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DIRECTV HD DVR is Slowwwwwwwwww

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mark Walters, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. vicmeldrew

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    i have the new national release and my box still has the same problems this poster is reporting; lagging on channel inputs etc; i do not believe that these issuse are being addressed; also, somtimes my box is fast and at other times really slow, for example yesterday i was trying to back up for the 4 seconds and it didn't matter how many times i pressed the button...nothing; and then 5 minutes later it was perfect. sluggishness is an ongoing problem for a large number of owners and it should not be that big of a problem to isolate - i have the hr 23 for what it is worth.
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Are you sure you have the new software?
     
  3. Doug Brott

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    Yeah, I'd question this as well. There is a marked difference noted by many, mnay different people.
     
  4. zero2dash

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    Well I lurked a few minutes to see any new answers to this problem; our HR22-100 has been dog awful slow lately. (running 034c)

    I'll be sure to force the update to see if I can grab this new one and hopefully that + the reset will kick out the bugs. :eek:
     
  5. Richierich

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    I just checked my HR23-700 which has had that problem with sluggish channel changing and now it is FINE!!! I have the latest software and I just tried it several times and it worked flawlessly.

    Have you put new batteries in your remote lately? I found that low battery condition can cause subsequent button pushes not to work.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    There is nothing to be gained by trying to force an update. It will come to you when your receiver is authorized for it.
     
  7. Rich

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    How did you get the new NR in Georgia already? Or are you using a CE?

    Rich
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    The rollouts are not strictly geographical any more. People all across the country could be getting the new version now.
     
  9. Rich

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    Don't take this wrong, but I wouldn't have any HR that ended in 100 in my home. I've tried and failed with every 100 that I've had, even one that I bought. Don't buy into the myth that every HR is the equal of every other HR. That's just not true.

    And with the problems I experienced with my brand new 23-700 that lasted about a month, none of the complaints I've been reading about them surprise me.

    Rich
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    Rich, I really respect your experience when it comes to the -100 units. I do feel that I have to contrast that with the literally hundreds of thousands of Audiovox-manufactured DVRs in the field right now that are performing to customers' expectations.

    I only feel the need to mention this because you are so vigilant in mentioning your negative experiences.
     
  11. Richierich

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    I agree with the -100s DVRs as they don't seem to have a good track record. I got the new NR a few days ago and it works great!!!

    Cleared up my problem with the remote being sluggish. I have still had the problem on occasion but I make sure I have direct line of sight.

    In fact, it was so BAD that I had to hit the Guide Button to bring up the Guide and then I could enter the channel number without any pausing or whatever and then hit the Enter Button to select that channel. But that was my workaround until this latest NR.
     
  12. Rich

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    I realize that some of them work. Personally, I have real doubts about hundreds of thousands of them working to customer's expectations. Even my trusty 20-700s aren't working to my expectations since the "DLB NR".

    I've actually toned it down quite a bit lately. Believe me, if I had something good to say about them I would. I've mentioned several times how surprised I was with the 22-100 that I bought. For a couple weeks it worked perfectly, then went mildly berserk and was replaced by a 23-700 which lasted about as long. I've got nothing good to say about them either.

    I read a recent post of yours where you said that your opinion was based on empirical experiences (or words to that effect, never seen the term used as you used it. Used to seeing "empirical data"). These experiences I've had with the 100s series are based on empirical data.

    Most of the time, when I see someone having problems with a 100, I just skip over it. I realize that many members are tired of hearing my rants about the 100s.

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

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    I gather you're talking about your 23? Mine got so bad it wouldn't answer any commands in RF or IR. Must have had a bad sensor in it. Just my luck.

    Rich
     
  14. hoopsrgreat

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    I have 3 HD DVrs in my house. Dont know the model numbers off my head. 2 of them are silver and 1 is black. The black one is so slow right now I cant use it.

    Watching the game and you fast forward and then when you hit the play button 10 seconds may go by before it stops the FF.

    trying to record is impossible. Hit guide and 20 seconds may go by before it pops up. Enter numbers and 8 seconds goes by before I get any response.

    the other 2 dvrs are working fine. This has started for 2-3 weeks.

    This is unacceptable.
     
  15. vicmeldrew

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    i have the latest if the ce is the latest
     
  16. David MacLeod

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    the NR is not the same as CE and your issues should be reported elsewhere.
     
  17. bearcat250

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    What do you expect, he's a Yankee fan:lol:
     
  18. sigma1914

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    And us Yankee fans are still enjoying our season. ;):lol:
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    Thanks, let's get back to topic.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    Oops, I meant to say, "And us Yankee fans are still enjoying our season on our faster updated HR2x units." ;)
     

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