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HR2x and R22 0x034C - Issues Only

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 #41 of 265

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    Yesterday, on the HR20, my Wife was watching Live Desk on Fox News. about 25 minutes in, they aired a story she wanted me and our sons to see, so she hit record (29 minutes into the buffer). When we got home, the recording appeared to be the full 2 hours, but it would not rewind past the part where she hit record (29 minutes). If I selected play from beginning, it still only played from the 29 minute mark.

    She wasn't using double play at the time, but this has literally never happened before. Believe me, I've been with the HR20 since the beginning (well, a month after the beginning, but who's counting) and I've had EVERY problem, but never this one.

    To clarify, I have had partially unplayable recordings, but in this case, it won't play what was in the buffer before the record button was hit, even though the progress bar indicates that the recording is there. This is what leads me to believe that it is a DLB related issue, but I don't know if it is a DLB issue or not.

    The live showing was fine, only the playback is affected. Well, only the playback before the record button was pressed was affected.

    I have not yet tried to re-create the bug.
  2. Sep 11, 2009 #42 of 265

    PRMan Cool Member

    Sep 16, 2005
    This happens to me as well, both on RF and IR. And it happens with absolutely zero holding down of the button.

    How about an easy fix? Add an option the same as the hidden 30SKIP and 30SLIP options called NEVERJUMPTOEND.

    I don't need that stupid function for anything at all. I never use it and it plagues me incessantly. Just let me TURN IT OFF!

    (And I can always jump to the end if I ever want to by FF and -> 2 to 3 times.)
  3. Sep 12, 2009 #43 of 265

    Nicholsen Godfather

    Aug 18, 2007
    Jump to end does not work reliably, and needs to be deleted or become an function that can be disabled buy the user. This is a very good suggestion.
  4. Sep 12, 2009 #44 of 265

    FredSam New Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    For quite a while now I've been simulating Tivo's search for season premiere by using a keyword search for a single space with a narrowing to Show Type of Season Premiere: this worked fine until I got release 0x34C, now I only get two answers and they are for today. Did they narrow the search range down on purpose?

    I tried just keyword searching for "Series Premiere" but this gets all sorts of redundant things (mostly season premieres) and it only shows the first weeks worth of results. Similarly using the Yellow button to narrow down the guide to view just Show Types of Series Premiere gives repeated answers and only for the first week...
  5. Sep 12, 2009 #45 of 265

    buffdriver New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Getting the same problem with search for premiers. Ours is a HR-22 and it only recently got the upgrade.
  6. Sep 12, 2009 #46 of 265

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Same here -- HR20-700 with 34C won't show any series premiere or season premiere past 9/12 when there is at least one on 9/21 in the guide (House MD).
  7. Sep 12, 2009 #47 of 265
    I. Liveclean

    I. Liveclean New Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    I've confirmed that the new update does affect my external raid setup. I have a Sans Digital ESATA RAID setup that I have been using for some time without any problems. After the 0x034C, I noticed that the unit experienced stuttering when playing back any recorded content. The symptoms included previously recorded shows, under the old firmware and newly recorded shows. I went through a variety of trouble shooting techniques, including reboots and finally decided to do a comparison between the internal and external drives. The outcome of those tests resulted in the internal drive working flawlessly under the new update.

    In order to rule out the possibility of a coincidental hard drive problem on the external unit; I did a scan of the drives with Spinright 6.0. The result was no errors to the drives. I then did a final test to make sure that the unit still did not work. The results were the same.

    Finally I decided to do a software roll back by forcing a download of the old software to the old version (0312). After doing this the external unit worked without any problems. This included shows recorded previously and under the new firmware.

    It appears to me that the ESATA throughput has been reduced under the new update. I'm only guessing here, but the symptoms are similar to what I've seen when I set up other external units and the harddrive throughput was not set up appropriately.

    Just thought I would share my observations and test results for others who might be experiencing external drive problems.
  8. Sep 12, 2009 #48 of 265

    shandrew Cool Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    I encountered a couple problems after receiving 34c on my HR20:

    1. Close captioning settings problem- I was playing around with display->settings->closed captioning, changed the background to "flash" to see what it was. Wow, how horrible. Then i tried to change it back...no luck. NO matter what i set it to, the background of captions stayed flashing. I could still change color.

    2. Unusual slowness- skipping backwards or forwards, bringing up the guide, typing in channel numbers took much longer than usual.

    Both of these were solved by a regular restart.
  9. Sep 12, 2009 #49 of 265

    g4jedi Godfather

    Aug 21, 2006
    Our hard drive constantly grinds after this update. Even when the machine is in Standby. Anyone else notice this?
  10. Sep 12, 2009 #50 of 265

    grate88 DBSTalk Club Member

    Sep 14, 2006

    two hd dvr's one hr20-700 - one hr20-100

    Both have the same issue since the update - It is not constant and only last a few minutes at a time, but the bedroom one keeps waking me up.

    Hopefully they can correct this - it is very loud.
  11. Sep 13, 2009 #51 of 265
    Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    Already done the menu restart - and may do it, again.

    ToDo list pretty buggy, though including ESPN events when they switch channels on us every 45 minutes may have something to do with that.

    Disconcerting at first - and why I rebooted - was using DP to switch between an SD channel and an HD channel, especially when the latter was offering a SD program. Like CNNHD does most of the day.

    Hit the down arrow into CNNHD and I'd get a picture ~2.5 x 3 > and it would then shift into 4x3. For a while I thought it only was happening on CNN; but, I've had it happen with other channels as well as HD channels actually telecasting HD.

    Watching with Native off btw.
  12. Sep 14, 2009 #52 of 265

    road3682 New Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    14 Sept now. I still have the 0x312 software on my HR22/100. How can I get DTV update sooner?

  13. Sep 14, 2009 #53 of 265

    g4jedi Godfather

    Aug 21, 2006
    Anyone else having particularly noisy hard drives after this update? Ours is ridiculous. It's like the drive is being accessed all the time, even when in Standby. Prior to this update, the HR20 was SILENT in standby mode. Now it churns away like mad. :confused:
  14. Sep 14, 2009 #54 of 265

    zudy Legend

    Jul 22, 2009
    You can't it is all up to them.
  15. Sep 14, 2009 #55 of 265

    grate88 DBSTalk Club Member

    Sep 14, 2006

    Look back 3 and 4 posts from yours.
  16. Sep 14, 2009 #56 of 265

    aa9vi Godfather

    Sep 3, 2007
    My H20-100 reboots spontaneously. I have to go back in and add nearly all HD channel and some locals from OTA. This can happen once every few days.
  17. Sep 14, 2009 #57 of 265

    g4jedi Godfather

    Aug 21, 2006
    Sorry... I meant anyone else beside just the two of us. I'm worried about the hard drive wearing out due to over use.
  18. Sep 14, 2009 #58 of 265
    David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I would not worry about it. I hear it but its not worrisome.
  19. Sep 14, 2009 #59 of 265

    Montel Mentor

    Jul 20, 2007
    We are seeing a few problems now with 0x034C: HR20-700

    1. SKIP doesn't work you have to use only FF or REW in either buffer
    2. The second Double Play Buffer shows that we are further along in the show than is even in the actual buffer - it shows the progress mark as beyond the recorded or buffer amount - and it won't rew/skip/ff or anything.

    If I try to record when the buffer is doing this it will play from the beginning but won't do anything else. Power off no go - still won't rewind any shows and starts it over at the spot you powered on again and again. Even if you haven't changed channels and the buffer shows 1+ hr of time...

    This is hard to explain but it seems to be confused on where I am in the show/buffer and where it claims I am. And it won't move - If I change channels to another show it won't allow rewind or pause it will show the beginning of the show and then sometimes skip to live...or it will stay put and my only choice is to re-watch the show or power off to get back to live...

    ADDED: We are also getting a lot more noise from the Hard Drive
  20. Sep 14, 2009 #60 of 265

    zudy Legend

    Jul 22, 2009
    Well I got the update today, the OD Guide has populated but now I try to add to the Quee it adds to the Quee and then kicks it out. I tested the connection and it says ok. Anything I am missing.

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