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All my receivers are excruciatingly slow.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Jon J, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. Jun 22, 2011 #21 of 347

    INfield420 AllStar

    Mar 10, 2009
    I had the same problem out of my HR20-700 around 9:00am central time for 15 min. Or so and then it went back to normal.
  2. Jun 22, 2011 #22 of 347

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    I use the Directv remote in RF mode. Batteries are new. I have numerous HD-DVRs All Hr20s-Hr21s. All exhibit the same problem. Sometimes they operate fine, many times they do not.
  3. Jun 22, 2011 #23 of 347

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    That has been typical of my experience, as well. The sluggishness comes and goes and has for well over a year. Nothing "cures" it. Restarting can help, but it is not a long term cure. (as will clearing the cache as in an earlier post)
  4. Jun 22, 2011 #24 of 347

    babzog Godfather

    Sep 19, 2006
    I wonder if this could be why I'm seeing a message saying my receiver hasn't downloaded guide data in an hour, call cust. service.
  5. Jun 22, 2011 #25 of 347

    xzi Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Ever since the last national release, my HR22 will not respond to ANY controls for the last 10 minutes of a recorded show every 4 or 5 shows I watch. Once it gets to the end of the show, all the queued up remote controls act at once and it works OK for 4 or 5 more episodes before doing it again.

    Also, my H21 constantly claims it's losing connection (MRV) with the DVR now--never seen that before the last update either.

    UPDATE: I use a Harmony remote in IR mode... a full 10 minutes later those commands run so they aren't "lost", and it's not the remotes fault. It also is NOT in RF mode since that's not compatible with the Harmony 890 (which is how I do my RF--it translates it to IR in the equip. closet)
  6. Jun 23, 2011 #26 of 347

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I don't think so. The problem being discussed is the slowness of the boxes to respond to user input, or general sluggishness of the GUI. I don't see anything in the problem(s) being discussed that would generalize to a problem downloading guide data. That problem is usually a satellite line-of-site issue, or improper dish selection in the box setup.
  7. Jun 23, 2011 #27 of 347
    Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2005
    Thanks this got my apps back
  8. Jun 23, 2011 #28 of 347

    camo Godfather

    Apr 15, 2010
    Something has changed drastically this past week or so. Both my Hr24's are also slow especially first channel change. My bedroom unit is brand new with no recordings on hard drive and its acting the same.
  9. Jun 23, 2011 #29 of 347

    LI-SVT Icon

    May 18, 2006
    I agree. I have had the current NR for almost a month with no real complaints. In the last two days something has changed and I have problems like you describe. Sometimes I think more is going on then just issues with the software itself.
  10. Jun 23, 2011 #30 of 347
    Ned C

    Ned C Just me being me DBSTalk Club

    Mar 6, 2008
    Racine WI
    Since last SW release, things have slowwwwwed ALOT ..!! Channel changes are up 15 seconds response time of remotes ( IR AND RF).
  11. Jun 23, 2011 #31 of 347
    Special Ed

    Special Ed Legend

    Oct 26, 2007
    I logged in here for the first time in a while to see if anyone else is have problem with painfully slow DVRs. I have had my HRs for 3 years or so and they seemed fine until the last 6 months. Now click wait, click wait, click wait. It did not take long to find this thread.

    I am sure it is because all the software upgrades over the years have bloated the operating system. A total rewrite from scratch should fix this problem. I'll try the cache clear thing today.
  12. Jun 23, 2011 #32 of 347

    mark_winn Legend

    Nov 3, 2005
    Same problem with all 4 of my HR-2X's One my HR10-250 still works as always. It is driving me nuts ! I have been a real DirectV Fan for the last 12 years, but this is causing me to rethink my choice in servive.
  13. Jun 23, 2011 #33 of 347

    Getteau Icon

    Dec 19, 2007
  14. Jun 24, 2011 #34 of 347

    Webini Legend

    Feb 3, 2007
    It's amazing that D* has put cr*p like this out for so long. They own the entire chain - hardware, software, data, transmission. No excuse at ALL for bugs or slow boxes.

    Either they just don't care or they are incompetent. It's not like Windows where there are thousands of HW / SW combos.
  15. Jun 24, 2011 #35 of 347

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    The older Directv DVRs had underpowered CPUs and that is why they are Overworked and Slow.

    My HR24-500s are Fast (which is why I paid alot to get them) with a Faster CPU and more RAM thereby they can handle all of the work that is being thrown at them.

    Clearing the NVRAM can help somewhat but the main culprit is an insufficient CPU and RAM.

    Also, as the DVR fills up over 80% capacity it slows down the responsiveness of the DVR for whatever reason.
  16. Jun 24, 2011 #36 of 347

    usnret Icon

    Jan 16, 2009
    My 24-500 is about as slow as my 22-200 now (both DVR's). The 24 became that way 2-3 weeks ago. Several menu restarts have not helped either. I also lost my "internet connection" for some reason about 2 weeks ago (301 on the app's and unable to load VOD's). The hard drive is about 80% empty. I have also tried all of the suggests on the forum, to no avail. The MRV has been running great for the past year, since installation, then all of the sudden, about 2-3 weeks ago, things started going to poop. I have the PP but am afraid to call as I will risk getting the 24 changed out for something different and loose my recordings. I kept things simple, HR24-500, HR22-200, MRV (ICK) and no HD extention set-up. Been with DTV since 95'. Are they perhaps getting ahead of themselves tech wise? Will just put up with no app's and inability to VOD till hopefully they get things fixed. Don't know what else to do, cause I'm sure as heck not going to Dish or cable.
    Whew. Sorry for long "nothing" but I feel a bit better.
  17. Jun 24, 2011 #37 of 347

    jamwadmag Mentor

    Feb 9, 2011
    Upgraded to HD last year, and put in all the speed-up tips recommended here. Seemed to be fine at the time..but now, last month or so, is very, very slow (even after RESET)..sometimes takes 10-15 secs when going to Guide, List, or even Prev Chan--just black screen in many cases, no banner. "Attn, Houston, DirecTv has a problem!!"
  18. Jun 24, 2011 #38 of 347
    Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar

    Nov 16, 2005
    What does clearing the nvram actually do?

  19. Jun 24, 2011 #39 of 347

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006

    I have an HR24-500 and two HR20-700. Slow channel changes and slow to come out of standby when I hit the power button. All receivers on current standard firmware.
  20. Jun 24, 2011 #40 of 347

    tritch Legend

    Jan 15, 2008
    Porter, TX
    DVR response is down to a crawl and basic functionality totally unacceptable. It seems unrelated to the software push a month ago. I've talked to several people at work and other family members and they are reporting the same slowdown recently. Whatever Directv is doing over the past week to cause this needs to be stopped ASAP!
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