New GUI

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

  1. May 9, 2018 #1281 of 2621
    Steveknj

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    I get that it's not a big deal for you. As someone who's been a customer for at least 15 years, under 3 or 4 different owners who decided to keep the brand ID, it's a bit disconcerting. AT&T just throws their logo on everything. In the scheme of things, it's really not a big deal but it's symbolic that they care little about the brand and everything about synergizing this with everything they do, rightly or wrongly. I do disagree though with you in that they won't port folks over to streaming. The money isn't there now, but it will be as they continue to lose subs to cord cutters. You can see that their advertising push it toward cord cutters. There's a reason why everyone is trying streaming service. Eventually like ISPs and even cable before them, the big boys will buy out the smaller services, and we'll end up back where we started, with a few companies controlling everything. And eventually they'll do away with their SAT service and everything will be streaming. That's also a matter of time. And things will be bundled essentially the same way. And I also fear that with Net Neutrality being done away with, you'll wind up paying more for the service if you don't have AT&T Mobile, which is terrible in my area. Have you called CS since they've moved over to AT&T? It's terrible (and they used to have VERY good CS at D*. And they try and sell you mobile service EVERY time. I've had to stop their pitch numerous times before they go into their whole spiel.

    For the first time in 10 years (and the first time SERIOUSLY), I'm thinking about leaving DirecTV. Their equipment has gotten flaky, The GUI is not very intuitive (these are complaints I have always heard about cable DVRs), and it's gotten VERY expensive. I understand that cable will wind up just as expensive, but there's no contract and for a year or so I'll be able to get a bundle, then we'll see. I'm thinking about some combination of TiVo and Cable might work well for me. But, I'll give DirecTV until the end of the summer before I decide what to do. (I'm under contract, but the cable company will often buy you out of that).
     
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  2. May 9, 2018 #1282 of 2621
    wrj

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    I just got the new GUI. Before I used menu shortcuts to get to certain menus with one press of a number. It now doesn't appear to work. I tried a search for MENUSC again but that didn't bring back the shortcuts. Anyone know more about menu shortcuts with the new GUI?
     
  3. May 9, 2018 #1283 of 2621
    sigma1914

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    They are gone
     
  4. May 9, 2018 #1284 of 2621
    the2130

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    Thanks, got it.
     
  5. May 9, 2018 #1285 of 2621
    wrj

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    Thanks but I wish DTV would stop giving us enhancements and they taking them away.
     
  6. May 9, 2018 #1286 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Yes, I think that is poor as well, but he specifically said for recorded programs, and I just don’t see an issue if it’s recorded... this is an issue that affects live buffers only from what I have seen.
     
  7. May 9, 2018 #1287 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    This is only sorta right, I think there is also an issue with not realizing some people don’t have their TV set quite right and then it’s harder to tell the difference as well just because of brightness and contrast settings.
     
  8. May 9, 2018 #1288 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Not the same though, because before it focused on the same channel, that other screen is more button presses away and ya usage to sort through tons of entry’s if it’s also a program that’s in syndication ion multiple channels, like say Big Bang theory...

    They hosed it with this let’s get over channel numbers idea...
     
  9. May 9, 2018 #1289 of 2621
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    Just got the new GUI. Print looks smaller. Anyway of making it larger?
     
  10. May 9, 2018 #1290 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Well, to be fair, they had started the process of building this new GUI before att even bought them... they Obviously have tweaked it some for att but it was coming either way. I believe it’s possible the guy in charge thought they should make it look like DIRECTV now as well, which was also on the drawing board before att... so they are simply choosing to make it the same long term for everything. The key on why it matters is mobile. Most people won’t have DIRECTV now and DirecTV.. or DirecTV and giga. But they want lots of people to-have any one of those services and mobile. With streaming being a bit popular, someone thought they should make the new GUI for their DVRs like a streaming GUI because people must like it if they are subscribing got streaming right? How mistaken that person is...
     
  11. May 9, 2018 #1291 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    The DVR shouldn’t record ncis on the other channels if you have it set to new only. Set it to new and you are good.
     
  12. May 9, 2018 #1292 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Except channels I get is pretty dang near perfect all the time if you have a current package and has been for a few years now. I only see issues if a channel gets missed in the premiums after a free preview for a few days. But the rest works fine now, again on current packages. I haven’t checked an old package in ages because I know longer have an old package.

    The part the ticks me off is it records the mirrored CBS and FOX for me that’s on the dns channel number instead of the local channel number so I can’t just glance at all my locals in one screen to see what’s set to record tonight. But I don’t miss recordings.
     
  13. May 9, 2018 #1293 of 2621
    raott

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    There are others in this thread still reporting issues. Doesn't seem to be fixed.

     
  14. May 9, 2018 #1294 of 2621
    Delroy E Walleye

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    I understand that it supposedly does work properly from mini clients.

    Are you saying all/local works properly from the main HR44 DVR for you?

    Possibly the make is the difference (mine is a 500) and I have no mini clients.

    I think someone had also pointed out this could be "cured" with a complete reset (wiping out recordings, settings Series Mgr, etc). I don't think I could go that far as I've got my Series links the way I like them.

    If I can find another/better way to get all/local to work properly, then I could "live" with the new UI. Until then, I'll most likely stay rolled-back as long as possible.

    (FWIW, one thing I did like is that the sharing settings were easier to get to.)
     
  15. May 9, 2018 #1295 of 2621
    Delroy E Walleye

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    I believe also the "back" and "stop" buttons (two I used frequently) still function.
     
  16. May 9, 2018 #1296 of 2621
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    New GUI question. When you hit menu and the recordings pop up, why does it show the picture of a recording on another dvr in the house that is not sharing the playlist. When you selected the picture of the recording it says the (dvr name)has turned off sharing with home network.
    Why show the picture if you can’t select it. Who codes this stuff.
     
  17. paranoia

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    I posted this on the other site also, until they come out with a update version that doesn't screw my OD up I will not update until it does it on its own.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    I don't use minis, just the 54 and 24. I hit List, Manage Recordings on the left, on the right scroll down to Playlist Share Settings.
     
  19. videojanitor

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    Completely agree. I do a lot of "buffer viewing" -- it used to be very easy to see where you were with respect to "live" -- now, very difficult. When I go to another room and use the HR24, I reminded of the difference.
     
  20. raott

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    It's just a prime example that no design for the customer principals were used at all. How does something like this ever get into a final design?

     

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