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#126 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

I recently bought a H25... WOW, this thing is fast. Are all non DVRs this quick? It's definitely the fastest unit I've used...I've had a HR20-700, HR24-100 & -500, HR34, & C31.

My H21 was fairly fast, but I think the H25 is the fastest to date.
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#127 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

I recently bought a H25... WOW, this thing is fast. Are all non DVRs this quick? It's definitely the fastest unit I've used...I've had a HR20-700, HR24-100 & -500, HR34, & C31.


That's the sad thing.... Dish Network HD DVRs - even the old ones - are that quick!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

I may just give that a shot - although I don't surf the guide that much....

I just don't see it helping when the front panel itself also has the trouble - including during the 'freeze' time and then acting on the missed button pushes.

I'll give it a try in the next few days....


It controls FFW, REW, everything... not just guide stuff.

While "anything" is worth a try, if the front panel can't respond, "I'd guess" the DVR is buried trying to do "something", so the IP control would be too.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

REALLY!!!

It seemed to work for me but the reason it worked is that you had to be on Channel 1 for at least 30 seconds for it to Clear the NVRAM, is this right???


This is also reasonable since you get the "bonk" sounds if you do it too soon and it does not put up the message that it is clearing the ram and then you have to do it again.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

You don't need to press the colored buttons, but "merely" stay on channel one for 30 sec.

The whole "NVRAM clearing" was a red herring.


Darn active channel is good for something I guess... Maybe I should set a manual recording for that channel for once a week for five minutes. Let it do an auto cleansing. :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Darn active channel is good for something I guess... Maybe I should set a manual recording for that channel for once a week for five minutes. Let it do an auto cleansing. :)


That's brilliant! I think I'll do exactly that!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

While "anything" is worth a try, if the front panel can't respond, "I'd guess" the DVR is buried trying to do "something", so the IP control would be too.


I'd guess you are correct sir!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Darn active channel is good for something I guess... Maybe I should set a manual recording for that channel for once a week for five minutes. Let it do an auto cleansing. :)


That's brilliant! I think I'll do exactly that!

An interesting concept, but I wonder if recording would be different than having the "live tuner" tune to it.

"Seems like" a recording to the drive wouldn't be the same.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

An interesting concept, but I wonder if recording would be different than having the "live tuner" tune to it.

"Seems like" a recording to the drive wouldn't be the same.


But what happens when the recoding is finished? Maybe I set two recordings? One starting a couple minutes before the one on channel 1, forcing the channel one recording to take place on the foreground tuner, and therefore in theory the live channel? And have the first recording last longer than the channel 1 recording.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

"I don't know" so it would be interesting to see how this works or if it doesn't.

First we need a guinea pig that has this problem.

Next we need "the pig" to see if tuning to channel one resolves "the problem".

Then try setting up one recording and then try two.
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#136 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

"I don't know" so it would be interesting to see how this works or if it doesn't.

First we need a guinea pig that has this problem.

Next we need "the pig" to see if tuning to channel one resolves "the problem".

Then try setting up one recording and then try two.


Pick me! Pick me!

#137 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Pick me! Pick me!

pickme:




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#138 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

pickme:




!rolling


Nice!

As soon as any of my receivers freak out I'll try going to channel 1 and see what happens! I've tried it in the past but that was before - now the trouble is much more noticable so I'll give it another go.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Nice!

As soon as any of my receivers freak out I'll try going to channel 1 and see what happens! I've tried it in the past but that was before - now the trouble is much more noticable so I'll give it another go.

If it takes a couple of weeks for it to happen, this should keep you quiet for a month or so. :lol:
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

If it takes a couple of weeks for it to happen, this should keep you quiet for a month or so. :lol:


Very little chance of that!:lol:

I guess if no one else starts a thread about having a slow/non-responsive receiver it could happen... But you know we can't go more than a day or two before someone says they have a slow receiver.

That will keep my flapping day-in-day-out until DirecTV hires some engineers!

I think DirecTV does this just for me!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

Very little chance of that!:lol:

I seem to remember hearing about Dish rebooting theirs in the middle of the night to keep them working. Not sure if they still do or not, as it was "a while back".
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

I seem to remember hearing about Dish rebooting theirs in the middle of the night to keep them working. Not sure if they still do or not, as it was "a while back".


I've considered putting a timer on my receivers to cut the power every night. The only thing that has stopped me is that I'm sure that DirecTV's engineers didn't take into consideration 'dirty' shutdowns - especially a daily dirty shutdown.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

I recently bought a H25... WOW, this thing is fast. Are all non DVRs this quick? It's definitely the fastest unit I've used...I've had a HR20-700, HR24-100 & -500, HR34, & C31.


That's the point! Almost all other non-DirecTV ***DVRs*** are that quick! So when a customer switches to DirecTV, he's not blown away by the picture quality or the number of channels as he should be. Instead, he's frustrated that it sometimes takes 5 -30 seconds for the box to acknowledge that a button was pressed.

He's also frustrated that his receiver or DVR takes a long time to reboot, and that it will be even slower than usual for 48 hours after it has been rebooted, because no other provider has that problem.

It also irks him that he has to turn to a specific channel once a week so the box can do something magical to speed itself up (if it's that magical, why doesn't D* just have the box automatically do that once a week?)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

I've considered putting a timer on my receivers to cut the power every night. The only thing that has stopped me is that I'm sure that DirecTV's engineers didn't take into consideration 'dirty' shutdowns - especially a daily dirty shutdown.

I suspect you'd find the potential risk to the hard drives inside of any HD DVRs would be far more of an issue than any engineer.

As for just HD receivers.... :shrug:
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Instead, he's frustrated that it sometimes takes 5 -30 seconds for the box to acknowledge that a button was pressed.

In the past nine years, maybe I've had to wait 5 secs, but never 30 sec.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

I suspect you'd find the potential risk to the hard drives inside of any HD DVRs would be far more of an issue than any engineer.

As for just HD receivers.... :shrug:


Perhaps.... Maybe I just need a little robot to RBR once a week for me.

As for just HD receivers - I don't think the sluggishness hits those - at least not any that I've seen.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

In the past nine years, maybe I've had to wait 5 secs, but never 30 sec.


Maybe your name should be 'veryluckyman'!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Perhaps.... Maybe I just need a little robot to RBR once a week for me.

As for just HD receivers - I don't think the sluggishness hits those - at least not any that I've seen.


Try this: Instead of posting your problems to every thread, cut out posting to one thread per week. That'll save you two minutes. With half that time, one minute just before you hit the hay, go to menu-Reset, confirm, dash, and you're done.....:eek2: :D
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Maybe your name should be 'veryluckyman'!

I know there are some with problems I don't or haven't seen, but "really" waiting 30 sec?
The only time I've ever seen anything like that was because the coffee table was in the way on my remote or I was pointing it to the back wall. :lol:
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

I had the slowdown and missing buttons on my HR24-100 this weekend and it turned out to be old battery's in the remote. Replaced today and it is back normal. It was not slow just missing button press.
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