Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Help and support for HDHomeRun DVR and HDHomeRun software for Windows 10, Mac, Android, XBox, etc.
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Karter
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Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by Karter » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am

I believe there needs to be some definite changes to make your App truly useful

1) on your menu view where is has LIVE|RECORDED|DISCOVER|TASK
you need to add one more function EXIT so it closes the app
2) you need to add a Page UP & Page Down function... it takes simply to long to scroll through 500 channels to get where one wants
3) you need to add the channel number in addition to the program name on the bottom where the all the choices are
4) you need to add a return to last channel button
5) if possible have a setup function where you make a remote button turn on the app, like the green button used to turn on media center
6) smaller font on program description so it doesn't get cutoff at bottom, making it unable to read it
6a) or make it so you scroll the description of program
7) last but not least, TIMES, times that the programs are scheduled to run... cut down on the big pictures and give some useful information

this isn't essential but would be nice, if you added an expanded view, where all channels are expanded to the left hand side of the screen so the CHANNEL NUMBER|CURRENT PROGRAM|NEXT PROGRAM|NEXT PROGRAM ... etc.
so you could see what is coming up, and has you hovered over one it would expand the description to the right, allowing one to see the full program information.

As it is your app just isn't all the user friendly, I almost hate using it, because you always need a mouse to open it.

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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by Ken.F » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 am

Karter wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am
6) smaller font on program description so it doesn't get cutoff at bottom, making it unable to read it
Please do not make the text smaller!

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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by nateb » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 am

Karter wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am
3) you need to add the channel number in addition to the program name on the bottom where the all the choices are
Are you talking about on the Discover page?

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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by lbedard@verizon.net » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:16 am

The channel number you are currently watching in LIVE TV is NOT shown only the title of the show, so when you scroll through the channel list you don't know what channel you WERE watching since only the description shows up IT"S A PAIN in the butt that I've commented about before along with the TIME not displayed...not sure why these COMMON features are not implemented (I'm sure the issue will be space but with all the icons on the bottom the only one I use is the one for recordings I don't need SAP, Don't need Mute,zoom,CC) . I have been streaming more content with Amazon and Netflix so this whole UI issue has taken a back seat... with all the commercials and lack of DRM support for Fire TV.... SD has become less attractive.

red5908
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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by red5908 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am

Ken.F wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 am
Karter wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am
6) smaller font on program description so it doesn't get cutoff at bottom, making it unable to read it
Please do not make the text smaller!
Maybe make font size selectable.

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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by signcarver » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 am

red5908 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am
Ken.F wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 am
Karter wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am
6) smaller font on program description so it doesn't get cutoff at bottom, making it unable to read it
Please do not make the text smaller!
Maybe make font size selectable.
Please make it smaller... if text size is too small, get a larger display :)

though there should be some options to adjust size (including tile size)

Ken.F
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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by Ken.F » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:59 am

signcarver wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 am
Please make it smaller... if text size is too small, get a larger display :)
If the text is too big you should get a smaller TV.

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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by signcarver » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 pm

No the reason for making the text smaller is more actual info (wouldn't it be great to read the whole title and get more tiles so not as much scrolling) which would not be affected by getting a smaller TV as then the same information is displayed, just smaller.

Karter
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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by Karter » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:32 am

nateb wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 am
Karter wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am
3) you need to add the channel number in addition to the program name on the bottom where the all the choices are
Are you talking about on the Discover page?
no..at the bottom where your volume control is. It also show the name of the program you are watching. I think just before name, also show which channel it is

Karter
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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by Karter » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:34 am

signcarver wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 am
red5908 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am
Ken.F wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 am

Please do not make the text smaller!
Maybe make font size selectable.
Please make it smaller... if text size is too small, get a larger display :)

though there should be some options to adjust size (including tile size)
OR
just make the actual box longer to allow for more text to be seen

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Re: Need Definite Changes to HD HomeRun App

Post by neil459 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 am

signcarver wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 am
red5908 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am
Ken.F wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 am

Please do not make the text smaller!
Maybe make font size selectable.
Please make it smaller... if text size is too small, get a larger display :)

though there should be some options to adjust size (including tile size)
This above is the key, the DVR software should not be a one size fits all because different people will use it differently. One use case is for people that only use a remote from across the room, but some of us remote access a computer and have the UI just a foot or so from our eyes. And then some of us will have really big TVs and some really small TVs.

The only solution is that SD should make the size of the icons and text adjustable.

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