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New HR44 won't unpause recordings

hr44 genie freezing

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#1 OFFLINE   pgsassone


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:31 AM

I recently got an upgrade to an HR44.  Since it was installed a few weeks ago, it occasionally gets in a funk where any recorded show in my playlist won't play for more than 2 seconds before freezing.  Hitting pause and play makes it go another 2 seconds before freezing.  Switching to other recorded shows doesn't help.  But live TV works fine, and if I reboot the receiver, it can play the same recorded shows just fine.  But then a few days later it gets into another funk and I have to reboot.


There are several posts of similar HR34/44 freezing issues on the directv.com forums, and the advice usually given is to run the hard drive tests from the boot diagnostic menu.  I did that and all the tests pass except the surface test, which gets 0.02% in, and says "Fail (300F)".  On another screen it says that error means "SATA speed limited".  I guess it could be a hard drive issue, but I'm dubious since rebooting makes the problem go away, at least for a few days.


Any thoughts?


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#2 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:23 AM

That's a bummer but sounds like you will have to have it replaced.  A failing hard drive can cause all sorts of odd things to happen.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

Get it replaced for sure. It's much easier only a few weeks in than later.

#4 OFFLINE   pgsassone


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

As a followup I called directv and they agreed that the unit should be replaced without cost.  My new HR44 is humming nicely.  Thanks for the advice everyone.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:18 AM

Yup, I agree with the others. Every time there is a hard drive error, the unit must be replaced as hard drive do not "heal" over time but tend to get worse. Gald you are up and running

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