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HD DVRs, Receivers and R22 Version 0x66D, Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 #61 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    If I change channels with my HR23 after I have a picture, it takes from 5 to 10 seconds for the channel to switch. Slightly slower than my HR24, but that might be expected. If I use the PREV switch, the channel changes in 3 to 5 seconds. This phenomenon, No Picture After On (NPAO) only happens after the HR23 has been off for a while, like several hours, usually more than two. ON and OFF and ON again every so often always produces a picture. If I turn the HR23 on and get NPAO, and press the RECORD button, nothing happens. If I get NPAO and I quickly PLAY a recorded video from the LIST, I get a picture immediately. Also, to reiterate, if when I have a NPAO and I press PLAY, the time and program status bar oftentimes displays a time and a program that have been over or several hours (more than 1 1/2 hours). I still don't know what to make of that. On the HDMI handshake, I've got some experimenting to do. The HR23 is on HDMI 3. When the HR23 is OFF and I switch to HDMI 3, usually there is a graphic on my screen from the TV that says "NO DATA." Sometimes however, that graphic does not appear. Maybe that means there is no attempt at handshaking at that time? I'll have to check and see if that graphic finally appears after waiting a while before I turn the HR23 on. Also I'll have to see if I get NPAO or an immediate picture depending on whether or not that graphic is on or off. Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 7, 2013 #62 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    Sometimes when I turn the HR23 ON when the HDMI 3 screen says "NO DATA" I get an immediate picture, sometimes I don't for 30 seconds (NPAO). Sometimes when the screen is blank without the "NO DATA" message, I get an immediate picture, sometimes I get NPAO. So the presence or absence of the "NO DATA" message doesn't matter whether or not I get an immediate picture after turning the HR23 ON. All that seems to matter is the passage of time. If the HR23 is off for less than about three hours. I always get an immediate picture. If the HR23 is OFF for more than three hours, I usually get the black screen (NPAO) for about the usual thirty seconds. Could this still be an HDMI handshake issue? If it is, could it be an issue with the HR23 that means it is dying? Thanks.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 #63 of 169
    mkdtv21

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    Will "Far in advance" work with the R22?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2013 #64 of 169
    acostapimps

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    Are there bugs on the NR? I wondered why I haven't received it yet, I know is a staggered rollout but I think they found bugs with MRV issues or other issues. But I'm patient as long as they fix the SW. But knowing the history of problems I'm not too confident.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 #65 of 169
    joed32

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    Seems to be a really slow rollout so maybe they did find a problem.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 #66 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    Remember my HR23 wouldn't get a picture and sound for at least 30 seconds after I turned it on. Called DTV. The young person said it was probably due to the fact that my HR23 is connected to the satellite to receive data to only one of its tuners. My HR 24 is set to get data on both tuners. That's just the way the DTV installer did it. Still bums me out. Then I switched the satellite connection configuration so the HR23 got data to both receivers. Turned it ON -- immediate picture and sound. Problem solved, right? Wrong. If I then pressed RECORD on the channel I was getting and then tried to change channels to get a picture from the other tuner, the HR23 wouldn't change channels, that is for 30 seconds to a full minute. Then I resigned myself to the fact that my HR23 has a tuner that is dying. I called DTV with the idea of convincing them to swap it out for an HR24. Two and one half years of recordings gone. Boo hoo. The young person at DTV, as a last ditch effort, had me switch my default resolution on the HR23 from NATIVE ON to NATIVE OFF. Funny, but now it produces and picture and sound immediately and it will immediately switch to another channel if I am recording on the first channel. It worked fine for two and one half years with the resolution set to NATIVE ON. Go figure.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2013 #67 of 169
    Rtm

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    Is this still rolling out?
     
  8. Mar 17, 2013 #68 of 169
    joed32

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    Good question.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2013 #69 of 169
    RACJ2

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    Based on the Firmware Watcher for HR21 (which is for HR22 & HR23) & HR24, it could be. The last update for any of these models were on 3/15.
     

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  10. Mar 18, 2013 #70 of 169
    Rtm

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    Is 66D the new NatRelease I don't see it in this thread.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2013 #71 of 169
    HIGHWAY

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    is it 66c new
     
  12. Mar 20, 2013 #72 of 169
    Hotelone

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    Any release notes or is this the same as 66a/b/c?
     
  13. Mar 20, 2013 #73 of 169
    dpeters11

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    A small version revision like this wouldn't get it's own release notes.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2013 #74 of 169
    bpratt

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    I received 66d a couple of days ago, but it looks like it took a step backwards from 66c. 66c almost totally correct the problem with skipping to the end of a recording when doing multiple 30 second skip forwards, but its back and happens quite often with 66d.
    The other problem that is back with 66d is when I fast forward at 2 or greater, my TV only shows the top inch or two of the picture, so I don't really know where I am in the recording. 66c had corrected that problem which also existed on 66a.
     
  15. Mar 21, 2013 #75 of 169
    ChipW

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    I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever get this update. It's been almost 6 weeks and no sign of it yet - and it's the first update since the HD GUI that has features I'm anxious to take advantage of.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2013 #76 of 169
    Delroy E Walleye

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    Now I'm hoping not to get it. 0x62c for me (HR21-700) has been the most recently reliable release since the HD GUI came out! Seems it may have been tweaked a bit since mid December, but for the first time in a very long time I haven't needed any resets (months, now) and most of the slowness issues of prior releases have not resurfaced, yet.

    Other than one "not-able-to-record" guide issue, 62C has been the best. Even fixed 30sec skip issue on locals, and had already taken away the game lounge icon.

    Not sure I really need VOD linking and Far and Away features at the expense of reliabiltiy and the possibility of downgrading and losing recordings! However if it really does speed things up significantly... the 21 needs all the help it can get.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2013 #77 of 169
    jibberyerkibber

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    I haven't got it yet either. I just hope and pray that it's not like the several most recent software versions my HR34 has downloaded. For example, when I change channels on the HR34, a graphic prompt appears on the screen that says TO RECORD THIS EPISODE, PRESS R ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL. Duhhhhhh. The prompt stays on the screen a long time unless you press any button on the remote, which means an extra step if you want to execute another remote control command.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2013 #78 of 169
    bpratt

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    I think you mean 66c not 62c.
    I agree that 66c was a great release for the HR21-700s (I own 2), but it apparently caused problems on some HR24s. I received 66d a few days ago and all the problems that existed on 66a are now back. I guess 66a was a good version for the HR24s and the rest of us with older HR models will have to suffer with the problems.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2013 #79 of 169
    Getteau

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    This bug has been around a long time. Occasionally it will go away for a few releases, but it always comes back. I see similar things on my all of my receivers. My sons R22 is on Screen Saver every morning when I wake him up. I see it on my HR21-100, my HR23 and my HR24-100 as well. Turning on/off the power-save feature doesn't seem to fix the issue.
     
  20. Mar 23, 2013 #80 of 169
    Rtm

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    How is it a bug I like the screen saver to come on when I have my receiver on pause and such.
     

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