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What happend to my HR34!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gio12, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Aug 10, 2012 #41 of 131
    hercules

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm willing to live with it until they provide a fix since I can simply get it to go away by turning the receiver off/on.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2012 #42 of 131
    gio12

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    Try a new HDMI cable. My 1.3 cable from monoprice does not work, but the basic HDMI cable DIRECTV provides works.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2012 #43 of 131
    Alebob911

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    Yes I would call monoprice and tell them what is happening. They should send you a new one. I have had bad cables and they took care of me. As to the problem, sometimes it's those little things that make big issues. I try to be methodical about tracing down an issue. Glad to hear your TV viewing is better. :)
     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 #44 of 131
    lacubs

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    i would still be careful before celebrating, just saying
     
  5. Aug 10, 2012 #45 of 131
    gio12

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    The cable is 3 yrs old. Another one that is less than 2 yrs old, same issue. So it must the that style of cable no longer works with the update
     
  6. Aug 10, 2012 #46 of 131
    gio12

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    I know.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2012 #47 of 131
    sigma1914

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    It sucks when stuff doesn't work as it should... We sympathize.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2012 #48 of 131
    Mike Bertelson

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    In my living room setup, which includes my HR34, I have five monoprice HDMI cables. Two of those are fairly new and the other three are a few years old. I swapped one of the old monoprice cables to the HR34 and it's fine.

    I suspect there's something not quite right the your HDMI cable...although I don't know if there's a way to test it.

    Mike
     
  9. Aug 10, 2012 #49 of 131
    lacubs

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    last night i try even 2 HDMI cable, and today when i went on HBO its give me the HDMI block but as soon i turn it off/on it's was fix
     
  10. Aug 10, 2012 #50 of 131
    wahooq

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    As I said in the beginning its in the cable...I HATE HDMI cabling and only use component....HDMI is waaaaay to unstable for me...
     
  11. Aug 10, 2012 #51 of 131
    lacubs

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    if it the cable why then did it happen with 2 different HDMI cables then?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2012 #52 of 131
    wahooq

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    HDMI.....as i stated above...hate it!
     
  13. Aug 10, 2012 #53 of 131
    Mike Bertelson

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    I have eight different devices, all connected via HDMI. I've never seen it become unstable. What do you mean by unstable?

    Mike
     
  14. Aug 10, 2012 #54 of 131
    wahooq

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    I live in Oklahoma...with all the storms and power surges I went through 3 HDMI cables in the first 6-8 months I had an HDTV...since switching to component...no issues since then .....3 years later
     
  15. Aug 10, 2012 #55 of 131
    sigma1914

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    So, completely bad luck.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2012 #56 of 131
    wahooq

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    Not really...weather and environment hasn't changed...just the connections...as I originally stated it is my preference
     
  17. Aug 10, 2012 #57 of 131
    lacubs

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    so what do you use for HD then?
     
  18. Aug 10, 2012 #58 of 131
    Davenlr

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    For those that prefer keeping things digital, a good UPS will solve that problem. Same weather and electric you have, and have never lost a thing except a router port from a computer that wasnt on a UPS.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2012 #59 of 131
    jagrim

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    I use only HDMI and have never seen an issue like this. All of my TV's are connected with the HDMI cables supplied by DTV.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2012 #60 of 131
    dpeters11

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    Component is HD. It's not HDCP compliant, but that's the main thing. You might be thinking of composite.
     

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