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Are any receivers responsive?

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

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    First you'd have to see the problem.
    When I used to see it, it would mostly show up paging through the guide.
    The HR21 would be slower than "normal" and clearing the NVRAM most of the time resolved it.

    If I were to have a WAG about this, it would be that channel one acts a bit like starting a PC in the safe mode.
    For the DVR to be able to clear the NVRAM, it seems it stops a lot of the processes running, which may be why it then speeds back up.

    "Complete WAG" :shrug:
     
  2. jimmie57

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    I can relate that explanation to using Internet Explorer. After awhile of not shutting it down, playing videos, searching, etc. it seems to get a problem and not respond. Simply closing it's operation and restarting it clears it up.
    Going to channel 1 might be temporarily shutting down all other processes while you are on it and then they get a fresh start when you go back to the normal things.

    thanks
     
  3. Mike Greer

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    I may just give that a shot - although I don't surf the guide that much....

    I just don't see it helping when the front panel itself also has the trouble - including during the 'freeze' time and then acting on the missed button pushes.

    I'll give it a try in the next few days....
     
  4. sigma1914

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    I recently bought a H25... WOW, this thing is fast. Are all non DVRs this quick? It's definitely the fastest unit I've used...I've had a HR20-700, HR24-100 & -500, HR34, & C31.
     
  5. sigma1914

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    It controls FFW, REW, everything... not just guide stuff.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    My H21 was fairly fast, but I think the H25 is the fastest to date.
     
  7. Mike Greer

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    That's the sad thing.... Dish Network HD DVRs - even the old ones - are that quick!
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    While "anything" is worth a try, if the front panel can't respond, "I'd guess" the DVR is buried trying to do "something", so the IP control would be too.
     
  9. jimmie57

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    This is also reasonable since you get the "bonk" sounds if you do it too soon and it does not put up the message that it is clearing the ram and then you have to do it again.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Darn active channel is good for something I guess... Maybe I should set a manual recording for that channel for once a week for five minutes. Let it do an auto cleansing. :)
     
  11. Mike Greer

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    That's brilliant! I think I'll do exactly that!
     
  12. Mike Greer

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    I'd guess you are correct sir!
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    An interesting concept, but I wonder if recording would be different than having the "live tuner" tune to it.

    "Seems like" a recording to the drive wouldn't be the same.
     
  14. inkahauts

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    But what happens when the recoding is finished? Maybe I set two recordings? One starting a couple minutes before the one on channel 1, forcing the channel one recording to take place on the foreground tuner, and therefore in theory the live channel? And have the first recording last longer than the channel 1 recording.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    "I don't know" so it would be interesting to see how this works or if it doesn't.

    First we need a guinea pig that has this problem.

    Next we need "the pig" to see if tuning to channel one resolves "the problem".

    Then try setting up one recording and then try two.
     
  16. Mike Greer

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    Pick me! Pick me!
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    pickme:




    !rolling
     
  18. Mike Greer

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    Nice!

    As soon as any of my receivers freak out I'll try going to channel 1 and see what happens! I've tried it in the past but that was before - now the trouble is much more noticable so I'll give it another go.
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    If it takes a couple of weeks for it to happen, this should keep you quiet for a month or so. :lol:
     
  20. Mike Greer

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    Very little chance of that!:lol:

    I guess if no one else starts a thread about having a slow/non-responsive receiver it could happen... But you know we can't go more than a day or two before someone says they have a slow receiver.

    That will keep my flapping day-in-day-out until DirecTV hires some engineers!

    I think DirecTV does this just for me!
     

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