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Need to enter channel numbers 2 or 3 times

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by n3ntj, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. n3ntj

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    I tried the above with my HR22-100 but it didn't really change anything. Still takes numerous attempts to type in a new channel number.
     
  2. mystic7

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    I think I saw something about it on an episode of Paranormal:Fact or Faked once :eek2:
     
  3. acostapimps

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    I found a funny way for better remote response, try changing channels(using the ch buttons)repeatedly in quick motion, then go to the guide and browse throughout in a fast motion also(if you have scrolling effects off) Then try pressing your numbers to see how it respond. You can also try clearing the nvram via ch 1 pressing the red,red,blue,blue,yellow green buttons in that order and in fairly quick presses, and it will show a NVRAM cleared message in white text at the bottom of the screen.
     
  4. Rich

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    I find it rather hard to believe that nobody has suggested flushing the Guide data. I started using a 24-500 yesterday that had been only used as a server since I got it. Had a terrible time getting the 500 to respond to remote commands such as the TS asked about. I hit 631 for the Yes Network and got 6631 a couple times and quickly rebooted twice and the problem went away immediately.

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  5. Mike Greer

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    Rich - you know that it's not possible to quickly reboot twice!:lol: It takes at least 15 to 20 minutes to reboot twice!

    But I hear you - One of my HR24-500s was having strange issues and rebooting twice seemed to do the trick.
     
  6. Rich

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    That's why you have to do it quickly... :lol:

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  7. tigerwillow1

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    I've been using digital cameras to check remotes for so many years that I'm surprised to see that this issue is questioned. Every single digital camera or camcorder that I've had (about 8 of them or so) "sees" the emitted IR and shows it on the display as a white light. Just tried it on an LG and Moto cell phone camera with the same result. My 1994 car uses an IR remote for the door locks and every time there's a problem I first use a digital camera to see if the remote is working.
     
  8. Rich

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    I've been using the 24-500 for a couple days now and you would not believe the difference in performance after I flushed the Guide data. I bought the 500 on eBay for a pittance, it was owned and not working. I put a new power supply in it and used it as a server for several months. Whole cost + new access card was less than $120. Works like it's brand new now.

    Flushing the Guide data when you start getting weird results from remote commands is something we should urge everyone to at least try. It's not gonna solve every problem, but it's certainly worth trying.

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  9. Rich

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    Would you please explain exactly how you do this? I've never been interested in photography and I don't quite understand how to do this with a cell phone camera.

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  10. tigerwillow1

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    Same procedure with any camera: Hold camera in one hand looking at LCD display, with other hand point the IR emitter directly into the camera lens, press a button on the remote, if the remote is working the IR emitter will show up on the display as a white light.
     
  11. acostapimps

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    I never have that problem on the HR24-200, in fact it reboots pretty fast like getting a snack at the kitchen then returning to my bedroom to see picture.
     
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    But the HR22-100 in the other hand takes at least 7 to 10 minutes, which i rarely if ever needed to reboot.
     
  13. Rich

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    I just rebooted nine 24s the other day. Took ~ 1.5 hours. I watched each one reboot. I was having problems with my MRV and had to do a complete shutdown of the MRV system and then reboot. So, it took about 10 minutes for each receiver to reboot. Some were faster than others. Apparently depends on the size of the content on each 24. In other words a 24 with an empty drive reboots faster than one that has a lot of content on the drive. All had 2TB drive on/in them.

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    But i have a 1tb ext drive on the 24 thats almost full but still reboots normally, but the 22 has a 2tb that's half full but takes 10 minutes at least even on internal drive.
     
  15. Rich

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    After rebooting all those 24s I'll stick with about 10 minutes a reboot. The 22-100 you have is more than capable of doing some very strange things. I wouldn't use that unit as a benchmark for anything.

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    I found the best remote for our units is my iPad using the DirecTV app.
     
  17. mdavej

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    This has been going on for at least 5 years. The remote is fine. DirecTV needs to fix the software on the DVR, which they will never do. If they had the skill or mental capacity to fix it, they would have done it long ago. So you can do all the little tricks and temporary fixes you want, but nothing is going to change on the current hardware. The best you can hope for is that as time goes on, later generations of DVRs will be fast enough to mask the problem.
     
  18. Rich

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    My phone shows a white box every time I hit the remote. Didn't matter where I held the remote or camera, it showed the white box every time I hit the remote. That was with the remote in RF mode.

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    I know you don't want to hear this, but I've only had that problem with HRs with corrupted Guide data. Flushing the Guide data stops that problem immediately. I don't view this as a temporary fix, once you do the flushing you should be good for a long time. I also don't see it as a hardware problem. I don't see it as a software problem either. I do see it as a Guide data problem that is, at worst, an infrequent problem.

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    I dumped DirecTV years ago (in my own home at least), so it makes no difference to me. I'm open to any and all permanent solutions (not temporary workarounds or band-aids). But I have to disagree that errors in guide data bringing the system to its knees is not a software problem. I don't know about you, but if my software couldn't handle errors gracefully, I'd be fired. Especially if I was unable to fix it for 5 years and counting.
     

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