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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: 0x079b Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    This is the official Issues and Discussion thread for all HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22, version 0x079b.

    Release notes: http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/209594-hx2x-0x079b/

    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. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Release notes updated.
     
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  3. Juanus

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    what does RC66 remote support entail? is this for RF or IR and Did RC66 remotes not work before?
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    support for two communication for the RC66
     
  5. cypherx

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    The adult icon removal was a good choice.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yup, I would never understand why it was there in the first place...
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'll bet that got a ton of complaints, just like where the playboy channel got moved too then got moved away from again.
     
  8. Juanus

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    The reason that I ask is because I have been using an RC66RX with an HR20-700 in RF mode for a little while now and it has been working perfectly. (And I still haven't gotten this update on that box yet) so I was wondering how that was possible if this was the first release that has this ability in it. Or what exactly this support covers and what changes should I expect when I get this update.
     
  9. coconut13

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    It just adds more codes that weren't in the RC65R for maybe older or less popular equipment. Your code was probably a very common code and would have already been recognized. I'm sure there won't be any noticeable change for you.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    the two way communication only works with HR24, H25, HR34. that is when the remote sends the device programming code to the remote without any user input
     
  11. RoyGBiv

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    Does this mean we can now use RF and IR at the same time? or does it just add some codes for RF?

    SMK
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Any hr44 or c41 and likely future offerings can do ir and rf at the same time. Nothing else ever will be able to.
     
  13. Burt

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    Does this mean that insisting that you must have the capability for simultaneous ir and rf would guarantee an hr44 on an upgrade? (I'm asking for a friend. Nudge, Nudge. Wink, Wink.) :grin:
     
  14. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Nope, but you are most likely to get an HR44 anyway
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    I cant imagine how it would, I dont see any way they note that in the system at all.
     
  16. DonPrince

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    Well, I got the update this morning and notice I lost my apps at least for now so this update did me no favors.
     
  17. Xsabresx

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    Ugh this update sucks. I still have an HR20-700, HR21-100 and an HR23-700. The HR20 ran like it was brand new on the last firmware. The HR23 was finally better than it had been in years and the HR21 still sucked. Now all 3 are horrendously slow.
     
  18. lilydog10

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    I have an HR23-700 and it updated with the latest firmware two nights ago. Now, my guide is full of "To Be Announced" and listings are not appearing more than a day out, at best. I am getting concerned because my series passes are showing 0 but I know the shows are on. The higher up the dial I go the worse it gets. I panicked tonight and did a restart (using the red button) but nothing has changed. I am not sure if I am in the right place, but I am pretty sure I saw the update as 0x079E and now it seems that this update has wrecked my guide for the time being. I have seen other updates along the way, and this never happened before.

    It's been a long time since I have complained about Directv's STBs/DVRs, but are they going backwards? Again. I owned one of the original DVRs (non-Tivo, I had those first) after being forced to abandon Tivo (I realize that is a real bugaboo among the DTV fans on this forum). Since then, my wife has her Tivo back (with the THR22-100, two of them in fact), but my DVR (his and hers) was pretty much rock solid ... until this. I am going to call DTV later tonight to try and get some tech support, but I have a feeling I will be wasting my time. The whole point of a DVR is time shifting, but with most of my guide only 24 hours out, that option seems to be moot. I am sure they are going to tell me to be patient, the guide will update over time. But two days? I find it very hard to believe it's not a problem with the upgrade. Funny thing was, my DVR was working fine. Why the upgrade/fix? Going back years, could there be a company that has downloaded more "upgrades" to its gear than DTV? Highly doutbful. Okay, maybe Microsoft and Windows, but that's about it.

    Update: I found an old post that says this (see below). Will this work? I think someone earlier mentioned two restarts in 30 minutes.

    "The cause of the problem is believed to be corrupt guide data. The double-restart that is advised by DirecTV flushes that guide data out and forces new, uncorrupt data to be downloaded."
     
  19. peds48

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    Yup, I was about to recommend this...
     
  20. madmadworld

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    got 0x79b on 1-9-14
    worse ever fw. all 3 of my hr20 lost there ota channels(3.2 5.2 etc) had to run the set up and all was well.
    but my wifes unit had gone mad by monday. reboots on it's own, can't watch recordings even 30 min ones it will just freeze or reboot. after a hour of just being on (it's in another room not sure on time) it will not respond to the remote or front buttons, till booted.

    my 2 units seem fine. gotta call and see if they have a clue.
     

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