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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jan 27, 2010.
New version .. New poll .. Enjoy!
If you have 0x395 (or higher) what do you think?
Carryover from other thread, was posting when it closed, luckily back saved my post.
#1 - 700, original, replaced HDTivo
#2 - 100, was replaced with the same model last week.
#3 - 700, recently received ~ 4 - 5 months ago.
So #2 and 3 are refurbished. I own #1.
I don't notice it on my HR22, but my HR20-100 is loud. Partly could be environment, the 20 is in the bedroom.
Assuming the posters are reporting this with the National Release firmware version 0395....added information that would be helpful...
1) HD DVR Model Number
2) Was this reported with version 0368 as well (the last National firmware)?
3) For those with owned HD DVR units - did you replace the hard drive?
4) For those with owned HD DVR units that DID replace them - what was the "old drive / model number"?
5) For those with owned HD DVR units that DID replace them - what was the "new replacement drive / model number"?
HR23/HR20 are not audible.
This is a Quote from bobcamp1:
"All HR20s, huh?
After reading all these posts, I sense a pattern. I don't know if this would make the new poll way too complicated, but adding in model numbers for the DVRs would help."
I have been asking everyone to Post what model DVR they have so we can see if they are all older HR20s or whatever!!!
Please Post your DVR's Model Number so we can see if it is just certain models!!!
SEE POST #4.
I somehow missed Post #4!!!
How could that be? Oh well, at least we agree that we need to see if there is a Pattern going on here. I would say get rid of your HR20 DVRs and your Thrashing will probably go away.
Assume you meant not everyone has 0395...
But most do, and all will very soon....
Good point..I just deleted my post.
2. Yes, this has been going on for about 4-6 months now. I assumed my DVR was just slowly dying.
3. I own it, but I haven't modified it at all.
The drive noise is terribly annoying as the unit is in my bedroom. Again, as other have stated, it just sounds like the hard drive starts thrashing for no real reason. Does it about every 30 seconds for about 5 seconds, maybe 10.
I thought it might have been a fan or something like that, but it doesn't appear to be. Just sounds like the hard drive is mashing away.
Would DirecTV replace my unit, even though I own it?
Forgot to mention I have an HR-22 and a regualr DVR (don't know the model number) and neither of them have the same issue.
First of all - thank you for posting all your information as requested.
If you have the protection plan, yes, they will replace the unit. The only issue there, of course, is you have no way of knowing or specifying what replacement unit you will get. But if it bothers you enough, it might be worth taking that small risk.
Also, if you are eligible for that replacement...you could certainly emphasize that others have reported problems with that model and you do NOT want to get the same model as a replacement.
2) Yes (started with 0x034C update)
Our 2 R22s do not have loud hard drives.
1A) HR20-700, owned, original unit, a few years old
3A) No, but seriously thinking about it now, other things took higher fund priority
1B) HR20-100, replaced another HR20-100 around 1-22-10, leased
2B) Yes on both the old and new HR20
1C) HR20-700, leased, received August 2009
I haven't replaced them because there are programs on there I want to keep. I requested specifically for the models with OTA capability and was able to get them. I have a feeling if I need to replace them again I will ask for a newer model with the OTA box add on (forgot the name of it).
No, hard drive has been quiet since leased 1/07. It's in the family room and my hearing is declining, at least according to my wife, but I can't hear anything even when I put my ear to the receiver itself.
Why don't you just replace the internal drive? You own the 20-700 and it's not that difficult to do. All five of my owned 20-700s have Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB HDDs in them and they are quite quiet. You can purchase that model for a little more than a $100 on Amazon. If that doesn't solve your problem, go the replacement route (if you belong to the PP). I have three other 20-700s that are leased and have Seagate 1.5 eSATAs on them and they are silent too. As are my three 21-700s and my 21-200.
Certainly sounds like you have a bad HDD in you unit, doesn't it? How long can you put up with something like that?
HR20 has been loud since the previous national release. So far I have noticed no change with this release, it's still loud. All other receivers are quiet.
That could be addressed with HR21 -HR23 units with an AM21 OTA tuner on top to match your HR20 capabilities. They were providing AM21 units for some other folks getting newer units where OTA was specified - they asked for it and managed to get that.
I think it's about time for people with "thrashers" to admit that they have bad HDDs. If all your other receivers are quiet, doesn't that tell you that something major is wrong with your "thrasher"? The only thing you can do is replace it with an eSATA or if you own it, drop a new internal into it. Or you could play "replacement roulette" with it, that's always fun.
One of the reasons it would be good to know the "old" and "new" drives (for those who have done replacements) is simply to see any pattern, and also to determine if the new drives met standards.