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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. adamson

    adamson Godfather

    Nov 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Just a note, with 59c Pandora showed up right away...no wait for it to come. With 59e that is not the case, it is now gone. Looks like some more fine flawed firmware. Telling people it takes time to load is obviously not true, I see an issue with 59e right from the start. So what is the difference between these two versions 59c and 59e that cause this to occur?
  2. looter

    looter Godfather

    Oct 1, 2007
    Yeah it blows.
  3. Rhoq

    Rhoq Legend

    Apr 27, 2006
    Odd. The release notes show the HR23-700 as being included. Thanks for the info, though. I did notice that the release notes say it's being staggered, so maybe they haven't thrown the HR23-700 variant of the software into the stream, yet?

    cg1 - to force a software update you need to reboot your receiver and press 02468 on your remote while it is on the blue "Welcome to DirecTV/Just a few more seconds" start-up screen. Like RunnerFL said, if you don't know what you're doing, you are best just waiting for the receiver to update on it's own and if it's not in the stream, you would have done this for nothing, anyways.
  4. jdh8668

    jdh8668 Legend

    Nov 7, 2007
    My HR20 received the new software two weeks ago, and still nothing for my HR21-700. Anyone else in Illinois have the download for that unit yet?
  5. mluntz

    mluntz Icon

    Jul 13, 2006
    Same here. My HR-20 got it on the 9th, but neither of my Hr-24s have it yet. Strange?
  6. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    My Hr24-100 got it last night... my HR 23 and 21 have not yet received it.
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It hasn't gone out for the HR21-700 yet. It looks like they are still tweaking it. There was a 0x059F in the stream for the HR21-700 yesterday.

  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Looks like out of the DVRs only the HR24-500 has been left out in the cold.
  9. Rockermann

    Rockermann Legend

    Aug 9, 2007
    Your wait might soon be over. My HR24-500 received 0x59e last night. Hope is not lost.
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    The HR24-500 is the only DVR with the 59E NOT in the stream now.
  11. ShapeGSX

    ShapeGSX Godfather

    Sep 17, 2006
    I'm actually enjoying not having 0x59e on my HR24. :p
  12. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    HR21-700 is not either.
  13. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Actually, My HR23 and my HR21 don't have it yet. My 22 and 24 do, so the HR24-500 is not the only one left out.
  14. Rockermann

    Rockermann Legend

    Aug 9, 2007
    It's not left out at all. Mine received the update this morning around 2:00 AM.
  15. n-spring

    n-spring Legend

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'm getting the same thing and I'm using the HDMI audio path. The way I'd describe the audio problem is similar to a rapid drum roll that slowly decays until the audio becomes seamless again.

    The rapid stutter problem is happening only during channel changes for me.
  16. fjames

    fjames Mentor

    Nov 24, 2010
    So was I, until today. Enjoy it while it lasts :D
  17. tzphotos.com

    tzphotos.com Godfather

    Jul 12, 2006
    I think what happens is. It works great at the beginning, then once all the guide data gets downloaded the machine starts getting slow. Just an observation.
  18. Pauley

    Pauley Mentor

    Oct 15, 2007
    I haven't logged into this forum for some time since DTV seemed to have the software working marginally well. The fact that I came back to the forums to see WTH is going on, should be seen as an indicator that I am not happy with the changes.

    I completely agree with others on how the loss of the pause button for PIG is terrible. UTMBA95's example fits the exact fail scenario I have run into. This is bad.

    I also hate the loss of '--' to quickly delete shows. The 'new' setting just adds more steps and time.

    I pseudo-understand the compression of buttons for the new remotes, but I think the engineers made a mistake in removing those buttons after training the long-term customers to use them for added benefit. My suggestion is that they make it an option on the setup screen - Do you have the old or the new remote? If the old one, then add back the proper use of the pause and play buttons, the PIG control features, the '--', etc. I know it is more coding for the software team, but the good news is THEY ALREADY HAVE THE CODE!

    Also, within the first 24 hours of receiving the update, one of my systems went into REW mode and could not be stopped. I did press the REW button, but any other button presses were ignored (the little blue light on the system that normally flickers when a signal is received did not flicker). Button presses on the unit were also ignored. Once the beginning of the buffer was reached, the program started playing (I think - I can't quite remember), but the remote and box were still unresponsive. Red button reset fixed the issue and I have not seen it again.

  19. theesir

    theesir Mentor

    Dec 10, 2007
    Leaving the lose of PIG functionality out of this...

    Is anyone else having issues with simply using the Pause button when watching regular programming.
    We got the update on our HR24 a couple of nights ago and last night my wife was ready to throw the remote through the window. She kept hitting pause over and over and it would not work.
    I finally took the remote and couldn't get it to work either until I hit play and THEN pause.
    Is anyone else experiencing this? If we have to press two buttons to pause this could be a deal breaker for the wife, she can't find one button properly in the dark let alone two. I'll spend my whole night watching the damned "Active" channel.
  20. jacinkcmo

    jacinkcmo Cool Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Kansas City
    Who programs DTV's software? Is it done in house or oursourced offshore?

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