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HR20-100: 0x18a - Discussion / Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Indiana627, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Aug 29, 2007 #21 of 192

    EaglePC Icon

    Apr 14, 2007

    will the hr20-700 0x18a work for vod ?
  2. Aug 29, 2007 #22 of 192

    mrchubbs New Member

    Aug 29, 2007

    I lost all of my Playlist as well with the update at 4:52am this morning. UGH!!!
  3. Aug 29, 2007 #23 of 192
    David Carmichael

    David Carmichael Legend

    Mar 11, 2007
    Before the update last night my system was seeing the BBC test before but since this morning I now get the message that they are not attached (which they are) trying restats / reboot will report back later..
  4. Aug 29, 2007 #24 of 192

    Thaedron Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    Note that he didn't say the code didn't exist in the download, but he did say it wasn't active... :grin:
  5. Aug 29, 2007 #25 of 192

    stevenma New Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    So far with 0x18a on my HR20-100 I've only noticed two things. One at seemingly random times (as in, not during start/stop of recording, or me doing anything on the TV/DVR) I get a "Please Wait" box popping up for about 5 seconds or so, then it goes away. No idea what it's doing, and it didn't show up on the last firmware.

    I've also noticed Channel 499 now claims my BBC's aren't connected. This used to give the correct "Searching for satellite" on the prior firmware.
  6. Aug 29, 2007 #26 of 192

    jaycrow Cool Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Mine still says searching for satellite on 499, but I still haven't gotten back my locals in HD.
  7. Aug 29, 2007 #27 of 192

    GordonT Legend

    Apr 17, 2007
    About half the time I would screw up the DLB workaround (where you record both programs and then use "pause" and "back" to switch between them.

    Now all I have to do is pause program 1 and the hit the list button. From there I select program 2 and select "Resume".

    Just in time for the first weekend of College Football. :D
  8. Aug 30, 2007 #28 of 192

    kaa1954 Legend

    Sep 23, 2006
    Ok, this is a bug in my opinion. I am networked & everytime a computer logs off I get a message that tells me that "XYZ" computer just logged off. This would be fine except it requires me to hit OK rather than just timing out. I never understood why these type of messages require my attention & or action. Isn't this precisely the "Big Brother" interface that this DVR was not going to be? Wouldn't a better place for this simply be in "Music & Photos">Computers>"XYZ" Logged off

    If I need this information...that's where it is most beneficial.

    I have walked into a room several times to find this message on the TV for who knows how long.
  9. Aug 30, 2007 #29 of 192
    B A Doe

    B A Doe Cool Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    I also lost everything in my Playlist and History. Resetting the unit did not fix the issue. This is very disappointing since we lost several series of shows that we hadn't yet watched and are no longer airing.
  10. Aug 30, 2007 #30 of 192

    bmerrow Legend

    Jul 26, 2007
    I am glad you mentioned the confirmation needed message - it is quite annoying to my wife. She is of the school of "technology should just work".

    As we have several computers and with windows when you have several (ok, 8) computers you are rebooting some computer multiple times a week. The message only serves to annoy, imagine if each Windows machine told you that some place on your network a machine named "glunk" just restarted. That is in effect what we have here.

    This is right up there with home alarm systems that chime each time someone walks into a room that has a motion detector (mine does not do this!). The default should be no comfirmation message. How about a system log that gets interesting to techies messages and an option to display said log that is accessible to normal users when directed by a CSR - this would serve the techies and make the technology more friendly. And, the works has ROI - the HR20 neeeds a debug log and a simple way to look at said debug log (it has the log, we just need to make sure it is easily accessible).
  11. Aug 30, 2007 #31 of 192

    coit Legend

    Feb 13, 2007
    This was my first software update since my install. I see that it automatically downloaded and installed, with no intervention from me.

    How does the machine know when it can run the sequence of rebooting and installing an update? I think mine at least picked a safe time, something like 4:30 AM. The Tivos never did that unless a forced reboot was applied.
  12. Aug 30, 2007 #32 of 192

    bmerrow Legend

    Jul 26, 2007
    On "Please Wait" - I reset the box two days ago, and the "Please Wait" went away, or so I thought. Last night it came back and occurred when starting to view an HD recording, then repeated changing to CNN, as well as on pretty much every channel change after that. I did another reset and confirmed no "Please Wait" occurred.

    What is interesting is that prior to the release of 0x18a CE, "Please Wait" was rare, and that with this build instead of getting HD channel pixilation and sound drops I instead see "Please Wait" when the system is busy (recording one channel whilst I am switching channels or when the system is recording two channels whilst I am replaying a prior recording). Once I get a "Please Wait", I get it often - until a reset makes it go away for a while.

    This is not serious enough a problem to do a reset every couple days. But, I suspect it is a side effect of some improvement aimed at fixing busy hangs (perhaps triggered by some internal work queue timeout or retry).
    And, it should be a simple fix to periodically reset whatever flag is causing the "Please Wait" message to display on every/most channel changes after some rare trigger event sets the bloody flag.
  13. Aug 30, 2007 #33 of 192

    deanethomp Cool Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Got it on my new (3 weeks old) HR20-100 yesterday at 4:25A. My Playlist was deleted as a result. My To Do list was intact but I lost all of my recordings - Nice feature of a sofware upgrade! -

    I'm a newbie to HR20-100 - can i disable downloads in the future?
  14. Aug 30, 2007 #34 of 192

    gblues AllStar

    Dec 8, 2005
    Well, for me, 0x81a actually fixed a problem I've been experiencing for weeks--I finally traced it down to a problem with 101 signal strength dropping precipitously when recording off the 119 sat. I even set up my R15 as a test rig using the HR20's cables to make sure it wasn't my install.

    2 days of gruelling testing, and the R15 recorded flawlessly. I hooked up my HR20 in prep to update the software, and prior to the download I replicated the problem within 5 minutes of bootup.

    I forced the s/w update, and now the problem seems to be gone. Which is good for the HR20, because I was about 5 minutes away from calling for a replacement receiver. :)

  15. Aug 30, 2007 #35 of 192

    pwoz1957 Cool Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Got the download 2 days ago, no problems as of yet. Love the red button delete.
  16. Aug 30, 2007 #36 of 192

    dmc New Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I noticed that the GUI has now zoomed in and is cropping. I've doubled checked my HR20 settings and my TV is set to 1080i standard (no picture adjustment). Is anyone else having this issue.
  17. Aug 30, 2007 #37 of 192

    mgroups AllStar

    Apr 27, 2007
    I am also getting the "Please Wait" a lot on my HR20-100 and it too keeps searching for satellite on channel 499. On the positive side, the fix to the jump-back function is a major improvement. I hope D* will work on improving the slow motion function next.
  18. Aug 30, 2007 #38 of 192

    machlis AllStar

    Aug 15, 2007
    Hi, not to be repetitive, but after the update I also lost all recorded shows and all Series Links. Out of curiosity, the rest of you this happened to, do you all use external/eSATA drives? I'm using the 750GB Seagate Freeagent PRo. I wonder if only those of us using external drives lost everything? Did anyone using the internal drive lose everything with the software update?

    I just got my HR20 about a week ago, so, I didn't lose a whole lot, thankfully. But how am I ever going to feel comfortable that a year from now when we have 100 hours of shows recorded it's not going to just vaporize again? (I know, the answer is probably that I'll never be able to feel comfortable about that...)

    I guess that's the risk you take when you use an unsupported feature.

    (Oh, and BTW, the first symptom of my problem wasn't the empty recorded shows list, it was the fact that the unit wouldn't turn on when I pressed the power button. So I unplugged for 30 seconds and powered back up and then saw the empty list. I unplugged again, disconnected my external drive and booted up and confirmed that the shows I had recorded on my internal drive were still there, but then reconfigured to use the external drive again and confirmed that it was in fact now empty.)
  19. Aug 30, 2007 #39 of 192

    mgroups AllStar

    Apr 27, 2007
    I also have the 750GB Freeagent and no problems with data loss on the update, at least none that I have noticed.
  20. Aug 31, 2007 #40 of 192

    Mozella New Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Yeah.......I lost all my recordings too. Certainly not everyone has a defective HD.

    I'm not real happy.

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