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Genie, Version 0x06D8 - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 22, 2013.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    This is the official Issues and Discussion thread for all Genie DVRs, version 0x06D8

    Release notes: http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/205321-genie-0x06d8/

    We ask that you keep polite and focused within this thread, and post as much detail as possible. If your receiver is set up for network issue reporting, please post the key generated by the receiver.

    Being part of the DBSTalk community means working together to help each other document issues and come up with solutions. While everyone gets upset from time to time, this is not the appropriate place for vents or rants. All off-topic posts and discussion will be deleted.

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  2. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    Hopefully this will cure the inability to "Watch Now" that is plaguing my HR34. I will check tonight.
  3. samthegam

    samthegam Cool Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    The only problem I experienced with 0x06D8 was that I had to change the HDMI cable used from HR34 to receiver. Otherwise the picture would go back every few minutes and when picture comes back tv displays the resolution it is has. It seemed like the tv or Pioneer receiver would loose the HDMI handshake. I was having an issue with 0x06BE where I would loose audio periodically and had to do a channel change to restore. Also, for a couple of releases now it claims my tv does not support 480i. The lowest I can pick is 480p
  4. Datagg

    Datagg Legend

    May 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    Says stability issues addressed.... I dont see one difference fixed, or addressed with the issues that have plagued my unit. I wish DTV would be more explanatory with there verbage "Stability" .This is a very subjective, loose term that could point to so many things that dont really mean a thing in the scope of it all.

    Anyways, hopefully the next one.
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    After my new Genie was updated with 0x06BE I've had instability issues with TV Apps. Hopefully when it's updated to 0x06D8 the issue will be resolved.
  6. Smooth Jazzer

    Smooth Jazzer Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    I got my Ox6be on 5/14. BTW I must be lucky because the only time I had problems was the first week. I had the H34-700for about six weeks. Is the Ox6d8 schedule posted anywhere? Thanks
  7. jibberyerkibber

    jibberyerkibber Legend

    Mar 1, 2012
    1. My particular HR34 oftentimes still goes into a freeze-frame mode when I activate the FFWD function. Oftentimes when I go to FFWD speed 4, the picture will freeze and not respond to PLAY. I have to use Fast Reverse to unfreeze the picture.

    2. My particular HR34 still will not auto-rewind far enough when I go from FFWD to PLAY. It almost goes back far enough from speed setting 2, but not nearlly far enough from speed setting 3. My HR23 and HR24 auto rewind from FFWD to PLAY perfectly. This failure of the HR34 to auto-rewind far enough has been going on for me for over a year, and it seems as if DTV doesn't give a rat's about fixing it. Hope you don't have this problem.
  8. Datagg

    Datagg Legend

    May 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    Well, what happend all the time a couple of months ago appears now to be back to raise my blood pressure up again... The pausing of a show, press play and it wont start. Been doing it all day and night... That was the one major issue I thought was gone. Great job DTV as always... My fault though, as now forward you wont catch me ever assuming you fixed anything again.

    Jibber, similair issues here also.. This is the third replacment unit also in less than 5 months. Dont give a rats *** is the perfect verbage as far as im concerned.
  9. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Legend

    Apr 21, 2007
    Northern VA
    Rollout must be pretty slow, still on the previous NR, even with a manual update. Sure would like for the unit to stop freezing randomly.
  10. Datagg

    Datagg Legend

    May 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    I hope things get better with you on rollout.. but as far as im concerned you have the lessor of 2 evils.
  11. rrbhokies

    rrbhokies Legend

    May 10, 2004
    Received the update last night. As of this morning, my HR34 cannot acquire a signal on Tuner 1. Tuners 2-5 are fine. I've done multiple red button resets and the problem continues to exist.
  12. strangely

    strangely New Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    After the update my HR44 stops seeing my HR24 and the stuff in its planner for whole home. I can reboot the HR44 and it'll work for a short while before failing again. The odd thing is that after this happens the HR24 can still see the HR44s planner.
  13. jcwest

    jcwest Legend

    May 3, 2006
    My HR34-700 got the 6d8 update yesterday A.M. and the buffer coming out of standby still doesn't work.

    Is it just me or does anyone else get the buffer coming out of standby?
    A few updates back it worked sometimes but not always.

    J C
  14. Smooth Jazzer

    Smooth Jazzer Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    I got the D8 yesterday at 0422 EDT. I will comment further upon review.
  15. Datagg

    Datagg Legend

    May 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    Same here as I mentioed a few posts up.... This is getting beyond ridiculous.
  16. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    A friend with a 34 reported that yesterday his DVR locked up twice. He got this version on Friday. Not sure if this is useful, I asked him to do a report, but he didn't do it until this morning.

  17. wrj

    wrj Legend

    Nov 23, 2006
    The buffering feature doesn't always work. While watching a recorded show and then hitting PREV and going back to the live feed, there is no buffer. The box was set to the channel for quite some time but the buffer is empty. Then all of a sudden, it will start buffering the live feed.
  18. cmasia

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    About half the time, while entering 3 channel numbers, one of the number entries will be processed twice.

    EG: when attempting to enter 634, I'll sometimes get, 6634, or 6334, or 6344.

    I have 2 RF remotes in 2 different rooms that control one Genie, and this problem happens on both remotes.

    Also, occasionally, after entering 3 channel numbers, the new channel banner will appear, then disappear without the channel actually changing.
  19. rmmccann

    rmmccann AllStar

    Apr 16, 2012
    ND, USA
    This update rolled on to my HR34 a few days ago. It's running better overall but I noticed that smart search no longer has th Far In Advance functionality. This really sucks for me because I use it to search for shows all that time that aren't in my usual 2 week guide window.
  20. gator5000e

    gator5000e Godfather

    Aug 29, 2006
    The last two updates have really screwed with my picture quality. The first update that was quickly supplanted with his update, initially seemed to screw with the picture making live sports especially, look like it was a bad video feed with lots of motion artifacts. This update seemed to help somewhat, but I am still seeing poor video quality especially on live sports. The sports do not look live. There appears to be a slight hesitation in the picture. I was watching a movie yesterday on one of the premium channels - can't recall which channel - and in some of the shots, the background would look like it was pulsing. Also, when the ESPN scroller on the bottom of the screen goes by, it's blurry as hell.

    Sorry for the lame descriptions, but I am not sure how to describe it. None of this happened before the last 2 updates. I don't know if they messed with the HDMI or if its somehow affecting the harddrive. Watching the same channel thru an HR24 on an identical TV does not exhibit these problems. Maybe these problems are amplified becasue I am watching on a 60" TV. But as I said, none of these problems existed before the last 2 updates. If I could roll back to the prior releases I wold do so in a heartbeat. Hopefully someone is reading these from D* and can get the picture quality back to the top quality I had before.

    Update -

    Sorry, did not specify I have an HR34 running via HDMI thru my Pioneer AV receiver; My BluRay/PS3 also run via HDMI thru my receiver and I have no issues wiith the picture quality at all.


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