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All my receivers are excruciatingly slow.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Jon J, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. Jun 22, 2011 #1 of 347
    Jon J

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    I've got 2 HR20s, an HR21 and an HR22. In the last week they are all taking 5 to 10 seconds to change channels. Could there be something going on with the switch causing them to need extra time to sort out channel location?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2011 #2 of 347
    sigma1914

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    I have a HR24-100 that's been horribly slow on the 1st channel change after turning it on...after that, it's fine. Do yours stay slow?
     
  3. Jun 22, 2011 #3 of 347
    CCarncross

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    Try restarting them through the menus if you have not done so already.

    I restart all 3 of mine virtually every weekend.

    There is also a vram flash clear. go to channel 1, wait for channel to tune in, then hit, red, red, blue, blue, yellow, green. You should see a message on the screen that its cleared.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2011 #4 of 347
    jal

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    Watching Directv has become a real pain. It takes 3 or 4 attempts just to get the receiver to tune to the correct channel. And, constantly having to clear the Vram and resetting the receiver is not a good solution to the problem. Anyone know what is really causing these issues?
     
  5. Jun 22, 2011 #5 of 347
    usnret

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    My App has been "loading", with a 301, for the past 3 weeks. Have did the menu reset several times, plus restarting the modem a couple of times. Anyone know whats going on with this, or what I am doing wrong to fix it (HR24-500 & HR22-200 with MRV)??
     
  6. Jun 22, 2011 #6 of 347
    WestDC

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    When you run a system test on your receiver do all systems pass?
     
  7. Jun 22, 2011 #7 of 347
    Clemsole

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    All of D* unites are slow and a pain in the ass. They would rather add items like the info bar garbage, wich also made them slower, that get some good programers and make them run at a good speed.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2011 #8 of 347
    Mike Bertelson

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    I gotta disagree with you a bit. My HR21-100 is very slow...painfully so at times, but my HR24, H24, and H25 are blindingly fast. I think that saying they’re all slow is a unfair as these three are anything but.

    With that said, my HR21-100 and HR23 are very slow. I didn’t think the HR21 was that slow until I started using the HR24/H24 for everyday viewing. I now find it very difficult to operate the HR21 because I’m so used to the responsiveness of the faster receivers.

    Who knows, maybe they’re working on speeding them up? :grin:

    Mike
     
  9. Jun 22, 2011 #9 of 347
    dpeters11

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    Do you use the DirecTV remote?

    I think a lot of us can't wait until October and the new speedy GUI.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2011 #10 of 347
    MysteryMan

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    Does the problem persist when you change channels manually or just when using the remote? If it's just when using the remote check to see if the batteries need replacing. Also, clean the lense on the remote sensor on your receiver and the lense on the remote. If problem persists your receiver's remote sensor may be failing.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2011 #11 of 347
    WestDC

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    Be care full what you wish for :(

    Rephrase to "hoping for the best" :lol:

    Gee, every 3 month's a new software download is sent out and the site lights up with the "newest Download ate my D* box and now my cat is sterile" :lol:

    Please Help :hurah:
     
  12. Jun 22, 2011 #12 of 347
    RAD

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    The CEO has publicly said that the new user inferface is MUCH faster. Folks that have had a chance to actually see the new UI also have said that it's much faster. Here's hoping that what they're seeing actually translates to a faster UI once it does roll out in October.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2011 #13 of 347
    WestDC

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    Yeah! and no other CEO has ever over stated a Fact looking for more investment money $$ :lol:

    MY COMMENT was be care full what you wish for you just may get it.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2011 #14 of 347
    Jon J

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    But, how will a faster user interface affect channel changing?
     
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    usnret

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    Yes, all systems do pass.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2011 #16 of 347
    dpeters11

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    Channel changing can be a multitude of factors such as resolution changes or the remote. I never quite understood why my Harmony was faster entering numbers than the DirecTV remote until I saw how to disable the code being sent.

    But I think the GUI will improve speed overall and ease a lot of the issues.
     
  17. Jun 22, 2011 #17 of 347
    whatliesbeyond

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    Something is definitely up here, since a number of people all around the country are experiencing this odd behavior on 1st channel change of the day. I think it might have to do with how satellite feeds are used by Directv during perceived "down" times (for the first time ever, my strength readings are now different on the two tuners for 103 at the time the problem arises, even though the cables, etc., are fine, and signal strength is good for 99, 110, 119).

    Could this have something to do with the POV push, since the receiver might not want to interrupt a movie being pushed to the receiver until it reaches a certain point, or has otherwise completed some housecleaning on the hard drive so it can resume the download later?

    I'm assuming the software tells the receiver it's okay to download, etc., when a number of hours have passed since the receiver last received input from the customer (i.e., overnight). But after the customer starts using the receiver again to change channels, etc., the receiver "lets go" of the 2nd sat feed (thereby speeding up channel changes) until the process starts all over that night.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2011 #18 of 347
    billsharpe

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    The speedup I'd like to see is in the date the new GUI is implemented.
    If it's working fast for the CEO right now why should we have to wait four months to see it ourselves? :confused:
     
  19. Jun 22, 2011 #19 of 347
    RAD

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    Guess they're still testing it.
     
  20. Jun 22, 2011 #20 of 347
    MikeW

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    I am seeing a tremendous slow down on 3 HR 20-700 boxes. I can literally wait up to 30 seconds for the process of typing in a number, waiting for the box to respond and actually viewing the channel. This is particualarly bad late at night. Haven't seen much of a problem on my HR24-500.
     
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