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Genie, 0x0797/0x799, Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2013 #1 of 117
    Stuart Sweet

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    This is the official Issues and Discussion thread for all Genie DVRs.

    HR34 0x799
    HR44 0x797

    Release notes: http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/208875-genie-0x7970x799/

    We ask that you keep polite and focused within this thread, and post as much detail as possible. If your receiver is set up for network issue reporting, please post the key generated by the receiver.

    Being part of the DBSTalk community means working together to help each other document issues and come up with solutions. While everyone gets upset from time to time, this is not the appropriate place for vents or rants. All off-topic posts and discussion will be deleted.

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  2. Nov 7, 2013 #2 of 117
    lgb0250

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    While Sports Destination is cool, I find the ability to search by subject matter even cooler.

    Now if I'm interested in seeing what movies are currently playing on the channels I get I can just double click the guide and select "Movie &Events" or if I'm interceded in seeing what's on maybe DIY OR Syfy I can just select "Entertainment & Music Channels". Rather than having to scroll through the whole guide to find the subject matter I am currently interest in, this makes it much more focused IMO. Good job DTV.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2013 #3 of 117
    RunnerFL

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    The double "click" guide deal has always been there. When the first HR20 came out what was what you got first and had to double "click" for the guide itself.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2013 #4 of 117
    lgb0250

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    That goes to show you how much I pay attention! Thanks. The update I received today finally brought my attention to it.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2013 #5 of 117
    nmetro

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    Even after two reset receiver reboots, the guide, and the various menus are less responsive an HR34.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2013 #6 of 117
    Laxguy

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    Did the Guide get flushed?? If so, it takes time to rebuild. If not, it wasn't done right.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2013 #7 of 117
    nmetro

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    It did improve a few hours after my post. Othe rthan that, I have not noticed any sliggishness or any issues which were in the previous releases.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2013 #8 of 117
    lawnmowerdeth

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    Well, the current update fixed my broken TV apps, so that's good!
    System had internet according to the dash button, and I could download on demand, but TV apps said no internet connected. It was super annoying.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2013 #9 of 117
    Datagg

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    Wow what an update, the HR34 has slowed down to a crawl. Almost seems like its freezing, yet just so disgustingly slow. This new HR34 (after 3 others failed) has been perfect for months, now this. Dont they test these things before they release them???.. Great Job DTV!!

    EDIT - All flushed, reset, etc... yet another DTV firmware DUD!!
     
  10. Nov 11, 2013 #10 of 117
    RunnerFL

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    You do know that when the guide data is flushed it can take near 48 hours to rebuild everything, right? During that rebuild process I'd expect the unit to be slower.
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2013 #11 of 117
    Datagg

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    Yes, Unforturently I know it all too well.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2013 #12 of 117
    PK6301

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    Is this a piece-meal rollout ? I was checking firmware watcher and it says 744 is still the current firmware for the HR44.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk
     
  13. Nov 12, 2013 #13 of 117
    thecougarguy

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    Skip to tick is very slow on my HR44-200 after the update.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2013 #14 of 117
    firemantom26

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    Just wondering with the new software release can you do a OTA scan with a am21 hooked yo a hr44".........


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  15. Nov 13, 2013 #15 of 117
    RunnerFL

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    No, that's gone and probably not coming back.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2013 #16 of 117
    Ed Campbell

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    The world remains stable. My favorite screwup remains unchanged - and unalphabetic:

    Listing of sports still has "soccer" ahead of "snowboarding" - as it has been for years.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2013 #17 of 117
    firemantom26

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    Thanks for the info
     
  18. Nov 13, 2013 #18 of 117
    dbronstein

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    WHat I'm noticiing is the skip is pretty quick, but there's a long lag in the progress bar catching up.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2013 #19 of 117
    Bill Broderick

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    All software updates are rolled out over a multi-week period. You're better off not being one of the first people to receive new firmware. If there are problems, DirecTV can stop the rollout and you won't be affected. If you're in the first group and there are problems, then you are stuck with those problems until they are fixed.
     
  20. Nov 13, 2013 #20 of 117
    RunnerFL

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    No, not all. There have been some in the past that go to everyone at once. This update however is a staggered release.
     

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