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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by EricRobins, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. Oct 21, 2008 #961 of 1123
    PersistenceOfVision

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    Lost everything. HR20-100S works fine like it just came out of the box. I lost fav's, all recorded content and season passes....

    I just bought a UPS to keep power from doing this and now DriecTV is doing it to me.

    The wife has had it. With the 245/255 BS then the problems we had with power resetting our DVR to defaults, then last Monday's BS, we got a Gray Screen recording just recently, and now this???

    How much cr@p are we expected to take? I am sure these updates rock, but what is it worth when WAF goes down the crapper.

    She can't take it anymore. It's not that TV is that important, but it's the anticipation of watching something recorded only to find a blank screen..... :nono:

    Not to mention explaining to my kids why all their favorite shows are now gone...... I hate doing that....

    I give up. Time to let my wallet do the talking. I am going to reset all the options on my HR20-100S, keep up with this thread and start pricing and researching a switch.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2008 #962 of 1123
    madaur

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    Hr20-100 using internal drive.

    Diagnostic report #20081021-1a2b

    I just got the update after it rebooted on it's own my custom channel list was all screwed up, and then noticed that my channels I receive list was not showing all the channels I normally received.

    I then went in and rerun the Sat setup, at that time the dvr rebooted and when it finally finished rebooting the channels came back, but I have now lost 6 out 12 shows in my playlist. I have 6 of the shows that recorder before June 2008, and I am missing 6 show that we recorder after that.

    What would have caused this to happen.

    What is going on with Directv.

    Marcus
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008 #963 of 1123
    krs7272

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    I must say this forum has been a godsend with these last 2 lockup issues.

    Glad to be a member
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 #964 of 1123
    David MacLeod

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    lot of good people here.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008 #965 of 1123
    driggity

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    Well On-demand still isn't all there but its at least somewhat working.

    I'm not seeing these big improvements in guide and channel changing speeds that other people are claiming though. Maybe its better but I still wouldn't call it fast.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 #966 of 1123
    spartanstew

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    I'm pretty sure they all rebooted bob, even those with 290 already on them.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 #967 of 1123
    David MacLeod

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    does take time to repopulate guide and on-demand listings.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 #968 of 1123
    24Flames

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    Been thru this enough to know I may very well be jumping the gun, but here goes....

    Has anyone noticed that the way the prioritizer is repopulating the the to do list is different (after receiving the 0290 update) than it has been before? Granted we have only 20 shows in the prioritizer, but though I finally got my HR 20-700 working again about 3 hours ago, it has been very slow to repopulate the to do list and though my guide has repopulated thru about friday only two of my 6-7 prioritizer shows playing this week before Friday have been added to the view list.

    For example, my wife has two of her soaps on prioritizer. One repopulated almost immediately, tomorrow's episode, but the other soap (on the same channel as the first soap and in the time slot following the first soap) still hasn't been added to the to do list. Yet when I select that second soap under prioritizer and select episodes, the prioritizer shows three upcoming episodes this week....yet again, none are showing in the to do list. I'd think that at least tomorrow's episode would be in the to do list by now. If nothing else, one of the prime shows I have in my prioritizer that shows this Sunday is already in my to do list.

    Plus when I do the same on some of the prime time series I record that have new shows this Wednesday and Thursday night (go to prioritizer, select the show and then select episodes) the prioritizer shows episode descriptions from 2 years ago.....and these are not the upcoming episodes for these series.

    I know patience is a virtue while waiting for the receiver to repopulate the to do list, as I've had the HR 20-700 for 2 years, but regardless of whether my to do list gets accurately rebuilt, the manner in which the prioritizer and to do list is now working looks to be different than before. When previously rebuilding the to do list it would go chronologically (by date), as the guide repopulated. It definitely doesn't seem to be doing that now....or at least is taking a different approach.

    Again, I hope I'm jumping the gun on this comment and that in another 12-24 hours my to do list has been correctly rebuilt, but until then I'm closely watching my prioritizer and to do list.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2008 #969 of 1123
    David MacLeod

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    watch it of course, but I think you should be ok. I've noticed some of that too but its always worked ok for me.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2008 #970 of 1123
    Tom Robertson

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    As a safety feature, whenever the HR2x reboots twice in short order, the guide is flushed. And quite likely on this large of a firmware change, if I recall correctly. If the series links are present, they will record correctly (or always have for me) even if the guide only has a few hours of data.

    Then the todo and guide data will populate quickly over the next day, and always with the next few hours data coming most often so the recordings keep coming timely.

    Also, I think some channels and shows are able to be quickly populated way out there because they don't have individual episode information so can have a block of times associated with them. Just watch the holes of guide data around constant shows like The Daily Show. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. Oct 22, 2008 #971 of 1123
    blindraccoon

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    Unfurtunately that is not the case for me. I've lost an entire Terabyte worth of recordings on an external drive.

    The box was frozen this morning when I left for work so I unplugged and replugged the power. I didn't wait for it to boot fully before I left as I've never had any problems power cycling in this way before.

    Came home from work to find the box locked up again so I RBRed it (the first and only time I have ever pushed that red button). When it came up I checked the version number to see if I had received 290 yet and I hadn't. I had been reading about the new directv2pc today so I rebooted and did the 02468 code and got the update downloaded. I did not watch the reboot cycle(s) as me son was playing the Wii on a different input. After a while I checked on it and it was back up with the message about the new features, but all of my recordings/setting were gone. I rebooted again to no avail so I unplugged power and unplugged power from the external drive. I rebooted on the internal drive and it booted up and all my old (pre external drive) recordings were there. Unplugged power again and let everything rest for an hour. Powered up the external drive, waited a minute and plugged the receiver back in. Nothing in the playlist. I have done that 2 more times and it appears that durring one of the reboots my external drive was formated.

    Any thoughts or suggestions? And please no "it's only tv" comments as the drive was full of never-gonna-replay sporting events (GO Pens, GO Steelers!). I don't care about broadcast TV (that's what bit torrent is for) but I am peeved about losing all my sports.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2008 #972 of 1123
    scooby2

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    Wow this sucks. I just walked in the door and expected to watch a couple shows from tonight. Both HR21-100's would not turn on. RBR on both. Wife is killing me for leaving Dish.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2008 #973 of 1123
    Tom Robertson

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    I won't tell you "its only TV", TV is very important as an escape. Why else would we spend as much as we do? And how else would DIRECTV be in business?

    When you unplugged this morning, did you unplug and replug both the external drive and the hr2x at the same time?

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  14. Oct 22, 2008 #974 of 1123
    blindraccoon

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    No I only unplugged he reciever waited and plugged it back in. The last round of lockups and the occasional one when the remote is non-repsonsive I have only unplugged the reciever. Should they always be done together?
     
  15. Oct 22, 2008 #975 of 1123
    Playstationdork

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    so what do i do? This evening I looked at the HR22 and it was unresponsive. I unplugged and plugged back in and nothin. The ethernet connections lit up initially when I plugged it in, but cant get it to do anything beyond that.

    no lights in front and doesnt output any video. what can i do?
    thanks!
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 #976 of 1123
    Tom Robertson

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    Sounds like the unit might be trying to download in standby mode. what happens if you press the power button? And is the power light dim and slightly lit?

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  17. Oct 22, 2008 #977 of 1123
    Playstationdork

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    Nope, no lights at all and not responsive from the remote or any controls on the front. The only thing that was working was my wife's mouth yelling at me for getting this new box!

    Oh, this is just crazy. I let went back downstairs and it turned on again. Too weird.
    thanks!
     
  18. Oct 22, 2008 #978 of 1123
    David MacLeod

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    r194ondi

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    blindracoon--your problem sounds different than mine, but give this a try.

    I red buttoned & and unplugged the HR20 3 or 4 times and all i had was the internal drive.
    I could not get my HR20 to recognize my Free Agent 500gb eSata external drive until i unplugged both of them for about 3 minutes. I then restarted my Free Agent and let it run a few minutes to make sure it was up to speed and enabled. Then i plugged in my HR20, it booted normally and now my programs/To Do list is populated.

    Something in the failed download must have done something to my FreeAgent. I have both my HR20 & the FreeAgent on a UPS, so power did NOT fail. Very odd.

    good luck,
    Ron
     
  20. Oct 22, 2008 #980 of 1123
    mandmsf

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    ah shoot
     
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