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HR20/21/22/23/24, H21/23/24/25 & R22 (National Release) - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, May 11, 2011.

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  1. Racer88

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    Doug you of all people know good and well the screen saver activating for no reason thing has been there since shortly after day one....

    Yeah I forgot it took that many clicks, now that you mentioned it. Regardless the current iteration has almost doubled what people have become accustomed to.
     
  2. Doug Brott

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    I know that it was a problem in the past, but seriously I haven't even heard of it being a problem in a long time, let alone actually seeing it myself.
     
  3. bwaldron

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    You can also stay on the channel but show the Guide -- that allows turning off the lights.
     
  4. bobcamp1

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    Perhaps you're having trouble with the "production quality" hardware. It's not unusual for an update to break a box that was working before. It shouldn't happen in "production quality" products, but it happens with DVRs.
     
  5. bobcamp1

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    That's because most people with the bug, like my neighbor, have disabled the D* screen saver permanently. It seems to be a work-around for the bug for most people. I can ask him to turn it back on if you like.

    I do not experience this bug either (jinx!).
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    There is no option to do that so how did they do it?
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    I didn't think you could turn the screen saver off. :confused:
     
  8. gilviv

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    Both my machines received the release overnight and are working without incident.

    Screensaver OFF? Never heard of it or seen the option for it either.:confused:
     
  9. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    My un-CE HR21-100 got updated.
     
  10. Lsol

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    I was going to ask this also.
     
  11. TheRatPatrol

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    So no more press and hold to activate slow motion? ;)
     
  12. SlimyPizza

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    I have a HR20-700 and like many here who have that DVR, after a NR a year or so ago, the DVR became excessively loud with HD chatter and the response to remote control commands was agonizingly slow to the point of causing anger and frustration at just trying to perform simple channel changes. It had become so bad that I was contemplating shooting it and switching to U-verse. I have to tell you all that after this last update, the HD chatter and associated noise has been dramatically reduced and the response time to remote commands is now snappy and completely normal. I am amazed at the transformation of the performance of my DVR after this latest update.
     
  13. flipptyfloppity

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    It used to be if you wanted to see what baseball games were on right now you could go to the guide, then press yellow, select "sort programs by category" "sports" "baseball" and the guide would eliminate all channels from the list that didn't have a baseball game coming up soon (today?). Then you could find currently showing games easier.

    Now if I do this, it starts a search which takes about 90 seconds and then shows a list of upcoming programs later, and shows nothing thats on right now (there is a White Sox versus Blue Jay game on right now on 307).

    This is really annoying, while the new feature is nice, it doesn't make up for the loss of the feature it replaces.
     
  14. MISpat

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    I asked the same question. Finally called D* and the rep had no info on it. He put me on hold and said that option is gone. I'm bummed. That was an important feature to me.
     
  15. MISpat

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    Ditto with Microsoft. It INFURIATES me when they take functionality away seemingly only to make it take longer to execute tasks that I used to perform in seconds.
     
  16. RichYak

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    This new software... when I change from a 1080i channel to another 1080i channel, or 720p to 720p, I get a momentary resolution change on my TV. I'm pretty much constantly getting the screen flicker every time I change channels. Annoying.
     
  17. peano

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    Me too. HR24. And my custom channel lists were wiped out. Not happy with this release at all.
     
  18. jes

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    If you watch the front panel during a channel change, I'm guessing you see the resolution LEDs go through at least one other resolution before it settles. It's just the D* receiver hunting for the resolution (nothing new here). I have 2 HR20-100s, ~6 mos difference in manufacturing date. One (the older one) changes channels and immediately locks the resolution, the other goes through at least one lower resolution before settling at the final resolution. Both are set to HDTV: Native, original format. The older one is viewed HDMI or HD component, the newer (the "hunter") is only viewed HD component. ... go figure ...

    If you want to stop the resolution scanning, lock your D* receiver output resolution. However, that means you are switching the upconversion from your TV/monitor (or A/V preamp-proc/receiver) to the D* receiver. The downside for your impatience is that you will most likely be using an upconversion circuit that is inferior to your A/V equipment. So be patient, ignore the flicker and let your A/V equipment do the upconversion. :D

    update: I rebooted for audio problems and noticed after reboot, my older HR20 started "hunting" resolutions on channel changes. Further channel surfing it appears that the resolution info is cached. When returning to a previously viewed station, the resolution went directly to the actual station resolution. Confirmed "resolution cache" on 2nd HR20...
     
  19. jes

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    Issue: Lost surround sound (2nd time in ~3 wks).
    All channels are PCM. Reboot fixes the problem.

    Network error 301 after reboot. Manual start failed too. I had to disconnect/reconnect the Ethernet cable and manually start network services.
     
  20. RichYak

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    Oh, I'm definitely being patient, just a little annoyed is all, but I'm easily annoyed :lol:

    I've also noticed the "caching" you mention. Switching back to previously watched channels doesn't appear to kick off the "resolution hunt."
     
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