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Do you think the new HDUI is sluggish on your receiver(s)?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 19, 2012.

What receivers are sluggish with the new HDUI?

  1. HR20

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. HR21

    274 vote(s)
    45.7%
  3. HR22

    156 vote(s)
    26.0%
  4. HR23

    145 vote(s)
    24.2%
  5. HR24

    64 vote(s)
    10.7%
  6. H21

    123 vote(s)
    20.5%
  7. H23

    16 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. H24

    5 vote(s)
    0.8%
  9. H25

    22 vote(s)
    3.7%
  10. R22

    12 vote(s)
    2.0%
  11. Working as expected, no complaints.

    19 vote(s)
    3.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Feb 7, 2012 #201 of 360
    lparsons21

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    Wireless router runs in 5Ghz and the microwave only gets minimal use. So yeah, I do have some microwave in the house, but none of it should be the issue. Or in the case of the microwave, only when it is in use.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 #202 of 360
    Mike Greer

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    I could be wrong but I think the RF remotes use a much lower frequency - 430Mhz or somewhere down around there....

    **EDIT** Looked it up - 433.92Mhz...
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 #203 of 360
    Rob77

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    You are right Mike, my HR21 is now sooo slooow. As we always hear, the new code is suppose to improve the speed and performance...but it never happens. The DirecTV engineering department strikes again.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 #204 of 360
    Floyd

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    I've had the UI update for several weeks now with my HR20's and it seems to be getting worse over time. I now hate the new guide/update that brought this on, and my wife is ragging me about doing something to fix it. I wish DTV would allow a voluntary rollback for those negatively affected, at least until they find the fix. Sort of like a reverse CE program

    BTW, we also dislike the gradient shading on the guide lines, and the very dimly lit show titles on those shows that have been partially watched in the list.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 #205 of 360
    xzi

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    No slower or anything, but definitely doesn't feel any faster. HR22 with unsupported MRV
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 #206 of 360
    00derek

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    Not only is it sluggish, they missed a golden opportunity to improve it in so many ways. For example, most of us, if not all, with HD TV service, have HD TVs correct? 40" 52" 60" and heck they are selling 70" screens now.

    So they could probably reduce the font size and pack a few more rows into the guide and list screens, and worst of all the set-up channel screens which only displays 5 channels at a time.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 #207 of 360
    Laxguy

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    That'd be true of this board- HDs à go-go, in all sizes and shapes. But there are millions with small sets, even SD ones! (Shudder!)
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 #208 of 360
    CCarncross

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    True, how many posts have you read here about people complaining about the font sizes on their smaller tvs as well....I want it even smaller than it is now...and I think its a huge step in the right direction.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 #209 of 360
    Drucifer

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    With screens running from 7" to 70"+ something must be done.

    My suggestion is to have a preset option for screen size that you would setup during the first install.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 #210 of 360
    CCarncross

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    Everything is small on a tv that is under 24" or so...I don't hear those same people complaining they cant see the programming because its too small. I'd have to sit like 18 inches away from a tv that size.:lol:
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 #211 of 360
    gregftlaud

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    Another thing they could have added to maybe make this sluggish issue while we have to deal with it the ability to schedule recordings on another receiver from the receiver u are on. Say i have a dvr in my living room and a dvr in my bedroom. I rarely watch tv in the bedroom so it would be nice to have a way to get into the guide or whatever and schedule a recording on my bedroom dvr. As of right now i either have to go into my bedroom turn on the tv and dvr and set the recording or go thru the hassle of going to a slow dtv.com and schedule the recording online. Crap, half the time when u setup a recoring on their website it doesnt even record
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 #212 of 360
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    I agree it would be nice to have the ability to set up a recoding from a remote DVR. Although the Android app comes up pretty quick or you can use this [link] from your pc, which allows you to search by title or channel name and set up a recording. I don't use it often, but I don't recall it not setting up a recording for me. To schedule recordings from remote, I mainly use my Slingbox and its when I travel. That way I can see that it is set to record.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2012 #213 of 360
    Mike Greer

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    Turned on the TV last night for a few and noticed my receiver was responding quicker. Looks like early yesterday morning it updated to x059e. Not sure if the speed increase is temporary from the reboot or if they fixed something to correct the response trouble. I guess I'll know in a few days....
     
  14. Feb 9, 2012 #214 of 360
    JcT21

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    seems the speed of my hr24-100 gradually got better a couple days after the new update, but this morning it was extremely slow and unresponsive to remote commands. trying to change the channel up or down was nearly impossible. pressing menu didnt do anything, just the "bump" sound. dont know what happened overnight because last night before bed it was fine. :confused:
     
  15. Feb 9, 2012 #215 of 360
    lparsons21

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    The Android and iPhone/iPad app are OK for setting up the recordings, but you can't really manage the DVR from them beyond seeing what is recorded and adding a new recording. You can't see what is in the todo list at all.

    that is the big thing missing imo.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2012 #216 of 360
    jangell2

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    I have an external HD and after punching the list button it takes at least 12 seconds before the list screen pops up, and than a couple more seconds to populate it. It's terrible. Using an external drive has always been slower, but it was tolerable, this is just terrible.
     
  17. Special Ed

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    The main problem is most of the DVRs out there have 5+ year old processors and memory which was ok for the original release. However, they keep adding new features which bog these units more and more.

    I used a non dvr directv unit at a rental home and what a joy to switch instantly to the menu and channels. One tends to forget how slow the Directv DVRs have gotten over the years.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Quite right. It is the main reason they switched to one (HD) GUI.

    ;) You and I might have, but there are some who make note of it daily! :p
     
  19. loudo

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    You it the nail right on the head with that one. I have two HR20-700s that have to be rebooted at least once a week, but my H24-700 moves as quick as I hit the remote. I just want to hang onto the two HR20-700s for built in OTA tuners, as long as I can.
     
  20. Richierich

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    I have been saying for years that the CPU was Underpowered and needed more RAM and I was constantly shouted down by some Directv Loyalists but then the HR24-500 came out and I was proved right.

    You can't keep adding Features and Functionality on a slow underpowered CPU with Insufficient RAM and expect it to be SNAPPY FAST!!!

    The only thing that Amazes me about the Complaints from some about the New HDUI is that they have HR24s which should work as FAST as my 5 HR24-500s so I am Puzzled by the Quandary. :confused:
     

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