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HR34 issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by stevedabomb, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. stevedabomb

    stevedabomb New Member

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    I had my genie/HR34 installed in January. It's been working fine for over a month. Now it no longer displays the volume of my receiver on the tv, gives me an HDCP protection error and defaults to 480. I've changed HDMI cables an rebooted the box numerous times. This seems to have happened after an update. The only thing I haven't tried was updating to a CE. Any thoughts, ideas?

    Sony xbr4
    Denon receiver
    Monster thx hdmi
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Not showing the volume on the TV would seem to be a TV issue. How is this connected? Are you going straight from the HR34 to the TV, or are you passing through the Denon receiver?

    DIRECTV started enforcing HDCP not that long ago, is it possible that your TV has had HDCP issues all along? Do you have a Blu-ray player hooked to it?

    A workaround for this would be to use the component outs on your HR34, they should work.
     
  3. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    Is anything else connected to the Hr34? What happens if you connect directly to the TV, bypassing the A/V receiver?
     
  4. stevedabomb

    stevedabomb New Member

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    Passing through the receiver. I hooked it up to the tv and it was fine. I have 4 other hdmi devices hooked up to the receiver and they all work perfect. This is a newer style Dolby true hd receiver. The volume is put on the tv by the receivers OSD. This worked for over a month in the HR34 till the update. All other devices work fine with no HDCP issues.
     
  5. stevedabomb

    stevedabomb New Member

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    Nothing else connected to the HR34 other than a cat5 cable
     
  6. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    If you had not told me it was a Denon receiver I would have guessed it. Since HDMI was first introduced there have been more reports of issues with Denon I think than all other manufacturers added together.
     
  7. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    ...hardly.
     
  8. stevedabomb

    stevedabomb New Member

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    I've had denons for years and 3-4 directv receivers. They've all worked flawlessly till the hr34. It's just weird that box worked great for a little over a month
     
  9. eckhart

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    I have an HR-34 and a Denon, and I occasionally lose the on screen display of volume from the receiver on the TV. In my setup, this is a Denon receiver issue, and a hard reboot of the Denon receiver always restores it
     
  10. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    I have a Denon AVR891 that my HR34 is connected to and I haven't seen that issue. Since the HR34 has nothing to do with displaying the volumn from your Denon you might want to see if there is any software upgrades available for the Denon.
     
  11. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    On the DirecTV forum it's certainly the case.....
     
  12. Datagg

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    It happen with my RX 1000 Yamaha also.... There is definitely a handshaking issue. All FW up to date on all units, new HDMI cables tried, same deal...The 34 is a buggy unit, plain and simple... This my second one in 2 months. This time been a week and that has not been an issue thus far.
     
  13. Beerstalker

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    This is most likely a DirecTV issue, again. This same thing happened a year or so ago with the H2x HD-DVRs and Denon receivers. It is the only problem I have ever had with my Denon Receiver, and it only happened when using my DirecTV HD-DVR as the source. It was some kind of an HDMI handshake issue that DirecTV evidently caused. It started with one DirecTV firmware update, and ended with the next DirecTV firmware update. Something in the HDMI signal from the DirecTV HD-DVR locked out the Denon receiver from being able to display it's GUI or any overlays including the volume bar when the HD-DVR was the video source. If I switched to my PS3, XBox360, HD-DVD player, or any other input on my Denon the GUI and Volume display would start working again.

    My guess is this will be taken care of with the next HR34 firmware update.
     
  14. Bajanjack

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    Exactly. I've posted a number of times- the 3D channels are grayed out for me and I lost the OSD for volume for my Denon 2112 AVR. The temporary fix for me to restore both is to simply turn the HR34 off and back on (put into standby and back on). Clearly a handshake issue
     
  15. Datagg

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    Hand shake issues.. Same with mine Yamaha RX A1000. Didn't do that with HR24. Told DTV at least 30 times in the last 2 weeks, they could care less.

    (Whoops said this above kinda) - Sorry for the almost double post.
     
  16. Bajanjack

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    Rad- it's not the Denon. My HR24-500 had worked fine with my Denon. I replaced the HR24 with the HR34-same exact connections- and the problems began,as I've said previously- bringing the HR34 to standby and then turning on fixes the problem
     

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