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Crappy Picture on HR34. Related to 0x6be?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gator5000e, May 29, 2013.

  1. gator5000e

    gator5000e Godfather

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    Altamonte...
    Sorry if this has been posted in the wrong place or if its been discussed in another place. My HR34 has had 0x6be since May 14th. The unit operates ok, but the picture seems off. Seems to be jerky or not quite like a live picture. Sort of like its computer video with some motion blur. the hockey game on NBCSN is particularly poor. The vibrancy of the usual HD picturenis not there either.

    Is this related to this version of the software? I am not seeing any of this on my HR24s.

    If there is a solution to this, please let me know what it is. I have menu rebooted a couple of times with no changes.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    how is your HR34 connected to your TV?
    have you turned off motion blur on your TV? (if aplicable)
    is your TV set up with either 720p or 1080i as the resolution?
     
  3. gator5000e

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    I am connected via HDMI cable going thru my receiver and HDMI to the TV. I have no idea if there is a motion blur setting on my tv. I have never had to consider using it before. Again, the TV settings have not changed. I have native off on the HR34 and all resolutions are selected I. Settings. The picture on the TV has been great until recently on D*. I thought something was off and checked the settings and saw an update installed on May 14th and it seems to correlate to when the picture became wonky.
     
  4. toobs

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    Have you tried switching through the resolutions and seeing a difference?
     
  5. gator5000e

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    No, but I will try that tonight. But it's only recently that the picture looked bad. I was thinking it was just a poor feed from the NBC Sports Network but my other TVs using the HR24 (via HDMI) looked fine. I truly think the update of May 14th did something.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    After you check the resolutions, if you have not done this after the new software download,
    Menu, Settings, Reset, Restart Receiver.

    See if that changes it any for you.
     
  7. gator5000e

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    I've done a couple of menu resets. I did two last night. No difference. I did not do a red button reset. If no better tonight, I will try one of those. Thaks for the advice.
     
  8. jimmie57

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    Have you tried bypassing the AVR and go straight to the TV ?
    Tried another connection spot on the TV ?
    Changing the HDMI cables ?

    Sometimes things happen and it appears to be caused by something and it turns out to be just a coincidence.
     
  9. toobs

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    I need to chime in. For some reason, there is some kind of glitch with the HR34 and AVR's. I have a Denon avr and sometimes HR34 will switch over resolution to 480i/p only and everything looks like crap. I don't really remember what I do to get 1080i back again from HR34, but there is something funky going on.

    I think I need to switch inputs on the avr and then play around with the settings on the stb.

    I never had any problems with my other inputs to the Denon. It's only from the HR34.
     
  10. jimmie57

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    I do not have a Denon but I have read posts where they took the setting off of Automatic and set it just to 1080p to cure their problem.
     
  11. gator5000e

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    Well I just got home and the HR34 was frozen. Completely unresponsive to the remote. So I did a red button reset and now it's been stuck on 24% do receiving satellite info for over 5 minutes. It's not moving off 24%. I want to red button it again but am afraid it will corrupt something. Is it ok to red button it in the middle of the downloading sat info?
     
  12. gator5000e

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    Ok, I reset and it went through. Now it appears I received another update to 0x6d8. Maybe that will clear things up. That was a quick update. Less than 2 weeks after the last update. Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
  13. gator5000e

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    Just to update. Seems the new update software has fixed things. Knock on wood. Picture looks like its back to normal. Thanks again for the help and suggestions.
     
  14. jimmie57

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    Thanks for the update.
    Glad it is working for you now.
     
  15. peds48

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    Awesome. Thanks for the update.
     
  16. gator5000e

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    I have to report my last plate was premature. The picture looks pretty poor, especially with sports, but also on movies. Here is a link to a video I took While watching DirecTV's PPV offering of The Great and Powerful OZ at 1080P. In the first clip, if you watch the writing on the wagon as the camera swings by the sign that says OZ, the writing on the wagon Mystical Reader will look like it's pulsing or flashing. It's easier to see on my TV, but a lot of the picture does this. In the second clip, the camera is swinging from Oz on yellow brick road to the carriage. Watch the trees and the other background items. Again they look like they are pulsing or flashing. This may sound picky, but I never had these issues before the last 2 updates. I again would appreciate any opinions or thoughts.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uxo4mks5w6zo316/VCx_BDk96W
     
  17. toobs

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    How old is the TV? What happens when you playback a DVD? Maybe it's your TV? Have you tried connecting the STB to another set?
     
  18. Ctrane

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    I've got the same problem as Gator. It started this week viewing the NBA finals Tuesday night. It's definately not the television or cables.
    The playback began just fine, in the middle there was about a 30 minute segment with the herky-herky video and lack of image quality.
    The last 45 minutes or so were back to normal. I just thought it was a problem with the ABC broadcast, but the same thing happened with
    the Thursday night game. This time the first 45 minutes or so was fine, the remainder was back to the herky-jerky again.
     
  19. Diana C

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    We've had 0x6d8 for two weeks and have not seen the issue described. Next time you see the problem, check the System Info on the server and check the temperature...perhaps your HR34 is overheating.
     
  20. gator5000e

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    My problems are continuing. I think there may an issue somewhere in between the dish and DVR. The PQ for the hockey game tonight was awful as were most other sports channels. Other channels were not as bad as the sports channels but still some degradation of PQ.

    But in spite of the poor picture quality, I decided to watch a pay-per-view. I chose one of the movies that you access directly through the barkers beginning at channel 125. This was not one that I recorded or had to wait until it started at a specific time. I believe these movies are preloaded onto the DVR directly from the satellites; is this correct?

    In any event, the picture for the PPV looked great with no artifact or pixilation. I am not sure what this tells me other there is a problem with the transmission between the dish and the DVR. does this tell anyone something different?

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     

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