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HR34: Spring 2012 Release 0x054A - Issues and Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 1, 2012.

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  1. May 11, 2012 #81 of 104

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    So I guess I've been to preoccupied with issues on my HR34 to notice, and I see no one else has mentioned it, but I just happened to notice that the top half of the progress bar is nearly transparent. It still takes up the whole width of the screen but the area from the progress bar on up is so transparent it's almost not there.

    I much prefer the smaller progress bar that the Hx2x's have but I like this transparency. Maybe they can merge the 2.
  2. May 11, 2012 #82 of 104
    KK in CT

    KK in CT Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    So I was just in my recordings list and a message pops up saying that my HR-24 has been disconnected from the home network. Guess I'll have to reboot to get it back.
  3. May 12, 2012 #83 of 104

    Throckmorton Godfather

    Dec 7, 2007

    [PREV] doesn't work right when previous channel was a music channel, goes to previous video channel instead.

    Steps to reproduce:

    Tune to channel 202 <- Get CNN as expected
    Tune to channel 276 <- Get NGC as expected
    Hit the [PREV] button <- Get CNN as expected
    Tune to channel 863 <- Get Bob Marley as expected
    Hit the [PREV] button <- Get CNN as expected
    Hit the [PREV] button <- Get NGC instead of previous music channel
  4. May 12, 2012 #84 of 104

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Maybe you can create a gadget for it that works properly? ;)
  5. May 12, 2012 #85 of 104

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Just did this procedure twice to check on my HR34 with 0x54A FW, and PREV went back to the music channel correctly each time.

    Man ... what can you say about this kind of stuff? Same box running the same software, yet these bugs apparently can manifest themselves if at all in different ways and severity on separate boxes of the same model. :confused:

    For instance during this test I noticed even though my channel banner time is set for the minimum of 4 sec., after a "PREV" channel switch it remains displayed ridiculously long >10 sec.

    Also in my first test of VOD, in two SD VODs I d/l'ed last night they skipped very badly all though the program. What should have been 22 min. for each program ended in only about 15 min with the skips. :rolleyes:
  6. May 12, 2012 #86 of 104

    thomamon AllStar

    Jul 20, 2008
    Ill have to check the model as I'm not home, but I know it's a Sony...
  7. May 12, 2012 #87 of 104

    Throckmorton Godfather

    Dec 7, 2007

    I rebooted and tried again. I was on a music channel at the time of the reboot so it came back up to it. Went to CNN then hit [PREV]. It went no where. Just stayed on CNN.
  8. May 12, 2012 #88 of 104

    tonydi Mentor

    Jul 10, 2010
    My thoughts exactly. It makes no sense at all (other than the things that are related to how the TV is connected, that I can understand). Computers are like this but they've got so many variables with different hardware and various applications and utility software and customization that it at least is understandable that Windows would react differently.

    But just something like how some people have different time stamps than others, there's no way that should be different among the same boxes. No wonder DTV is having problems getting everything dialed in!
  9. May 14, 2012 #89 of 104

    augisdad AllStar

    Sep 29, 2011
    KC area
    While watching the Royals and Nascar Saturday night I had the race on bottom right. Decided to move it around the screen to top right I believe. In doing so resulted in a black screen with audio only from the game. Waited a minute or so to see if it would come back, but it never did. Switching between feeds resulted in picture coming back.
  10. May 14, 2012 #90 of 104

    sjord7 Cool Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Besides the locking up issue that happens every few days, I have noticed one other thing. When I turn it on in the morning, I can't go backwards and view what was happening before I turned it on (on the channel it was on). I can only rewind to the point of when I turned it on. My HR20 allowed me to rewind quite a ways, to the start of the show or 90 minutes I think.
  11. May 14, 2012 #91 of 104

    Jerry_K Godfather

    Oct 21, 2006
    Seems like the 34 does not always have a buffer going. I leave mine on all the time and still sometimes there is not a long buffer. Not sure which channel it decides should be displayed of the five it may have had tuned when recording on all tuners. It is all a mystery. At least with the TiVo you knew whatever last two channels recorded were the tuned channels with a full buffer. I would rather have a half hour of for sure buffer than 90 minutes of maybe who knows buffer.
  12. May 16, 2012 #92 of 104

    bman3333 Mentor

    Jun 9, 2010
    I have noticed while playing back any and all programs that were downloaded via the on demand channels that the the screen will randomly freeze, then jump ahead, sometimes minutes, before resuming play. This does not occur on content recorded from the satellite stream, just on the on demand content. Anyone else experience this issue with the HR34?:(
  13. May 17, 2012 #93 of 104

    codespy So much for the 2017 season!! <Crying> DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    I've had my HR34 unplugged for a week now because of issues messing up my cloud, but I plugged in again to take another run at it while the wife is sleeping.

    First thing I noticed is the Sat settings were set on Dish Type....04: Slimline-5. I am adjusting this to 18: Slimline-5S (SWM) to better match my setup running SWiM-16 on a Slimline-5LNB. Do not know if the DirecSat installers incorrectly set this or not.

    When I went to Satellite Settings to do this, I had pressed "-" to continue with setup, then got an error message on the screen indicating tuner conflict and if I wanted to continue. However, there was nothing recording and no program indicated on the screen of what would be interrupted, and doubleplay was not on.


    Hopefully this will help with some of my issues, especially with other HR24's dropping off the cloud over time, etc.
  14. May 17, 2012 #94 of 104

    texasmoose Icon

    May 24, 2007
    please revert back to the previous nat'l candidate! 54a is buggy as hell!
  15. May 17, 2012 #95 of 104

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    54a has been very stable for me.
  16. May 17, 2012 #96 of 104

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Issue: Keep or Delete Box would not go away

    I was at the end of a recorded program and wanted to back up. So I used the RW button. Program backed up, but Keep or Delete Box would not go away until I selected an option. I am pretty sure on the HR2X series that once you begin rewinding the box goes away.
  17. May 17, 2012 #97 of 104

    T-Mac AllStar

    Feb 16, 2012
    Yes. I have this exact issue. I have seen others comment about it also. link
  18. May 17, 2012 #98 of 104

    bman3333 Mentor

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thought I would update with my experience from last night. I noticed my installer had placed the ODU PI-29 on the same coax line as my directv broadband adapter. While he did put a switch on the line so that it was not running through the power inserter's IRD port, I still thought it wasn't good to pass large amounts of data on the same line as a 29 volt current. So I connected the SWM ODU PI-29 directly to the coax coming from outside my house and in front of the 4 port switch connecting my two receivers and the broadband adapter. I think this is how the PI-29 was designed to be placed all along. To test, I downloaded an on demand program that had previously demonstrated the freezing and skipping (fyi nickjr - olivia), and it played with zero freezes! I didn't have time to try other on demand programs, but will later and post the results.
  19. May 17, 2012 #99 of 104

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    A PI is actually designed to be placed anywhere on a satellite coax run from a SWiM switch (integrated into the LNB or an external module) to a receiver input (though not too close to it). If placed downstream of the splitter it must obviously be on a line to the "red" DC power passing port.

    However, it is not customarily used on the line to the CCK, so maybe it was causing an issue with your VOD downloads.

    I have a SWiM-16 with the PI connected to the ext. PWR, port and wired CCK on a coax run right to one of the SWiM splitters and I guess for different reasons initially had problems with VOD downloads on my HR34 after install over two weeks ago. Yet with the exception of an occasional message reporting that there is a problem connecting to the internet with a "Fix Now" or "Later" option, they seemed to have disappeared on the latest program downloads, SD or HD.

    BTW: I think you are using the term "switch" for what is actually a "splitter" which can cause confusion (like me :) ) for those reading and trying to understand your post.
  20. bman3333

    bman3333 Mentor

    Jun 9, 2010
    BTW: I think you are using the term "switch" for what is actually a "splitter" which can cause confusion (like me :) ) for those reading and trying to understand your post.[/QUOTE]

    Sorry for using the wrong term. Splitter is what I meant. I just wanted to clarify my original post that blamed my VOD freeze/skip issue on the OX054A, when it could be caused by my hardware wiring scheme.
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