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« Reply #180 on: Wednesday Jun 11, 2014, 05:22:24 PM »
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Did you call in to report the search issue?  No problems with the legacy SA-8300HDC here.  What happens when you try a search?  


I didn't call in to report the search issue. I know how that call would go, they'd reboot the box, that wouldn't work and then they'd schedule a tech. The tech would come out an want to swap out the box. I don't really have the time or the patience to go through the frustration of dealing with that again. Especially when I know it's not a box issue. I even told the person at the TWC direct forums that others were having the same issue, it didn't matter, he suggested a box swap.  

My search is working now. What was happening was, I'd press the B button and there'd be a delay of twenty seconds or so before either the unavailable message popped up or nothing at all would happen.
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« Reply #181 on: Wednesday Aug 06, 2014, 07:02:38 AM »
Might have been a mild update last night,

Powered on TV and box to a blank screen and was forced to cold reboot to get my cable TV back.  Anybody else?  First reboot in many, many months.

I think they are working on something.  Universal Line Up is coming.

I really hope you guys with the modern boxes get the B search button back where it started the search on the show being watched or in the Time Grid.

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« Reply #182 on: Tuesday Nov 11, 2014, 01:20:48 PM »
There was a software update last night:

Legacy boxes (SA-8300HDC) got some small menu changes, but the newer boxes have more things added.  Some divisions reported a speed slowdown with this update, but on my SA-8300HDC, I have not noticed a speed change.

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« Reply #183 on: Tuesday Nov 11, 2014, 07:13:17 PM »
Noticed the guide change and the indication of what is set to record.  Haven't played with anything else yet (my wife controls the TV most of the day :)) so can't comment on any change in speed or feel.

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« Reply #184 on: Thursday Nov 13, 2014, 01:37:05 PM »
It was really sluggish when I first turned on the box but it's back to normal now.
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« Reply #185 on: Thursday Nov 13, 2014, 02:51:22 PM »
This is what's different for those still with an SA-8300HDC for ODN 7.3

1.) A small dot appears next to a recorded show in the classic DVR Show List and the Time Grid.
2.) Responses seem to be faster in searching.
3.) Still "Search by Title" only for the keyboard, but the B button category search has moved way off to the left, as if perhaps something might be coming in the next release or by the time we get to ODN 7.5 or even an ODN 8.0.
4.) No Truncation of Categories. Fonts now say the full name of the type of category search listed above the search page.
5.) VOD search is now replaced with a "Press Info to View" in show titles. A spinning circle with dots now replaces the horizontal square lines. VOD seems to be more reliable. "Knock on Wood."
6.) Some divisions do not have the expanded search or I don't think the new DVR List even with the modern boxes. I think Nebraska is one of them.
7.) Box defaults to 480p on power off.
8.) Guide Filtering now places the options (Favorites, High Definition, Subscribed, All inside of a graphic box.)
9.) Guide Filtering also shows the name of the filter selected even if All channels (the default) is used.
10.) Simple, no frills experience. BUT it works, and although there is sometimes a slight "Please Wait" between Category Search Horizontal Scrolling, it's never intolerable.

*What I have heard from other divisions with the newer boxes and where expanded search has been implemented.

   
  • The expanded search options are not all that great, and in some instances are too slow.
  •    North Carolina subs have had noted slowdowns and guide lag with this release, 2-3 second delays between Navigation and Results.
  •    You have to click and select too many menu "trees" in searching and DVR show lists.
  •    VOD box cover art is "Eye Candy" and nothing more.
  •    Expanded Search sometimes comes up "not available."


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« Reply #186 on: Friday Nov 21, 2014, 09:23:59 PM »
Navigator Updates Coming:

I asked someone at TWC if they could share what developments are in store for the guide.  This is what I was told:

Boxes that have the Advanced Search-"The B button is going to be able to take you to the show being watched or selected in the Time Grid in the next release!"  He said this feature will  have a toggle option, (on/off?) He did not go into specifics there.

Boxes with advanced search are going to have the  filters dropped-  The default  for the keyboard will be "All". This means that whatever you type into the keyboard, if it's in the system, it should be able to find it

The Advanced Search is still being tested for legacy boxes-He said it could be several months before they would know if it would be part of this next release.

The feedback for the new folder lists in DVR Manager-
Has been so positive that TWC is thinking of bringing it to legacy boxes.  This is largely because customers like to be able to do multiple deletes and on the classic boxes you have to delete each show or series one by one.  I said some customers found the folder management harder to use, and he said that they are working on making that function easier.

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« Reply #187 on: Thursday Sep 17, 2015, 10:08:27 AM »
TWC Guide Update For Modern (Non SA)-Boxes

Several updates to the guide last night notably the following:
  • Easier to read fonts in the Time Grid
  • Expanded Time Grid Guide Filters.  (Press Guide Button Twice.)
  • Easier DVR Management Screens
  • B-Button now starts searches on show being watched in settings or selected in Guide (Like the legacy boxes.) This can be turned off in Settings.
  • Common Sense Media ratings for movies and shows in searches.
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Critique: Some search results are still not holding on the Keyboard.  For example, I can still only find live Boxing Shows using the STB keyboard on Sunday through Tuesday of any week.  See this thread for details:

http://www.milwaukeehdtv.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8

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« Last Edit: Thursday Sep 17, 2015, 11:40:04 AM by Jack 1000 »
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