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Slow HR20-700...all of a sudden?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by claymanhb, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Oct 8, 2010 #121 of 149
    Rich

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    I hear that. Mine's the same way. :)

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  2. Oct 8, 2010 #122 of 149
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    You'll lose all your recordings, but I'm sure you realize that. Shouldn't take that long to delete a movie. I dunno. I just hope D* recognizes these issues and takes care of them.

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  3. Oct 8, 2010 #123 of 149
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    Yet another wonderful new feature that I never use.

    I did find out something interesting last night. Had the Yankees game on and I tried to scroll down the Playlist and after about ten clicks down, it started to slow down and continued to play catch up with the clicks. This happened using a 24-200! I'm beginning to think this is normal for me with a 12 HR Playlist. On any HR. I'll try the 24-500 today and see if the same thing happens.

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  4. Oct 8, 2010 #124 of 149
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    If you only saw it on one 20-700s using a stock drive I'd think the HDD was going. They are four years old. But with both 20-700s doing the same thing, it's gotta be the SW. I think. I can't believe that D* is deliberately killing off the 20-700s.

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  5. Oct 8, 2010 #125 of 149
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    It is Definitely a Software Issue and that is why I don't use TV Apps or DLB (Double Play) because the CPU can't handle the task work and it needs to be tweaked perhaps by giving it a higher status in the CPU Chain so it gets more Priority by the Task Manager.

    That is why I Never seem to have the Sluggishness others report because I don't use these Applications because the older CPUs can't handle them adequately until they fine tune the APP!!!

    Just My Thoughts and Opinion!!! :)
     
  6. Oct 8, 2010 #126 of 149
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    I really think there is a software problem. Both my hr20's and a hr23 are showing serious lags at times.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2010 #127 of 149
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    I agree, I don't use DLBs or APPs and I don't see the sluggishness of the 20-700s. Too much stuff going on for the HRs to keep up with, it would seem.

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  8. Oct 8, 2010 #128 of 149
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    Two different beasts you're talking about. The reports of sluggishness of the 20-700s worries me, the sluggishness of a 23 would seem to be expected. They just aren't as fast as the 20-700s.

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  9. Oct 8, 2010 #129 of 149
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    I have been having problems with my HR20 that I hadn't had before. Basically, the picture keeps going out and most of the time, it happens when I first turn it on. The dish signal is good so I am at a loss for what it could be. I am running the stock HD and have had it for about three years.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2010 #130 of 149
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    You may be right, I haven't had the HR23 long. I forgot to mention one of my HR20's uses esata and one does not, but they are both seeing this issue. For me, it's two things. 1) Guide slowness where for a while I see 4-8 seconds between click-response, and 2) Lagging video and audio during playback that may be associated with exitting the guide or list. For the playback slowness I've found that stopping and then restarting the playback clears it up.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2010 #131 of 149
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    Slowness is common in the 21 series (the 23 is included in that category) when using the guide and the playlist. The 21-700 my wife uses is OK, but not nearly as snappy as the 20-700s. Are you using MRV?

    That's not normal for any of the HRs. I haven't seen any issues with playback.

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  12. rick52768

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    I was able to cut my playlist response time down to a 1/4 of what it was after hooking my DVR up to the internet and setting it for CinemaPlus. Now after testing it out by downloading some free movies and shows the receiver locked up. Could not get any video or sound, but could change channels or I guess I was. Did a receiver reset through the system setup menu and it came back up even thought the slow playlist is back and there is still a couple of pending download movies.

    Now I have another issue that has to do with those "free" movies. I was signed into my account of online and chose only free stuff, but on my Playlist there is a dollar sign beside a couple of them? So which do I believe?
     
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    I'd believe the dollar signs.

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    My HR20 is almost to the unusable state the pauses are taking so long. My personal guess is that they've stuffed one too many bells or whistles into the guide data. Trying to page through the guide it seems the pauses are caused when the guide waits and waits to populate the show description and the show logo images.
     
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    The 20-100s were never the best of the HRs. You might try replacing it. The 20-700s were the first HRs and I think they are still the best. I do like the two 24s I have, but I'll wait awhile till I say they are better than the 20-700s. I really hope I can say that one day.

    Try the replacement route. See if you can get a truck to roll to your home.

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    I've never really thought about my HR20-100 being slow until just in the last couple mos. So after I posted that I got to thinking maybe it was a guide data issue and went home and rebooted the machine twice in short order. Seems to have fixed the issue :D
     
  17. Nov 3, 2010 #137 of 149
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    Our HR20s now make our DirecTivo seem fast. :grin:
     
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    Well, there is a Silver Lining In Every Cloud. :lol:
     
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    I've rebooted at least 3-4 times and nothing helps. Major delay in even seeing a graphic come on the screen after pressing a button on the remote. My old Samsung SIR -160 (I use for the PIP) flies in comparison. Hopefully they can tweak the software for us to bring some speed back.
     
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    You may have a Power Supply Unit going bad or acting marginally. They usually only lasts about 5 years depending upon heat aging.
     

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