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HR34 Genie: Version 0x05D3 - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Nov 1, 2012 #21 of 303
    RACJ2

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    The quickest way to check when you received an update, is to press and hold the [Info] button on the remote. It will bring up the screen with the hexadecimal # you don't like, but you can look at the date and time right next to that.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2012 #22 of 303
    TMan

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    Okay, so certain user customizations will revert to default after upgrades.

    Oh, a long press of Info gets you there? That is acceptable. No menu digging required.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2012 #23 of 303
    augisdad

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    Be aware though, that if you happen to be on a channel that allows you to press the RED button (TWC, ESPN e.g.), pressing and holding the INFO button won't work.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2012 #24 of 303
    steve053

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    Sorry for the thread hijack, but how do you turn off the front panel lights on the HR34?

    TIA

    Steve
     
  5. Nov 1, 2012 #25 of 303
    TMan

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    I assume there is an option buried in a menu somewhere, but I haven't discovered that one yet in my brief ownership time.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2012 #26 of 303
    RAD

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    Hold down the left arror and then press the right arrow twice to turn them off.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2012 #27 of 303
    RACJ2

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    On those channels, you have to press [Exit], then hold [Info] to bring up the last update info.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2012 #28 of 303
    MrLatte

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    While watching a recorded show, a message popped up saying it had to record a show at the top of the hour.

    BTW, I've never turned on Genie. I'm used to seeing this message when watching live TV with Double Play turned on but never before while watching a recorded show!
     
  9. Nov 2, 2012 #29 of 303
    MrLatte

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    There are annoying bugs still with the HR34! My WAF is plummeting. In fact she was longing for the HR20 that I "upgraded" away from.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2012 #30 of 303
    jcwest

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    Here's why, it is accidental rather than intentional.

    When watching NFL ST I place all active games in a custom menu.
    I generally watch one game full window and one in the PIP. When one of the game goes to commercial I channel up to the next game. The main window and PIP is usually separated by a few channels but if I accidentally select the same one, TA DA, lockup.

    J C
     
  11. Nov 2, 2012 #31 of 303
    augisdad

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    Received this message flashing on the screen several times while watching live TV last night. Signal was never interrupted. Genie is off. Weather was clear.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2012 #32 of 303
    augisdad

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    Was flipping back and forth between recordings and LIVE TV last night. Had a buffer twice while doing this. Next time gone. I guess I'm going to have to record LIVE TV from now on if I want to be able to do this anymore.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2012 #33 of 303
    augisdad

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    Had 2 shows recording @ 9pm CDT Wed evening. Had looked @ the To Do list and noticed that The Soup was not scheduled to record until last night @ 7pm. Not sure why with 5 tuners, it would think it needed to bump this from 9pm Wed. I've never activated Genie.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2012 #34 of 303
    don s

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    Continued, persistent Whole Home issues still. I still cannot see other networked DVRs, HR24s, from the HR34 and vice versa. It has been this way for the last 5 or 6 firmware updates and persists through this one. Bitterly frustrating...
     
  15. Nov 2, 2012 #35 of 303
    Laxguy

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    Have you tried fixed IPs on the units? Swapped locations for the "bad" unit to check if it's the connections?
     
  16. Nov 3, 2012 #36 of 303
    somguy

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    Recording Tips still randomly populating even though they are shut off.

    Doubleplay for me still is not working. Worked for a week then it stopped. With this update made no difference. I tried an RBR and tried down arrow on dvr itself. I just get message to hit down arrow again to start it but when I do the message disappears but does not go to other tuner...and I have 4 more of them!!

    Problems too numerous to mention...reminder of HR20 hell back in 2006-2009.

    Genie not ready for primetime...may have to be returned...so sad.

    Anyone who buys a lemon at a store returns it within 30 days so I am giving them 30 days to get it right...seems only fair. If a magic pill (software updates) didn't exist I would have this dvr returned right away.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2012 #37 of 303
    samthegam

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    One issue I am experiencing is that the screensaver randomly pops up while watching live tv but while I am watching recording unless it is paused
     
  18. Nov 3, 2012 #38 of 303
    usnret

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    +1. Was watching Fringe live last nite and it pop'd up twice. That was the only time and also a first for my 34.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2012 #39 of 303
    wease

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    Do you have to have the Whole house system installed for this receiver to work?
    I just want to be able to record 5 shows with pip on the main TV.I called DTV and they said i had to have the other kit installed for it to work?I have the swm dish now so it should not need all the extras to work,right?
    Thanks
     
  20. Nov 3, 2012 #40 of 303
    Davenlr

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    It will work with an SWM dish without whole home. You can plug an internet cable directly from the router to the HR34 for downloading video on demand if you wish.
    The only caveat is if you have other receivers, you need to have less than 4 total tuners now for the HR34 to work without upgrading the dish as you need 5 unused SWM channels for it.
     

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