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HR-24 freezes when switching channel: new issue?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by markrubin, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. markrubin

    markrubin Mentor

    Jun 21, 2007
    New HR24 issue?

    I am noticing a new problem with my HR-24's

    when I switch to a new channel, it tunes to it, works for a second, then the picture freezes/ audio stops

    by switching to another channel & back, it starts to work OK

    I am using direct entry channel commands through USB port

    I have rebooted the receiver: problem still exists
  2. HarryG

    HarryG Mentor

    Jul 9, 2007
    Seems to be an intermittent problem with the HR24-500. I upgraded DVR's two months ago, and I can report three instances of similar occurrences. Twice while watching recorded content, and once when switching to live tv. I was unable to recover recorded content (audio or video) past the freeze point, but like the original poster, was able to clear the live channel freeze by selecting an alternate channel, and returning to the previously viewed live channel, with success.
  3. patg25

    patg25 AllStar

    Nov 12, 2006
    I have also experienced the freezing when switching to another channel a few times. It hasn't been a big deal. However, not being able to watch recorded content would be a major problem.
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'm moving this to the HD receiver forum.
  5. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Does this still happen when using a normal remote?
  6. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

    Jan 14, 2008
    One of my HR24-500's exhibits the "delayed video freeze" syndrome maybe 5% of the time following a channel change via the PREVious button on the remote. Most of the time, the audio keeps going. Hitting the PREVious button again or changing the channel manually has "fixed" the problem so far. Restarts or RBR's have not made any difference. My other HR24-500 has never exhibited this behavior.

    I keep seeing comments about a software update to address the Hx24 specific audio dropout issue and am hopeful that the video freeze and Caller ID issues will also be corrected.

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