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Did last SW update cause audio freezes?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JerryElbow, Oct 10, 2009.

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  1. Colby

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    I'll try the unplug method tonight and report back out tomorrow or Sunday.
     
  2. Yoda-DBSguy

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    I'm experiencing the same issues here on my HR20-700. A considerable amount of audio issues/drops since the last update.
     
  3. radamo

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    I am going to call them tomorrow. This really is insane. Every show is nearly unwatchable.
    RA
     
  4. Volman

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    After an all-night (12+ hour) unplug,mine still has dropouts and pixelization.It's not the total mess I had on Fox a couple of days ago,but more like the issues we had a few years ago that went on interminably.

    Shame on Directv!This is the one consistent thing they do.........mess up our DVRs when things are OK.I just wonder how long it will take them to ADMIT their mistake this go-around(oh.....that's 2 things they do consistently).
     
  5. TBlazer07

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    That's not possible because the brrrips aren't local hardware related or software related. :icon_lol:
     
  6. jerseyreef

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    I've been having similar problems with my HR21/100, which I posted here

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2250472#post2250472

    I ran the HD diagnostics this morning and all past until I tested SMART Long. I reach 53% when error code 77 came up. Does anybody know what this means? Should I reformat the drive?

    Thanks,

    JerseyReef - Mike
     
  7. Ken S

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    Well, it is possible for a local hardware issue to cause a brrrriiip...it's just not the same ones that VOS describes in the thread dedicated to them.
     
  8. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    You mean all brrrips are not created equal? One is a Brrrrrip and the other is a Bripp ..... yea, that must be it. :)

    When my grandson sleeps over and watches TV here and hears the TV brrrrrrrip (or Bripp) one off it always cracks him up. He says it sounds like the TV is, errr, passing gas. :D

     
  9. mndwalsh

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    I actually did this HR21/700 due to very slow responding to remote commands and some other issues. I unplugged it from 10pm Thursday until about 6pm on Friday and it made a huge differance, every time I hit a 3 digit it responed to every one. Maybe I will just start doing this every month.
     
  10. Rich

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    Can't hurt. And it really made a difference in my 20-700s' performance. Glad it worked for you.

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  11. Rich

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    When I started watching the first Yankees game the other day, I actually thought my plasma was gonna explode. It was that loud. The next day, nothing. Yesterday nothing. Same channel. How to explain this? I sure dunno.

    Rich
     
  12. TBlazer07

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    Strange ..... not a single audio issue on either game for me (of course I fell asleep just as the Yankees got up in the 13th). There was one just at the end of a commercial that was in SD. I assume we're both watching the same channel (FOX 5 NY)? How can that be? Maybe my HR20-100 is different then your -700? That can't be because it isn't a hardware issue, it's the station. We should have the same gas, no? I'm confused.


     
  13. Rich

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    The second game was the one I was referring to. That's the one that went into extra innings. I heard or saw nothing.

    The first game had no audio dropouts that I caught and only one video dropout, but it had many BRIIPPS, much louder and more violent than the briipps that we are used to.

    Don't tell me you didn't get the BRIIPS in the first game? Since it cleared up the next night and during the football games yesterday, it does seem as if the station would be the logical choice.

    The 20-100s and the 20-700s are different to an extent. You can see that just by looking at the "First Looks". They show the interior of each HR. The 21-700 looks like a computer (a rather bare computer, but still...) and the 100 looks like a TiVo.

    Tell me about the first Yankees playoff game.

    Rich
     
  14. TBlazer07

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    First game was clean for me and the 2nd and tonights 3rd game was clean (other then the loss). I could have missed something during a P break or an argument with my wife but for all intents an purposes it was fine. I get very few brips on local channels - but I do get a "lot" on FX, USA and the other national HD channels I watch. Since I watch the locals much more often then the nationals that tells me the nationals are a lot worse then the locals because I watch less of them and but hear more brips.

    All I can say (and have said before) is that I never had ANY AT ALL on any channel up until this summer when the CE testing started that ended up as the last NR. Yea, I know, that must be my wife's and my imagination.




     
  15. BMEP

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    I want to join the "my HR20 went to crap" club... well, really I don't but D* forced me to :)

    HR20-700, 1-1/2 years old, added a Seagate DB35 750G drive the day I bought it (my HR20 is owned, not leased). No problems until the last two NRs - LOTS worse with 0x368.

    Went back to my original 320GB DB35 drive, problem seems a lot better but not completely gone. I deleted the partition table on the 320GB when I put it in and now there's almost nothing recorded... wondering if that's a factor.

    The problem is absolutely the worst with Fox on OTA tuner. Definitely worse if recording 2 shows at once. The last episode of Fringe on my 750GB drive was completely unwatchable.

    I still feel like this could be a disk I/O bottleneck, but possibly a CPU cycle starvation issue. Mostly I don't care, I just want it fixed. It's amazing that I haven't thrown this thing through the window yet.
     
  16. Rich

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    Huh. You should be using Fox 5 out of NYC, right? I had plenty of BRIIPPs on that first game, nothing the rest of the WS. I watched all the games the next day on recordings. Not getting many on any channels for the last few weeks.

    Rich
     
  17. Rich

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    During the WS, the NYC Fox station got everything cleared up, but I saw plenty of posts from all over the country about issues during the WS. Seems like the Fox affiliates have some work to do.

    That's how I feel, just fix the problems, who cares about why they occur, fix them. But we gotta have patience. Don't want to make things even worse.

    Rich
     

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