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Sluggish GUI. Hardware or Habit Changes?


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#1 OFFLINE   aziz

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:10 AM

Folks:

Sluggish GUI. What kind of changes have you made to accommodate? Did you replace with a new hardware or just change your viewing habits? I did the latter.

It seems that you have to buy a new hardware just to keep up with the latest firmware. What did you do?

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#2 OFFLINE   bigtom

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

Folks:

Sluggish GUI. What kind of changes have you made to accommodate? Did you replace with a new hardware or just change your viewing habits? I did the latter.

It seems that you have to buy a new hardware just to keep up with the latest firmware. What did you do?


I cleared my playlist of unneeded recordings, deleted unneeded series links and out of season series links, and changed most season links to keep at most three episodes.

It feels much more responsive access times for guide and playlist. Might just be perception.

#3 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:32 AM

I'd changed settings on my receiver for scrolling effects etc. I ended up getting new hardware, but one wasn't really planned, and my HR34 was for non speed reasons.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:34 AM

Folks:

Sluggish GUI. What did you do?



I did this just a few minutes ago ;)

#5 OFFLINE   John Strk

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

Agreed! My almost 5 year old HR20-100 can barely keep up with all these software updates anymore. It's like trying to install all the latest cool games and software apps on a 10 year old PC. Good luck running those with an outdated OS, processor and memory. The new GUI looks great and is a nice improvement but is still performing some basic functions very SLOWLY :nono2:

D* should at least offer existing customers guaranteed replacement model upgrade DVRs with the latest hardware models. None of this "can't guarantee which DVR model you will get if you upgrade" crap! I have a free HD-DVR upgrade credit and I want a new HD-DVR but if I buy from somewhere else I'm afraid I won't get the $200 credit from D*.

#6 OFFLINE   Go Beavs

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Folks:

Sluggish GUI. What kind of changes have you made to accommodate? Did you replace with a new hardware or just change your viewing habits? I did the latter.

It seems that you have to buy a new hardware just to keep up with the latest firmware. What did you do?


I try to use my H25 as a front end for my HR21s and HR22. Otherwise, I try to practice my patience. :)

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#7 OFFLINE   TomK

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:06 PM

I didn't do anything (have one HR21 and one HR23) and things are definitely not what I expected. The boxes just don't seem able to keep up with the HDGUI. We shouldn't have to change our recording habits ("I'm sorry, sir, but don't expect your car to go fast.") to get a box that runs well without frustrating delays.

#8 OFFLINE   John Strk

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

The boxes just don't seem able to keep up with the HDGUI.


EXACTLY!!!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

I havent done anything but b***hed so far. I WILL be adding an HR24 and relegating my HR23 to the bedroom soon. That was always the plan anyway.
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#10 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

Folks:


It seems that you have to buy a new hardware just to keep up with the latest firmware. What did you do?


Nah, OLD hardware does the trick! I just watch more TV on my R15's (which respond lightning-fast) and less on my lethargic R22. ;)

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