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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Nov. 2011 Release Issues/Discussion (HD GUI)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 10, 2011 #281 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    The H/HR units weren't design for supporting SDTV. Just because you could get a SDTV to work off a H/HR was no reason to assume it would always stay that way.

    There will be no DirecTV SD fix on HD receivers.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 #282 of 1520
    Vin

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    http://www.google.com/products/cata...=X&ei=Y-mmTuDLLuXj0QHvp9m9Dg&ved=0CGsQ8wIwAg#
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 #283 of 1520
    P Smith

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    P Smith

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    I'm concur - all STB/DVR (so far) DESIGNED to support SD and some HD TV.

    It would be easily defend by looking at chip's functionality, FW capability/settings and output connectors/signals.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2011 #285 of 1520
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    tritch

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    Just out of curiosity....does the same warning message appear if you use the S-video output instead of the composite output to feed your SD TV's or modulators? I didn't see any posts that it's been tried before.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2011 #287 of 1520
    litzdog911

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    Yes.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2011 #288 of 1520
    acheriff

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    I would be very interested if anyone has tried this suggestion and whether it was successful. I, too, am mirroring my HR24 to an SD TV in the kitchen via composite out to an RF modulator and a long run of pre-existing coax.

    I will basically be out of commission when the upgrade hits, so I'd like to prepare before my wife and kids start yelling at me for tech support.
     
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    Just so everyone that hasn't received the HD GUI software understands, you will still get the same good SD video but not graphics like the guide, info banner, progress bar, etc. What you do see when you press any button to get info, guide, change channel, etc., on the SD TV is a big ugly message that takes up almost half the screen warning you that the TV and/or cables are not HD. They could at least give you the option to bypass the message after you're sick of it. :sure:

    The HD to SD converter should work ok with the RF modulator, the only worry I would have is that the graphics won't be very legible especially on a small TV. There are a few HD RF modulators available but they look to be prohibitively expensive. BB has the Rocketfish WirelessHD Adapter for $600. :eek2:

    I'm just going to bite the bullet and get a HDTV at a black Friday sale and figure out the best method for sending HDMI to kitchen and baths.
     
  11. Nov 10, 2011 #291 of 1520
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    lacking any hard info as to what this error specifically means i'm left to speculate which can be irresponsible but there we are ...

    the language of the error message is bizarre as it's not a fatal error and not an immediate hazard for fire or other calamity -- if that were the case the 'continue' button wouldn't have been there - it would have shut down and stayed down.

    maybe data path error, or a chunk of DRAM which is failing ...

    (here's where the speculation becomes irresponsible):

    ... sorry for the delay in speculating irresponsibly but my tablet stopped behaving in the middle of writing this.

    anyway, the 24-416 could be directv's way of culling one particular run of HR23 w/ a known-bad (incompatible?) batch of some component.

    i do wonder if it's directv's way of slapping me on the wrist for installing a WD20EURS 2TB drive. the drive is new and the box seems happy so I really doubt the drive is on its way out -- and the hard drive would be the one component you can predict failure for and still use. [yes, you can remap around a bad page/area of memory but I'd do a hard boot failure if I found bad mem - in fact, I have.]

    I'll know more when I install the original drive before shipping the box back ... if 0x576 is suddenly happy I'll take a hard look at that drive. if it still tests good I'll re-install it as an external and keep my programs.

    the only other thing I can think of is 0x576 could be unhappy w/ the internal temp and be whining so the fan/box can be serviced before it overheats and takes out the hard drive.

    as I said I'm cooling the box w/ an add'l fan and its internal temp is 86F but maybe that's too high for 0x576.

    if there's an engineering contact at directv who can tell me what this error really means, please respond - those w/o firmware and hardware experience, please just keep banging the rocks together ... (apologies to Douglas Adams).

    -PM
     
  12. Nov 10, 2011 #292 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    The new UI is fine on a SD set if the format is set to 480i, when it's set to other formats is when the problem comes up.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2011 #293 of 1520
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    Thanks. It's also fine on a SD set if you are tuned to a SD channel. Since you can't easily change RES with the remote, if I have to view the guide, I tune to an SD channel to use the guide.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2011 #294 of 1520
    su_A_ve

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    Huh? I have an hr20-100 hdmi to big receiver and composite to coax feeding to the bedroom. So this means i would have to get another box???
     
  15. Nov 10, 2011 #295 of 1520
    adamson

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    Where does a component connection come in for a 1080i rear projection set (awaiting its death)??
     
  16. Nov 10, 2011 #296 of 1520
    RunnerFL

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    You're still ok with component.
     
  17. Nov 10, 2011 #297 of 1520
    redsoxfan26

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    That only works with "native" set to on I think.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2011 #298 of 1520
    tlvalko

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    Does anyone with the new HD GUI have an am-21 hooked up? If so ,what color does the channel show up in the guide?
     
  19. Nov 10, 2011 #299 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    Here is a pic.


    ForumRunner_20111110_201014.png
     
  20. Nov 10, 2011 #300 of 1520
    tlvalko

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    Thanks Scott for picture.I like that it shows sub channel number.very nice
     
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