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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. Jive Turkey

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    Yes, all local. I am afraid you are right and my drive is about die. I appreciate your help, even if you are the bearer of bad news! :grin:
     
  2. rta53

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    I had the same issue to start about a month ago. First it would be intermittent freezing then got worse. Sometimes after a reset it would be fine for a couple of hours and then start doing it again. Finally after a reset it would not finish loading at all and I got a message saying the storage device had an error, or something like that. Called DTV and had a replacement in 3 days.
     
  3. jimstick

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    Sorry if this has been asked, but does anyone else have this problem?
    Whenever I select a recorded program from the list and select play, by the time the list clears, and the program starts, it has skipped the first 5-6 seconds of the program. It does it every time, and has only done so since the new GUI. I have to rewind to see the first part of the program. I have an HR20-700.

    Thanks
     
  4. rta53

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    Yes I have the same issue on my HR23.
     
  5. Wilhite

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    Same unit and same issue here as well.
     
  6. Josh125

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    I was talking to a guy, a D* tech, in my neighborhood this evening and he mentioned you don't need a HR34 to run whole home DVR. He said so long as you have HD DVRs that they can network and run whole home just like a HR34....it's just more than one DVR. He said he actually recommended it over a HR34.

    Is this correct? If we get multiple DVRs we can pause a recorded a show and pick it up in another room, etc?
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Right, you can resume a recorded show on any box. A normal DVR can only serve one box at a time though. And it's a little more than the commercials show, you can't just go to another room, hit play and have it start. You have to start it from the list.

    Personally, I like the 34 because I don't have to keep track of multiple boxes of series links etc.
     
  8. Josh125

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    Thanks, I watched a demo on yourtube and yes it is more involved than just hitting play...marketing :rolleyes:One more question if I may, each DVR can record two show independent of each other, so if I have two boxes I can record 4 shows at the same time if need be and then just watch them in either room.

    So the benefit of the HR34 is it gives you just one DVR to worry about with 5 tuners and it saves me from having to purchase each additional DVR for 99 bucks up front? I guess it also might have on the monthly bill with less DVRs.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    The bill is the same wether you have one dvr and three receivers, or four dvrs. That won't matter.

    And just to be clear, you can also use an hr24 and a hr34 at the same time, giving you seven tuners and they can see each others playlist and so on. The hr34 works exactly the same as a hr24 in that regard, except for one nice upgrade. It can also output three streams at once, where the hr24 can only output one stream at a time to a remote client.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    A standard SWM system can handle 8 tuners. They can be split up any way, with any number of regular receivers or DVRs. If you go past 8 total, you need some different equipment.

    And the HR34 has 100 series links, instead of 50 for the HR24 and lower.
     
  11. augisdad

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    HR20-100 having issues with TVApps. I'll hit the right arrow and get the popup message saying loading, then get a black bar on the right side of screen. A yellow box appears in the top position but then it all goes away and Service Unavailable (5) appears. I tried several times last night, but finally gave up. Did not have time to try it again this morning.
     
  12. squawk

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    FYI, over weekend noticed new message of DirecTV Mobile app in TV Mail Inbox by scrolling to Extras. Checked toolbar of banner to see if Messages tab indicated new message. NOT. Unless I scrolled over to Message tab & drop menu appears, do I get notice of a new message. That is NOT how it worked prior to GUI "upgrade."

    Now, unless I seek out Messages, either from banner toolbar, or Menu to Extras selection, do I receive notice of NEW messages. At least under old UI, if you clicked Menu & TV Mail was immediate selection in drop menu, did you see "notification" of new message indicated by a number in parenthesis. Another drawback & glitch of new GUI that needs to be remedied with next "upgrade."

    I also suggest that some form of report be distributed to DVR customers from DirecTV that (i) indicate what new capabilities, if any, are available with upgrade; (ii) what prior capabilities have been disabled; & (iii) assuming such report is issued some time after the fact, what KNOWN glitches exist with upgrade. If such report were issued for this "upgrade," the report would be quite long. :)
     
  13. jacinkcmo

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    Same here on my Hr23/700 all the time - after 5 or 6 tries it usually works.
     
  14. BlueMonk

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    Jumping in late and not as technical as most here. But the reaction time is so slow these days. Like another poster I thought it was my Harmony remote. Very frustrating as I learned it seems to be tied to software updates by DTV.
     
  15. Josh125

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    Thanks to you and the rest of the folks that responded. Honestly, there are only two of us in the house so streaming more than one show at a time won't play into it. To put a point on it, it sounds like I should go with the HR34 (HMC) for our main TV and a HD DVR for our master and third room. I question the need for a HD DVR in the third room at all to be honest, we never watch TV in there. If I go with simply a HD box in the third room, can it pull a stream off the HR34 or HR2X if need be?
     
  16. retromzc

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    The exact same thing happens with my HR24-500. After four or five attempts the apps will finally load.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    Yes it can. :)
     
  18. Josh125

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    Excellent, thanks....
     
  19. netraa

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    rpt 3a70

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    extended session of weather induced SFSS, checked signal strength screen, exited, started a MRV stream. during the stream, used the left arrow to back up back into the SS screen. All UI screens now plain white with faint grey text.
     
  20. LDighera

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    My HR-24 and HR-21 are so slow with the current software release, that I often give up trying to channel surf. Terrible.

    I used to be able to easily delete a program from the list by pushing the '-' button twice; now it's a slow and cumbersome 'Red Button' operation. But worse than that is the yellow box that used to outline one of 8 screens on the 'News Mix' channel. Again, a multi-key input is required. And with the user interface responding so slowly, it' agony. And the new low contrast progress bar is considerably more difficult to find; black on black is about as low-contrast as possible. And the damn 'Loading Apps' popup message occurring every time I press 'right arrow' takes the cake. If this is the price I have to pay for a Hi-Def UI, give me back the previous one, please. It was easier to read, and considerably faster than the current release. The benefits come at too high a price, in my opinion. D' listening?
     

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