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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
What software version are you running, 0x575 or 0x576 (or something else)?
My HR24/500 was updated to 0x4dc, and my HR23/700 was updated to 0x4d4.
0x4dc has the HD gui, 0x4d4 doesn't. But that's not the problem.
My problem is that on both receivers, whether it is a live show or a show DVR'ed, I am getting extremely serious pixelation during moderate scene pans, or during scenes with too many contrasting colors in the scene. I started noticing it with tonight's episode of Terra Nova, then House. There are ghosting effects too. I was so bothered that I checked if the software had changed, and voila.
Anybody experiencing this issue too?
0x4dc has the HD Guide? I thought only 0x576 was the HD GUI?
The first publically available versions are 0x575/0x576. 0x4DC is still the SD User Interface.
I grabbed x0576 this morning for my HR20-100. So far, so good, though it does seem a bit more sluggish than it does on my HR24. Not terribly so however. I'll have to make some more observations this evening.
When the upgrade takes place all of the guide data is flushed, all of the posters and other things need to rebuild so it may take a day or so before you can really tell. I have not used it on a HR20 but it's very good on the HR22, HR24 and H25.
Right.. that makes sense and explains why it might be a bit sluggish at first. I did look at the to-do list and noticed only one show was there after the upgrade. I'll have to check that before tonight, but I'm sure it'll rebuild that (or most of it) and a lot of the guide data during the day today.
I also posted this on DTV's tech forums, and apparently others are also experiencing the same problem. If you live in Chicago. Only affects all local HD channel, not ESPN, Comedy Central, etc. So the good news is that it is not the software that's the issue.
So any issues yet reported with this messing up whole home dvr?
No problems here so far. Have the HD GUI on both DVRs that are connected via the LAN.
On the HR20-700 the guide does indeed scroll faster, but that's only one area of performance on the unit. For instance, there seems to be a new delay when bringing up the menu - probably due to refreshing the new screen candy.
The claims that this new UI is faster than the old UI are both false and misleading because it didn't come for free via optimizations - rather it came at the cost of SD support.
My understanding is we never had (simultaneous) SD support. We were using a work-a-round which no longer works. The new work-a-round works just fine, and has the same level of support as the old one - none.
And it is not all SD support that has been eliminated, but simultaneous HD and SD graphics support.
I'm running 575. My understanding is that it should be fixed in 576, but I have not had an opportunity to check for an update yet.
yeah dtv has never fully supported multiple tvs from single recievers.....
I am in Chicago and waiting for it on two boxes.
Sort of... it also effects people who'd rather watch HD downconverted on their SD sets, people who own slingbox's and the like too.
Yep. Gonna be a bummer for me. I don't see why DTV can't just do an easy toggle between two resolutions the way that the old DirecTiVo box did...
Yes, it would affect a those slingboxes that are connected with an SD connection when the TV is HD. However, If the box is only connected to an SD TV (or multiple connections), HD channels are still available. You just need to set native off and only select the 480 resolutions. If you have no HD connections, this provides the same experience.
I have an HR20-700 connected to my HDTV via component and sent to other tv's via rf modulated from composite. I have an HR24 connected to a Volkano Flow (similar to Slingbox) via component that my son watches at his college. What exactly happens on sd sets when watching an hd channel? Are the HRXX's no longer active on all outputs simaltaneously?