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HR24 problem?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by anleva, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. anleva

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    I am trying to figure out whether I have a problem with my HR24 or whether something else is going on.

    Here is what I am observing. I am tuned in to a particular channel. Occasionally I will then see a quick dark screen, as if the channel is being changed, and then the channel I was tuned to re-appears. It is behaving like I changed the channel, but the remote has been sitting untouched on the table.

    Any thoughts? Something going bad with my HR24?
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    How is your HR24's video OUT connected to your HDTV? HDMI cable? This could be an HDMI handshake issue.
     
  3. anleva

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    HDMI. I've had it connected this way for quite a while. Only recently has it been happening.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Some things to try ...
    • Reset the HR24
    • Verify that the HDMI cable is snug at both ends.
    • Try a different HDMI cable.
    • Try using Component Video cables (red, blue, green RCA cables) instead of HDMI. See if that makes a difference.
    • In the HR24's HDTV/Video Setup Menu, disable "Native Resolution" and set the Video Output Resolution to a fixed 1080i (check only the 1080i box). This will feed the HDTV with a constant 1080i resolution regardless of the channel's native resolution.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    How often is this happening?
    I've seen the same thing "every once and a while", where the DVR "for no good reason" drops the tuner and re-tunes to the same channel.
    "It sucks" if you happen to be in the buffer and behind "live TV".
    I "lost" 7 laps of the last F1 race when this happened, while another DVR recorded the race and didn't have the problem.
     
  6. anleva

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    It happens every once in a while and was not happening before, only recently. It sounds like I am experiencing the same thing as you. It will drop the tuner and re-tune to the same channel.
     
  7. makaiguy

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    Have started seeing something similar, but I watch so little live tv that it happens for me when playing back a recorded program. If I rewind and play through the section again, it plays through ok. So, I suspect it to be some sort of an intermittent HDMI problem in my case.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'd agree as when "this happens" it will split the recording into two, as I was recording while watching the same channel this last time.
     

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