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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Rainy Dave, Oct 21, 2011.
Doh! Forgot about the HR34.
The 50-lmiit is less of an issue for me now that there's MRV and I can watch a recorded show anywhere in the home, as opposed to just sitting in front of the box it was recorded on. As a result, two HR2x's with MRV are just like having one "virtual" HR with 4 tuners, 100 SLs and 200 hours of HD storage.
And by keeping CBS/NBC on one box, and FOX/ABC on another and divvying up the cable channels and making those SLs lowest priority, I never worry about conflicts and I maximize the opportunity to fully autopad shows front and back.
It's pretty awesome, IMHO, compared to where we were just a couple of years ago.
Yes it is!!!! MRV is great.
I can't disagree. BTW, where was this vaporware MPEG-4 Tivo "just a couple of years ago"? Exactly where it is today.
If you are willing to participate in the CE beta testing, then yes, but you never know what kind of new code you might get. IMHO, the new interface is more polished, but the functionality is the same. I miss the ability to see more than an hour and a half in the future like you can with the Tivo guide. The other stuff is similar to the old stuff but looks a bit nicer.
You can do this in the grid guide. Move the cursor left onto the channel name and then press Info (I think). You will get several hours of just that one channel, like the TiVo guide.
This makes me so sad.
No, if you go Left to the Channel ID and hit Info you will get 2 weeks of programming on that channel. Great option for the "Free" weekends from the various movie channels. I simply go down the list for each channel and if there is something remotely interesting I record it.
why would that make anyone "sad"?
Because it sounds like it's finally coming back to directv and now i can't get directv. It's sad for me, but great for everyone else.
It's always been there in the H and HR units.
The H and HR are directv's, not tivo's.
The HR10 is TiVo-based (as is the R10.) This option has been there in the DirecTV Plus DVRs for many years.
We got this update either Sunday or Monday night, not sure exactly when. From what I've seen so far though, I'm extremely impressed. The HD GUI is just absolutely beautiful.
I need to spend some more time with it, but I think this is going to be the nail in the coffin of any desire I ever had to go back to a TiVo branded unit. Which is ironic, seeing as how the DTV TiVo just was unveiled.
I got the HD GUI last night on one HR24. It does look better, but isn't any faster for me. An improvment in visuals, but the UI in general is not any better usability-wise.
Give it a day or two to notice significant speed improvement. Lots of background tasks during those first couple of days.
Glad to hear its starting to show up. Can't wait to see it on my boxes.
The rollout schedule can be found here - http://forums.directv.com/pe/action...PostID=10975742&channelID=1&portalPageId=1002
The PDF on that link crashed both firefox and ie8 on my laptop.
Anyone have any better luck?
Rollout for the remainder of Dec 2011.
The January/February schedule hasn't been published yet.
Our HR20-100 got the update earlier this week. The HD GUI is certainly 'prettier' but, amazingly, the update has made an already painfully slow and sometimes difficult to use device even slower and more difficult to use. The HR20 has always been incredibly slow responding to remote button clicks and when navigating the program guide but now it is also slow navigating menus. Also, I didn't think it possible to require more clicks to 'unlock 4 hours' but they've done it. Congratulations to the design team!! Maybe the can shoot for 20 clicks for the next update.
I assume there is no way to disable the HD GUI or roll back the update. I'm not going to buy the new and crippled HD TIVO so I guess we must live with it or switch. Can't wait to get it on our HR21. Hopefully they can lessen some of these problems with a subsequent update.