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Hardware upgrade stupidity

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dancremeans, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. dancremeans

    dancremeans New Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    I have the HR22 DVR & since the upgrade to the new HD Program Guide—it was bad before—but now it's worse in terms of pressing the remote & what happens on the screen! Slow. Sometimes I'll press the remote & nothing! So, thought, "I'll upgrade to one of the newer units, which I've heard is faster." Thought, "I'll see what DirecTV can do for me, I've been a customer for over 10 years, maybe, just maybe they'll give me a discount or a price break on an upgraded unit." WRONG! YOU WILL RECEIVE NO SPECIAL DEAL WHATSOEVER. And of course you've got the "Directv GAME," "yes, you can order a new unit from us, BUT, we simply cannot guarantee that you won't get the exact same unit you already have (with all its intendent problems)! What? Come on! Is this for real? Yes it is! So there you have it. I'll be buying the HR24 online, where I can actually know what I'm getting. End of story. End of rant.
  2. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Yeah. It seems like a non-customer friendly business model, doesn't it?
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Keep in mind, you most likely aren't buying an HR24, still a lease with two year agreement unless you're getting one from an owned account (usually used) or paying full price. But in that case you could get it directly from DirecTV and get a new HR24.

    The only one they can guarantee is an HR34, or an HR20.
  4. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I have bought several "Owned" HR24-500s which function better than the other HR24s and that Allows me to Upgrade my Internal Hard Drive with a 2 TB Drive rather than using an External Hard Drive Enclosure so I definitely recommend going that route. :)
  5. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    be sure native mode is turned off
    scrolling effects off
    how full is your memory?
    clear the nvram
    red button reset
    hope that helps????
  6. bnwrx

    bnwrx Icon

    Dec 29, 2007
    And it never hurts to do the 9-6-3 procedure...(Hold "mute" and "select" down until 2 green flashes at top of remote, then press 9-6-3 then "channel down", you should get 4 green flashes at the top. Thats it)...
    My 2 cents for slow remote response....

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