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When will I get the new HDUI?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. Dec 8, 2011 #181 of 1117
    Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Channel change lag appears unaffected for me.
  2. Dec 8, 2011 #182 of 1117

    bobcamp1 Icon

    Nov 8, 2007
    There you go using actual research and facts instead of blindly speculating. Don't you realize which forum you're posting this in? :D
  3. Dec 8, 2011 #183 of 1117

    Yukstin New Member

    Mar 14, 2008
    Showed up this morning in Nashville right on schedule! I really like the look so far but didn't have much time to play with it this morning.
  4. Dec 8, 2011 #184 of 1117

    Beetle Cool Member

    May 29, 2007
    Obviously not! - I'll try to be more careful in the future.
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #185 of 1117

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I agree, it doesn't seem different in this respect at all. But I have Native ON, so I didn't expect it to as it fumbles its merry way with HDMI handshaking every darned time! :( Not a big deal...

    In fact, other than scrolling speed in the guide, I don't see any real speed improvements. Remote response and most other things seem to operate just as they did before the update, if anything the pauses before it responds to some remote pushes may even be a smidgen longer.

    And scrolling through lists other than the Guide are definitely a bit slower. All my guide and logo data seems to be loaded now. One thing definitely missing is the logos in Quicktune, they are not there and I've seen others say the same thing. I assume that means they are gone for now?
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #186 of 1117

    hiker Icon

    Mar 1, 2006
    No difference with channel changes for me when using the IR remote. However, changing channels through the LAN interface works quickly every time. If your HR2x is connected to your LAN, search the forum for waltzremote and you can use your PC, Mac, IPhone, Android, etc., instead of the IR remote. YMMV
  7. Dec 8, 2011 #187 of 1117

    jasonblair Icon

    Sep 5, 2006
    1) What issues have cropped up? Have there been problems of the update bricking the boxes or something? 2) Why would a new GUI jam them with calls? It's just a new-look interface. Do people really think their box is broken because the screen now has a different color scheme?
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #188 of 1117

    jasonblair Icon

    Sep 5, 2006
    My mistake for scanning through eight pages of posts rather than reading each one word-for-word.
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #189 of 1117

    JMII Legend

    Jan 19, 2008
    South Florida
    I noticed this before the update as well - for example the DTV iPad app could change channels faster then the remote on my old HR20-700 boxes. However everything is so lighting fast on my new HR24-500s I don't notice any difference.

    Any chance of themes? The all black look is nice, but I would love to change the color(s). My Playstation 3 lets you do all kinds of things to UI while still maintaining the overall feel of the original.
  10. Dec 8, 2011 #190 of 1117

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I don't know exactly what changed, but they did change something. The original version that went to Las Vegas was 576, the one going out now is 57b.

    In my world (internal IT support), we expect calls whenever we roll out a new version of software. Sometimes its because of an issue, sometimes someone calls and says they don't like the new version, etc.

    I'm sure DirecTV is getting calls that are just people saying they hate it, why is my guide not complete etc.

    Plus, they're starting the rollouts of two new boxes. It all adds up.
  11. Dec 8, 2011 #191 of 1117

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    They should be there. It sounds like your box is still downloading stuff. If you've had it for more than 4 or 5 days, try a menu reboot to see if they appear.
  12. Dec 8, 2011 #192 of 1117

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Yes, it is faux pas to not read previous posts on an Internet message board. And I still don't see Texas on the list? Can I get an explanation for the 100th time?
  13. Dec 8, 2011 #193 of 1117

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    The list is evolving. If you're area is not on the list, you have not been scheduled, but will be added 'later'.

    To speculate about how much later is a bit futile at this time. You may want to read through this thread to see the various theories put forth about that.

    My guess (AND ONLY MY GUESS) is that everyone will have it by the end of February.
  14. Dec 8, 2011 #194 of 1117

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    I received mine today, from Detroit, Michigan market.

    I appreciate it.

    By the way: I'd appreciate anyone suggesting someone read an entire thread worth of postings to never again suggest someone read an entire thread worth of postings. Simple reason: Some of us do have lives.
  15. Dec 8, 2011 #195 of 1117

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    So, those of us who can take a few minutes to read have no lives? :rolleyes:

    I hope you never ask for anything on a forum because some of those with the answers do have lives and can't find time to answer.

    It's not like what's been asked is buried within a novel...
  16. Dec 8, 2011 #196 of 1117

    asdooly New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    I know the hdui speeds up the guide quite a bit but I haven't really seen many comments from people with the HR21 that have the new hdui. I'm sure the videos are all with the HR24. Is loading the guide and the functioning of the HR21 a ton smoother or is it just a little faster?

    I heard that it gets as fast as the HR24 but then I hear that the guide still takes 4-6 seconds to load. Both of those comments could have come from people with the beta, but they never specified which version they had.
  17. Dec 8, 2011 #197 of 1117
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I used it first with a HR21, shortly after a download they are a little slow but after a couple of days when everything is loaded and things settle down it's great.

    Lot's of things change and take time to rebuild with this download, it's almost starting from scratch.
  18. Dec 8, 2011 #198 of 1117

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    The rollout extends into January. The January schedule will get posted in January.
  19. Dec 8, 2011 #199 of 1117

    asdooly New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    Good to know. I figured it would be slow for the first 24-48 hours after the download for everything to get loaded onto the receiver. I just got Directv a couple weeks ago and the HR21 isn't any faster than the TWC box that I had. I'm sure this update will take care of the speed issue though.
  20. Dec 8, 2011 #200 of 1117

    jasonblair Icon

    Sep 5, 2006
    Look, I get it when a topic is the main point of discussion, and someone comes in and asks a question that has been gone over.... But I'm also sure that most people on this board scan over a thread to see what people are generally talking about rather than reading each post word-for-word to get every single detail.

    After getting reamed out by adkinsjm, I went back through the thread with a fine-toothed comb to see what I had missed. From what I can tell, there was ONE post where someone asked why the new software wasn't all done at once, and a follow-up post that said DirecTV probably doesn't like a lot of calls.

    It wasn't like there was a lengthy debate and definitive answer to my question in this thread. I would understand if the topic took up several posts in the thread, but the quick answer "DirecTV probably doesn't like a lot of calls" is far from an end-all/be-all answer.

    I guess some people would just rather be condescending know-it-alls rather than be helpful. Wouldn't it have been easier to ignore my post rather than go out of the way to type a condescending reply?
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