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HR34: Version 0x05C2 Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Sep 26, 2012 #1 of 158
    Stuart Sweet

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    This is the official Issues and Discussion thread for HR34, version 0x05C2

    Release notes: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=209110

    We ask that you keep polite and focused within this thread, and post as much detail as possible. If your receiver is set up for network issue reporting, please post the key generated by the receiver.

    Being part of the DBSTalk community means working together to help each other document issues and come up with solutions. While everyone gets upset from time to time, this is not the appropriate place for vents or rants. All off-topic posts and discussion will be deleted.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 26, 2012 #2 of 158
    RunnerFL

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    You can now use drives larger than 2TB on an HR34! Just remember eSATA is unsupported. If it doesn't work for you, don't complain.

    My HR34 is working great with 9TB using an eSATA enclosure that supports RAID 5.

    I also tested it with a 3TB drive, 12TB JBOD, 4TB JBOD, 6TB JBOD and 3TB RAID 1. Each setup was partitioned to use the full drive.

    Just a note: Based on my findings with these setups DirecTV's portion of the drive is 10% of total space.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2012 #3 of 158
    Carl Spock

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    How do I get rid of these annoying prompts? Everytime I switch to ESPN, a small banner on the bottom of the screen pops up for a few seconds, telling me I can record the show by hitting the Record button. Well, duh! Turning on and off the Genie doesn't seem to make any difference. The prompts show up in both modes.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2012 #4 of 158
    don s

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    My Whole Home issues persist. It's amazingly frustrating that for 4 straight firmware updates now , my HR34 cannot see my HR24 boxes and vice versa. WH was fine when I got the HR34 for many months, until it wasn't. Super super annoyed ...
     
  5. Sep 26, 2012 #5 of 158
    RunnerFL

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    I wonder if those are considered "Recording Tips". If so you can turn those off in info and setup.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2012 #6 of 158
    Carl Spock

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    I wondered that, too, and I can't find where to turn Recording Tips on and off in the Menu. Where do you do that?

    As I play around more, I get these "To record this channel, press..." pop-ups on ESPN, ESPN News, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. I don't get them on ESPN2, ESPNU, NFL, CNBC or TWC. I also don't see them on my locals or any channel I tried in the 200s, including TNT, TCM, the Science Channel and the History Channel.

    I also rebooted my unit. No difference. The pop-ups are still there.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2012 #7 of 158
    RunnerFL

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    Menu>Settings & Help>Settings>Display>Preferences
     
  8. Sep 26, 2012 #8 of 158
    gregftlaud

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    Recording tips can be turned off under settings-----display----preferences. It's the first choice
     
  9. Sep 26, 2012 #9 of 158
    thunter913

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    I believe the 30SKIP issue has been fixed. For those who don't know about this issue it occurred if a box was set to use the 30SKIP functionality and if the box was restarted, then it would revert back to its default setting of 30SLIP. At least on my box, now when I restart it, the 30SKIP setting holds between restarts.

    Unfortunately, DIRECTV still has not fixed the issue of the progress bar appearing every time the Advance button is pressed :mad:
     
  10. Sep 26, 2012 #10 of 158
    Drucifer

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    Haven't spotted a difference between OFF/ON in months. There maybe a tip somewhere that gets shut off, but I haven't notice it.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2012 #11 of 158
    RunnerFL

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    I can tell a difference. With them set to "Off" I don't see them and when set to "On" I see them. The most obvious way to tell that they are off is go to into your Series Manager and choose "Move To Top". If your tips are on you'll see a message saying the series link has been moved to the top. If your tips are off you won't see the message.
     
  12. Sep 26, 2012 #12 of 158
    nmetro

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    Things I noticed since update:

    1. Audio drop out on recording of "Revolution" from last night. Simple fix; stop and play fixed it.
    2. Guide seems to once in a while to scrunch a couple lines together. Up arrow fixes that.
    3. New recording show pop up. Turned off Recording tips and it has no affect.

    On the good side.

    1. Genie looks good. It populated very fast, after being activated.
    2. Picture Quality is still great on HD and SD
    3. HR34 nice and responsive on using the guide.
    4. HR34 nice and responsive on using various playback functions skip, forward, skip back, etc.

    Now a comment about the Guide.

    1. Considering most of the info is displayed in the top banner, it would be nice to add another line for info. 9 out of 10 times pressing "Additional Info" yields one or two additional words.
    2. It would be nice if one could change Guide Grid Area colors, and the information presented in "Additional Info" from white on black to black on white for better contrast.
     
  13. Sep 26, 2012 #13 of 158
    Carl Spock

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    Thanks. The Recording Tips were/are Off. That isn't it.

    Now I don't get the pop-up on Fox News or ESPN News but I still get it on ESPN, CNN, and MSNBC. It doesn't matter if I tune in the channel through the Guide, QuickTune, channel step up, channel step down or direct access.
     
  14. Sep 26, 2012 #14 of 158
    bnwrx

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    FFx while watching networked HR21 is useless. It advances instead of auto-corrects. FFx while watching local HR34 does not auto-correct enough. You have to be VERY precise.Dual instances of upcoming SL's. When deleting double instance in ToDo list it asks if I want to delete or keep the recording, but it is not recording yet!! This NR may not be ready for prime time yet....:nono2:
     
  15. Sep 26, 2012 #15 of 158
    Justin23

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    I have most series set to "First-Run", but as we all know sometimes all episodes get added by mistake.

    I went to delete some recordings from the To-Do list and was prompted with the message: "Show Has Already Started Recording". Then after I selected I still wanted to delete the episode, I was asked if I wanted to keep the partial recording.

    This was from a show that isn't airing for a week, not a current one.
     
  16. Sep 26, 2012 #16 of 158
    Jason Whiddon

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    Guide blends lines some times when scrolling
    Having audio dropouts on AM21 channels and recorded Sat HD channels, as well as a picture/snow/picture/snow handshake flicker that randomly happens. Both require a channel change or stop and start of recording.
    Guide is sluggish when AM21 channels are in guide, and you are in the area of local channels.

    Using a Marantz AVR, and they seem to never play nice.
     
  17. Sep 26, 2012 #17 of 158
    Drucifer

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    Ah. I see that. So it is only all those Blue & Yellow Tips that can't be control.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2012 #18 of 158
    BuffaloDenny

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    I'm seeing the same thing - very strange. I also noticed my available space went from 44% last night down to 38% today with no new recordings added.
     
  19. Sep 27, 2012 #19 of 158
    xtc

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    There is some very weird stuff going on. I had 2% left when I went to bed. Woke up and it's now 0%, yet nothing that was scheduled to record got recorded. Then I got rid of at least 8 hours worth of shows from the DVR, and it still sits at 0% and I can't add any new recording cause it says there's not enough disk space! I restarted the HR34, and nothing changed. Is this an issue because of this new software release? I don't know what to do! Should I call DirecTV? Help!
     
  20. Sep 27, 2012 #20 of 158
    Carl Spock

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    I continue to have "To record this episode, press ® on your remote control" pop-ups when I switch to many channels. I can't turn them off.

    Some strange things about this:

    1) On ESPN and ESPNU, the pop-up seems to come and go depending on the program. If it is a scheduled program like Sports Center or PTI, it's there. If what's playing is a sporting event, it isn't there.

    2) If I'm on a channel where I see the pop-up (ESPN, ESPNU, CNN, MSNBC), when it gets to the top or bottom of the hour and a new show starts, the pop up appears for a few seconds.

    3) The pop-up is not the same for all channels. On some, there is a lot of space around the ® button. On others, it's behind the "s" in "press".

    4) I can't get it to reoccur on Fox News. I would swear it was there initially. Maybe I was wrong.

    5) I got another pop-up on Double Play. I started Double Play with Velocity on one side last night. I then forgot about it and maybe an hour later while channel surfing, I stumbled onto Velocity again. On the bottom of the screen there was a grey box which said something like, "To watch this program from the beginning, press << on your remote." Huh? Then I remembered that was the Double Play channel I'd started a while ago and I had a buffer going. I couldn't make that pop-up reoccur.
     

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