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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Rainy Dave, Oct 21, 2011.
Ah, nothing for Texas yet.
My HR24s both have it now. It is pretty, but it didn't speed anything up.
It is much faster on my HR21.
Yeah it is much MUCH faster on ours, big thumbs up for this one!
Give it a day or two.
It's faster on our old HR20/21s.
I love the new look! One little grip; it's harder to see the skip to tick marks.
Now it has. (January anyway.)
Excellent...Jan 4th is our date.
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.
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?
Yes. Except for the H20 model.
H24-700 is the one I have according to DirecTV's website.
Then it will get the new HD GUI.
Different color scheme and it scrolls fast. Much ado about nothing.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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?
Do a keyword search for 30SKIP.