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HR34 0x04C9 - Initial Release ISSUES ONLY

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. ghostdog

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    Internet services, (music etc) comes and goes on the menu list on my recently installed HR-34.
    Also installed MRV on the same day. (2/18/2012)
    Ran thru the setup and it indicates I am successfully connected.(wireless)
    When I attempt to establish 'network services' using 'automatic' I receive a failure notice.
    Has anyone else experienced this or know what's going on?
     
  2. ghostdog

    ghostdog AllStar

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    Anyone?
     
  3. arvidj

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    Got the machine around Christmas.

    Software is 0x4c9.

    Over the last few weeks it has either rebooted itself or locked up requiring a RBR several times a week and at least two instances of multiple times per day.

    Plain vanilla installation, the only machine in the house.
     
  4. arvidj

    arvidj Cool Member

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    As I noted earlier, I have both.
     
  5. texasmoose

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    Most recordings when we play them for the first time start a few minutes into the program, we have to rewind to get to the actual start.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    They start playback at the time when they are supposed to start, programs start things early all the time now. DirecTV auto pads an additional 30 seconds before the unit is supposed to start recording so that you can go back in time and catch the start of the program when it can.
     
  7. texasmoose

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    Thanks, i'll pass it on to the ol' lady.............
     
  8. HDJulie

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    Ok, had the HR34 for 5 days. These are the issues:

    1. When playing a recording from another DVR, pressing Select on the Play option causes the screen to change for a split second like the show is about to start playing, then it jumps back to the screen where you can choose to Play, Delete, etc like it isn't going to start but then waiting 5 seconds the show will finally begin playing. This is not an issue with shows recorded on the HR34.

    2. I finally realized that I am using fast-forward & not the slip or skip methods. When fast forwarding on any other DVR, hitting play causes the playback to start 15 or 20 seconds back from where I hit play. On the HR34, hitting play after fast forward causes the playback to start 15 or 20 seconds AFTER I hit play.

    3. HR34 lost the MRV connection to one of the HR24's. Did a menu reset to reboot the HR34. When it got to checking the receiver (almost done!) it hung & had to do an RBR to get it going again. It was able to see the HR24 again after that.

    4. Playback on a show recorded on the HR24 had audio issues a couple of times. Had to rewind & then start again to fix it.

    5. Had to disconnect the phone line from the HR34 as every 30 minutes it reported an incoming call from Unavailable

    I'm happy overall with the HR34 but am probably going to connect one of the HR24's back to the main TV as a second connection so we can use it if we get too frustrated with the HR34. I'm confident these issues will be resolved eventually.
     
  9. Patrick G.

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    What's the latest on when the HR34 will be getting the HD UI?
     
  10. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Check with DirecTV Marketing
     
  11. inkahauts

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    This is not at all helpful and is a silly statement. It will hit when it's ready, which will hopefully be sometime next month. We don't even know yet if they are going to roll this out slowly like they did the he GUI to all the other units. And if you recall with the other units, marketing said one thing, and something else happened, so even if they gave him an answer, it'd likely be short sighted to guess.
     
  12. ovityons

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    I have had the HR34 for almost a week, Pause has been very unreliable, Sometimes after I press pause the show starts playing again within a few minutes without any input from the remote. Sometimes it stays paused. I have even had it start playing from a paused state while I was viewing a menu on the HR34 where trick play features are disabled. I tried a restart but that did not help.
     
  13. jappleboy

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    I think the new GUI looks OK:grin:but i think it we would be better off fixing all the problem that we are having with the HR34:nono:
     
  14. jappleboy

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    I think the new GUI looks OK:grin:but i think we would be better off fixing all the problem that we are having with the HR34:nono:
     
  15. Patrick G.

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    I agree. This is an extremely buggy product. Makes me want my HR24 back.
     
  16. LoopinFool

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    All VOD recordings show in the banner as (Partial) and their lengths appear to be about a minute or two too short (49min, 28min, etc). There are glitches in the playback as if parts of the show got skipped when recording. It will jump from one scene to another, perhaps 30sec later in the show.

    I've deleted recordings and re-downloaded them and those same skipped areas now play through. However, they still show as (Partial) and there are now different skipped spots.

    - LoopinFool
     
  17. JerseyBoy

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    This morning I tried to play a recording on the HR34 that was recorded on a HR21. The HR34 hung with the please wait and the scrolling bar at the bottom of the screen. Could not exit, get back to the recorded list or get to the menu screen. Did a RBR. After it came back up the HR34 could see the 2 other HRs in the house but not the HR21. Did a RBR on the HR21 and after that came back up the HR34 could see it and I was able to play the recording.
     
  18. Losi b

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    I've had this problem since the first week. Of all the glitches I've had with my 34, this has been one of the more annoying ones.
     
  19. hammer32

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    Got the unit installed in Dec. Several times now when I turn on the TV or flip over to the HR34 the screen will be black (no video signal on HDMI) but sound will be working fine. The power button seems non-functional. Doing a red button reset brings the picture back. All scheduled recordings for the previous several hours will not have taken place. The spouse approval factor for my switch from TimeWarner and TiVo is pretty low. I'm hoping that whatever update brings us the HD guide will fix this!
     
  20. Jerry_K

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    I just say,

    I hate the way these boxes work, but there is nothing I can do. So far that has kept me alive.
     

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