HR2x and H2x: MRV Opt-In Beta Issues/Discussion

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  1. Feb 9, 2010 #321 of 422
    drdively

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    I'm not sure what the best term is to use to describe my problem, but when watching programming recorded in other rooms the audio "stutters" like the old problem of audio and video syncing when HD came out.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 #322 of 422
    opfreak

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    So is fast foward lag normal?

    i have 2 hr22-100. wired cat5e to a dlink dir-655. browsing and playing is fine on both boxes. However fast forwarding has some lag.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2010 #323 of 422
    Raider25

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    I have 2 DVR's, 1 is HR22 and 1 is HR23. I have them both connected to cat5 going to a 16 port switch and then to a linksys wireless router and then through a cable modem. Last night I couldn't detect any networked DVR's after having it working fine for a week. Then someone told me to opt out and then opt back in and it worked. My biggest problem and almost not worth having the MRV is the lag in fast forwarding and changing channels. It seems worse when I view a show recorded from a different DVR. There has to be a way to fix the remote from lagging so much. It also is a little choppy sometimes but that I can handle
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 #324 of 422
    opelap

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    It is getting real frustrating having to reboot these machines to make them see each other again.

    Had to reset my router, and both DVRs lost each other. Reading on the Directv forums, the only way to get MRV back is to reset both receivers. What a poor bit of coding if any hiccup in the network shuts the whole thing down. Why would they not poll again at some point to reconnect?
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 #325 of 422
    hasan

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    Give them time. Lots of progress has been made to this point and we have every reason to expect it will continue. It will get to the point where you won't have to reboot, assuming your network hangs together, and they get the polling right. Believe it or not, they know what they are doing, just try to be a bit patient with this new aspect (MRV). It will only get better, as they are hanging a lot of money on it.
     
  6. mopzo

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    As an experiment, Tonight I'll attempt to bypass one Powerline adaptor and run a long Cat5 cable from one DVR to the router.

    Why can both DVR's communicate with everything in the house except each other?
     
  7. Richierich

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    I had to add my DVRs MAC Address to my Mac Filter to Allow them to Access my Wireless Network. I don't know if this applies to your situation but it worked for me.
     
  8. mopzo

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    No this doesn't apply. Both units are wired via PowerLine AV adaptors. All my "wireless" equipment is entered in my MAC Filter. Thanks anyway.
     
  9. opfreak

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    as an aside. There is no reason to mac filter. Its useless.
     
  10. mjwagner

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    I respectfully disagree. While it should certainly not be your only security measure it does play a role in what should be a multifaceted defense strategy. While MAC filtering is fairly easily circumvented by a semi-sophisticated user via MAC spoofing, it certainly will stop the "average" wifi "squatter".
     
  11. Richierich

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    I am trying to stop the average wifi squatter or sniffer because I know the more sophistocated ones can use it anyway but it pays to be as safe as possible.
     
  12. topher2041

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    Just want to add my experience to the MRV beta. I have 5 DVR all connected by either Cat5e or Cat6 and have had a few issues so far. Like everyone else the fast forward, 30 second skip from a different room is slower than directly from the DVR where it is recorded. Much harder to time fast forwarding. It seems to be a second or two delayed. I have had the studdering and pixelation problems. I am watching almost all HD, rarely SD. I have had a few issues where the audio has stop but the video keeps going. I can usually pause are rewind and it fixes itself.

    Let me say this thought the ability to do MRV is so awesome compared to before that these issues are very minor and once it is out of beta I am sure most of them will be fixed. The best thing is that I had always wanted to add an bigger hard drive to one the main room DVR but never cleared everything off the DVR to do it or wanted to lose want was on it. With this I was able to take a DVR in a room that we do not watch TV in much and add a bigger HD (1.5tb) it to that one and then record things to that one and watch them in any room. I also was able to divide up the types of shows and separate them record them on each DVR. Kids shows one one, sports on a different one, crap on another, etc. and watch in every room.

    My biggest complaint now is that the record list is to long.
     
  13. pappy97

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    HT DVR (HR22) -> 10/100 switch -> Cisco Wireless N bridge (5 GHz)


    Living Rm DVR (HR22) -> 10/100 switch -> Linksys wireless n bridge (5ghz)

    Both connect wirelessly to D-LINK DGL-4500 Wireless N Router (Dual band, but I go 5 Ghz only).

    Both have MRV enabled and see each other.

    Makes no sense to me why it would play perfectly one way, and totally screw up the other way when you press Fast Forward. One would think that if it plays fine one way, it should play fine the other way. Just looking for some thoughts here on what the deal could be.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    [grasping at straws]
    What happens if you swap the Cisco & Linksys bridges?
    Would it change which plays & doesn't? :shrug:
     
  15. shollowa74

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    My experience so far has been good but thought I would register my issues in the event that it helps. I am hardwired with Cat5e and Cat 6 among three units.

    1)Fast Forward Auto Correct does not work on shows recorded on networked units. It still works great on the client. This is a valued feature in our house.

    2)Audio dropouts that can be corrected by hitting pause and play.

    Overall, the feature is great and I really enjoy it.
     
  16. pappy97

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    I guess I have to try that. Thanks for the suggestion. I suppose if that changes things, I'll have a culprit on my hands.
     
  17. mikeluce

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    Well, two weeks in I'm starting to get some randomness. Last night we went to the Master and tried to watch something off the Reality DVR. Hmm, what's this, it isn't in the list? Check the status, and we are only seeing the DVR in the Gym. Strange. Check the Primary DVR in the other room, and it can see the Master (that isn't seeing it). The wife shouts that the Primary is now visible from the Master, but by the time I get back there is an alert that it has left the network.

    This morning I can see the Gym, Suite, and Primary from the Master, but when I tried to play something from the Primary, it dropped.

    I haven't changed anything in my network config (Cat5 & Linksys switches) nor with the coax config.

    I'm really confused as to the seeming randomness of the up and down, and why it was rock solid for 2 weeks and now flaky.

    Any insights would be appreciated...
     
  18. opfreak

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    A simple password will lock out an 'average' squater.

    a mac filter wont even stop a noob hacker. Its a worthless form of filtering that can cause more issues then it solves.
     
  19. Richierich

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    I have WPA2 with a Password but I think MAC Filtering does help but I would like to be Enlightened as to how you think it doesn't and also can cause more issues than it resolves as I have ZERO PROBLEMS and my MRV is FLAWLESS!!!!
     
  20. mopzo

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    Agreed. I'm not Bank of America protecting data. I just want to keep
    my neighbors' teenager from surfing porn with my connection. I want to keep the pipe open for when I surf porn :D
     

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