I just received 0x66d on my HR24 yesterday and immediately noticed problems with remote response. There are times where the HR24 almost seems to ignore inputs although TV keeps playing uninterrupted. After a short time (maybe 30 seconds or so) - the HR24 starts to respond again but then at seemingly a random interval it stops again.
I restarted the receiver yesterday via the menu after it happened a few times and that seemed to help for awhile. But today after letting the receiver idle overnight the problem has come back. It seems to happen more often on "premium" channels such as HBO where HDCP DRM is enabled. Notably, HDCP problems I've had in the past seem to be fixed with 0x66d.
Today when it happened, I got up and tried pressing buttons on the receiver and it also did not respond - so it isn't like dead batteries in my remote or anything.
I also received 0x66d on one of my HR23s and it does not seem to have the same problem although it is generally a lot slower than my HR24.
Does anyone have any ideas for a fix or do I just need to wait until the next SW release comes out?
After 3 years of flawless performance from my HR24-500, I've started seeing similar behavior since 0x66d came down a few days ago. The DVR will stop responding completely while video continues to play. In my case, I've waited about 10 minutes or so before doing a red button reboot. Next time maybe I'll just let it sit for an hour or so and see if it starts responding again.
It's too bad, but I guess my luck has finally run out with respect to updates not causing any problems on this box. It was inevitable, I suppose.