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HR2x and R22 0x0290 - Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #61 of 112
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    Two months ago after Directv put the ads on the guide between the channels I started having problems with my pause and fast forward (not sure if it had anything to do with the ads being new, but that's when it started). You would change to a channel and couldn't pause for 15 seconds. Once paused, you would hit play again and it would jump back 15 seconds. Directv sent me a new receiver and guess what.. no fix. They even paid the local directv guys to come out and look at it and they said "I don't know why it's doing that". They brought three guys in my living room, reset the box and while the box was resetting (which I could have done myself) the directv guy says to me as it's loading the guide that "mine does this everytime I turn it on"... referring to the guide reloading and taking 5 minutes. Nice. The guy that is there to help me fix mine has issues with his own that he can't fix. They really needed three idiots to come out and waste my time to tell me this. Anyway, they said "can't help you". So I went on just dealing with the pause problem.

    Well, I got the new update. This is the second time the box reset this month and recording were lost. OK, I'll deal with that I thought. Well after yesterdays update I notice my locals video is skipping and a line going down the screen. 40 minutes on with the "tech support", he states "we'll need to escalate the issue". So I say, "right now" and he says "no, they will call you.... it can take up to 2 week." So I have no locals. I complain and he takes off 15 bucks in the next three months.

    Anyway, I'm hating Directv and am going to try to get out of my contract and possibly try to call corperate office. I don't know if they even realize the joke of what directv is now. It never used to be this way. I've had Dish Network 6 years ago and have had nothing but good things from them.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2008 #62 of 112
    Maruuk

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    Glad they did something about the ridiculous hold-down tick advance which hardly ever worked, though why not just dedicate a couple of soft buttons to it without needing to be already in FF or REW? And while they were eliminating the "hold-down" insanity for advance to tick, why not replace the worst ever problem: the hold-down for slo-mo? Which makes it useless. Just dedicate a soft button there too.

    I see they haven't addressed the brutal trick play issues on AM21 recordings at all. So many times during a sports playback I've hit :30 advance a couple of times for ads, and it suddenly puts me at the end of the game, instantly ruining the entire viewing experience. To paraphrase Joe Vogler:

    "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the current DTV hardware/software. And I won't be buried under their damn guide banners. I will die a free Tivo owner...and they'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands."
     
  3. Oct 23, 2008 #63 of 112
    texasbrit

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    I think what it is telling you is that it is RECEIVING 1080p/24. Not the same thing.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 #64 of 112
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    I had expected some fast forwarding changes, e.g. the left/right arrows jumping to the tick mark. I really miss the jump to beginning/end of the HR10-250.

    Any idea if fast forwarding changes will make it into the next release?
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 #65 of 112
    fornold

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    Isn't this what you are asking for? http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=143289
     
  6. Oct 23, 2008 #66 of 112
    Pyroto

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    The cell phones offered by Jitterbug (Jitterbug.com) do have a dial tone.

    Jitterbug is a cell phone and service provider that caters to older consumers.

    Now back to the topic at hand...

    Yes, lockup here too, oh and resetting of the lights on the front. Otherwise, no problems.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2008 #67 of 112
    k0rww

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    You're right, I missed it and I did look. I like to watch Fox News, but I skipped to the beginning of the 90 minute buffer to avoid about 50% commercials.

    Thank you!
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 #68 of 112
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    Other than on dbstalk, how will the general public find out about the non-visual enhancements to 0x290? I dbl-checked and I received no msg from D* on my DVR.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 #69 of 112
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    I have a TV that supports 1080P however directv says My TV can't support it... :(
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 #70 of 112
    beejpowers

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    Sorry, I couldn't let this go.
    The 48hz rate of a film projector is 1/24 sec film projection, 1/24 sec shutter close/film advance
    It has nothing to do with overheating the film. It has to do with the brains interpolation of moving images.
    Here is a good explanation of how that part of the projector actually works.
    http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/movie-projector3.htm
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 #71 of 112
    beejpowers

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    Has anyone noticed the awesome change to Prioritizer?
    Now it displays
    Show Name(number of upcoming episodes).... Channel number Call Letters

    So you can really easily see what is going on. I guess it really only makes a difference if you have season passes for a show on multiple channels.

    But a welcome change none the less. :)
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 #72 of 112
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    When the prompt came up to download the update we opted to delay it several times to not interfere with our recording and when we finally allowed it, it went well and I really cant say I have any issues, I have all of my stuff just like before. So far, so good. :)

    Now if they can make an update that actually allows you to delete shows that you don't want in the to do list and make them STAY away, that would be a good fix! :lol:
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 #73 of 112
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    Pardon my ignorance but how does the screensaver on XM stations work? I've been listening to 50s on 5 for quite a while and all I see is a static image with a "Youre listening to ......." caption and a message window which pops up when a new song starts.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 #74 of 112
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    My Sony KDS-55A3000 supports 1080p/24.
    My HR22-100 doesn't think so. Anything I can do?
     
  15. Oct 23, 2008 #75 of 112
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    I got a phone call this morning from Directv apologizing for problems Tuesday. I had no significant problems w/my HR-22 except that I can no longer dim or shut of the "circle of blue". The other problem that really has me baffled is that my 52 in Sharp Aquos doesn't recognize Directv's version of 1080p. What is the difference between Direc's version and let's say my BlueRay/HD players version of 1080p? Can anyone explain this for me? Very curious about this. I may have found the answer. Does it have to do with 1080p/24 vs 1080p/60? or 1080p/120? There is nothing in the specs for the TV that says anything about 24/60/72/120, does anyone know where this info can be found?
     
  16. Oct 23, 2008 #76 of 112
    Rich

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    Sorry, I couldn't let this go. :lol:

    The brain interprets the moving images. I can't find a definition of "interpolation" that fits the context of your post. I did understand what you meant.

    How's that for nitpickin? :lol:

    (I just know someone will come up with some obscure dictionary that will agree your use of the word.)

    Rich
     
  17. Oct 23, 2008 #77 of 112
    Diana C

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    Sammy plasmas show the INPUT, not the output. I can drive mine with 1080p as well, and that is what the Info screen shows, but it's a 768p display, so I KNOW it's not DISPLAYING 1080p.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2008 #78 of 112
    Diana C

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    I'll defer to you on these special cases, but the vast majority of 1080p TVs will upconvert to 1080p/60 (using reverse 2:3) or 1080p/120 (by displaying each frame for 5 refreshes). Obviously, the latter is simpler and so will, in the real world, deliver a better result. One of the problems with lots of HDTVs is the high degree of variability in the quality of their pulldown engines.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2008 #79 of 112
    Steve

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    Well, if you do a Google search for "define: interpolate", the first explanation that come up is: "To compute intermediate values." Based on that, I guess what beejpowers was trying to say was that our brains ignore the gaps between the frames, effectively recreating what is "missing", so we see the scene uninterrupted.

    That said, I'm not sure my brain is capable of working that fast! :lol: /steve
     
  20. Oct 23, 2008 #80 of 112
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    I got an automated call today also, but it was apologizing for problems on Sunday, December 16! (?!) Which was last year, whatever.

    Anyway, I have a Sony HDTV that supports 1080P, and it works fine on the Blu-Ray but I also got the error message. I tried the Info button trick and it works, but the TV still says it's in 1080i mode. Is only certain programming in 1080P? Where can I test it?
     

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