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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Winter 2012 Release Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. mdyonke

    mdyonke Cool Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Not always, but sometimes, I turn the DVR back on expecting it to be on the channel I left it on--no recordings were made between off and on--but instead the DVR is on channel 201 (their channel for advertising movies). This morning I turned on the DVR and saw my channel pop up on the screen for a second and then immediately switch to 201. This is the first time I've seen the switch but I haven't been looking before. It's really irritating. Looks like their really pushing their movies. Anybody else have this problem? Happens on both my HR20-100s.

    PS: I still hate that pause was taken away from the PIG. I read all the reasons and I still think it's bad to take away functionality because of a new remote--ARG!
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It's been in the stream 24/7 for the HR20's and a couple of the HR21's. Some haven't even had it go out yet.

  3. vdoefx

    vdoefx New Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    HR24-200 here, but no updates. Tried to force twice, but no joy. Any idea as to when I can update? Both my HR22's were updated a few days ago. --Tom
  4. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    I got the update on my HR22 --- but my HR21, 23 and 24 haven't seen it yet. This is a very unusual rollout, I think. Well, hopefully all 4 will have it soon. I have Pandora and YouTube all over the house anyway, so it's not a big deal for me, and at least I still have TrickPlay in the unit that's used most often!
  5. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    I wonder if the backlash from the removal of trickplay function inside the PIG has caused them to rethink it. I know there are some very vocal opponents of it here and the poll suggested 60%+ of members used it. DirecTV may be getting some calls on this.
  6. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Icon

    May 21, 2008
    I received the update on the H25 receiver I use with an old standalone series 2 TiVo DVR. The ne power save change no causes the DVR to record the wrong channel when it tries to wake the H25 up from being asleep after the no activity 4 hour power down. Basically the H25 ignores the channel change command that woke it up, so the TiVo records, but gets whatever channel it happened to be on instead of the channel it should be. The fix is to simply turn power save off. Then the H25 behaves the same as it did before this update.

    I doubt this will affect many people at all, but I post in case someone else has the problem and wants to know how to deal with it.
  7. pablo

    pablo Icon

    Oct 11, 2007
    I hope the shape of the PIG is corrected to a true 16:9 shape.
  8. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    Since I got the latest update, all three of my DVRs have become agonizingly slow. They are now as slow, or slower than before the HDGUI came out. Rebooting did not help in the least.
  9. rotohead

    rotohead Legend

    Nov 28, 2007
    Reno, NV
    same here and it's as disappointing as anything D* has done in my 16 years of enjoying their service. Only thing now that keeps me with D* is ST. I hope things get better soon because every time I do a spreadsheet on what I've paid D* for ST and the highest packages plus 6 receivers and other costs, I get very depressed waiting over 10 seconds for a channel to change.
  10. bpratt

    bpratt Godfather

    Nov 24, 2005
    Salt Lake...
    I've been on the new version about 10 days now and I agree it has become agonizingly slow. I also have a lot of video and audio break up when watching a recorded show. Both of my HR21-700s act the same on this new version. I'm starting to record and watch more OTA on my old HR10-250 because it is much faster and never has break ups. But I'm stuck with the HR21s for non OTA stuff because the HR10 only records it as SD.
  11. looter

    looter Godfather

    Oct 1, 2007
    No thumbs down, no skip. Thumbs up worked.

    What's the process for generating an issue report?

    I can never remember where to find instructions on the forum.
  12. srfrdan

    srfrdan Mentor

    Feb 24, 2010
    i got this 059c on 2/9 on my hr20. whats pandora? also got completely new graphics on the guide with high speed scolling=nice. i guess this was a prior update but i only had it a week before this one. dan
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
  14. sat gazer

    sat gazer New Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Since the update my HR20-700 has been having some audio issues. Mainly for the first few seconds of a channel change. Bunch of skips and jibber jabber then it clears up after about 10 seconds. Also getting some dropouts for the first time as well. :nono2: Been using the optical out to my Panasonic receiver for years now without issues. Anyone else out there experiencing the same?
  15. eileen22

    eileen22 Godfather

    Mar 24, 2006
    Yes, I'm also getting audio dropouts on my HR20-700. I think it has only happened during playback of recordings, but I am not 100% sure on that, I'll have to pay closer attention. I do remember watching something recently, and it happened 3 or 4 times in an hour. I haven't noticed this during channel changing.
  16. looter

    looter Godfather

    Oct 1, 2007
    Is there no way to tell the amount of program in buffer? I thought the older progress bar used to indicate time left until end of buffer.

    I can't actually figure out what's going on here.

    Wed 2/15 9:59pm PT 229 HGTVHD

    Progress bar is a solid 30 minute orange line. Marker is at 17 minutes on the progress bar. I can't forward past this mark but show continues to play.

    I think progress bar was confused.

    Shouldn't the progress transition from orange to grey as soon as you get to the point that you are live? It works that way while watching a show as it records.

    And that's great PAUSE still bonks for about 10 seconds before it will actually pause after channel change.

    New slogan HR2X 'Perpetually Beta TM'
  17. MizzouTiger

    MizzouTiger Icon

    Jan 9, 2007
    Received the update overnight on both of my HR24-100's. When I hit menu, got the info screen telling me about the new features of the update - powersave and Pandora. What's strange is that when I go to Menu -> Extras, there is no Pandora on either receiver. The Powersave feature does show up under settings, though.
  18. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    Are you connected to the Internet?
  19. MizzouTiger

    MizzouTiger Icon

    Jan 9, 2007
    Yes, both receivers are connected to the internet. But actually that shouldn't matter for what I'm seeing. The Pandora "icon" should be in the Extras menu no matter what. The icon is not there.
  20. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    You HAVE to be internet connected to get Pandora. No internet, no Pandora icon. Do you see YouTube in the extras menu? It should be there as well.

    You might try the standard stuff like re-running network setup, rebooting the receivers, just waiting to see if it appears, or all of the above. :)

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