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30 skip acting up

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by SherSlick, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Dec 31, 2011 #81 of 132
    adam1115

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    Why would anyone leap to the conclusion that this a bug in the software vs. a change in design, and that 'crazy notion' means they are a conspiracy theorist??

    I saw the behavior and thought "Wow, that's annoying, but not a big surprise. Probably a sign of things to come..." I can't imagine someone saying "Wow, look at this interesting software glitch."

    Most of the people in this thread thought it was be design...
     
  2. Dec 31, 2011 #82 of 132
    bflora

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    I am also noticing that after the "local insert" commercials that my hr20 in native mode sometimes gets "confused" ie. 720p before commercials and 1080i after. I have not noticed it happening from 1080i before to 720p afterwards, but it may also do that.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2011 #83 of 132
    veryoldschool

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    I didn't leap to any conclusions, but instead asked the software developers.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2011 #84 of 132
    markrogo

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    The little pithy remark under my username at AVS Forum says "no tinfoil hats". I think your sentiments are quite well expressed. :)
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 #85 of 132
    veryoldschool

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    I do believe I've read a post or two of yours over there too. :lol:
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 #86 of 132
    adam1115

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    Ah, that's what I should've done! Why didn't I think of that!
     
  7. Jan 9, 2012 #87 of 132
    silentpartner

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    Thx VOS for the info on this little irritant.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2012 #88 of 132
    veryoldschool

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    Should see some help in the next update "or so". ;)
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 #89 of 132
    Richierich

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    Can't Wait until I see the Update but I guess I will have to!!! :D
     
  10. Feb 11, 2012 #90 of 132
    rpotato

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    I have not received the latest update yet (w/Pandora) so I was wondering if this issue has been fixed.

    Called them numerous times to report the issue. Got various responses from CSR's ranging from it is "not an issue" to "yes, we are aware, but not many customers have called to complain".

    I have noticed the frequency of these local ads increasing and shifting from DirecTV spots to real local advertisers. Ironically, the one I saw the most often was for a residential condo complex-the same typical HOA organizations that put up as many restrictions as possible to discourage satellite dishes :D
     
  11. Feb 11, 2012 #91 of 132
    Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    Yes, ironic! :lol:

    30SKIP is not a 'supported function', so calling is a waste of time. You can FF through those, however. It's not been a factor in my viewing, though plenty of others have seen it.

    And welcome to the posting side of DBSTalk!

    :welcome_s
     
  12. Mar 5, 2012 #92 of 132
    joerockt

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    looks like this was fixed finally.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2012 #93 of 132
    markrogo

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    It has not happened to us watching Justified the last two weeks, which definitely had been using inserting ads. Knock on wood.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 #94 of 132
    bobkatF

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    Still happening.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2012 #95 of 132
    levytv

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    there's a new Honda commercial that u can't skip thru.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2012 #96 of 132
    TomCat

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    FWIW, here is why this problem occurs:
    This was my answer (actually a better answer than I gave earlier in this thread) from another thread.

    So it is not conspiratorial; it is simply a by-product of them doing commercial inserts in a manner that is not fully professional.

    30SLIP and FFWD work because they do not use an algorithm dependent on a number that does not exist in the time code. They use algorithms that instead instruct the DVR to decode and display at a faster rate than normal, whatever is in the stream.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2012 #97 of 132
    veryoldschool

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    [you know me] I'm not sure I'll sign off on that, since the 30slip still functions.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 #98 of 132
    Laxguy

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    How about channel, name and time of recording and time of ad?
     
  19. Apr 30, 2012 #99 of 132
    TomCat

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    Yes, I do know you. Of course you won't sign off, because you never read nor understood the very simple and short explanation of why 30SLIP still works in this situation while 30SKIP doesn't.
     
  20. veryoldschool

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    "Garbage"
    Since the 30slip isn't a manual function, it too needs to find where 30 sec is in the recording. It doesn't just FF for 30 seconds, you @#%#%, it has to know where 30 sec is in the recording.
     

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