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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. MizzouTiger

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    As I said above, all of my receivers are connected to the internet. Not that it matters for the issue that I'm having, but my understanding is that, yes, you have to be connected to the internet to actually have Pandora work, but the icon should be there no matter what - the software capability is there with this update.

    I ran the system test - confirmed that internet is connected. Still no Pandora icon.

    I restarted all of my receivers. Still no Pandora icon

    I ran the system test again - confirmed that internet is connected. Still no Pandora icon.

    I had 2 HR20's that received the update last week (before they both died and had to be replaced with the HR24's) and the Pandora icon was there on them.

    Not sure what is going on.:confused:
     
  2. hiker

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    It might be a PITA but for a test try bypassing your router and go straight into the modem from the HR2x. I've had similar strange network issues and often it's been the router.
     
  3. MizzouTiger

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    I can try connecting it directly to my U-Verse residential gateway (RG), but I really don't think that's the issue. Right now the only thing between the receiver and the RG is a gigabit switch. As I have said before, all of the receivers say they are connected to the internet and TV Apps are working just fine. It's almost like the Pandora/U-Tube portion of the software update didn't install or install properly. The icons should be there no matter what. If you're not connected to the internet and try to use one of the apps, I would assume that you would just get some sort of error message.
     
  4. Go Beavs

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    I'm pretty sure that the icons won't always be there, ie. if your receiver isn't internet connected, they won't show up. Maybe someone else can clarify that.

    If everything is testing ok network wise, it should work. Are you sure that you have 59E on both boxes? Sorry, I'm not sure what else to suggest.
     
  5. litzdog911

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    Sometimes it simply takes a few days for it to appear.
     
  6. rta53

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    Don't know if this related in any way to the new guide but my HR23 has started randomly freezing today. It did it a little when my wife was watching during the day but it has really been bad tonight. It's doing it on both recorded and live tv. Right now while I'm writing this it's freezing every 10 to 15 seconds. Sometimes it freezes for a second or two. Now it's staying frozen for up to 30 seconds. It's practically unwatchable. Is my DVR going bad? Anything I can do? Can't even power off using the remote.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    That is incorrect. If there's no Internet connection detected, for whatever reason, you will not see a Pandora icon.
     
  8. MizzouTiger

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    Well, I have verified yet again that the receivers are all connected to the internet. I have all 3 receivers connected to a gigabit router which is then connected to my U-Verse residential gateway. Just connected my living room HR24 directly to the residential gateway, ran system test to confirm internet connection, but still no Pandora. TV Apps are working fine. MRV is working fine. Are there some specific ports than need to be unblocked/forwarded for this to work correctly?
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    Now that you've run the test give it overnight to show up.
     
  10. MizzouTiger

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    I'll do that. My H21 got the update 2 days ago, but still no Pandora. I'll give it a few days to see what happens.
     
  11. MizzouTiger

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    I would try restarting it and see what happens. It's possible that the hard drive is going bad. A bad hard drive will sometimes get detected during the system self check during start up.
     
  12. TreyS

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    Not true, my only receiver that has pandora is not connected to the Internet. The two that are connected don't have a pandora icon. I'm in 30024. :grin:
     
  13. utmba95

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    OH MY GOD!!! WHAT HAS DIRECTV DONE?!????!

    They disabled FF, rewind, pause, etc in the guide and menu? Umm... WHAT!?!?!?

    I used that ALL the time!!

    Are these people on crack?? the PIG is virtually useless if you can't pause, FF & rewind while using it!!

    ---- if they don't revert this back, I'm outta here. DTV sucks so bad.
     
  14. Laxguy

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    Really???

    Loss of trickplay in the PIG is a bit more of an annoyance than a double hang nail.

    Please don't let it ruin your day, much less life......
     
  15. TreyS

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    Not true, my only receiver that has pandora is not connected to the Internet. The two that are connected don't have a pandora icon. I'm in 30024. :grin:
     
  16. utmba95

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    It's an annoyance with lots of ramifications. Once you accidentally play a show when you were really trying to pause the current show you can't go mark it as new so how do you remember that you haven't seen that episode? Maybe that was the show you intended to watch, but in the mean time the main tuner is still running instead of paused like you thought it was. You finish watching the current show and BAM you're at the end of the basketball game you were trying to pause to build up buffer.

    Every single release these receivers get worse and worse. I can't use doubleplay on an SD channel without switching from optical audio to analog (for the last 6-10 months? Yes, I know I should get an HDMI receiver, but I'd rather spend that money on a decent DVR). Before that it would change channels and delete your buffer if you deleted a program from the list (I still don't delete anything because of the fear ingrained by dealing with that for a year). These problems take half a year to a year to get fixed and then they introduce worse bugs or features. Ever since these DVRs came out, they've been horrible. Having to be part of the hackers club to get access to MRV for years (and then getting charged for it)... DirecTV2PC is still Beta after what - 4 years? and you have to use fake e-mail addresses to get new licenses and BTW the content protection only runs on 5% of the PCs made???? Good thing I kept the pre-content protection copy version - it sucks but it still runs on my couple year old computers. The list goes on and on and on and on and on and on ... These things suck. I do technical support for a software company, and I know what crappy software is.
     
  17. utmba95

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    I forgot to mention the new black bar that blacks out all of the news or score tickers at the bottom of the screen, and the fact that you can't set the bar to go away after fewere than what, 3 seconds? I have to hit the exit button after every key I hit.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    The Exit button activated immediately after FF, RW or Pause is hit causes the Progress Bar to disappear. Elapsed time: .2-.4 seconds.
     
  19. litzdog911

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    Highly unlikely that it's coming back, so time to start exploring alternatives if this is a show-stopper for you.
     
  20. dpeters11

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    It sounds like you don't have the updated HDGUI yet.
     

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