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Quick tip to make HDDVR respond/work a bit faster

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Codfishjoe, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Rich

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    Just applied the "963" tip to eight of my HRs, six 20-700s and a 24-500 and a 24-200. Had to try it just to see what happens. Nothing adverse, but the RC34R remotes don't seem to work with it.

    Last night, I tried scrolling thru the Playlist on my 24-500 using the Channel/Up-Down button and that did go thru more clicks than the 20-700s or my 24-200 did but it too bogged down after a while. I'd say this is normal with a massive Playlist such as mine.

    So...I didn't really see any problems before I did the "963" thing, now I have to switch two remotes to the RC65Rs and then see if anything speeded up.

    I'll be back. Hope something good comes of this. :)

    Rich
     
  2. peano

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    Wow! A significant improvement in speed on my HR22s. Thanks OP!!
     
  3. makaiguy

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    I assume this means, for any universal remotes for which you have "learned" the DTV commands, you'd have to now "relearn" them to benefit from the suggestion.
     
  4. hasan

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    Yes, if you "taught" it by mating the two IRs together. (beamed the signal) If you have a Harmony, then that may not be the case, depending on how Logitech coded the original signal, unless you manually taught the Harmony instead of using their default codebase.
     
  5. thelucky1

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    Thanks for the tip. My HR20 seems must faster!
     
  6. KoRn

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    Wow this really helps! HR22-100. Does this code stick though if you reboot the dvr?
     
  7. Rich

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    Hope that question gets answered. Don't see why it wouldn't stick, but...

    Rich
     
  8. hasan

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    I don't think it involves the DVR. I think the only thing that changes is what is being sent, and if the extra data isn't sent, it doesn't have to be processed. Just a theory, though. I covered my remote when I programmed it, to prevent the DVR from receiving anything that might be sent out, and it worked....but, much to my chagrin, I forgot I was using RF.:)
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    So to confirm, this doesn't work with the RC34?

    BTW, I find my RC65 remote to be more snappier with my HR20-700 then my RC34. Do you think the RC65 has newer hardware which could make this happen?

    EDIT: both are in RF mode.
     
  10. jmh139

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    I also got 4 blinks at the end of the procedure, but both of my receivers seem snappier. My dad was just complaining about the slowness of his remotes a few days ago, so I am curious to see if it helps him. Thanks for this info OP.
     
  11. Rich

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    My thought would be that it would remain with the remote as do the other commands. Did you get a tingle on your hand? :lol:

    Rich
     
  12. Rich

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    I don't really know whether it took with the 34s. I'm going to change the two 34s to 64s or 65s. Thing is, I wasn't having any speed problems that bothered me on any of my HRs so I don't really know if anything worked. I'd like to say that I see a difference, but I'm not really sure. I did see four blinks after putting in the 963 code on the 64s and 65s, but not on the 34s. Perhaps this is normal?

    I hadda try it. I wasn't gonna, but I just had to. OCD strikes again. :)

    Rich
     
  13. Eben

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    I tried this with the remote that came with my hr-21. I got the four blinks instead of two. Didn't seem to help.
     
  14. hasan

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    I tried it on 3 different remotes and I always got 4 blinks instead of two. However, it did improve the speed of accepting remote keystrokes on all three machines.
     
  15. ccr1958

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    excellent tip....any speed increase is welcome...thanks
     
  16. t/a guy

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    Does this trick work on an r-16
     
  17. Steve Rhodes

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    While the scrolling hint was a big help, I tried the hint above on my 2 HR20s and noticed no difference on my biggest frustration, which is that it takes a full 5 seconds from the time I push "list" until the list comes up. What exactly should have speeded up?
     
  18. hasan

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    Look for the blinking "ack" from the receiver. It should ack more quickly in most instances. It isn't a cure-all for the slowness, but it certainly should be observable. Stick with it a few days, and hopefully what is masking the increase for the moment will go away and you'll see the benefit.

    When I first did it, I didn't see much. I tried it again the next day and it was readily apparent that the box was faster responding to key presses. It worked well enough that I did it on 3 boxes, with the same result.
     
  19. Phil T

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    I did it on a HR24 and did channel up and it made the guide faster!
     
  20. bullitt

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    My RC65B Remote took the programming and seems to have speeded up following this tip.
     

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