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HR20 Black recording

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Discotech, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. Discotech

    Discotech New Member

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    Well, i guess it had to happen sooner or later. I am running the most current global release software (0x12a) on my machine with native ON. My setup has not been changed since I got my HR20 (which was in December), and I finally got my first insta-delete black recording. It was supposed to record Jay Leno in HD like it has done every weekday in the past. I never shut down my HR20, I let it run all day. Is this a sign of things to come? Would a RBR prevent this from happening again soon, or does it not matter?
     
  2. 67C10

    67C10 Cool Member

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    I'm on my 4th HR20 and mine does this about once a week. RBR will just delet it, atleast on mine it does. Some poeple say thier's work great, but this is my 4th, my father is on his 2nd and my father in-law is on his 2nd and we all have the same reoccurring problems. :nono2:
     
  3. dot

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    I just posted an exhaustive description of my problem today, but my HR20 is nothing more than a D* receiver. I can neither watch recorded programs nor pause live TV.

    I have many of the black screen insta-delete recordings. The others just sit forever on a black screen with the non-moving timeline and the banner.

    dot
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Leno has been the problem show for me since I got the HR-20. When ever the HR feels like it would record an "unwatchable" recording. The time-line would be there but there was no video. None of the play buttons would do anything. The box wouldn't lockup, it just had no program on the disk to play. If you RBR it will be removed from the play list since there is no actual recording there. Here are two threads I've been working on:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=78655
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=79290

    It seems to be software, as I've changed units and it keeps happening at random.
    Right now I have two HR-20s setup as "twins". When one misses, the other doesn't. Not the best way, but it does work for me to watch Leno.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Most of this should "clear" with a red button reset [from under the card access door].
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    See the links in post #4.
    I know just what you mean.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This is nice to know, but this is helpful... how?
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You make a good point.
    I'm [just] getting tired of when someone posts about their problems, the enviable "mine isn't" posting. Yes, it is good to know that not everyone is having a problem, but when it does seem to be a software issue [causing it], it doesn't always seem helpful [at the time].
    Feel free to post...:D
     
  9. Marcia_Brady

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    IMO it's anything but helpful.
     
  10. glennb

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    You're right Marcia.

    I'll try to be more helpful.

    I'll post what people seem to want to see -

    My gosh darn HR20 does that all the time !! I really hate this thing !!
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    see other thread...................................................................................................:)
     
  12. Marcia_Brady

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    Not a problem glennb, thanks for being upfront and honest.
     
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