Originally Posted by pachinko
Assuming you don’t want 124R, I would definitely install 114R, as it fixed many operational issues of 111R. I’d locate that lost thumb drive, or get another small one (the largest update so far is only 73MB).
Yep, don't want 124R, the CC-toggle button change would miff all the household viewers. I know it sounds stupid but you get used to one button on and off and it sticks. Also, we're not streamers due to limited internet so while I personally would love some of the linear channels (at least for a few months) everyone else couldn't care less as long as they have their soaps and prime-time OTA.
I don’t see anything to alter the text size in 114R, nor is there a way do adjust the size of the channel grid, and I doubt there’s a way in 124R.
Thanks for looking. Maybe it will be a consideration for a future update.
I can’t adjust the size of the Show Info using the bottom of the navigation circle as you describe. Maybe I’m not understanding correctly, but by what you describe it’s not very practical anyway.
Less you not understanding and more me not being clear: I just meant when viewing the info of a currently airing show or a recording using the bottom of the nav wheel produces info for the show that is easier to read than the info one gets when just pressing info in the guide but as a downside it's truncated. Not that you can make that text larger. Sorry.
For Slow Motion, pause the video, then press Fast Forward once, twice, or 3 times. A 4th press returns to normal speed.
Thank you, now I feel stupid. I was hitting skip, not FF. Can't even say that DVRPal was different, it's not.
While the DVR+ does not estimate hours left, it does show the percentage of the disk space used. Press the DVR button, and near the upper left it shows the percentage used.
Yes, it does. It's not the same but it's there. I didn't have money for a new larger drive so I'm using something 5-10 years old with less than 500GB. I'll have to do the math later on how much HD I can record but I'll figure it out eventually. Like I said, it's an adjustment that will take time to get used to.
I would think that Rovi provides the network icons. I can’t recall if the network icons were an issue in 111R, but maybe that’s another reason to go to 114R. That said, and maybe this will help not only with the transparency of the graphics, but with the readability of the text too.
Adjusted the transparency immediately this afternoon, I think it was the first thing I did. High seems to work well enough. THIS is one network I can remember that I can only see the dot of the I when viewing the icons. The PBS HD logo on the main PBS channel is another that is only partially visible. Oddly enough the second sub-channel is World but the guide just throws out a generic PBS logo that is completely visible.
I think the thumb drive was loaned out, I might have to just purchase another before I get it back. But updating the firmware is on the to-do list towards the top. Especially since the DVR Recording history/schedule doesn't have data that matches the guide. I have mid-day recording set on CBS for tomorrow and viewed on the guide they are correct but viewed in the DVR section they are displaying on the correct time and channel but the program name lists movies from the NBC sub-channel THIS.
PS, Yeah, this thread is quite large! I wouldn’t want to have recently discovered it and have to go through 9K of posts.
Luckily, I have been around from the beginning (as a DVRPal user looking at upgrade options). So, I've read most bits more than once. It's mainly a refresher for things that I didn't absorb fully since I was only looking at the DVR+ as a possibility and never a certainty. The only thing I did that I'm grateful for now was downloading 114R in the last few weeks before the current update.
Thank you, again.
To-do list: finish thread, update firmware, and program this remote into the DISH 20.1 (I don't mind the one that was included with the box as much as I thought I was going to hate it, but it makes the new TV remote that I thought was cheap feeling feel like it's armored!) Of course it won't ever happen in that order.
PS2, If you’re taking notes while reading this thread, jot down not only the post number, but the date, time, and member name. That’s because from time to time the post numbers change (when one or more post get deleted), but the date, time, and member name will always get you to the post. The links get messed up as well, and are highly dependent upon the members “post per page” value.
Thanks, I'll consider that for the future. I usually have great success searching AVS with Google (that's how I navigate DVRPal owners thread) and I usually remember usernames and date ranges, well enough but I would have wrote down, post numbers and not considered that they might change.