Being a patient technology user, I'm taking my full 30 days before deciding whether or not keep the voice remote and you should also.
However, something that should be rushed into a remote patch before it's too late for its' success is what I'm calling "Auto-Mute". The hard of hearing and the elderly like the TV loud so guess whats happening? The customers television must be muted at the moment the microphone button is pushed so the voice recognition software has a better chance to understand us. It must then also un-mute the television upon release.
It should still be a simple script to write. [i:33w84mzi]Of course your going to have to get basic mute control working for the voice remote first.[/i:33w84mzi] One more suggestion if I might is, the addition of double press buttons where where available for routine macros. Two rapid presses of the microphone button brings up a programmable feature and so forth.
How is it these basic controls were overlooked or for whatever reason not programmed into the remote in the first place? Not complaining,,, not yet anyway!
Letâ€™s try again. The voice features use the internet from the box to work. Since the volume features are controlled through an entire different set of actions, it is not possible. You may be interested in a line of Harmony remotes.
The 50 remote is being replaced with a new model already (54) so obviously Dish thought there was room for improvement. Touchpad on both of mine became erratic with minimal use so I'm upgrading to the new back-lit voice remote, hopefully it will last longer.