DBSTalk First Look: Winter 2010 Software Update

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 #81 of 126
    Rich

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    That junk would be "functionally equivalent" to the newer car in front of it if it had tires on it.

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  2. Jan 28, 2010 #82 of 126
    hdtvfan0001

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    Good comeback. :D
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 #83 of 126
    Rich

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    I've got two Sony A/V receivers that show when an audio signal is lost and they don't show anything when it's the broadcast causing the dropout and they do show when it's the HR that's causing the dropout. I don't understand the why of it, but I've seen it time and again and understand what they are doing. The broadcast dropouts are few and far between. My other A/V receivers show no difference in dropouts, but on the Sonys it's quite clear which is which.

    I've watched several documentaries that I recorded since the last NR and a couple of network shows that were recorded after the NR and I've seen no audio or video dropouts or mass pixellations. Hope this continues.

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  4. Jan 29, 2010 #84 of 126
    Stuart Sweet

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    ...and that's true in some markets. Other markets still have audio drops from the broadcast end.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 #85 of 126
    Rich

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    Yes, I saw some of those dropouts yesterday, but my Sony receiver just stayed on point and didn't register an audio dropout. I'm not concerned about the broadcast dropouts.

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  6. Jan 29, 2010 #86 of 126
    james hyde

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    What is the new winter 2010 softwere update???
     
  7. Jan 29, 2010 #87 of 126
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Did you look at the first post in this thread that has two PDF documents that show what's in the update?
     
  8. Jan 29, 2010 #88 of 126
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    Are the H21-200 series suppose to get the Enhanced Guide data, I thought it said that box is part of the upgrade process, but didn't know if that feature was for DVRs only?? Thanks for any info you can give on this matter, bye.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2010 #89 of 126
    Ashtonian

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    MRV only works with ??HR's
     
  10. Jan 29, 2010 #90 of 126
    denvertrakker

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    I'd love to read the PDF referenced in the first post, but for some reason my browser crashes midway through the download...repeatedly. Since no one else has mentioned this, I'm guessing I'm the only one with this problem.

    I'm using Firefox 3.5.7, and Acrobat 9. Other PDFs online seem to open correctly. Any suggestions?
     
  11. Jan 30, 2010 #91 of 126
    hitokage

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    Try right-clicking them and select "Save Link Target As...". It will save a copy of them locally to wherever you choose. Once it's done, try opening them in Adobe Acrobat/Reader 9, and see if you still have trouble. If you do and the download had completed successfully, then there may me something wrong with Acrobat/Reader. The current version is 9.3 for both - have it check for updates, or download a fresh copy of Reader from their website.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2010 #92 of 126
    mopzo

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    My HR20 received the update on the 27th. Still waiting for my HR22 to receive the update. Why?
     
  13. Jan 30, 2010 #93 of 126
    hitokage

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    Which HR22 do you have? If it's a -200, 0x0395 is listed at the moment as being active - you could do a force upgrade if you want to have it now (this can be risky so be sure you're willing to take the chance).
     
  14. Jan 30, 2010 #94 of 126
    Alamei

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    Throwing my lot in with the folks here asking DTV to focus on speed/performance with the next batch of updates. The HR receivers are exceptionally robust in the feature department at this point in time, but my HR21-100 is still unable to properly accept direct channel number inputs half of the time (as mentioned by some others in this thread) and is incredibly jagged going in and out of trickplay operations.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2010 #95 of 126
    RACJ2

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    Found this video on the D* website explains the features of the "Smart Search" that was mentioned in the document in the first post of this thread [link].
     
  16. Jan 30, 2010 #96 of 126
    Rich

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    HR21-??? Without the full model number it's pretty hard to help anyone.

    Rich
     
  17. Jan 30, 2010 #97 of 126
    joed32

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    That's a good demo. Smart Search is a big improvement over the old one.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2010 #98 of 126
    Alamei

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    Sorry, I usually remember to post the full model number; wasn't thinking about it. I have an HR21-100 (edited post above, as well). I wasn't expecting anyone to provide specific help, since my experience was that this was relatively universal among the HR2x receivers (perhaps excepting the HR20s).

    Most of the time, the speed issues are just a minor annoyance for me (having come from the utter disaster that were Comcast's STBs), but they've been starting to get worse of late, and I definitely noticed the channel entry issue when I was trying to hop around the Australian Open channels without using the guide. (I rarely enter channels manually in normal usage.)
     
  19. Jan 30, 2010 #99 of 126
    Rich

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    OK, thanks. That makes things clearer to me. People do report speed issues with all the models. The only thing I can suggest to you is to get a replacement. Your problem probably isn't in the HDD, but in the HR itself. The 100 series is far from my favorite line of HRs and that includes the 22-100.

    I just cleaned up a 21-700 today, it was almost full and it is in a room where we rarely watch TV. Before I did that I cleaned up a 20-700 in the same room. Hard to believe the difference in speed and response to the remote commands. All I was doing was deleting programs and the 21-700 was so much slower it surprised me. So, yes, the 20-700s are faster and more responsive to remote commands.

    You can get D* to send you a replacement, but you get no guarantee what model you will get. You can purchase a 20-700 on eBay or Craigslist. They run from $150 to over $200. Cheaper on Craigslist and you can usually find local sellers who will let you check out the HR prior to finalizing the purchase.

    I'd try getting a replacement from D* first. Just make sure you check it out and it runs before you send your original 21-100 back.

    If you want to go into this farther, PM me.

    Rich
     
  20. mopzo

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    Thanks for the reply. What is the procedure for forcing an update?
     

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