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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by raott, Oct 23, 2017.
I already rebooted everything and nothing changed unfortunately
To jump 12 hours in the Guide, press FF.
Maybe the OP does not like being a beta tester?
Yesterday, after 14 years, I canceled my DirecTV account. The AT&T takeover has dragged DirecTV downhill and it is obvious they don't care. AT&T's future is streaming, not satellite TV. I was dealing with the AT&T Office of the President and was told by a manager, after 6 minutes on the phone, "I have other things to do" and he ended the call. I have done CE testing for them on this forum and the other for over 10 years. When I canceled, via e-mail, all I got was "your request has been processed". Not even a thank you for being a customer. I have cut all ties with AT&T. I canceled cell phones with them in September.
I am back with a TIVO Bolt VOX and Comcast/Xfinity. I have been running the TIVO and Comcast/Xfinity since November 1'st. The speed of the Bolt is so much better then the HS-17. The guide (Hydra) is clear and easy to navigate.
I am not a fan of cable either. I last had cable in 1997, but was able to bundle with my internet and save some $$ and a lot of frustration over DirecTV. Picture quality is surprisingly good, commercial skip is great.
Both DishNetwork and DirecTV gave cable a run for their money for many years. The satellite technology and customer service was better. Sadly, not any more.
Maybe it is because I am getting older and want things simple. A Genie, clients, RB LNB, switches, Wireless Video Bridges, and a Slingbox is not a simple way to watch TV.
I am down to one TIVO Bolt VOX, One Roku, and One Apple TV. Two other TV's are OTA only. So far, all is well and I am glad I made the switch.
Hope your new service is more satisfying to you Phil. Best regards.
The crazy thing is that Beta testers got an early look at Directv Now's DVR interface and look, no black shade/fade, please Directv, just bring the Now progress bar to the Genie:
Your First Look at DIRECTV NOW's New App & DVR Running on The Apple TV - Cord Cutters News
The new GUI update is still not in North Texas
Patience, it's a slow roll out.
Yes, they got rid of the stupid fade last week. It's a wonderful update. Only in the guide and playlist though. The DTV NOW progress bar is 100 times better than the new interface's.
This does happen. I have a HR24 and I hope I don't get the new GUI at all. Sounds like a train wreck and more removed functonality. Like who does that except DirecTV? Remove functionality? Remember the good old days when you were able to FF while in the guide & menus? They took that away for no reason. Also took away music sharing on the newer boxes even though the HR24 still has it. Now I'm reading they took away the color button functionality and you have to press a bunch of buttons to do the same stuff? Very odd. No wonder they are losing customers.
Don't want to derail the topic but the move to Genie from Directv Tivo was great, better than expected, a few minor details that were not as good, one being that when you have live tv paused and you watch recorded program, delete and stay within playlist, live tv automatically unpauses, so if you want to watch another recorded program and maintain live tv place you have to exit our of playlist, pause then go back in, never understood why it worked this way.
Only HR44 and later receivers are getting the new interface. HR34 and older are keeping the black interface.
Only HR44 and newer receivers are getting the new interface. HR34 and older are keeping the black interface.
Now I have something to be thankful for tomorrow .
You must be a newb. The initial DirecTV UI was horrible. They didn't even have dual live buffers. People have to complain for like 2 yrs before they finally implemented it.
FYI - I have an HR44-500 and haven't received the new GUI yet.
Remember what things were like before we had DLB on the HRxx series? Was like Christmas morning when it went active.
The color buttons have been replaced for years. The trick play in the pig was also part of that change. It was all to accommodate the Rc7x remotes. They didn’t want to put all the color buttons on them.
Yes all of the years with Directv have been Directv Tivo Dvr's, just switched to the Genie last year.
I remember things much differently. What I remember was poorly designed, poorly implemented software, that was far worse than the Tivo software it replaced.
Starting when? I moved to an HR54 last year, two things I don't like, that pause issue and a less smooth fast forward for sports, but I'v adjusted to the ff speeds and the 1hr 30m live buffer is better and most of the other functionalities work the same as Directv Tivo, before the Genie I can't comment.