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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 15, 2011 #421 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    All outputs are active still. You just won't get a GUI on the SD outputs if you are setup for an HD resolution.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2011 #422 of 1520
    jdspencer

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    Is there a thread tracking the HD GUI deployment?
     
  3. Nov 15, 2011 #423 of 1520
    bflora

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    Does this include channel numbers when changing channels or when pressing info?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 #424 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    Yes, you get no GUI on an SD output when you're set to an HD resolution. Well I take that back, you get a message telling you that you need to change your resolution to see the GUI.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2011 #425 of 1520
    texasbrit

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    Yes, you need a component-to-composite or HDMI-to-composite converter, suitable model numbers have been posted.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2011 #426 of 1520
    hiker

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    Or if you want an elegant long term solution and your extension TVs are HDTVs with HDMI and cost can be justified :eek2: , get the 40574 TruLink HDMI over Coax Transmitter and Receiver. It's mentioned previously in this thread. I'm trying it out now and it performs flawlessly but I haven't tried 1080p or 5.1/7.1 audio yet.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2011 #427 of 1520
    TMar

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    I can confirm this as it's happening to me on a hr22/100 0x575. Can't record or use trickplay on ESPN.

    EDIT: Works on the SD ESPN channels.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2011 #428 of 1520
    battrl

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    I had the same issue, which was resolved after downloading 0x576.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2011 #429 of 1520
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    What is trickplay?
     
  10. Nov 16, 2011 #430 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Fast forward (FF), Rew, skip etc.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2011 #431 of 1520
    Vin

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    Glad to hear that worked out for you hiker....I may go that route myself at some point.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2011 #432 of 1520
    acheriff

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    I'm also considering this solution, but I'm finding it hard to justify spending as much on the HDMI over coax solution as on the HDTV itself...

    I think I might wait for other receivers that offer RVU support. If I'm going to spend $300 to use existing coax, I might as well put it toward the HR34!
     
  13. Nov 16, 2011 #433 of 1520
    mjwagner

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    The one thing I honestly do not like in the new HD GUI is the progress bar at the bottom of the screen. Due to the unnecessarily large black background it seems even more intrusive then the old progress bar. The important elements themselves are a big improvement. If they could just eliminate or make "transparent" the background portion it would be MUCH better than the old progress bar. JMHO
     
  14. Nov 16, 2011 #434 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    I think I've seen two posters who want it bigger and about 30 who want it shrunken- at least the back splash smaller and a quicker feather to transparency.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 #435 of 1520
    gedwards

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    For what it's worth, I had that same error message on one of my HR23's last week. It happened twice before the hard drive went belly up. It was running an older NR (can't remember which one).
     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 #436 of 1520
    Captain Spaulding

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    I definitely agree! While the new progress bar is much more visually appealing, that huge black background is a major annoyance.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2011 #437 of 1520
    plainsman

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    thanks for that! I'm hoping my err is either a holdover from my prior drive (i recently installed a new 2TB drive) and hope it's not on its way out --

    -- or an undiscovered artifact of 576.

    mmmv,

    -PM.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 #438 of 1520
    mjwagner

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    One idea would be to allow adjustment of menu transparency. IIRC early TiVo units used to allow this in addition to a selection of menu background colors.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2011 #439 of 1520
    MizzouTiger

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    Well, I guess I got a little impatient and couldn't wait for DirecTv to push me the new HD GUI update, so I attempted to force the download this morning. It was a little before 6 a.m. central time and 0x0576 was in the stream, so I forced the download on my bedroom HR20-700. It found the new software and started downloading. I then went into the living room, checked redh.com/dtv real fast to make sure it was still available and then did the same thing on the living room HR20-700. It also found the new software and started downloading. Next I went to the basement and tried to force the H21-200. I stood there a little while and it hadn't been able to find the new software. I went ahead and got in the shower to get ready for work. Got out of the shower and the bedroom HR20 was done and had the new HD GUI. Went to check the living room and it still had the old GUI. Checked the firmware and it still had 0x049D. Checked the basement H21 and it still had the old GUI with firmware 0x44C5. I wasn't sure if the H21 had ever found the new software, so I wasn't surprised that it still had the old GUI. The living room HR20, however, had actually started downloading 0x0576. I'm guess that 0x0576 had gotten pulled from the stream before the down had completed and so it reverted back previous national release? I had always assumed that once a receiver had found and started downloading a new software update that it would complete it, even if it was at the end of the window. Guess I'll get up a little earlier tomorrow morning and try to nab it for the living room HR20 and the basement H21.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2011 #440 of 1520
    TAnsley

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    I had this happen as well with 0x575 on an HR24.
     
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