New GUI

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

  1. Feb 8, 2018 #881 of 2621
    codespy

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    With not knowing if DirecTV will fix this record across all channel thing, I decided to order a bigger drive for my HR54 for recording space (including 4K Olympics coming up and all other 4K stuff), and set the SL's under the old GUI using specific channels before it's too late. I have 88 SL's right now. To prepare, I tossed a Smart Outlet on my HR54 last weekend and had it shut off during weekday mornings between 2am and 5am CST so it wouldn't take updates. I've been reverting back to old GUI for at least a month every Friday morning which usually lasts until Monday when updates get pushed again. Last week the new GUI pushes stopped, but started again this week with 0x1036 as discussed here.

    I went with the 6TB in my external dock, and now in the process of programming all of the SL's under the old GUI. Looks like I made it in time........
     
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  2. Feb 8, 2018 #882 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    I receive 0x1036 SW overnight. I reported previously about an issue with the guide in which the “blue box” focus of the cursor would disappear as you scroll right in the guide. This issue is now fixed.

    I haven’t noticed any other changes. Anyone else see fixes/changes/enhancements?
     
  3. Feb 9, 2018 #883 of 2621
    P Smith

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    Why not run Linux, mount both drives and just copy all the SL from old HDD to new? 30 min job top.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2018 #884 of 2621
    STEVED21

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    I got the 1036 update Wednesday night. There is no black background on anything. Menu, info bar, progress bar. Just white letters on the screen or grey screen. Totally unreadable. Anybody else see this and is there a fix. Thanks.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2018 #885 of 2621
    jimmie57

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    I always Reset my receiver after a software update, just like a PC.
    Menu, Settings and Help, Settings, Reset, Restart my Receiver, - ( dash button )
     
  6. Feb 9, 2018 #886 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    Doesn’t the receiver automatically reset after an update anyway? What does a second reset accomplish? And are you saying a reset restored black backgrounds?
     
  7. Feb 9, 2018 #887 of 2621
    STEVED21

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    No. I restarted twice. Nothing changed.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2018 #888 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    I was actually asking Jimmie. His post seemed to imply that a restart would fix the gray background issue.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2018 #889 of 2621
    jimmie57

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    I don't have the update you refer to so I can not see it on my setup ( HR24 ). A reset fixes a lot of things. My receiver does not reset after new software.
    Is the gray you refer to the background of the Guide ? Or is it the background on the ends of the TV screen when you have an SD program on the screen ?

    You could also try a search for CLEARMYBOX and it cleans out all old graphics and reloads them. Sometimes that helps more than a reset. It takes about the same amount of time. It does not change settings or delete recordings.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2018 #890 of 2621
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    My 54 was updated yesterday. I honestly don’t see any differences. What was the reason for this update to begin with, any ideas? My biggest concern is the dark shading, what is the purpose of this?
     
  11. Feb 9, 2018 #891 of 2621
    CraigerM

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    I found this and this was the reason why.

    https://www.directv.com/content/dam/dtv/directv_marketing/modernui/Genie_FAQs_2017.pdf

    "We updated the DIRECTV menu playlist and guide experience so you can access, discover and manage your content quickly and easily."
     
  12. Feb 10, 2018 #892 of 2621
    P Smith

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    updated to what version ? get sysinfo screen
     
  13. Feb 10, 2018 #893 of 2621
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    Well I mentioned not having new update last weekend and was rewarded with 0X1036 early yesterday. First impression not as bad as many have reported. Not a real power user so not effected as much as others. Pretty much Season Pass and a few searches. Look is sleek compared to old guide.

    I have a couple major continuing gripes and a few nits.

    Gripes: Why is there STILL not a dedicated TO DO list button?? The R in DVR is recorder. Navigating recording functions should be easy/simple/intuitive. It now takes me 8 button pushes to plunder through the menu to the TO DO list. Really?? Why does the pause button still become a select button when in the menu? I would love to be able to pause current show when in the menu. The Double Play window stays up way way too long as before.

    Nits: I do see the potential for deleting folders instead of episodes. When pressing menu button I wish icon would stay at top of left hand list instead of in the options for the item in the list. For me annoying. The difference in gray progress bar colors when being behind real time is too close to plain future progress bar. Text size is OK on 75" TV @ about 15'.

    With limited use overall am more positive than negative I'm kinda liking this new format.
     
  14. Feb 10, 2018 #894 of 2621
    TheRatPatrol

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    Does the MENU+7 shortcut no longer work?

    They should have made LIST>LIST a shortcut a long time ago. But from what I’ve read on here a lot of people don’t even use the TODO List.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2018 #895 of 2621
    texasbrit

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    Yes, I virtually never use it.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2018 #896 of 2621
    cadet502

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    I had rolled back shortly after getting the first updated GUI. Received 0x1036 on Thursday night. Pleased to see the font has changed to be more readable.

    The weird thing is on some channels, there is no status bar. NBCSN and USA are two in particular. One channel up or one down, they have the status bar on pause and FF. But not on NBCSN or USA.

    Still not happy with the intrusive highlight on the playlist. So retarded.

    And the best feature is that page down is useless in the menu or when you go to settings and have to right cursor forever to get to reset. What a load of crap.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2018 #897 of 2621
    jones_hdtv

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    Menu # does not work with new UI
     
  18. Feb 11, 2018 #898 of 2621
    jones_hdtv

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    Wait until you add your 70th series recording and you go to the series manager to move it the priority to 35... Right now take approximately 35 hits of the select button to move it to Priority 35
     
  19. Feb 11, 2018 #899 of 2621
    jones_hdtv

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    You can do it in 4 keystrokes

    List
    Left arrow
    Page down
    Select
     
  20. Feb 11, 2018 #900 of 2621
    Bill Broderick

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    Nope. 5 keystrokes.

    It's either:

    List
    Left arrow
    Page Down
    Select
    Select

    Or

    List
    Left arrow
    Page down
    Right arrow
    Select

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