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DIRECTV HD DVR is Slowwwwwwwwww

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

  1. Oct 5, 2009 #41 of 297
    04Taco

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    I have three DVRs. One HR20 and two HR22s. The HR20 is by far faster and more responsive. I find myself having to wait for button presses and missing numbers when I manually change channels on my 22s. My dad also has a HR23 and it too is slow. They are all supposed to be relatively the same internally with minor updates to each model. They all use the same software only designed for each repsective model so why the speed difference?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2009 #42 of 297
    Mike Greer

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    So those numbers look good to you? Most think their HR21/22/23 are at least slower than other DVRs half say their HR21/22 are slower than ANY they have used. Only DirecTV could be proud of these numbers.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2009 #43 of 297
    Mike Greer

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    DirecTV saved money by going backward in performance to save money. The HR20 must have cost them too much cash to have built for them so they cut corners on the newer ones.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 #44 of 297
    mndwalsh

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    I have noticed major slowness on my 3 recievers. Mostly on my HR21-700 but have noticed on my others as well. My HR21-700 has had remote response problems for over a month, thought it was the remote but it does it with another remote also (both IR and RF). See attached pic as this is the problem I am running into now (was an OTA recording). I have been restarting the receivers on a regular basis as it seems to help. Of all my receivers the oldest one HR20-700 seems to be frunning the best but all have the remote lag, I also have a HR22-100.
     

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  5. Oct 5, 2009 #45 of 297
    lparsons21

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    Note those numbers for the HR21. On the 22nd, those reporting slower than all or most, totalled about 72%, when the last post was made, those numbers rose to above 90%.

    Hardly a good picture to paint.

    But I've cured my HR21 problem today. I finally said to heck with this and cancelled DirecTV. When/if they either come out with a good HDDVR, I'll revisit subscribing, but as of right now, I don't think you can update the firmware enough to make a sluggish design enough faster to make a difference. I firmly believe that D* has been stretching the capabilities of the HR series beyond what the hardware can actually do well.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 #46 of 297
    lparsons21

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    when the polling was done nearly 70% of the HR21 voters showed slower than ANY they have used. Pretty damning imo.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 #47 of 297
    BlueMonk

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    I have DP but I can't swear that I have 'C'.

    Far from an expert on all these issues, but I gotta agree with the OP. My 21 is very, very slow.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 #48 of 297
    hdtvfan0001

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    Doubt anyone missed that....but that was what I was recalling you stated for some time now. Thanks.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2009 #49 of 297
    hdtvfan0001

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    To each his own. My HR21-200 is running just fine thank you.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2009 #50 of 297
    lparsons21

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    I have the HR21-700 and it worked fine until after the updates provided since 2/2008. :(

    Since those updates, it is slower, doesn't respond to the remote well at all, and has that pesky skip-to-end-way-too-much bug! Hey, but it does have DLB kind of. :) That isn't really important to me though.

    For me, either service provides the channels I watch in HD, so switching between them isn't a big deal. The cost for service is similar, the channel lineup is close enough to equal for me, and I'm not a sports nut.

    Other than the hardware, either service is more than good enough. When/if D* comes out with a much better HDDVR, I may consider switching back.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2009 #51 of 297
    hdtvfan0001

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    OK. Best wishes.
     
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  13. Oct 5, 2009 #53 of 297
    MycroftHolmes

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    I also have to agree with the OP. When version 312 came out I remember thinking how much faster it was than the previous version. When 34C came out I immediately noticed the slowness. I’ve had 34C for a few weeks now and the slowness is still there. It’s not nearly as bad as the version before 312, but for me it’s noticeably slower than 312.

    Maybe this warrants its own poll?

    ETA: My unit is an HR21-700
     
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    lparsons21

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    Mike Greer

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  17. Oct 5, 2009 #57 of 297
    wismile

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    Polls aside I am one person that runs 5 HD DVRs

    The two HR20 units are very responsive and never keep me waiting.

    Of the two HR22 units one is slow but usually responsive...the other is unresponsive to channel inputs more than 70% of the time! I find that extremely frustrating and an issue that should be resolved.

    The TIVO HR10-250 may be dated technology...but it's ALWAYS responsive.

    The fact that so many people are arguing about polls means nothing to those of us that can't simply change a channel on our TV without making several attempts. :(
     
  18. Oct 5, 2009 #58 of 297
    hdtvfan0001

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    That is indeed what counts in the end!
     
  19. Oct 5, 2009 #59 of 297
    Jon J

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    These two points should be repeated over and over and over and over... ;)
     
  20. Oct 5, 2009 #60 of 297
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    yep.

    The simple fact is that TiVo always made certain that the basic functions work consistently and perfectly. And they do THAT before they start work on bells and whistles! Having Mediashare/whatever-whiz-bang feature that will be used occasionally means very little when PAUSE,FF, REW, change channels, always-used-basic-functions almost NEVER works properly or quickly!

    And I have an HR20, and it's ALWAYS been SLLLLLLOOOOOOOOWWWWWW.
     

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