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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 11, 2011 #321 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    And that is the limitation, the speed hit.

    Stu - 1%? That seems a little low to me.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2011 #322 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm just going with what I'm told. Remember for every one of us enthusiasts, there are 100 people who "just want to watch TV." Or so they say.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2011 #323 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    I just want to watch TV everywhere. :lol:
     
  4. Nov 11, 2011 #324 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    No
     
  5. Nov 11, 2011 #325 of 1520
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    Patently false, as the back panel features S-Video and composite outputs. One of the first things I did before going out and buying my HR20 was to make sure that all outputs were live. I didn't want to have to flip resolutions like I used to do with the HD TiVo.

    That is unless customers complain. Might at least get us a free converter box, albeit the last thing I want in my A/V case is more little gadgets, power dongles, and cables.

    btw, even though that warning message may appear on an SD screen when you attempt to operate it, the DVR doesn't actually know which viewer issued the command. So if you asked the GUIDE to come up, the GUIDE will in fact come up. You're actually operating the unit blindly and could inadvertently cancel a recording without knowing it.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2011 #326 of 1520
    JonW

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    On the other hand, giving us the option to work in the old manner, wouldn't have slowed the experience for anyone. Failing that they could have made an offer to replace the lost functionality.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2011 #327 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    I will certainly agree that they could have been more proactive in coming up with good solutions. The monoprice device seems to be a good one and not terribly expensive. I think that at some level every change, every enhancement has to be reviewed on a cost/benefit basis and this one didn't meet the criteria.

    We have suggested that they have a quick remote toggle for 480i, and that is a possibilty for the future.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2011 #328 of 1520
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    Yes, but if you set the box to output 480i, you're not outputting HD on any of the connectors, correct?

    Also, does 480p work? It's technically not HD (I think it's ED).
     
  9. Nov 11, 2011 #329 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    That's right, if you set to 480i you're outputting SD everywhere. I think 480p works, I haven't tried it at that resolution. I'm sure someone here can answer that.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2011 #330 of 1520
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    Although I hate the hold-button-down functions, one could hold down the format button to change to 480i, use the GUI as needed, then hold it down again to toggle back to whatever the previous resolution was.
     
  11. Nov 11, 2011 #331 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah, something like that, or allow people to use the ACTIVE button for that or whatever.
     
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    I thought holding down Format toggled Native on/off, or at least it did at one time in the past.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2011 #333 of 1520
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    Ok...I signed on to the CE group and also signed on to the cutting edge notification email...now what do I do to force a download and how do I do it from my receiver? What is the process and when do I do it?

    I feel like Ralphie from the Christmas Story when he was receiving his secret codes....the anticipation is killing me...

    I was reading the thread and sensed everyone excitement about something being released tonight...I am totally confused and need some step by step help if anyone can be so kind...THX
     
  14. Nov 11, 2011 #334 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    Go to the CE Forum for all of your answers. Most can be found in the Info & FAQ threads. The rest of your questions can be asked there.

    Please keep all CE chatter there.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2011 #335 of 1520
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    Yes, 480p does indeed work and is noticeably better on the non-HD TV.
     
  16. Nov 11, 2011 #336 of 1520
    mkdtv21

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    Does anyone think sd boxes will get a new guide, not in hd resolution of course, but the same look as the hd guide but in sd resolution with not as many features.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2011 #337 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Unless in some way, it benefits DirecTV, I wouldn't expect they'll put much work into outdated SD equipment.
     
  18. Nov 11, 2011 #338 of 1520
    maddog707

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    How do you do a force download?
     
  19. Nov 12, 2011 #339 of 1520
    somekevinguy

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    My HR21-700 just downloaded 0x4d4 and I don't see any difference. I am assuming this isn't the HD GUI. I thought the HD GUI was already being rolled out. Why am I just now getting a new SD GUI?
     
  20. Nov 12, 2011 #340 of 1520
    RobertE

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    For those of you that can't wait, you may want to hold off.

    I'm getting reports in an uptick (more than normal) in error 14s with x0576.

    But if you must, force away at an increased risk of bricking your DVR.
     
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