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HR22/100 Receivers Are slow

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Boobie1998, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Rich

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    Expensive way to solve a problem that is really D*'s problem. He's getting the runaround about the remotes. That's the kind of thing that Retention jumps upon.

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  2. Rich

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    I get notifications from eBay every time a 20-700 goes up for auction. Most are leased, but some are owned. I have six of them that I own. They're there if you look at each one listed.

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  3. cccsdad

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    are the H23's as fast as the 24's ?
     
  4. matt

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    Nope.
     
  5. ZTerry

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    BUt don't you need a valid access card? If you buy a second-hand HR20, what do you need to activate it with DirecTV? Thanks.

    P.S. If the card is not included, will DirecTV send you one?
     
  6. Rich

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    You have to pay for a new card. $20. That's if it is a used HR. If you buy a leased, never activated, never out of the box HR, it will be activated as leased and, I think, you can use the card that comes with them as a rule. If you buy a leased, previously activated HR, you're going to play hell trying to convince them to activate it. They probably won't and you'll have to resell it. Nasty thing to do to somebody, but a lot of the folks who sell HRs on eBay truly think that because they went to BB or Costco and "bought" the HR, they own it.

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  7. cccsdad

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    That makes perfect sense to me, why have a product that acutally functions when you can send out one that doesn't. I just ordered another HD DVR for my sons room and was told I'd receive either the 23 or 24, I'm hoping by some stroke of luck I get teh 24, but I doubt I will. I have a 22 in my living room and sometimes it takes me 2 minutes to change a channle. I hit 306 and the 06 comes up, or the 36 or the 30, makes me want to pull my hair out.
    Why the hell can't DTV fix this issue without having to come out with a brand new model that no one can get unless they just happen to fall into one when they place an order??? If uverse had decent HD pic quality I'd tell DTV to take a hike.
     
  8. cccsdad

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    Well SOB, I just got my new HDDVR from Direct TV and I'll be "You know what' if those morons didn't send me another 22, sending it right back, and consideing finding another provider. Why the hell does DTV comeout with these worthless firmware updates that give you more actor/actess information, but don't come out with anything that allows the users to be able to change the channel without growing old in the process. This is so dang frustrating.

    They can stick this thing were the sun don't shine. Is it really too much to ask to be able to change channels?????????????????
     
  9. Carl Spock

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    cccsdad, if it takes you two minutes to change a channel, something else is going on with your system other than any inherent design problems with a HR22. Don't you think if this was a generic problem with this piece, that this board would be littered with threads from people complaining about changing channels with a HR22? As you say, it's the most basic of functions.

    When I put "HR22" and "channel" into the search function, I have to go back to January to find another thread with your complaint.

    I'm not saying you don't have a problem, and I'm not saying you wouldn't be happier with a HR24. What I am saying is your problem doesn't seem to be endemic. It seems limited to a few people or a few machines and is not an overall failure of the HR22 or its firmware.

    A question: Did you try using the replacement machine they sent you or did you just assume it was a POS, too?
     
  10. Boobie1998

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    *****Update*****

    I called D* and was told by tech support that the slowness with the boxes is a issue their aware of and it being worked on with not ETA on when it will be fix. She told me I will know it fix when I get a overnight software update. Don't know how much of this is true. I think I'm done with calling them. Don't know how true this is. I'll just have to tolerated, go with dish or cable.

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  11. Mike Greer

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    Wow - I haven't complained about how you can't change channels on the HR22 since January? How did that happen?
     
  12. Mike Greer

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    Sorry - this is the same thing a certain HDTV fan told me for a couple of years. I think this is the the last line of their script or something.

    I'd translate that to "What you get is what you get. If it's too slow for you then you need to slow down. Mine works so you are crazy and/or you have something else in your setup that is causing your trouble."

    Sorry - I just don't see them bothering with them.... Sucks but what can you do?
     
  13. Mike Greer

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    I've already been taken off of certain people's Christmas card list. I don't want to push it any further!
     
  14. Mike Greer

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    Yep - way too much money - I should have just bagged it and done OTA to save myself a small fortune.
     
  15. Rich

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    You are being lied to. Or pacified. They were made slow to begin with. If you buy a car that goes 0-60 in fifteen seconds, you know nothing will be accomplished by going to the dealer and telling them it is "slow". D* knows the 22 is notoriously slow and any other thing they tell you is not true. Oddly, I had a fast one, but it only worked for three weeks. Speed kills. :)

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    It has been well documented. At first I thought folks were having problems with their systems, but I've come to the conclusion that this is just another poorly made HR, possibly the worst of the 21 series.

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  17. Carl Spock

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    I'm sure you're right, rich. Mike Greer has certainly complained constantly that he doesn't like his. And I can't speak from personal experience, not owning this box.

    I guess I just get hung up on folks taking their experience and assuming that it is more universal.
     
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    I agree with you Carl. My HR22/100 has served me well since getting it last December. I'm not denying the other posters' problems but speaking from experience like you I don't see it as a universal problem. For those who spend a lot of time menu hopping and channel surfing yes it's speed is disappointing when compaired to the H24 series. But then look at the problems that model is having lately. As for reception, recording and storage it's a reliable receiver.
     
  19. Rich

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    I think Mike's rants are true. I didn't at first. I couldn't see how anyone could buy three 22-100s that exhibited the same symptoms. Mike did that and he reported that all three exhibited the same symptoms. I thought it must be his system. But what would cause that to happen? I dunno. I only had the one 22 and for the first week or so, I was amazed by the speed of the thing. Then it had a nervous breakdown over the next two weeks and was useless. I'd hit Play and the damn thing would go right to the end of the recording. It became totally unresponsive to remote control commands even tho the Power light blinked at each command.

    To get back to Mike and his three 22s: He kept them, obviously he's got more patience than I do. Then he gets a 24 and has no problems. The idea that something is wrong with his system (like what?) goes right out the window. He's never wavered in his opinions about the 22s and I think he deserves props for that.

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