Continuous Problems that aren’t getting FIXED

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  1. Feb 3, 2019 #101 of 123
    GLJones

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    My Genie 2 makes loud sound blips followed by an annoying digital sound that is loud. Sometimes it is once, sometimes a few times in a row, and occasionally until I hit pause or stop or change channels on live TV. I have turned Dolby on and off and nothing seems to help.
    My mom recently got DirecTV with a Genie 2 and has the same issue. This has been going on since the Genie 2 came out. Add to that the slow response to the Guide and List buttons, very slow Menu scrolling after hitting the MENU button and occasional playback of recorded programs just dumping out to live TV for no reason and I question DirecTV's competency. The bill continuously rising (I get everything except sports and porn) is just icing on the cake. I am approaching the end of my contract after having DirecTV since the old USSB days and I am actively looking at options. I really don't like Dish's interface and the wired options in my area are horrible. (Brighthouse, now Spectrum). The existing providers of live TV are actually pushing me to go streaming only. Their service, tech and pricing all poor and getting worse.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2019 #102 of 123
    GLJones

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    Oh...and I forgot the dreaded 30 second skip bug. About 5% of the time, hitting the skip or an arrow button scrolling the guide the button will act like I hit it six or eight times. While watching a recording, this jumps to the end of the recording and displays the Erase or Keep box. VERY annoying and another bug that has been there since the Geine 2 came out. Happens on all TVs and I can recreate at my mom's house as well.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2019 #103 of 123
    Rich

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    Remember the missing recordings from the Playlist? Remember the recordings that were on the Playlist that didn't show any indication of which HR they were recorded on? Remember we were told the last NR would solve those problems? How about the unwanted recording from On Demand channels?

    I still get a couple of the unwanted recordings every so often. The last NR did not stop them. That's been going on for at least two NRs. Last night we sat down to watch the Super Bowl. I had recorded it on 3 HRs. I saw two recordings on the Playlist of my 44 in the floating box. Neither was identified, had no idea which HR recorded them. It matters because for some reason I see a delay if I use the 44 to watch a show recorded on the other two HRs that have SSDs in them when I use trickplay. See no delay when I use the 44 to watch a show recorded on it. I wanted to use the 44 last night.

    I've been having problems with one of the 24s that has an SSD on it. Not related to the SSD. That 24 just shuts off for no reason. Since I only saw two recordings of the Super Bowl in the floating box I assumed that HR had crapped out again. But I got the delay on both recordings so I went to the 24 and it was on. Went back to the 44 brought up the Playlist again and there it was but not in the floating box. And all 3 recordings were properly labeled. Maybe this is just a one time glitch, but I have feeling those problems are back.

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  4. Feb 4, 2019 #104 of 123
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    I was using a Sony AVR for sound last night. With that, I can tell when an actual audio drop occurs. The display moves/changes on the front of the AVR. I heard those audio drops during the halftime show too but the display on the AVR never changed. My son thinks the rapper's song contained words not permitted and the network dubbed them out. I don't know if that's even possible but they had no effect at all on my AVR except for those moments of silence. The Late Show dubs out words and that doesn't affect the AVRs. Same thing? I dunno.

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  5. Feb 4, 2019 #105 of 123
    Rich

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    What does that cause? Do you still see 4K despite the warning?

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  6. Feb 4, 2019 #106 of 123
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    Are all these issues on Genie mini wireless? Wifi is know to have blips its a fact of Wifi. Even some cheap LED bulbs can cause radio interference when first turn on.
    Bet wired genies have no slowness or quirks.
    As for 4k issues that is hand shacking over hdmi issues most per tv brand. Update the firmware on your tv if you can to get soMe relief
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2019 #107 of 123
    trh

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    I think he was joking. Hence the big laughing face.
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2019 #108 of 123
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    You replaced the hard drives?
     
  9. Feb 4, 2019 #109 of 123
    dreadlk

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    Yes with 100% certainty can tell you that they can cut out anything they want to. Remember the Superbowl 38 halftime show when Janet Jacksons Boobs went public :) Since then they installed a very long delay system in case of future Wardrobe malfunctions or foul language.

    BTW this was the most BORING superbowl game I have ever watched and half time sucked just as much. I guess Karma really is a ***** for the NFL.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2019 #110 of 123
    dreadlk

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    No the Receiver disables the 4K resolution in the settings/video/resolution menu.
    You have to go back into setting and select 4K again. I get the usual message, "If you can see this message press the Info button". I press Info and 4K is enabled again.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2019 #111 of 123
    Rich

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    I'd like to know/see how they do the halftime shows. They have to be on some kind of delay. Took ~ 8 minutes for the field to get cleared last night after the performance, they must have a herd of people moving the stage and all the equipment off and on the field.

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    Today's Daily News addressed the halftime show, let me see if I can find it...here: Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show was as dull as dishwater - NY Daily News
    I haven't watched a halftime show for some time, I found it disappointing.

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    That has to be annoying. The missing recording thing popped up again last night. And there was no way to tell which HR did the recordings, I had 3 HRs programmed for the game and had no idea which HR recorded them. No info in the floating box once again.

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  16. Feb 4, 2019 #116 of 123
    trh

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    Or as The Onion said:
     
  17. Feb 4, 2019 #117 of 123
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    You nailed it Rich, I was referring to the supposed inappropriate lyrics being used during the rap segments! My 12 and 15 year old caught them right away. :)

    In our opinion, it had nothing to do with DirecTV equipment or the broadcast from CBS, but an effort to save CBS from potential fines from the FCC. Lol....
     
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  18. Feb 5, 2019 #118 of 123
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    Having trouble with Directv 4k. Have spent hours on Directv tech people trying to find out why my channels 104 & 106 are showning as pay-for-view channels (over 2 weeks now). Each time with the tech we have done everything they asked and each time the tech has given up and said they were sending it up to the next level and I would notified by email shortly - not sure what shortly means at Directv!! Never have heard from next level. Been with Directv since 1996 and about ready to say "thanks for nothing" and going with Spectrum. Actually, only reason staying with Directv is for the whole home feature and double-play, neither of which Spectrum has. It has previously been suggested I go with TIVO but really not willing to spend that much for basic unit + several minis.
     
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  19. Feb 5, 2019 #119 of 123
    Rich

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    That's funny!

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  20. Feb 5, 2019 #120 of 123
    trh

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    I'm not familiar with Maroon 5, but I recognize Adam Levine from The Voice. While watching part of the halftime show, I had to wonder if he had been auditioning, would he have been selected by one of the judges. I was not impressed with his singing.
     

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