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HR20-700 0x1B4 Issues / Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    It may be a coincidence, but since using 0x1b4, I have been getting frequent "Laptop Has Logged Off" ....several times per day. In prior releases, I almost never saw this message (and it is an error as far as I can tell, because the network is still showing and working from the Laptop (which is acting as the server), when I get this message.

    Anyone else having a similar problem?
  2. DrA

    DrA AllStar

    Oct 25, 2006
    HR-20 receiver unresponsive. after rbr ok. VOD is fine. Did not have freeze problems for many months until new update last night. I guess D* wanted to show off the new VOD (which is very nice) before all the bugs are fixed.
  3. chrisfowler99

    chrisfowler99 Legend

    Aug 23, 2006
    Does it get the list of shows for DoD over the internet or satellite?

    I've got one box that has everything working.

    My second box allows me to view the DoD stuff and add things to my queue, but gets a network error when it tries to download.

    When I go to the network setup, Advanced Setup shows the proper DHCP address ( and it shows up on the router. When I select "Connect Now" it shows the default address, says connected to the Network but cannot connect to the Internet.

    Yesterday, on 0x18a it was able to connect to the network and internet without issue...

    Also, if I do a "Connect Now" and hit cancel before it gets an error I have to RBR...
  4. jtn

    jtn Banned User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The VOD/DOD comes via Internet download to the HR20/21. In the future it may be possible to get some programming OnDemand via satellite by ordering from the Internet via your DirecTV login, but that is down the road.
  5. oldcrooner

    oldcrooner Godfather

    Feb 23, 2004
    Yes, thanks Mike! ...and speaking of what may be obvious to some and not to others...I am someone who is totally ignorant/unexperienced when it comes to wireless networking. I would like to take advantage of the new DoD service but don't know where/how to start the process. I have a broadband internet connection on my computer upstairs and would like to make a wireless connection with my HR20-700 downstairs. Can someone tell me exactly what I need in very basic terms? Please don't refer me to the rather technical things others have written as the jargon only confuses my old head. :confused: I don't want anything fancy...just a setup that would get me the DoD offerings for the least cost. I would appreciate anyone's help either here on this forum or you can PM me if you want. Many thanks!
  6. mikepatt

    mikepatt Mentor

    Oct 9, 2006
    A few days or weeks??? :mad: Come on, really? What is up with that? Would a call to DTV speed things up? :confused:

  7. chrisfowler99

    chrisfowler99 Legend

    Aug 23, 2006
    So I've got a connection that can download the program listing, but I cannot download programs...

    That's just weird.
  8. remlle

    remlle DBSTalk Club Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    the program listing is over the sat signal.
    the programs come from the internet. the reason you can not connect to the internet is your box has been assigned an address that is part of microsofts private ip set. you will need to either enter a manual IP or find a DHCP server that will dish out a valid DHCP IP address.
  9. jtn

    jtn Banned User

    Oct 18, 2007
    Many are reporting failures despite being properly connected to the Internet.
  10. Big_Al

    Big_Al Cool Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    VOD is nice but nobody told me it would slow my network for hours while it downloaded. IE was slowed to a crawl.
  11. Bears2007

    Bears2007 New Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Ok: HR20 in an MDU. We only have a 3lnb dish since MDU's can't do the 5lnb system yet for some reason. A little annoyed by that, but beside the point. So I get HD locals OTA.

    Anyways, I woke up this morning to the blue screen updating message, however it was stuck at 1% and not moving. I figured it just started and went to work. Came home 11 hours later, still 1%. RBR'd. No change. Now I get the message pop up about the imminent download. If I let it go, it starts and freezes at 1%.

    Any ideas?
  12. da_nc

    da_nc Cool Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Problem with 0x1b4

    Had 2 shows auto-deleted.
    Had recorded Weeds on ShoHD MPEG4 feed last night and also recorded Rules of Engagement from my local ABC channel, delivered via Sat in MPEG4 HD.

    Also, quick question about DoD... Is there a fee for the service? I've broused the movie and show lists, looked at info on the shows and see nothing about it costing anything. Is this a free service, at least while it's in ├četa?

    Never mind, answered the question about cost, it's free as long as the service is free. Still have to pay if it's PPV though.
    Found the info on the Directv website.

  13. FlyBono24

    FlyBono24 Godfather

    Jan 2, 2007
    Mine downloaded today and I've had to reset my box 2 ****ing times in the past 4 hours from it freezing up. :rolleyes:
  14. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Godfather

    Oct 1, 2006
    Got mine last night... SF Bay Area...

    Now I gotta get that extra switch out of my attic and add the network connection! :D
  15. briansin

    briansin New Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Hi all,
    Ever since the upgrade, I keep seeing these "acquiring guide info" messages. these are really annoying. How can I get rid of them?
  16. nth78

    nth78 Legend

    Jan 15, 2007
    Isn't there supposed to be an option to hide an SD channel if there is an HD counterpart?

    If so, where is it at?
  17. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Yes, Press menu-->Help & Settings-->Setup-->I believe it is under display (you may have to scroll down. I don't remember).
  18. nth78

    nth78 Legend

    Jan 15, 2007
    Thanks, I found it
  19. breevesdc

    breevesdc Legend

    Aug 13, 2007
    I got the latest software update (0x1B4) around 3am on Tuesday morning. Last night while watching a recorded show I got a phone call so I paused the show. The DVR went into screen saver mode after a few minutes. I noticed that the screen saver occasionally would flicker between the roving D* icon and the paused screen (i.e.- the paused frame of the show I was watching). I've never seen this before. It started with 0x1B4. Anyone else see this? I'm not even sure that it's really a problem. Just curious.

    On a side note, I'm disappointed that this software update did not include the following two features which I consider significant flaws in the HR20 (which I'm otherwise happy with... previous HR10-250 user).

    1) Option to filter out all channels I do not get in program searches (should be user-configurable so that you can also eliminate channels that you get but don't want to be included in your guide or in your searches).

    2) Option to keep x number of shows for recurring manual recordings (currently you cannot set a limit like you can with series links).

  20. jtn

    jtn Banned User

    Oct 18, 2007
    Brian what version do you have now? What auto downloaded? A newer edition than 0x1B4?
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