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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Nov 30, 2011.
Channel change lag appears unaffected for me.
There you go using actual research and facts instead of blindly speculating. Don't you realize which forum you're posting this in?
Showed up this morning in Nashville right on schedule! I really like the look so far but didn't have much time to play with it this morning.
Obviously not! - I'll try to be more careful in the future.
I agree, it doesn't seem different in this respect at all. But I have Native ON, so I didn't expect it to as it fumbles its merry way with HDMI handshaking every darned time! Not a big deal...
In fact, other than scrolling speed in the guide, I don't see any real speed improvements. Remote response and most other things seem to operate just as they did before the update, if anything the pauses before it responds to some remote pushes may even be a smidgen longer.
And scrolling through lists other than the Guide are definitely a bit slower. All my guide and logo data seems to be loaded now. One thing definitely missing is the logos in Quicktune, they are not there and I've seen others say the same thing. I assume that means they are gone for now?
No difference with channel changes for me when using the IR remote. However, changing channels through the LAN interface works quickly every time. If your HR2x is connected to your LAN, search the forum for waltzremote and you can use your PC, Mac, IPhone, Android, etc., instead of the IR remote. YMMV
1) What issues have cropped up? Have there been problems of the update bricking the boxes or something? 2) Why would a new GUI jam them with calls? It's just a new-look interface. Do people really think their box is broken because the screen now has a different color scheme?
My mistake for scanning through eight pages of posts rather than reading each one word-for-word.
I noticed this before the update as well - for example the DTV iPad app could change channels faster then the remote on my old HR20-700 boxes. However everything is so lighting fast on my new HR24-500s I don't notice any difference.
Any chance of themes? The all black look is nice, but I would love to change the color(s). My Playstation 3 lets you do all kinds of things to UI while still maintaining the overall feel of the original.
I don't know exactly what changed, but they did change something. The original version that went to Las Vegas was 576, the one going out now is 57b.
In my world (internal IT support), we expect calls whenever we roll out a new version of software. Sometimes its because of an issue, sometimes someone calls and says they don't like the new version, etc.
I'm sure DirecTV is getting calls that are just people saying they hate it, why is my guide not complete etc.
Plus, they're starting the rollouts of two new boxes. It all adds up.
They should be there. It sounds like your box is still downloading stuff. If you've had it for more than 4 or 5 days, try a menu reboot to see if they appear.
Yes, it is faux pas to not read previous posts on an Internet message board. And I still don't see Texas on the list? Can I get an explanation for the 100th time?
The list is evolving. If you're area is not on the list, you have not been scheduled, but will be added 'later'.
To speculate about how much later is a bit futile at this time. You may want to read through this thread to see the various theories put forth about that.
My guess (AND ONLY MY GUESS) is that everyone will have it by the end of February.
I received mine today, from Detroit, Michigan market.
I appreciate it.
By the way: I'd appreciate anyone suggesting someone read an entire thread worth of postings to never again suggest someone read an entire thread worth of postings. Simple reason: Some of us do have lives.
So, those of us who can take a few minutes to read have no lives?
I hope you never ask for anything on a forum because some of those with the answers do have lives and can't find time to answer.
It's not like what's been asked is buried within a novel...
I know the hdui speeds up the guide quite a bit but I haven't really seen many comments from people with the HR21 that have the new hdui. I'm sure the videos are all with the HR24. Is loading the guide and the functioning of the HR21 a ton smoother or is it just a little faster?
I heard that it gets as fast as the HR24 but then I hear that the guide still takes 4-6 seconds to load. Both of those comments could have come from people with the beta, but they never specified which version they had.
I used it first with a HR21, shortly after a download they are a little slow but after a couple of days when everything is loaded and things settle down it's great.
Lot's of things change and take time to rebuild with this download, it's almost starting from scratch.
The rollout extends into January. The January schedule will get posted in January.
Good to know. I figured it would be slow for the first 24-48 hours after the download for everything to get loaded onto the receiver. I just got Directv a couple weeks ago and the HR21 isn't any faster than the TWC box that I had. I'm sure this update will take care of the speed issue though.
Look, I get it when a topic is the main point of discussion, and someone comes in and asks a question that has been gone over.... But I'm also sure that most people on this board scan over a thread to see what people are generally talking about rather than reading each post word-for-word to get every single detail.
After getting reamed out by adkinsjm, I went back through the thread with a fine-toothed comb to see what I had missed. From what I can tell, there was ONE post where someone asked why the new software wasn't all done at once, and a follow-up post that said DirecTV probably doesn't like a lot of calls.
It wasn't like there was a lengthy debate and definitive answer to my question in this thread. I would understand if the topic took up several posts in the thread, but the quick answer "DirecTV probably doesn't like a lot of calls" is far from an end-all/be-all answer.
I guess some people would just rather be condescending know-it-alls rather than be helpful. Wouldn't it have been easier to ignore my post rather than go out of the way to type a condescending reply?