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HR21-200 VERY Sluggish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by MadMac, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. MadMac

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    This one has been getting progressively worse - response to commands from the remote takes several seconds. Any known issues/fixes?
     
  2. jdspencer

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    Have you done a restart from the menu?
     
  3. MadMac

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    As yet, no. I'll try that over the weekend.
     
  4. jdspencer

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    I'd do it now. It'll only take a few minutes.
     
  5. allenn

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    Reset restart does not help. The HR21-200 has an inherent problem. I have an HR21-700 too, and it has no slow down issues. I have tried keeping my hard drive at 80% available space, but it does not help. There have been many members report this problem. I hope someone finds a solution to the slooooooooooooooow HR21-200.
     
  6. armchair

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    There is a model ID & battery condition code the remote control emits along with button presses that can be turned off. This my or may not help with slowing of remote response.

    Try this: Hold Mute and Select at the same time until the green light flashes twice at the top of the remote
    >Press 9-6-3 >green light will flash twice again
    >press the channel down key>green light will flash twice again

    I found all kinds of suggestions in this thread: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1947676#post1947676

    Keep HDD space available above 30% (especially eSata)
    Limit SL's on slower models
    Replace remote control batteries
    Use RF mode
    Dump Guide cache' by forcing 2 menu restarts within 30 minutes (preferably at bedtime)
    hope for another f/w roll
    And some humorous dialogue exchanges...
     
  7. MadMac

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    I don't have the remote to hand, and I don't think it works from 50 miles away anyway :)

    In any event, did it this morning, and it seems to have helped. I may try some of the other ideas.
     

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