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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 21, 2011 #521 of 1117

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    I'm in SoCal and just got it yesterday. Like you I'm big on DVD recorders, 5 DVRs and 5 DVD recorders attached to them. Looks like if we want to record something we have to hold down the exit button to switch to 480p so that we can see the "List". Then after recording hold down exit again to go back. Clumsy yes, but doable. Maybe someone will come up with a better workaround. The converters won't solve it for some of us because the TV inputs are already being used for other devises.
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    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008
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    The Fuzz 53

    The Fuzz 53 AllStar

    Jun 27, 2007
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    spewak New Member

    May 18, 2010
    Last in line to receive the updated GUI. Still nada here in Elk Grove, Ca.
  5. Dec 21, 2011 #525 of 1117

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    A software update doesn't cause hard drive errors. What is more likely is that your hard drive already had a problem, but it was still spinning..... and the forced reboot after the update was complete finished it.
  6. Dec 21, 2011 #526 of 1117

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Yep, I got it as well. I remember the tech saying to me when I got the service installed in 2010, that it could take "a day or 2" for ALL guide information to download, but that it would continue to update every day afterwards. The new guide clears all the cache, so it should really be treated as a "new install" from the guide perspective, and all guide information will probably be there before Christmas. ;)
  7. Dec 21, 2011 #527 of 1117

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    The software diagnostic testing also improves as newer versions are release. Watch those H24-500 Recordings while DirecTV sends out a replacement.
  8. Dec 21, 2011 #528 of 1117

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Very true!
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    erosroadie Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007

    About a month ago, had the exact same message on my HR20-100. CSR said that the hard drive was failing and they sent out a replacement (reconditioned HR-20 since I use OTA).

    Since I was not eligible (will Chicago area ever be?) at that time for the new HDGUI, I believe the incident reported is a (cruel) coincidence...
  10. Dec 21, 2011 #530 of 1117

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Yet my original RCA receiver back in the '90s gave several color scheme choices.
  11. Dec 21, 2011 #531 of 1117

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    And did A LOT less than receivers do today. Apples & oranges.
  12. Dec 21, 2011 #532 of 1117

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    My very first Scientific Atlanta 8000 DVR that I got through TWC also offered color scheme choices when I received it in 2003 or so. I thin switched to a 8300 HD which still offered 2 color choices, and then they broke with Pioneer/Passport and made their own software, and in 2009-ish or so, we all got "TWC Navigator" with 1 color choice.

    Like others have said, it is probably a branding issue.
  13. Dec 21, 2011 #533 of 1117

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    That's just speculation though - none of us knows for sure.

    Since the R15 was introduced DIRECTV has now changed their color scheme three times: the initial scheme was predominantly blue; then they switched to the white and blue scheme; now it's the HD black scheme. To me the "brand" is in the logo and in the service, not in the choice of colors displayed on screen, so if DIRECTV allows customers to choose a color scheme I don't see how it would detract from DIRECTV's strategy to serve and support customers.

    Maybe a future HD GUI will give us such options... one can always hope. :)
  14. Dec 21, 2011 #534 of 1117
    Jive Turkey

    Jive Turkey Legend

    Sep 5, 2011
    January 18th.
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    dbronstein Hall Of Fame

    Oct 21, 2002
    I found out I got it last night when my 10 year old asked me this morning "Daddy, why is the TV all messed up?" Everything seems to be working fine. I hadn't really looked at any of the screenshots or previews, so I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't change the font size on the guide to show more channels and time on the screen.
  16. Dec 21, 2011 #536 of 1117

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Yes it is. When the unit does a reboot it does a check of the entire system, and found a hardware issue. Nothing to do with the new GUI.
  17. Dec 21, 2011 #537 of 1117

    elixir26 Legend

    Mar 9, 2007
    You are correct. I do assume we are all not only computer savvy but able to look up what's in the pipe and download the correct software. Yes I've done some CE testing. "Hype" was perhaps a poor choice of words but to me the guide is nice but not the second coming. Go ahead....bust me on the "second coming" comment!!!
  18. Dec 21, 2011 #538 of 1117

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    I wouldn't bust you on the first or second one - not at this time of year! :angel:
  19. Dec 21, 2011 #539 of 1117
    Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    You are/were correct. My third box got the HD GUI downloaded the next evening.

    There is an issue with using converter boxes.

    I am using all of the outputs on my HR21 boxes. In order to switch to using only the HD outputs, I would need either an HDMI or component splitter, then an HDMI or component to S-Video or composite convertre, and lastly, an S-Video or composite distribution amplifier. With all those small signal conversion boxes, wouldn't there be a real chance for a noticeable signal degredation? This all to do what I have been doing with just the HR21.:(
  20. Dec 21, 2011 #540 of 1117

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    What all do you have hooked up exactly and how do you have them all hooked up?
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