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

  1. Feb 11, 2018 #901 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    I have you both beat. 1 keystroke that invokes a macro on my Harmony. ;)
     
  2. Feb 11, 2018 #902 of 2621
    jones_hdtv

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  3. Feb 11, 2018 #903 of 2621
    Bill Broderick

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    Can someone tell me more But Menu #? I still have two HR-24's which are on the old GUI. Is there a shortcut to the To Do List?

    I tried pressing Menu then 7. But, that just triggered the "invalid button bong" noise. Was there a shortcut for the Genies, but not the HR2x's with the old GUI?

    If I did something wrong, please let me know. I would definitely use this shortcut.

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  4. Feb 11, 2018 #904 of 2621
    Bill Broderick

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    ... And I have the one Harmony hardware/software combination that doesn't allow for macros.

    They changed the software to a completely new platform, which does allow macros. But, for whatever reason, I'd you start with the old software, you can't convert from the old software to the new software.

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  5. Feb 11, 2018 #905 of 2621
    jones_hdtv

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    It only works on Genie models with the old software... It doesn't work on HR 2X models...
     
  6. Feb 11, 2018 #906 of 2621
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    Absolutely unreadable to this older viewer. Maybe help sales in the eyeglass industry, but otherwise a useless effort sure to alienate long time customers like us.

    It's impossible to send them an e-mail on their website, and the chat categories don't apply. Clearly they don't want customer feedback. Delighted to hear about the 50 page thread on AT&T's website. My good fortune is that two of my DVRs are older, so still have the good interface. The new one makes me not want to set recordings in that room, and that's the DVR with the most storage. Awful, shame on AT&T.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2018 #907 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    I am no spring chicken either, but I really don’t understand the issue with small fonts. What size screen do you have, and how far away are you sitting? I have a 75” screen and I am about 10’ away. Give me an example of which screen has the hard to read fonts.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2018 #908 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Are you in 1036 or some other version? The font is much better to read on 1036
     
  9. Feb 12, 2018 #909 of 2621
    STEVED21

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    Thanks Jimmy, it worked.
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2018 #910 of 2621
    Grafixguy

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    Looks like 1036 hit here this morning. Logos are noticeably larger and while I didn't mind the old font, the tweaking in this update is an improvement.

    So, in short, it does seem like they're listening to customer feedback.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2018 #911 of 2621
    JerryMeeker

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    Can you be more specific—what did this fix on your box?
     
  12. Feb 12, 2018 #912 of 2621
    Steveknj

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    I use it virtually every day to see what I have set up to record. is there another (better) way to do this? I use the ToDo list for two reasons:

    1) To make sure that shows I want to record actually are set to record (and that they record on the right channel, which doesn't always happen with the new way recording works...no specific channel selection).

    2) Sometimes I'm just curious to see what is on that night, or is coming up, and I generally record everything I like. I also look for potential conflicts (especially after 9PM when there are usually 3 active tuners on live TV).
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2018 #913 of 2621
    Bill Broderick

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    Me too. I use the To do screen (or whatever it's now called) all of the tome for the exact same reasons.

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  14. Feb 12, 2018 #914 of 2621
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    Called tech support yesterday for a remote issue and towards the end of our conservation I asked him if DT will be removing the dark shading in the new guide. He said you wouldn’t believe the amount of negative calls he’s received about the new guide. He couldn’t confirm that a fix is coming but they are certainly aware. Asked him to pass on my concerns and was assured it would be done. Hopefully in the near future we’ll see a few more fixes.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2018 #915 of 2621
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    If you set up your series prioritize efficiently, and record everything you watch, and you do NOT ever try and “fix” recording conflicts, then you never need to look at or mess with the to do list for any reason with regard to conflicts. In fact you actually create more potential problems than you fix trying to manual adjust recording conflicts. Let the DVR do it for you, and record a latter episode on its own. If you cancel an episode it won’t ever try and record that episode on its own at a latter showing... and if guide data changes, you will lose it if you manually changed it.

    I am curios how the guide isn’t the best place to see if something isn’t set to record, because without looking at the guide you don’t know what’s actually supposed to be on...

    And other than two weeks ago when there was a guide issue, the all channels thing is not an issue for new network series. It has issues with things in repeates, news programs, and that kind of thing. I’ve not seen one person have an issue with it missing recordings of Big Bang theory for example ever. (That bad guide data issue that hit everyone on any GUI not withstanding) all channels has caused people to get more than they want, but as much as people complain, I’m not seeing people saying they are missing shows. (Again, last weeks issue wasn’t related to this). Have you actually missed having the DVR record a show not related to the guide data issue two weeks ago?

    I haven’t missed an episode or sports program in many many years, and I do not look or touch the to do list...

    As for seeing what’s on tonight, well personally, what’s on is what’s in my playlist as far as I am concerned. Looking at the to do list for that is just a choice... it’s either that or scan the guide... no other way to see what’s about to be recorded in the evening.

    One thing I have also done is create two auto records. One grabs every premiere episode of a new season of all series, and the other grabs the premiere episode of all new series. This way I also catch tv shows on any channel I get, so I don’t even have to hunt for shows to check out. Sure I delete 95% of them, but I never worry about missing a new show either.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2018 #916 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    They need to fix that playbar now... it’s become the biggest eye sore for me on this and right after that the floating box...
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2018 #917 of 2621
    STEVED21

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    No black background for banners.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2018 #918 of 2621
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    A 75" screen when 10 feet away won't show the issue. Try a 55-65" screen 20 feet away. Old UI, easy to see. New UI, difficult.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2018 #919 of 2621
    Steveknj

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    If only what you say is true all the time for me. First of all, my priorities are actually something I keep a close eye on, and even with that, there are times, as I described where I have conflicts (not in advance, but during times when I have three active tuners on live TV and need to record more than two shows other than what we are watching live. So what happens if lets say I have the three tuners on live TV, and I want to record three things. The DVR comes back with a message, Show A need to record, can I change the channel now to the recorded show (or whatever the message is). If I choose to record, I'm "stuck" on that show that I'm recording. If I choose to cancel the recording, then, will it pick it up at another time? From what you said, if you cancel a recording, it doesn't. So, I try and anticipate the times in my house when that situation will occur. Usually 10PM EST is the most likely time (and it's usually a time I don't want to watch a recording because I often doze off, or, I'm in the middle of some random show I found by searching the guide). So for me, the ToDo list helps me alleviate this issue before it happens (it's also one reason why I'd like to be able to CHOOSE the channel I want to record from, like HBO West shows which will usually repeat what's on the East coast feed at a time when there are no potential conflicts)

    Now as far as the guide. How can you say that scrolling through a weeks worth of shows and through 100s of channels is easier to see what's recording than looking a the ToDo list, which is DESIGNED to see what's coming up? That's crazy.

    And you mentioned missing recordings from sports? If I didn't look at the ToDo list, I'd frequently miss recordings, especially Rangers recordings. I have a Wishlist for NY Rangers (through Favorite Sports Teams function), but it frequently will find the "first" channel it's recording on and record that., and that channel is often blacked out locally. For example, if the Rangers game is on 215 (NHL Network) and 634 (MSG Network) it will frequently ONLY record the 215 feed which is blacked out in NY. So, by going through the ToDo list once a week, I can rectify that. One thing I've noticed though, is that NOW, I frequently see a folder created on my DVR which included what is essentially a blank recording of 215 AND the 634 recording which is something that actually DOES record. I've only noticed this the last two times. If that's the case, then maybe they finally fixed that issue. And that's a good thing (although it would be better not to record 215 at all, but I'll take it.)

    One other thing though. We all have different ways of doing the same thing (well except those of us who are Apple product users and are pigeonholed into doing it their one way). I like that we can choose what works for us. If you do it a different way, and it works for you...then that's great.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2018 #920 of 2621
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    So have they finished diddling with x1036 so I might see it on my HR44-500?
    Or will the version change to something else? I ask rhetorically!
     

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