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Genie 0x0725, Issues/Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

This is the official Issues and Discussion thread for all Genie DVRs, version 0x0725

Release notes: http://www.dbstalk.c...8-genie-0x0725/
 
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

Re-posted here with modifications from earlier thread (now locked) to continue discussion;

 

Got 0x0725 on my Genie (HR34) early this morning in the L.A. area;

 

Most visible change for those who use the AM21(N) is that the Genie's OTA scanning capability has been removed. All received OTA channels are now limited to the same inaccurate and out of date satellite database as on all other previous HR20s, and H/HR2X + AM21 combos. while any off-air channel formally received through scanning, but not in the database (those with "Regular Schedule" as program info. in the guide) have disappeared.   :mad:  

 

As for why? ... who knows?

 

Wow ... true OTA scanning was one of the main advantages of Dish Network's OTA solution prior to the Genies, and now DIRECTV essentially hands this advantage back to them with this??? :confused:   

 

Sorry DIRECTV, but you really suck for this (from everything I can see) "inexplicable" move.   :raspberry 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Now, if they could just create a STOP button......



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

Got to echo the disappointment that the AM21/AM21N/OTA scanning has been removed from the Genie's. :crying:


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

I'm also disappointed they did away with OTA scanning and STILL waiting on a stop button...


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

i got it this morning also for my HR44-500, have not noticed anything different


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

Most people really won't notice a difference, unless they use TV Apps or an AM21.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

While I understand there are times Directv choses not to invest in OTA features I am perplexed that they extended time and energy to remove a useful feature.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:53 PM

Where the TVapps Store? How can I get Flickr back? I use Flickr to store my Series Manager across my MRV. network.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

Got to echo the disappointment that the AM21/AM21N/OTA scanning has been removed from the Genie's. :crying:

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:58 PM

   Since San Francisco Bay Area is getting more and more OTA channels like, RTV, Gettv , and NHK. These were listed as "regular channels" but at least they were availble.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

Where the TVapps Store? How can I get Flickr back? I use Flickr to store my Series Manager across my MRV. network.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

Updated and Improved:
OTA Scanning removed for AM21 Users (now relies on the same table used for Hx2x)

 

 

 

"updated and improved?"  seriously?  

 

While I understand there are times Directv choses not to invest in OTA features I am perplexed that they extended time and energy to remove a useful feature. 

 

 

Right on.  Good to see they're hard at working fixing a design flaw in the HR series since day 1.  Oops.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

I got this update this morning, and now whenever I scroll on the guide, or the settings (anywhere where I use a menu pretty much) there's a considerable amount of garbled either text or the screen/picture just looks really jacked up. I've also had it where if I've tried to scroll an hour or so ahead on the guide, it goes crazy and goes like 2 days ahead, but the screen/picture is all garbled and illegible.

 

As for the tv apps, I just rebooted (hoping that it'd fix the garbled guide/menu issue; which it did not) and tv apps again works.

 

Anyone else with the guide/scrolling issue?



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

Give it another full 24 hours. 

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

I'm also disappointed they did away with OTA scanning and STILL waiting on a stop button...

  The problem with Directv tech support they have no clue on that feature is gone. They said something like the upgrade was to fixed a caller ID and HDMI issue?  I never had an issue.  Anyone else?


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:28 PM

App store functionality is temporarily disabled, as is flickr.

 Also what happen to the option on selecting one favorite sport team? Will that be fix?


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

 

 

 

"updated and improved?"  seriously?  

 

 

Right on.  Good to see they're hard at working fixing a design flaw in the HR series since day 1.  Oops.

 

FWIW;

 

E-mailed The Office of the President (or Ellen Filipiak's group) today about the removal of the Genie's OTA scanning feature. Just received a phone call from them and after some effort trying to explain and clarify the usual confusion in layman terms like how the AM21 works, how the channels it receives differs from the satellite delivered ones, what the satellite downloadable off-air database is, what OTA scanning is about, etc. she (nice lady though) will check with engineering and get back to me in 5-7 days.

 

I'll post the answer when I get it for those interested.

 

Not that I really expect anything useful to come of this of course.  


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

As for HDMI issues, this update does not fix the incompatibility of my Samsung D series plasma and Denon receiver with 1080p on the HR34.  Considering these all worked fine on my old HR21, I'd say this release doesn't fix at least one HDMI issue.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

If you're watching that much 1080p material that this is truly an issue for you, bypass the AVR for video. 


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