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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by raott, Oct 23, 2017.
Snarky comment - it's called "Agile development" now...
Forcing an update: In general, I recommend people do not force updates. DirecTV puts various versions of software in the data stream at various times for various reasons. Sometimes (many times) you can't even force the download if you are not supposed to get it. But sometimes you can force the download of a test version of software (whether or not you are aware it is a test version). The result is normally not too consequential. There have been instances of loss of all recordings (several times over the years). There have been very isolated instances of "bricked" receivers that never come back to life. Is that likely to happen? No. Could it happen? Maybe. But YOU accept the risk if you force a software download, don't complain if something does go bad.
DirecTV is rolling out the national release of the guide updates slowly for a variety of reasons. But eventually, everyone will get it.
The other site mentioned is Iamanedgecutter.com (not imanedgecutter.com as noted a few posts ago).
I look at the slow guide this way. It gives us the chance to make phone calls to long lost friends. Watch your children go through puberty. Live through several recessions, and see the first man land on Mars. Exciting times.
KUDOS goes to designers of new GUI !
Why would you go through the menu to pull up the guide or the playlist? Hit those buttons on the remote and go directly to them. There is very little reason to ever even hit the menu button on the remote. Dash is now search from any screen...
There’s two issues. One is actual issues which there are not very many. The other is them thinking they have a better way to build a system than before. And they goofed that up and didn’t listen when they where told certain things where very badly executed. So now that this release is out to everyone they got hammered with complaints and finally realize the people testing the software where right and are going back and fixing it. It will change. Heck it already has in many many ways.
The biggest problem is they thought they could design it as though it where Netflix and that just doesn’t fly with live tv. And the second issue is someone should have been fired for thinking that playbar and the floating box where good designs. Those should never have made it to a NR. Never. Under any circumstance.
I have been on my way to upgrading receiver equipment…but this thread has me thinking I should hang on to my five current receivers (which are all in the 20s series; even though with my DVRs, I get frequent guide listings of “Title Not Available”). If this GUI is such an unforgivable *f*up of an update—suggestive of it being intolerable—perhaps subscribers should be cancelling service.
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Nobody shows up to a support forum to say everything's fine. There are now millions of users with the new GUI. I've had it for many months along with the HS17. Perfect? No! Worth dumping DTV or finding ways to go back to the old GUI (which had the same complaints when it was released)? Also, NO!
I agree with Grafixguy. While some of the design features of the new GUI are not to my liking, all of the behaviors that I considered “bugs” have been fixed, the responsiveness is acceptable, and I have become familiar with new ways of navigation and getting things done. I no longer consider displeasure with the new GUI as a justification to cancel my service and risk the unknowns of a different service. There is a reason for the expression, out of the frying pan and into the fire.
So, this 'record all episodes of a show on every channel' really sucks. There are a few shows I watch/record on the RSNs. Problem is that most of the FSN RSNs have the same shows.. SO, I have about 30~40 episodes of 2 shows recording each week because of this. I spend time going in each week and deleting dozens of shows each week that don't need to be recorded. Is D* going to fix this bad software design soon?!?
The software should record only what you tell it to record and only on the channel you tell it to record on.
I contacted D* via their chat feature and this was their reply: "They are trying to update the software version of the advanced receivers. The development stage of the software has been almost completed. We can expect the new update within a week." I'll believe it when I see it.
I've complained about this for years and it isn't going to change. Most RSN shows don't have airing dates or episodes, so that's why they record them all. They see them as first run even thought they aren't. You'll have to do a manual record. For record, select recurring. For when, go through the various options/dates and select whatever works for you. I have to do the same thing, but once it's done you won't have those extra recordings.
This isn't exactly the same issue. For example, I watch Premier League. My series link specifies I only want first run on three specific channels. That has been fine since it does not even look at the RSNs. Now with the ALL Channels change, it goes to try to record games on the RSNs. If it finds any without airing date, it records them. Or tries to. What I get is two hours of blank recordings.
Lucikly where I live, Spectrum has a lot of TWC Enhanced DVRs with six tuners. I've had both Directv and what was Time Warner Cable, and I have to say that manipulating the menus on Spectrum's service is a much more pleasant experience than Directv's with the new GUI. Sorry you only have the two-tuner option. That's a deal-breaker for us. We record a lot of TV so we can avoid commercials.
This 'record all channels' thing is new with the new GUI/firmware. What you are talking about, I believe, relates to bad guide data (pertaining to the original air date) from Tribune or whatever the guide source is now. Two different problems.
Here is a new one.
All recordings page DOES NOT show all recordings on the DVR. TV Shows page has several more recordings that don't show up on the all recordings page. This started when I went on vacation for a few days a week ago. When I came back none of the shows that were supposed to record were recorded, or so I thought. I reset the DVR and they showed up as recorded. FF a week and several shows have disappeared again on the all recordings page. Now I have to reset the DVR................ Using restart the receiver restored all recordings in the all recordings page. Do I have to reset my DVR every week ?!! Why doesn't ATT have beta testers checking all this stuff. And if they do they should be fired. I have had the new GUI since last year and it's been the most buggy GUI ever.
HR54/500 running 0x1088, Thu 5/24
Yeah, I reported this one a week or two ago (a couple days after receiving 1088 on my HR-44. When it happened to me, switching the sort order of the Playlist to alphabetic caused all of the shows to reappear. But, like you, it took a reset to get all shows to appear on the Playlist when it was ordered by date.
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I have the same issue with a few shows like "How It's Made". Just records them all because there is no episode data.
Since the new GUI, I do have shows that record on 2 different channels. Battlebots comes to mind as the current season is on Discovery and reruns of the current season are on Science Channel. Since they both show up as new episodes on both channels they both record with no way to only record on Discovery.
Thank you for the conformation.
you are a member here long enough to knew - DTV customers are beta testers !
LOL! So true.