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

  1. Jan 12, 2018 #661 of 2621
    Rich

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    Been using that method...forever. Seems to be the easiest way to delete quickly. Also seems like everything we buy has a learning curve these days and the new GUI is just another example. Takes time.

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    The question is, is it better? If it isn't improved then what's the point of changing it? That's wasted effort for Directv and wasted annoyance for Directv's customers.

    I've seen a lot of people say they get used to it, but I haven't seen anyone say it is an improvement over the old GUI. I guess Directv listened to the people who thought it was starting to look 'out of date' alongside all the flashy new stuff like Comcast's X1, but that's a pretty stupid reason to change it IMHO.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2018 #663 of 2621
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    I don't have it yet, but given the 50 page thread on AT&T's website, it doesn't sound like it is and it sounds like a lot of the feedback went on deaf ears, with software project managers thinking they know better than their customers and either being too lazy or incompetent to do a design for the customer analysis.

    The complaints mention text that is completely unreadable because it is too small or has little contrast. That is basic stuff for which there is no excuse to not get right the first time.

     
  4. Jan 12, 2018 #664 of 2621
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    Yeah, that's my point. Plus the costs involved in this have to be huge. i'd rather they kept the old interface, tweak it and keep our rates the same (well, they probably would have raised them anyway :( ) There are a few things I like, as mentioned the progress bar in the List is definitely one.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2018 #665 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    I have posted several less than complimentary comments about the new GUI, but the one complaint I have never understood is the issue with small, hard-to-read fonts. Can someone give me an example of a screen that has hard-to-read fonts? Does readability vary with screen size, resolution, how far the viewer is sitting from the display, what? Everything is perfectly clear and readable from my perspective.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2018 #666 of 2621
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    Pause. I pause everything. Then I back button to its info or the playlist so I’m in the same place in the playlist I was or I hit list depending on what I’m after. But if I stop in the middle I just pause. Never hit stop. Pause and stop are the same thing only pause doesn’t force you to one place.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2018 #667 of 2621
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    It’s not inconsistent. It’s indifference. They removed code where they had to and ignored the rest that was not in the way and didn’t matter because the new remotes will never have that code anyway.

    Now if you want to argue why they didn’t just rip all codes out and start over on them all, that’s an entire new debate about how to make the firmware as clean as possible. And I agree they should have ripped it all out.

    But at least they have done some things that are much more consistent. Record changes the state of a program that is to be recorded. Either setting or canceling. Red button is for deleting things already recorded. And if it’s currently recording then either button will work because the program fits both descriptions.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 #668 of 2621
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    This is what I see from 8 feet away on a 70' sony lcd 20180112_164414.jpg 20180112_164414.jpg 20180112_164455.jpg 20180112_164455.jpg
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 #669 of 2621
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    Well in fairness yellow hasn’t been meant to skip or for info or anything else since before the hr44 came out... so they had no reason to worry about it being replaced by the same key on every screen. I think it’s easier to just start using different buttons really myself. And depending on how one sets up screens you could either just use the keys as is on the remote or map a sequence and name it list options and have it be the 0 key and things like that. Personally I’d just retrain my Brian on what keys do what.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2018 #670 of 2621
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    Sadly that’s a bug. Ive see it rarely. Next time it pauses hit skip back once and then wait and see if it skips back then plays to the end and offers the delete. Is it a local recording or remote? Have you tried a reboot? Because that still works fine for me in 1001.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2018 #671 of 2621
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    This complaint is bizzare to me since that behavior has not changed one bit. It has always opened a folder to the most recent recording. And it did show the info for the latest as well. It just wasn’t highlighted. Which actually should make it more obvious that not the one to hit play on.

    With that said I hate the floating boxes. But they didn’t change what is on screen at all.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2018 #672 of 2621
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    My mom got it in here and she didn’t even say anything till I was over one day and mentioned she’d be getting it. It’s not that different.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2018 #673 of 2621
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    No, I will try a reboot to see if the behavior changes. It really upsets me when two users with the same hardware running the same software version come up with different results.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2018 #674 of 2621
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    Question: I like to keep my Seasons Passes in day/time order. So when I add a new Seasons Pass, it is placed by default at the end of the list. I then go to the Manage Seasons Passes screen to move the new program into its correct spot, but moving the program upward in the list now seems more difficult. In the old GUI, I could select the program and use the Page Up key to move it one whole screen at a time. Now, it seems like the only way to move the program is one line at a time. For long Seasons Pass lists, this is much slower.

    Am I missing a faster way to move the program up the list?
     
  15. Jan 12, 2018 #675 of 2621
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    I am ready to reboot. Under the old GUI, I would select Restart. I can find Reset in the new GUI, but it says “Reset defaults and restart the receiver”. I don’t want to do something that has undesirable results. What does “Reset defaults” mean? Is this button the same as Restart under the old GUI?
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018 #676 of 2621
    WestDC

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    You want restart the receiver or Just do a Search all on CLearmybox that will work as well
     
  17. Jan 12, 2018 #677 of 2621
    Bill Broderick

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    That's only on the Genie. All of the HR2x's did and still do utilize the yellow button for multiple functions. So, retraining isn't that straight forward because commands are different based on what room you're watching in.

    Also,as someone previously pointed out, although the remotes got rid of the color buttons, the Genie continues to work with the old remotes and the all of the buttons on those remotes.

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  18. Jan 12, 2018 #678 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    Not true. The Stop button continues to work, but the color buttons (with the exception of the Red button) no longer work.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2018 #679 of 2621
    Bill Broderick

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    Sorry. Cell phone typo. Tried to write "continued", not "continues".

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  20. Jan 12, 2018 #680 of 2621
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    How can the green and yellow buttons be programmed on a Harmony Elite?
     

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