Directv denies problems with receivers

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  1. Mike Bertelson

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    I guess the question is if someone went years with no real speed issues until the HDGUI, is it a reasonable assumption that the HDGUI is a contributing factor? There’s no proof but it makes sense.

    I seem to remember, at least initially, the HDGUI sped things up a bit. Maybe clearing NVRAM could help.

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  2. bobcamp1

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    Yes, people had these issues before the HDGUI release. But those problems have gotten much worse and more widespread since the HDGUI release. Slow receivers got even slower, and "fast" receivers became slow. For the several months prior to this release, there was no sudden increase in speed complaints like there are now.

    I can't believe that all these lurkers and fanboys are now suddenly complaining about speed unless it has recently changed for the worse for them.

    And by HD GUI release, I mean the software release that first contained the HD GUI and several other features and "enhancements." (0x57B?) Who cares exactly what in the software is causing the problem? That's for D* to figure out. All users can say is it was immediately after they received that software release when things started to go downhill.

    You're thinking there's something in the guide data or satellites causing the issue. In which case, it still falls on the receiver software to fix it. If D* could have changed that data back to where it was, they probably would have already done it by now. Plus, when that has happened in the past it affected everybody and at the same time. This isn't following that pattern.

    If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like like a duck, and acts like a duck, you're the only one thinking it could be a cow in a duck costume. While very creative, I'm pretty sure it's just a duck.
     
  3. SPG900NY

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    I was wondering the following -- could these issues be exacerbated by the "Instant On-Demand?" DirecTV has to push these movies to our DVR's, right? I think they offer like 10 or more Instant On-Demand movies at any given time, because they're right there in my Guide.

    I know if I actually go to view an On-Demand video, it takes forever to buffer up enough that I can watch the whole show without pausing. So D* must be sending these complete movies to my DVR, and once they're saved, the option appears in the guide to do an instant view. How much space do these take up? If they're 1080p, I'd imagine they might be 10GB each? That's up to 100GB taken up by instant view movies I might never watch.

    And I'm sure they're being added and deleted and downloaded when I'm trying to do other stuff on the DVR. That has to slow things down.

    Is there any possible validity to this? Or do I not understand how Instant On-Demand works?
     
  4. Bamasat

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    Oh No! :rolleyes:
    Not only do you have to face "the blue man group" here,
    there is also a "self appointed literary council!".

    :lol:

    BUT
    I bet AND like i JUST read,
    in a thread/posts, with mis spelling and no punctuation BUT in Ommmmage mantras to D*. No one would type a peep.

    hmmm
    I know another Truth... I didnt see a literary council there. !:lol:
    But it sure smelled of Blue!:rolleyes:
     
  5. Rich

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    Where did you get that idea? I never said that. What kind of "proof" would you like? Do you even know what that might be? Your lack of comprehension is a bit scary. Nobody enjoys having their words twisted, especially me.
     
  6. Richierich

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    Go Get 'Em Rich!!! :lol:
     
  7. Rich

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    Can you believe this???....:lol:

    Rich
     
  8. Richierich

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    NO, I CAN'T!!! :)
     
  9. fleckrj

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    I do not follow your reasoning. If you are never going to watch an On-Demand video, why are you downloading it? They are not being downloaded to your DVR unless you initiate the download. If you are not downloading anything, then the fact that they appear in the guide and someone else might be downloading one would have no effect on the speed of your DVR.

    If you are in the process of downloading something, then I suspect that would have an effect on the speed of other things you might be doing with the DVR. When you do initiate a download, then the entire program is downloaded to the hard drive on your DVR, but you do not have to wait for the entire show to download before you can start watching it. How long it takes before you can start watching depends on your internet connection speed.
     
  10. lparsons21

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    Some on demand stuff is downloaded without you doing a thing. Mostly the latest PPV movies.
     
  11. AlanSaysYo

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    My understanding is that those movies ARE being downloaded to my DVR whether I want them or not. That's why they start immediately when I buy one of them.
     
  12. Hoosier205

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    ...because the very same issues existed prior to the HDGUI. That's where I got it from. Why is that so confusing? People have been complaining about the very same issues since long before the HDGUI appeared. I'd like whatever proof you can provide. You keep claiming that you know exactly what is causing these problems...so back it up.
     
  13. Bamasat

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    Tell me what this is and what it may be a sign of?
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=203898
     
  14. Hoosier205

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    I have no idea, nor do I care about a topic in another thread. How many times have you been banned now Bama?
     
  15. jeepwrang3

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    From what i've read, and personally experienced, the old guide was slow. The HD Gui vastly improved the speed of the guide and my viewing experience. Over the past 2 months i've seen, as what many others have experienced a degredation in the responsiveness of the unit. It's that simple.
     
  16. Bamasat

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    Read it.
    Tell me what UI on any device and this occurrence refers to.
    *usually.
    The original poster has a 34.

    Im BamaSAT and dont understand your reference?
    But "roll tide" anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Rich

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    People have been complaining about the same issues I'm talking about for how long? For the last time, I don't have any slow HRs. Never had them unless I filled up an external drive to the point where it slowed the HR down. What I've been talking about is the HD GUI NR and the problems that NR caused.

    Did you understand that? Again, how to prove anything to you without knowing what that proof might entail is impossible. You must realize that. Saying the same thing over and over is not gonna change anything.
     
  18. Rich

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    Next, you'll be asked to prove that. How, I don't know. Yes, your answer is simple and well put, but that's not gonna deter these naysayers from implying that you're making all this up.

    Rich
     
  19. fleckrj

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    I hope someone else can chime in on this, but if that was the case, I would expect that my DVR hard drive would fill up, I would exceed my 5 Gb/month download limit, or both. So far, neither has happened to me.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    Yes, I understand that you are complaining about and blaming the HDGUI NR based upon assumptions. I think we can agree on that and move on.
     
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