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Official: Tips and Tricks for the HR20


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#26 OFFLINE   rtphokie

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:34 AM

Tip 1: Get to the Guide Quickly
Avoid the Category Sort screen by just pressing GUIDE twice.


I've got a tip for you D*, make it so it's an option so I only have to press it once! :rolleyes:


I'd like to see it as an option as well, but not just on/off. The options should be

press guide once for the category sort screen, twice to go directly to all currently set favorites list

and

press guide once to go directly to all currently set favorites list and twice for the category sort screen.

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#27 OFFLINE   gb33

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:01 AM

Tip 1: Get to the Guide Quickly
Avoid the Category Sort screen by just pressing GUIDE twice.


I've got a tip for you D*, make it so it's an option so I only have to press it once! :rolleyes:


I'm with this guy. Drives me nuts.

#28 OFFLINE   cbearnm

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:59 PM

Is there any way to dim or even turn of the blue lights on the front of the receiver?

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:23 PM

Is there any way to dim or even turn of the blue lights on the front of the receiver?


There is....... but I totally forget how to do it. I believe it involves holding down a combination of the arrow keys on the HR20 front panel itself.

#30 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:29 PM

hit the left and right buttons together... or read the manual :)

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:34 PM

hit the left and right buttons together... or read the manual :)


Too bad it only dims the ring LEDs. The other LEDs seem very bright, too.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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#32 OFFLINE   cbearnm

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:15 AM

hit the left and right buttons together... or read the manual :)

Ouch, I'm a guy, I have no need for manuals. :rolleyes:
Seriously, I did look through it, but didn't notice. I'll have to look better in the future.
Thanks for the help.
As far as dimming the non-ring lights, I use some non-residue Scotch tape at work that will dim them suffiently. I was really hoping there was a way to knock them out completely, but some carefully cut electrical tape can do that.

#33 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:53 AM

There is...

Just hold the left and right arrows down at the same time on the front pannel.
You can then lower the brightness to OFF
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:01 PM

Im not a NFL ST or SF sub but I can go to 795 and pull up the Player tracker. Does this info only appear on the SUNDAY TICKET channels or on any channel Im watching???
And does it only work during the games?

#35 OFFLINE   melduforx

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:09 PM

I've turned off the ring led three times now (using the L and R button trick) and everyday when I come home from work, they are back on.

Any idea why this is happening?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:14 PM

I've turned off the ring led three times now (using the L and R button trick) and everyday when I come home from work, they are back on.

Any idea why this is happening?


It's not a bug, it's a feature!

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:14 PM

How do you do a full format of the HR20? One that will restore it to its factory conditions with no season passes & no recordings?

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:50 PM

I've turned off the ring led three times now (using the L and R button trick) and everyday when I come home from work, they are back on.

Any idea why this is happening?


Mine have only come back on if the DVR rebooted.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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#39 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 02:51 PM

There is...

Just hold the left and right arrows down at the same time on the front pannel.
You can then lower the brightness to OFF


Earl, this just applies to the ring LEDs, right? I haven't found any way to dim the other LEDs (other than put something over them).
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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#40 OFFLINE   melduforx

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:14 PM

I love the dimming sequence:

Normal -> 100% Brightness
1 Press -> 99% Brightness
2 Presses -> 98% Brightness
3 Presses -> 97% Brightness
4 Presses -> OFF

#41 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:58 PM

I love the dimming sequence:

Normal -> 100% Brightness
1 Press -> 99% Brightness
2 Presses -> 98% Brightness
3 Presses -> 97% Brightness
4 Presses -> OFF



Maybe the engineers who designed this were forced to work in a very bright lab, or are nearly blind :)
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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#42 OFFLINE   archie4oz

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 12:02 AM

I tried right arrow + active button combo to get to the "advanced menu" but the only option is for the phone (no LNB options like the R15). Does anybody know if the HR20 has an internal destacker? Of course I'm still on 0xac after Sunday's snafu, wondering if 0xcc enables those options...?

(One nice thing is you don't have to be in full-screen video mode to get to the advanced menu like on the R15)...

#43 OFFLINE   NurseDave

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:41 AM

I love the dimming sequence:

Normal -> 100% Brightness
1 Press -> 99% Brightness
2 Presses -> 98% Brightness
3 Presses -> 97% Brightness
4 Presses -> OFF


HA! That's what I thought! They are pretty when they swirl around though.

#44 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:58 AM

I tried right arrow + active button combo to get to the "advanced menu" but the only option is for the phone (no LNB options like the R15). Does anybody know if the HR20 has an internal destacker? Of course I'm still on 0xac after Sunday's snafu, wondering if 0xcc enables those options...?

(One nice thing is you don't have to be in full-screen video mode to get to the advanced menu like on the R15)...



You should be on 0xCC by now... Sunday' snafu was fixed on Sunday, and update process where re-enabled.

I waiting for confirmation of the destacker in the HR20.
My one contact thinks in there, I have another checking on it.

IMHO, the FTM is a destacking solution (to a degree), but not sure if they would have put the same destacker (that is in the R15) into the HR20.

Why? Most MDU (which was the target), don't use a stacking technique that carries all 5 LNBs, that is what the FTM is for.
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#45 OFFLINE   archie4oz

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 01:51 PM

Yeah, I reset my HR20 this morning and I noticed that it picked up 0xcc.

Our building doesn't have a 5LNB dish (yet... We're petitioning to get our installation updated), we're stuck with a basic round dish with a stacked signal. So my HR20 is basically gonna be used as a fast R15 with more storage until our installation is upgraded. And hopefully the OTA tuner will get enabled soon as well since we've got excellent ASTC reception in the building.

But I guess I may have to pick up an external destacker (Ugh!) for the time being...

#46 OFFLINE   cwalton1

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:27 AM

Quick question for a new HR20 user transitioning from a Phillips DVR. Is there a way to watch two live shows at once? With my Phillips I could push down on the circle on the remote and it would flip to another channel. I looked through the manual but didn't see it right off the bat. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Craig

#47 OFFLINE   dthoman

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:28 AM

This is a hot button topic. There is no dual buffer. Meaning only one live show at a time. You may still record two shows but there is only one live buffer.

See the post under buffer poll on the main portion of this forum.

#48 OFFLINE   kaa1954

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:19 AM

Sorry if this has already been covered.

If I put 2 of these babies together....will I be able to control each one seperately with different remotes? (I can do this w/HR10's)

#49 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 09:58 AM

Sorry if this has already been covered.

If I put 2 of these babies together....will I be able to control each one seperately with different remotes? (I can do this w/HR10's)


Yes.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
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#50 OFFLINE   kaa1954

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 05:51 AM

Yes.

Thanks.




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