New GUI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by raott, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. mrknowitall526

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    I'm in bed right now but I'll have to check this out in the morning. I only have one remote that I still use that isn't the small Genie remote (I use the old remote with my HR44, because I just think it's better. Plus, my sound bar power doesn't work properly on the Genie remote), so I can only try this on one TV. But now I'm curious!

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  2. SuperZ06

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    I use the older remote for the same reason, I can control my DTV, TV & home theater with it. The new remote will not.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    What change? That the mini can see other playlists or the setting allowing you to see the names of the other DVRs in the system in the whole home menu in the settings? Playlist sharing is absolutely there for minis. The later I can’t recall recall.
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Well there is one problem with all this. What may be the original format for the program may not be what they are actually broadcasting and that just screws all the settings up and makes you go in and alter them for some shows and there is no one setting that handles shows of that nature.

    For example they may be broadcasting a 16x9 picture for a movie, but the movies source is a 4x3 in widescreen matted format which would then in total give you black bars all the way around the picture on all four sides.

    Luckily this kind of thing is becoming more and more rare but it does still happen sometimes.
     
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  5. P Smith

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    Could we put on rest the sidetracking now as non-related to the "New GUI" thread ?
     
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    I recommend getting a Harmony, press one button and it does everything for you. I have two of them that I use in two different rooms.
     
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  7. b4pjoe

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    The setting to view all Playlists or just the local one. The mini can only see the Playlists that are allowed through the setting of the Genie. I wish I could set just the mini to view the local playlist while having the HR54 to view all playlists but you can't do that.
     
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    GordonGekko

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    minimonster17

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    I received 0x114b this morning on my HS17. The new progress bar is an improvement, but could still be better. I wonder how it compares size wise to the one of the old GUI? I don't remember exactly how it was, and do not have an HR24 to use for reference.

    The Genie 2 info screen has sped up when you enter it, and OTA Atenna information now has a section on the HS17.
     
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    sigma1914

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    The new progress bar is much better on 0x114b on my 54. The program information text is bigger. The guide and menu background seem darker and easier to read.
     
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    P Smith

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    would you say - it's done ?
     
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    Rich

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    Pretty close to what I see using an Apple TV box. I have no reason to criticize the ATV Progress Bar. I'd like to see all PBs in that form.

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    Rich

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    Great! Glad to see that. Now if I could just get that NR before the Super Bowl so I could watch it on the 44.

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    lyradd

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    I received 0x114b this morning on my HR44-500. Progress bar is much better. I just wish there was a zero or one second selection for it to disappear. Who the hell would pick 4,6 or 8 seconds? The floating info box is still there, unfortunately.
     
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    GordonGekko

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    You are not missing anything, the progress bar is actually darker, smaller but more centered so that it is positioned perfectly to block scoreboards/news headlines/financial tickers. Also with this update there are times the remote lags.
     
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    mrknowitall526

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    Woke up to 0x114b. The progress bar looks nice, and the font on all the info screens is bigger -- almost TOO big if you ask me.

    It looks nice. Things seems a bit more snappy, too. Wonder if my C61 has sped up at all.

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    compnurd

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    It really isn’t any different in size to the old gui one
     
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    Rich

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    I finally got the update this morning. Yeah, it's not as good as I hoped (the Progress Bar) and I gotta think this is it. Like the last PB, we will probably be stuck with it until the next attempt at a decent PB. That update must have screwed something up, when I turned the 44 on the picture was jumping wildly. Turned the 44 off and on and the jumping stopped. Scary...

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    Rich

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    It doesn't cover up a fifth of my 65" set's screen as the previous one did. It must be smaller.
     
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    Rich

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    The sports hating (that seems to be what they are) designers of the software? One more time: It would make me very happy if they were to make the PB act as it does on the 24s...not show up when using the 30 second click forward. How hard can that be?

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