I had a HR-44 installed last week and two mini's. I downloaded a bunch of Sopranos episodes. They had been sitting on the DVR for a couple of days so I figured it was time to watch them. While I was watching them the mini's were having pixelation, audio drops etc. I have never had these problems with my old HD digital receivers and old Dtv dvr.
I marked the times in the episode and went to the HR-44 and those spots were bad on the HR44 also. Now keep in mind these shows were not recorded off air. They were downloaded over VOD and had been completed many days previous to my watching. This happened in multiple episodes and not just one.
When I run a system test from the HR44 I get the dial tone error and the 79 network error which I have been told is normal with mini' genies. Watching regular programming seem to be ok and the shows I have recorded off air seem to be ok.
The HR44 is connected to the internet via the coax connection down to my basement then broken out into Ethernet and into my router. Which again never gave me any problems with my old DVR.
I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for this issue? DTV is sending out a tech on 07/08/2013 since this was a full hardware replacement done by them. The tech only swapped receivers nothing else.
One last thing, it seems the guide is SLOW on the mini's compared to the old HD digital receivers anyone else notice that? Anyone else think the pic was better on the old HD digital receivers also? Maybe that is in my head?