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HD DVRs, Receivers and R22: 0x05CD/0x45CD Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 9, 2012 #241 of 327

    kenmoo Legend

    Oct 3, 2006
    My issue with this release is that I also like the yellow DirecTV captions and they are no longer readable. Only 1/2 to 1/3 of the letters show. The rest is missing. The regular captions at the correct size against a black background are correct?
  2. Jun 9, 2012 #242 of 327

    hiker Icon

    Mar 1, 2006
    I've had this problem intermittently on some of my HR20s ever since they implemented the yellow DirecTV subtitles. Changing the channel and changing back or turning the DirecTV Subtitles feature off then on will usually correct it. So I don't think this problem is related to 0x5cd.

    I wish they would fix it but it's minor compared to the other problems some are experiencing. Overall, my HR20s seem to working better with 0x5cd than they have in a long time.
  3. Jun 9, 2012 #243 of 327

    OptimusPrime Legend

    Apr 26, 2008
    Getting to this thread much later than usual...but I'm glad for all of the posts and the detailed descriptions of the problems.

    This happened to me as well, can't say exactly when but I definitely noticed it last week.

    I have a Denon 2311CI AVR, and a Samsung PN58B550 TV. The graphics overlay stopped working entirely. This means not only being unable to visually see the volume level/mute icons on the TV screen, but also not being able to make AVR settings changes because the on screen display is unable to be shown.

    I thought it was my AVR, originally - so I reset the microprocessor.

    It is not the Denon. The TV works fine with my Xbox, which is also plugged into the Denon AVR.

  4. Jun 9, 2012 #244 of 327
    Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    First of all, many thanks to posters, mods & admins. You've all helped, probably more than you know, in dealing (emotionally and physically) with the ongoing and ever-changing evolution of these "upgrades!"

    While I could go on and on about previous versions (dating back to the first loss of yellow button functionality - remember two-button-push "to do list" access?), I thought I ought to finally put my "two bits" in on this release, especially since I had just gotten the last one to behave stabilly for several weeks until this one came along.

    I'll simply list my symptoms (so far):

    1.Yes, previously unexperienced HDMI-related problems, namely that my main TV (non HDMI) doesn't *do* 720p through component. Although this one's simple, it would take too long to elaborate here.

    2. (Relatively minor) Indicators many times don't keep up when using trickplay. They still "think" I'm rewinding when in play mode. "Wheel of Doom" or something similar, as I've seen it affectionately called, still spins backwards and the timeline will reappear once or twice up to 30 seconds later.

    3. When page in guide contains advert or other "blanket" info, all remote functions become inoperative for up to almost a minute. (Guide flush fixes, temporarily until these come back).

    The only positive thing I would say about this release is that the playlist appears quicker, but now I can't "slide" down to the bottom near as fast anymore. This is an HR21-700 brand new in late 2007, with a drive upgrade (1.5TB) in late 2009 (internal w/data copy). Most of the time it's over 90%full.

    While it's all too easy to complain, I will admit they've come a long way since then. When new it was nothing more than a glorified cable box.
  5. Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    Trying again. Did a guide flush (two restarts within 30mins) this time a complete power down - plug pull - on the second restart ("graceful" shutdown, of course) and leaving off for a few mins.

    So far no issues other than HDMI after trying to view "protected" content. Apparently it's got something to do with powering down the other TV that uses HDMI, and then trying to view the "protected" content. Remove the HDMI plug, and DVR reverts to 720p through component. (As others have stated,) leave the HDMI TV on and no issues. I can get the picture back by either "exit button" res change, or using the power button (on the DVR).

    I should also have mentioned that this DVR (amlost since day one) has always been set to "native off" and only 1080i checked for resolutions.

    No guide issues, locking or "doom" wheel delays, yet. Will wait for a few more days and report back, good and/or bad.
  6. Rtm

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    When do we get rid of this 720p ish and audio dropouts?
  7. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    For those of you with problems, there is a new version of the software in the stream for many of the HD DVRs.

    05CF is now the software for HR21-100, HR21-700, HR22-100 and HR23-700. Someone more knowledgeable than me will have to tell us if this is designed to get rid of the resolution and handshake problems.

    05CD is still the software for the HR21-200, HR21 Pro, HR22-200 and both the HR20-100 and HR20-700. I don't remember reading about anybody in this thread who had problems with the HR20 so maybe these models don't exhibit the bug.

    Viewing the RedH ap a few days ago, I thought I saw this software in the stream overnight but by morning it had disappeared. I saw it again today in the early morning hours and this time it stayed in the stream after 7 AM EST. It looks like it's a permanent change.
  8. Burt

    Burt AllStar

    Jul 14, 2005
    05CF still has the 720p bug. Will have to see about handshake issues over the next few days.
  9. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Oops. Maybe it's not a permanent change yet. I just checked and 05CD is back in the stream for all the DVRs. Anybody for an early morning forced download? I did that for my HR23 this morning but then, I didn't have any handshake issues. I'll let you know how my DVR is working tomorrow after the Guide repopulates.
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    5CF is not a national release.
  11. retired flyer

    retired flyer Cool Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Seems as though the handshake issue is fixed. We'll see as the day goes on if this is true. There was no date change from 5/31 in the software info.
  12. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004

    Since 05CF isn't from The Place That Shall Not Be Named In This World, then what is it? Were they testing something? Doing an exclusive download for MDU systems? Should I reload 05CD to keep from seeing my dead parents on a half hour special on channel 101? Or should I just relax and accept the fact that the NSA controls all electronic communications in the country?
  13. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
  14. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Several people on the directv forum are reporting that the new release does NOT solve the HDMI issues. Not sure what it was supposed to solve...
  15. BlackCoffee

    BlackCoffee AllStar

    May 23, 2009
    I believe they have a load that solves the handshake problem, but I don't think it has hit the stream yet. O5CF did not solve the problem, but I think they have a release beyond that one which solves the problem.
  16. retired flyer

    retired flyer Cool Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Handshake issue came back in the afternoon.
  17. gully_foyle

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I received 05CF today on my HR21-700 and it powered up in 480p again, even though the only two resolutions selected are 1080i & p, native off. When I went to change it via the remote's FORMAT button, the unit said it was outputting 1080i, but the TV said it was getting 720p. When I hit the format button again, the unit locked up, now displaying 480p. RBR and waiting. Grr.

    Folks in L.A. often get the releases first. This is not always a good thing.

    Edit: Comes out of reset in 480p. Attempting to move rez on front panel locks it up again. Unit appearing semi-bricked. 05CF is not a solution for me. Setup linked below.
  18. gully_foyle

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    OK. Got 05CF running now, at 1080i as normal. Took several resets. All guide data lost. Somehow the 480p box got itself checked, not by me. I pity non-technical users if this is a normal occurrence.
  19. gary900

    gary900 Legend

    Feb 16, 2009
    Got 5CF yesterday, didn't fix any of the HDMI handshake issues I have between my HR22-100 and Yamaha Rx571 AV receiver. Currently, I am going HDMI from DT to Yamaha to TV. TV has control for HDMI and turns on the AV when it is turned on. Also works to turn AV off when TV goes off.

    Stumbled on a temp fix. After everything is powered on, if I turn off the DT box, then turn it back on, all the HDMI handshake issues go away and everthing works fine until everything is powered down for the night. I then have to repeat the procedure on the next power up.
  20. Ancient1

    Ancient1 Mentor

    Feb 13, 2010
    5cf downloaded last night on my HR-23. Don't see any difference, but I wasn't having any problems with that setup anyway. Nothing new for the HR-24 yet. Hitting the "active" button as soon as the tuner is turned on seems to work just fine, but you have to do it every time you turn it on, as the setting is not retained once it is turned off. Hopefully they will have a download fixing this sometime soon.
    It would be nice if, when they send through a new download (such as 5cf), that they would put something on the info screen telling us what they have accomplished (or at least hoped to accomplish). We would then have some idea of something specific to look for.

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