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#161 OFFLINE   carlsbad_bolt_fan

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:49 AM

Youtube worked great yesterday. Went to use it today around 12:30pm, no luck. Previous Youtube search results weren't there either. Noticed that my HR20-700 was updated to 0x458.

Rebooted both DVR's, Youtube was back, as was my previous search results! :)
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#162 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:06 AM

Well I have good news to report.

Another reboot, and my youtube is there.

It took 4 reboots, but it finally showed up.

Now, some questions:

My wife has uploaded several video's she made with her iphone. If you know the iphone, it makes a VERTICAL video (where the vertical side of the video is longer then the horizontal side) and the HR just stretches the horizontal out, resulting in a greatly distorted video.

Is there a way to leave the aspect ratio of the video alone, and to just have it play "as is" with black bars on either side if needed?

Example of such a video:

(No I am not the huge black dude in that video, LOL - just a random search on "iphone video test").

But see how it records? There are a whole lotta iPhones in the world recording like that.... and I rather see it as is, then have it stretched.

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#163 OFFLINE   jasonblair

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:13 AM

Those that are failing to get Youtube ..

Do you have the most recent software?

0x458 - HR20
0x457 - HR21/22/23, R22 & HR24-500
0x454 - HR24-100/200

Maybe this is the problem after all.

As stated, I did a 02468 restart, and still got x452 on my HR23. No YouTube... Despite what they told you, I'm almost 100% positive this is the problem.

#164 OFFLINE   jasonblair

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:14 AM

It is NOT there. I bet ya though it will be there when youtube finally works.... :D

I am going to reboot my unit one more time..... maybe, just maybe THIS time it will work.

I can confirm this... "Web Videos" is NOT in the parental controls for people who don't have YouTube showing up.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:37 AM

I can confirm this... "Web Videos" is NOT in the parental controls for people who don't have YouTube showing up.


+1......I'm willing to bet we need a software update in order to get Youtube capability.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:46 AM

Those that are failing to get Youtube ..

Do you have the most recent software?

0x458 - HR20
0x457 - HR21/22/23, R22 & HR24-500
0x454 - HR24-100/200

Maybe this is the problem after all.


I think it is. My HR22-100 currently has 0x452. Am going to have to wait for 0x457 and see if it corrects the problem with not getting Youtube.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:33 AM

Those that are failing to get Youtube ..

Do you have the most recent software?

0x458 - HR20
0x457 - HR21/22/23, R22 & HR24-500
0x454 - HR24-100/200

Maybe this is the problem after all.


I had two receivers that youtube was not working on. I just rebooted them this morning and now they are working. All my receivers are not the above versions they are still on the previous versions.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:09 AM

OK and Hooray, youtube is back. It took another reboot this morning,still on version 458. Now there is an entry under "Parental Controls" for "Web Videos". It was NOT there before! After editing this to 'Allow", youtube is again available. I did nothing other than reboot(3 times I think), so who knows why it took that many times. Hopefully it stays now. :)

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

I could not care less about youtube. I can get it on my computer, I certainly don't need it on my TV. My life would not be meaningless without it. Besides, there is a LOT of content inappropriate for all family members and not all subscribers are conscientious about using parental controls. Case in point see the post below #168. My $.02

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#170 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:49 AM

so who knows why it took that many times. Hopefully it stays now. :)


There was a fix made available last night (not new software) .. So hopefully now folks that were having trouble will start seeing the Youtube search. It's also been confirmed again that software revision is not the issue. You should be seeing this regardless of what version you have as long as your set top box is Internet connected.
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#171 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:57 AM

There was a fix made available last night (not new software) .. So hopefully now folks that were having trouble will start seeing the Youtube search. It's also been confirmed again that software revision is not the issue. You should be seeing this regardless of what version you have as long as your set top box is Internet connected.


My HR22-100 is and has been internet and network connected but still no Youtube. Is there a time frame as to when last night's fix will take effect?

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#172 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

It's supposedly done .. Perhaps try another restart.
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#173 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

Oh, make sure that TV Apps are working.
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#174 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

TVApps work fine here...

Did another restart earlier this morning...

HR21-200....no YouTube.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:12 AM

TVApps work fine here...

Did another restart earlier this morning...

HR21-200....no YouTube.


Keep trying, it took 3 for me...:confused:

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

Just did a reset and now have Youtube. For my HR22-100 last night's fix worked. Good luck to the rest who are still having problems.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:31 AM

Just did a reset and now have Youtube. For my HR22-100 last night's fix worked. Good luck to the rest who are still having problems.

Ditto.

S/W updated at 2:37 AM 2/8/11 but didnt get Youtube until I also did the Menu 'RESET" this morn.....also 'Default' was to block under Parental Controls.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:40 AM

Just did another reset on my HR20-700 and still no joy. TV Apps work, but there is no option for "web videos" under parental controls.
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#179 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

Just did a reset and now have Youtube. For my HR22-100 last night's fix worked. Good luck to the rest who are still having problems.


I forget to mention since getting the Youtube feature Web Videos now appears in the Parental Settings menu and is set to block by default. For those still trying be sure to change this setting to Allow when you aquire the Youtube feature.

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#180 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:46 AM

I could not care less about youtube. I can get it on my computer, I certainly don't need it on my TV. My life would not be meaningless without it. Besides, there is a LOT of content inappropriate for all family members and not all subscribers are conscientious about using parental controls. Case in point see the post below #168. My $.02


It's not a biggie for me, also, though it'd be handy from time to time. But I find it is something I want to help work, so I test and test, and perhaps am able to learn something that'd help others.

There's probably no feature/type of operation on DirecTV that someone doesn't say 'phfffffft' to, yet another would kill to keep it/have it.

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