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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. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    So even though the oscars and the super bowl and such are some of the most highly rated shows, since you don't care about they should be tossed of the air? All this really means is that the shows that where not on last night for the daytona 500 will be on probably next week instead of repeats, so there is no real difference. In fact it means one night less of reruns...
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Someone can say that about something any of us watch.
     
  3. nsykes

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    Turned on my HR34 this morning and the only lights that lit up on the unit was the Directv cyclone power button. Tried powercycle but didn't work again until I did a reset from the menu. Software version 0x4c9.
     
  4. Jerry_K

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    Hundreds of specialty channels for those silly "events".
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Did everything else work? You can dim and turn off all the lights except the cyclone by pressing the left and right arrows on the front panel at the same time. It cycles through from bright to dim to off and back again.
     
  6. swspjcd

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    UPDATE 3: I almost have to RBR my HR34 at least once a day now. Today, when I turned it on, I had sound but no picture at all. I tried changing channels,blindly going through the menus, turned tv on/off, pushing RES button, but nothing worked. I finally had to RBR and came up just fine. I'm also experiencing the phantom call issues others are having when the caller id pops up saying UNAVAILABLE is calling but the phone isn't really ringing. The whole-home DVR feature is a crap shoot also as to whether it is going to work. Sometimes it plays shows from my other DVRs fine and sometimes it just gives me audio with a frozen picture. I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones as I seem to have run into almost every bug reported so far. How in the world did this device get through quality testing?!
     
  7. ovityons

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    My HR34 locked up today for the first time since it was installed 12 days ago, No video on the TV, no Sound from the Receiver connected via Digital Coax audio. The Record light was on. No response from the remote (logo did not blink when pressing buttons) , the ipad remote could not determine the current show. I did rbr and it came up. I checked the last recording which completed 3 hours before I noticed that it was locked up and that recording was complete. I checked the todo list and nothing appeared to be missing.
     
  8. nsykes

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    Everything did work still. Kind of weird though as I never use the front panel buttons at all and when I powered off last night using the remote it was normal.

    Good to know about the light settings using those buttons though. Thanks.
     
  9. tonypitt

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    My HR34 seems to have problems related to Whole Home authorization. If I restart the unit via RBR, it eventually comes up saving that Whole Home is not authorized. If I take out the access card, do a RBR, and then put the card in when prompted to insert the card, it correctly shows Whole Home as authorized.

    This same unit though also has problems working with my HR 22, so I'm not sure if all this is related.
     
  10. Big Dude

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    I called them and they said jump at the end is software problem. They are working on software upgrade.I founf if I click on slower speed doesnt skip.
     
  11. Jason Whiddon

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    Im seeing this totally random issue on the NR, really my only problem. It can happen 3 times in one night, and then not for 5 days.

    In the middle of a program, my tv will just blank out, then the image shows back up. It's basically the same thing it'd do if I cut the HR34 off, then back on, so it's like the HDMI out just shuts down and comes back. Some times it'll do it once during a show, some times it'll start doing it and increase frequency, to where I have to just stop and shut the box of, then turn it back on. Really freaking weird. Ive swapped out the cable, tried different inputs on my tv, and different outputs on my AVR, nothing changes it. No way to predict when or how often it will happen.
     
  12. Jerry_K

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    Audio drop outs this evening on some show my lovely wife was watching live. Level would go real low, then on again, then low again.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Is Dolby turned on? With that on, and depending on what stereo equipment is used, it can sound different. My Denon drops out, but it's less annoying than my Onkyo, which also clicked. Some shows or channels seem worse than others for some reason.
     
  14. Patrick G.

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    Does this allow the recording laser to be dimmed?
     
  15. Mar 1, 2012 #275 of 352
    markrogo

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    I'm having a periodic, but frequent, issue where >one< of my HR24s has trouble playing back stuff from the HR34 over MRV. Another HR24 sitting right below it has no such difficulty. It's weird. Resetting the balky HR24 has fixed it, sometimes selecting a different recording for playback has fixed it. It's just weird.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 #276 of 352
    Jerry_K

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    I think it may have been the channel. She watches the crime shows on ID or some SD channel. All other programming was fine. It was just that one channel that had the problem all day.

    Our Pioneer receivers don't do any crazy things. I had a Denon once. Never again. Never had an in home heater called Onkyo.

    We did have some video glitches on the 34 last night watching different recorded programs.

    I have just had to resign myself to not ever being able to trust the DVR again to be perfect.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2012 #277 of 352
    dpeters11

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    I don't think I generally consider any electronics device, especially one that has logic programming and such to be perfect. How you've gone through 17 Tivos without a single issue I can't fathom. It goes against the laws of electronics and programming.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2012 #278 of 352
    iainfarq

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    Actually, I can vouch for the reliability of TiVos in general: My original 2001 box (w/ version 1 s/w) was still going strong when I swapped everything out for an HR34 / 3x H25 setup. Sadly, I've seen the HR34 reboot itself at least once a week since its install on Jan 5th, and that exceeds the total I had for all 6 of my Tivos stretching 10+ years.

    I like the technology very much, it's just really buggy. I'd feel a little more forgiving if this was the first DVR produced by Pace/Directv, but it's not their first by a long shot, and I'd expect better - especially in the area of major bugs, such as watchdog-timer type resets.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2012 #279 of 352
    Jerry_K

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    A new random glitch this morning. Lovely wife changed channels to Fox News. Audio played just fine without a hitch. Picture kept freezing and then jumping to new view then freezing on and on. I switched channels and then back to Fox News and it worked properly.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2012 #280 of 352
    Camman41

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    Have had HR-34 2 weeks +-: while watching recorded show...just before unit is to start recording another show, the picture glitches by going to black and then back to picture and continues into the start of the recording show. If I go to the H-25 in the same room, the show I was watching plays back fine. Don't know how long glitches last because I can't stand to watch them. Original show plays back OK when recording of another show is completed.
     

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