Nothing suggested will help Mr. Greer. He's cursed and enjoys the punishment so much that he feeds off these topics. Rarely participating in other threads, he loves these because he can repeat his complaints.
Mr. Greer is a good guy, but he hates the response of the boxes. There's one tip other than switching providers that works fairly well, and I've suggested it before, it's using IP control. Whether it's through an iDevice or laptop.
Well, you are correct to a point... Nothing but DirecTV addressing their issues is going to help my troubles!
I don't create new threads - just comment on other's threads mostly to let new people know they'll go insane trying to fix what only DirecTV can fix.
I wish that I had known about the poor performance of DirecTV receivers before I switched from Dish Network. Having said that I’m not planning on going back but I am seriously looking into not having pay TV but that’s because of the exploding costs and lack of quality programs to watch.
People just need to know that the sometimes sluggish, non-responsive HRs are the norm and if you can't live with that you should stay away from DirecTV. I personally like just about everything about DirecTV's DVRs other than the usual complaints about not responding to the remote, caller ID and few other things. Generally they do a good job (at least the HR24s do). I've learned to live with DirecTV's engineering department - or should I say lack of engineering at DirecTV?