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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 26, 2011 #581 of 1520
    P Smith

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    !pusht!

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  2. Nov 26, 2011 #582 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Has there been anyone outside Vegas that gotten the new HDGUI without doing a Force/Pull?

    And in my opinion, if you're techie enough to figure out how to Force/Pull, you are probably very capable of understanding the new GUI without making calls to DirecTV for assistance.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 #583 of 1520
    NateDawg

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    Thanks, guys for all the good info in this thread. I've been lurking and going to try to make the jump to the new GUI on Monday morning.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2011 #584 of 1520
    RACJ2

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    Forcing the download to the new HD GUI is worth losing sleep over and the risk. Good luck!
     
  5. Nov 26, 2011 #585 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    Heh- It is for many. But let's hope some guy doesn't quote you after he loses all his recordings or bricks his unit. :sure:
     
  6. Nov 27, 2011 #586 of 1520
    SledgeHammer

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    Yeah, I'm a techie and I want the HD GUI... but I'm not even gonna try force a download. I'll let everybody else get the bugs all ironed out. I have ZERO interest in bricking my unit :D.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2011 #587 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Been here a couple of years now. I haven't heard of software killing a receiver. On the other, the new software has found receivers with a HD going bad.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2011 #588 of 1520
    Rtm

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    I think you fine as long as you get 0576
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 #589 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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  10. Nov 27, 2011 #590 of 1520
    RACJ2

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    I did include the word risk, meaning you have to be willing to take the risk, to reap the reward. From what has been posted, it sounded like bricking was slim. And even if the 0576 didn't finish downloading, you should be able to go back to your old version.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2011 #591 of 1520
    PerfectCr

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    Yeah the risk should be minimal with a National Release. I have 0576 on 2 HR24-500's and an H25-100 and Whole Home with a TON of DVR'ed shows and the upgrade went smoothly!
     
  12. Nov 27, 2011 #592 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    Yes, and sorry if my musing seemed like a critique- it was not.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2011 #593 of 1520
    RACJ2

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    No apology necessary, I didn't take it that way. That was my "after the fact" disclaimer, in case someone had an issue. ;)
     
  14. Nov 28, 2011 #594 of 1520
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    Thats what happened to me. My HR20 got to about 24%, 0576 went out of the stream, and it just started downloading the previous version again. It did scare me a little though!
     
  15. Nov 28, 2011 #595 of 1520
    Ed Campbell

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    WAF is exceptional.

    My wife watches little TV. Probably as much of the IPTV geek-oriented stuff I download from the Web as programming from D*. Hey, we're a geek household. What would you expect?

    She leaves it up to me to find programs she might like on TV - I record them and she either asks for it to become a season pass or forget it. Usually, forget it. She'd rather surf the Web for something she finds interesting - or go outside and work in her garden if it's the right time of the year.

    BUT - she's really noticed the new GUI and thinks it's terrific. She hasn't played with the functionality of it - and won't; but, she is impressed that the folks at D* seem to have done a realistic job of estimating what changes needed to be made and have accomplished those changes while producing a GUI that looks and feels like something up-to-date.

    There ain't much of that out there.

    Just saying.
     
  16. Nov 28, 2011 #596 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    It's nice to hear a discriminating household likes the new GUI.

    Are there any current shows that pass your wife's muster?
     
  17. Nov 28, 2011 #597 of 1520
    dminches

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    How come the HR22 and HR23 do not show up on the HR firmware tracker? Is the HD GUI not being rolled out to those units currently?
     
  18. Nov 28, 2011 #598 of 1520
    Jon J

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    Is there any rhyme or reason to who gets the new GUI and when?
     
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    Athlon646464

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    Try viewing the Summary: http://www.redh.com/dtv/index.php?list
     
  20. Nov 28, 2011 #600 of 1520
    MarkJones

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    Forced a download of the new HD GUI. It took me a couple of tries to get there, but I was finally successful and things went smoothly.

    I really like the new look - a very nice-looking interface in my opinion. The DTV programmers did an excellent job.

    Mark
     
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