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Anyone Seeing The New HD Guide Yet?


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#1 OFFLINE   PrinceLH

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:59 PM

Keep seeing mail coming via my Directv HD boxes, advertising a new HD GUI. Anyone have this yet? Went to their website and could not find anything about it.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:25 PM

directv.com/newhd

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:31 PM

Keep seeing mail coming via my Directv HD boxes, advertising a new HD GUI. Anyone have this yet? Went to their website and could not find anything about it.


Got the message on the receiver but it hasn't switched over yet. Hoping soon, the DTV website suggests its still downloading if it hasn't shown up yet so we'll see.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:49 AM

Here's the January roll out schedule by market.

http://forums.direct...24/JAN 2012.pdf

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:18 AM

Check out this thread as well...

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=199359

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#6 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:38 PM

And in case the OP didn't bother to look at the January roll-out PDF, Watertown is scheduled for 1/12.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:55 PM

I had HR34 and R25 installed yesterday (new install). Had the old SD menus in the a.m. The R25 updated itself at 1 am this morning and woke up to HD guide. My HR34 is still old guide --- hopefully that will come tonight?? Seemed a little strange to break the download in a whole home view system....

First look -- it is a nice improvement!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:01 PM

There is no HDGUI for the HR34 yet. Dont hold your breath :)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

There is no HDGUI for the HR34 yet. Dont hold your breath :)


Interesting -- Seems surprising on the surface anyway.

#10 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Interesting -- Seems surprising on the surface anyway.


It's coming... but as Davenlr said, I wouldn't hold my breath.

I'm guessing 1Q 2011 personally...

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:38 PM

Does anybody know where I can find detailed instructions for forcing a download of the new HD guide?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:40 PM

Does anybody know where I can find detailed instructions for forcing a download of the new HD guide?

Thanks in advance.


Not sure that one can force a download.. Good things come to those who... Umm, I forget the rest.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

Does anybody know where I can find detailed instructions for forcing a download of the new HD guide?

Thanks in advance.


You will only get it if its being sent your way, otherwise it will just reload the same version you have now...but to do it, go to setup menu, select RESET, RESTART, hit the - to confirm, wait for the lights to go off on the front panel. WHen they come back on, enter 0 2 4 6 8 on the remote. You should see "Searching for new software" before the second splash screen.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

Does anybody know where I can find detailed instructions for forcing a download of the new HD guide?


First you might want to check when it will be available to you:

RELEASE DATES

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:18 AM

First you might want to check when it will be available to you:

RELEASE DATES

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The answer is 18 Jan and I will be out of town on an extended trip then.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:39 AM

Mine is scheduled for 1/18/12 as well...I'm in the middle of trying to force an update, but it may be too late in the morning to get it....I'll update shortly.

I've been on firmware version 04D1 for several months, prior to this forced download... :)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:34 AM

Didn't work....same old SLOW and sluggish GUI I've been stuck with for months. :nono2:

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#18 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:01 AM

Didn't work....same old SLOW and sluggish GUI I've been stuck with for months. :nono2:


Be patient. All good things come to thoe who wait. Look at it as having something nice to look forward to.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:33 AM

Be patient. All good things come to thoe who wait. Look at it as having something nice to look forward to.

I guess the FOX Movie channel and Turner Classic Movies, as well as the Encore Movie Pack, must be fantastic, since the wait for the HD versions have been so long!!! :)

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:44 AM

I forced the download of the new HD GUI to my HR21-700 the other night. The Guide is infinitely more useable. Everything else is about the same speed. I'll see how it behaves once everything is all fully downloaded (images, etc, yadda yadda)




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