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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. Aug 1, 2007 #301 of 351

    DaHound Legend

    Nov 20, 2006
    Was watching a recording of the Closure via OTA last night and when pressing 6 30 second slips, the progress bar stopped at 2 and screen went black. Pressing back slip started the program back. Pressing forward slip again worked properly. It did this one more time during the viewing of the program. Same back slip unfroze and then forward slips worked.
  2. Aug 1, 2007 #302 of 351

    Ruffread Godfather

    Nov 4, 2004
    Vista, CA
    Anyone else notice the audio and video breakups that have been occurring on the Discovery HD channel? About every 3 minutes last night. I am assuming it is their signal, and not the HR20-700.
  3. Aug 1, 2007 #303 of 351

    BigSey DBSTalk Club Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    More issues last night:

    - MPEG2 program will pause for 15-30 seconds during playback, then start playing again. Happened multiple times with different recordings.

    - Had the video freeze issue. Audio continued played normally but all video froze and box became unresponsive. Was watching ESPN HD and had to do a RBR.

    Count me among those who'd much prefer to get back to 17D.
  4. Aug 1, 2007 #304 of 351

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    Issue - HR20-700 will NOT power on, system is dead and not responsive

    Can it be Duplicated - No

    Steps to Duplicate - System was left off since night before. Returned home from work the next day in the late afternoon. Tried to power on the HR20 and it would not turn on.

    Issue Priority - High

    Frequency of Issue - First time
    First Noticed - Elvis Download, never looked at it before this download
    Date of Install - 10/2006
    Current FW - 0x17E
    How FW was Obtained - Auto push down from D*, 7/24/2007 3:47am
    HR20 Force Reboot after FW Update - No
    OTA Type - Outside Antenna in Attic
    Type of Sat Dish - 5LNB AT9, Two line feed to HR20 tuners, 3 other D* boxes in house, Unknown type of connection hardware to other boxes
    HR20 Replaced - No, original installed equipment
    HR20 Full Reset - Never
    HR20 Networked - Yes, via wireless bridge
    HR20 HDMI Connection - HDMI using HDMI-DVI Gender Bender plug to DVI cable
    HR20 Component Connection - Not Used
    HR20 S-Video Connection - Not Used
    HR20 Native Mode Setting - On
    HR20 Phone Connection - Yes, all the time
    HR20 Fiber Audio Connection - Used via Monster Fiber Cable
    HR20 RCA Audio Connection - Not Used
    HR20 Dolby Setting - On
    HR20 Internal Temp - ~122
    HR20 Install Environment - Closed Cabinet with Intake/Exhaust Fans
    HR20 Zip Code - 78641

    Work Around - None

    Notes - Removed power and plugged back in. The system would still not turn on. Removed power for 10 minutes. System turned on and returned to normal.

    ************************************************** *********
    Priority Rating:
    Critical - System is DEAD, must be returned to D*. Everything has been tried to get system working. Consulted with dbstalk for suggestions/solutions
    High - System is locked/BSOD/Lost Recordings. Cannot use system.
    Medium - System still functional. Problems seen and some functions do not work.
    Low - Annoying issue. System still functional.
    Enhancement - Not a part of design. Would be a nice thing to have.
    ************************************************** *********
  5. Aug 1, 2007 #305 of 351

    Gmaxx Legend

    Sep 25, 2006
    I have been having audio dropouts since the new software downloaded. I didn't think too much of it as it has already been posted on here by many other people. Tonight the problem has become unbearable. The sound is off more than it is on at this point. I have turned DD off and back on several times with no change in behavior. I have done a menu reset and it did nothing so I am doing a second one as I write this. I hope this gets fixed asap.

    HR20 installed November 06.
    Hooked up via HDMI
    Audio to receiver by optical
    HR20 is networked via CAT5
  6. Aug 1, 2007 #306 of 351

    bnash972 AllStar

    Jan 29, 2007
    Finally had to use the RBD after the last lock up. When the system re-booted the three listings of my PC was only one as it should be. Tried to access picutres and it locked up again before I made it to any of my pic folders. Using the RBD again and won't try to access MediaShare until the next release. Dissapointing because I was listening to mp3s with no problems prior to this release.
  7. Aug 1, 2007 #307 of 351
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Recorded American Inventor on KABC-MPEG4 on 7/25 under 0x17e. Pushing play, the screen was black. I was able to use trickplay controls but although the cruise control bar was visible and active, the screen was black.

    I pushed stop and tried to play something else. It played just fine. I then went back to American Inventor and it played fine.

    I'll file this under "all's well that ends well" but still...
  8. Aug 1, 2007 #308 of 351

    yngdiego Mentor

    Jul 27, 2007
    I *just* got my HR20-100 installed today. So far, experience is positive. But I was viewing the News Interactive channel, and pressed the guide button. The graphics went all freaky and the guide data was superimposed over the interactive screen. However the cursor was still active on the interactive page. I had to press Exit several times to restore the screen and graphics.
  9. Aug 2, 2007 #309 of 351
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Watching "Big Love" recorded 8/23 on HBOH, approximately 45 minutes in, there was a visible glitch and audio dropped. What was odd, was, it didn't come back in two or three seconds as I've seen previously. However, when I pushed STOP, audio came back on live TV and when I went back to the recording and backed up to about 5 seconds after the glitch, all the audio was there.
  10. Aug 2, 2007 #310 of 351

    pbielski Legend

    Feb 21, 2007
    Continuing to have audio drops outs, pixilation, and an occasional lock up. I have to RBR on the average of every day or two.

    For me, 0x17E has been a clear step backward from 0x17D. For my configuration, 0x17D was stable and relatively problem free.
  11. Aug 2, 2007 #311 of 351

    tiger2005 Godfather

    Sep 22, 2006
    I'm experiencing a lot of problems with my PS3 and 360 network connections when the HR20 is hooked up to the network. I'm not sure why, but the HR20 seems to really affect their performance.
  12. Aug 3, 2007 #312 of 351

    oenophile Godfather

    Dec 1, 2006
    Having virtually identical problems, using Windows XP, Negear WIRED adapter.
  13. Aug 3, 2007 #313 of 351

    MizzouTiger Icon

    Jan 9, 2007
    Last night was watching and recording "Burn Notice" on USA at 9 p.m. Had to pause the program for about 20 minutes, then came back to watch buffered. Noticed that during slipping forward and jumping back, the status bar at the bottom of the screen showed one of the Bourne movies from 6 pm to 9 pm. There was no orange (recorded) or green (live) buffer status in the bar - it was just clear. After the program was over, I went back into my Playlist and selected it to play again and the status bar was showing correctly then.
  14. Aug 3, 2007 #314 of 351
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Props to the HR20 - after an unexpected power failure, it rebooted happily and passed all tests. Luckily the router booted first so it even acquired an IP address.

    I know, I know, this is what you should expect. I just wanted to post some happy news, please don't flame me.
  15. Aug 3, 2007 #315 of 351

    oenophile Godfather

    Dec 1, 2006
    Truly save yourself some agony in the future--buy a good home theater UPS. (I know, for another thread, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity....it really does make a world of difference over even a short period if you have blackouts.)
  16. Aug 4, 2007 #316 of 351

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    Had my first RBR in months yesterday after a heavy rain caused LOS.

    My H20 came back, but the HR20 was unresponsive.

    HDMI straight to TV, no network, current NR.
  17. Aug 4, 2007 #317 of 351
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I have recently had 3 missed recordings.

    July 10th (Software Version 0x179) - On the Lot
    July 31st -0x17E - On the Lot
    Aug 2nd - 0x17E - So you think you can Dance

    I've not been able to find a conflict that would cause these to not record. In fact, I'm not sure anything was scheduled other that these shows at the time.
  18. Aug 4, 2007 #318 of 351

    Ruffread Godfather

    Nov 4, 2004
    Vista, CA
    My audio dropouts and some macroblocking are fixed. ESPN HD was especially bad. I called Directv and they reset my subscriptions. Now no dropouts.
  19. Aug 4, 2007 #319 of 351

    oenophile Godfather

    Dec 1, 2006
    ? I've never heard of that...why the heck would that help? What does that do?
  20. Aug 4, 2007 #320 of 351

    dsm Godfather

    Jul 11, 2004
    A couple nights ago I sat down to watch some recordings and found that when I played any recording after about 2 seconds of black it would ask me if I wanted to delete. Also, I then noticed I couldn't tune any HD channel (both MPEG2 and MPEG4). It would just show a black screen and stay there (not even 771 message). I knew some of my recordings were good so I soft rebooted. They all came back thankfully and it's worked fine since. First time I've ever seen this issue.

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