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Are any receivers responsive?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by stroh, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    Of course D* reads his posts. How else could they maintain his level of service in such a wonderful manner... :lol:

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  2. Mike Greer

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    If they had been readin my posts they would have just cut off my service by now!:D

    I did - much quicker that way! See here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=3136593&postcount=113
     
  3. Mike Greer

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    I knew I heard helicopters last night! I'm sure they were just checking my dish for proper alignment and making sure my batteries are fresh!
     
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  5. Dec 1, 2012 #225 of 545
    wrj

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    I must admit, I didn't read through all the posts but my HR22 is somewhat okay at times but at other times, it slows to a crawl when advancing through the guide or changing channels. It seems like minutes (though I'm sure its much shorter) to move forward after a key press while in the guide or to change to another channel. Also, at times, the remote seems not to want to take in key presses very well and changes to channels I didn't want. In fact, I have two RC64R's and it happens to both.

    I have several friends with Dish and they wonder why I would put up with this. Well I been with DTV for sometime and keep hoping it will improve.

    So my question, if I upgraded to a HR24 or HR34 (assuming I could do that), would the performance improve significantly? My other option is obviously to go to Dish.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 #226 of 545
    Rich

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    A 24 will simply blow that 22-100 away.

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  7. Dec 1, 2012 #227 of 545
    inkahauts

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    You are being kind.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 #228 of 545
    stroh

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    I started this thread on 11/16/12 and got my HR34/C31 installed on 11/19/12 and I have to say that everything I was complaining about has been corrected. I haven't had any problems with the new setup. Remote response is as it should be, menu/guide speed is vastly improved and quite acceptable, and the extra tuners and PIP are a bonus!

    The only hiccup is that my wife doesn't like that she can't delete shows from the C31 after she has finished watching (no keep or delete popup at the end).
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 #229 of 545
    inkahauts

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    That's a bug. First try making sure that all the settings in Whole Home Service section of settings are set to allow, and if that has no effect, do a search here abut that issue, there are a couple threads about it. It may be in the way DIRECTV set it up, and they may need to redo some authorization on their end.

    Glad you are liking it!
     
  10. Dec 1, 2012 #230 of 545
    wrj

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    Thanks, am I safe in assuming that a HR34 is also faster than a HR22?
     
  11. Dec 1, 2012 #231 of 545
    dpeters11

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    Yes, though some say it as fast as a 24, but does a lot more work.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2012 #232 of 545
    veryoldschool

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    Was this what you meant?
     
  13. Dec 1, 2012 #233 of 545
    dpeters11

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    Yeah, dang iPad :)
     
  14. Dec 1, 2012 #234 of 545
    tomski35

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    In response to the original post, all DVRs 24 and below are sloooow! Regular receivers are snappy. I have no experience with the 34 as DTV wants to sodomize in exchange for one them.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2012 #235 of 545
    dpeters11

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    Is it really fair to compare something that only runs in memory compared to a hard drive? Memory always wins compared to a rotating disc.

    And we won't be seeing solid state DVRs in the foreseeable future.
     
  16. Dec 1, 2012 #236 of 545
    inkahauts

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    I really don't think the speed issues are all that related to having hard drives. They just plain flat out do a hole lot more though, so you can't expect the exact same performance.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2012 #237 of 545
    dpeters11

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    For things like guide performance, I think it does make a difference.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2012 #238 of 545
    Richierich

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    All 4 of my HR24-500s are Fast so maybe something is wrong in the way you have yours setup.

    I run a Customized Guide which helps speed up the Guide a bit.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2012 #239 of 545
    wrj

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    But you have to ask yourself, why are the DISH DVRs so much faster. They also have a lot of functionality. I suspect it is either with the software design, or hardware implementation, or both. Poor software design can kill a systems performance.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2012 #240 of 545
    Rich

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    Yes. My first thought about that post was: A 24 will simply blow that POS 22-100 away.... :lol:

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