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Are any receivers responsive?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by stroh, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Nov 22, 2012 #81 of 545
    Rich

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    I don't know which 20 you have, but the 20-700s and 24s I have are more than acceptable when it comes to speed. I have only those two types of HRs.

    Here it comes: The 20-100 is junk, the 21 series of HRs should have never been made (the 23 and the 22s are 21 series HRs too). The 20-700 was the best and fastest HR before the 24s showed up and they still are damn near as fast.

    If one of my HRs slows down (and they all do, from time to time), I simply flush the Guide data and they speed right up again. Try that the next time your HR slows down. Be aware, nothing we do will ever speed up a 21 series HR.

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  2. Nov 22, 2012 #82 of 545
    Rich

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    HR20What??? There are two 20s, and the difference in them is appreciable.

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  3. Nov 22, 2012 #83 of 545
    Rich

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    Mike's had nothing but bad luck. He bought three 22-100s and had nothing but trouble with them. He's not projecting, he's relating his experiences. Besides, Mike's pretty funny. Takes a good natured person to stick with us for so long.

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  4. Nov 22, 2012 #84 of 545
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    Long story that most everybody has heard that got me to this setup. I didn't plan to have this many HRs.

    You're welcome. Don't forget, if your HR suddenly slows down, flush the Guide data by rebooting twice quickly. All you'll lose is part of your Guide for a bit and it should speed up your HR. Simple things like this and the channel 1 thing are what people should be trying. Calling D* and telling them your HR is slow will do nothing. They know. Give them some credit, they're trying.

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  5. Nov 22, 2012 #85 of 545
    Laxguy

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    Agree. I misread somewhere, and thought he had HR 24's. Regardless, I hope something happens to brighten his situation, be it a new receiver or and act from the Almighty.....
     
  6. Nov 22, 2012 #86 of 545
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    I agree on the "They know" comment. I would add "They don't care".

    I really doubt they are trying to fix it since this slowness issue has been around for at least four years.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2012 #87 of 545
    tomski35

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    The HRs all suck! You read it on the Internet.

    It must be true.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2012 #88 of 545
    Richierich

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    I guess you are being FACETIOUS as all 4 of my HR24-500s with 2 TB Drives in them are Really Fast with No Problems except Slow Channel Changing and that is because of the HDMI Handshake!!! :)
     
  9. Nov 23, 2012 #89 of 545
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    :lol:......So, if it's posted on the internet it must be true. :sure:
     
  10. Nov 23, 2012 #90 of 545
    Richierich

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    Of course it is because No One Would EVER POST Anything On The Internet that is Not True!!! :lol:
     
  11. Nov 23, 2012 #91 of 545
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    I do not agree with this statement at all. I recently got a new HR-34 and it was turtle slow right off the bat with no recordings! I am NOT happy with this unit's speed in any way and it is noticably slower than my HR-24. So much for progressing with a newer model...NOT!!!
     
  12. Nov 23, 2012 #92 of 545
    Beckzilla

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    How do you get rid of these banner ads in the guide? They are totally annoying!!
     
  13. Nov 23, 2012 #93 of 545
    jimmie57

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    If it says to press for more info it is a short recording on your hard drive. Select it, play / ff it and then delete it.

    The rest of them can not be gotten rid of by us.
    I sent them an email and complained to them about those and a representative called me back.
    I explained to him how annoying they were and please remove them. There is no reason we should have to put up with those.
    I know what I want to record and I do not do PPV movies so it is a total waste on me and an annoyance.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2012 #94 of 545
    Rich

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    He does have 3 24s. I think he still has the three 22s too.

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  15. Nov 24, 2012 #95 of 545
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    I would too.

    You can't fix a DVR that was poorly designed. If the poor design includes slowness, there's nothing that will speed them up. If people choose to hang on to series 21 HRs, that's their fault. Again, the 20-700 and the 24s are the answer. That's if you can find a 20-700 that works well. I just dumped four 20-700s that were heading south this year. My other four still work well. Once they start randomly rebooting it's time to dump them.

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  16. Nov 24, 2012 #96 of 545
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    Yup, agreed!!!

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  17. Nov 24, 2012 #97 of 545
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    If you are not using the HDMI outout on the receiver do you still get the HDMI handshake?
     
  18. Nov 24, 2012 #98 of 545
    RunnerFL

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    Uh, no.
     
  19. Nov 24, 2012 #99 of 545
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    Bannes aren't there if you create a favorites list and neither channel on either Side of the banner is in your favorites list.

    The ones at at channel 125 are needed. They are the only place you can easily find the pushed movies that are loaded onto your DVR, and since they are next to all the other ppv, they make perfect sense there. If you don't want to see those, then you likely don't want to see any ppv, so make a favorites list that doesn't include any ppv and all those will be gone.

    I don't see the need for so much hate for the banners. They are mostly for new channels and such. there are very few that I ever see that are short recordings as you mention. Most of them inform you of something new that's is available. A least that I see, which isn't many. The only ones that seem overly redundant these days to me is the on demand ones for the premium channels. Of course, I also use a favorites list, and that limits how many I see as well.
     
  20. jimmie57

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    I have 84 channels in my favorites and I have 4 banners as of now , since I deleted a couple of them. One day a couple of days ago I had 3 banners on one screen, and only 3 lines of guide data. That is when I wrote to them.

    Also the banners are causing some users excessive IR interference and causing ther DVR to stop reacting for a short time before they will move off those screens. I have seen several post to this problem, here and on the DTV forum.

    Also, the banner colors are very bright., especially on the right end of them where it tells you to press ???? for ????. This is blatant against the black background. Remember the Outcry about the white letters on the black background ? This is far worse. In one of my emails to them about these I suggested that they change the color on the right end to the color that is used for the select button and at the same time they could decrease the intensity of the colors and that would help if they refused to remove them.

    My son has an HD receiver and he does not get any of these on it. We should not have to put up with those either.
     

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