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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 3, 2012.
771B is what one person got.
I thought getting the new update would fix this error but I'm still seeing it. Is anyone else getting this error (attached image)? Is this a specific code to the HR34 or can it happen on other receivers? I didn't get this on my HR21 that was replaced by the HR34 and it's setup the same way minus the local deca on the HR21.
I've tried disconnecting everything from the swm8 except the HR34. I've tried a straight cat5 connection to the router. I've tried it only using coax through the CCK. No matter what I do I get that error code when I run the system test. Is it possible I have faulty network handshaking inside the HR34? I am having slight latency issues watching recordings on the HR34 from the HR24. I'm assuming it's because of this error but I don't know what else to try at this point. Has anyone solved this before with another receiver?
I am loving PIP. Yes, it takes several clicks to get there, but once activated it is pretty awesome. Simple to switch between active windows (doubleplay), and on my 55" display the side-by-side configuration is great for two sporting events.
This is the primary reason I bought the 34 and I couldn't be happier.
I have had all kinds of problems since this update:
System freezes - Reboot
Lose connection with TV - have to do standby on/off to restore
Searching for satellite - Multiple reboots..this started yesterday.
Lose connection to whole home network.
Well after a call to DtV HR34 dept, looks like my receiver going bad. They are shipping a new one and a tech...TG for protection plan, no charge. The error that came up on test indicated internal parts were bad.
Bummer. Keep us posted.
Fun to find a thread and site with a group as into this as I am!
I have a non-SWM system that I will need to upgrade as part of a move to the HR34. I currently run a home-brew ethernet MRV system that has worked great with my mix of receivers (HR2x's and H2x's) but I plan to do that upgrade all at once.
However I am in the middle of purchasing a new TV for a secondary room and am trying to determine how beneficial it would be to get a Samsung with RVU. It looks like the 40 inch 6000 series samsung is the only 40 inch or so TV that has it, correct? It is listed as having a "DTV tuner" which I assume is the RVU capability. Is it clear yet whether the Samsung DTV GUI has about the same speed/functionality as using say an H24 as a client? Wonder if it will ever get the new HD menu. I like them!
I have read almost all of the prior HR34 thread (whew!) but there is still one other item I am not clear on. I have read that any of the more current HR or H units can serve as a true client to the HR34. I may want to do that with say 2 or 3 TV's..... But there might be another TV or 2 that I might NOT want to tap into the HR34 for live TV viewing (just for MRV as I have now but user their own tuner).
So once I have SWM and DECA setup and an HR34 installed, if I want say an H24 or HR24 to just be a standalone unit just like it is now (but with MRV), can this be done as part of setup? And another H24 in another room, I actually want to be a client to the HR34 so somehow that is setup differently in the wiring or menu?
It appears that the C30 or upcoming C31 clients are not available and I have not seen any dates. So if you don't have a Samsung TV, am I correct that you are left with using current or new DTV units as clients?
I just want to profess my love for the HR34 now that I've had it for a few weeks, here's what is going on right now...
-It's recording two shows
-I'm watching a recorded show
-Wife is downstairs warching a recorded show
-I'm watching the Lakers live in PiP
Oh, and all in HD...
Yes, you can have as many of these as you want up to a total of 16 tuners, including the HR34's 5 tuners.
All Hxx or HRxx can access recorded shows on the HR34 via MRV, if this is what you mean by being a client. They can also all operate independently tuning live TV or recording using their own tuners (in the case of HRxx).
Assuming you want each TV to be able to independently tune channels this is correct.
If you don't mind having multiple TVs share the same video stream, you can split the HD signal and feed it to multiple TVs so they all share the same video stream. You can then use the RF remote feature to control the video stream from any room in the house (within the limits of RF). This may work for lightly used rooms where there is little chance that two TVs will be in use at any one time.
Thanks!! On the client question, what I mean is a true client that shares the tuner of the HR34. Of course a Samsung TV does this. Hopefully someone can provide insight how well the Samsung guides and menus work.
In the other thread I got the impression an H2X or HR2X can also do this but perhaps they just meant MRV. I guess you might as well have them use their own tuner if your switch has the available port but trying to understand how it works. I look at this client feature as distinct from just having MRV capability and seeing each other's playlists while using their own in-box tuner.
So that's what I don't understand. In a multi-receiver environment, how do you tell a DTV box other than the C30 that it is to be a client and share the tuner of the HR34 (but not via a video out but via the 2-way coax DECA connection). Or does this not really happen?
As far as sharing a video out with multiple TV's so they see the same channel and using RF remotes, I do a lot of this. However moving more TV's to HD make the true client solution appealing. As an aside, DTV's wonderful decision to not support simultaneous HD and SD video outs off the same H24 at the same time with the new HD menus puts a damper on sharing video that way. You have to downscale the component outs in order to get SD at the same time.
The current NR SW seems to be working fine for me, other than some slowness and small quirks. Im really liking the 2TB HDD as well.
Have 11 sat HD and 5 OTA recordings, and am showing 96% free
I did some moving of gear today and put the am21 on a different shelf than the hr34 for heat reduction. When I rebooted I was doing something and did not watch the process. The hr34 was off power for maybe an hour, and the info screen now says sw updates today to 4c9.
Yep, that's the new HR34-700 NR. It been in stream the whole day.
Ah, thanks. I had to bail on the CE this week, way to many problems.
Turned on hr34 after work tonite and had grey screen. Channel banner, guide, etc... are all showing normally. Ran rbr and got searching for satellite after it finished. Ran rbr again and 34 works but responds to remote inputs very slowly. Both 24's are working normal, other than being one tuner short on my swm.
By the way, I am still trying to get a swm16 installed so I can use all 9 turners. Direct tv supplied 2 hr24's and activated my customer supplied 34. Whole Home Upgrade conversion from sd was done 12/23/11. The installer installed swm8 even though he installed 9 tuners. The installer told me to call D TV to get swm16. Biggest mistake was allowing the installer to leave without installing the swm16. What a cs nightmare. If I hadn't invested so much money already, I would have cancelled my service.
Any local installer interested in installing 16, pm me please.
Unless you have a true RVU client (either C30 or TV with built-in), there is no way to share the HR34 tuners that I am aware of. I don't know of any way to bypass the Hxx tuner.
Finally getting into last week's mix of recordings.
Between sat and OTA playback from my external caviar EARX 2TB drive, I can tell no difference. Have had some nights with 3 and 4 recordings in the same hour, no problems yet. Working well so far.
I suspect that this may be the case on my HR34 too. Can you pass on the error code you got or some of the context of the language you saw on the code?
Thanks for the info, that's what I was trying to figure out! I guess unless you are out of streams on your switch it doesn't make much difference anyway. Wish you could get "trickplay"/buffered live-view from one of the tuners on the HR34 from a remote location. That would be nice.
C30 doesn't exist. Only way currently is if you have one of the RVU enabled Samsung Smart TVs, AND have a truck roll for DIRECTV installer to come out and do it. That is the latest info from Stuart at least regarding to getting "clients" access on your DIRECTV account.