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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
Yes, it has changed. It now takes up 1/3 of the screen and has a nearly solid black background.
Wrong Mr. Not A DirecTV Subscriber... When a household gets it on one unit all the units in the household get it.
Is there a screenshot of it in the CE forum? It's not in the First Look.
I don't remember if anyone posted a pic in there.
It's kind of rough, but I just snapped this right now
Thanks. That doesn't look as bad as people were saying it was. I can live with that. Got worried about the 1/3rd comment and thought it was much worse.
Thanks for the info. Can't wait til it makes to the east coast!
Your issue probably has something to do with NJ restoring power from the weekend storm. You probably going thru all sorts of surges from power being restored or from tree limbs still putting pressure on cables.
I forgot to mention above that we haven't had power issues in our area for this last storm except for the day of the storm on Saturday with some slight flickering.
It's been fine since then. Strange. I'll treat it as a fluke.
Just wait until you have it.
It looks twice as bad when the Channel Banner is also active.
I'm not a fan of the black fad that been around for about a decade now. Hate the Mets black uni. So I'm probably bias to the new GUI overly blackness.
I understand that... the blackness can be a bit overwhelming, but I sure do like the hi-res text and overall revamp of the layout. Sure there are details I'd change but overall the organization is much better.
Oh yeah, it's a step in the right direction, but hopefully the journey is not over.
Most definitely. With the channel banner up and progress bar I lose 1/2 of my 67" screen as seen below. I have the "info" up too, which pretty much takes away another 1/4 from what is left.
If the black was a bit more transparent then maybe the progress bar would be a little less annoying/aggravating.
But including the background it takes as much screen space as before
This strongly suggests you had a power outage. Even a second or two would do it.
I'm curious (because I really dont know) why that matters? Why would you need the status bar up, plus the info up and STILL need to see what is playing on the screen?
Maybe I see it different but to me it is just like the PIG. I am not really paying attention to the tv playing if I am reading the guide.
The bigness is annoying because it occasionally blocks out something -- be it the score of a game, CC or sub-title text, etc.
In this case, it's a great example of going overboard with the solid black and the non-transparency of the smoke transparency border. Especially considering in HD, neither is needed to see the Time Bar.
Having used the new HDGUI for several weeks now, my biggest complaint it that it covers up the ticker at the bottom of the screen on ESPN.