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Weird thing happened when I went to the guide. . .

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#1 OFFLINE   Wisegoat



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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:31 PM

Anyone ever seen their guide do this?

I like it! I wouldn't mind it doing it full time, instead of just randomly.

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#2 OFFLINE   murry27409



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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:09 AM

Both my HR20-100 and HR22-100 have done this. Occurs every now and then and has happened while showing the guide and the playlist.





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Posted 23 September 2010 - 05:59 AM

I've seen it. Personally, I wish I could set it to be this way all the time. Obviously not exactly like that but I would like to be able to have transparent menus with fullscreen programming in the background.
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#4 OFFLINE   johnid


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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:12 AM

it glitched like that for me once the other day but it inly lasted like a couple of seconds

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:39 PM

It has happened 3 or 4 times on my HR20-100, and it quickly vanished once I made an exit. I certainly don't like it...

#6 OFFLINE   n3ntj


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:40 PM

I've also seen this on my HR20-700. A weird glitch.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

It happens a lot on my HR21-100. And I don't like it.


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:28 PM

I occasionally get a guide that's transparent on my HR21.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:32 PM

I have seen it also but I dont like it


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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

My HR20-700 has done this countless times, and has been doing it a lot as of late. I dont like it much. When it does it, I can scroll through the guide like normal, but it wont let me select a station, so I have to exit out and reload the guide.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 04:57 PM

I like when that happens, should be an option. Then an option for opacity. Like the old days.
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:56 AM

I've noticed it twice since the latest firmware update. Never noticed it before, though.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 08:47 AM

it has happened to our HR21-200 but instead of transparent, everything turns black in the background. Really freaked out my 7 year old once.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:25 AM

I've noticed it twice since the latest firmware update. Never noticed it before, though.

Yeah, I think you're right on that. I too, don't remember it happening before the last upgrade.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:30 AM

Some of you like this glitch!? Its not normal plus the fact as a poster mentioned you can scroll the guide but are unable to select a channel. And then having to reload the guide? Are you kidding? I absolutely don't like it.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 06:32 AM

it's happened to me, too, on my HR21 after the last update. I do wish menu transparency was an option.

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