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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Nov 30, 2011.
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Sorry your having issues, but I like the changes. No issue with my TV Apps and they even seem to come up faster now. I think the "Dark Knight" color scheme actually brought the interface up to date. The HD GUI is still slow bringing up the program list and guide, but I can live with that.
The main thing it did is resolve the delay issues when using the remote. That would drive me insane, when I had to key in a channel 5 times to get it to work. Now it works the first time almost always. :joy:
I have a calibrated Kuro Elite PRO-101 and I swear the PQ looks worse after the latest HD update. Noticeably darker and softer. Is that possible?
Not on my HR21-100. Not under "Display" preferences, anyway
just got an email from DTV this afternoon telling me the HDUI was coming... had no idea otherwise... but now of course I want it and want it now!!!
So far neither of my HR 24 receivers have gotten it... (Chicago suburbs)
Nothing's impossible! But that'd be pretty unlikely- only reports I've seen tended to think the PQ may have been improved a tad.
That option doesn't exsit at all. He was seeing the option to change the color of the bars when he's watching sd and not stretching it.
I'd say you may want to re calibrate it again, because what you are describing is incorrect balances of contrast and brightness and possibly even sharpness. Did you calibrate it from a dvd on another source input by chance? If so, thats the first problem. Look for the HDNet Test Pattern on 306 and use that to calibrate the input your HR is connected to.
Could you tell me when the next time they will broadcast the test pattern as I searched for it and could not find any program listing?
Figures that West Palm Beach is in the last market group
You will be getting it on 1/10 in Chicago. I just received the email as well, for the Dallas market. Which will upgrade my old HD GUI version, to the latest.
It was professionally done by D-Nice w a sig generator. I'm positive the PQ has degraded from the update. Hardly looks like HD and yes I've checked all my settings
If it hardly looks like HD, it's not the guide doing it to you. It sounds more like your STB was close to having issues and it went 'over the edge' with the stress of the update. Similar to those who's hard drives gave out. They were likely going anyway.
(BTW, if anything, my picture actually improved a tad, and there have been others who have said the same.)
But they can manipulate the PQ right? I loved the PQ on this older DVR and resisted upgrading because of it!
Certainly PQ can be affected in huge ways by DIRECTV®, but as a pixel pundit, I can assure you that on four HD displays, four different boxes, there's been no degradation due to the new GUI. As Athlon pointed out, there could be issues with the box that were triggered by the upgrade. Not real likely, but certainly possible.
Everything I have heard says they did not change the PQ. And as far as I've seen here, you are the only one who is saying their PQ is worse.
Can they manipulate it? Of course. The question is did they. The overwelming evidence is that they did not.
And that points to an issue with your STB.
Bob, I've had a lot of DVRs and yes the picture quality has varied. But all it's taken was a few adjustments to my TV and I can get them all equivalent.
Thanks Guys, better just me than everyone!
Do we have a choice when requesting a new DVR? Are they all black now? (good thing)
With one 21-200 and the rest all 20-700s and 24s, all I see in the "speed" category is the 24s are still a bit quicker than the 700s which are a whole lot faster than the 21 series.
I dunno, I don't see speed problems unless I cause them by overloading an HDD. I've never had the problem of changing channels and having to hit the channel numbers multiple times. Even on the 21-200. Which the new GUI did speed up considerably.
I've got a lot of DVRs on a lot of plasmas (8) and I see no variation in PQ.
I don't think I could tell the difference between my 1080p sets if I had to do a blind test. Using any of my HRs.
Personally, I'm quite satisfied with the GUI so far, and look forward to it just getting better. I think the Progress Bar is very sophisticated, as far as looks go, compared to the old one.