Software upgrade notification.

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  1. Nov 25, 2017 #41 of 159
    P Smith

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    why ? it's client-mini feature; did you try to use TV settings menu "Test HDR" button ? I didn't hear of "Color option" ...
     
  2. Nov 25, 2017 #42 of 159
    Mysticseer

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    The reason I can’t go there is because the main genie doesn’t know about that new option. No way to navigate to it because it changed back to the old GUI when you go back to the sub menu. The Color section in the new menu is where the HDR Test is. :)
     
  3. Nov 25, 2017 #43 of 159
    P Smith

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    server's feature shouldn't include HDR, it's client's responsibility to create HDMI output to TV with correct features
     
  4. Nov 25, 2017 #44 of 159
    YOLOdactyl

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    I have this too.

    106 freezes a video of the upper left of the picture and gets weird color bars when I tune to it. Been happening since earlier in the week. Audio plays fine and I can still change channels and then they work again.

    104 comes in perfect. I have about 4 other HDR10 HDMI devices that work great. :confused:
     
  5. Nov 25, 2017 #45 of 159
    YOLOdactyl

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    So I got around this... by leaving it on 106. Turning off everything, and back on. Now it works fine.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2017 #46 of 159
    ericknolls

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    Here is a pic. Look to the far right. Look how small the channel name is compared to the channel number. The bigger the screen is the farther to the right the channel identification is. If you look at your screen on a big TV your eyes tend to look to your left and mostly to the middle of the screen. Not to your right. This pic is of a 32 inch not my 43 in where the channel I'd looks farther away.[​IMG]

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  7. Nov 27, 2017 #47 of 159
    ericknolls

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    Here's my 43 inch...[​IMG]

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  8. Nov 27, 2017 #48 of 159
    ericknolls

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    DIRECTV should move the channel banner back to the left like most television providers. When you change or scroll through your channels you want to see the channel then the synopsis. How would you know you were watching TNT if you had to move your eyes all the way to the right? Makes no sense. This is not not my complaint solely. It is a lot of customers chief complaint along with a few others.

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  9. Nov 28, 2017 #49 of 159
    P Smith

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    Yea, I'm agree - DTV designers did very bad job, totally ignoring history and customers :(
    The screen looks to me as paid( by some company) ads, unfortunately by the company owner - put a logo/name in most visible spot.
     
  10. Nov 28, 2017 #50 of 159
    ejbvt

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    I don't understand why it matters what channel you're watching so much that it needs to be on the left. It took me about a month or so to get used to it being on the right. Isn't the program more important?
     
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  11. Nov 28, 2017 #51 of 159
    P Smith

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    do you remember where ch#/ch-name was before ? for how long ? from 1996 ?
     
  12. Nov 28, 2017 #52 of 159
    ejbvt

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    It was on the left. And? Things change. Most channels have their channel bug on the right side of the screen anyway. There are much bigger issues with the new interface than where the channel name is on the info banner. All channels recording is horrible. The white-on-gray print is hard to read. The non-bold font on the guide. Missing/old logos in the guide. The reduction of list sort customization methods and the lack of it keeping the default how you set it. The spoiler box in the list. The poorly designed menu. The lag with the new interface that wasn't there on the old. These are issues.
     
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  13. Nov 28, 2017 #53 of 159
    TDK1044

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    All sounds wonderful. Can't wait. :) Hopefully, I'll be in the last group to get this. :)
     
  14. Nov 28, 2017 #54 of 159
    Rich

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    Now tell us they're aware of this and are working towards a fix...and I'll bet in a year it will be the same.

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  15. Nov 29, 2017 #55 of 159
    P Smith

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    someone invented a name for it - usability
    yes things changing, so start writing from right to left as Leonardo
     
  16. Nov 29, 2017 #56 of 159
    ericknolls

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    I agree with you. They are some of the issues I don't like. I was just saying that one of the biggest problems was the movement of the channel banner. But you always have people on here who can't agree on what a person posts. Just give snide comments. I guess I am the only person that noticed your issues and my issue. The snide comments are not against you ejbvt...

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  17. Nov 29, 2017 #57 of 159
    jimmie57

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    For me, I see things like this all over the internet. In the new FireFox the home button was on the left for years, then moved to the right and now it is on the left once again. Same thing is true for Yahoo in the Financial sections. Lots of things are not consistent from screen to screen. It appears to be a lack of leadership in the programming department that does not keep the individuals on the same track.
     
  18. Nov 29, 2017 #58 of 159
    TDK1044

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    I realize that there's an element of 'you can't please all of the people all of the time' here, but does D* use any kind of focus group beyond the engineering group when they make these changes?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2017 #59 of 159
    blueoyster

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  20. Nov 29, 2017 #60 of 159
    slice1900

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    There's no "right" answer about where to put certain UI elements on a browser or on a DVR UI, any more than there's a right answer to how toilet paper should unroll. Different leaders designing the UI come up with different ideas, and a lot of the time changes are just to be "different".

    We've had people whining on these forums for several years about how Directv's interface is so stale and needs to be updated, look at Comcast's X1 that's all new and shiny, why doesn't Directv update theirs. Then when they do, something changes, and people throw a fit. Its ridiculous. There's nothing that's going to please everyone, and the people who thought the channel number/logo was in the "wrong" place before aren't going to come here to post kudos to Directv for that improvement, because there would be other changes they don't like.
     
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