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HD DVRs, Receivers and R22 Version 0x66D, Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Feb 27, 2013 #41 of 169
    RunnerFL

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=212458
     
  2. Feb 27, 2013 #42 of 169
    Sea bass

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    They are the same? No. Why would I get 0x66a 2 weeks back and 0x66c now...I guess there is no answer, I'll call it "under the hood" improvement update.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2013 #43 of 169
    Jacob Braun

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    That's your answer.
    Minor bug fixes from 0x66a.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2013 #44 of 169
    RunnerFL

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    It could have been something as minor as a spelling correction in a menu.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2013 #45 of 169
    JetJam

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    0X66A has messed up the handshake over HDMI on (2) H25 with the same monitors connected. power off H25 would invoked sleep on the monitor, now it goes to sleep and come right back on with no picture and stays on, this happens both after update on 2-27 at 3:47am.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 #46 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    About half the time when I turn on my HR23, the picture is black. If I don't do anything, it stays black for about 30 seconds and then comes a picture. If I key in a channel, oftentimes I get a picture. Sometimes I don't. Odd, but if while the picture is still black I press the PLAY button, the time line appears at the bottom of the screen showing a time and possibly a program way earlier than where we currently are. I have my HR23, an HR24, and an HR34 all hooked to the same dish. Thanks!
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 #47 of 169
    Beerstalker

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    Sounds like an HDMI handshake issue. Next time it happens try switching the TV to a different input and back, I'm betting that will bring back the picture.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2013 #48 of 169
    Rtm

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    66c HR21 Sharp TV HDMI video yes sound no. Unplug replying HDMI fixed.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2013 #49 of 169
    Alamei

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    Ever since this firmware update, I've been experiencing issues with short audio dropouts. I can tell it's not an issue with the stream, since, if I'm playing something back on the DVR, I can rewind over the period where the audio cut out and it will play just fine the second time through. I've tried rebooting the receiver and checking all of the connections, but nothing seems to make a difference. Is anyone else experiencing dropouts only since this firmware update? (I know lots of people just see them on specific channels while they're watching live, but this issue even impacts shows I'd recorded on my DVR long ago.)
     
  10. Mar 2, 2013 #50 of 169
    row25

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    0x66a H25 updated on 2/14--also experience handshaking issues! Now HDMI pass-through on my Denon AVR does not work properly all the time. Anyone know how often these firmware updates are released?
     
  11. Mar 3, 2013 #51 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    I switched HDMI inputs and things seemed fine for about six hours. Then again, NO PICTURE after I turned the HR23 on. I also know it's not the HDMI because I sent an S-connector to another TV and the same NO PICTURE results. I took the splitter out that split the signal between the tuner and the internet. No luck there. I did an RBR and a menu reset. Still no luck. Here are some things I forgot to mention: 1. After I finally get a picture, and if I don't touch the remote for a few hours, the screen goes SCREENSAVER. 2. I recently had Weakknees change the hard drive from a 500 meg to a 1 terabyte. When I get a black screen, if I play a recorded video, the video plays fine immediately. No problem with the HR23 before the hard drive switch except occasionally for the SCREENSAVER phenomenon, but the NO PICTURE after turning on didn't happen right away after the switch so I don't known if there is a causal connection. 3. Finally, my HR23 is only connected from the dish to one tuner. The other tuner is dormant. I tried switching the dish input to the other tuner only to get a message that the receiver wasn't properly connected to the dish. Don't know if that's a possible factor. I still don't have 0x66a or 0x66b or whatever is the latest now. Maybe it will help. Thanks!
     
  12. Mar 3, 2013 #52 of 169
    PK6301

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    Should I be concerned that my HR23-700 has not received the update as of 3/3/13 ?..Should I force the update or just sit tight?

    Thanks
     
  13. Mar 3, 2013 #53 of 169
    RunnerFL

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    If you force it you won't get it unless your unit is authorized. Once your unit is authorized you'll get it that night. Just sit tight. Rollouts take time.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2013 #54 of 169
    joed32

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    Lots of us don't have it yet, don't worry.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2013 #55 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    When I am watching a picture on my TV that comes from my DVR's tuner, am I actually watching the picture straight from the tuner or am I seeing it as it comes a millisecond or so later off of what is buffering on my hard drive? Thanks!
     
  16. Mar 4, 2013 #56 of 169
    RunnerFL

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    You're watching the buffer.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2013 #57 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    Then would you agree RunnerFL that the likely culprit of my black picture when I turn on my HR23 is due to the new hard drive I had installed? Here's why I think it is: When the picture is still black after I turn on the HR23, if I press the PLAY button, the display on the bottom of the screen reveals a time and a program that have been over for a long time. Thanks!
     
  18. Mar 4, 2013 #58 of 169
    RunnerFL

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    If the hard drive were the problem you'd get a blue screen with an error code.

    What happens when you change channels or start a recording?
     
  19. Mar 4, 2013 #59 of 169
    acostapimps

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    Honestly I don't want it, If it ain't broke don't fix it. But i'll get it anyway no choices
     
  20. Mar 5, 2013 #60 of 169
    Beerstalker

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    This still sounds like an HDMI handshake issue to me. The fact that switching inputs away and then back fixes the problem helps back that up. When you switch the inputs and then switch back the HD-DVR and TV have to go through a HDMI handshake before it starts showing the channel picture.

    My guess is that when your TV and HD-DVR are first turned on something is causing that HDMI handshake to not complete correctly. That is why it doesn't show the picture of the channel you are currently tuned to, but it will bring up the menu, playlist, guide, etc. This also explains why the S-Video output doesn't show any video either. If there is a problem completing the HDMI handshake the DirecTV receivers kill video output to all outputs not just the HDMI, the the composite, S-Video and component outputs will all show the same blank screen.

    If you change channels, or start watching a recording with a different resolution it will cause the HDMI handshake to occur again, and that is when your picture comes back. Same thing with changing inputs to a different one and back, it causes a new HDMI handshake to take place.
     

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