DirecTV HD GUI

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Rainy Dave, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. rhuntington3

    rhuntington3 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, nothing for Texas yet.
     
  2. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    My HR24s both have it now. It is pretty, but it didn't speed anything up.

    -Ted
     
  3. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    It is much faster on my HR21.
     
  4. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    Yeah it is much MUCH faster on ours, big thumbs up for this one!
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Give it a day or two.
     
  6. Scooter

    Scooter Mattress Tester

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    It's faster on our old HR20/21s. :up:

    I love the new look! One little grip; it's harder to see the skip to tick marks.
     
  7. Marco

    Marco Loyal Little

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    Now it has. (January anyway.)
     
  8. Rainy Dave

    Rainy Dave Regulated User

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    Excellent...Jan 4th is our date.
     
  9. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    Yeah, I've had it for 5 days, Raleigh got it on 12/15. Still not any faster. Not any worse, but not any better. At least the older models got a speed boost.

    -Ted
     
  10. rhuntington3

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    Looks like I'm slated for Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Follow up question, this also updates HD receivers that are not DVR's as well, right?
     
  11. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Yes. Except for the H20 model.
     
  12. rhuntington3

    rhuntington3 Well-Known Member

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    H24-700 is the one I have according to DirecTV's website.
     
  13. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Then it will get the new HD GUI.
     
  14. joed32

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    Different color scheme and it scrolls fast. Much ado about nothing.
     
  15. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ugh. I have an RF modulator for the upstairs TV. Worked perfectly until the change.

    Now, I have to hold down INFO to put the entire receiver in SD. That sucks, because before someone could be watching a show in HD in the living room and I could watch it in SD upstairs. Now, I have to shift the entire DVR into SD to get it to work.

    And if someone leaves it in a menu, I get a black screen.
     
  16. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

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    That sucks... looks to be due to the fact that they can't get these boxes to output the new GUI via HD and SD simultaneously.

    This may be the best workaround... a converter that can take the HD component outputs and convert it to composite - so the DirecTV box is only outputting HD:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_id=7114&seq=1&format=2
     
  17. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    So, I picked up a couple of used TivoHDs yesterday for when I drop D* and go OTA. I played around with them last night, and they are SO much faster than my HR24s are. Yes, the interface is not as pretty, but it is so much more usable and intuitive. In addition, the remote is way easier to use as well. I would like to revise my previous assessment of the new D* HD GUI from sluggish to slow. Not TWC Navigator slow, which is unusable IMHO, but annoyingly slow.

    -Ted
     
  18. midas

    midas I heard that

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    On my HR21-700 changing channels takes between 5 and 7 seconds. On my HR24-500 it takes between 3 and 4 seconds. Getting to the list, guide and other menus on the HR24 is pretty quick, but on the HR21 it's still very slow.
     
  19. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    The update makes scrolling though the guide and list of recorded programs much faster on my HR24s. The only thing I dislike, and hasn't been improved, is that the 30 second slip is very slow when watching something recorded in another room. Is there a code I can enter that converts it to a real 30 second skip?
     
  20. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Do a keyword search for 30SKIP.
     

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