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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SBI, Jun 21, 2011.
I was at my friend's house on Friday, and his HR23 was doing it.
I was up at my folks house in Georgia this weekend, and I watched my dad manipulate his Dish receiver. I was left drooling at the menu and channel change responsiveness over my HR 2x's. Sigh.
Mind you, I'm complaining about menu responsiveness only, I have no interest in turning this into a DirecTV v Dish pissing match over price, quality, blah blah blah.
DirecTV is pretty much at the bottom in this respect. Hopefully the HD GUI lives up to it's promise of bringing significant performance improvements.
Yes. It has never really gone away despite DirecTV's claimed attempts at a fix.
Honestly, today was the first day I thought I was going to throw the remote at a wall over this issue. It's truly pathetic. This is the most basic thing a tuner/remote do. My issue is more related to it accepting the number I input.
And once I do input it the delay is crazy terrible. It's happening on all 5 of my HD DVDr's. It got worse in my opinion after the last 2 updates.
Please, please, please fix this.
It's kind of crazy to think DirecTV has such a poor handle on their systems that they've allowed this to be such a problem for so long.
Ok...got home from work last night and noticed two of my recievers got a software update. The delay seems to be gone for now....again. Wonder how long this will last?
That would rule!
I just had a crazy thought (not a rare occurrence ).....
Has D* slowed our machines down so that when the HDGUI hits it will just appear to be faster? Lowering expectations now?
(I'm not serious, but the thought is in my head. :hurah
Everything I've heard points to that being the case.
I'm struggling to understand how a higher resolution/more complex interface will result in speed improvements on an under-powered processing unit such as contained in the sub -24 units.
Yup, it defies logic.
The HR2x codebase is currently more than five years old. Along with the HD GUI, they'll be implementing major foundational changes that reflect what they've learned along the way. That's where the performance improvements will come from.
It's much more than a new GUI, it's basically a new DVR.
The optimist in me hopes so, as I am not going to enter a new 2yr contract just to get a tuner that can tune without taking naps between numbers. However, the pessimist and software business owner in me knows that, with only very few exceptions, complex software updates never result in faster performance...... They normally result in more features demanding more processor cycles, to further perpetuate the hardware/software upgrade cycle the industry relies on.
Well all I can tell you is that I've heard from multiple independent sources, who have actually used the HD GUI, that the performance is significantly improved. I completely understand your pessimism, but I have no reason to doubt what I've been told.
Then I'll remain cautiously optimistic
I'm in the same boat. I think what we have is a system that was rushed out the door with barely optimized or totally unoptimized code, which has had lots of duct tape applied to it over the past five years. The HD GUI is giving DirecTV an opportunity to trash all of that old code, and put much tighter code in it's place.
Also, I have to believe there's a good amount of embarrassment at DirecTV over the performance of the HR2x. When you have competitors making commercials specifically about how awful it is, that has to sting.
Well, hopefully they WILL learn from the previous debacle and ensure that the code is properly tested and sound before releasing it. However, since the release has already been promised for "October", that will put the pressure on to release it by then regardless.
Promised? I wouldn't go that far.
I'd expect it by Halloween then...