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New Menu Screens

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

  1. May 14, 2018 #41 of 208
    Rich

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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. May 14, 2018 #42 of 208
    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. May 14, 2018 #43 of 208
    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. May 15, 2018 #44 of 208
    DrummerBoy523

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    The list is terrible. Auto play- WTF??


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  5. May 15, 2018 #45 of 208
    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.

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  6. May 15, 2018 #46 of 208
    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. May 15, 2018 #47 of 208
    inkahauts

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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. May 15, 2018 #48 of 208
    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. May 15, 2018 #49 of 208
    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. May 16, 2018 #50 of 208
    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. May 23, 2018 #51 of 208
    pds3

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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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  12. May 25, 2018 #52 of 208
    linuspbmo

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    I agree, my HR-44 is acting like my HR-24. It's much slower and freezes up for a few seconds to 30 seconds or more. I've tried rebooting and clearmybox with no success.
     
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  13. May 26, 2018 #53 of 208
    Rich

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    How full is your 44's HDD?

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  14. May 26, 2018 #54 of 208
    linuspbmo

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    Less than 50 %
     
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  15. May 26, 2018 #55 of 208
    TDK1044

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    Well, I'm a few weeks in, and other than having to get used to where to go for a few things that have moved, it works fine on my HR44. I do see the occasional freeze for a few seconds ( 4 or 5) on some menus, but other than that, navigation is fine and responsive.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2018 #56 of 208
    TDK1044

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    Well, I'm a month into the new guide, and I don't understand all the armchair indignation. Admittedly, I was one of the last people to get it and therefore I got the tweaked version, but guide navigation is fast on my HR44 and I can read everything fine. There are a couple of areas where I prefer the previous version, but that's subjective........I bet that others are happy with those changes.
     
  17. Jun 10, 2018 #57 of 208
    MysteryMan

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    I've had the new UI since December. It took my wife and I less than a hour to adjust to it. Like you I don't understand all the armchair indignation either other than people simply not liking change.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2018 #58 of 208
    texasbrit

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    The current "tweaked" version is much better than what we started with. My biggest complaint is still the "all channels" recording thing. Maybe the people in Cupertino don't get this problem, but I have to do a clear-up every week to remove stuff.
    1. Recordings requested "first run only" from channels I get where the guide metadata is incorrectly set to first run or is not set at all (so the DVR records it anyway). Two channels in particular.
    2. Multiple blank recordings of Premier League games during the week on RSNs where I receive the RSN but the Premier League game is blacked out (and before someone mentions Game Search, the game is not being shown on any other channel). Now the Premier League season is over this will go away but I assume will start again in October
    3. Scheduled recordings from OTA channels being "moved" to a satellite channel

    People who have multiple local affiliates of a major network have further problems.

    I also get the occasional recording of a completely unscheduled program where I assume the guide metadata is completely incorrect so I assume the DVR thinks it is a program I have asked to be recorded.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2018 #59 of 208
    TDK1044

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    I get all the Prem games on NBCSN on D* (sometimes on CNBC also) and NBC Gold on my Roku stick. I agree that the 'All Channels' restriction is a bit strange, but it hasn't yet produced any clean up for me.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2018 #60 of 208
    Rich

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    I got mine just a couple weeks ago. I'm astounded by the new Progress Bar. Someone actually put some thought into it. Not as good as what I see on my ATVs but it's much better than what it was. The nitwit that decided to shroud it in black should...never mind. Anyhow, I don't have any complaints aside from the black shroud. Took me a little time to realize what that "floating box" does but I'm now OK with that. I've been using my 44 to watch ball games and I've had no real issues. The nitwit that designed the goofy remote should...never mind. Why doesn't that thing have a separate and distinct PWR button?

    Simply put, I like the GUI but I can certainly understand what the folks that got the new GUI quickly must have gone thru.

    Rich
     

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