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HR34 Genie, 0x067E - Issues/Discussion


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#26 OFFLINE   derek21023

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

I still do not have this update as of 7:43PM eastern time on March 14th. Has anyone else on the east coast received this?

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

So I moved recently from 2 HR24's to an HR34. I love it. But one thing I've noticed (ON THIS RELEASE; but not sure if on prior releases because I didn't have the prior release for very long) --

When I fast forward at 2x or 3x, it sometimes skips images more than the HR24 did. Meaning, I do not see it come out of commercial until much later than the HR24's. What used to happen is I'd hit play on the HR24 out of a commercial after a 3x FF, and it would skip back to right about where the commercial ended. Sometimes it would go a teeny too far, but that would be correctable with a single replay click. AND, and this is key, when I missed it before I would have actually seen the images ending the commercial, I just wouldn't have reacted quickly enough. NOW the images just never appear. The first images are well after the commercial ends -- I need to push the reply button about 3 times or sometimes even 5-8 times to get back to the end of the commercial.

This is frustrating.

Anyone else notice this?:confused:

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

oenophile, it has been noted previously that the HR34 doesn't scan as well as other DVRs. It's my feeling that this new release is actually better than previous versions in x2 and x3 but I will also agree it doesn't operate the same as a HR2x DVR.

I find the 4x scan on a HR34 practically useless. Again, it's better now than with previous software. In the past you might end up ± 7 minutes from where you wanted to end up when you dropped out of 4x. Now it stops pretty close to the last image on the screen but at that scanning speed, that's not good enough. About the only time 4x can be used is a golf match. You'll end up on the hole the leaders are on but good luck finding the putt you wanted to watch.

You would think that the implementing the scanning code would be a relatively cut and dry matter by now but apparently it isn't.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:11 AM

....You would think that the implementing the scanning code would be a relatively cut and dry matter by now but apparently it isn't.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:36 AM

So I moved recently from 2 HR24's to an HR34. I love it. But one thing I've noticed (ON THIS RELEASE; but not sure if on prior releases because I didn't have the prior release for very long) --

When I fast forward at 2x or 3x, it sometimes skips images more than the HR24 did. Meaning, I do not see it come out of commercial until much later than the HR24's. What used to happen is I'd hit play on the HR24 out of a commercial after a 3x FF, and it would skip back to right about where the commercial ended. Sometimes it would go a teeny too far, but that would be correctable with a single replay click. AND, and this is key, when I missed it before I would have actually seen the images ending the commercial, I just wouldn't have reacted quickly enough. NOW the images just never appear. The first images are well after the commercial ends -- I need to push the reply button about 3 times or sometimes even 5-8 times to get back to the end of the commercial.

This is frustrating.

Anyone else notice this?:confused:



Exactly whast I've posted on previously. I've also found that it's even worse when using MRV with the HR34 as the client and my HR24-500 as the server....the "jump back" is non existent....sometimes even going forward
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Exactly whast I've posted on previously. I've also found that it's even worse when using MRV with the HR34 as the client and my HR24-500 as the server....the "jump back" is non existent....sometimes even going forward


oenophile, it has been noted previously that the HR34 doesn't scan as well as other DVRs. It's my feeling that this new release is actually better than previous versions in x2 and x3 but I will also agree it doesn't operate the same as a HR2x DVR.
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You would think that the implementing the scanning code would be a relatively cut and dry matter by now but apparently it isn't.


Thanks. What a bummer. Wonder if it is a patent/license issue or if it is a hardware problem. It simply can't be lack of programming code/skills -- they've done this before and the o/s is the same, so that shouldn't be an issue.

Well, I guess I can confirm the issue is still present in this release.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

Don't quite understand what is up with my HR34. The latest firmware shows to be 0x05FD. Have I missed the last two updates, or is this not a nationwide rollout? Anybody know what is up with that?
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:36 AM

Don't quite understand what is up with my HR34. The latest firmware shows to be 0x05FD. Have I missed the last two updates, or is this not a nationwide rollout? Anybody know what is up with that?


Must be a SLOW rollout. I rec'd the update 067C, a couple weeks ago, then last week,on the 11th I think, I rec'd 067E, which I am currently on. 05FD still shows in the stream, but overnite 067E was in the stream. Can only assume you'll get it when your number is up. There is no way to force it to download if it is not in the stream.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

Don't quite understand what is up with my HR34. The latest firmware shows to be 0x05FD. Have I missed the last two updates, or is this not a nationwide rollout? Anybody know what is up with that?


Finally got it this morning. Was updated from 0x5FD

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

My HR34 got 67e @ 2:51 A. M. today.
First observation is that the TO-DO was completely in tact @ 6:00 A. M.
For quite a long time after a RBR the box would take several hours to repopulate the TO-DO list.

Who knows, if a menu RBR is forced it may still take hours to repopulate.

Also My DirecTV (blank) says comeback later and we'll have shows listed or something like that. Not a problem, never use it just pass through going to another function.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

It appears that this 67e is now the true NR. It is still in the stream for downloads at this time.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Don't quite understand what is up with my HR34. The latest firmware shows to be 0x05FD. Have I missed the last two updates, or is this not a nationwide rollout? Anybody know what is up with that?


Since you're in the Eastern time zone you'll be the last to get it.
Apparently it just hit Central last night, so you will be next.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

I'm in the EST and received it early AM today!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:39 AM

The one thing I really like about 0x067e is that it is so fast. I was so surprised. For me, the problems that remain from previous software versions are:

1. That infernal prompt when you change channels that says TO RECORD THIS EPISODE, PRESS R ON YOUR REMOTE is still there. Try to get it DTV -- I say that if my RECORDING TIPS are turned off, that annoying prompt should not appear! It only slows things down because you have to press a button on the remote to get it to disappear before the next remote command will work.

2. The highlight still often jumps off to the left to cover the station info when I scroll up or down through the guide. There is absolutely no reason for that.

3. Sometimes the FFWD > PLAY > AUTO-REWIND feature works, sometimes it doesn't. In fact, most of the time it doesn't. I wish it worked 100% consistently like it faithfully does on my HR23 and HR24.

4. Sometimes FFWD produces a freeze frame.

5. Sometimes when I go from the tuner to a recording and then back to the tuner, the tuner's buffered memory will be erased.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

2. The highlight still often jumps off to the left to cover the station info when I scroll up or down through the guide. There is absolutely no reason for that.

3. Sometimes the FFWD > PLAY > AUTO-REWIND feature works, sometimes it doesn't. In fact, most of the time it doesn't. I wish it worked 100% consistently like it faithfully does on my HR23 and HR24.

4. Sometimes FFWD produces a freeze frame.


Sounds like your remote is on the fritz. I'm not seeing any of these issues on my HR34. Do you have another remote you can try?
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

oenophile, it has been noted previously that the HR34 doesn't scan as well as other DVRs. It's my feeling that this new release is actually better than previous versions in x2 and x3 but I will also agree it doesn't operate the same as a HR2x DVR.

I find the 4x scan on a HR34 practically useless. Again, it's better now than with previous software. In the past you might end up ± 7 minutes from where you wanted to end up when you dropped out of 4x. Now it stops pretty close to the last image on the screen but at that scanning speed, that's not good enough. About the only time 4x can be used is a golf match. You'll end up on the hole the leaders are on but good luck finding the putt you wanted to watch.

You would think that the implementing the scanning code would be a relatively cut and dry matter by now but apparently it isn't.


I couldn't agree more. I moved from a HR22 to HR34 a couple months ago. I still can't get over that the HR22 did several things better. Obviously, the HR34 is a big plus with 5 receivers but took a step backwards on a few items; FF being one of them. I wonder if the software developers had to abandon all prior code because a new hardware platform or what.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

2. The highlight still often jumps off to the left to cover the station info when I scroll up or down through the guide. There is absolutely no reason for that.


This has been driving me crazy since I got it. When scrolling if you happen to wind up on one of those AD banners then next time you scroll it jumps to the channel info in the guide. IF you cursor back and continue to scroll it doesn't do it again. Sounds like they are not initializing something correctly.

Anywho, it's still there darn it!
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

2. The highlight still often jumps off to the left to cover the station info when I scroll up or down through the guide. There is absolutely no reason for that.


I get this too!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

2. The highlight still often jumps off to the left to cover the station info when I scroll up or down through the guide. There is absolutely no reason for that.

3. Sometimes the FFWD > PLAY > AUTO-REWIND feature works, sometimes it doesn't. In fact, most of the time it doesn't. I wish it worked 100% consistently like it faithfully does on my HR23 and HR24.

4. Sometimes FFWD produces a freeze frame.

5. Sometimes when I go from the tuner to a recording and then back to the tuner, the tuner's buffered memory will be erased.


Got all these issues also

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

I don't have any of those problems with my HR34 and the new NR.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

I just installed my HR34 last night. Was actually quite impressed that it was as fast as it was based on what I'd read here. Guess this release is the reason for that! However, this afternoon it wouldn't power on and needed an rbr.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:11 PM

Every DVR model they've made thus far is faster after a reboot. Before it get's bogged down with all the superfluous BS that loads over the first 24-48 hours.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

Mine came in a couple of days ago. I noticed the first day I had to reboot because it was laggy and unresponsive; after that it was speedy and wonderful. Tried it again last night and it had slowed down again, just not as bad as it had been. It will take a couple weeks before I'll know if it's overall better than the previous NR or not.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:50 AM

Last night no matter what channel I was on if I hit the info button it would always show channel 331 MTV which was showing Snooki & J Wow. :confused: I did not restart b/c everything else was working normally. I will post an update tomorrow when I get back in town. BTW I received the update 3/19 @ 3am CDT.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

I don't have any of those problems with my HR34 and the new NR.


Same here. None of the above problems with the new release.




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