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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Nov. 2011 Release Issues/Discussion (HD GUI)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 9, 2011 #241 of 1520
    plainsman

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    to borrow from truman capote speaking to detective Wang - "say your prepositions and articles..."
     
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    djzack67

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    Can't wait. The new guide sounds awesome
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 #243 of 1520
    texasbrit

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    No, I meant how does the HD UI look when you output it in HD over component, and then convert the whole thing to SD using a component to composite converter like the one from monoprice. But Jim Litz reports he has tried it and it looks fine, so for anyone using an HDTV and an SDTV simultaneously, that's a good solution, because the DirecTV receiver thinks it is connected to two HD boxes and so does not generate a warning message..
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 #244 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    And use capitalizations where appropriate, as well as commas and periods.

    .....:D....
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 #245 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Well is your receiver a HR23?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 #246 of 1520
    jbaron76

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    I forced the download this morning at 5:45 AM Central Time. I checked first and it was in the stream for my unit (HR22-100). There were no problems during the install and the new UI looks great. I was a little disappointed that some of the UI functions are still slow. Bringing up the guide and the playlist are both still slow. However, once in the guide and playlist, scrolling up and down is now much improved! I like the color scheme. Text now is much more crisp and readable to me.

    All in all it is a much needed improvement. I still feel though, that the HR21, 22 and 23 boxes fall too short in processing power.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 #247 of 1520
    plainsman

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    yes - and the first time i got this error was when 0x576 booted to run.

    upon reversion to 4D1 it has not reappeared.

    what's the specific nature of the hardware problem?

    the only thing iffy w/ the box that i know of is a stuck fan which i lubed. i'm cooling the box w/ an additional muffin fan.

    reported internal temp is 86 degrees which sounds good.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 #248 of 1520
    wahooq

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    dont believe in punctuation prepositions or articles
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #249 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'm not sure what the nature of the error is, but I suspect that the error checking has been changed in the new software to catch errors sooner. We've seen this before, and sometimes it means that receivers will show up as "failed" when previously they haven't. My suggestion to you is to watch everything on that DVR now, while you can. It's very likely that it will fail.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2011 #250 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    A 24- error is a "fatal" error. This is why people shouldn't be forcing downloads.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2011 #251 of 1520
    P Smith

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  12. Nov 9, 2011 #252 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    But seriously, plainsman...

    watch what you need to watch off that DVR and call customer service. That's my advice to you.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2011 #253 of 1520
    plainsman

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    thanks for the advice but this is a less-than-fatal error being reported as such, apparently due to additional testing done via the new firmware. I've fixed too damn many bugs in error-checking code -- falsely reporting a problem -- to ignore the possibility this is just one more

    i would still appreciate knowing what 24-416 points to.

    -PM.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2011 #254 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    If you get this error code you should definitely call DIRECTV as instructed.


    Good Luck.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 #255 of 1520
    wahooq

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    plainsman if you check drucifers post #245...he listed specifics for you
     
  16. Nov 9, 2011 #256 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Well whenever you get the HDGUI, the diagnostic code will return when the new software does its receiver check. So your HR23 problem has not gone away. It is just hiding.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2011 #257 of 1520
    WestDC

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    Okay-Never mind :)
     
  18. Nov 9, 2011 #258 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    I wholeheartedly agree with Drucifer. It's best to prepare to part ways with that DVR, and the sooner the better.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2011 #259 of 1520
    Rockermann

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    Well... I decided to live dangerously this morning. Both my HR24 and HR20 showed up in the RedH site as having 576 available. So, I did the HR24 first and all seems to have worked well on it. I do have a question I'll get back to though in a separate post.

    As for the HR20, by the time I got it rebooted and forced the download, apparently 576 was not long available and instead it downloaded 0x04D9 which seems to be new. But, I'm betting this is not a NR? Probably still in testing? Anyway, I need to do some more troubleshooting when I get back home today as only TWO of 40+ series recordings are showing up in the To Do list. Also, this machine has an external ESATA drive... is there anything I should do differently when downloading because of that?

    If I need to discuss this elsewhere, please let me know... Thanks for any assistance.
     
  20. Nov 10, 2011 #260 of 1520
    Rockermann

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    As I mentioned previously, I got the new HD release (576) on my HR24 this morning. Looks great and is definitely faster.

    In my situation, I have two TVs hooked up to this receiver. The main one in the living room via HDMI and then a second TV in the 'den' which is being converted to SD with an external convertor and then connected via coax to the TV. If I have the DVR resolution set on anything above 480p, the graphics won't display on the second, non-HD TV. I get a message stating to 'To see the graphics, press the Res button on the front of the DVR until this message goes away'.

    This all works.. I can switch the res back and forth depending on what TV I'm watching, but that's kind of a pain. I guess there is no other way to keep sending HD (720p) to the main TV AND still receive graphics on the non HD TV? Additionally, the second TV is actually a HD TV, but I just didn't have an easy way to feed an HDMI cable from the location of the DVR to the remotely located second TV.

    None of this was a issue with the previous software.

    Thanks for any thoughts!
     
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