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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
It also gets rid of the big blackness surrounding the progress bar.....
That was my only big complaint about new GUI.
All that is there is the progress bar. (Orange bar on a small black background.)
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Issue: The past two night as I been watching TV, everything is fine until I try to play a show via WHDVR. Once that happens, I have gotten a "can't Find Show with an Option box. Both times the option box failed to connect. The first time, an EXIT and trying again fixed the problem.
But last night, every remote command was answered with a "bonk" with the exception of trickplay commands in the PIL window. Using the power button on the front restored the DVR to normal mode with the exception of when pulling up the List, it placed a Progress Bar in front of it. Once I was able to find my show, it played fine the and the DVR was normal the rest of the evening.
I am going to do a Reset today and see how it responds later this evening.
I had this same problem happen 3 or 4 times a couple of months ago with a HR24-500, not on my other HR21 & 2 HR20's all with the HDGUI. Not exactly sure what I was doing when it occurred, but a RBR corrected it. Like I said, it hasn't happened in a couple months.
And to be clear on power save mode, all it does is put the unit in standby, recordings and such aren't affected. It doesn't actually save any power used by the DVR itself. If a TV can be set to go into power save or turn off when it's not getting an input signal, that's where the savings would be. Of course this can be disabled as well.
Under what conditions? How does the software determine that you are not using the DVR?
I believe if you don't use the remote for 4 hours, and you have power saver activated, it will go into power saver mode.
It knows when you haven't pressed a key on the remote.
In the old SD GUI, when in the List screen and live TV was in the PIG, pressing the Pause button paused the live TV and pressing Play would start the recording you had highlighted. This was really convenient for me; I could be browsing my recordings while watching live TV and if I found a recording I wanted to watch I would push Pause, then Play. But in the new HD GUI the Pause button starts playing the highlight recording and the live TV continues playing. Now Pause and Play have the same action and I've lost the ability to pause the live PIG. I have to leave the List screen, push Pause, then go back into the List screen, find the recording I wanted to play and push the Play button. This may be a minor change, but I find it irritating and a lot more button pushes.
It probably really won't affect many people, most end up hitting a remote button at some point in a 4 hour period. Live sporting events may be the closest thing, and most don't last that long, or you use the remote to do something. There is a warning before it goes into the mode, so you can easily hit the miniguide, info or something to reset it if you don't disable it.
Personally, if you don't have a set with the power option to turn off with no detected signal, I'd probably just disable the feature.
All trickplay control has been removed from the PIG.
Is that using HDMI or component? If you switch, does the problem go away? Do you have "native" on or off? What happens if you toggle that setting?
That screen looks like the screen that shows up on my TV for a split second when it's changing resolutions. I'm using HDMI with native on. HR24-200.
The H24 and two HR24s at my mother's house also received it this morning.
It's a good thing they didn't send this out the week before a major sporting event that typically lasts longer than four hours. So what's everyone doing next Sunday?
Yes, and it's a stupid restriction. I don't understand why they would remove such useful functionality.
If you bring up the program list and a commercial with inappropriate content for your kids starts being played in the window, you used to be able to hit pause to stop it.
Now you have to fumble with the damn remote, find the exit button to make the inappropriate content full screen on a 60" TV, THEN hit pause. And the damn DVR is so slow that the commercial will probably be done before you get to hit the pause button.
Who on earth made this bone-headed decision? :nono2:
You must now leave the GUI to work the Live Feed. This includes even changing the channel. It's now one big pain in the butt!
We get the HDGUI and one of the first improvement is to remove functionality! I don't get it. What's with this one step forward, two steps backward approach?
It also increases the search field back to the proper 50 characters.
I'm closing this thread as there will be a new one to replace it.