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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 1, 2011 #21 of 1520
    ATARI

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    This would be a good time for DirecTV to use that TV mail feature and let customers know that changes to the look and feel of the guide/menus are coming. This might cut down on the number of "What the h*ll happened to my receiver!!" calls that customer support will be getting.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2011 #22 of 1520
    spartanstew

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    I'm confused too. There is no PIP feature on the HR24 (and it hasn't been out 10 years).
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 #23 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    It's not an area by area rollout, it's an account by account rollout.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 #24 of 1520
    LameLefty

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    Based on past rollouts, there will probably be a splash screen upon first use of the box after the update. Of course, if the user clicks past that or if the first person to use the box is the kid of the house who ignores it, it doesn't do much good for mom & dad ... another reason for a slow rollout, because there WILL be calls no matter how they let people know.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 #25 of 1520
    detroit_fan

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    Ok. So is this "the thread" where it will be discussed as it rolls out? I'm just not familiar with this site, wanted to make sure I was in the right area.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 #26 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    You're in the right place.
     
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    RunnerFL

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    Yes, this is "the thread". You're good to go.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2011 #28 of 1520
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    PIP as in the guide cuz, don't go brain dead on me, I've liked a lot of your posts over the years.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2011 #29 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    That's referred to as PIG, Picture In Guide. There's also PIL, Picture In List.

    Since the HR34 actually does have PIP it can get confusing now.
     
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    WooHoo, someone who's ignore list I'm not on.




    PS. As Runner alluded to, it's actually PIG
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 #31 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    That should be PIG (Picture-in-Graphic). It that's small TV picture that in corner when you're in any GUI screen.

    PIP is only available on the HR34.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 #32 of 1520
    spartanstew

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    Appreciate you clearing that up for us Drucifer.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 #33 of 1520
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    You can force a download to the new release if you force a download during the window when it's just in limited rollout, which is usually in the middle of the night.

    Check http://www.redh.com/dtv/ to see if it is being spooled to receivers.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2011 #34 of 1520
    samrs

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    Thanks for clearing that up, I guess I need a new GED. IT's still on the wrong side of the screen.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2011 #35 of 1520
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    Don't let it go to your head, a lot of the others I liked no longer post, most likely banned.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2011 #36 of 1520
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    Unless your receiver has been "blessed" to receive the update, then you will be just wasting your time. It will get it when they say you get it, or you go to the CE forums, join and get it there.
     
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    You can't be all bad, you're a Detroit fan! :lol:
     
  18. Nov 1, 2011 #38 of 1520
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    You can force releases during the right window. I've done it several times in the middle of the night when releases aren't national yet.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2011 #39 of 1520
    LameLefty

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    Not targeted ones you haven't.
     
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    I really like the speed and look of the new HDGUI with one exception. On the old interface I could display the To Do List with two button presses. It now takes 7 button presses. Is there an faster way to get to the To Do List?
     
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