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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. Dec 14, 2011 #921 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    I'm not familiar with Mac products, but re-booting all of your network and internet connection stuff may solve the issue.

    You cannot play stuff on your Mac that is on your DVR. Properly encoded videos and pictures on your computer can be viewed using your DVR however.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 #922 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    I can repeat this issue on my HR23 nearly every night. I record the O'Reilly Factor on FNCHD every night. I watch it after it airs so I can skip through the commercials and segments I'm not interested in watching.

    Almost every night at about 18 or 19 minutes into the show they play a commercial that is in 4:3 between some other HD commercials. As I'm fast forwarding through that commercial break my DVR stops fast forwarding during the 4:3 commercial without me touching any buttons on my remote, and starts playing the next commercial. It's not where the program 'resumed' by itself, as if the time stamp is wrong too. It's close, but usually into the next ad.

    The picture at that point is 'squished' as well. It's HD on a 4:3 screen.

    I then press 'Stop' at that point, and then choose 'Resume', all is good. The program continues in 'normal' HD.

    Strange.

    It has done this since for me on that box with all 3 HDGUI versions I've had on there, including 'B' which we got yesterday.

    I have not tested for this on my other 2 boxes.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 #923 of 1520
    mikefour77

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    I agree. I got it two nights ago, and I have to report that I see no speed increase. While I appreciate the less agressive color scheme and the HD resolution, I see no apparent speed improvements (HR24-500).
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 #924 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    The apparent speed difference is much less on the 24's. I have one of each - a 21, 23 & 24. I can report that the speed change is huge on the 21 & 23 for me - not so much on the 24.

    Of course, the 24 didn't need much of a boost anyway.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 #925 of 1520
    mikefour77

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    Well, I must admit I was hopeful. My biggest complaint is the time it takes to switch between the guide and playlist. For me, this seems to take a good long time.

    Oh well, things could be worse!
     
  6. Dec 14, 2011 #926 of 1520
    Jon J

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    I like this solution, but (pardon my ignorance) which are the 'Stop" and 'Resume' buttons?
     
  7. Dec 14, 2011 #927 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    {Stop} is the square button on your remote. If you started the playback by pressing {Select} on the remote to enter the info screen, then you will be returned to that info screen, where Resume is one of the options you can highlight and press {Select}. If that's still unclear I will do some screencaps for you.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2011 #928 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Stu has what I do exactly right.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2011 #929 of 1520
    Jon J

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    I think you mean the button with the black square located near the top of the remote between the jump back and skip buttons, right?

    I've never used it for anything but to stop a program to delete it. Did not know about resume. My reading skills are subpar. Great thing to know! Thanks. ;)
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    I hope this helps:
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    Stand by for a capture of the Info Screen.
     

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  11. Dec 14, 2011 #931 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    Info Screen with Resume highlighted, sorry it's the best I can do remotely:

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  12. Dec 14, 2011 #932 of 1520
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    Have to say I LOVE the new HD GUI! Both of my HR20's just FLY now when I do anything via the remote. No lag times at all.

    Outstanding work, DirecTV! :)
     
  13. Dec 14, 2011 #933 of 1520
    Jon J

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    As I have said often before...Only The Shadow Knows! He do!

    Thanks. ;)
     
  14. Dec 14, 2011 #934 of 1520
    cypherx

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    A menu reset fixed this. All above items now work. But I still wanted to send the report because it shouldn't of happened in the first place. Yeah they all work now... but for how long?
     
  15. Dec 14, 2011 #935 of 1520
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    Got the NR overnight on my HR22-100. It's faster but trying to re-train my eye to the "PIP" on the far upper left when in the menu. It's annoying that it was flipped from the right side to the left. Is it just me, or does it seem smaller too?
     
  16. Dec 14, 2011 #936 of 1520
    jcthomas

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    We have had the new GUI on our various HR-2X's since Dec 8th. So far the performance has been flawless.

    The new location of the PIP is about to become accepted by the family.

    The PIP does seem to be slightly smaller and the aspect ratio is not always correct.

    But the increase in speed and the more reliable IR control is worth it IMHO.

    Regards
     
  17. Dec 14, 2011 #937 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    It's really PIG - Picture in Graphic User Interface. PIP (Picture in Picture) is a HR34 feature that H/HR2x will never have.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2011 #938 of 1520
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    Point well taken about "PIP" vs "PIGS"

    However, I thought that "PIGS" were failed EU nations :)

    Regards,
     
  19. Dec 15, 2011 #939 of 1520
    cypherx

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    Oh I always thought PIG meant Picture In Guide. Or as some say, the spoiler window.

    It would be nice to have an option to remove it in trade of more listings on the screen at once.
     
  20. Dec 15, 2011 #940 of 1520
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    We are getting 771a Problem communicating with dish on both HR 24's this morning. Any ideas? Have RBR and unplugged / reset SWM. H21's and H25 all OK.
     
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