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HR24-100 / H24-700 {CE:01:04} 0x3BA / 0x3B4 Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by seern, May 1, 2010.

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  1. May 4, 2010 #101 of 155
    MercurialIN

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    I've not experienced the audio dropouts or black screen or lock ups with this box. But it's only had one CE so far. Also it's connected via S-video to an ancient SDTV.

    Don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. Only issue I've had with trickplay when using MRV is that once in a while the bottom half of the picture doesn't always match what is on the top half for a brief second or two.
     
  2. May 4, 2010 #102 of 155
    Steve

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    Melody's experience may also be an indication some of these issues could be HDMI-related.

    Is anyone NOT connected HDMI having reboot or audio loss issues?
     
  3. May 4, 2010 #103 of 155
    The Merg

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    Okay, just confirmed on my R22 that the Progress Bar stays up while you perform 30SKIP if it was up prior to hitting 30SKIP. I don't ever remember that behavior on my R22, but I guess that doesn't mean much. :)

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  4. May 4, 2010 #104 of 155
    The Merg

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    Connected via component. The only audio loss issue I have is the one I've reported after each CE: when performing SkipBack, every now and then the playback will have no audio and then pause after 6 seconds. There is no pattern as to how many SkipBacks are performed before this issue arises.

    I have not had any reboot issues and in fact have not had to reboot the HR24 once.

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  5. May 4, 2010 #105 of 155
    seern

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    May I throw another mystery into this "go to black" issue. I just had it happen again to my HR24-100 and the channel that failed to come up was 202, CNN, same as last time. This time I was doing a quick tune from my local CBS station, which is off the satellite. As soon as I hit 'Select' to tune I go a black screen without audio. Again jump back restored the video and audio. Now if it is a HDMI handshake issue, it seems strange that on my unit it seems to only happen when I am tuning to 202.
     
  6. May 5, 2010 #106 of 155
    Steve

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    If Murdoch was still running DirecTV, I could understand CNN going to a black screen. :p

    Thinking out loud, it's probably not triggered by a resolution change... CBS here is 1080i and so is CNN. Could a sat/transponder change trigger an HDCP check? I'm way out of my league here now. Pure speculation. :scratchin
     
  7. May 5, 2010 #107 of 155
    seern

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    MRV is so fickle that I know I don't understand it's workings. As I have stated before I am using 610N's at both HR's as bridges through the router. I have gotten it to function several times with the HR24 as server and my HR22 as client, but never the other way around. Now this morning I try again to use the HR22 as server. I am actually able to watch a show with only slight stuttering until I try trick play and it freezes. Now to add something to this mix, at the time I watched this show the HR22 was telling me it could not detect any units on network while the 24 was detecting the 22 and fully showing its play list along with the local recordings.
     
  8. May 5, 2010 #108 of 155
    The Merg

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    Have you tried MRV using an SD show instead of an HD show? That might help you to determine if it is a bandwidth issue with your wireless network since you can't run cables for your receivers. While I am using Wireless-G, I believe the only reason it is working well is because it is SD.

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  9. May 5, 2010 #109 of 155
    seern

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    Thanks Merg, I will give that a try.
     
  10. May 5, 2010 #110 of 155
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    I've seen this issue on my system and it's hooked up via component. (well it's a gray screen but I think that is based on your setting for the bar colors)

    It seems like it is having trouble locking onto an iframe in the stream to start decoding the video. For me I've most commonly seen it on a local channel.
     
  11. May 5, 2010 #111 of 155
    seern

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    Steve may have something since I have also seen this on the 22. I will bring it out of standby and sometimes when its been on 202 when I put it into standby, it comes up to the blank (how about that so we don't have to quibble over black/gray) screen without audio. I can pull up the guide so I can confirm its still tuned to 202. Usually a rapid change of channel then back will revive the video/audio. I have sent reports on this over in the regular ce section.
     
  12. May 5, 2010 #112 of 155
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    Personally, I have tried many scenarios, hdmi, rca plug, ect. 99% of any sound failures have been mostly locals. HR21's, H24-700, at least here, if that helps any.
    Only other sound hiccups, are the H24-700 when pushing menu buttons.
    Just chiming in with my 2 cents. Another words, mostly locals sound problems here.
     
  13. May 5, 2010 #113 of 155
    Herdfan

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    Most of my issues have also been with network programming as that makes up the majority of our viewing for which we use trickplay.

    However, since I am grandfathered in with DNS, many of our older SL's are still using the DNS channels instead of the local ones. Have had issues with both.
     
  14. May 5, 2010 #114 of 155
    Scott Kocourek

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    I used the HR24-100 last night as a server and it worked perfectly, sometime during the day today my wife switched back to the HR22-100 because she lost audio. I pressed a few buttons to see how it would react (menu, list, guide etc.) and the receiver froze. RBR again.

    :mad:
     
  15. May 5, 2010 #115 of 155
    MercurialIN

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    Had my first real issue with this particular HR24.

    Was trying to use MRV this afternoon to watch a show recorded this morning. It showed the recording as one hour in length which was correct. It appeared as though it was going to start playing but instead it went back to the playlist. Then an error box popped up saying something like: Playback failed: no audio/video packets received from the server" or something like that.

    I tried running network services on the client (HR23). No avail. Under "Multi Room" status showed that the HR24 was online.

    I went back to the HR24 and tried to play the recording locally, it immediately went to "keep or delete". I selected keep and then did a RBR.

    When the 24 came back up the show was missing from the playlist. I went back to the HR23 and tried another recording made later this afternoon. And it played back with no issues.

    Again this is the first real issue I've experienced with this DVR. Hope it's not the start of something. :(
     
  16. May 6, 2010 #116 of 155
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    I used the HR24-100 as the server, with my H24 as the client last night for 2 hours of MRV viewing...interestingly....the H24 was a bit herky-jerky compared to the H21 and HR21 used as a client in comparison (which were both virtually flawless).

    I have not experienced any of the audio issues others may have reported recently on any of these units in MRV mode.
     
  17. May 6, 2010 #117 of 155
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    Mine's not on 202, it's all over the place when I bring it out of standby. This last time I sent a report while the screen was black prior to rebooting to hopefully provide any more information I could.
     
  18. May 6, 2010 #118 of 155
    Steve

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    I assume you tried REPLAY or channel change before rebooting? If so, then your "black screen out of standby" is a little more severe than what Sharon or I have been experiencing.

    If it is an HDMI issue, could be that there are different degrees of tuning needed for different manufacturer's displays/receivers, so different set-ups will exhibit different symptoms until the engineers can get to the "one size fits all" tweaking they were able to achieve with the HR20 design, back in the day.
     
  19. May 6, 2010 #119 of 155
    seern

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    Following Merg's suggestion, I recorded an sd show on both the HR24 and 22. This was to rule out band width issues with mrv using the 610N units as bridges through my router. The results are as follows: HR24 as server play on the HR22 is OK some stuttering, but probably not as bad as with hd recordings. Any attempt to use trick play freezes the playback. Using the HR22 as server, play on the HR24 is smooth, but again any attempt to use trick play freezes the system. At either end clearing the freeze was simple by either exiting back to live or back arrowing out to the play list and selecting something LOCAL. At this point at either end, you are unable to play another show from the server and always get the no packet error. Once it has sat a few minutes mrv works again.

    Only a week to SWiM/DECA rollout
     
  20. May 6, 2010 #120 of 155
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    Last night, I connected my HR24-100 to my TV via Component, and to my AVR via optical.

    I watched Tuesday night's episode of "V", and then several episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" that I was behind on, and during one of the episodes of HIMYM, the unit would play for a few seconds, then stop (as if it had been paused), RW'ing or FF'ing would allow it to play again, but only for a few seconds. It would straighten itself out after a few minutes, but by then, it would lose audio, and a minute after it lost audio, it locked up and required an RBR.

    Apparently, it is NOT an HDMI issue! :(

    ~Alan
     
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