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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
Why are all of the onscreen GUI element opaque? A HUGE step backwards IMO.
They all take up way too much of the screen and are ugly and distracting.
Same thing here...HR22/100 updated to 0x57b last night (2AM) and noticed when I got home today it was booted to internal drive. Multiple resets and power cycles (both box and drive) and it will not come up on the external drive. Never had this problem previously. Searched Google, here, and other sites without success. A solution would be appreciated.
I like how the best workaround to restoring the guide on all outputs involves purchasing more items. Or DirecTV could realize what they have done is stupid and fix it. They have broken several of my viewing sets and my slingbox in one poorly thought out decision. It's amazing they can down rez and push out what you are watching on all outputs, but can't figure out how to do that with their own menus and guide, which is almost exactly the same as before under a new color scheme and rearranging the menus a little bit.
Also, the recording light on the front of the receiver seems to only work occasionally now. Usually a reboot will kick start it back into working, but should that be needed to toggle a led when the unit is recording? How many years have they been working on these things now?
DirecTV is in the satellite business. Their business model is based on One or more primary DVR's, and a receiver at each TV. They want the $6 for each TV. Their solution will be to get a receiver for each TV. They could care less if you have to buy extra equipment so you can piggy back a second TV from the first without paying that $6. They want their $6. Order another receiver
They know exactly what they've done and they did it on purpose. They did it to get speed out of the boxes, plain and simple.
We got the new software two nights ago and it sucks. Both the HR20-700 & HR22-100 run slower and the black screen is totaly stupid, a 2 year old could have come up with a better color choice and display. Very poor judgment on the porgramers and supervisor that allowed this release. They all should be fired!!!
Aside from that, how is your TV experience??
TRy this: before you go to bed, reset the sets twice within 30 minutes. That will clear the Guide, which might be part of the problem. It will take some time to repopulate the Guide, but this could speed up your experience, as it has for thousands of others. Wait 48 hours before making judgement.
We received the update on both of our receivers and boy is it FAST. We did not need to reset or do anything worked great from the beginning. We love the new Black & White color scheme. It makes it really clear and easy to see. I know others have complained that they hate it. Keep in mind, it is a matter of opinion, of which we are all entitled. No complaints here!
I really dislike what they did with Parental Controls. Now I have to choose "Unlock All" or "Unlock 4 Hours" before entering my passcode if I access the Parental Controls from the Menu. "Unlock 4 Hours" should be the default, not "Unlock All".
I think this is a really big oversight on Directv's part.
I realize I can use the Info bar, but that requires more clicks (and the Info bar tends to be laggy).
As someone with an eSATA external drive who is scheduled to get the update next week, I am concerned about this problem that I have seen multiple users report. I don't spend a lot of time on this forum, so I don't know if the others were able to solve their issue and get the external drive to boot up. Is there anything I can do proactively to ensure this doesn't happen to me before the update is pushed out to my HR200-700, and if not, what is the solution if this does happen? My internal drive was failing, which is the main reason I got the external, so I don't even know if it would successfully receive the update and boot up. Thanks.
The "drive" doesn't receive the update, flash ram or novram does, so if you get the update pushed to your receiver, it will "function" with whatever drive it recognizes on boot up. I have an HR20-700 and about 1/3 of the time, the eSATA is not recognized upon the first reboot. What has worked is to let the system come up and fully settle on the internal drive (just a few minutes after the picture reappears), then do a menu reset (not a red button reset).
When it comes back up, the external drive is the one being used.
There is a more exhaustive procedure (similar to putting the eSATA on the first time) on the forum, that involves powering down the HR20 and unplugging it and unplugging the usb cable to the eSATA, then plugging in the eSATA usb and power, then power the eSATA back up (allowing it to fully spin up), then powering the HR20 back up ...that should allow the eSATA to be recognized.
I haven't had to do the latter. A menu reset has always brought it back.
Sometimes the eSATA Controller is Slow to respond to the DVR and so the DVR thinks it doesn't have anything connected to the eSATA Port so it chooses to Boot up with the Internal Drive which is why I choose to buy Owned DVRs so I can Replace the hard drive with a 2 TB Drive and have less noise and not have an External Drive Enclosure hanging off of it. Also, eliminates Rebooting using the Internal Drive and not using the External Drive.
They failed. It's still slow and randomly lagged while missing key presses.
Not on my units, and the units of the majority of people here. My units have sped up a lot.
What about it? The HR34 still isn't specifically designed to piggy back other TV's. Even using RVU you have to have a client at each TV which is $6 a month.