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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Nov. 2011 Release Issues/Discussion (HD GUI)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 14, 2011 #401 of 1520
    dvdmth

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    What software version are you running, 0x575 or 0x576 (or something else)?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2011 #402 of 1520
    StHalcyon

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    My HR24/500 was updated to 0x4dc, and my HR23/700 was updated to 0x4d4.

    0x4dc has the HD gui, 0x4d4 doesn't. But that's not the problem.

    My problem is that on both receivers, whether it is a live show or a show DVR'ed, I am getting extremely serious pixelation during moderate scene pans, or during scenes with too many contrasting colors in the scene. I started noticing it with tonight's episode of Terra Nova, then House. There are ghosting effects too. I was so bothered that I checked if the software had changed, and voila.

    Anybody experiencing this issue too?
     

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  3. Nov 15, 2011 #403 of 1520
    PerfectCr

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    0x4dc has the HD Guide? I thought only 0x576 was the HD GUI?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2011 #404 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    The first publically available versions are 0x575/0x576. 0x4DC is still the SD User Interface.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2011 #405 of 1520
    Rockermann

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    I grabbed x0576 this morning for my HR20-100. So far, so good, though it does seem a bit more sluggish than it does on my HR24. Not terribly so however. I'll have to make some more observations this evening.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2011 #406 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    When the upgrade takes place all of the guide data is flushed, all of the posters and other things need to rebuild so it may take a day or so before you can really tell. I have not used it on a HR20 but it's very good on the HR22, HR24 and H25.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2011 #407 of 1520
    Rockermann

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    Right.. that makes sense and explains why it might be a bit sluggish at first. I did look at the to-do list and noticed only one show was there after the upgrade. I'll have to check that before tonight, but I'm sure it'll rebuild that (or most of it) and a lot of the guide data during the day today.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2011 #408 of 1520
    StHalcyon

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    I also posted this on DTV's tech forums, and apparently others are also experiencing the same problem. If you live in Chicago. Only affects all local HD channel, not ESPN, Comedy Central, etc. So the good news is that it is not the software that's the issue.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2011 #409 of 1520
    gregftlaud

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    So any issues yet reported with this messing up whole home dvr?
     
  10. Nov 15, 2011 #410 of 1520
    Rockermann

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    No problems here so far. Have the HD GUI on both DVRs that are connected via the LAN.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2011 #411 of 1520
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    On the HR20-700 the guide does indeed scroll faster, but that's only one area of performance on the unit. For instance, there seems to be a new delay when bringing up the menu - probably due to refreshing the new screen candy.

    The claims that this new UI is faster than the old UI are both false and misleading because it didn't come for free via optimizations - rather it came at the cost of SD support.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2011 #412 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    My understanding is we never had (simultaneous) SD support. We were using a work-a-round which no longer works. The new work-a-round works just fine, and has the same level of support as the old one - none.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2011 #413 of 1520
    DogLover

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    And it is not all SD support that has been eliminated, but simultaneous HD and SD graphics support.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2011 #414 of 1520
    battrl

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    I'm running 575. My understanding is that it should be fixed in 576, but I have not had an opportunity to check for an update yet.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 #415 of 1520
    wahooq

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    yeah dtv has never fully supported multiple tvs from single recievers.....
     
  16. Nov 15, 2011 #416 of 1520
    budeone

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    I am in Chicago and waiting for it on two boxes. :D
     
  17. Nov 15, 2011 #417 of 1520
    JonW

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    Sort of... it also effects people who'd rather watch HD downconverted on their SD sets, people who own slingbox's and the like too.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2011 #418 of 1520
    jbauer

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    Yep. Gonna be a bummer for me. I don't see why DTV can't just do an easy toggle between two resolutions the way that the old DirecTiVo box did...

    - Jon
     
  19. Nov 15, 2011 #419 of 1520
    DogLover

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    Yes, it would affect a those slingboxes that are connected with an SD connection when the TV is HD. However, If the box is only connected to an SD TV (or multiple connections), HD channels are still available. You just need to set native off and only select the 480 resolutions. If you have no HD connections, this provides the same experience.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2011 #420 of 1520
    bflora

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    I have an HR20-700 connected to my HDTV via component and sent to other tv's via rf modulated from composite. I have an HR24 connected to a Volkano Flow (similar to Slingbox) via component that my son watches at his college. What exactly happens on sd sets when watching an hd channel? Are the HRXX's no longer active on all outputs simaltaneously?
     
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