New GUI

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

  1. Nov 8, 2017 #141 of 2621
    GordonGekko

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    Another website advised people to email AT&T office of the vice president so I did, followed up by a phone call, the Manager was very courteous and thanked me for bringing my concerns to their attention but ultimately she had no idea if any changes would occur and hoped that I would stay with Directv.

    Perhaps it is all about Directv Now and AT&T does not even care if more people leave the satellite services.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2017 #142 of 2621
    wilbur_the_goose

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    The Verizon FIOS guide is beyond horrible. Don't get your hopes up.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2017 #143 of 2621
    raott

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    Based on what I read in the 23 plus page thread (of mostly complaints) at the CE site, they do not care. The arrogance and "too bad" attitude that came across in that thread was nothing short of astounding.

     
  4. Nov 8, 2017 #144 of 2621
    Rockywwf

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    Exactly what I noticed.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2017 #145 of 2621
    Chardo

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    But do they have a fade blocking the screen? Exactly what makes their guide horrible compared to DirecTV?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2017 #146 of 2621
    sigma1914

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    Did they stop the rollout? Still nothing in Texas.....
     
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    PhilS

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  8. Nov 8, 2017 #148 of 2621
    MysteryMan

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    Patience, it's a slow rollout.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2017 #149 of 2621
    jimmie57

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    I notified a friend and a niece that both have HR44s. The friend is in Texas City, TX and the niece is in Savannah, GA. Neither of the have gotten it.
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2017 #150 of 2621
    litzdog911

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    There is no GUI on the HS17 because it doesn't connect to a TV. Only the Genie Clients are connected to TVs.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2017 #151 of 2621
    Stevies3

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    If this is true how do RVU's get updated?
     
  12. Nov 8, 2017 #152 of 2621
    slice1900

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    That's not true. The RVU protocol is designed around a concept of a remote user interface (RUI) in which the RVU server tells the client what user interface elements it wants. The actual rendering happens on the client, but all it knows how to do is follow instructions from the server - draw a box of this size here, place this text in this font there.

    Think of it like the RVU server is the web server, and the client is the web browser. The server provides the HTML commands that tell it what user interface elements belong where, what text to put where, and so forth. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the interface isn't actually based on a cut down version of HTML...
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2017 #153 of 2621
    guitarguy316

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    I got a new firmware for my c61k, but only evidence of new gui is deep in the settings menu. Everything else is the old style. My hs17 server hasn’t updated since 8/25.

    C61k = 0xfb7
     
  14. Nov 8, 2017 #154 of 2621
    ejbvt

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    It's hard to explain. Busy is an understatement. The best comparison is the way the Directv playlist now is a floating box - that's the way the Fios guide is. It's very hard to read and a pain to navigate. The fade, while unacceptable and horrible, is way better than Fios! My brother has it and I have played with it while there.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2017 #155 of 2621
    TimCoh

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    Info now on left top only shows time. Used to show time, day and date. There is plenty of room for it. I have been with DTV 4 years. I came from Dish history might repeat itself. I am retired from NY Telephone. Was all AT&T when I started. Retired it was Verizon.
    IMHO telephone Co, looks for a way to screw up TV service.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2017 #156 of 2621
    P Smith

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    it's c61W FW version !
    a source is DirecTV Firmware Watcher
     
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  17. Nov 9, 2017 #157 of 2621
    P Smith

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    by your TV mfg
     
  18. Nov 9, 2017 #158 of 2621
    litzdog911

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    Yeah, I get that. I wasn't very clear in my response. Of course the HS17 holds the code that generates the GUI. But because it has no TV connections, you can only see it via connected Clients.
     
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  19. Nov 9, 2017 #159 of 2621
    guitarguy316

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    Weird why did that roll to my 4k boxes then? Is it an interim update before new gui version?
     
  20. Nov 9, 2017 #160 of 2621
    P Smith

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    reported in other thread, the two versions spooling different time, perhaps that version with "F" is interim kind
     

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