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. Pauley

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    I have had problems with pause for a while. What I have encountered is that it takes some time for pause to become operational if a channel is changed. Not sure if the unit needs some video buffer or if it is doing some other chores. The latest update seems to have extended the time needed for the pause button to work. In the past, maybe a second (I never measured it since I didn't think it would get worse), now it can take 3-5 seconds. Once that time after the channel change has elapsed, the pause works quickly.

    Pauley
     
  2. RunnerFL

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  3. n-spring

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    I've noticed that it's taking a much longer time to start playback of a recorded program. I hit play on a recording in the list and it can take up to 10 seconds to begin playback.
     
  4. Go Beavs

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    I'm pretty sure it's done in-house.

    EDIT: oops, that's been answered already. :)
     
  5. RogueWing16

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    My HR24-500 finally updated early this morning. That was the last of my 4 DVRs to update. Not happy at all about the loss of PIG functionality.
     
  6. Jive Turkey

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    My 24-500's updated overnight as well. My thoughts are the same as the majority here: I miss the PIG control and I miss -- to delete, but I am thrilled the timer bar no longer hijacks my screen. I probably won't mess around with Pandora much and haven't even touched it yet so I can't comment on that one.
     
  7. Karnis

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    Got the "Pandora" update on my HR-24 as well....sux. DVR is terribly slow now, and getting massive audio dropouts of DD over HDMI.

    Sometimes I really hate DirecTV.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Except for the Dx, Rx and H20 I believe.
     
  9. Pauley

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    Odd thing happened last night.

    One show, 30 Rock, missed the first 7 minutes. The dvr said it was a partial recording. Looking at the recording history, there was no reason for it to miss the show. It just said, 'partial recording started at 7:07'.

    The next show, Parks and Rec, had a 7 minute timing problem. When I 'played' the show from the list, it started 7 minutes into the show, but the timer was on 0:00 and extended out to 30:00. I hit rewind, and I was able to go to the beginning of the show. While it was playing, I kept pulling up the timer bar, and it stayed on 0:00 until 7 minutes of show had elapsed, then it kept time (but always 7 minutes off). The dvr taped to the end of the show, and the timer showed 23:00 and I could not go past that.

    Anyone else experience stuff like this since the last update?

    Pauley
     
  10. itzme

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    I'm experiencing the same problems on my two hr24-100s. They have 59e since wednesday. Also All Movies says to check back in an hour.

    Did flushing the guide help? More patience?
     
  11. benn5325

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    Both my HR24s have had a little hiccup.. Noticed Wednesday one of them was meant to be recording AI & survivor. Turned on another TV at something like 7:25 and started watching something, the wife says to me "AI is recording, right" I checked the playlist and nothing, went upstairs to the unit (and also to get away from the eay bashing I was getting), the record light was on. Checked the playlist on that and they both showed up, no orange circle beside them as if they were recording, and both just said "Partial 0:00"
    Hit play on one and it started and did show 40 mins of recording and suddenly showed that it was still recording... End of it all, havent lost anything, but AI from Wed & thurs and also Survivor show 0:00 time, but do have the full recordings.....
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    They all are as well now I believe.
     
  13. Crow159

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    My HR24 is having the exact same problem. All other HD DVRs have no problems with the "My Directv" picks and Pandora and youtube.

    Mine updated Wednesday as well.
     
  14. MizzouTiger

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    Not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but I did the double restart on my living room HR24, and Pandora and YouTube showed up a few hours later. Did the same thing to my bedroom HR24 the next morning and they showed on up that one by that evening. The "My DirecTv" show listings also started showing up then as well.

    The first time you press Menu or Guide after the initial software update, a message pops up on screen telling you about the new features. In my opinion, if it could be a matter of days before those new features show up, the message should tell you that, so that you know what to expect (or not to expect)
     
  15. itzme

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    I'm doing the double restart (guide flush) one one of my 2 HR24s, and Ill report back. Thanks for your update, Mizzou. Looking forward to seeing you guys in an SEC stadium soon Roll Tide!
     
  16. Go Beavs

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    Great news, I'm glad it's finally working for you! :up:
     
  17. ThomasM

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    Except the R15/R16 series which responds to remote commands instantly and (still) has full trickplay in the PIG as well as other great features like being able to record Sonic Tap. I hope the same in-house software goofballs that continue annoying customers with their "upgrades" NEVER touch the R15/R16 software!!!
     
  18. dpeters11

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    They have a contract with NDS through 2016 on set top and DVR software. Is that for other components?
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    Ahhh, ok I thought I had heard the contract was up.
     
  20. itzme

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    Double restart fixed the one hr-24 over night, so I just did it to the other.
     

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