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. Jan 8, 2012 #1301 of 1520

    RobertE Active Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Your signals are crap on 99/103. No amount of box swapping will fix that. You need someone to look over your setup, including alignment, cabling and fittings.
  2. Jan 9, 2012 #1302 of 1520

    cosmobug Cool Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    Thanks for the suggestion but maybe you missed that it was working fine for the last year or more before the update...the day of the update it suddenly refuses to boot to it. Doubt it is coincidence. It is definitely spinning up and active, but the box refuses to use it. I am not the only one with this problem. In any case, I disconnected and reconnected the eSATA (in between reboots) already with no improvement.

    As for the power-pull reboots, it is standard procedure when it fails to boot (or recognize) to the external drive to remove power from both the drive and the receiver and power back up the drive first, wait a minute or so, then power the receiver. I know soft reboots are better, but sometimes more extreme measures are required. It obviously did a soft reboot when it automatically updated the software and I suspect that is when it did not come back up on the external.

    Problem now is I don't think I can really verify if it is a drive malfunction without losing my existing recordings. :nono2: If I hook it up to a different box it will reformat and pair to that machine, I think. I suspect the box though....
  3. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    It will not Reformat if you put it in another DVR. It will display the Recordings but you will Not be able to View them as the RID # of the former DVR is encoded in the Header of the Recordings and doesn't match the RID # of the Current DVR.

    We have asked Directv to use the User Account # instead and perhaps soon that may happen.
  4. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    Well, its been awhile since this problem has come up, but remember when you would set your SD aspect ratio to "crop" and it would super-stretch the image? Well, since the new GUI the problem has returned in reverse. When I'm watching a show in SD that is letterboxed, I set the format to "crop" and it works until the first trick play. As soon as I skip or FF, the picture goes back to letterboxed (original format) but the HR20 still says it is in "cropped" mode. I have to cycle through the four settings to get back to cropped picture.
  5. HDTVFreak07

    HDTVFreak07 Icon

    Sep 12, 2007
    I'm thrilled with the new guide. Just the look and feel of it. The only thing I'm missing now is when I select cast & crew, I am missing the thumbnails of actors/actresses, year birth, birth place and filmograhy (sp?). Hope they will bring it back later on.
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Give it about 48 hours.
  7. BennyGregg

    BennyGregg Legend

    Jul 17, 2009
    I forced 0x576 in November on my 21-700 and just got delivered 0x57b because it was my time. Big improvements over the old GUI. But the Quicktune lag time is not good; anybody know if Dtv is trying to, or could, to improve Quicktune?
  8. sbelmont

    sbelmont Legend

    Aug 5, 2007
    I noticed this also. I've found to correct this you can press the menu button then exit button and the format is corrected. I had to do it multiple times last night watching a recorded Top Gear episode.
  9. Rockermann

    Rockermann Legend

    Aug 9, 2007
    Whaa?? Watch in SD? People still do that? :)
  10. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    If you got the update last night, the QT speed should improve within 24 hours.
  11. bobcamp1

    bobcamp1 Icon

    Nov 8, 2007
    New guide looks great on a 50" Plasma HDTV, except for solid instead of translucent backgrounds.

    New guide doesn't look so good on an old 36" SDTV in 480p or 480i. The font is too small and skinny and the gray on black is difficult to read.

    It got put on an HR24 and an H24. H24 is a little slower to respond to remote buttons (this is 72 hours after the update), but guide is faster, overall speed is the same. HR24-200 is the same speed but 24 hours have not elapsed yet.

    Edit: Backgrounds are translucent, but barely. I still really can't see what's underneath it.

    Also, the smallest font used on the info bar is too small, even for a 50" HDTV, when viewed at a proper distance of 10 feet. The fonts on the progress bar on the bottom could also be larger.
  12. kmcnamara

    kmcnamara Icon

    Jan 30, 2004
    Both HR24's and the H23 got the update night before last. Overall I like it - the text is much sharper. However, I think the font size is too small. I'm reading it from across the room on a 32" TV and, while I can read it, it's a little uncomfortably small now.
  13. kayur

    kayur New Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Overall I like the new HD GUI. However, I'm a little disappointed in the Playlist. I was expecting the option to display the Playlist in Poster format as you can with the iPad app. If they can do it for Movie listings I don't understand why they didn't do it for the Playlist too. Also, programs which are greyed out in the Playlist are almost impossible to read. If they stick with only the list view then I'd recommend choosing a different color than grey to indicate programs which are not "new".

    Finally, agree with everyone else on the size/opaqueness of the progress bar background.
  14. bigrig

    bigrig AllStar

    Aug 7, 2002
    Yeah, grey font on black background is bad. Only revealed now that we have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight! :p
  15. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    Received the new HDGUI on my HR20 yesterday. Very slow to respond (if at all) to remote commands. Letting it sit and spin for 24 hours. See how it is tonight.
  16. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    I'm happy to report things are back to normal remote-response wise. And the guide is super-quick and high-def.
  17. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    January 12th has come and gone and still no HD Guide. Typical.
  18. robertk328

    robertk328 New Member

    Dec 9, 2011
  19. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
  20. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    There's nothing in PA on the schedule for 1/12.
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