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Freezing/Pixelation issues on your Genie? DATA COLLECTION

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Dec 16, 2013 #1 of 317
    Stuart Sweet

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    Here's your chance to do some real data collection to help make this problem go away. If possible, resolve the issue (take good notes) then do a KEYWORD search for SENDREPORT and follow the steps to generate a report key. All data is anonymous.

    Fill out the Google form below:

    [gform]19Z_0e4Ozn7Z7hQqbiPqg8_oycE4oiRnxSJDMXlf6IYg[/gform]

    If you don't see the form, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19Z_0e4Ozn7Z7hQqbiPqg8_oycE4oiRnxSJDMXlf6IYg/viewform
     
  2. Dec 16, 2013 #2 of 317
    Alan Gordon

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    Could you please elaborate on this?

    I'm trying to figure out if this is something I get from time to time with recordings on my HR34.

    Thanks! :)
     
  3. Dec 16, 2013 #3 of 317
    Stuart Sweet

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    We're talking about a case where the picture either freezes or degenerates into a useless mess while you are watching TV. My guess, Mr. Gordon, is that if you don't know what the problem is, you don't have it. ;)
     
  4. Dec 16, 2013 #4 of 317
    MysteryMan

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    Nice work Stuart. Now we have something useful to use.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2013 #5 of 317
    aldiesel

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    I have been sending multiple reports over the last two weeks. The recent two that were not in the other threads are a combination of issues. The first is that every time today I watched a recording the live TV was frozen when exiting. So that Can be a part of every report number. The second was a frozen issue of CSI recorded on 12/11/13. Those report numbers are 201312162C0E and 2013121615C2.

    I will keep submitting but this has been frustrating and I am nearing the end of my patience.

    I have posted these last two in the form that was supplied above.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2013 #6 of 317
    Stuart Sweet

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    Thank you, adiesel. I know it's frustrating but these reports go straight to DIRECTV engineering.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2013 #7 of 317
    Nighthawk68

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    I guess, I am one of the lucky ones. No issues here in Northern Michigan, using an HR44-700.

    Ed
     
  8. Dec 17, 2013 #8 of 317
    Kevin L

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    Nice job, Stuart. How quickly do we need to run the SENDREPORT after the freezing, or doesn't it matter? Almost all of my viewing is either recorded or buffered.

    When we submit the forms, should we post here with any details?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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  9. Dec 17, 2013 #9 of 317
    Stuart Sweet

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    Ideally, if you could run SENDREPORT while the problem is in progress, that would be great, but if your receiver is hard frozen obviously it's not possible.

    SENDREPORT packages up a variety of anonymous system logs and sends them to DIRECTV. Some of them fill up quickly which is why it's best to send a report as quickly as possible, but really anytime within 1/2 hour of the problem will work.

    Any details here would also be appreciated.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2013 #10 of 317
    Laxguy

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    I might mention that DirecTV rarely, if ever, acknowledges reports to individuals. However, the more reports sent on the same issue will likely put more resources onto the matter.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2013 #11 of 317
    flaktastic

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    Are you looking for info only for a 100% Genie environment or for mixed systems too? I have an HR34, HR21 and H24. When watching something recorded on the HR34 remotely on either of the others it will freeze occasionally for 5 seconds or so and start playing again, like someone paused it. Happens fairly regularly with my 3 year old's Nick JR shows, everything else seems fine.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2013 #12 of 317
    acostapimps

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    It's from the source recording HR34 that's needed to send report as indicated
     
  13. Dec 18, 2013 #13 of 317
    Kevin L

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    Since nearly all my viewing is recorded shows do the logs that are sent with SENDREPORT include data from the recording that is being watched at the time? If not, do the reports have any value?
     
  14. Dec 18, 2013 #14 of 317
    aldiesel

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    Report 20131218-243E. Several episodes of property brothers recorded back to back on 12/11 went right to the question if you want to delete. The sixth episode played but froze at the 1 minute mark. Live TV was not frozen at the time of playing the recordings.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2013 #15 of 317
    aldiesel

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    Report 20131218-2268. Hostages recorded on Monday 12/16 froze at the 1 minute mark. Live TV was fine when attempting to watch the recording.

    There is now a problem almost every day we go to watch something recorded. Either frozen or right to the delete question.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2013 #16 of 317
    aldiesel

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    The Genie will not let me send more than one report an hour but tried to play Once Upon a Time on ABC 7 from 12/15 at 7:00 and it froze at the 15 minute mark. Then tried to play NCIS LA from 12/17 on CBS 4 and it asked to delete right away. I then went to play NCIS from 12/17 on CBS 4 and it froze at the 1 minute mark.

    I am trying to be helpful but this DVR is useless about now. More than 80 percent of all recordings are failing.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2013 #17 of 317
    jcwest

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    OK guys I realy don't want to jinks it but here goes.

    Just over a week ago, Santa upgraded my Sony 55" SXRD projection TV to the Samsung 65" LED 6001 series.
    Playing a recording on the 34 and the Sony TV it would momentarily freeze one to three times an hour for 5 or 6 seconds then continue without doing anything. I thought it was the HR34 causing the problem.

    It didn't dawn on me until I saw this thread, since I connected the Samsung TV I have not seen the freezing behavior once.
    I printed a copy of the Data Colletion sheet to have ready to fill out during a freeze and I haven't had one since.

    Could this be an HDMI handshake causing the problem? I'm using the same HDMI cable on the Samsung TV.

    J C
     
  18. Dec 23, 2013 #18 of 317
    aldiesel

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    Report 20131223-1608. Live TV on ESPN 206 just froze. No recordings were happening at the time.
     
  19. Dec 23, 2013 #19 of 317
    osu1ne

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    I have HR 34 genie with two HR 24 clients. Liive freezes come back recordings do not. Somtimes the freeze is at the start and sometimes in the recording. When I try to move forward it goes to the delete screen. I am having to record duplicate shows, one on genie 34 and one on HR 24 to make sure I get full recording. I received software version 799 Dec 16. It has been happening ever since. When watching recording live picture freezes. I have sent multiple reports but I watch everythig recorded or buffered. It is getting to be a real pain in the neck. Thanks for the forum.
     
  20. Dec 23, 2013 #20 of 317
    Stuart Sweet

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    sorry for the late reply. Yes, the reports have value.
     

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