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HR20-700: 0x17E - Discussion / Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. hells_bells

    hells_bells AllStar

    Jul 15, 2007
    I'm new to the HR20, so what is the "super crop" bug?
  2. Fish Man

    Fish Man Godfather

    Apr 22, 2002
    "Crop" mode often stretches the picture quite dramatically vertically.

    If you have a 4x3 SD channel showing a 16x9 "letterbox" program, setting the HR20 in "Crop" is supposed to make the "letterboxed" picture exactly fit your 16x9 screen.

    What it does instead is stretch it too much vertically filling your screen with about 2/3 of the picture and making all the people look fun-house-mirror tall and skinny.

    For me, this bug may actually be worse (more frequent) with 0x17E.
  3. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
    DIRECTV, I know you are hard at work on VOD and CIR right now, but please do not forget the other missing promised features...

    1 CIR "Display only the channels that are in your current subscription package" - manual p. 33
    2 Apply Current/Favorite Channels as a filter to Search for “just what you want to watch” p. 31
    3 Title Search Autorecord - pp. 20 & 31 & release notes for 0x115, 0x119, & 0x11b
    4 The ability to edit "all the programs" in the Prioritizer (even when there are no upcoming episodes) p. 28.
    5 "Select the Scan for Channels button to have the receiver scan local off-air frequencies" p. 78
    6 Enable Setup>Display>Screen Centering per p. 28
    7 VOD DIRECTV On Demand - May 9, 2007 Conference Call
    8 "in 2007...home videos on their TVs directly from Intel® Viiv™ [PCs]" - 2006 Annual Report p. 9.
    9 Enable consumer installable Hard Drive Expansion Device - Investor Day 2/22/06 Slide 41
    10 HDTV channels/programs are not given preference in Search results as stated in 0x13d, 0x13e, & 0x17e.

    At least half of the remaining items have been addressed publicly or in release notes. I hope (assume) that the others are still on the punch-list as well.

    Again, I appreciate the 24 key Wish List features that have been added to the HR20. You have done amazing work in the past year. Thank you.

    - Craig
  4. jefirdjr

    jefirdjr War Eagle

    Feb 20, 2006
    Birmingham, AL
    Got 017E as a national release (not forced).
    Having lip sync problems on local mpeg4 channels.
    Also audio drop outs, and picture pixelation are back (seemed MUCH better before 017E).:mad:
    I notice MANY users are reporting the "lost audio/video, but all functions still work".
    I have reported this problem many times, yet it SEEMS to be getting worse?:(
    Guess its just a matter of time before I get to report it again! Come on D*, fix some of these lingering problems before you start adding new ones!!!!:mad:
  5. GBFAN

    GBFAN Godfather

    Nov 13, 2006
    Had this same issue this past week after the upgrade. Had to watch the recorded program without FF through the commercials.
  6. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

    Feb 5, 2007
    I have had no noteworthy problems. Got the release, still recording as scheduled, have had no lockups etc. The out of sync audio exists but it always had (have it on my TIVO also).
    I wonder, as do many and I'm sure D*, why so many have a great deal of problems and some have "none". I do no run CID or media and my HR20 is not network connected so my environment is obviously much simpler and I'm sure that contributes. I also do not do CE releases and from some of the forum members' statements I wonder if D* has issues with national releases going on top of CE releases. It is almost as if they only test and work on national releases updating national releases.
    Anyway, now I'm thankful mine works.
  7. hells_bells

    hells_bells AllStar

    Jul 15, 2007
    Interesting. I have a similar issue.

    With Native Mode turned off, everything stays at 480p (that's what the HR20 says it is at least). With native mode turned on HR20 resolution lights change with the resolution of the channel.
  8. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    That is how it is suppose to work. With native OFF it stays on whatever resolution you have the unit set to and it does not matter what resolution the program is. With native ON the unit will output whatever resolution the program is.
  9. purpledave

    purpledave Mentor

    Oct 23, 2006
    I have downloaded 0x17E, and since there have been many changes & improvements by D* in the past few months....

    Is there a new version of Undoc. Tips and Tricks since 3.1 ?

    By the way, this is a marvelous document especially for ... almost illiterate computer people like me
  10. finaldiet

    finaldiet Hall Of Fame

    Jun 13, 2006
    That was the problem. Bad LNB. There was a small cover missing on bacl. Funny, but new one had clear plastic on 3 cones and old one had 3 elongated bubbles on right one. Also noticed mast was wobbly and couldn't be tighten down. Called DTV and they are coming wed. to install post in ground, run new wires underground and any other connections for $52.80.:D
  11. pbielski

    pbielski Legend

    Feb 21, 2007
    Had the exact same thing happen to me. It would only clear with a RBR. I haven't had the system hang up like this in quite a while.

    I also had a number of audio losses, when switching from PCM - DD and vice versa. I had to reset my A/V receiver to get it to clear. The audio loss has been a persistent problem. The loss of video, frozen screen, and the need to RBR is new to 017E for me.
  12. BigSey

    BigSey DBSTalk Club Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    For me, 17E has been a big step back. I have had almost zero issues with my HR-20 since I got it last summer. I've been doing the CEs and 17D was great. Since 17E downloaded, I've had the following issues:

    - Lipsync problems on MPEG4 programs
    - Lipsync problems on playback of MPEG2 programs
    - Quick pixelation on playback of MPEG2 programs
    - Audio and Video dropouts on playback of MPEG2 programs
    - One issue of the box becoming incredibly slow to respond to commands requiring a restart.

    Come on, D*...after all the good I've said in the past, now you have to go and ruin it. i just hope there's another CE or national release soon to fix all of these issues.
  13. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I noticed this last night while watching YES-HD (622) live. The remedy was to change the channel and hit PREV, and then it caught up again, but the lip-syncing was really bad ..

    By the way, the manual on page 44 lists three troubleshooting tips to resolve issues with audio and video being out of sync:

    Try changing channels
    Press LIST then EXIT
    Restart the HD DVR
  14. ctwilliams

    ctwilliams Legend

    Aug 24, 2006
    I just logged on to see if anyone else was having the same problem I am.....I have the issue where it slows down responding to commands, and then it eventually completely locks up requiring a rbr.

    This has occurred the last two nights.

    I have not had any problems for the most part, until this one. Something is not right.
  15. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

    Nov 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    This is without doubt the SLOWEST version I have ever had.

    It takes a few extra seconds to load the menu, change channels, and other simple things.
  16. oenophile

    oenophile Godfather

    Dec 1, 2006
    Just noticed the FF auto-correct feature and ran to this board to confirm. Wow. Thanks, D* for getting this done. It was one of the only reasons I liked my TiVo more....very happy about this.:joy:
  17. mx6bfast

    mx6bfast Hall Of Fame

    Nov 8, 2006
    Be glad you don't have an H20.
  18. mridan

    mridan Godfather

    Nov 15, 2006
    Multiple audio dropouts after using trickplay during live tv(OTA Channels).Caller ID still not working.
  19. jefirdjr

    jefirdjr War Eagle

    Feb 20, 2006
    Birmingham, AL
    I agree. I noticed that channel changing is much slower than 017D, and now I am seeing the "please wait" message when surfing through the SD channels.:(
    Was this ready for national release??????

    EDIT: I just finished a menu reset. Channel changes are faster, and the "please wait" while changing has gone away.:)
  20. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

    Nov 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    How do you do a menu reset? :confused:
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