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. joed32

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    Jul 27, 2006
  2. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Yup :D

    It also gets rid of the big blackness surrounding the progress bar.....
  3. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    For real???

    That was my only big complaint about new GUI.
  4. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Yup :D

    All that is there is the progress bar. (Orange bar on a small black background.)
  5. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006


    Report: Would not send

    Repeatable: Possibly

    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.
  6. DCulver

    DCulver Cool Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    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.
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    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.
  8. JohnDG

    JohnDG Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    Under what conditions? How does the software determine that you are not using the DVR?

  9. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    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.
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It knows when you haven't pressed a key on the remote.
  11. mdyonke

    mdyonke Cool Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    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.
  12. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    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.
  13. Blurayfan

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    All trickplay control has been removed from the PIG.
  14. bobcamp1

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    Nov 8, 2007
    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.
  15. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    The H24 and two HR24s at my mother's house also received it this morning.
  16. bobcamp1

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    Nov 8, 2007
    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? :)
  17. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

    Sep 17, 2006
    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:
  18. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    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?
  19. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    It also increases the search field back to the proper 50 characters.
  20. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'm closing this thread as there will be a new one to replace it.
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