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

  1. Jan 12, 2018 #681 of 1756
    inkahauts

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    No they screwed the pooch on that one. Its either one line at a time or all the way to the top. With the new way it does all channels for new recordings, I just keep them in alphabetical order split into three groups. Stuff on local channels, sports, then everything on cable channels. I will say that it is quick moving it up and down one line at a time for me. but still silly.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018 #682 of 1756
    inkahauts

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    hit the red button. Its just as good on genies as a menu restart was. I haven't bothered using the menu to restart with the new gui to be honest. I do know some people who chose the wrong option and wiped out their dvr.. so be careful which you chose.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2018 #683 of 1756
    inkahauts

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    You can double check, but I am pretty sure the hr24 also uses ffwd for skipping ahead in the guide, etc as well doesn't it? I thought they use color and the new buttons too. But its been yearts since I had an hr24 to play with.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2018 #684 of 1756
    inkahauts

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    For what purpose? On a genie they are not needed at all. There's zero point. they use different buttons now, so again, for what purpose?
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2018 #685 of 1756
    JerryMeeker

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    Depending on the Harmony model you have, you can program a keystroke sequence and assign it to any button you like. For example, in the old GUI, pressing the Yellow button when the Guide is displayed does the same thing as pressing the “0” button in the new GUI. So, you could program the Harmony to issue a “0” when you press the Yellow button. Is this what you are asking?

    Edit: I agree with Inkahauts it’s that there is no reason to do what I just described as an example. However, several days ago, I posted an example of several keystroke sequences that can make the new GUI a little easier to use. From this perspective, programming the Harmony might make sense to you.
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2018 #686 of 1756
    inkahauts

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    I can easily see programing a sequence for all or local playlist myself.. But if its a button that has just changed, learn the new button...
     
  7. Jan 13, 2018 #687 of 1756
    Bill Broderick

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    If you're not using Directv's remote, that's easier said than done. Hard numeric buttons have been removed from some Harmony remotes and the number keypad is typically associated with a different screen than the more primary "buttons" are. Even with the DirecTV app, the number keypad is one screen and a pop-up away from DVR playback control buttons.

    Changing functionality from the yellow button to "0" causes multiple keystrokes on some remotes. In cases like that, it's more practical to program the yellow button on these remotes to transmit a "0" to the DVR.

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  8. Jan 13, 2018 #688 of 1756
    Rich

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    I wish I could see the GUI (I have seen the photos, not enough there to form an opinion) for myself. Without seeing it how can we know if what most folks seem to be saying is valid? Once we ALL have it...let's see what happens. 2011 was the last time the GUI was changed, I think. At that time we were told the next iteration would be in HD, is this one in HD? I know the person that told us that is very reliable, someone I've always trusted (not VOS), someone who is not with us anymore. From what I've read I get the feeling this one is not in HD.

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  9. Jan 13, 2018 #689 of 1756
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    Well said.

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  10. Jan 13, 2018 #690 of 1756
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    I tried what he was doing with the Stop button and you return to an options screen. I don't see how that is better than hitting Exit. You go right to live TV with that. I used the peanut and tried every way I could think of and the Stop button isn't a good choice, I think. But, no matter what we think, it's subjective, if someone wants to use that Stop button...that's just a choice. Kinda like eating broccoli...eew.

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    I have a son named Brian. Luckily, I just happened to be in the room when my first wife filled out the paperwork for his name...it was spelled "Brain". If I hadn't caught it...

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  14. Jan 13, 2018 #694 of 1756
    Rich

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    This is something that has always (since the inception of the Genies) bothered me, why didn't they just use the 24's software as the template for the Genies? Why is there such a difference?

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  15. Jan 13, 2018 #695 of 1756
    TheRatPatrol

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    Because someone at D* decided they needed a new remote with no color buttons (and no STOP or PIP buttons either) ;)
     
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  16. Jan 13, 2018 #696 of 1756
    WestDC

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    I've been using it since 12/2/17 and it works -well for me -However I'm not what you would call a "power" user but I've been able to find my way around - I have noticed a few things by accident -since getting 0x1001 - I download 2 VOD shows 1285 & 1248- and they can only be played on the hr54 -everywhere else CircleRedX on the whole home playlist -so that new to me.
     
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  17. Jan 13, 2018 #697 of 1756
    Rich

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    I gotta wonder where D* farms the software out to for design and implementation, can't be in this country...

    I hope.

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  18. Jan 13, 2018 #698 of 1756
    Bill Broderick

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    That's a problem that some of have had for quite a while. It's not new to the new GUI release. The problem appears to be consistent at a channel level. I've never had the problem with premium channels. Just based on a couple of things that I've recently recorded via On Demand channels, 2 channels on which it happens are History and MTV. I also know for certain that I've had this issue with Nat Geo VOD.

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  19. Jan 13, 2018 #699 of 1756
    JerryMeeker

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    I have had the CircleRedX blockage on occasion as well, and it started happening immediately after I activated Whole Home, and long before the new GUI was forced on me.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2018 #700 of 1756
    WestDC

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    Thanks - I don't VOD much on the regular channels as you can't FF thru the C - I often VOD the movie channels and tried one today as well and just as you say they work fine all over the house. -So it was haping before because I didn't do it I wouldn't have noticed it and I will Dial Back my Hate of the NEW GUI (not that I had any) :)
     

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