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New Menu Screens

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by pds3, May 12, 2018.

  1. May 12, 2018 #1 of 208
    pds3

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    I absolutely hate the new menu screens. Does anyone else out there feel the same? I am seriously considering discontinuing my Directv service.
     
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    inkahauts

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    My first question is why do you use the menu s teens so much they may make a difference in you having the service? What do you go there so often for? I do think they made a lot of mistakes on the menu but I don’t use it nearly enough to worry about. In fact I actually don’t need to go there but maybe a few times a year when you get right down to it.
     
  3. May 12, 2018 #3 of 208
    TDK1044

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    It took me a few days to get used to the new screens, but now I'm ok with them.
     
  4. May 12, 2018 #4 of 208
    pds3

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    I constantly use the menu screens to either access recordings or see what programming is on. Accessing recordings now is a genuine pain in the ass. I honestly hate it.
     
  5. May 12, 2018 #5 of 208
    Rich

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    I finally got it! Certainly different. Looks neater. I'll be back...

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  6. May 12, 2018 #6 of 208
    jimmie57

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    What happens when you press the LIST button on your remote ? Doesn't the Recording you have pop up on the screen ?
     
  7. May 12, 2018 #7 of 208
    Rich

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    You really have to sit down and play with this to appreciate it. It's so different. Gonna take some time to get used to it.

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  8. May 12, 2018 #8 of 208
    trh

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    We got it yesterday. I haven't seen it yet. My wife however, has used it (all of one day), and she isn't happy.

    Now might be a good time to do our one week free preview of PS Vue. :) :)
     
  9. May 12, 2018 #9 of 208
    linuspbmo

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    I got the new update yesterday also and the biggest thing I don't like is the small font. This probably doesn't make a difference to younger people or people with the screen close to where they sit but my wife and I are older and sit over 10 feet away from the screen. As everyone has said that is the way it is and I will have to get used to it but I wish they would give an option for bigger lettering. My 2 cents.
     
  10. May 12, 2018 #10 of 208
    jgrade

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    Getting used to new GUI but hate the list. If you have multiple recordings of a program and go into the folder there is no way to tell if the current selection is a recording that is new or watched. The grey and white differentiation is great but it is lost when you highlight a recording. Only way to tell is to move up or down. I think the list needs LOADS of work.
     
  11. May 13, 2018 #11 of 208
    inkahauts

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    Oh you can, should, and need to get to those without going through the menu. That’s the worst way to get there.

    Use the list button on the remote and you go right from any screen into the playlist and access recordings, and use the guide button to go directly to the guide and see what’s on. Never get to those through the menu. You’ll be much happier.
     
  12. May 13, 2018 #12 of 208
    inkahauts

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    Yeah but what is she unhappy about. 99% of that is often just I have to learn something new and in truth this isn’t all that different. The real issues aren’t even something you’d see just doing regular stuff all day, it’s when you set recordings and try to reorder them or other stuff like that..
     
  13. May 13, 2018 #13 of 208
    inkahauts

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    It’s not that different functionally, but visual it looks more different than it is too... but it’s also just different enough in some places to be so much better, and in some places to make you bang your head against a wall asking why they ever thought that was a good idea... I’m very curios what you’ll say after a few days with it...
     
  14. May 13, 2018 #14 of 208
    loneSailor

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    You really do have all of the answers.... I came here with many of the concerns shared and you showed me the error of my ways.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    A partially watched episode will have a green progress bar next to it. A fullly watched episode will be grayed out if not highlighted with the big blue box.
     
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    James Long

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    FYI - for 1300+ other posts about the new menus please see the following thread: New GUI
     
  17. May 13, 2018 #17 of 208
    Todd2

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    I hate it as well.

    I hate the small font.
    I hate the monochromatic colors.
    I hate that huge popup in the list as you scroll down through all your recordings.

    I am not leaving directv because of the change but wish there was an option to go back to the way it was.
     
  18. May 13, 2018 #18 of 208
    Rich

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    Gonna take more than a few days, I don't use the 44 very much. I might watch the game today (the Yankee game, of course) just to give the new GUI a ride. Raining here an hour before the game starts so that might not happen. I'm thinking I ought to take PS Vue for another ride, I didn't have anything to record last winter and I've got all these Yankee and Mets games on now...should be a good time to try the cloud DVR. January is looming and that ends my last commitment. Might be time to get the scissors out.

    Rich
     
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    Rich

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    I get a kick out of the way he explains things...so patient, so easy to believe...I have this 44...

    Rich
     
  20. May 13, 2018 #20 of 208
    Rich

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    I hate the word hate when it's used in this manner. How can you hate something like a GUI?

    Rich
     
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