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Genie, 0x0740 - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. rmmccann

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    I hate to be a jerk here, but maybe sportman13 should open a new thread for his issues and help requests instead of bombarding this one?

    This thread is supposed to be about 0x0740 SW discussion, not what to tell DirecTV for a service call. It's just getting a bit cluttered with OT stuff is all.
     
  2. Getteau

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    I'm not sure if this is by design or a bug or a long standing issue, but when I bring my hr44-500 out of standby, it has no buffer and I can't rewind back past when I first hit the On button. I don't have this behavior on my other HR's. They will let me go back 90 minutes (unless it had just changed to that channel while in standby to record something).

    Edit - Nevermind, I just did a search and found out this was a "Feature"
     
  3. dukebadgerman

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    I have a Genie, an HR44/200 with the 0x7 update which came 3 weeks ago. Every five days or so the live picture freezes. If I change the channel, it works for about 30 seconds and then it freezes. Last week, the picture froze at 12:29 a.m. (sportscenter has that clock on the screen) but it successfully recorded two shows while it was frozen. So it is just freezing on live TV?
     
  4. rmmccann

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    My 34 has been behaving like this. Next time it happens, hit PAUSE and see if there is a buffer. You might be able to just hit play and not skip a beat. Mine seems to be randomly pausing live TV without acknowledging it has done so (and without me telling it to). When I do the above it'll snap out of it.
     
  5. sportman13

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    rmmccann do you have ax DVRHD34 my freezing and pixsalation might have to do with 0x0740
    what do I tell Direct tv the freezing and pixelation seems can happen alot during the day or could go several hour nothing happens anyone else dose this on theirs what do I tell Directv?
     
  6. rmmccann

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    I'll reiterate that I think you'd be better suited creating a new thread elsewhere on the forum to get help from other users regarding your issue.

    As far as what to tell DirecTV - I don't know that there is any special phrase, sentence or chant that is going to make them drop everything and send you a brand new HR44. I would simply call them and tell them what your Genie is doing. Theey will probably send a tech out to take a look and rule out cabling/installation error.

    Your problem may or may not be related to 0x0740. I can't say for sure and I don't think anyone outside of the firmware development team can tell you either. Just call and explain that your TV picture is freezing and pixelating.
     
  7. sportman13

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    rmmccann do you have ax DVRHD34 my freezing and pixsalation ?
     
  8. rmmccann

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    Yes, mine has been freezing. A channel change or a quick button press of PAUSE and then PLAY fixes it for me.
     
  9. sportman13

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    rmmccann freezing and pixsalation when I change the channels or freezes on its own ?
     
  10. larcar

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    I just got a hr44-500 and I noticed the same thing that there is no buffer after you turn it on. My 2 hr24's have this "feature" which is nice to have at times when you want to watch the show from the beginning. Why they don't have this on the 44's only Directv knows. It will work if you don't power off the receiver.
     
  11. KyL416

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    It's because the tuners are in use for Genie Recommends when you turn it off.
     
  12. LiQiCE

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    If you have Genie Recommends turned off, does this still happen? I did a quick test - didn't have it off for very long, but was watching a TV show, turned the Genie off for maybe 10 mins and turned it back on and I still had my full buffer, I was able to rewind and watch the 10 mins that I missed when my HR44 was off.
     
  13. larcar

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    Never thought of that. I checked and mine was on so I turned it off. I turned off the receiver and I will see what happens later. If it brings back the buffer then thank you for this advise.
    No luck. Receiver was off for 10 hours and no buffer? Can't rewind at all.
     
  14. pappasbike

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    The no buffer has been an intermittent "feature" of the 34 and 44 since their release. It doesn't have anything to do with that setting. I've never had that on. Occasionally when turning on ( bringing out of standby ) my 34 there will be a buffer of the channel it's on, most times not. Often when you're watching a recorded program you will also lose the buffer of the channel that it's tuned to. Occasionally the buffer will be there. None of us have figured out a rhyme or reason for this although I've read many theories but none have held up. It's an intermittent issue that has not been rectified. Occasionally I'll have a period when I do have the buffer for a while and think maybe this has been fixed. Reality always returns though!
     
  15. SoCalWJS

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    I have been having very frequent problems with my Genie lately (HR34-700) with regards to slow/no response to remote input (mostly FF/scan features). Today it also did something new. I was on ESPN/206 and pushed the list button. Espn went into the box at the top of the screen and my recordings appeared, then everything froze - the ESPN picture in the reduced screen froze and no response to any keys. It remained this way for almost a minute.
    My Genie auto updated to this version on 8/28, and thinking back, that's about when I started getting poor response to remote commands.
    Anybody else with similar issues? Anything I can do about it?
    Thanks.
    (oh, remote set to RF)
     
  16. nmetro

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    I am running 0x740. Yesterday, I was watching a recording and the picture froze. I pushed the play button, couple times, then it went into pixelization. Then no response from the HR34; I had to do a Red Button reset.

    This was the worse, of what was pixelization, then push play to get passed the bad spot.

    It seems that several, of the latest x7 versions have had this problem one way or another. The above scenario was the worse of the incidents. This problem does not happen a great deal but it seems to happen, all the time, with the NBC show "Siberia". The forced reset was needed with a recording of "Dogma" off one of the Starz channels. I record many movies off TCM, with no problems.
     
  17. usnret

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    I, also, am running 0x740 and, for the past few days, my HR34 has frozen while watching live programming. I was unable to get it out of the "frozen" state. I had to change channels then back to the original channel. It's the first real problem that I have had since getting the 34 18 months ago.
     
  18. eileen22

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    Is anyone else having the flashing similar to the description above? My HR34, running 0740, is doing this a lot now, about 3-4 times per minute. It is very annoying. It happens on both live and recorded shows. The flashes are a split second, they sometimes look green, sometimes multi-colored. When the pictures flashes, it is similar to the description above, with the "blocks" flashing on the bottom half of the picture, with vertical lines in the blocks. I'm wondering if the new release fixes this, or if there is something else I should try.
     
  19. rhsmith

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    I have an HR44 and 3 of the small remote boxes.. My remotes disconnect from the server 8-10 times an hr with a "searching for server" error. Does not matter if it is recorded or live shows.. This is the 3rd HR44 in 4 months.. They run fine for the first 30 days or so then start to crash, first 1-2 times an hr then more frequently over the course of 5-6 days until it reachs the point where it is just not usable at all. At first I thought that there may be a software issue that was eating up memory so I unplugged the HR44 and restarted it. That did nothing.. Dealer has reached the 90 day mark and is no longer able to replace the box.. I sat down with his guy and we went over everything.. Cabling is fine, Replaced the SWM, SWM powersupply, HR44.. and the problem started to repeat 30+days later.. twice.. 3rd box now and it is doing it again.. So as I have 50 yrs+ of service/design and troubleshooting experience in high-tech the first thing that comes to mind is a componet batch problem in manufacturing... a part that is failing after some time in operation.. a not so uncommon problem in the wonderfull world of high-tech.. So I placed a small 4" fan alongside the HR44...It has been ROCK SOLID for the past 7 days.. Without the fan it dies 8-10 times or more every hr... all 3 remote boxes run fine with the fan on the HR44.. These boxes have a heat problem.. Now I have to call DirecTV and fight with them...
     
  20. usnret

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    Where is your HR44? In a cabinet or...
     

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