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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PrinceLH, Dec 26, 2011.
T-12 days and counting.
I'm in the Jan 24th batch. Why are they staggering the different markets like this? Is it too hard to rollout to everyone at once or are they worried about bugs that might be floating around in the system that could cause mass failures of hd equipment if they do more than a few at a time?
They don't want to have their call centers bombarded for 2 days while everyone gets the guide. Some people don't like change, some people have unsupported setups that generates errors, and some people would just call to call.
A staged roll out allows customers and DIRECTV to handle it appropriately.
The real question is is it too hard to wait another 3 weeks for something that we've been waiting years for?
The way it was explained to me was because Directv didnt want 19mil peoople all calling at once saying "wtf is this?!?!?!".
There is a long thread on the other forum concerning why the long roll out.
Or maybe on this forum.
So do I!
I'm trying to narrow down an issue I've had with the new GUI.
I have added some equipment and too, so was trying to see if this is a DTV issue or something from my network control of the box.
Channels seem to change for no reason. While watching a recorded show from the dvr, the box will suddenly change to live TV.
I can't replicate the issue regularly, it just happens, sometimes frequently, every 15 minutes or so. Other times not at all.
Anyone else seeing this? Or is it more likely my network control through the iRule app that is the cause?
If this is the wrong thread, mods feel free to move.
has the H34 gotten the new guide yet ? if not.. anyone know when ?
I'd say the latter.
And welcome to DBSTalk!
I've been waiting for a faster guide for 5 years. Patience is not something I can have forever...
So you've been waiting for 5 years, and now that you know there is a faster guide being rolled out, now you have no patience? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever....
Not yet. I'm hoping by the time they officially open it to current customers, it'll be there.
So they roll out a new guide that is promoted as very fast, yet is actually slower than the previous one.
And you wonder why this is frustrating?
Sorry if this is so hard for you to understand. :lol::lol:
I have it and its much faster, it needs time to download a lot of data at first. Give it time.
Did anyone see anything under the More Info, Scheduled Upgrade before the update?
I'll say again what many others have already said. If you receive the new guide, and your dvr(s) are slower than before after 24-48 hours, there is a good chance that something else is amiss on your setup somewhere...since your receivers would have rebooted after the software update, it may have triggered another issue that in itself is completely unrelated to the new HDGUI. For some reason if you have a drive that is starting to flake out in a dvr, it sometimes really doesnt show until after a system reboot, just like can potentially happen with a pc/mac/etc....perhaps reboot and force it to redownload the software in case there was an issue with the initial install. Or wait the 24-48 hours if you havent yet.
Received this morning, two days early.
All seems to be working fine.
Same here. New HDUI (0x57b) downloaded this morning ahead of schedule. Had a couple of minor glitches that were easily corrected. Other then that it is working fine.
Syracuse got it today. Looks good.
Got it a few days ago and the speed is much faster with the guide. Menu navigation is taking a bit of time to get used to, but all in all a terrific improvement.
One big change... I find I'm using the "List" button much more to go directly to my Playlist, which I hadn't done before since going through the menu is about 4-5 selections now though.