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VIP722 slow guide response

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by PghGuy, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 #101 of 113
    Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    Thanks, CeeWoo;

    Do you remember having the sluggish EPG before you got L7.50?

    also...

    I'm assuming you didn't have a repeat HD-to-SD lock up?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 #102 of 113
    CeeWoo

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    Correct-I haven't had a repeat HD-to-SD lockup
    I haven't noticed the sluggish EPG on the 722k. But that could be because the 211k in my bedroom has been so sluggish that anything faster becomes a godsend. Honestly, I can almost take a nap in between some of the guide flips I've made on the 211 ;). Also, the 211k for me, seemed to became sluggish AFTER I connected an external hd to it to get the DVR function. It was fine before that (as I recall).
     
  3. Jan 9, 2012 #103 of 113
    Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    Thanks again CeeWoo. I too have a 211 in my bedroom. Mine has not been converted it into a DVR and I don't have a problem with the EPG.
     
  4. Grandude

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    It sounds to me like you have an external hard drive problem. What make and model? If it were me I would try a different (brand) HDD.
     
  5. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    Or it could be that the external drive is asleep and needs a few seconds to spin up. :confused:
     
  6. CeeWoo

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    Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB (which I picked up after reading some of the threads here)
     
  7. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    I guess that would be a 'problem' then and that is why I didn't mention that specifically. :grin:
    It seems to me, and I could be wrong of course, but a hard drive used as the drive for a DVR must run all the time.
     
  8. Henry

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    Agree. I can't prove it one way or another, but for all I know, the conversion process necessary to make a 211 a DVR may already contain a sleep inhibitor. :confused:

    I simply don't know and that's why I mentioned it.
     
  9. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    Now that surprises me as I almost exclusively use Western Digital drives for everything.

    I thought I was going to have to eat my words about HDD problems as I went out to the garage where my 211K is and turned it on along with the TV it is connected to and couldn't get the remote to bring up the guide or change channels. Then I realized that since it was about 40 degrees in the garage the remote was virtually dead. Placed it on top of the 211 to warm it up and came back in an hour and it was starting to work.

    Noticed only a two day guide and discovered that I hadn't turned on the external disk drive. I don't spend too much time in the garage in the winter time, I hate the cold, so had turned most everything off.

    Anyway, after warm up, rebooting for the DVR connection and guide download, the 211K was now working up to normal speed. That was yesterday.

    This morning I went out again and check. The external drive was still spinning, the remote still working, I left it on top of the external drive to keep it warm, and the 211k was very responsive. Pretty much the same as my 622 and 722.

    If I were you, I would check to see if your external drive is spinning down after a while. I can feel if mine are spinning just by putting my hand on them.
    If it is spinning down then that would definitely be a slow response problem for you.

    It seems to me, and again I could be wrong about this, but the 211k should be stroking the hard drive continually even when the 211k is off and that would keep it spinning all the time. The internal drives in the 622/722 series are always spinning.

    Sorry for rambling.................:)
     
  10. fuzzface

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    Knock on wood, but since I got L750 I have had no issues with sluggishish, random reboots, nor with EPG guide day loss. :D
     
  11. CeeWoo

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    LOL-wasn't a ramble at all

    I did a system reset & unplugged the HD (which I'm guessing could in effect reset it-if there is such a thing). reconnected everything and the 211k and HD are 'chipper' again.

    Now if the bugs in my 722k (L7.50) were only as easy to fix LOL (In addition to it getting sleepy when downloading on BBMP, the guide response has started getting sluggish as well...and now I'm starting to get the HD screen frozen in SD after checking weather-often). Funny though that I've had 7.50 for about 6 weeks (I may have been one of the first who got the upgrade) and just now am having some of these problems in the last week or so.

     
  12. kucharsk

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    One of my 722s just started doing this again; seconds between registration of key presses. :(
     
  13. Henry

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    Yeah, I've noticed some latency on my 722 recently, but not as bad as before.
     

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