Anyone Seeing The New HD Guide Yet?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PrinceLH, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. WebHobbit

    WebHobbit Mentor

    Oct 15, 2010
    It's weird - my two HD Rcvrs got it but my HR34 DVR still has the old menu.

  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    HR34's have not been given the new GUI will be a little bit before it gets the new interface since it was just released.
  3. WebHobbit

    WebHobbit Mentor

    Oct 15, 2010
    WOW I would have thought that the other way around. I was with TiVo for 9 years and with them you pretty much HAD to BUY new hardware to get a significant UI upgrade.

    Any ETA when the H34 gets it?
  4. johnchart

    johnchart Legend

    Sep 17, 2006
    Down in McAllen for winter. Got the guide today 1/10.
  5. IndyMichael

    IndyMichael Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 25, 2003
    Got the new HD guide today, all I can say so far, is it's going to take time to get used to it.
  6. mgroups

    mgroups AllStar

    Apr 27, 2007
    Anyone Seeing The New HD Guide Yet?
    I can just barely see the new guide. It is squashed down to 1/3 of the screen height and the font size or maybe color combo makes it hard for me to read. Scrolling vertically and horizontally through the new guide is much faster than before, while switching screens is slower; for example, when watching a program and hitting "List" it takes about 15 seconds for the list to show up.
  7. Red Orc

    Red Orc Legend

    Oct 11, 2011
    I just got the new guide this morning (Merrillville,IN) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look. It still takes a few seconds for the guide and the recordings list to come up but once they're up they are A lot faster. Held the right arrow down for 5 seconds while I was in the guide and I went from 7PM tonight to 3PM tomorrow! Held the down button for about 2 seconds and went from channel 2 to channel 81!
  8. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Reset the receiver.
  9. texasboy1022

    texasboy1022 Cool Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    I'm in San Antonio, schedule said that I was supposed to get it today. Nothing. I have 3 HR 24s, none of them updated. Are all the updates sent in the morning?
  10. Red Orc

    Red Orc Legend

    Oct 11, 2011
    I had to work today so I was up at 3:30 AM. The update hadn't hit when I went to bed at about 9PM so it was somewhere between 9PM and 3:30 AM.
  11. texasboy1022

    texasboy1022 Cool Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Thanks man.
  12. cenastyle

    cenastyle Cool Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Mine updated this morning. Maybe it's just coincidence, but all 4 of my receivers are running super, super, super slow. I have an R22, HR21, and 2 H24's. The response time on all 4 of them is anywhere from 15-30 seconds from button push to receiver actually performing the function. It wasn't like this last night. I've reset all of them, but, it hasn't gotten any better. I've had problem with lag on my DVR's before, but never on my non-DVR's. Should I just give it a couple days to see if it corrects itself or is it a bigger problem? I've never had an issue with new software releases before this one.
  13. BillyBob_jcv

    BillyBob_jcv Legend

    Feb 11, 2006
    I've had the GUI on my two HR20-700 receivers since 12/20/2011. In my opinion, it is not better, not worse, not faster, not slower - it is just "different".

    The Guide seems a bit faster sometimes, but then it will "stick" and not scroll for a couple of seconds, then finally continue. The performance seems to vary quite a bit - and I really don't know why.

    The Playlist is often very, very slow to load. My playlist is pretty much full all the time (I usually don't delete recordings, I just let them roll-off the end). I suspect the full hard disk might have something to do with the delay in loading the list - but I need to test that.

    One really annoying aspect is how the playlist highlights the name of the recording when you move the current selection. Since the highlighted name looks exactly like a unwatched program (bold white) I keep thinking that whatever show is highlighted is unwatched - and I have to look to the right to see that the date, time & channel is *not* bold white, so it has already been watched. I would much rather they left the watched shows faded, even when they are selected (like the old GUI did).

    The main menu is just dumb and useless. I really hate "suggestions" of what I should watch - I dislike it on Netflix and I dislike it on this new GUI.

    At first, the color scheme seemed very dark and hard to read, but it's growing on me. I'm also getting used to the small screen being in the upper left instead of the upper right when the menu is active.

    Bottom line: I'm underwhelmed. As I type this, the Guide and Playlist seem fairly quick and it's working fine. An hour ago, it was slow and jerky. :shrug:
  14. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Try resetting your receiver to resolve the guide sticking issue.
  15. dcben

    dcben AllStar

    Aug 3, 2007
    Washington DC seems to be at least a day behind schedule (assuming "Washington DC-Hagerstown MD on the January list for 1-10 means Washington DC).
  16. kirchnrd

    kirchnrd Cool Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Got it in Dallas this morning.
  17. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Please continue discussion in the HD DVR forum in one of the many threads there.

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