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R15: Issues (104B/10D3) Freezing/Crash/Recordings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. Sep 7, 2006 #101 of 212
    Clint Lamor

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    I do all of the things you have mentioned and don't have many issues at all. I don't use padding though and actually never did on my Tivo's either. I have quite a few SL's I have Autorecords (yup I still have 2 of them recording stuff every day) I do searches for things. The bad thing has been not all of us have all the same issues all the time, which probably makes some of these things harder to debug. Hopefully they will continue the trend we have been seeing where things are getting better with each release.

     
  2. Sep 8, 2006 #102 of 212
    sports828

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    I received the update on 8/29 and have noticed that the time bar seems to be working fine. I have not had any problems with it not recording my serial links (two each weekday). I did notice last night that I had only watch half of one show the night before and then exited out. When I tried to resume watching the last half last night it went to a black screen at the point I stopped. I tried to ff, skip back and couldn't get the picture to come back. I tried to ff to the end and it kept getting stuck at 59. I had to go in and out about three times to get it to the end and give me the delete screen. Once I went back in, I could ff to the place I had stopped and watch the rest. Has anyone else seen this?
     
  3. Sep 8, 2006 #103 of 212
    cabanaboy1977

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    Yes. Won't be fixed untill the next release.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2006 #104 of 212
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    Well, of course nothing will be fixed until the next release :) But are we sure it's in the next release? We need a thread that just catalogs the things Earl repeats from his contact.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2006 #105 of 212
    Earl Bonovich

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    :)

    Earl just need a bigger mental filing cabinet.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2006 #106 of 212
    cabanaboy1977

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    :lol: We could call it "Earl's Quatrains".
     
  7. rbpeirce

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    I got home after two weeks and had 104B on my R15-300, but I still had all the old problems. Biting the bullet I did a total wipe and reset. As far as I can tell it is now working okay. Unfortunatley, all the shows I was saving are now gone. The message, I guess, is don't save anything!!
     
  8. pjo1966

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    Two nights in a row I had the same weird problem. I noticed as I was getting ready for bed that the record light was on. Knowing that I had nothing scheduled to record I turned on the TV to see what was up. The screensaver was on and I hit play to clear it. The record light immediately went off. There was nothing in the buffer, as if I had just changed the channel. Anyone else see this? Is this normal behavior?
     
  9. MercurialIN

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    My model 300 had the record light on most of the night Sat. night. I too wondered what was going on since I knew I had nothing scheduled to record so I changed the channel to see what would happen the record light went off. I later realized that it had been recording more of those showcases. I wish it would stop recording that CD USA show however. Not of interest to me at all. But perhaps others enjoy it. I'd rather see the showcases offer free product samples like the HR 10 250 does, with a click of the remote your free sample of deodorant is on its way. Although there's nothing exciting about deodorant it was cool to order a free sample with nothing but a remote. It would be an interesting way to try new products.
     
  10. pjo1966

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    Last night this happened again. I hit the previous channel button and it took me to channel 1010, which I had no idea existed. It was some video game challenge, or something like that. Nothing was listed in the VOD list. This morning the screen saver was on again, but without the record light. This time the previous channel button took me to channel 8027, which had a slate stating that CD USA was coming up. Once again, nothing was listed in the VOD.
     
  11. cabanaboy1977

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    Speaking of the previous button. I swear that I use to be able to use the previous button to jumpback to a MYVOD that I was watching if I accidentally hit channel up or hit a number on the kepad and it jumped to another station. Last night this happened and the previous button took me back to another station instead of the MYVOD recording that I was watching.
     
  12. ApK

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    My wife just reported a related problem this morning:

    She went to the guide to record episodes of 'Franklin' and the guide would not accept a (R)ecord press.
    So she tried going to the episode list and all the episode listed were episodes of 'Degrassi', not 'Franklin.' Whassup?

    What's the retention phone number again? I want to call and see if they'll give me a Tivo based unit instead. I give up. I have enough hobbies, I don't need R-15 wrestling as another.
     
  13. cj3234

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    since this last update. on some programs when i am watching the program about 1 minute or so into program itwill go black if rewind a little will run to same spot and go black.so i turn off program and come back again some times it will go another munute and do the same thing and some time its fine, some programs do this so much i just give up on them because its really starts to piss me off. this is really upsetting because my r15 to me just starting to do good. and by good ,by no means, do i mean perfect. far from it, but i was getting used to it and was not having to reset as much. but as i can see, this stuff will never end. im almost back to the point were i hate the thing again.
     
  14. mailiang

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    I had the last up grade on 8/29, however once in awhile the picture will freeze and pix elate for a couple of seconds. I also noticed on one recording it froze suddenly,then came a blank screen and then it went back to the recorded program with out a problem. Anyone else reporting these issues?

    Ian
     
  15. pjo1966

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    Now my R-15 has taken to going to channel 1010 in the morning as well. The record light was on once again. This time when I hit play to clear the screensaver I actually saw it change channels from 1010, which is still some kind of video game challenge. This is really annoying. I like to have the buffer record when the TV is off. That way if I turn on the TV and the channel is sitting on something I might want to watch, I can just back it up and catch it from the beginning. It seems like every time I turn on the TV I get the screensaver.
     
  16. gononsky

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    Tonight during part 1 of the finale of RockStar: Supernova, I got a blank screen. I was able to watch it during the episode and RR and FF as needed but when my wife came from the gym and wanted to watch it, nothing recorded. My wife is now just as fustrated as I am. She is on the verge of having my re-connect my old DSR7000. At least that box did not miss a recording. Other than than the increased storage, I am not 100% sure why I've kept this box as long as I have.:mad:
     
  17. anopro

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    Yikes!

    I have had DVR’s since 2001 and DTV since 1997 and I must say the R-15 is the worst DTV unit I have ever had. Though I’d try it out after having an R-10 for about a year my wife been complaining about the R-10 since our UTV unit died after 4.5 years of flawless service the tuners started dying. I liked the R-15 features it looks a lot like the Ultimate TV unit interface so I though I’d give it a try but so far after 6 days of service nothing but problems.

    Drops recordings set up a SL and nothing records when it should happened 3 times so far and this is after 3 days to fill the guide.

    Cuts off recordings 22 minuets of a 30 minuet show 42 minuets of an hour show happened 4 times so far big problem!

    Picture freezes or go’s black during FF/REWIND have to go live then go back to recording hit play to resume play back.

    Time bar is almost never correct or doesn’t move at all.

    The fast forward pause and rewind controls are so coarse you almost never end up where you want. Constantly having to correct by rewinding after a fast forward very annoying.

    Have to do constant house cleaning so we can schedule more recordings hit the to do list limit. Like I said we have had DVR a long time and use it extensively pretty much never watch live TV so this limit is a big problem!

    Have done numerous resets and forced a software download but It’s already on 10D3

    Well I did get this for free so I guess you get what you pay for. But hey the R-10 Was free and at least it worked and will again once I call Direct TV to reactivate it.

    Comcast is looking better lately and I hate the cable company!
     
  18. srdoebling

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    I am very disappointed with the R15, too. I have (2) ReplayTV's attached to DirecTv - they are much better boxes. No software issues with the Replay - just issues when DirecTv changes software on their boxes!
     
  19. anopro

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    You would think that this far along recording issues would not be a problem. I understand no everyone will like the user interface or the search features ECT

    But recording a program from 8:00 to 8:30 should be a no brainier I just do not understand why so inaccurate in Series Link and shorted recordings.
     
  20. ApK

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    That feeling will pass.
    You probaly just don't remember how bad Comcast is, or perhaps you don't know how much worse they've gotten!

    So far with all the R-15's problems and other assorted DTV glitches (like more rain fade than I expected) I still have regreted leaving Comcast for second.

    I'm am curious, having used only my beloved SA Tivo for comparision, what does your wife not like about the R-10? I'm this close to replacing my R-15 with an R-10.

    ApK
     
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