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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Winter 2012 Release Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. looter

    looter Godfather

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    No way to dismiss PIG when in Pandora after a VERY VERY DELAYED delete this program message came up and terminated the Pandora screen saver.

    I'm fine with losing trick play in PIG but bring back PAUSE. I'm not buying the single-button remote excuse. PAUSE and PLAY are still discrete signals and PAUSE should be restored from use in PIG for those who have a PAUSE button. Also ability to turn off PIG might be a workaround. The spoiler issue is much more pronounced now.
    Edit: just realized the PAUSE for Pandora is an issue to restoring pause for PIG. I say there should be no PIG for Pandora whatsoever. That would solve the issue.

    And please fix the delete this program delay at the end of playing back a show. Can they not get skip-to-tick go to the actual end of the program and bring up the delete message PROMPTLY? I often get the 9-channel shortcut when hitting the UP button instead of selecting ok delete because it takes so long.
     
  2. looter

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    Also great job on Pandora. An unexpected and really nice implementation. Even has pause. Although trying to use pause while watching TV and listing to Pandora is confusing, especially because my RED button is buried on page 2 of soft buttons on my MX-100 remote.

    Now I don't have to go through my Blu-ray player to use Pandora. Multiple-account support would be a nice add. though I've never seen it elsewhere on Pandora so I don't know if there's API support for it.
     
  3. looter

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    Pandora: Selecting Thumbs Down has no effect. I hit the button and the GUI flashed the selection indicating it received the command but did not give the track a thumbs down, even after 10+'attempts.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    The Pandora upgrade version (59C) is when PIG functionality was also removed. Considering I don't use my television for music listening, that version was a no-win for me.
     
  5. jtilley

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    still trying.....
    Hi gang... I read somewhere on one of the forums that I can connect my R22-200 to my wireless modem by using my WIFI capable laptop. Am I imaging things or ??? Remember, I'm older then dirt! If I can do this it would be in my price range!

    Thanks, Jack
     
  6. dirtyblueshirt

    dirtyblueshirt Under Suspicion

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    What you heard is technically correct.

    In theory (this is easier in Windows 7 or Mac OS X) you could use connection sharing to receive WiFi on your laptop, then output the connection through the laptop's ethernet port and plug that into the receiver. However, as soon as you turn off the laptop, close the lid, or disconnect the cable, the receiver will lose its internet connection as well.
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I think you'd find it not very satisfactory, given the number of possible fail (disconnect points).

    If you're thinking of Pandora, since it's been mentioned a bunch here, you can listen via laptop- and it's easier to operate as well.
     
  8. Blurayfan

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    When thumbs down is selected Pandora adds the thumbs down then skips that track and plays another, unless you have used all the skips allowed per hour.

    If it doesn't skip or at least add a thumbs down to the current playing song you should make an issue report in the issue thread.
     
  9. rotohead

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    Despite selecting the 2 second banner setting it shows 6 second setting in the Info and test section.
    Also, TV apps are in a permanent 'initializing' mode (error code 301).
    These occur on both my HR20 and HR22.
     
  10. balboadave

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    The PIG in Pandora is kind of strange, but since you can play Pandora while watching video full screen instead of the sound track, it makes sense. The controls don't seem to work right yet, but it's a nice start. The Red button is supposed to switch between video and audio control, but it doesn't always work. But if it did, then that control could be added to the Pandora screen.

    In a somewhat related PAUSE problem, I've found that when you press PAUSE while in slow motion mode, it PLAYs instead. That's just wrong.
     
  11. HDTVFreak07

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    My HR20-700 received the updates two days ago but my 2 HR24's have yet to receive them. I thought one household gets them on all receivers at once, not one on HR and then later the rest gets them.
     
  12. sacalait

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    Same here. I received the update on my 3 HR20-700 receivers sometime Friday, but the HR21-700 did not receive the update as of this morning when I left for work.
     
  13. profmrw

    profmrw Cool Member

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    My HR20 and HR21 has gotten the update - my two HR24's have not? Any reason why that has been reported?
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    What is there to report? It's not in the stream for the HR21-700 or the HR24's, and probably others too. That means they aren't putting it out for those units.
     
  15. RudeDogs-DTV

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    I can give a bit more info about the interface. Its now a full HD interface so a bit clearer to look at, also the navigation has been simplified to make it easier for most people to navigate the menus. They have also changed the colors from blue and white to black and white. there has been a great feed back on the new update there has been a few that not like it but most of those have been people that have hd receivers that not have hd service (suppressed it because there in a hd local market) the interface really not look good unless hd lol
     
  16. dpeters11

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    I believe they are sending it out to units, it's just not in the stream during the day. It was early this morning for the 24s, in the timeframe they use for rollouts.
     
  17. unpluggedtech

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    You guys are too funny, open your minds and remeber its not the old AM FM days anymore and it hasn't been since 1994 and the dawn of the internet
     
  18. unpluggedtech

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    Does anyone know how to disable Energy Star once the new software hits?
     
  19. RAD

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    In the setup menus there's an option for turning it off.
     
  20. Drucifer

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    For some reason, that only DirecTV knows, 059E is the NR now for HR20, HR22 and some HR21, while it still be distributed slowing to HR24 & HR21-700. Haven't bother to check if they did the same half & half approach for the H2x.
     

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