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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Nov. 2011 Release Issues/Discussion (HD GUI)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 9, 2011 #221 of 1520
    vfviola

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    Sorry to always be changing the subject, but I was curious if the quicktune feature changed as well to a black display?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2011 #222 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Yes
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 #223 of 1520
    plainsman

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    HR23-700: forced a load of 0x576 - can report one small issue and fix:

    the guide scrolling was line-by-line even though i had "scrolling effects" turned off -- i had a quicker jump-scroll already confgured.

    went into menu, setup ... turned scrolling effects on and then back off -- i now have a proper jump scroll.

    after a quick look it seems very nice.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 #224 of 1520
    hiker

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    Thanks for the tip on the scrolling effects problem. I had the same issue, now fixed.

    The scrolling through the guide is a lot quicker but I still have the sluggish problem after inactivity with all of my HR20s. If there is no user activity for several hours, the first key press takes 5-10+ seconds before any response. We know now to wait until a response is seen after first key press, but channel changes can be maddening. This happens using IR remote or waltzremote on PC browser. I was hoping this would be fixed with this new NR but not so. Has anyone seen any improvement with this problem?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 #225 of 1520
    bluedevil229

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    Not that I owe you an explanation, but I searched the forums before I asked.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 #226 of 1520
    P Smith

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    usually reading is helpful
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 #227 of 1520
    texasbrit

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    Several posts on the directv forum from people in Vegas who have just received the new HD GUI but who have SD equipment (modulator to TV, slingbox, DVD recorder etc) connected to the composite video outputs of the receiver at the same time as using the HD outputs. Of course they now get the warning message on the SD output and so it's unusable unless they switch the whole box to 480i.
    One option would be to use a component to composite video converter like the one from monoprice. But I wonder if the HD GUI is even watchable when it's downconverted to 480i?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 #228 of 1520
    WestDC

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    Yes, it is watchable -and looks good

    H21-200 using 480i NOW only on a 27" (1997) RCA bedroom TV -The TV itself only displays 480i lines of resolution unless the Receiver (H21) can double the lines and make the tube tv SCAN at 1080i -Which I don't think it ever did -the current picture displayed to me is the same as when the box was set to 1080i before the NEW GUI exsited.

    But that's just me I guess? :lol:
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #229 of 1520
    bigwad

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    I forced the download to my 2 HR20-700's yesterday morning. I kinda like the new look. I haven't noticed much difference in speed when changing channels or selecting a program from the guide. I don't like the progress bar at the bottom blacking out the picture like it does. Minor things I can live with if the speed was better changing channels and responding to the remote, tho!

    A comment made earlier suggested that forcing the download prior to it's release nationally to my area might prevent mine from getting some updates that are pushed to those already getting it through normal circumstances.

    Is there a way for me to know that these updates have been pushed out to receivers already getting the NR? Is there a way for me to get these updates? Possibly by forcing another download when the 0x576 is back in the stream?

    And when it does finally work it's way all the out to Va will I get the updates automatically?

    Thanks
     
  10. Nov 9, 2011 #230 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    If there are updates beyond the one you forced last night, you'll likely get them. If there are continued updates to the old UI (which is not impossible) you will probably not get them.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2011 #231 of 1520
    bigwad

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    Thanks, Stuart.

    So, bottom line, I'm better off staying with the 0x576 than reverting back to the old program?
     
  12. Nov 9, 2011 #232 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    If you like it, keep it. If not, revert without fear. While there is always a small chance of losing programs with any upgrade or downgrade, it's no more likely with this version than with any other.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2011 #233 of 1520
    bigwad

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    I like it, I think I'll keep it! Thanks for the info and look forward to continuing improvements.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  14. Nov 9, 2011 #234 of 1520
    jbauer

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    Hi All,

    I have a HR24-500. http://www.redh.com/dtv/ says 0x0576 is "inactive"

    Anyone know what that means? I tried to force an update, and got the old version again...

    - Thanx!
    - Jon
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 #235 of 1520
    wahooq

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    why do I feel like Noah?
     
  16. Nov 9, 2011 #236 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    It just means it's not available right now.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2011 #237 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    It's not currently being stream. NR upgrades are not stream when most people are watching or recording.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2011 #238 of 1520
    adkinsjm

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    I word of advice to those looking to upgrade. Do research before asking questions. There is a search option. If you are asking how to force a download, you're not ready to force a download.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2011 #239 of 1520
    plainsman

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    an update to my initial force of 0x576 -- issue -- diagnostic code 24-416 ...

    upon entering the "running receiver self check..." screen, 0576 immediately stopped and reported diagnostic code 24-416 w/ an 800 -number to call for receiver replacment.

    below that was a prompt to hit enter to continue.

    i did hit enter and the reboot and subsequent receiver operation were good and i briefly checked out the HD interface.

    returning to the den about 8 hours later the receiver was sitting on the same error report screen indicating the 24-416 code.

    i reverted to 0x4D1 and this error hasn't been encountered upon reboot and self-test.

    after booting 4D1 the "Software Download" screen appeared .. acquiring additional software and everything runs albeit w/ the SD interface.

    it appears 24-416 is new to 0x576 ....?
    anyone know what this means?
     
  20. Nov 9, 2011 #240 of 1520
    wahooq

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    means it not a good idea to force software downloads
     
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