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HR20-700: 0x18a - Discussion / Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. Aug 22, 2007 #41 of 280
    Earl Bonovich

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    How about the release notes, that are linked in the first post of this thread.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2007 #42 of 280
    Coffey77

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    Something I noticed today while messing around... Not sure if it's been addressed. (or even considered "broken" :))

    HR20, when channel is changed is @ "Live TV". Trickplay back to any point and then attempt to return to "Live TV". It comes up a bit short unless you change the channel and then come back. I know this was something that happened in the past and I guess I don't know if it had been fixed or if it is actually even an Issue. It doesn't interfere with the viewing of a program and most people wouldn't even notice. I just have an HD receiver and an HR20 hooked to the same TV and was switching between audio feeds and video and noticed the HR20 was synced when I first changed channels but then was off when I did some trickplay features and then returned back to what I thought was Live TV.

    My actual steps were about 7 REPLAYS and then 5 30SS. Also done with HOLD FFWD.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2007 #43 of 280
    Stuart Sweet

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    This is something that's been around for a while, Andy, and it seems like it's been tweaked a little here or there. When you first tune to a channel, you're in "Real Time". In fact my HR20 is 1 second ahead of my H21, and 2-3 seconds ahead of my R10 in that mode. It seems to be a direct passthrough between satellite and display. After your first trickplay, you're buffering through the hard drive all the time until you change channels. Since it takes a moment to store the information before it can be accessed, the HR20 is no longer in "real time". In reality, it's still 1 second ahead of my R10.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2007 #44 of 280
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    We keep on both HR20-700s the blue ring turned off and when I notice that the blue ring is on that tells me that we have received an update. I turn it off and wait for the next update indicator.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2007 #45 of 280
    armophob

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    I think there was a calling to be able to adjust the brightness from the remote instead of getting up out of your chair, but not to have it remember the setting after a load.

    Most of us remember when we couldn't even dim it at all. :)

    Here is the only related wishlist item I could find.

    -Menu OPTION to set the front panel blue light brightness levels for all LEDs.

    Earl, now that it is going national, can we all start pulling our plugs?:lol:
     
  6. Aug 22, 2007 #46 of 280
    Reggie3

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    My unit just rebooted on its own - update still shows as the one we got last Friday as CE - 18a
     
  7. Aug 22, 2007 #47 of 280
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    anyone on the EastCoast get a update "?
     
  8. Aug 22, 2007 #48 of 280
    Coffey77

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    Thanks Stuart,
    I had a feeling this was sort of a fix as I do recall there being some trouble with "catching up" which cause some stability issues. I don't mind it not catching up like I said as it makes Trickplay smoother and more reliable.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2007 #49 of 280
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    You would think it was a good feature until it does it in your bedroom at 2:50AM. Then your bedroom looks like Tokyo at night. Stagger to the DVR and turn it off, back to bed.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2007 #50 of 280
    armophob

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    How's your power out there? Are you using a UPS? A slight bump in power will reset the box.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2007 #51 of 280
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    I've got 2 questions as I'm in a bit of a situation here.

    We moved from L.A. to Wisconsin in early August and scheduled a movers connection. The problem is the landlord of the place we are renting insists on being around for the dish install and unfortunately (due to our landlord not being available last minute) we have had to reschedule our install three times now and probably won't get an install until early Sept. Anyhow, we have lots of recordings on our HR-20 and presumably if we can update to 18e we can at least watch those recordings while we wait for the install. OK here are the questions:

    1. I have an old dual LNB round dish in storage. If I hook that up temporarily will that suffice for upgrade purposes?

    2. Anybody in western WI get the update yet?? I'm in Eau Claire.

    Thanks for the input. Pun intended.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2007 #52 of 280
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  13. Aug 22, 2007 #53 of 280
    Reggie3

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    Great power - nothing happened - I was in the PC when it happened

    Never has happened before. I wonder if when they do the update - it forces a reset and looks to see if your s/w is the latest. It did not download any software only the guide data
     
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    armophob

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    armophob

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    Not that I have seen since Nov'06. These boxes cannot take a slight dip in power. Something that most electronics ignore. Unfortunately this may be quite a few of the reasons for the unexpected behavior that gets reported by owners as software troubles. Not facts just theory. I would suggest a UPS for every user out there. Not because the equipment is unreliable, but because power company's cannot guaranty a constant 120v 24/7. Why risk your equipment with nothing but faith?

    Stepping off my milk crate and scraping the gum off my boot.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2007 #56 of 280
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    I've had this version for 5 days now (I participate in the CE testing) and for the first time while watching a recording the screen saver suddenly came up in the middle of viewing the program...all it took was pressing a button to get rid of it but still weird...
     
  17. Aug 22, 2007 #57 of 280
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    Just got the new software, for some reason when doing a search it searches and searches and searches until I cancel it.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2007 #58 of 280
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have not seen this for over a month, and had not seen it with this release while it was in CE, but my old friend, audio drops when returning to live TV after trickplay, is back.

    Watching Access Hollywood on KNBC-MPEG4 catching up to live TV. After catching up experienced 4 audio drops in 1 minute. As always, pressing replay solves the problem. Changing channels does as well.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2007 #59 of 280
    pdawg17

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    Do you have guide data or is it getting downloaded? It might not be able to find anything yet...
     
  20. Aug 22, 2007 #60 of 280
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    I saw it A LOT in the CE...I just never knew how to fix it and didn't see what specifically caused it in the first place...
     
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