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Frustration with channel changing delay

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by schlar01, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. schlar01

    schlar01 Godfather

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    Am I the only one who hates how long it takes to change between channels? It seems to take 5 seconds some times. Is there any better hardware planned to eliminate this? I've got some H21s.
     
  2. sigma1914

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  3. cashion

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    Is native mode on? If so, you could try turning it off.
     
  4. matt

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  5. Shaqdan

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    For what it's worth, it drives me insane as well.
     
  6. techntrek

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    matt1124, no harm in someone asking even if the question has been asked 100 times before. They didn't know, they asked, someone quickly posted a link to the answer. You can ignore the thread. :rolleyes:
     
  7. schlar01

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    You may be right, but what does that say about the quality of the receivers they are charging us good money for?

    Directv should feel free to start using multi-core processors in their next-gen units.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    There's a fine line between speed, cost and heat. You think DirecTVs receivers are bad, you should check out the average cable DVR.

    But, have you tried turning native off yet?
     
  9. harsh

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    DVRs have little use for more than a single CPU. Currently, the hottest DVRs are using single RISC cores on a par with what is used in PDAs and netbooks.

    Channel changing time isn't something that will likely benefit significantly from a faster CPU.
     
  10. schlar01

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    Nope, I will try that. Thanks.

    Multi-core processors are pretty cheap now, and at a wholesale price they could been a very cheap way to solve something like this.
     
  11. dave29

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    The next gen units (HR24/H24) are very fast.
     
  12. schlar01

    schlar01 Godfather

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    So when do I get my 3 units upgraded for free with no additional contract length? ;)
     
  13. dave29

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    :lol:
     
  14. noahproblem

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    I just checked the weather for Hades, and, nope, still over 32 degrees until further notice. :rolleyes:
     
  15. harsh

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    Adding general processor power is not the answer to the channel changing speed concern.

    What you're suggesting is akin to wanting to develop a four cylinder weed whacker.
     
  16. harsh

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    Only replacements for "functionally equivalent" models are free. Upgrades cost at least a commitment extension.
     
  17. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

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    How does that help the 17,000,000 (more or less) paying customers who don't have H24's or HR24's?
     
  18. Beerstalker

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    And only if your existing equipment is actually malfunctioning. They will swap out your old HD-DVR for a new one if the hard drive/tuners fail etc., but they aren't going to swap it out because you think it is too slow.

    I have experienced the button lag issues on occasion, but it definitely hasn't been a persistent problem for me. It's usually cleared up after a menu reset, or with a firmware update. I use Harmony remotes with all my DVRs so I'm not sure if that has an influence on the problem or not.
     
  19. socal404

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    I'm having this problem, too. There's one thing that I've noticed. If you are on a sports channel, you'll get a delay until the "ScoreGuide" downloads. But, I have no idea why the delay on the other channels.
     
  20. Directvlover

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    Used to bother me too...now i don't flip...i just scroll through the guide and find what i want to watch and then go to that channel.
     

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