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How is your HR2x performing?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jul 30, 2009.

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How is your HR2x or R22 performing on 0x312 firmware?

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  3. C

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  4. D

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  1. Aug 2, 2009 #61 of 234
    w3syt

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    Sorry I haven't looked at firmware # lately, but, mine are getting old and never a serious problem with any of the 3.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2009 #62 of 234
    w3syt

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    I should add that the two HR-20s are controlled by an MX-900 remote with MRF-260 wireless receiver. My wife uses the HR-21 + off air adaptor with DTV white remote, no complaints there either.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2009 #63 of 234
    Tom Servo

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    Those Sony VCRs were solid performers. I've got a friend who'll probably have to be buried with his the day it dies.

    One feature from my JVC that I dearly miss on the DVR is commercial skip. It would go back and mark commercials after recording and automatically skip them. Worked about 95% of the time, too. Now I have to sit here and push a button (lol).
     
  4. Aug 3, 2009 #64 of 234
    SPACEMAKER

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    I used to have some of the problems that some are reporting in this thread. Someone here suggested I gently wrench tighten the connections to see if it would help. Ever since I did that I have had very few lockups. I haven't had to do a RBR in several months.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2009 #65 of 234
    dreadlk

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    Your center pin connector is to short. You should get new connector ends put on your cable, because overtime the center pins tend to shrink into the cable a bit, so your problem may come back unless you put on new RG6 ends.

     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 #66 of 234
    Rich

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    Tell him I've got a bunch left. :lol:

    Never really liked that feature. Don't remember which brand I tried, wasn't the JVC, but you had to wait for hours while the VCR figured out where the commercials were. The Sony's were mechanically crappy, but they put out the best PQ of any VCR I tried and I tried most of them. All I cared about was the PQ.

    Rich
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 #67 of 234
    mattmill

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    Voted D but for one of the two HR23-700s I have. One is working fine. The on in the livingroom is driving me crazy with the slow response to buttons. Both were reboted at the same times and no difference to the slow one. Both have somewhere in the neighborhood of 35%-45% free space.

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  8. Aug 4, 2009 #68 of 234
    Maruuk

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    Why not simply remap an existing soft button to be a dedicated slo-mo activator? I never use the blue button. This push-and-wait-and-wait-and-wait-then-maybe-slo-mo is insane. Designed by a housewife who hates TV sports.

    I love this mantra that's been going on year after year: "This latest firmware upgrade will clear up all your input latency problems!" That's a good one.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 #69 of 234
    Rich

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    I use the blue button all the time. I record a bunch of movies and I keep some of them to watch again by going to the Playlist and hitting blue button and "keeping" the movie. Gotta have the blue button. Why not a numerical code? Didn't the TiVo Peanuts use a numerical code to get you to some functions?

    Rich
     
  10. Aug 4, 2009 #70 of 234
    Mike Greer

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    Crazy isn't it! It is one step up... Maybe... There are a bunch of people that are in complete denial that any speed issues even exist!

    Going back and looking through old posts it looks things used to be even worse. After this long I think we can assume that things will not speed up - at least until there are new-and-improved-models released. Hopefully models that don't start with HR2.....
     
  11. Aug 4, 2009 #71 of 234
    Mike Bertelson

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    Seriously?

    I have one HR2x that's very fast, one that's not as fast, and one that's down right slow(at times painfully so).

    Now, if there exists three HR2x's in one location with three different levels of speed, then wouldn't it then hold that these people are not delusional or in denial but actually don’t have any speed issues?

    Or are you going to say that I’m delusional in that I can’t possibly see a difference speed in my DVRs and it’s not possible for one of them to be fast?

    Mike
     
  12. Aug 4, 2009 #72 of 234
    hdtvfan0001

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    The whole issue here boils down to using a term like "fast", which is purely subjective. Fast in the guide, fast changing channels, fast in the setup menu, fast getting a recording to start up...etc....

    I have 2 HR20-700's that are approach 3 years old, and are both faster than ever before and faster than any other DVRs here. They are also faster than a neighbor's Dish 622 unit, and another neighbors Comcrap HD DVR. I use the term "faster" here in the context of guide speed, channel changing speed, and recording playback speed - the 3 main features I use.

    My HR21-200 is also as fast as ever, but perhaps 5% "slower" in the same comparisons to my HR20-700 units for the same activities.

    Mr H21-100 HD receiver is actually the newest HD unit here, but "slowest" of the bunch for the use of the guide and channel changes in comparison to all the other devices here - perhaps 10% slower than the HR21.

    At this point, guide, menu, channel change, and playback speeds are to the point where they perhaps could improve another 5-10%, after which I could likely not tell much of a difference.

    While everyone welcomes fast operations, and some other model DVRs and receivers currently may need a bit of a "speed boost" for some functions...the incremental improvements at this point won't make all that much more difference is the daily use here.

    YMMV
     
  13. Aug 4, 2009 #73 of 234
    Mike Bertelson

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    That’s exactly my point. Not all the receivers operate at the same speeds. There can be, in my experience, a pretty large differences in response times among the various different models.

    And yes YMMV. :D

    Mike
     
  14. Aug 4, 2009 #74 of 234
    Mike Greer

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    Seriously!:)

    By your comments above you are NOT delusional. You would be delusional if you decided to ignore the fact that there is a problem with speed while seeing it in your own equipment.

    The same thing is true for me - there are people here that think I am delusional because I couldn't have 3 POS slow boxes!:lol:
     
  15. Aug 4, 2009 #75 of 234
    Mike Greer

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    Wow - I've never heard anyone say their HR2X was faster than a Dish 622. I'll swap my HR22-100 for yours!

    I have yet to see any HR2X that I would put even close to my 622 as far as speed of navigation in general. I don't do live-tv but I played around changing channels for a bit and sometimes it takes 8 or 9 seconds to change the channel with my HR22!

    My HR222-100s make my old HD DirecTivo look fast. They even make the Comcrap DVR I used for about 2 minutes look a little better!

    It would be interesting to see how they really compare. Like if you go from live TV on a certain channel to the guide, down 11 channels and select it, then go to your DVR list and play the 8th on the list skip to the end, delete it and go to a specific channel. With my HR22s it would take a long time and include a few corrections. I'd guess that some would be faster than others but it is hard to imagine that anyone's HR2X would keep up with a 622.:)

    Maybe a test is in order!
     
  16. Aug 4, 2009 #76 of 234
    hdtvfan0001

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    Maybe its because my friend is on his 3rd replacement unit now in the past 1 1/2 years...:D
    As stated earlier, there are some models that have not "caught up" in the code for the same speed levels....the HR22 is one of those.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2009 #77 of 234
    islesfan

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    Had to go with a C, mainly for the HR21. The HR20 probably deserves a B. With the slooooow interface on the 21, and the flaky media share, no A's here. Also, since the ToDo list has disappeared from the HR21, well, that's a bit of a problem.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2009 #78 of 234
    tvjay

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    I voted B but would like several things to improve,

    1. Audio brrrrips and dropouts (during clear weather).
    2. Slow gui.
    3. Several shows have had the "This episode was not recorded because the program was no longer available. (13)" error.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2009 #79 of 234
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    HR20-100, HR21-100, and HR21-100

    All 3 get a "D" because they can't reliably respond to and execute a remote button push without a way to often occurrence of unacceptable delay (such as pause or skip happening 2 or more seconds after button was pushed), or misinterpretation of a single short button press as a "press-and-hold" of the button, or a multiple push of the button (keybounce).

    No matter how many other great DVR functions it has and how reliably they are performed, that doesn't make up for the situation of the DVR performing one of it's most basic of operations way worse than EVERY single piece of remote controlled electronic equipment that I have ever encountered in the last 20 years.

    Fixing a situation where a device doesn't perform one of it's most basic functions properly should be a top priority. If the current technical team members don't know how to fix it, management needs to hire someone who does.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2009 #80 of 234
    gully_foyle

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    Some long standing issues:

    1) When playing a series of shows from a playlist, there is no really good way to keeps one's place in the playlist. Finish one show and you go back to the top of the playlist, rather than the show you finished or the one "after" it. The playlist position should be "sticky", especially with a folder.

    2) BACK from a search input screen should be back to type of search.

    3) Searches should run off of a user list, not the ever-erroneous and over-inclusive "Channels I Get", which includes pr0n and foreign language programming. At the very least a language preference should be possible.

    4) Along these lines, the "Adult Channel" disable should only disable adults-only channels, not every show with R or TV-MA ratings. There's a difference between "Damages" and the X rated channels. The current implementation is useless.
     

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