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HR-24 Slowness Freezing b/c of eSata?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by heelsmj, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. sigma1914

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    I'm suggesting that I agree with hasan. ;)

    I can be very critical of DirecTV, I just don't see a point in getting worked up over a TV provider. I'd be happy to tell you negatives if you want to be bored. :lol:
     
  2. hasan

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    Yes, if you are asking will things pretty much continue along the lines I summarized in my last post. It is both reasonable and logical to expect the issues that have characterized every new box they have ever released.

    ...that's where the coping skills come in.:)

    ...oops...forgive me, I thought you were asking me, sorry. I was surprised that you thought we never agreed on anything, now I realize you weren't speaking to me. Duh!
     
  3. Richierich

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    I am going to ask him why they spend so much time on New Projects when they haven't completed or finalized the Current Projects and yes I realize that Directv has a lot of resources and multiple teams as was evident when I was in IT but there are a lot of problems that aren't being addressed or addressed fast enough such as the Dolby Digital Audio Dropout Problem where the DD Signal loses sync with the Video and drops altogether probably associated with FF or Skipping FF or backwards.
     
  4. Rich

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    I actually started a thread about it where I admitted to driving the 24-500 berserk. They are computers and you can drive a computer nuts without even trying too hard. I used to teach computer classes for adults and, without fail, each class would produce a computer that went nuts. Just from the people answering dialog box questions that they didn't know the answer to. All Dell computers.

    What I think I did to mine was treat it as I would a 20-700, a model that has been stabilized to the point where you can do just about anything to them and they will still work properly. The 24s are new and suffer from growing pains. Give D* some time and it will all be fixed, I hope.

    If you have an external drive on a 24, don't use the Menu Restart, pull the plug on the external device and pull the plug on the 24. Then plug in the external device and wait a bit for it to spin up. Then plug in the 24. If you get an NR, reboot both the external device and the 24 in the manner I have written above as soon as you see that you have received the NR. Since I had the problems with the first 500, I have treated my replacement 500 and my 200 in this manner and both work very well.

    Tell them the truth. I do. And I make sure I can support my arguments. Yes, if you get a replacement, all the programming will be useless. And if you get a replacement, it's a crap shoot as to whether you get a properly functioning HR or a piece of junk. Believe me, the chances of getting a piece of junk far outweigh the chances of getting a properly working HR. That's why I carefully bought six 20-700s from MDU dwellers who seem to take care of their equipment. And are only one owner units.

    I really doubt that the cause of your problems is the external HDDs. It sounds like a processor problem. Kinda like we had when the first PCs came out and you could type a long sentence and sit back and watch it slowly appear on your monitor.

    Rich
     
  5. Rich

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    The 500s are made by Humax, the 200s by Samsung, the 100s? I dunno. Who's the maker of the week for 100s? Anyone?

    Rich
     
  6. Mike Greer

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    Yes! Oh wait, No! I'd like to be able to be one of those posters that says 'Mine works fine, there must be something in your setup' but, damn it, mine don't work either!:lol:
     
  7. Mike Greer

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    :)
     
  8. Rich

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    Well said, Hasan. While I have two 24s, if I would have had to pay one cent for them, I wouldn't have them. I wrecked one, I know you disagree but let me go on this, my bad. The replacement 500 and the 200 both work better than I could have hoped for.

    Rich
     
  9. Mike Greer

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    Well, if you agree with hasan then you agree with me!:lol:

    No need to go through the negatives - I've got years of DirecTV negatives!
     
  10. Rich

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    And one whopper of a D* curse!!! :lol:

    Rich
     
  11. Mike Greer

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    You've got that right!
     
  12. Rich

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    And you know you've got my sympathy. :)

    Rich
     
  13. Richierich

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    My, This Seems Like A NEGATIVE LOVE FEST!!! :lol:
     
  14. Mike Greer

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    Thanks!

    Yep - something like that!
     
  15. Rich

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    Can't help but feel sorry for him and you gotta admit he puts up with a lot. I admire his persistence!!!

    Rich
     
  16. Richierich

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    Yes, and so have you!!! :)
     
  17. Rich

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    Huh, never thought of that. Yup, you're right!!!

    Rich
     
  18. SPG900NY

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    Mike -- it seems our issue might be firmware-related. We're not supposed to talk about "Cutting Edge" in the forums, so I'll only go so far as to say that the latest firmware, probably due to be released shortly to the wild (0x0448), fixed the issue I was having. Just thought in case anyone else had any similar issue when surfing this topic, a fix is probably out soon. Hang in there.
     
  19. bondheli

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    Just got software update 0419 and it did not solve the issue. The delays do seem slightly shorter but are still very much present.:nono:
     
  20. Mike Greer

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    Same here – just got 0419 and same crap…. How many updates since they first screwed this up in October? Pretty pathetic….
     

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