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HR24s super slow then recover with reboot

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ddingle, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 #81 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    You obviously misread the post, as no one said "confined" - that's your word and interpretation. Please don't twist other poster comments.

    It was stated that the unit was released in 2006, and the startup was bumpy. Beyond that....lost in your translation.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 #82 of 103
    Steve

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    Twist? Others can judge, but I thought the meaning of "once the first beta period passed", in the comments I was responding to below, was pretty clear.

     
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  4. Nov 1, 2010 #84 of 103
    Mike Greer

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  5. Nov 1, 2010 #85 of 103
    Rich

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    So the bad luck is just limited to your mass purchases of poorly functioning HRs? :lol: Shouldn't laugh, I know how frustrated you are.

    My Playlist is still a PITA, but it's like that on the 20-700s too. The list is just too long and the HRs end up stacking clicks and I keep getting lost.

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  6. Nov 1, 2010 #86 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    The first beta period lasted over a year. DUH.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2010 #87 of 103
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    I've watched my HR24-500 go from a decent DVR to slower than the HR22 it replaced POS. We KNOW these units are capable of quick operation, since they came that way. Their "updates" have degraded these units to nearly useless. They need to give up trying to build their own DVRs and contract it back out to people that know what they are doing. After 4 years, these type of issues should be completely eliminated. I've said it before, the HR series software is simply pathetic.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2010 #88 of 103
    Rich

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    I understand frustration, but you're not speaking for all of us. I had more problems with TiVos.

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  9. Nov 4, 2010 #89 of 103
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    Its funny, but both my HR24s are doing quite well but one of them definitely suffers OCCASIONAL slowdowns that are cured with a reboot. The other has been fine. So, if this was all induced by a software update, the impact seems pretty idiosyncratic.

    Anyway, at least for me, these have been very stable units and I'm really very satisfied with that aspect of things.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2010 #90 of 103
    hdtvfan0001

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    +1 on both counts.

    HR24-100 here is working extremely well.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2010 #91 of 103
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    My HR24s only slow entering and exiting functions like guide, system setup, list, VOD and maybe some others but it's been pointed-out in this forum, all that's required to regain the speed is tune to a scoreguide enabled channel and wait for the SG pop-up to appear.

    To see the slowness come and go, tune to SG channel and wait for pop-up then enable TV APPS, dismiss TV APPS and open the guide. You'll notice it takes a little longer to open but noticeably slower to dismiss. Re-tune to a live SG channel and wait for the SG pop-up. Test guide w/o activating TV APPS. Any difference?

    The latest NR, 0x0418 still has the same issue.

    YMMV but this has been consistent for me with my WHD with DIRECTV CINEMA™ Connection Kit and no external HDD; don't know when or if it started, maybe the the 24s were introduced with this bug? I have seen a lot of issues resolved on the 24s; the lock-ups are not common to all users. I can only recall one hard freeze during normal playback that required a RBR. The problem along with other nonsensical issues may have later been attributed to the SWiM PI being used to supply sat. signal from its IRD port to the HR24 that had all the issues while the one not connected so had virtually no issues. The PI is now on its own coax and the HR24 has been as stable as the other HR24.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2010 #92 of 103
    Steve

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    Since I wasn't part of the beta (and apparently you were), how would I know that? I swapped my four HR10's for HR20's in March of 2007, about 6 months after the production units began shipping.

    No matter what, the aforementioned major HR2x "blank recording" issue was ongoing in the spring of 2008.
     
  13. Nov 4, 2010 #93 of 103
    Steve

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    I was luckier than you, I guess. I owned lots of DirecTiVO's, starting with the SAT-T60's. I then moved to HDVR2's and finally HR10-250's, with nary a problem, except for a failed hard drive here or there.

    I thought I was an early adopter, but apparently I was fortunate not to be able to get my hands on HR10's until about a month after they started shipping. As a result, I missed the initial release of HD DirecTiVO software, which some folks recall as problematic. Whatever release was shipping when I finally got my boxes worked smoothly, and I used four HR10's for almost 3 years with nary a problem.

    IOW, nothing like the issues I've experienced with my HR2x's over the past three years, no matter how much I love them. :)
     
  14. Nov 4, 2010 #94 of 103
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    You wouldn't believe how much I spent on large HDDs that only lasted months in those damn TiVos.

    Putting the OS on the HDDs was a mistake that D* was wise enough to avoid.

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  15. Nov 4, 2010 #95 of 103
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    Agree. My H10-250 taught me everything I ever wanted to know about beta testing. :D
     
  16. Nov 4, 2010 #96 of 103
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    Yeah, me and my luck. I had constant HDD problems with the SD TiVos and tuner problems with a lot of them. I never purchased an HD TiVo because of the cost of upgrading them. I felt like I was mired in a black hole that kept sucking me and my money dry. I like the HRs much more. And have spent a whole lot less money on them.

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  17. Nov 4, 2010 #97 of 103
    Steve

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    Another beta I guess I was fortunate to miss being part of. I got my first production HR10's from Circuit City in June/July of '04.
    I paid about $1100 each for my first two. D'oh! No problems at all with them, tho. I wound up with four before I swapped them for HR20's in the spring of '07. Was the only way I could see Yankees games in HD, because YES was only avaible MPEG-4.
     
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    +1000 on that one.

    They should have been paying me Big Time for all of the Time I spent on that HD Project.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2010 #99 of 103
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    I had to Replace Hard Drives in 2 of my HR10-250s and lost alot of recordings.

    I supposedly was the First One to get an HR10-250 from Valueelectronics.com Overnighted to me on April 12, 2004 and I loved it but went thru Hell with all of the Initial Problems but it was worth seeing HD in all of it's Glory. I think I spent $900 on my first one as a part of the Deal that Robert made for the first 50 that signed up.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2010 #100 of 103
    Richierich

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    Well, my Audio Switching Problem was not fixed by the NR so I played around with it and finally switched out my Coaxial Digital Audio Cable for a Toslink Cable and now it is working Perfectly for 24 hours.

    I will continue to Monitor it to see if it indeed Reverts back to Switching from Digital to Analog and then back to Digital and then back to Analog but if it doesn't my Conclusion is that all this time it was caused by a Bad Coaxial Digital Audio Cable!!!
     

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