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Remote is sloooooooow

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lipcrkr, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Marlin Guy

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    I'm not sure how they manage it. Perhaps they do program it to refresh itself. At least they're smart enough to automate the process, if that's the case. ;)

    I know the HDD stops spinning when the unit is "off", unlike the HRs that I had. Of course, that means that when you do power on there is no buffer.

    What I do know is that I used to have to manually reboot my D* receiver at least once a week, usually more. I have had to shut my Hopper off and unplug it once since I got it in early April. That was about a month ago, after a firmware update. No problems since then.
     
  2. HobbyTalk

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    Every night when the program guide updates the units reboot. Luckily it doesn't take them up to 24 hours to repopulate like D*'s receivers do. :D
     
  3. Laxguy

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    • It seldom, if ever, takes that long to populate the Guide, even from scratch.

    • The Guide is no longer flushed on a reboot; even on a software upgrade.

    • When I flush the Guide on purpose, the upcoming hours are repopulated almost immediately. Going out over 10 days takes time.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    It can for things like posters. And in cases like the H25, the guide does flush with every reboot.
     
  5. Marlin Guy

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    Well, whatever it is, it works very well, and I'm happy with it.
     
  6. Laxguy

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    I don't think the guide flushes on any normal reboot.... I usually check the Guide after a reboot, and unless I purposely flush it, it's there. On HR20-700, HR25-500, and two H25s. Be interested if others have different experience with those boxes, or others.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    I used to think the same thing, but was corrected.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Which same thing, and by whom corrected? (Please, and assuming you were replying to my post.)
     
  9. Araxen

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    Directv's boxes are just slow. You'll get used to it.
     
  10. dpeters11

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    That a reboot didn't flush the guide on a regular receiver. It may have been VOS or Sigma that corrected me.

    Found it, it was RunnerFL.

    Also remember that a non DVR doesn't have as much guide data, its only a week's worth.
     
  11. damondlt

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    Thanks , It worked!:lol:
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Whew! I was worried that my observations were wrong or I had very 'special' receivers.
    It used to be that a reboot flushed the guide, at least it did in the first year or so of my HR20. l
     
  13. hasan

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    It all depends on the firmware upgrade. Some upgrades required a flush of the guide (and it was done automagically), others didn't/don't and it takes two reboots within 30 minutes to force a guide flush.

    By the time most users see a new firmware download, it has been running for four hours or more, and has been rebuilt far enough out that they never notice that the guide is being rebuilt. (one good reason firmware upgrades tend to happen around 2:30 a.m.)
     
  14. Beerstalker

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    Can't believe there's been this many replies and nobody has suggested turning off native on the receiver and making it scale everything to a certain resolution.. That will usually speed up channel changes a decent amount.
     
  15. damondlt

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    I like native, so I wouldn't tell someone to turn it off. Plus the response difference is hardly worth mentioning.
    Unless you have a poor HD TV.
     
  16. dpeters11

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    Right, the guide on the DVRs used to be in memory, like it is on the non DVRs. It was moved to the hard drive.
     
  17. NewForceFiveFan

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    I've got two HR-24s and one H24. I only ever had to reboot one of the HR-24s a couple times since I first got it in May 2010. Since the HD Guide update I haven't had to reboot it at all. Native is turned off and output is set to 1080i and 1080p only. Remote is set to RF instead of IR. Only time I get sluggish response is when the batteries in remote are drained and need recharging. I get better response from the receiverS than I do the tv's when changing the volume.
     
  18. jp7794

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    Hi everyone. This may deserve its own thread. My one week old HR24 has slow response time (~20 seconds) when trying to access the menu, guide. The guide scrolls smoothly but if I try to access another channel or menu item there is the same 20 second lag. Rebooting resolves this issue. It does this every couple of days. Is this normal and should I risk getting a new receiver which I assume will be a reman?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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