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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 20, 2012.
What makes you say that?
Thank you for the reply. I am currently using the HR34 only as a DVR. I use the HR23 for everything else. I do not have the HR34 set up as a Whole Home DVR. It is set up as a stand alone receiver. Because of my disability I moved the HR23 to the same room with the HR34 so both are hooked up to the same TV. I'll try to compile a list of those software bugs I am experiencing which have been verified by DTV as actual bugs that need to be fixed. I don't disagree that the FIOS GUI is "very busy" to look at but on the flip side, the DTV GUI doesn't provide enough. I would like to see them perhaps move toward the TIVO guide format which allows you to see 6 or more hours of guide data per channel.
Almost all of these issues that we are all experiencing should have been discovered, addressed and corrected during beta-testing but DTV was pressured into releasing a new state of the art receiver and whole home system so they went national before it was ready. This is what I was told by DTV case management supervisors and by the engineering department as an explanation for why there are so many bugs. They also advised me that this is why they have a separate management team just to deal with HR34 issues. I may be wrong but I am just relaying what I was told.
Man I called that a few days ago...
And who says all the bugs will be fixed? But frankly, I don't see it. I don't think they'll release something one revision from the current release.
They have before if they caught one small but quickly fixed and important issue.
When in the guide, move the highlight to. A channel, and then hit the info button while a channel name is highlighted. That's how you get a TiVo style guide. Not exactly the same, but close.
Ah, you don't have mrv. That makes it a bit harder. Adding that would allow for what I was suggesting....
Oh, I am positive that marketing pushed this dvr out rather than engineering to early. It's completely inexcusable IMHO and if I was in charge, someone would likely be fired for it. It's unprofessional to releases a product in the state they have, but I don't blame the code writers for that,they never make those decisions. They just have to keep working hard to get the bugs out, and I am sure they will have it done in the next few months.
Not even. You get a list of upcoming programs for that channel. It takes a long time to generate and it is only six shows at a time. OK but not close.
Then you have to double back out and go to the next channel and do it all over waiting for the information to display etc.
With the TiVo guide it is just click click click click for channel after channel of info. Can scan it very quickly.
If you want the TiVo style guide you need to get a THR22.
Unfortunately, the TIVO receiver provides less storage space and functionality than the HR34. I was hoping that once TIVO and DTV reconciled their differences which took 3 years, the receiver they would come up with would be a combination of the best DTV features and best TIVO features. Not the case. IMHO TIVO missed a golden opportunity to re-enter the market with a kick-ass unit but they missed the boat at least for now.
I don't think it was by Tivo's choice their receiver ended up like this. I think Directv put some restrictions one what they could and couldn't do at this point.
When I gave up the Tivo 10-250 that was among the features I missed most with the 20-100. After learning about highlighting the channel and pressing "info," I found that an acceptable substitute. Since the latest software upgrades that function (like the search function) has been crippled. Consistently, about 48 hours into the future the guide is missing about a day's worth of programming when I use the info button "feature."
Here we go again.
A brand new wonderfulness. Program playing while recording. Goes into pause on its own. Try to get it back on, HR34 says trouble communicating with dish. HMMMMMM
HR24 no trouble, dish is fine.
Reset. Still says trouble.
Look at signal meters. All good on all LNBs. HMMMMMMMM
Do a system test, says trouble. Then all of a sudden it is just fine.
Look at the recording and sure enough. Though it says it has more recording the recording stops exactly where it went into Auto Pause, Auto Screensaver.
Never did this with the good GUI.
It may not be the exact same, but then I prefer it over that TiVo guide. I always hated that thing myself. It's ridiculous to have current for some stations and future with others on the same screen IMHO. And it doesn't take long at all for my units to pop up the channels list.
Are you talking about the guide with channels listed in order on the left pane of the display and the shows that are and will be on starting with the first show on the top of the list on the right pane in the display? No other channel is displayed when you have one of the channels on the left highlighted. Only info for the selected channel is in the right pane. And it is not by the time it is by the show with time increasing as the list goes down. Could be a half hour for one and fifteen hours for another, and they both take only one line. My lovely wife used that guide all the time to find shows in the next few days she wanted to single record or set up Season passes.
Don't expect any response from your question. I even IM'd him a while back asking what these issues that "aggro the wife" are and got no response.
I'm enjoying my HR34 and don't have any major issues. And when I returned from vacation today and found the HD GUI update occurred while I was away, I was pleasantly surprised. Now its even more responsive then it was!
On the left side, it show the channel and whats on currently, or at least they used too. If it had been just the channel name, it would be good, but it wasn't the last time I used a tivo. Have they changed that?
As for looking for things to record, sure, its easy, if you know you only want to see whats on that channel, but its not as good as the regular guide if you are looking at more than one channel.
And Directv's list guide is by show too, not by hour. They are the same in that regard.
Here's a small vid of the flashing progress bar...update...this is in HD so my theory about it just being in 480i was wrong..hopefully this goes away when the progress bar updates and shrinks?
P.S. The super-small file size limitations SUCK!!! :hurah:
EDIT: I'M SUCH A MORAN! I meant to convert it to an .mpg or .wmv. I will fix when I get home! :lol:
Is anyone using a NOMAD or DIRECTV2PC and successfully preparing&downloading / streaming from the HR-34 with this firmware?? I am having all kinds of fits. I've been working with case management on the Nomad, I may have a bad unit but its much more finicky when trying to get content from the HR-34 and Streaming with DIRECTV2PC is simply unuseable from HR-34 content. Our HR-24 streams to DTV2PC smooth and silky.
Why did I buy this big fat buggy thing?
My HR34 works fine with Nomad.