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Software Update: HR20 - 0xEF Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Nov 13, 2006.

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  1. avatar230

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    I believe it is set to not record duplicate copies of episodes you've recently watched but this is entirely dependent on guide data. i.e. If the cable shows that are repeating several times a week aren't supplying enough info to D* so that the guide recognizes them as discrete episodes repeating over and over, the HR20 is just going to record everything since it doesn't have enough info to know it's already recorded any given episode. The DirecTiVos also suffered from this problem, and it is definitely NOT the DVR's fault.
     
  2. npm

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    I had my first unwatchable recording last night.

    Mpeg2, Ch. 73 - Sportscenter @ 7:30 PM (Pacific)
    One time recording
    The program was in MyPlaylist and when I selected play I immediately recieved the delete messages.

    I have had the box since August and have had very few problems.
     
  3. gcisko

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    Sorry, but there are a couple of things here that sound iffy to me.

    Are you sure about the 8/26 date? I got mine around 9/18 and was told the unit was on the market for less than 2 weeks. Also are you sure you are a Directv customer with a good access card? You should have automatically gotten every update. Does anyone know of any circumstances where someone does not get these updates? The ability to block updates may come in handy if they release new code that does something bad...

    You can force the software update by hitting the reset button and punching in 02468 from the remote at the first reboot screen.
     
  4. gcisko

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    Maybe ultimate TV was the ultimate then :lol:
     
  5. Gmaxx

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    Hey Earl this one's for you. I have been having some lockups and strange gui freeze ups under oxef. I did have a couple of lockups under the previous version.

    I discovered this strange bug as I was setting something to record a few minutes ahead of time and as that time arrived, the message that states "the channel will be changed in order to record" came up. Now I know I did not have anything else set up to record so...I went looking through the scheduler and find that the todo list is filled up with BTB episodes. So I decided to go through the guide and access BTB that way. I found that Bob the Builder is showing the staggered R's in circles just like a series link. Next I check the prioritzer and Bob the Builder is not there at all. It shows the 6 of 6 dialog on the bottom.

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    I then go back to the guide and find BTB again, select it, select record, and it brings up the record menu. I find in there that all episodes are set to record and are on the todo list but the series link is not in the prioritizer. I took pics to show how BTB shows up as a series link when accessed through the guide>record menu. It shows itself as prioritizer 7 of 6!

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    I did not set up this series link. Im sure that my 4 year old didn't do it either. Even if he or I did, it should show up in the prioritizer. I believe the reason all of the episodes show as cancelled now is because when I was in the series link setup section I selected do not record which I think cancelled them all. You can see how it populated the todo list with all those episodes. This happened the day after oxef installed itself. I went back in the history and there were no episodes of Bob the Builder. Hope this info helps out.

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    I posted this in here and on the main page as I'm not sure everyone comes to this thread and I'd like to see if anyone else had a phantom Series Link.
     
  6. JackRelahan

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    Is having the optical output on when unit is in standby considered normal ?
    I am unable to use optical switch because of this. My HR10-250 optical output is off when unit is in standby.
    Thanks
    Jack
     
  7. Avery

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    Earl, Do you think you could work on getting this updated with a easy list of every one's issues as well as HDMI issues. Just makes it easier to take a glance and see what issues every one is having with the latest update or issue that still haven't been fixed yet.

    Thanks.
     
  8. rlockshin

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    It has become quite apparent to all that the latest software has not cured the ills with this receiver.
    I went to my playlist clicked on a show that I recorded yesterday and unit FROZE. Nothing worked. Show did not come on,remote and front buttons did not work and could not power off unit.
    What gives?
    Did a reset and show played fine later
    DEFINITLY the HR 20 is far from being fixed
    Ideas?
    I use component connection
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  9. Earl Bonovich

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    Yes... as that is the intent on that post in the thread.

    But sadly I had no where near enough time to do it over the weekend (to catch up)....

    And trying to do it tonight, may turn out to be pointless... as it may just needed to be reset to a blank slate really soon... ;)
     
  10. gcisko

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    I measured the 30 second slip against some NFL game clocks yesterday. It seems to really be 33-34 seconds, not 30. And yes the entire slip functions is faster with no pausing, but I know for sure now it is not 30 seconds.

    Also how come you do not get a status bar when you do any reverse trick play? Seems like you should have the status bar regardless of fast forward, or reverse. There was nothing on the reverse or the instant 7 second back.
     
  11. Earl Bonovich

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    On Jump Back, you should not get a status bar.
    But on RW you should.
     
  12. SockMonkey

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    Update tonight????:D
     
  13. Gmaxx

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    you just have to wait it out like the rest of us. :grin:
     
  14. dpfaunts

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    You noticed the hint as well, that Earl, he's just too sly :hurah:
     
  15. gcisko

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    We are beta testing the unit? That is all that comes to mind for me.

    Hunker down, sit back and hope they can program it. As bad as this seems, I think you may find that every HD-DVR solution has issues. The issues range from HD-DVR not even available yet, to what we are experiencing.
     
  16. gcisko

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    I will do a quick check tonight to confirm. If it works as you state, I will not reply.
     
  17. btmoore

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    Wow that would be brave, push new code 2 days before a major holiday and a high football holy day.
     
  18. SockMonkey

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    Sucks for you to be on the west coast. LOL. Just kidding btmoore! :lol: :grin:
     
  19. RussFor

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    Yes - I've got that problem as well. Takes an extremely long itme to swtich channels - perhaps 5-7+ seconds. Well long in terms of how much time it used to take.

    Doesn't matter the content - SD, MPEG-4, etc....
     
  20. btmoore

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    Not as much as it would for their CSRs if they pushed code and bombed on football turkey day. :grin:

    Very exciting prospect for us here on the west coast beta team.
     
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