Tuesday, September 22, 2009

DirecTV Football Features

Got DirecTV with the HD-DVR a couple of weeks ago. Great for football games. They really need a couple of football-friendly features:

First and foremost, the option to jump ahead in only 15 second increments, instead of the standard 30 (watch the first replay, skip the rest of the huddle).

It would be nice if there were a hack built into the guide/recording interaction, to identify sports events, and let you default to record an extra 30 minutes beyond the scheduled end time. We almost missed the last 4 minutes of a very exciting Monday Night Football game (Colts v Miami). The only thing that saved is that just about the time the recording gave out, we had caught up to real-time.

POSTSCRIPT: It seems like that second feature request exists. I was prompted to extend the recording by 30 minutes. Not sure why I didn't encounter that before.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I with you 100% here. Just as they have a 8 second rewind, I want an 8 second fast forward and a 30 second rewind.

    I usually start watching the MNF game at around half time so i can fast foward all o fhte commercials and the girls are in bed. a 28 second fast forward woudl be great as that is usually the amount of time between plays.