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Delay/white screen when changing channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SBI, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. Jun 22, 2011 #21 of 236
    argonaut

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    I'm definitely seeing this on my HR24's as well.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2011 #22 of 236
    Boobie1998

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    I have notice this as of today when i was changing to cinemax. I though it was cinemax bit it's not. I have native off and my TV is on 1080i only. My background on the screen is set to black color. For me i change the channel and background come on but no pic for a while. Even after the banner is gone. I have a HR24-100
     
  3. Jun 23, 2011 #23 of 236
    lgb0250

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    I've got the same problem lately with my two HR23's.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2011 #24 of 236
    Carl Spock

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    FWIW, the problem for me only exists with a HR23 that's hooked up to my home theater through a Yamaha receiver and a Panasonic plasma.

    A HR20-700 that runs my kitchen system, and which is hooked up straight to the TV, doesn't exhibit the problem, nor does a H23 in my bedroom. All connections are HDMI.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2011 #25 of 236
    lmuehl

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    +1 on all units 2-HR21's and an HR22 . I've tried clearing the memory on channel 1 which didn't seem to help, A menu reset did seem to help for a while .
     
  6. Jun 23, 2011 #26 of 236
    David MacLeod

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    hr24-100 did the all black (except for info banner) no matter what. reboot was only remedy.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2011 #27 of 236
    raott

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    Same here, 10-15 second delay for the first channel change in the morning. Happens both on HR20-700 and R22.

    Info bar shows but the screen is light gray.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2011 #28 of 236
    adamson

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    the color of screen "grey" or "black" is a setting in your dvr. not sure if some realize this. Also this started after, not because of the last rollout, something else is going on. I too was thinking weather related, or more damage from my recent lightning strike.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2011 #29 of 236
    wxguy

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    What you are experiencing is not a problem, it is a Directv feature to enhance your viewing pleasure:hurah:

    I suspect something has changed with the central office processing of signals since it didn't start with the new software -- it has just started without any changes on our part. I really wish they would quit messing around and just provide a system that works reasonably well without 15-20 sec delays between channel changes.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2011 #30 of 236
    BattleScott

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    HR-24 / HR22 both with the same issue. Out of curiosity, does anyone with this issue have it on a DVR/Reciever that is not network enabled?
     
  11. Jun 23, 2011 #31 of 236
    JeffBowser

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    me

     
  12. Jun 23, 2011 #32 of 236
    kovach

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    Same issue here.
     
  13. Jun 23, 2011 #33 of 236
    nickg2

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    glad it's just not me noticing this delay lag.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2011 #34 of 236
    Boobie1998

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    Me
     
  15. Jun 23, 2011 #35 of 236
    matty8199

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    count me in for having this issue, but only with my hr23. h20 in the bedroom doesn't seem to have a problem, at least not that i've seen yet...
     
  16. Jun 23, 2011 #36 of 236
    lgb0250

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    This latest "improvement" is ridiculous. I almost rebooted just a few minutes ago when I changed channels. Took so long I thought my HR23 had froze up!!
     
  17. Jun 23, 2011 #37 of 236
    Boobie1998

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    If anyone has found out what going on can you please post.

    Thanks :)
     
  18. Jun 23, 2011 #38 of 236
    Getteau

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    I posted that I was seeing the issue a couple of days ago, but it's getting pretty ridiculous now. It's takes a good 10 seconds to change the channel on my HR24 now.

    Since this seems to be an HR thing, should this thread be moved to the HR forum? I bet if it was over there, we would see a lot of other people reporting the issue as well.

    I forgot to add
    Native is turned off on my hr24 and hr22. Resolution is hardcoded to 1081i
    The HR22 is connected via HDMI to a Toshiba 65” and also over composite cables to composite-coax converter which is plugged into a 13” Symphonic TV
    The HR24 is over HDMI to my Panasonic plasma

    Both HR’s have the same issue.
     
  19. Jun 23, 2011 #39 of 236
    sigma1914

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    Just to clarify - Is the sluggishness even after the initial channel change or is it most/every channel change?

    My HR24-100 is ridiculously slow on the first change, but is fine after that. I cleared the VRAM and reset it yesterday and today was a little better.
     
  20. Jun 23, 2011 #40 of 236
    argonaut

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    Here is the behavior for all my devices:

    - Hit the power button on remote
    - DVR/receiver powers on
    - Channel was tuned to say 360 (Fox News)
    - channel info is displayed
    - channel is displayed immediately
    - channel info times out
    - Using remote I enter 501 (HBO)
    - Screen blanks
    - After about ten seconds info bar appears with correct info
    - Info bar times out after some number of seconds
    - Screen is still black
    - wait ... nothing will happen for at least 90 seconds (that is the longest i've waited)
    - At this point i usually hit the channel up or down button, and the next channel will appear immediately
    - I can then go back to 501 and the channel appears as expected
    - From this point on I have no issues until I "power off" the DVR/receiver (hit the power button on the remote)
     

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