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Do you have a HR24 and having AM21/ATSC recording problems?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by RAD, Aug 30, 2010.

Which manufactures model of the HR24 are you having ATSC/AM21 issue with?

  1. HR24-100

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  2. HR24-200

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    50.0%
  3. HR24-500

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    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Just to make sure, your HR24-500 is being used for OTA recording via an AM21 and are not having any issues with recordings?
     
  2. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    recording problems? not that I have noticed..
    Live tv? yep.. leave it on one overnight and I get a blackscreen in the morning.. have to change channel to get it back..
     
  3. Indiana627

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    I contacted Solid Signal and they said all they have is the -500. Anywhere you can specifically order the HR24-200?
     
  4. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    A few weeks ago I had this problem with my HR24-500/AM21 so I stopped recording OTA programs. Yesterday I (having forgotten the issue) recorded an OTA program and it replayed without any problems, both locally and via MRV.
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Your poll is kind of flawed. You ask if we are having a problem in the thread title but then you assume we are with the answers we have to select from.

    Since there was no "no" choice I couldn't vote. I'm not having any AM21/HR24-500 issues.
     
  6. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't interested in if you weren't having a problem, what I wanted to see was if it was all three model of HR24's which the responses are indicating they aren't.
     
  7. Jason Whiddon

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    Yepp, and I think we have our answer as to whether its one model, or all.
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Then why ask "and having recording problems?" if you didn't want people to be able to say no? :)

    If you didn't want people to say no your poll should have read something like "If you're having recording issues with an AM21/HR24 which HR24 do you have?"
     
  9. Jason Whiddon

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    Polls only been out since the 30th, and you over slept. Do we really need to pollute it with noise and backseat driving now?
     
  10. RAD

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    Read my poll again, it specifically asked if you're getting blank recordings or keep/delete pop's then pleaes vote, not 'and having recording problems' as you say.

     
  11. Indiana627

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    Do you think there are enough -100 and -200 in the field with AM21 to make the poll accurate? I mean, how much longer has the -500 been available and how many more of them are in the field? Could that possibly skew the results?

    Plus with it being summer, and if viewers are like me, they don't record too much OTA in the summer, so is it possible that the -100 and -200 will start having AM21 problems in the next few weeks when the networks begin the new season?
     
  12. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Don't know, only DirecTV would know the ratio of what's out. The 1st look for the HR24-100 came out in July and the HR24-200 in August. So for the -200 could be nobody have even hooked up an AM21, but IMHO with no votes at all for the -100 might be an indication it doesn't have problems.

    Again, just a guess and a IMHO, the -500's use a totally chipset, NPX, that DirecTV hasn't used a tall on the HR2X's, while the -100 and -200's use Broadcom, the same as all the other HR2X's. Could be that the code for the AM21/USB interface has issues in the NPX box that the Broadcom boxes don't have.


    And on the flip side, more folks might use AM21 for recordings to make sure that rain fade doesn't cause missed recordings. I know I tend to do that in the summer time for OTA recordings I really want to make sure I get.
     
  13. James Long

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    Which is why I asked ...
    It seems premature to eliminate models unless one is SURE there are zero problems with those models. The only thing we can say for sure is that all of the problems reported ... so far ... are with the HR24-500 - which means there is a problem with the AM21 and HR24-500 which needs to be looked at and fixed but doesn't eliminate the other models (although "no errors reported" is promising).

    I'll let RAD make the final call ... it is his poll and I'm only here because of errors in voting ... but that's my opinion.
     
  14. RAD

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    Guess I don't get it by having another option that says they're not having a problem. There are folks here that have posted that they don't have any problems with the HR24-500/AM21's either. Just adding an option for saying no problems on the doesn't really make it SURE either since someone with a problem may not see the poll and not vote that they are.

    Please just leave it alone.
     
  15. James Long

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    I'm not changing anything.
     
  16. Jason Whiddon

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    Dang, I did not know the 500 was only NXP, I thought all HR24's were. That stinks.
     
  17. Indiana627

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    Is it fact that the -500 uses a different chipset than the -100 and -200? Or is that just your guess? I couldn't tell by your post.

    And when you say the -100 and -200 use Broadcom - "the same as all the other HR2X's", I assume you are referring to the brand Broadcom, and not the actual model of the Broadcom chip, right? What I'm trying to ask is even if the -100 and -200 use a Broadcom chip, surely it must be newer and more powerful than the Broadcom chip in my 2+ year old HR21s, right?

    Are the -100 and -200 just as fast as the -500?
     
  18. RAD

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    I was on the early field test group on the HR24-500's and we know it's a NPX chipset. As for the -100 and -200's I've been told that by a very reliable source on this site that they're Broadcom chipsets.

    To clearify, the HR24-100/200's use Broadcomm chips they are newer versions then was are on the prior model HR2X's.

    As for speed, check out the Second and Third looks, IIRC they also say those boxes are speed demons like the HR24-500.
     
  19. Indiana627

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    Thanks for the clarification. That NPX chipset in the -500 sure does look like a viable suspect as to why it's the only HR24 model having AM21 problems. That puts my mind to ease some as far as getting a -200. Now just to find a -200 somewhere...
     
  20. bobnielsen

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    If the -500 is the only one with the NXP chipset it would explain a lot. OTOH, it doesn't mean that there isn't hope for these, just that much more software tweaking is probably needed. There are a few folks here with more than one HR24 type and it would be interesting to see their impressions.
     

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