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When will I get the new HDUI?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. Dec 22, 2011 #561 of 1117
    willis3

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    My sdtv has component inputs.. right now I have component straight to tv, dvr set to 480 i... so I should be good I guess
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 #562 of 1117
    Drew2k

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    Keep hope alive... ;)

     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 #563 of 1117
    inkahauts

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    They can't render the hd GUI in hd and sd formats at the same time and have a good responsiveness.

    I take it you have no one at home that could change the res for you? Try hitting the format button on the remote on sling. You have to hit it twice in a row at least to get it to change anything, and this is only going to work if you have 480 set as a possible output in the settings, and I can't tell you how many times you will have to hit it before you get it to a 480 setting because I have no idea what setting you are on now. I'd say, hit format key twice in a row and then wait awhile and see what happens, then do it again, and so on, till you see it change to a 480 res. even though you can't see what it's doing on screen, every button press will still do it's thing on your unit.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 #564 of 1117
    mailiang

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    Springsteen...
    Much faster and responsive. Love the graphics. The scroll bar is very similar to the ones they use on Blu-Ray.



    If your DVR is on during the update, (not stand by) it will prompt you to down load. If you don't, there may be a delay.


    Ian
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 #565 of 1117
    jdspencer

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    I guess I'll find out what all this is about on Jan 12th. :)
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 #566 of 1117
    Athlon646464

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    It's all about an HD-GUI.

    ;)
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 #567 of 1117
    DJ Rob

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    It's funny. I live in the Denver DMA which is on the list for being upgraded yesterday. Directv even sent me an email yesterday saying that my "HD Service has been upgraded" to the new guide. But none of my HD DVR's that are on the national release (3 of them) were upgraded as of tonight... I do have a 4th HD DVR running the latest CE. They may see an increase of call volume from customers if they send emails out saying that are supposed to have something when they don't.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 #568 of 1117
    inkahauts

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    Do you turn your units off or leave them on all the time? Do you know if you had stuff scheduled to record last night? Sometimes it just takes an extra day or two.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 #569 of 1117
    dvdmth

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    Well, the Denver DMA definitely received the update as scheduled. I can personally confirm this.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 #570 of 1117
    EKrimmer

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    Same here, downstairs but not up. Son swears he saw it upstairs yesterday. Anyone heard of that?
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 #571 of 1117
    Drucifer

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    Been a few reported incidents of the Receiver not passing the new software diagnostic pre-install test.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2011 #572 of 1117
    kram

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    Got the update yesterday morning on all three HDDVRs. So far, so good, but I didn't realize it would take so long for the new guide to populate. I like the way the Guide scrolls - very fast now.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2011 #573 of 1117
    fl panthers

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    Is anyone getting the update tonight or done till next week. Tried to force to my hr20 the other morning but kept finding the old nr. hr 24 found it on the first try but 3 attempts on the 20 and nada. want to try again.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2011 #574 of 1117
    inkahauts

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    I hadn't seen that, but in all reality, likely his unit was busy or missed the signal last night, and will get it on a different day.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2011 #575 of 1117
    mocarob

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    Nobody is there to switch the resolution for me.
    I called dtv tech support and told them about this glitch.
    He took notes and said it's something they will work on. It doesnt help me now tho.
    I tried many combos of trying to switch things using the on screen remote sling provides but no go. (menu/format/exit) the sling app only registers one click at a time on the remote. I even tried watching from their website but i get the same SD warning. (too bad the warning covers the entire screen)

    I did not have the hr20 setup for 480 output. it never needed it til now. I could leave it on 720/1080 and it would still output 480 whenever i needed it for sling. I know this is a bit off topic so i will leave it alone after this unless somebody responds with an idea.
    thanks..
     
  16. Dec 23, 2011 #576 of 1117
    mocarob

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    well, kind of a small victory for me. I can change the channel and it will display the content i want. it just wont respond/change settings using any of the other buttons. guess i'll have to watch the shows live instead of off the 'now playing list'.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2011 #577 of 1117
    Athlon646464

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    Be very careful forcing anything to your box, as it is not risk free. If you try, and the current NR is not in the stream, you could end up with a mess on your hands.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2011 #578 of 1117
    Scott Kocourek

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    You will need to add a component/composite converter and hook your slingbox to that. They run about $40 from Monoprice.com.
     
  19. Dec 23, 2011 #579 of 1117
    donbean

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    i got the new guide.. thanks D.. it runs very fast and just seems alot easier on the eyes with the darker colors...
     
  20. Dec 23, 2011 #580 of 1117
    fl panthers

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    I understand the risk. I am aware of how to read the firmware watcher. I updated the 24 at the same time with no problems but I must have missed the window(blue screen window) on the hr20. I read on this thread about someone esle saying the hr20 sometimes the window is early and almost need to guess just before the blue screen pops up. Hence the try again. What is the worst I brick the unit and get a new one? Nothing recorded on this model I care about enough to worry about that.
     
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