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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 28, 2011 #601 of 1520
    dvdmth

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    The HR21, HR22, HR23, and R22 share the same firmware (assuming the same 3-digit manufacturer code). For example, if the HR21-100 is getting 0x576, then the HR22-100 will also get 0x576.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2011 #602 of 1520
    Stuart Sweet

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    Those models show up just fine for me.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2011 #603 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    The 0x0576/4576 stream window seems to be three to four hours long at most. It takes about a half-a-hour to DL & Install.

    So look before you leap.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2011 #604 of 1520
    MizzouTiger

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    I have had to do this twice so far since I forced the new firmware on 11/18. It seems that both of my HR20-700's get bogged down in the Guide and Menu system after accessing/using apps. It takes seemingly forever getting into and out of the guide as well as changing channels. Once I go through the above procedure, it's good again.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2011 #605 of 1520
    mkdtv21

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    Since so many people are forcing the download how many can confirm they got the new guide pushed to them the normal way. I'm having trouble trying to see the progress being made with the roll out with this thread.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2011 #606 of 1520
    Michael Mullis

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    So here is something frustrating. Ever since I forced my download, the receiver has gotten slower and slower to the point to where there is even a 15-20 second delay hitting the guide button, changing channels (punching in 3 digit channels is painful), and anything recorded is filled with pauses and pixelation. Sometimes even live TV does it. And it's all completely unwatchable on another receiver though MRV.

    So I went back and tried to redownload the latest NR, and it kept this version which means I may be stuck with this now.

    I did clear the NVRAM/FLASH as Stuart suggested, but so far that hasn't fixed the issue. I'm very close to a full receiver wipe and reset. But man I don't want to do it if I don't have to.

    Anyone with suggestions?
     
  7. Nov 28, 2011 #607 of 1520
    swyman18

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    I was looking forward to getting the new GUI on my painfully slow HR22-100's. All the talk about how this GUI would help immensely. The more posts I see like this, I'm not going to hold my breath.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2011 #608 of 1520
    dpeters11

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    But this is one of the reasons for a slow rollout, you can see how things go after several weeks running.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 #609 of 1520
    GreyGhost00

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    Forced the update last night on two HR20-100s and one HR21-100. All went off without a hitch and initially it seems great. Will wait to pass judgement until using it for several days, but it's certainly better looking, particularly on a 106-inch projector screen.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 #610 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    Welcome to DBSTalk!

    You're batting a thousand! :)
     
  11. Nov 29, 2011 #611 of 1520
    RACJ2

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    I think you will notice the difference. So far after installing the HD GUI on my HR22's about a week ago, there has been no slowdown. And they are much faster then they were on the old software. The most noticeable speed difference is when using the remote. It recognizes the commands like channel numbers immediately, with no hesitation. And scrolling through the Guide and Playlist is faster.

    What hasn't changed as dramatically is when you open the Guide or Playlist. There is still a few second hesitation, but its remained constant and is not slowing down with each day that passes. Now if your expecting to be able to channel surf faster, HD GUI has nothing to do with increasing that speed.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2011 #612 of 1520
    swyman18

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    Understood regarding the channel changing speed. I realize that has nothing really to do with the GUI for the most part. Thanks!
     
  13. Nov 29, 2011 #613 of 1520
    rotohead

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    I will agree that scrolling the guide, scrolling the list and number input on the remote is faster but the one thing that hasn't changed is implementation of a command, i.e. selecting a channel in the guide or previous channel inputs. Once you make a channel change or switch from guide to list it's the same old delay that's been around forever.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2011 #614 of 1520
    Michael Mullis

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    Has anyone else encountered the problem I'm having? Right now I basically have a paperweight of a receiver. I'm trying another force to see if I can revert back, but I don't think I can now.

    I've even wiped the entire receiver to factory. It's literally unwatchable now. :(
     
  15. Nov 29, 2011 #615 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    I'm sorry you are having problems. If you have gone to the point of Restoring factory defaults then you should download the current NR (The SDUI one) and wait for DIRECTV to push the new UI to you when it's ready.
     
  16. Nov 29, 2011 #616 of 1520
    Michael Mullis

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    I am trying to do that as well. I just tried re-forcing a software push, and it sits at searching for a while, then just boots back into the new GUI. It seems I cannot even re-obtain the SDUI at this point. Unless I'm missing a command outside of the normal software force?

    :(
     
  17. Nov 29, 2011 #617 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    Have you verified that there is firmware in the stream?
     
  18. Nov 29, 2011 #618 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    What software version are you stuck on?

    And what receiver model is this happening on?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2011 #619 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    Yes please let us know what version is currently on the receiver and what version is downloading when you try and force a download.
     
  20. Nov 29, 2011 #620 of 1520
    Michael Mullis

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    Sorry guys. I should know better than to leave that info out. I'm googling my head off right now.

    HR21-700 @ 0x576. When it forces a download it doesn't download anything. Just searches for about 10 minutes (while the numbers in the upper left move), then it just boots to the HDUI.

    RunnerFL, I admit I'm not quite sure how to read the firmware site. Which TP should I be looking for?

    Thanks guys.
     
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