HR2x and R22: 0x0395 Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. dreadlk

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    Got it on both 20-100 and 23-700

    Doug was right :)
    So far the guide and Menus on the 23-700 feels about 30% faster.
    The souped up guide is nice, Only possible downside I see so far is that it might have messed with my signal levels a bit, but I am not sure, the weather was overcast so I will have to investigate when the weather clears.

    BTW like the feature that tells you the "Recording might be incomplete due to signal loss". Had some heavy rain at one point and when I played back a recording made during that period the message flashed up, sure enough a few seconds here and there where gone.
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    Not here. Bringing up guide, list or exiting from either one takes about 6 seconds. Very slow.
     
  3. AntonyB

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    Similar experience here. About 4 to 5 seconds to display the guide when watching a TV picture (i.e. not in the GUI). Much less time to re-display the guide if already in the guide (pressing guide again). But exiting is almost instant.

    Not sure if this delay to display the guide is a constant - it may have to do with the amount of hard drive activity at the time. I have noticed that response to the remote sometimes is slower when the drive is busy thrashing away.
     
  4. rahchgo

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    This is unusual. You should mention this in the issues thread as well. I've seen posts like this before, but not very often.
     
  5. FlugPoP

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    Everything seems to be working ok for both my hr21 and hr20. The multi room seems to break up a tad but it's not to bad.
     
  6. alant40

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    Interesting. I did a force download on 2 HR21-100's and the update says
    0x3a1. MRV working fine as is the receiver itself. Weird!:confused:
     
  7. hitokage

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    Friday and Saturday nights they only do CE releases - which is what you got. To get 0x0395 now you'll either have to stay up late one night, or wait until they make it available during the day.
     
  8. ATARI

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    Been using the new software on my HR20-100 for two days now. No noticeable increase or decrease in speed. The show graphics and extra cast and crew info are welcome additions. If the next release had HD GUI I would be a totally happy camper.
     
  9. alant40

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    Thanks..Realized that after going through the threads. ;)
     
  10. thelucky1

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    What are CE releases?
     
  11. dvdmth

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    Cutting Edge. There is a separate forum here at DBSTalk for the Cutting Edge program.
     
  12. soloredd

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    Received the update 2 days ago. Like a few others, I've noticed the Guide being a bit slower than previously. Everything else appears well.

    As for the new features, not sure I'm liking the star ratings. I didn't like them when I had Comcast several years ago because I don't really know what the purpose is behind them.
     
  13. jsmuga

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    I have noticed the guide is slower starting. Once it starts the speed seems to be as fast as the last NR.
     
  14. jaybertx

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    Is there a download window to force 0x0395? I searched all over but couldn't find that mentioned but your comment on "staying up late one night" seems to indicate there might be.

    Thank!
     
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  16. Marlin Guy

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    I tried out Smart Search shortly after the new software installed.
    I actually like the old search function much better, and I think smart search is destined to end up like Google Ads.

    After trying Smart Search, the box became annoyingly SLOW when bringing up Guide, List, etc.
    So I did a soft reset.
    After the reset, the box was responsive again and has been working very well.... until today.
    Today, I searched for some programs again, and the box immediately became unbearably slow again.
    As others have reported, five or six seconds to change channels, view the guide, list, etc. seems to be the new standard.

    I just reset the box again and the it is once again responsive, at least as much as it ever was.

    It looks to me like Smart Search is causing memory deficit from which the box never recovers. Possibly a memory leak?

    How about putting it back like it was and working out these kinks in the proper forums until it's ready for a national release?

    It truly sucks that I have to do a reset after searching for programming. :mad:
     
  17. joed32

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    None of mine are like that but I didn't use it for the first couple of days after it downloaded. Others have complained and then came back later and said it is OK now.
     
  18. Nicholsen

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    Still (Please wait...) way (Please wait...) too (Please wait...) slow.

    Some guide operations seem slightly faster, others slightly slower. Overall, still much, much too slow.

    Smart Search is nice, but I would give it up in a second for some speed improvement.

    It seems the user requests for correction of long-standing flaws (E.G., Channels I Get issue) and significant speed improvement are never a priority.

    I have an HR21-100.
     
  19. Rich

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    I've watched a bunch of shows that were recorded after the latest NR and I gotta say, I'm amazed. I haven't seen one audio or video dropout that I could attribute to D*. The only ones I've seen were by the broadcasters and, yes, I can tell the difference. My Sony A/V sets and my Yamaha register an audio dropout by the HRs but not by the broadcasters. Don't know why, but they do. Still too early to say I'm satisfied, but as I said, so far I'm amazed. And absolutely no pixellations.

    I like the Smart Search too and it doesn't slow my 20-700s down after using it. I especially like the ability to search for premiers for the month.

    I got the NR on all my HRs on the same day at the same time and had no problems with any of my twelve HRs. So far, so good. But I'm still gonna wait for a couple weeks before I flat out say it works as it should.

    Rich
     
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    Marlin Guy

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    It's fine until I search. Then it's crap.
     

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