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HR24-100 / H24-700 {CE:01:06} 0x3DC - Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by seern, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 17, 2010 #81 of 116
    Herdfan

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    Could you eleborate on this a little bit more.

    I know when I did this, I had success the first evening, but the second evening it was not repeatable. But I am going through a Denon 3806>Sony KDS-R70XBR2.

    I was going to, but have not tried running the HDMI cable to the TV, but I would not be able to test the audio since my TV has no speakers.

    Have you experienced any total freeze ups?
     
  2. May 17, 2010 #82 of 116
    hdtvfan0001

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    Very interesting indeed.

    That would likely point to either the HDMI handshake for certain devices (I use HDMI and don't see the problem here), or else the codecs used via HDMI are amuck, as opposed to those used to transmit via another non-HDMI output.

    That is indeed interesting, especially since its repeatable.
     
  3. May 17, 2010 #83 of 116
    Scott Kocourek

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    I am actually pretty excited about this, I have watched 2 one hour shows without an audio drop. Since I tried this I have had no lockups and no audio drops. (using component and RCA) This is still the first night so we will see. If I switch back to the HDMI within 4-5 trickplays it will lose audio, some nights it would lock up tight.
     
  4. May 17, 2010 #84 of 116
    Alan Gordon

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    Interesting Scott!

    Whenever I tried Component, I used Optical and not RCA plugs.

    While I have heard of HDMI issues with many CE products, I've never heard of optical causing issues.

    ~Alan
     
  5. May 17, 2010 #85 of 116
    hilmar2k

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    Hmmmmm. Maybe I'll move the HR24 to my bedroom where it would be connected directly to the TV via component and either optical or RCA's. The TV is mounted to a fully articulated wall mount, so rewiring to try different combinations is a piece of cake.
     
  6. May 17, 2010 #86 of 116
    Scott Kocourek

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    I'd hate for you to do too much on the first night but I have to say it sure is much more pleasant to use.

    Now for the kicker. My HR24-100 is hooked up to an AM21 and I thought that it may have slightly slowed it down, since I went component I hate to say it but it may be a little snappier. It was still fast before, infact too fast for me to do any kind of measuring but it more a perception.
     
  7. May 17, 2010 #87 of 116
    Steve

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    FWIW, I've been optical to my Yamaha 2600 from day one and haven't experiences any loss of audio, trick play or lock-up issues. So if Scott's nailed his issue, and it sounds like he may have, it must be receiver specific.
     
  8. May 17, 2010 #88 of 116
    sigma1914

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    I understand wanting to use working connections, but please keep reporting HDMI issues. We got to keep them aware of issues so they can fix them. Maybe reconnect to the "buggy" way after software updates to see if it's fixed.
     
  9. May 17, 2010 #89 of 116
    Steve

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    Excellent point. :up:
     
  10. May 17, 2010 #90 of 116
    hilmar2k

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    Not really that much work. Can't take more that 180 seconds for the complete swap. The fact that they use the same power cords helps (which can't be said for my "soon to be retired" HR20-100 :mad:).
     
  11. May 17, 2010 #91 of 116
    Steve

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    I would expect it to be snappier now, since it no longer has to do any HDMI handshaking.
     
  12. May 17, 2010 #92 of 116
    MercurialIN

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    I'm getting a DECA install Thu. I am hoping they will check signal levels then. I am also hoping that they won't insist on forcing a download to my two DVR's.

    Absolutely don't want that. I thought I should as another poster suggested just be upfront and tell them I beta test software, obviously I would NOT say I am part of a field trial testing a DVR. Just software. And that's only if they try to INSIST on forcing a download.

    If that is not ok then what should I tell them to avoid them forcing a software download?

    Also something odd. I checked signal strengths on the HR23 and on most sats both tuners were getting mid 90's to even a half dozen or so 100.

    That was interesting to me because signal strengths on the HR24 last time I checked were much lower, like highs were mid 80's down to some upper 70's and even a few 60s.

    How can that be when both DVR's are obviously connected to the same dish. The HR24 on system test gets that dish alignment error and the HR23 says all systems ok.

    ???? :confused:
     
  13. May 17, 2010 #93 of 116
    hilmar2k

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    They will/should. They won't.
     
  14. May 17, 2010 #94 of 116
    HDTVsportsfan

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    I have only had to post one issue up to this point. As with a couple other field tests I feel a bit quilty that I haven't had to. For how my reciever is connected and how my family uses the box it has been pretty damn stable w/ no complaints.

    I haven't had any of the audio drop out.....video hiccups....and have received all of the push updates. I use the box quite a bit as the server as I am now watching 24 with no issue. TP is snappy as if I were watching it on the box itself.
     
  15. May 17, 2010 #95 of 116
    MercurialIN

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    I'm hoping that DECA might resolve the MRV issue I experience almost daily. When I use the HR24 as server and I get the dreaded, "Playback failed, no audio/video data packets received from the server".

    I don't know if it's an ethernet issue I doubt it seriously. And the other thing that makes no sense is MRV works flawlessly with the HR23 as server. As it did with the HR20 as server. Only MRV foul up I experience at all is with the HR24 acting as server.

    Wanted to note on the discussion about HDMI and audio drop outs after trick play. My HR24 is hooked up to an ancient Mitsu SDTV via S-Video and the HR24 has had numerous audio drop outs coming out of trick play. Plus the rare video freeze. The audio drop outs have been worse with this particular CE.

    Only one hard lock up, that was on Sat night while unit was in standby.
     
  16. May 17, 2010 #96 of 116
    Scott Kocourek

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    TV or AV Receiver specific, is that what you meant? This I would agree with. I am now thinking of taking to lower level and hooking into Onkyo HDMI receiver. Wont be til tomorrow though.

    Absolutely
     
  17. May 17, 2010 #97 of 116
    Scott Kocourek

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    I hope this works for you too.
     
  18. May 17, 2010 #98 of 116
    hilmar2k

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    Me too, if only to help nail down the source of the issue(s).
     
  19. May 18, 2010 #99 of 116
    Alan Gordon

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    At first, I thought I got it to work... but then here comes the loss of audio, freeze-ups, and lockup causing the HR24-100 to reboot. :(

    The above may have been my fault though. Will try and spend more time testing it on Wednesday. :)

    ~Alan
     
  20. seern

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    Just had my first major issue with my HR24 and it is posted in the issues thread.

    Was watching last night's recording of L&O and was 44 minutes into the second show when the playback just froze. I was not using any trick play at the point it froze, just watching. Was unable to get the unit to do anything. Attempts to move forward or rewind would get brief motion on the time bar but the unit would not move back or forward more then 1 minute. Escaping back to live brought up blank screen with no audio, further any attempt to play something from the hd results in the blank screen/no audio. Menus work so report sent. It is recording CSI LA now so have not done rbr because I want to see if it also has affected the recording or only playback and live.

    Follow up: Once 10 pm came, I did a menu reset. The unit came back up working. The recording of NCIS LA had stopped at the point that my playback of L&O froze. I was able to watch the rest of L&O without further issue. This makes me wonder if the problem was related to the recording and not the playback. Either way this further reinforces my feeling that all of these issues we have been having with the HR24 are related to the hd controller, because for my recording to just halt must be related to the hd stopping. Just my thoughts.
     

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