Software upgrade notification.

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  1. Nov 29, 2017 #61 of 159
    ejbvt

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    There are no right answers but taking away features and making the guide harder to read certainly is the wrong answer.
     
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    I remember complaining about the Guide we had for a few years now about the letters being too bright and hard to read when it came out. Many had to work at adjusting the brightness and contrast on their TV to get it acceptable.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2017 #63 of 159
    ejbvt

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    On the black guide? Are you serious? LOL that's hilarious. People really will complain about everything. I joined Directv when the black guide was still in CE but about to come out, it would be like joining now with the new one. I missed all the whining and didn't really visit the sites much to see it honestly. I grabbed the black guide not long after joining because I didn't really like the in-your-face blue guide (Why did it come back in the floating blue box in the new playlist!??!!), but it was far better than the cheesy cable guide I was coming from and the busy Dish guide. The black guide was a home run. Just add logos to the guide and move the manage recordings to somewhere in the "list" button - that's all the jazzing up it needed to look modern and shut people up.
     
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    They don't seem to care. They just throw devices and software out to us and see what happens.

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  5. Dec 2, 2017 #65 of 159
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    I haven’t received the new guide yet, so I can’t say yay or nay, but do agree with you about adding logos to the black guide, there is lots of room for sure. I remember many people complaining when he last UI update was rolled out. Change is always difficult, so hopefully things work out with this guide as well.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2017 #66 of 159
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    Cogent points but hiding the lower portion of the screen with a dark shade/fade upon using the progress bar serves nobody, solves nothing, has absolutely no common sense behind it, as if it was designed by a child with a new dark crayon.
     
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    I'll bet that the design took place somewhere where people drive on the left. Seriously.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2017 #68 of 159
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    What Version of the "NEW GUIDE" are you Now running? - The latest version is much improved over FF1 I've been using it since 11/13 (not FF1) and have older GUI on my older receiver and compared to that it works just as well as the older GUI from my use. ALl that being said -your OP of the guide and how you use it may differ.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2017 #69 of 159
    dod1450

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    It is now Dec 2 and still no upgrade. Maybe it will not happen?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2017 #70 of 159
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    I spoke with tech support with an iPad app issue, and at the end asked him when the new guide will be released. He said they are tweaking it for some issues they have had, such as not being able to clearly read info in guide etc.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2017 #71 of 159
    P Smith

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    I'm driving on left side here each day ... :), but still prefer see major info at left top corner of a monitor or TV.
     
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    (I meant India)
     
  13. Dec 3, 2017 #73 of 159
    P Smith

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    well, there are more and powerful - UK, Japan...
     
  14. Dec 3, 2017 #74 of 159
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    I haven't received it yet but the Progress Bar is still a problem, huh? All my streamers, all my BD players have PBs that don't interfere with the pictures, why can't D* come up with a PB that doesn't hide a significant area of the screen?

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  15. Dec 3, 2017 #75 of 159
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    I'll go a step further, what 3rd world company are the programmers located in? You can't tell me anyone who cares about sports (American sports) would come up with the PBs we keep getting from D*. And, as usual, this thread could have thousands of complaints about the software and nothing will be done. SOP.

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  16. Dec 3, 2017 #76 of 159
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    You're not that lucky.

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    Currently the NEW FF1 is only for HS17 (as a NR) it seams someone has listen to the many complaints when rolling That version out to the Hr44 & HR54 until testing was complete
     
  18. Dec 4, 2017 #78 of 159
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    Ah.....whatever happened to the concept of thorough testing before release?:) I guess it's easier to use your end users as Beta testers. I'm just glad that I'll be one of the last to get it :)
     
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  19. Dec 4, 2017 #79 of 159
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    Been going on for many years in many parts of industry. Fluorescent lighting comes to mind. The electrical industry just threw the fluorescents out to the public with little testing. Cheaper than any other way. All about the money.

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  20. Dec 4, 2017 #80 of 159
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    FF1 is still slowly rolling out to the gen pop every night. Only the HS17-500 has received it full time
     

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