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New Menu Screens

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

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I agree. I just got it and it seems to be fine. I'd think most of the issues that showed up in the beginning have been fixed. I didn't see anything to make me dislike it and I did see a lot that makes me like it.

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  2. CTJon

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    I doin't have it yet but from what I have read - it is a large change and I haven't heard of improvements. The question for DTV and almost everyone else is why change web sites when you aren't providing customer improvements - whey change design and that is it
     
  3. rainydave

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    I've had the new menus for a few weeks. It took a bit of getting used to them, but I have adapted.
    My wife still gripes about them every once in a while, but she's adapting too.
     
  4. DrummerBoy523

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    The list is terrible. Auto play- WTF??


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  5. Rich

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    Here's an improvement: The Progress Bar looks so much better. All they have to do is get rid of the black shadow the PB is draped with.

    Rich
     
  6. inkahauts

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    The seeing thing I get completely. It’s the button thing I disagree with. You are choosing to use a remote that isn’t designed for your box. You know that and there is zero wrong with that. But the discrepancy has finally caught up to you and you’ll have to change a couple habits. I don’t see that as a big deal myself for anyone.

    The seeing thing though is a total joke. It was complained about from day one they just never believed anyone till it rolled out and they got hit with way to much bad feedback. Someone should be fired for a few of the things they never addressed because they where to hard headed about their beliefs of what a GUI should be. I’m guessing the same person who thinks floating boxes are good. That person needs to go do something else.

    With that said it’s amazing how bad charter DVRs are if you aren’t in the beta area for their new boxes. You’d never chose them over even this DIRECTV GUI. Ugh. It’s all relative.

    You might try adjusting your contrast settings for a while till an update rolls out. Might help. Might.
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Autoplay has been there for over a year...

    And what exactly is the complaint in the list. Because if you are talking about the floating box we pretty much all agree. But I love the new filters on the left. That’s the best thing they added.
     
  8. DrummerBoy523

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    Should have said “Auto Resume”. My bad. I’ve always had the option to start over prior to the recording playing. We have used bookmarks etc. now it just starts. Who’s ideas was this?


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  9. Delroy E Walleye

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    Maybe try "info" button before "select." Choices might be there (but I don't for sure recall at the moment - I rolled back the other week).

    I also hated removal of the "bookmarks" feature, but found they could still be set via whole-home from other H/HRs.
     
  10. DMRI2006

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    Whoever decided to move the channel ID and logo in TINY print in the lower RIGHT hand corner of the menu bar should be axed. Absolutely bizarre decision.

    Overall a terribly unappealing "upgrade". Seems to take up more real estate on the TV while utilizing smaller fonts at tbe same time! Aesthetically it is unattractive and when my wife tells you how awful it is, my guess is the consensus is it's pretty bad amongst casual users too. (Just search for "new DirecTV guide" on Twitter for a sample...it sure isn't pretty lol)

    As for "adapting" to it...sure you can adapt. But that doesn't mean this was well designed or a good idea. IMO they totally botched this design.
     
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  11. pds3

    pds3 New Member

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    I am also noticing that menus/channel changes are much slower and don't respond to my remote anywhere near as fast as it used to with Directv menus. It's a real shame that they just couldn't leave it alone.
     

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