New GUI

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

  1. Nov 1, 2017 #41 of 2621
    KNPKH2ster

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    Did anyone get the new UI from D* today? Looks very sleek. What are your thoughts? Here are some pics

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  2. Nov 1, 2017 #42 of 2621
    Jasqid

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    I use to be a cutting edge guy but got out of it.saw this was coming but don't had be it yet. Have an hr44 Genie. I have an upgrade to burn on an HS17 Genie2 and some threads here scare me into pulling the trigger on the upgrade.


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  3. Nov 1, 2017 #43 of 2621
    TimCoh

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    HR44-500 Where are the Caller ID settings now? It is working but no way to see history of numbers. Might be going back to Dish.
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2017 #44 of 2621
    snowgod

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    This.

    Tiles? Big screen TV OS aligns with smart phones and Windows 8 - brilliant.

    Unless one happens to have the eyesight of a hawk, or is watching with binoculars, the font is absurdly small and thin. Perhaps a later release will offer scaling? In the meantime, perhaps I'll keep my smartphone handy so I can logon and have the program guide within eyesight.

    Diabolical release.
     
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  5. Nov 2, 2017 #45 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Well, nothing is actually hiding underneath anything, the info box is floating now is all. Which si just as bad though. Actually I cant stand the floating box and hate it with a passion, especially since you have to do an extra click to get to the last line on a page of shows. And there is actually one more show in the playlist than before. Used to be 6, now its seven. The stuff on the left isn't making the writing smaller, they have left things off the list now, so there is not right side info on each line. One of the best things they have done is add that left pane so its easier to sort through some things, like what you have already seen, or sports etc.

    Unfortunately, they could have made the writing bigger I believe, or better yet, offered two options for size, and then actually have even more lines and hours in the guide, but nope, they made the text slightly smaller and more difficult to read do to it relying much more on contrast rather than color, and said once again, no one needs options, even though everyone does. All you have to do is see this on a dlp of any size vs a high end 4k tv and you cant believe the difference.

    The only way you might be able to make it easier to read is by adjusting your tv set contrast and color a bit, otherwise, nothing you can really do.

    This has no business going out to regular customers at this point IMHO, but maybe they will get enough complaints quick enough to realize they have made some major mistakes in some of their choices.... Starting with that dang fade. everywhere.... I cant wait to see the complaints about that when people think something has already been seen just because its the first or last line in the playlist and there fore looks faded like its been seen, but hasn't actually been watched, that is just an effect they did.
     
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  6. Nov 2, 2017 #46 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    I have to ask, of all things, caller id is something you'd leave a company for? Do they even have caller id still on all their boxes? I mean don't get me wrong, I think this GUI has some pretty awful choices, and some really good ones, and why they couldn't just stick to the good ones I don't know, but caller id would never sway me for a tv provider personally, so just curios. There's plenty of other things that I can see leaving for, but caller id has me puzzled. I prefer the talking caller id phones now anyway myself.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2017 #47 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    We have all been asking for scaling since the first hd gui came out... I have lost hope with some of the ridiculous things they have done with this one.

    I suggest everyone with issues with the design call them and complain once a week at least...
     
  8. Nov 2, 2017 #48 of 2621
    James Long

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    I have the Hopper ... I get Caller ID but the history cannot be found in their new interface. I checked the DISH website and there are instructions for turning on and off Caller ID but no mention of a history page. So good luck with that.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2017 #49 of 2621
    JB3

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    I'm watching on a 65" 4K OLED. The problem isn't the display or a lack of contrast.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2017 #50 of 2621
    compnurd

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    It is slowwwwwwwwwwww
     
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  11. Nov 2, 2017 #51 of 2621
    JB3

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    One more issue as I'm now opening a folder with recordings from several seasons of a show. Looks like the sorting is being done by month and day only (not using the year). End result is multiple seasons recordings are all mixed together in the list. Anyone that has passed an entry level coding class should know how to sort by date. This is a horrible user experience.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2017 #52 of 2621
    tonyc

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    Yes it’s out I’m in SoCal and received it this morning and i was not part of CE testing
     
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  13. Nov 2, 2017 #53 of 2621
    I WANT MORE

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    Yes sir.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2017 #54 of 2621
    Grafixguy

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    I'm wondering if any of those that have gotten the new GUI are HS17 users. From the pics I've seen, it looks nice but of course, if it's not functional, there's not much point to it.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2017 #55 of 2621
    tonyc

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    Yes I have a HS17, but what do you mean its not functional everything works fine so for but there is really nothing new just all redesigned.
     
  16. Nov 2, 2017 #56 of 2621
    itzme

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    We have a landline at our house (because of business) and we also have talking caller ID. I rely on the talking ID when I'm watching content that is on my Apple TV or fire stick. The hr44 CID is Far superior though, even with all those annoying ghost called that they never fixed. The CID display on the HR is instant, the talking ID has a couple second delay. I comprehend the CID every time on the HR, on the talking ID I often don't hear or can't understand it, why? Probably because I'm watching TV, doh! So I for one will miss CID.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2017 #57 of 2621
    patmurphey

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    Caller ID History is available in the Carbon interface - menu access, at least on Hopper3. I'm at work now so I can't give specific menu selection, but it's easy to find and it's always available if Caller ID is turned on. Caller ID is a tremendous convenience with all of today's marketing calls ignoring "do not call". It's stupid to have to have another gizmo visible enough to match it. Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! to take away the phone interface.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2017 #58 of 2621
    slice1900

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    Curious...what are the "ghost calls" you refer to?
     
  19. Nov 2, 2017 #59 of 2621
    TimCoh

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    [I just got off the Phone with DTV they said " They no longer support Caller ID on HR44 and newer boxes." I will be looking for another Company, Cable or Dish, Good bye DTV.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2017 #60 of 2621
    chuck1996

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    For me, this is a HUGE fail. Hard to find anything. Illogical menus. As much as I hate it, I hate even worse, having to listen to my wife complain and ask me how to do things that were so simple before. VERY poor design decisions.
     
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