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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. Dec 16, 2011 #961 of 1520
    PerfectCr

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    I am sensing a FAIL here, but not on DirecTV's behalf.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2011 #962 of 1520
    adkinsjm

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    You have your opinion. Consumers like graphics. Why do you think computers have graphical user interfaces? Or should our DirecTV boxes use a command-line interface?

    The new HD GUI isn't perfect. I wish the timeline when using the DVR functions was transparent. I also wish the predominant colors were blue. But my HR24 is faster.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2011 #963 of 1520
    rta53

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    EPIC FAIL. Wasn't that a line from a movie or TV show?
     
  4. Dec 16, 2011 #964 of 1520
    PerfectCr

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    It's a circa-2005 era internet meme.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2011 #965 of 1520
    jefirdjr

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    Don't know. I am in Center Point, my son is in Inverness, and we both got it. I understand that it is done by zip code. I would think that all of the Birmingham metro area would be included.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2011 #966 of 1520
    bobcamp1

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    I think 2 seconds was taken away a while ago, replaced with 8 seconds. It seems like an intentional change, so I don't expect it to come back.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2011 #967 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    It did go away, but if your unit was set to 2 seconds and you never went to the setting to chose a different setting, then your box stayed on 2 seconds. Once you made a change you lost the choice.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2011 #968 of 1520
    jefirdjr

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    That did not work for me. Mine was set for 2 seconds for so long I can't remember.
    After the 057b update, I noticed an extremely long time for banner display. When I looked at the setting, it was set for 6 seconds.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2011 #969 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Yup - everyone lost 2 seconds with 57b. My explanation was for pre-57b.

    Sorry for the confusion.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2011 #970 of 1520
    P Smith

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    It's a test on the focus group - how much whining customers will be generated if the banner time will be longer. ;)
     
  11. Dec 16, 2011 #971 of 1520
    bigbenny13

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    Have channel logos gone away on the quick tuner box, or has my box just not finished downloading everything? Also does the internet connection speed up the data downloads? I have one box connected to the internet and it seems to have most of the data finished and one is not connected and is still way behind the other( I got the update Wednesday morning, and I like it a lot so far). One other stupid question, how are the "you might like" shows and "what's on" suggestions generated? Are they based on viewing habits like Tivo or is it just advertising?
     
  12. Dec 16, 2011 #972 of 1520
    EricRobins

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    While I like the speed improvements and GUI in general, my 4 year old has a complaint.

    He used to be able to go through the list by looking at the image associated with the shows. However, in the new GUI, the images are mostly gone. Some are there, but very few.

    Can I just tell him to be patient, that the images will just take a while to download or is he just going to have to learn to read?
     
  13. Dec 16, 2011 #973 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Those logos will appear eventually. The 'net connection can help to hurry some of the stuff downloading. 'You might like' is based on your viewing habits.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2011 #974 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Those posters will all download eventually. :)

    Oh, and yes, he is going to have to learn to read......
     
  15. Dec 16, 2011 #975 of 1520
    cadet502

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    Never do.

    I'd say it's far from perfect. I would have expected the move from an SD GUI to an HD GUI to have been a little bit more than improving the resolution and changing the colors. Oh wait, they moved PIG from right to left and % full from left to right. Extra hours in the grid guide? Nah.

    The color choices are poor, too much contrast in the white on black.

    Can't tell if the highlighted show has been viewed.

    Bottom line is I don't watch the guide, I watch shows, I just wish the GUI didn't hurt my eyes trying to pick out what i do want to watch. Maybe expectations were too high, after the home run they hit with MRV, this is clear bunt foul.



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  16. Dec 16, 2011 #976 of 1520
    Xer0dIn

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    I got it, both my boxes downloaded it early this morning. Don't know why it took an extra day for my boxes to decide to download the new software.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2011 #977 of 1520
    jones_hdtv

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    Get them cadet502....
     
  18. Dec 16, 2011 #978 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    Too dark? Too light? You mentioned too much contrast above.
    IAE, settings on the monitor could be adjusted to good effect.
    YMMV.

    This has been mentioned 492 times, and I haven't seen anyone disagree!
     
  19. Dec 16, 2011 #979 of 1520
    jefirdjr

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    In general, after using the new GUI for a little while, I "think" I like it.:eek2:
    However, it needs a few "tweaks"..........................

    1. Bring back the 2 second banner.
    After changing channels, I don't want to watch a banner!:(

    2. Fix the progress bar.
    It is black, with NO translucency, and take up almost 25% of the screen.
    The current size/color is harder to read than the old version.:mad:
    The timeout value is too short. If trying to see the progress of skipping to
    a certain spot, it times out too quick.

    The new GUI is much faster in the guide, but some things (like noted above), have been working just fine for a long, long time, and did not need fixing, or adjusting. I guess the programmers just don't understand.........
    If it ain't broke, it don't need fixing!!:confused:
     
  20. Dec 17, 2011 #980 of 1520
    andunn27

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    Still don't have it for either of my boxes
     
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