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 1, 2011 #41 of 1520
    dpeters11

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    Frankly, I don't remember it being two without a macro on the old one. There used to be easy access, but that was quite a while ago. The best you can do is with a remote that can do macros, but some don't allow enough steps, and you have to finish it manually.
     
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    I thought it was 3. Menu>>>Manage Recordings>>>To Do List

    Well I guess 5 if you count the down>>>down to get to Manage Recordings
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 #43 of 1520
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    No you can't. When a release has gone national you cannot get it unless your account has been flagged to get it. This is regardless of when you download.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 #44 of 1520
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    I always count the downs and OKs...they are button presses, to me those are steps but I think in terms of remote macros.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 #45 of 1520
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    So then yeah 5. Menu>>>>down>>>>down>>>>Manage recordings(ok)>>>>>To Do List(ok).

    Heck I forget now. I THINK To Do List was at the top once in Manage Recordings. LOL must be getting old.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 #46 of 1520
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    Not currently, but there were a lot of good suggestion on trying to speed access in this thread.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 #47 of 1520
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    Just curious for those that have already received the update. Has the status bar at the bottom of your screen changed in any way or is it still the old graphic display?
     
  8. Nov 2, 2011 #48 of 1520
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    I have to say that isn't true (from my experience anyway). For example I downloaded customer release candidates for both MRV and the new HD GUI. I'm sure it has nothing to do with me agreeing to the CE terms, as my name isn't the name on our account, and I've never stated the one that is. I will say, as I believe I also stated when this came up when people wanted the MRV NR, that forcing a firmware download, even if it's a national release, is not recommended and/or approved of by myself or the moderators/admins, so those who are thinking about trying to force it - just be patient.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2011 #49 of 1520
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    Then you have a misunderstanding of how the process works. During the CE windows, the software is open to everyone who forces a download. Being a CE "member" or not, it does not matter. The software will download.

    This is a targeted national release (limited targets now). No amount of forcing at any time will get you the software if those boxes are not on "the list". It's just not going to happen.

    Furthermore, if someone is on a CE and rolls back to the current release (old gui), there is a small yet possible chance that they may lose their recordings and or series links.

    People need to be patient, it will come when it comes.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2011 #50 of 1520
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    It has changed. It is much smaller over an opaque background.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2011 #51 of 1520
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    I have a question though. My H24 is connected to the Vizio in my sig. For whatever reason (tv, cabling, etc) that tv doesnt like the box set to Native On. I keep the H24 set to 720p as that seems to work best even though the tv allegedly supports all resolutions.

    Every time I change to a channel with a new resolution (from a 720p channel to a 1080i channel) I get a popup that says "Get the most out of your HD viewing experience. Press the RES button etc etc etc." How do you make that stop?
     
  12. Nov 2, 2011 #52 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    Turning Native Off would probably be your only choice.
     
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    It has never been on on that receiver. Well not in several months. Checked that last night.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2011 #54 of 1520
    spaul

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    I woke up about 6:30AM and noticed the bedroom box was on checked the other 2 locations same thing.Thought possibly received new guide update but, when I turned on 2 of my TV,s it didn,t appear any change or message.I did go into set up just to see if new software was updated only showed recent one not today,s date.I just yesterday had a service call on my HR20-700 which has been non responsive to remote control.The tech said being its age and even though he got some use of remote to work he suggested replacing it.Which I agreed since I felt was on borrowed time and just a month or so ordered a 2nd DVR to replace one Hbox and move the older one where the H23-600 was.So, now have 2 HR24-100 and a H24-100 .Just wondering if it was a coincidence with the new box being that this morning all 3 were on without new guide appearing .
     
  15. Nov 2, 2011 #55 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    Probably a short power spike in your neighborhood.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2011 #56 of 1520
    harsh

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    I bet you'll find that the roll-out is based on receiver ID numbers.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2011 #57 of 1520
    Steve

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    FiOS TV is rolling out a similar major GUI update, and with only 4 million subscribers, their roll-out has been ongoing for 6 months, if I'm not mistaken. I'm monitoring it because I have a FiOS DVR and I'm still waiting for the update, here in NY.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2011 #58 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    I remember way back when, the first and only update I ever got on my DIRECTiVo took several months to roll nationally.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2011 #59 of 1520
    spaul

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    Stuart thanks for input didn,t think of that with everything else between new box and possible new guide rolling out.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2011 #60 of 1520
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    Curious. I too had a receiver reboot itself around 8PM last night for no reason.
    Don't know if the others were doing the same as they were not being watched.

    Although I am also in NJ, I'm in north NJ.

    Could it be possible D* made these reboot to prepare for the new GUI?
    Or it was downloaded, to be switched on by D* later, and I missed seeing the download screen?
    I only noticed this one because the TV was on and when I walked into the room, the progress was already at the "rebuilding scheduler" part.
     
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