Is DIRECTV still rolling out the new GUI software?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gordon1fan, Mar 13, 2018.

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  1. JMII

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    Ironically DTV / ATT is running ads telling you about the new GUI but so far my unit hasn't updated yet. And reading the new GUI post it seem like most people don't like it. I can't believe how LONG the old GUI has been around. So they finally update it but its a butchered mess? What happened to beta testing this stuff? Collecting feedback and fixings before they push it out is too much to ask?
     
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  2. makaiguy

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    I haven't got it yet, either, and I'm in no hurry.

    From what I've been reading, they did almost all you ask for. They beta tested, and collected feedback. They just didn't fix much of anything.
     
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  3. P Smith

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    Here is last report from "lucky" customer with new GUI New GUI
     
  4. frogg

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    Just got it last night, and it's pretty much a mess. But I guess we're stuck with it. Wifey not happy, and when wifey is not happy...
     
  5. texasbrit

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    They got feedback, that identified all the problems with the GUI. Then they ignored what they were told.
     
  6. Steveknj

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    It's funny because most of the issues that still bug me are REALLY fixable, yet they refuse to do it. They should actually be very simple fixes from a coding standpoint. First is the play bar. Simply resizing it so it's not as obtrusive should be easy to do. It has nothing to do with reprogramming any functionality. The second is the obtrusive info box in the list. Just code it so it doesn't show up without pushing Enter or Info like we used to do. How hard is that to program? Shouldn't be hard at all since the code essentially exists and just has to be ported to the new GUI.

    The more difficult fix is the ALL Channels issue. I'm sure it can be done as it's how it used to be, but may take more complex coding to fix. With that said, I'd like like a menu option on the recording page that allows for EITHER All Channels or a specific channel and default any SP setup from the Guide to stay with that channel (for example, if you set a recording on Ch 504 for Silicon Valley, use that channel going forward. There's a reason why I selected Ch. 504 rather than 501 and that's to avoid conflicts. I get that the DVR is smart enough to determine if there's a conflict and record it at another time, but if the time IS empty at the time of recording and it records, then it can cause issues when other are trying to watch live TV.
     
  7. boukengreen

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    I was just updated to the new GUI today and first impression of the guide on my 60 inch tv is that it is cleaner then the old guide.
     
  8. irod87

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    I noticed the update during lunch. Guess I’ll check it out this evening.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    My friend in Texas City, TX got the new GUI on her HR44 yesterday. She says it is a little bit confusing and does not like the info popping up when she scrolls down the Play List.
     
  10. P Smith

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    the thread is slipping from discussing simple fact of rolling FW update to a content of a thread "New GUI" discussing the GI pro&contra, eg duplicating same things again and again :( and forcing members re-post same facts and arguments
     
  11. rainydave

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    I received it on my HR44 today.
     
  12. JMII

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    Got an email about it... so I fear its really coming soon and I may not be able to escape it. I warned the wife to prepare because she normally doesn't take changes to her beloved shows (mostly dreck) very well. Recently our Genie seems to have a gotta a HAL9000 like mind of its own (refuses to record some things), so adding a GUI change to it is going to cause frustration levels to increase.
     
  13. frogg

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    Because when wifey ain't happy...
     
  14. boukengreen

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    Ain’t nobody happy
     
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  15. reubenray

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    I have also been warning my wife of the possible change when we get home in 2 weeks. She would really be unhappy if her recordings were messed with.
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    When my wife's not happy I tell her to go cry on a bag of money.
     
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  17. gvc

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    how long after getting the email does it take to receive the new guide. been almost a week for me since the email and no new software update yet
     
  18. sigma1914

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    There is no correlation.
     
  19. compnurd

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    I have been on the software since November and have gotten 3 emails since then telling me it was coming
     
  20. TimCoh

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    I was downgraded in November also. I am now a Dish Customer. The Hopper DVR is much better IMHO. AT&T seems to have bought DTV to destroy them.
     
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