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

  1. Nov 6, 2017 #121 of 2621
    kram

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    There are so many nonsensical and inconvenient design flaws. It’s almost like they had a list of features they needed to include, and just plopped them into the GUI willy-nilly. One great example is “Manage Recordings”. Where previously it was in your face, finding it now is a chore. Its placement at the bottom of the list of options, some of which are ludicrous and most likely will never be used, is a major usability issue. The more I use the GUI, the less I can tolerate it.


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  2. Nov 6, 2017 #122 of 2621
    Chardo

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    This is terrible, especially the fade. Don't block my screen. It's that simple. Does FIOS or Optimum have the same problem? This might be the dealbreaker pushing me out after 16 years.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2017 #123 of 2621
    itzme

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    I have to wonder if everyone's complaints might be more likely to lead to changes if they were posted over on the At&T tech forum? I dunno.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2017 #124 of 2621
    raott

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    There is already a lengthy thread over there.

     
  5. Nov 6, 2017 #125 of 2621
    n3ntj

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    Will this new GUI be propagated down to the HR24 series IRDs? Still on the old GUI here and I am on a regular release, not CE at this time.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2017 #126 of 2621
    slice1900

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    No, Directv considers the HR2x to be end of life or nearly so. It won't be receiving any sort of major changes going forward, just the occasional tweak (for better or worse)
     
  7. Nov 6, 2017 #127 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Actually manage recordings is where it should be now imho. And the other filter options I get some great use out of. This is one of the few things they did right!

    It’s also faster to access.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2017 #128 of 2621
    TimCoh

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    How about the Day and Date . I also use manage recordings. IMHO they are looking to get rid of customers.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2017 #129 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Day and date of what? When it first aired or was recorded? They are both in the full info screens for each episode. As I pointed out in the first look at iamanedgecutter site, they are clearing moving towards focusing on what you have recorded, not when it was recorded. I am sure the theory is, why do you care when it was recorded if you have the season and episode info to tell you where it belongs in relation to the other episodes. And if it does not have season and episode info then it does show record date on the main playlist screen.

    Honestly, after having this GUI for a while, that doesn’t bother me at all. In fact I’m fine with the cleaner look without the date of when it’s recorded, because that really didn’t matter anyway when the season and episode info is there.


    For anyone who uses any streaming device, this is kind of how they all do it to in my experience. Netflix doesn’t say when an episode was first aired either on a main screen, they are focused on showing you stuff in the the season and episode order. This seems to be the direction they want to head as well at DIRECTV.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2017 #130 of 2621
    GordonGekko

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    Another pop up annoyance, if you don't have internet connected to HR54, every single time you tune to HBO or the other movie channels you will get a graphic that reads, "connect to the internet in order to watch this program from the beginning".
     
  11. Nov 7, 2017 #131 of 2621
    ejbvt

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    And if you connect, the pop up doesn't go away... it just changes from that to something close to "press << to watch this program from the beginning. Record and >> may not be available during playback."

    This is not related to the new guide, it's been this way for years! And on a lot more than the movie channels....
     
  12. Nov 7, 2017 #132 of 2621
    GordonGekko

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    OK I have been using component cables so I did not know this was in effect before the update, once I switched to hdmi it started appearing.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2017 #133 of 2621
    James Long

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    I do not like losing information. Occasionally I will see an old episode in the guide and set it to record ... then sort by recorded date to find it. I do not want to try to find it by season/episode. There are also programs where season/episode are not present. EPG is not perfect. sometimes it is just curiosity. Some program will appear and I will wonder when it recorded. Or seeing when the last episode recorded for a series that doesn't air every week.

    Not a deal breaker but I would like to keep that information easily available.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2017 #134 of 2621
    ejbvt

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    The huge swath of fade behind the message annoys me more than the message... why is the fade there?!?!
     
  15. Nov 7, 2017 #135 of 2621
    P Smith

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    to answer you, we need to discover a name of DTV GUI designer,, then ask him...

    I'm afraid DTV will not give up his name
     
  16. Nov 7, 2017 #136 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    You can still sort it that way...

    And dtv has been sorting episodes inside the playlist strictly by season and episode order for years now on genies. This is not new. Only having to go one screen further inside is new to find the original air date and record date. But has no impact on how it’s sorted in the playlist.

    They did screw up the Auto record folders though. They now always show the oldest recordings at the top of the folder. Very weird since this is the only place that’s ever been done.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2017 #137 of 2621
    inkahauts

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    Cause someone wants to get yelled at by every DIRECTV customer. I can’t get past the fact they got yelled at on the original Hi Definition GUI about a fade and fixed it then went and did it all over again everywhere this time on this GUI.
     
  18. Nov 7, 2017 #138 of 2621
    tonyc

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    I find it funny they still have a feature to opt in or out of genie recommends when it no longer exists.
     
  19. Nov 7, 2017 #139 of 2621
    Rockywwf

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    Is it possible that my C61K clients were updated to the new software but the HS17 failed to update? All TVs froze then had the new GUI showing and it was flashing saying “Connecting” but my HS17 both lights on the front were flashing red. Had to pull the plug for it to reset. TV came back but menus look the same as old. It was almost like the update didn’t take. Any thoughts?


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  20. Nov 7, 2017 #140 of 2621
    Grafixguy

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    My clients got new firmware today, too. The only evidence of the new GUI was the connecting screen.

    I suspect that the clients have to be updated before the server, but that's just a guess. Time will tell.
     
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