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THR22-100 Initial Release version 18A: Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. BJM

    BJM Godfather

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    When the guide is displayed, "skip to tick" has only worked occasionally for me to advance the guide 24 hours. ("replay" works fine to go back 24 hours.)
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    Still on 018a of got latest 018c version ?
     
  3. BJM

    BJM Godfather

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    I think it's 18a. Is there a way to "force" 18c or we just wait, Paul?
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    That would be sacred theme ... Check CE forum.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 #105 of 112
    BAMCAT

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    Has anyone heard anymore info on the upcoming software update as mentioned in the past posts?
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 #106 of 112
    SpewHole

    SpewHole Mentor

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    Nothing, but I can report that 018A is still the current version (in the NY market, at least).

    I had to initiate a software update after reaching the "pink" screen (of death?) three separate times. It started with the box reporting the guide was updating and would be complete in 1-2, but other symptoms included repetitive restarting (x4 then pink screen last night), lagging menu screens with slow-to-load background artwork, sporadically non-functioning 30 minute buffer, irresponsiveness to remote, and poor playback of recorded programs, including repetive blips and freezing of video as if processor was too busy. My best guess is that corrupted program guide data (downloaded during inclement weather) caused some kind of timing-out error.

    Going into standby and restarting the box helped to some degree, especially with restoring the guide data, but the other issues became prevalent and began to recur frequently, necessitating a software reinstall. When I processed the update, it downloaded 018A and reinstalled it over the old corrupted software. I did not note the software ID, so I'm not sure if that changed nor if it's relevant.

    Interestingly, the other non-Tivo HD boxes in my home have also had recent software glitches. One last night at the same time as the Tivo, and the other a few days earlier. Has anyone else experienced any freezing/glitches in the past couple of days?
     
  7. ragmopp

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    As I just got the thr22 a couple of days ago, I am bringing up an issue that was discussed earlier in this thread. That is, if I use the IR function on the remote, at times it simply doesn't work. I realize the 'quick' fix for this is to change it to RF (as mentioned earlier). That, unfortunately, won't work for me, as I use a Harmony One remote and it only uses IR. It apparently is not the fault of the remote itself as the failure also occurs on my Harmony One. Also, I doubt if any interferance is coming from anything in the room.
    So, I wonder if I should report this to D*?
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Check if your box's operating system is busy with other tasks.
     
  9. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    If you have an LCD TV with backlight, the interference is probably coming from the backlight power supply. Since you are using a Harmony, therefore RF isn't an easy option, try turning the backlight sensitivity control down. Or change the position of the DVR in relation to the TV. Or put a piece of blue painter's tape over the IR sensor on your DVR (yes, it does work!).
     
  10. ragmopp

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    Thanks for the replies.

    As to whether the Tivo is busy I really don't know. It has been 5 days since it was installed and you would think all the housekeeping has been completed. If it makes any difference I have turned off suggestions. I do notice that the hard drive is busy clunking away, it seems all the time though...

    As to the backlighting I hava a Samsung and it was already set at 4. I tried moving down to 3 but it was kinda dark. I guess I will have to try the blue painters tape (my wife will just LOVE that). By the way why the tape?
     
  11. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    It can help filter the infrared interference that's messing up the remote's IR signals.
     
  12. ragmopp

    ragmopp Cool Member

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    Well...I put the tape on and so far it works. I just love this low tech solution! Not necessarily pretty but it works. Thanks
     

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