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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
Can you summarize, including what unit? If no joy, leave it unplugged overnight.
Sure thing. I posted this on the last page:
Ever since I forced my download (HR21-700), 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.
Everything was fine the first couple weeks. This has just started in the last 2 weeks.
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 reset the receiver to factory. I've unplugged it for 30 seconds.
So, not a brick, then? In other words, when it boots, it'll run and work all right?
It definately does not work all right. See above.
Hey, sorry we keep crossing posts!
I guess I'd forgo any tries for now for the NR if you're running 576. If it's all there but running slow, and you've already cleared NVRAM, I'd do a double reset (2 within 30 minutes) to flush the Guide. Let it rebuild 12 hours or so.
Having several HR21s I can tell ya they tricky in their timing to get 0-2-4--6-8 to look for new software. If you don't see a SEARCHING FOR NEW SOFTWARE within a minute, RBR and be prepared to enter 0-2-4-6-8 at first sign of the blue screen. It does come rather quick this time. BTW, my worst was six tries.
But what's wrong with your NR 0x0576? Did you have an issue on it's initial install? I seem to remember another, and it turn out his HDD was about crap out. Have you run the Run System Test?
Yeah, give it a shot to settle down. Do the double reset, shut it off and leave it alone. It will take 24 hours or more to rebuild everything and it will seem very slow during that time.
I ended up doing that. What was odd was that after the initial download, this things was lightning fast, and everything was good. Things started to slow down after a couple weeks. And I was noticing in all my continued troubleshooting that things are at their worst when I am recording something while trying to navigate the rest of the system. And then eventually even the live TV would start to stutter and such.
I did the NVRAM flash again and then a reset. I'm going to let the guide run. I have definate shows on the to-do list for tomorrow so that will be a test. DVR'd stuff was rough to watch, and unplayable from an MVR receiver elsewhere in the house.
Oh no that isn't a problem. I can hit the software download screen every time. But it searches for new software, and I guess doesn't see anything and then moves onto booting into the loader after 10 minutes of searching.
No issue on initial install, and as I just mentioned it ran great until about a week ago. System tests were all fine (minus the agregious "No dial tone" because I never hook a phone line to the receiver).
Guys, I deleted several posts. If you force a download on a Friday or Saturday night you need to know that this is not the thread for that discussion.
Not trying to be a jerk here but if you don't know that information you probably shouldn't be forcing downloads in the first place.
If you use just the main page, where it shows you every model, then scroll down to your particular model, that's the best way to ensure you're looking for the right transponder.
Just to add a little, I believe this is the page Stu is suggesting you use: http://www.redh.com/dtv/index.php?list
yup... redh.com/dtv works just as well.
And when u get to that site i find clicking on "HR" on the top of the page is the best way to read what software is in the stream for each DVR because it gives dates/times (pacific time).
BTW, what is this version 0x04E2 that looks like was in the stream last nite? I've never seen that before. Dont think that's software with the new GUI
There's another piece to the story which was already covered on this pages ago. Either way it doesn't help my problem or help answer which transponder I need to be looking at to see where the stream is.
kinda surpr at all the chatter about the new guide set up. I did a force download couple weeks ago thinking it would be something diff and better than "old" guide. There is nothing in my opinion that makes it any better? There is still only 2 hours or is it 1.5 hours of guide on screen. There still is no way to group recordings...such as christmas shows, or kids, or daddy. It appears all dtv did was change color to black and move the settings around abit? I thought the blue guide was easy to read? I am coming from dish. Their guide is far sup to dtv. I feel they missed the boat with this so called upgrade that everyone is talking about and even staying up to force download..me included. The moral to story is...this is really no big deal, only wish they would have put more hours to view on guide screen and made a way to put movies in folders...they should have taken a class from dish.
I don't like the black bars that cover the tv screen when you are FF or RW'ing.
Join the club...
Is there a time correlation to getting the new HD GUI after having an HR22 receiver get the 0x4e2 release (receiver was updated this morning)?
I wouldn't expect to get the HDUI in the near future. I also wouldn't force the download. (For obvious reasons) see previous posts.