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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. Apr 7, 2012 #541 of 559
    Thwarter

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    Not sure if this is the right spot, but I think a DTV rep might have just told me a way to get rid of the non-HD cables nag screen. Pardon me if this is an already known solution, but it's new to me.

    In the Settings/Display/TV Resolutions, uncheck every resolution except 1080P. 1080P needs to be the ONLY resolution checked.

    Setting it up that way, I get HD on my HDMI output for my main TV, plus I also see output on the S-Video (what I have going to my PC-TV card in another room) and I no longer get the nag screen.

    Also have Settings/Display/Video/Native set to Off.

    Seems like it's working OK - and I don't see the nag screen anymore on my s-video connection.

    This work for anyone else?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 #542 of 559
    squawk

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    Thanks for the feedback. Issue I wish to clear up is that by "useless" I did not mean the Smart Search was not working completely, but rather it seems to not identify programming in a search that is clearly marked in the guide. Hence, one cannot rely upon the search results, rendering such search feature "useless."

    I may nevertheless do a double reset, particularly given what happened last evening. Was out last night. Turned on TV this AM. Found Yankees v Rays recorded @ 4 PM (PDT), but also had 2 programs recorded with same "Yankees @ Rays" title @ 10 PM on Channel 4 (KNBC) & Channel 7 (KABC), each for 1 hour, 3 min. Channel 4 was actually Law & Order; Channel 7 was movie Ten Commandments. So why did DVR record this content?

    Given above, double reset may be worth a try. Got nothing to lose. Above glitch just underscores why this HD UI has really screwed up many subs machines. I had none of these problems before this update. And I think the comments of other subs having problems, coming out of the woodwork following my comments here, support my hypothesis.

    Bottom line, DirecTV needs to fix these problems quickly, either with a fix, or an option for the sub to revert back to the old UI. I could give @ !@#$ about a HD GUI, or Pandora. There's nothing in this new UI that I consider a positive. It has only destroyed my user experience & deeply lessened my opinion of DirecTV technology. Up to them to restore it. Clock is ticking.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 #543 of 559
    Vin

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    I hear ya! I finally figured out a way to remember what the button sequence is....I now think of it as red, red, blue, blue, You Go! Somehow, this works for me, I just wish the procedure was more effective and longer lasting than it is! :lol:
     
  4. looter

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    Me too. ;(
     
  5. RACJ2

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    My HR22 and HR34 are working as good or better then ever on the HD GUI. My HR22 is a bit slow to bring up the menu or guide, about 3 to 4 seconds. My HR34 brings them up almost immediately. When keying in channel numbers on either DVR, the only issue is when I'm on a channel with score guide. If you change channels and immediately try to enter another channel #, it doesn't respond or misses key strokes. If I change a channel, hit exit to disable score guide, it recognizes all numbers I enter and is quick. On channels w/o score guide, both DVR's are recognizing channel numbers and responding quickly.

    Although a couple months ago, I replaced an HR22 with the HR34, because it was driving me crazy. It started rebooting all the time, missed recordings and was sluggish to respond to the remote. All diagnostics showed it was fine, but I was ready to beat it with a sledge hammer. Thankfully, I did get them to give me an HR34 at N/C, just had to turn in the HR22 and go back on a 2yr commitment.
     
  6. jimstick

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    I have two HR20-700's. I too have experienced a major slowdown in response since the HDGUI with both my boxes.

    Also, I have noticed that when I am watching a program either live or recorded from a non HD channel (particularly H2) and I have the format set to "CROP", when I FF or REW, the format changes to letterbox, although it still shows CROP when you press the format button, and you have to cycle all the way through the four formats to get back to CROP and then it shows the picture correctly again, until the next FF or REW and you have to do it all over again. Everytime. Both boxes. One is hooked up to 42" plasma HD via HDMI and the other to an SD CRT via composite. Started after the HDGUI.

    Often times as well, when I set the format to CROP, it will zoom considerably more than it should, stretching the picture well outside the limits of the screen. Then you have to play around with the resolutions to get it to work right. Just since the HDGUI.

    I, for one, wish they would have left it the way it was before the HDGUI, since I also would like to use both HD and SD outputs at the same time from the same box. Pain in the arse. I have to reboot constantly to get my WHDVR to work right, too.:mad:
     
  7. jes

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    While checking signal strength...
    Looked through all signal strength screens for Tuner 1 w/o problem. When I came back around to Sat. 101° and switched to Tuner 2, it kicked me out to the Sat & Antenna menu. I reentered and selected Tuner 2 again. It ran through 1-16 and then locked up with black screen. After a long time I had 3 LEDs come on flashing on the ring, every other one, not a spinning ring, then a spontaneous reboot.
    Report sent after reboot...
     
  8. Rtm

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    HR24-100 audio dropouts over optical with Dolby Digital on, on HD channels? When rewinding the dropouts aren't there?
     
  9. bpratt

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    I wanted to record the new show "VEEP". I did a search on one of my HR21-700s and got 12 1/2 pages of VEEP shows. Since there was a conflict on that DVR, I did a search on the other one and only got 4 pages of VEEP shows. Both DVRs are set up exactly the same, but the second one did not show several of the channels the first one did. There was no listing in the search for channel 501, however, when I looked at the guide, VEEP did show for channel 501.

    Both guides were complete for about 14 days, but search is not working properly on one of them. I did two restarts within a 30 minute period so the guide would rebuild, so it will be a day or two before I can try the search again.
     
  10. StephenT

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    Yes, D* really needs to fix the search issues. It was really bugging me, but I got an iPad recently and started using the D* app to search for shows and set recordings since I can pick any DVR in my house. So much better and faster than on the DVRs themselves, plus I don't have to change rooms if I want it on a particular DVR. I'll probably never use an actual DVR to set a recording again.

    Doesn't mean D* shouldn't fix this search thing though.
     
  11. Laxguy

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    RE: recording from iPad- a fine feature indeed, and the iPad app rocks. But it won't tell you—at least it won't tell me!— if the recording won't conflict with others already set, as an MRV'ed one will.

    I suspect that if we ever get full IP management, that will be a part of it.
     
  12. Rtm

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    Sadly it doesn't tell you if their is a conflict though
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Well, it most certainly doesn't, but was I not clear in my post immediately preceding?

    My other point is that full IP control should provide that, when, if, and as that's implemented.
     
  14. squawk

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    I just pull out the LA Times sports section and schedule recordings of Lakers game based upon what they publish. DirecTV's search feature is completely useless. It is unreliable,; it cannot identify certain sports programming. So, it's best to search elsewhere. The guide itself can't even identify which teams are playing in playoff spots when such info has been available for a few days.
    Last evening, called customer service to address TV apps for "My Teams" no longer providing timely data, if at all. First thing rep does, without asking me or notification, is reset my DVR. Needless to say, I lost the first 35 minutes of both programs.

    Gotta wonder what the heck is going with this company.
     
  15. May 2, 2012 #555 of 559
    jacinkcmo

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    Just discovered my H21-200 got a new software update yesterday morning and it restored trick play while in the pig (admittedly on this non-dvr model it just means being able to use prev channel while in the guide - but I used that alot.) Now if they can just get it to my HR23-700!
     
  16. May 2, 2012 #556 of 559
    inkahauts

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    Prev should work but trick play will not. It will come to all hrs.
     
  17. May 6, 2012 #557 of 559
    jacinkcmo

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    A week later and another update came thru....this time once again disabling the prev channel function while in the guide. Great job DTV! :mad:
     
  18. May 6, 2012 #558 of 559
    The Merg

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    Issue: Client PlayList Not Updating
    Watched an episode of Awake on the HR24 tonight, deleted it, and went upstairs around 2120 hrs. When I pulled up the PlayList on the R22, it did not have Once Upon A Time that had recorded on the HR24 at 2000 hrs although it did still show Awake. I could pull up the PlayList on my iPad and see Once Upon A Time there, but when I tried to play it on the TV with the R22 attached, I received the playback failed message. When viewed on the HR24, the PlayList was correct and I could play the show without issue. On the R22, if I tried to play the episode of Awake that was still listed, I received the playback failed message.

    - Merg
     
  19. May 7, 2012 #559 of 559
    The Merg

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    Just as a follow-up...

    I watched a show that was recorded on the R22. When finished, I deleted it, and the PlayList was refreshed and at that point displayed correctly.

    - Merg
     

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