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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. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    While watching live TV press the dash button. If you have SWiM it will say "SWiM Connected".

    Mike
     
  2. dminches

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    Will that tell me if I have a Slim 3 or 5? I know I do not have a SWM LNB. I do know that I have a SWM 16 switch since I installed it.
     
  3. rta53

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    Have you tried running the system test? After I had to replace my HR23 and when I went through the setup I erronously set my dish to a Slimline 5. When I ran the system test I got an error message saying it was configured for the incorrect dish type. I really didn't know what dish I had so I posted a picture of my dish and it was confirmed that I had a Slimline 3. I changed it in my setup and the error went away.
     
  4. texasbrit

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    dminches - as I said in my post, if you have an SWM switch then the guide data will be coming from 101 whichever dish you have, so it does not matter if you have poor line of sight to 119.
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Finally got the HD GUI in Los Angeles / Orange County on my HR20 this morning. Only played with it for about 2 minutes, but my first impression? Much preferred the SD GUI :D. Just seemed cleaner to me and a better color scheme.

    One thing that I found really annoying is that when I do a page down in the guide, it kind of does a one row at a time scroll 5 times instead of just scrolling the 5 rows one time. I do have scrolling effects turned off, but it doesn't seem to pay attention to that in the guide. I find that effect REALLY annoying. Any way to turn it off?
     
  6. bnwrx

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    Wait till guide fully populates (12-24hrs). See if that does it. If not try a menu reboot. It should work.......I love the new GUI...
     
  7. SledgeHammer

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    Ok, thanks, will give it a try.
     
  8. dminches

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    Gotcha - thanks.
     
  9. nuspieds

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    I have an HR24-500 and an HR20-700. The other day I received an email from DirecTV telling me that the HD GUI was coming.

    This morning, I received an email telling me that it was here. Sure enough, as I turned on my HR24, the new GUI was there. But only on the HR24; obvioulsy the HR20 has a different rollout schedule.

    My big issue, though, is the status bar at the bottom (when you hit play, FF, etc.). At least with the old GUI, the status bar had some level of transparency, and it was a graphic that was overlaid on a portion of the bottom area of the screen.

    With this new GUI, it's this big black background that, to me, takes up a significant portion of the screen without any transparency whatsoever! Plain and simple, that's awful! :mad:

    I thought there might be some setting somewhere to adjust it, but I had no such luck finding anything of the sort. :(
     
  10. Laxguy

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    No, it's not adjustable, and has been the target of a lot of "don't like its".

    Some folk may be unaware that hitting Exit immediately after FF or Pause or RW will make it go away.....
     
  11. nuspieds

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    Not surprising, as I don't like it, either.

    For the life of me, I can't understand how someone thought that completely obscuring a sigificant portion of the bottom screen would be acceptable. Hello?! :confused:

    Anyway, here's hoping they release the next software with that fix soon!
     
  12. looter

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    Got HD GUI in Long Beach, CA today.

    I noticed a glitch in the playlist. As you scroll up the title of a show moves up about 1 pixel right when you highlight/select it. This doesn't happen when scrolling down. I can page down then page up then scroll up to reproduce this reliably.

    Also, I really don't get why folders are italicized. There's already a folder icon, why do you need italics here? And when you have a show highlighted/selected in the playlist you can't tell whether or not it has already be started or watched. you have to scroll above or below it to see if it is dimmed. Seems like this would be a much place to use italics.

    GUI seems probably as responsive as I've seen the HR22-100 be.
     
  13. Daegalus

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    NVM figured it out.
     
  14. Athlon646464

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    :welcome_s to DBSTalk!
     
  15. pcmune

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    I have 3 HD receivers, 2 are DVRs all different model numbers. I received the update on 2 of the 3 stbs last night (12/21). The HR22-100 was the only receiver to NOT receive the download.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
     
  16. looter

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    At least they make up for it by completely obscuring the top of the screen with the opaque banner and info screen. When you have banner, info and progress bar most of the screen is covered. How about some translucency?
     
  17. looter

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    MY DIRECTV seems pretty useless to me. It is very prominent for something that just shows like 2 lists with 4 items in each list.

    And an On Demand makeover is sorely needed. It is so time consuming to browse with no way to record a season/series that I rarely even bother with it. Even when I do I don't get many of the channels that are in the On Demand guide. Organization of On Demand is horrible as are the truncated show titles. Is there a character limit or something?
     
  18. Drucifer

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    Yeah, the roll out is long, an updates along the way is a possibility. Especially if DirecTV receives a lot of complaints.

    I wonder if the CSRs are updating any kind of HR34 Satisfaction Survey?
     
  19. RACJ2

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    I agree with you, as many do. The only other suggestion is to set your DVR to do SKIP forward and back. Then at least the status bar doesn't appear when using those functions.

    If you haven't set it up, your DVR does SLIP forward and back and the status bar does appear. To activate the SKIP function, you have to go into search and do a "Keyword" search for 30SKIP.
    (SLIP - you see the video as it moves forward 30 seconds, SKIP - jumps forward 30 seconds w/o seeing video).
     
  20. DTVforalongtime

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    My HR22 was updated with the new GUI this morning. The receiver was updated with 0x4e2 back on 30 November 2011, so less than a month for the new GUI to appear.
     
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