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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. mrphil

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    Same result here as well on my HR24-500. Pandora appears to work well, though I wish D* would spend some time fixing some of the issues that have been documented and out there for some time before adding more 'stuff'.
     
  2. Crow159

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    I did this to mine about 8:00am and I have yet to see it work. I'll let it go overnight and see if it's good by tomorrow morning.
     
  3. lparsons21

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    All 3 of my HR24-500s got the update a few days ago on the same night. The one my son uses got everything right, pandora and youtube showed up within a day for him.

    My 2 HRs required me to do the double-reset twice to finally get things right. Since then most things have been fine although even slower than they were before. At the rate this slowing is going, I figure a couple more 'updates' and these HR24s will be as pig slow as my old HR21 was. :(

    One thing that happened is that on both my personal HRs, after the reboots they would have no sound at all. Reset didn't help. But switching the receivers with my HDMI switch fixed it. Doesn't seem to happen except on a reboot and wasn't an issue prior to 59E.
     
  4. californiasun

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    Just posting to say I regularly lurk and get insight from your site, so thank you to all of you who take time to answer questions and post info. Everyone else's questions and answers make it such that I don't really need to ask anything.

    And in regards to this latest release, so far, so good. The last of our receivers, the two that are HR23-700s, finally updated last night, weeks after our other receivers. So we now have the power saving and Pandora upgrades on every receiver.

    The only note I had a slight wonder about is, while everyone else seems to be mentioning that they were upgraded to 59e, and that is the upgrade we have on three of our boxes/the boxes that upgraded in early February... The software upgrade we received on our HR23s last night is actually 59f, not 59e. Does anybody know if there are any discernible differences between 59e and 59f, or is it nothing really?
     
  5. Church AV Guy

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    I woke up this morning and the blue circle of death/birth was illuminated on one of my DVRs. It said that a new software version was loaded this morning.

    0x59F

    There is no other information that I can find on it. My DVR has no information on it either. I assume it is a bug fix of some kind, but based on the latest updates, I am tempted to ask, what functionality was REMOVED with this latest update? I checked, and the nasty "your cables or TV are not HD..." message is still there, still with a 20 second persistance.:(

    Any info on 0x59F?
     
  6. Laxguy

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    :welcome_s to DBSTalk!

    Sorry, I am active in the CE program, so cannot answer your question.... but as of now, do you see any changes?
     
  7. rta53

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    That seems like an oxymoron. One would think a CE participant would know this before anyone else. :)
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Well, then, one would be wrong! I'm on a different version of the software, and even if I once had that exact version, I'd not be able to recall dozens of details as to which one did what.
     
  9. Go Beavs

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    59F should be functionally the same as 59E, probably fixed something under the hood. As far as functionality removed (from the previous NR), you can no longer use trick play in the PIG (picture in graphics/guide).

    EDIT: Oh yeah, and DASH DASH delete in the playlist is gone too. :(
     
  10. squawk

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    Apologize if these issues have been previously addressed in this thread. If the case, then please direct me via link or repost.

    Messages. Used to see number of new, unread messages in information header along top of screen. Now none. Only get notice of new message if go to "Extras" & see "Messages." Is there a way to bring back the notice in info header.

    Smart Search. Not picking up some searches, in particular, sports programming. Have "recent Search" for "Lakers, & Sports, Basketball." Consistently not picking out games on TNT or TBS, possibly other channels such as ESPN. Programming not described as "NBA Basketball," but include "Lakers" in title, so something is amiss with search algorithm.

    Dual Tuning. Sometimes DVR "loses" access to dual tuning. Initial discovery of problem resulted in cancellation of scheduled recording. Double play did not work. Fixed by rebooting. Couple weeks later, double play mode is lost, then regained a few seconds later. More recently, get notice of impending channel change to record program, when 2nd tuner available. I cancel, then manually schedule record w/o losing feed of live channel. Next day, see scheduled recording cancelled in History, but also recorded in Playlist. Anyone familiar with this issue.

    Slow to Delete Recordings. Wish new UI was as quick in deleting program as old UI.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2012 #431 of 559
    Juppers

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    Dash dash delete is gone, my HR24 is slower than my HR20 ever was. They appear to be going the wrong direction with their software development again. Wasn't very happy with the power saving change either. Not that i'm against it, but a heads up BEFORE turning it on would have been much better than my tv turning on to a black screen instead of blaring the news to wake me up like it does every morning. Yeah, I was late to work that day, thanks DirecTV software engineers for that one.
     
  12. Mar 3, 2012 #432 of 559
    RunnerFL

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    You got the "heads up" on the splash screen that told you what the new features were. You would have seen this the first time you went into the guide or playlist after the update.

    You should probably consider getting an actual alarm clock too. :)
     
  13. Mar 3, 2012 #433 of 559
    rta53

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    Good advice. I would say he should get first prize for the "reasons to hate the new GUI" contest. The new GUI made me late for work. Funny one.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2012 #434 of 559
    rta53

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    Very interesting. I had to get my HR23-700 replaced because the hard drive failed. I installed the replacement last night and when the guide loaded it was the old SD guide which wasn't a surprise. When I turned it on this morning I had gotten the HD update overnight. The interesting thing is that it is still 59b. I suppose this is because the market I'm in still hasn't gotten a later version. Fine with me. :)
     
  15. Mar 3, 2012 #435 of 559
    Juppers

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    The TV timer is my alarm clock, it wakes me up and I hear the weather and news in the morning, and the light from the tv saves many a stubbed toe and/or busted shin.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2012 #436 of 559
    Jerry_K

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    I absolutely hate the power "save".
     
  17. Mar 3, 2012 #437 of 559
    Scott Kocourek

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    It can be turned off in the settings.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2012 #438 of 559
    Laxguy

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    And you can still hate it if you wish....:sure:

    I've just turned it on to see what it does now, and aside from the message that comes on when I fire it up, I don't see any adverse effect—or affect.
     
  19. Mar 3, 2012 #439 of 559
    Jerry_K

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    FIFY
     
  20. Mar 4, 2012 #440 of 559
    Laxguy

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    No, you didn't fix it. Just because it annoys you, and doesn't help me and many others, doesn't mean it's not useful to others.
     

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