New GUI

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

  1. gilviv

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    Got the new GUI update recently, not a fan but oh well. Have noted the "ALL CHANNEL" bug when creating a Series Rec, also when trying to record a Series on a local OTA channel off an AM21N it initially places the Series Rec symbol on the OTA channel then it flips it over to the satellite channel. The guide data shows both the channels listed correctly but won't record a NEW series from an OTA channel, Series REC with OTA channels from before are recording but not if i try to add a new one, any thoughts?
     
  2. grover517

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    Got the new GUI and yet again, it's going to be a month or more of grief for me. First, the new remote with the HR44 caused months of endless grief because whenever I tried to explain the differences between IR and RF, her eyes glazed over shortly before rolling into the back of her head, followed by a stern "fix it"! She begrudgingly learned to work the new RC73 remote so she no longer had to "point" the remote at the receiver.I really didn't think things could get any worse but then the new GUI showed up today. I WAS WRONG! The new GUI has her up in arms again, font too small, info box on prerecorded shows too big, confusing, and just overall a "BUNCH OF SH!*". Sigh...…….
     
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  3. Steveknj

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    Respectfully disagree, but we'll see. SAT will still exist, but on a much smaller scale and be used the way it originally was used, as a way for folks who couldn't get cable to get content (and also now, without broadband). But that, at this point is a shirking pool of users. Why come out with this new service if it's essentially going to mirror an existing service?
     
  4. jimmie57

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    Because AT&T wants money from every pocket possible, however they can get it.
     
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  5. Steveknj

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    The also don't want to keep pouring money into a dying service and one that's probably more expensive to maintain.
     
  6. carl6

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    AT&T wants to get the online subscriber who can't or won't put up a dish. They also want to keep the subscribers that have a dish, whether or not they have broadband available.

    So let's say you've thought about getting DirecTV, but were absolutely not going to have a dish on your house to accomplish that. Presto, now you can do it your way.
     
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  7. gordon1fan

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    If DIRECTV can make the same setup as I have currently with my Genie DVR and satellite dish online over broadband then I’ll make the switch. I will dump the dish!
     
  8. DrummerBoy523

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    So many posts... has anyone noticed when scrolling thru the guide that when there is an advertisement the highlight doesn’t reset to the first or last item in the list but instead the focus goes to the freaking Ad?? And then when you continue to page thru the guide there is no longer a highlighted item. See attached- I hit scroll up then down and the screen with the Ad shows w/o any focus

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  9. JerryMeeker

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    The cursor highlight is totally screwed up in the Guide. Scroll to the right and watch to see if the cursor tracks properly. You will see that it disappears completely sometimes, and most times you have no idea where it is. I reported this earlier in this thread, but never received any confirmation on what I think is a serious bug. Glad to see it isn’t just me.
     
  10. DrummerBoy523

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    I’d be fired for letting this many bugs into a production release. Unreal


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  11. Pluvious

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    Whoa now. As someone who uses the bookmark feature (with the GREEN buton while paused) I'm not happy they have taken a step backwards and removed that handy feature. Did they forget those colored buttons with the new GUI or is it a bug?

    At least "enter" works as the blue mini guide button anyone know a alternate Green button?

    Thanks in advance
     
  12. Delroy E Walleye

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    I had been looking for an alternate to the green button ever since my first RC7x remote, but I don't think there is one.

    Fortunately, bookmarks can still be set by other H/HR's within the whole-home system. They show up as little upside-down triangles in the progress bar and can be skipped to in the usual way.

    (I'd have been quite a bit more upset if it didn't at least work through the other units in the household.)
     
  13. JerryMeeker

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    To be clear, many of the complaints here are for either design choices, or omissions of popular features from previous releases. The number of actual “bugs” is not that high.
     
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  14. CTJon

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    Have used the new GUI for several days now and I just don't understand why Directv or anyone else would do this. I see NO benefit and plenty of things that now seem harder. I'd love to know why. Even if someone designed this - why would management allow it. Usable, barely. Interesting to see when they "fix" everything as has been promised for later this year into 2019. Again, I can use it and deal with it I just don't understand why
     
  15. sbelmont

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    Came back from a trip to find that we received the update. My biggest gripe so far is with the play list and the inability to sort it properly and the ridiculous blue box that is totally valueless with what you want to watch. We always like to watch the oldest recorded programs and I have yet to find a work around, is there one?

    Also have yet to set a new recording so curious how that will work.
     
  16. JerryMeeker

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    Are you talking about the oldest recorded program in a folder? If yes, the each folder entry should be marked with “Season x, Episode y”, which makes it very easy to see which is the oldest program. IMO, this is better than the old GUI, which had the date the program was recorded.

    Otherwise, the default order of the Playlist is most recent recorded programs at the top. Just curious, how would you want the Playlist presented? You can press “0” to change the order to alphabetic, if that helps.
     
  17. RoyGBiv

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    Three things with the new GUI which I neither like nor dislike. I do expect that within a month I will be used to it and probably won't remember exactly what the old one looked like. But...

    "stop" used to bring you directly to the "info" screen which allowed you to scroll down to delete a show. This is my wife's favorite way to delete a show, and I use it sometimes as well. Now pressing stop brings you to the play list, and you have to go into "info" and then delete the show.

    Second, pressing "list" would bring up the list. Pressing "list" a second time would make the list go away. This function seems no longer to be there.

    Third, I was a big fan of the "mini guide" you got when pressing the blue button. That seems to be gone. Pressing the blue button or any other colored buttons seems to do nothing. I did find that when in the regular guide pressing "0" brings up the same options pressing yellow used to do." Is there a mini guide any more, or is that completely gone?

    SMK
     
  18. Delroy E Walleye

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    Use "Enter" for mini-guide (been that way since the RC7x remotes).

    I'm just grateful that "stop" button works at all. That, and "format" and especially "back" (most important to me) still work.

    I think I can live with the version (1037, Service 2) I got, now. That 1040 had the "whole-home" bug which I wouldn't live with. Either it's been fixed, or it only works because I made sure to leave it set to "all" after rolling back last time.

    I didn't even get the "guide commercial line" bug, either, and the logos are showing up in the mini-guide, too.

    Edit: P.S. If anyone ever figures a workaround for missing green button (to set bookmarks) it would be much appreciated.
     
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  19. Delroy E Walleye

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    Also, try pressing "info" before playing a selection. Then the "stop" button should get you back to the full info screen (at least it works that way for me - I just tried).
     
  20. JerryMeeker

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    When you press Stop, you are taken back to the Playlist, with the stopped program in the “Blue box”. At the bottom of the box is the message “Press <red dot> to delete. Are you not seeing this message? Why press Info to delete?
     

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