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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Apr 8, 2009.
I'm getting a lot of audio stuttering/briiip, and this is on live tv.
I ran a System Test and got a Diagnostic Code: 40-517 saying "Satellite Dish Alignment or Distribution Problem". I think the moral of the story is that one should try rebooting if you get this error. Full details below and some questions below.
First a desription of the relevant parts of my setup. I have 2 HR20-700's connected to the same TV. My Zinwell switch is 6 feet away. Both HR20's are running 0x2f4. One HR20 (I'll call it HDVR2) was getting the 40-517 failure. The other HR20 (I'll call it HDVR3) was not.
I checked the signal meters on both HR20's to see if I could spot a problem. Sure enough, HDVR2 had a problem where several of the 103(C) transponders on tuner 2 would fail and get a signal strength of 0. Sometimes is was just one transponder that got 0. Sometimes it was all of them.
Tuner 1 always worked on 103(C). All of the other satellites always worked. All transponders always worked on the other DVR.
Scratching my head, I realized that the problem had to be between HDVR2 and the Zinwell switch on the line connected to tuner 2. I thought the most likely component to fail might be the BBC. So I swapped the BBCs on HDVR2. I didn't get any more 0 signal strength on either tuner. But system test still failed.
I then swapped out both BBCs replacing them with the BBCs from the other DVR. Again, I didn't get any more 0 signal strength on either tuner. But system test still failed on HDVR2.
I rebooted both DVRs and the failure went away altogether.
So, here's my question. Did I catch some intermittent problem? Should I really replace those BBCs? Any other advice on how to proceed from here?
Is it just me or is the slip when you FF at speed 1 now longer than before? I used to FF x1 between pitches in a baseball game, and had finessed exactly when to stop, but now stopping right when the pitcher releases the ball slips much farther back.
I only watched one game since this upgrade, but its annoying me a lot.
Wow, what happened to the remote command speed? This is by far the worst I have ever seen it. Some commands consistently take a full 4 seconds in response time both IR and RF. RBR did not help anything.
This release gets a big thumbs down from me. Due to a plasma vs. marble incident everything had to be relocated. No network jacks available forced the purchase of wga600n wireless adapters and a new N-router.
I had everthing set-up and working perfectly. Now nothing but 503 service unavailable errors for all of the OTA recorded content ( 720p and 1080i). Sat HD content starts to play and hangs.
Not really feeling upgraded on this one.
Seems a STB reboot fixed the haning issue with material recorded from SAT. No joy for all of the OTA content.
Has this been pushed nationwide yet? Can I force an update and roll back to the previous national release? Did I miss in my searching (of this site) a fix for the 503 errors?
Is there any way to dodge a national roll-out? I was able to force a download of 02CB which restored all of my Directv2PC functionality. So now I am just waiting for the new update to take out half of my streaming ablity.
I had the same problem, called DTV and they suggested I disconnect both cables. I did, reconnected them and the problem went away.
HR20-100 rebooted it's self last night around 6:00pm for no apparent reason. We were watching a DVR recording at the time.
After my 4th download of 0x2f4 and failure to be able to change channels, lockup of my HR20-100, I gave and requested a new receiver from DTV.
Is this the correct place to report that the new software removed one of my OTA channels?
Des Moines, Iowa KCWI
This station is not on the sat yet, and has not made the digital transition yet. Months ago there was an issue where the software thought there were 2 23-1 channels KCWIDT1 and KDMIDT2. KDMIDT2 would actually tune in correctly to the 23-1 OTA signal. The problem with that was that every time my receiver rebooted i had to go through the OTA setup again to get it working.
A few weeks ago i got an update that removed KDMIDT2 and caused KCWIDT1 to function correctly. After that update I no longer had to go through the OTA setup if my receiver rebooted.
this morning I got the newest software update. I still only have KCWIDT1 but it no longer tunes anything. I rebooted and went through the setup again and I still don't get it.
Woke up to the Blue Ring. Everthing seems to work fine. Updated at 03:32am. Got the prompt that Quick Tune was available when I turned on the box.. Although. The shows I recorded last night. When I went to play them. It went to the Delete Yes/No prompt. I had to delete the shows. I could'nt get them to work. The only one that worked was House. Hmmmm.....
Not using native mode. Keep everything 720p on HR20-700. Since download this morning changing channels manually or the previous button is much slower. Will try a menu re-boot when I get back home.
Edit: Menu reset did nothing. Changing channels still slow.
I recieved the release early this morn. I noticed that when I press the right arrow key on the remote the screen turns grey for about 10 secs and the pic comes right back. I don't know if that is how the reciever is supposed to behave after this release, but it has never done that before.
One of my HR20-700s is taking the update RIGHT NOW at 8:15pm on a weeknight. Good thing it wasn't set to record anything, I would have been pretty POed .
Something going on they needed to push this out during primetime?
Came home, hr20-700 was not on and should have been on and recording. Turned on, boots up for a while then I get a message: "Tuner, Satellite in 1 & 2, has been removed". don't know what this means, I disconected power and powered back up to same message also tried reset switch. Called dtv, they say they have never heard of this message before and are replacing receiver...???
Disconnect the sat inputs and then reconnect.
Turned on my HR20-700 this morning to find....the screen saver and an empty buffer....again.
When will this "feature" go away?
Got a "random reboot" today at about 3:30pm. HR20-700 came back up properly and no harm done. Remained connected to eSATA.
This HR20-700 received it's NR late last night just before midnight. The other HR20-700 that received it's NR at the same time did NOT reboot.
I was away on vacation last 2 weeks. Came back to this firmware.
I noticed that 3 or 4 recordings so far have this issue where playback will not go all the way through. The recording gets about 8-15 minutes through and then goes back to the beginning. If I go back to the exact same spot, the recording goes back to the beginning. I can't ffwd through the spot either.
I can watch the rest of the recording by skipping ahead past the bad spot and then rewinding to a place right after the bad spot.
Happened on 4 different shows so far.