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HR20/21/22/23/24, H21/23/24/25 & R22 (National Release) - Issues/Discussion


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#541 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

My HR22-100 was upgraded to 0x4a7 this morning. The slow response times to channel changing and menu surfing are gone.


Same here. I thought my DVR was broken. I'm glad I didn't have to buy a new one.

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#542 OFFLINE   poppo

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

Nope, you're just mistaken on the previous version number. No matter how small the tweak is, the version number will always change.


I guess what cause the confusion is that there is a thread titled 'HR20-700 received 0x4aa.. ' in the other area, and it was 'moved' to this one that is from the last NR. So clicking the link took me to the top of this one. It should have been made into a separate thread IMO, as now this thread is a hodge podge of different versions.

#543 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:49 PM

It should have been made into a separate thread IMO, as now this thread is a hodge podge of different versions.

I see where you're coming from, but on the other hand the change was probably so insignificant that it really doesn't justify a new thread.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:08 PM

What am I missing? I use to use the yellow button to get to bookmarks which I set in a recorded show. How do I do it with this new release (0x4a6)?

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Press and hold for 3 seconds either the RW or FF button, depending on where the bookmark is in relation to where you are in the program, and it takes you to the next bookmark. Also to set, pause where you want the bookmark then press the green button. I haven't figured out how to delete a bookmark yet though.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

I haven't figured out how to delete a bookmark yet though.

Can't be done.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:03 PM

I got the 4a8 firmware on my HR24 last night, so menus and channel changse seem normal again. But rewinding and watching recorded material is still freezing and hiccuping. I hope the last couple weeks of software glitches and occasional resets did not fry my hard drive.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

But rewinding and watching recorded material is still freezing and hiccuping. I hope the last couple weeks of software glitches and occasional resets did not fry my hard drive.

If you pause Live TV for a few seconds and start playing again, so you're behind live, do you experience the freezing and hiccuping?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:44 PM

For the recent slowdown issue, see http://forums.direct...rtalPageId=1002

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

I see where you're coming from, but on the other hand the change was probably so insignificant that it really doesn't justify a new thread.


Given the number of people who were reporting the problem and this 'emergency' update, IMO it was significant enough to have it's own thread instead of getting tacked onto the end of an old one.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:20 PM

Got the 0x4a7 update early this morning. Took about 15 seconds for my HR22-100 to turn on. Thought I had another dead machine. Now all I can say is WOW! The guide, channel changes, even several layers of menus (which would slow this machine to a crawl) are a lot faster. I hope this speed holds up because it's nice to have a responsive DVR for once. Nice work DirecTV!!! :hurah:

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

hi i got 0x4aa this morning in my hr20-700. my receivers got nothing yet. dan

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

I got 0x4a7 overnight. . . . .

Same here on my NR HR21-100

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

Received the update. Rebooted via the menu using the 'Reset to default' setting. Of course this meant losing all previously recorded material. At this point the unit was unwatchable.
Some improvement, but I've just RBR'd it as it wasn't taking modifications done via the menu.
Not impressed!
Unbelievable that a company feels it's acceptable to use it's customer base as beta testers.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:43 PM

Are the release notes coming anytime soon?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

Received the update. Rebooted via the menu using the 'Reset to default' setting. Of course this meant losing all previously recorded material. At this point the unit was unwatchable.
Some improvement, but I've just RBR'd it as it wasn't taking modifications done via the menu.
Not impressed!
Unbelievable that a company feels it's acceptable to use it's customer base as beta testers.

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If you got the newest update, why did you rebooted?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

Still slow to respond to commands. Tried pausing and then watching from recorded portion complete with pixilation and chopped audio.
Some improvement since reboot, but still unimpressed.
I suppose if I wanted to only watch live TV, then a mere HD receiver would be OK. Of course then I'd watch OTA.
That's why I rebooted.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:32 PM

If you pause Live TV for a few seconds and start playing again, so you're behind live, do you experience the freezing and hiccuping?


I tried pausing like you suggested and it too would stall. I paused it for like 10 seconds, and it basically ignored my clicks to resume. I tried turning to the other tuner, but then I would get 10 seconds of black screen again.

Gonna try restarting one more time to see if it takes last night's firmware better.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:41 PM

I tried pausing like you suggested and it too would stall. I paused it for like 10 seconds, and it basically ignored my clicks to resume. I tried turning to the other tuner, but then I would get 10 seconds of black screen again.

Gonna try restarting one more time to see if it takes last night's firmware better.

Unfortunately, it sounds like your hard drive is on it's last legs. Re-downloading the software won't do anything.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:04 PM

Yes, I figure that's the case as well. It's just too bad that it was fine before this software issue a couple of weeks ago.

I'm just posting to see if anyone else has this problem as well. SkippyJasper above actually might be on the same boat as me.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:05 PM

Received the update. Rebooted via the menu using the 'Reset to default' setting. Of course this meant losing all previously recorded material. At this point the unit was unwatchable.
Some improvement, but I've just RBR'd it as it wasn't taking modifications done via the menu.
Not impressed!
Unbelievable that a company feels it's acceptable to use it's customer base as beta testers.

Skippy


Why did you reset to defaults? Whenever you do that all the guide data, posters, etc need to be downloaded again. This is what is slowing your DVR down now. After the upgrade you didn't need to reset to defaults.
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