish network where you press it once to get to the full guide and twice to get to your favorites guide. plus there is a delete key on the remote already for pete's sake why not just push and then the menu comes up and asks if you want to delete from favorites.  Seriously what is going on with these "upgrades", they are getting more useless each time.

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It took me all of 10 seconds to see that you push the "zoom" button on your remote.  Then use the left & right arrow keys on your remote to move back and forth "favorite channels"...."zoom"......"audio language".   Simple.  All the upgrade did was make this button a multi-function access.

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Good job Phil.

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ad wrote:

why replace a needed feature (zoom) that even has it's function printed on the remote with a different function?  I still need zoom for non HD shows like mad men and top gear among others. New functions should be put on those a, b and c buttons that don't do anything else. 

And if you are going to add functions to the remote you should have added a go to interactive weather button, it keeps getting buried deeper and deeper into the menu.  and why add a "delete from favorites" button anyway when you can't even get to the favorites menu without 3 button pushes!?!?!   Make the guide button like dish network where you press it once to get to the full guide and twice to get to your favorites guide. plus there is a delete key on the remote already for pete's sake why not just push and then the menu comes up and asks if you want to delete from favorites.  Seriously what is going on with these "upgrades", they are getting more useless each time.


 

To each his/her own.

 

Phil answered your question about the zoom, it's still there, don't panic, don't rant, get a grip :smileyindifferent:.  Most of us noticed these little things<  > around the Favorites that told us to press the Right and Left arrow keys to get to the other "Zoom" menu offerings, namely zoom and audio menus.

 

Weather?  I press 227 to get to weather.  How is that buried deep in a menu?  Yes there is a way to get to weather using Menu > Interactive but why would anyone do that?  Just to be silly or difficult?

 

Dish Network's Guide: Well U-Verse isn't Dish.  This is the way, like it or not, that UV has it set up.  The Guide is not perfect but after using duaghter's Comcast the other day, it isn't either.  At any rate, the Dish Guide features may be patent protected as UV and others found out when developing something similar to Direct TV's DVR.

 

I always try to help folks who have questions but unfortunately some of the ranting these days is just plain silly and quite suspect.  Good Luck.

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Don't feel bad, ad... it took me a few days before I finally figured out the left/right arrows on the zoom button menu as well.  I kept looking through the main menu for another way to get to it and never found it.

 

The good news is that it remembers which zoom button function you used last and automatically brings it up with that menu the next time you press the button.

 

 

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I totally didn't see that arrow key thing because the word on the button is zoom so when you press it it should zoom.  not be an access key for the menu.  I don't care what you say that makes no sense.  It should have gone on one of the blank buttons. so don't act like you are einstein and I'm a moron because I didn't see a ">".

And the 227 thing I read on here before but when I tried it it didn't work.  I just tried it again and it did work.  plus how random? how am I supposed to know that.  they send out a card everytime there is a channel change but there was no card with these changes on it. **bleep**?  I like uverse fine but no way is it better than dish network, but it is cheaper so here i am.

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You make it sound like rocket science, it's not, it's easy.  Want the weather app, press 227 wait a few seconds.  When it comes up, press OK to launch it.  Then if no cities, add the ones you want.


The zoom button, just toggle it to the one you want and it'll be there next time. :smileywink:


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It may not make much sense, but it is what it is right now.  If you don't want to use the button and arrows thats fine, but how will you change the zoom on your screen if you don't?

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I usually press a leading zero for 3-digit channels, e.g. 0227 gets "Weather on Demand" going a little more quickly.

 

There seems to be another change made to Zoom ,either at the same or a different time.  Say you had Zoom in Zoom 2 and then you press the Zoom button to turn off Zoom.  It used to be that the check mark was already/always on normal and Zoom was turned off right away.  Now the check mark is on the Zoom setting you are in and you have to press the up arrow to get to Normal.

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