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. taz291819

    taz291819 Godfather

    Oct 18, 2006
    LOL, I've never used the "List" button, and thankfully on my Harmony, the first LCD button is "List". Thanks for the tip, works like a charm!
  2. soundguy

    soundguy New Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Hey guys.. long time viewer, first time poster....

    received the email tuesday night here in jacksonville fl, as of this morning nothing yet... I guess it's just a waiting game at this point.
  3. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Me too. We were scheduled for 1/17 in the Augusta GA area. The only thing I got on that date was the "It's Here" email.. Both receivers still running the SD interface.
  4. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    :welcome_s to DBSTalk!
  5. Kojo62

    Kojo62 AllStar

    Aug 9, 2007
    PA, USA
    I never received an e-mail notification about the HDUI. It effectively just showed up unannounced on the 19th.

    If I hadn't been a member of this forum, I imagine I would've been in for quite a surprise. D* should be paying DBSTalk for this kind of support. This is a great community.
  6. wxguy

    wxguy AllStar

    Feb 17, 2008
    I didn't get an email either. Maybe I should feel slighted?

    So far I'm pretty underwhelmed by this interface. Not sure what all the excitement was about. I guess it does something faster and looks cleaner but my receiver still stops and waits before changing channels at times, so that bug is still there.

    Besides, the wife doesn't like it. If you like black, the UI is great, but many details are small and hard to see. (dark blue against black isn't a good choice) Seems like there are more button pushes for some items.

    On a different gripe, I note that many SD programs have really poor audio. I pump it all through my audio receiver then hdmi to the tv. HD audio is fine, but go to something like cspan and it barely makes a sound. Nothing to do with the new interface, but it seems like efforts seem to go to making things splashier while the basics go away.
  7. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

    Oct 21, 2006
    In the fifties we had a saying. "If it don't go, Chrome it"

    The HD UI is DTV Chrome.

    You can put lipstick on a pig.

    Pick her up at midnight but remember to use a putty knife to scrape off the makeup.

    And a thousand other looks over substance sayings.
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    This update is anything but lipstick. You might think it is because you are having some specific problems, but it's a lot more involved than you see to think.
  9. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    I've received the email twice. But still no HD GUI.
  10. tnedator

    tnedator AllStar

    Apr 29, 2006
    On Monday or Tuesday, I received the upgrade on my two HR-21's and one HR-20, however I still don't have it on my HR24-100.

    Any idea why my HR24 hasn't gotten it? I went ahead and rebooted it a couple days ago, just in case that would kick off the upgrade.
  11. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Your 24 may have been busy each time D* tried to push it to you. The next time it is in the stream and your box is not busy, you should get it.

    If it is busy every time D* tries, then after everyone has been authorized to get it you may see a pop-up on your screen while watching TV asking if you would like the new software. If you say no because you don't want to interrupt what you are doing, it will keep trying until it finally gets through.

    My guess is that everyone will be authorized to have it by around the end of the month.
  12. Marty999

    Marty999 AllStar

    Mar 15, 2008
    Got it in Arlington, VA yesterday on two DVRs. Scrolling is wonderfully fast. The clearer, but smaller fonts, are a bit harder to read - unecessarily. the fast-forward/rewind arrows -- no longer indicating the speed and substituting a tiny number under it, was a ridiculous choice and nearly impossible to see. For those of us who fast forward a lot, it is no longer to casually know the speed you are forwarding. 1 hour of testing with a real customers would have pointed that out almost immediately.

    I also had a glitch -- about 36 hours after the update. In guide, the description at the top of the screen doesn't go to the show I'm on in the guide. It is actually the description of a program several lines away in the guide. That was awfully strange.
  13. Carolina

    Carolina AllStar

    Jan 19, 2012
    Well I got one email on the 19th and the last date I saw had my area getting it the 24th. Everything seems to be all over the place about this--some people not getting emails, some people getting more than 1 email, some people getting the guide earlier than expected while some are getting it later than expected! I hope at this rate we make the 24th date!
  14. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    I'm posting this for others reading this thread..........

    If you actually got it on Saturday, most likely you do not have the current National HDGUI Release. You are lucky you did not wipe your settings and/or recordings doing what you did.

    Forcing something to your box if you don't know exactly what you are doing is not without some risk.
  15. mrpickem

    mrpickem Cool Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Got email a week ago and still no update. Jacksonville :nono:

    I'm ready for the tivo ird anyways :D

  16. jasonblair

    jasonblair Icon

    Sep 5, 2006
    This is about the third or fourth time you've hit this point in this thread.... THANKS, DAD! :nono:
  17. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    And folks keep repeating their mistakes as well. My guess is not everyone reads every page of this thread like you are doing. I try to 'repeat' the warning at least once per page in the hope it will cut down on the number issues folks will have.

    The last guy who forced over the weekend is a prime example. Anyway, I'm glad someone is counting....... :lol:
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    And yet people still don't get it... It's worth repeating.
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010

    I appreciate the diligence! Probably has saved a lot of other agonized posts.
  20. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I have had to spend close a couple of hours helping people fix their screw ups because others have "helped" them get the HDUI early, just to find out they didn't get what they thought they were getting. There will be more that did it and haven't posted yet because they are waiting to find out what happens next and we will have to help those too.

    If that point gets repeated on every page of the thread it could save tons of time. I learned when I got older that Dad was right a lot of the times, even the ones he repeated himself over and over.
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