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Elvis's Birthday Present: HR20 Release Candidate

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. Jan 9, 2007 #141 of 304

    SDizzle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 1, 2007
    Roseville, CA
    If you hit replay several times, then hit rewind for 1x rew, it still acts as though you pressed replay again.
  2. Jan 9, 2007 #142 of 304
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    You can still try tomorrow
  3. Jan 9, 2007 #143 of 304

    SDizzle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 1, 2007
    Roseville, CA
    Earl, tomorrow is toooo far away for all the users here, you know that! That's what has made these "exclusive" releases soooo sweet.:D
  4. Jan 9, 2007 #144 of 304

    DFWKDFE2000 Mentor

    Oct 19, 2006
    I got it. 100%. Thanks Earl!

    This was the only chance I had, I have to catch a 7am flight to Atlanta tomorrow for work. I am glad I checked my email before going to bed. My wife thinks I am nuts!
  5. Jan 9, 2007 #145 of 304

    foilingfool New Member

    Aug 25, 2006

    Thanks Earl !!! I tried switching input1 and input2, did another RBR, and life is great. The unit fully booted, and did NOT get stuck at the "acquiring guide data" screen.

    Any idea why swapping the inputs would matter?

    Note: I also have 3 other receivers (2 Series-2 DirectTivos, 1 HR10 HD Tivo, and the HR20). The other receivers were working fine through this time??

    Thanks again,
  6. Jan 9, 2007 #146 of 304

    DishDog ke6cdn

    Nov 10, 2006
    San Diego Area
    Scrolling and trick play seem faster and my manual series recordings reappeared in the to do list!
  7. Jan 9, 2007 #147 of 304

    VeniceDre Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    Earlier today I turned on one of boxes and finally got the black screen everone is talking about... so what the hell I forced 115 onto both boxes... It does seem quicker... but got my first problem...

    Recording CSI Miami on OTA KCBS 2-1 changed to channel 2 MPEG 4 HD version while I was still recording OTA to compare signals, and looking for signal on SAT2 came up... I toggled back and forth a couple of times before it finally went away... I thought that error was fixed on a previous update.

    By the way the CBS HD OTA here in Los Angeles is beautiful, best pic out of all the majors here in my opinion.
  8. Jan 9, 2007 #148 of 304

    bubbadawg AllStar

    Oct 12, 2006
    Got the update. Started watching Family Guy from last night. Went to delete it from the info screen and once deleted went back to the guide screen. However, there wasn't any guide info there. Just a pic of the current channel in the top right corner. All buttons dead. Rebooting now.
  9. Jan 9, 2007 #149 of 304

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Just got a new TV (my first HD), and a new HR20 today. Got them installed, setup and working, and finally shut them off around 10:22 pacific. Came down to my computer to see the email notification about the new software and ran back upstairs and did an immediate download, praying it would complete before they pulled it from the stream.

    Second hand ticking... percent bar climbing... who's going to win???

    Download finished and unit restarted with a whole 25 seconds to spare!

    Now, I sure don't have any experience with the HR20 before this new release, but it's going to be fun over the next few days learning it and comparing it to my R15's.

  10. Jan 9, 2007 #150 of 304

    Spoffo Legend

    Dec 31, 2006
    So far I've only used it for the 2nd half of the football game (OTA, 1080i), but multiple-click slips for comm'ls were definitely smoother and more predictable. Also, I didn't get any of the brief audio dropouts in the aftermath of a slip that I used to get. So far so good. Going to play around with OTA tuning and setup and see what the "improvements" there look like.
  11. Jan 9, 2007 #151 of 304

    aramus8 Godfather

    Nov 20, 2006
    Looks like D* tried to fix the problem with KJZZ in the Salt Lake City market with the 115 update. Unfortunately they changed the channel number from 14-1 to 99-1 and it still doesn't come in. Still a blank screen. The correct channel number is 14-1. Not sure what they were trying there when they changed it to 99-1. Zip code is 89883. The channel comes in fine on my TV's receiver.
  12. Jan 9, 2007 #152 of 304

    Coffey77 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Nov 12, 2006
    The single arrow guide seems faster but the page up/down feels the same as I think it's limited to the "sight" appeal smooth scrolling. One thing I've noticed, but have not had time to really check, is that the time for locking in channels has gotten longer - like that of the "Native Resolution ON" slowdown. My Native Res. is off.
  13. Jan 9, 2007 #153 of 304

    dugmar AllStar

    Dec 30, 2006
    Same question here, how do you force a download?
  14. Jan 9, 2007 #154 of 304

    billt1111 Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    It is stated several times in this thread alone but here it is again. You might want to try using the component video outputs instead of HDMI but it should not matter.

    1 - RBR
    2 - when the HR20 first lights up the round center LEDs (about 5 to 10 seconds after the RBR) then press 02468 slowly, about 1 second per push. You might as well do it with the remote right in front of the HR20 to be sure it receives the IR commands.
    3 - If you don't see a screen saying it found new software within 20 seconds, go back to step 1 and 2
  15. Jan 9, 2007 #155 of 304

    mikhu Beer Aficionado

    Oct 10, 2006
    I downloaded it last night but didn't get to push it too much. What I did notice was the guide and the menus are significantly faster!
  16. Jan 9, 2007 #156 of 304

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Sep 16, 2003
    Guide seems the same to a bit faster. OTA seems the same. Closed Captioning is no better. :(
  17. Jan 9, 2007 #157 of 304

    jamieh1 Hall Of Fame

    May 1, 2003
    Ran a reset on local ota, stuck on 50% for over 4 minutes now...

    Should I wait or reset?
  18. Jan 9, 2007 #158 of 304

    sturub Mentor

    Sep 16, 2006
    Dowloaded it last night - taped the end of the football game - everything went smoothly - menus, guide much faster - also taping of the game went well and playback looked great this mornign with all fast forward and rewind working.:hurah:
  19. Jan 9, 2007 #159 of 304

    dugmar AllStar

    Dec 30, 2006
    Thanks. One question, if remote is in RF mode will it still work?
  20. Jan 9, 2007 #160 of 304

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Yes. Mine did. I switched back to IR once it was done though so I could use my slingbox.
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