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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 8, 2012.
There is no set, or pre-determined, time for releases. They are released when they are ready.
Well, no, that's not what you said. You said....
You said your "fix" applies to all hd-dvr's that are having issues...
Look, I'm glad that you found a fix that works for you and that you posted it here because it might help others. But I think it's pretty clear by now that there are no magic bullets and that there are many problems with these boxes that aren't universal. I don't have some of the issues reported here, yet I have some that only a handful seem to experience.
To me this inconsistency of issues is the most frustrating (and confusing) thing and it's probably why it's going to take DTV awhile to get us all a box that works correctly.
Until all of us have the exact same setup and use the units the exact same way the inconsistencies will continue. Since we know that will never happen you might as well get used to the inconsistencies.
Oh, sure, I understand that different configurations will bring different problems. What I don't understand are the things that don't seem to be related to "outside" influences like what kind of connection you have to your TV or the equipment you have to connect to the Internet or what have you.
Take the internal time issue, for example, where one person's HR34 is minutes behind real time and others are ahead and others are really close. In my business I'm used to computers that have weird issues but when one model number has an issue, every one of those computers has the same issue. These DVRs are essentially computers yet they don't follow that same pattern.
Now that right there is funny. Ready for what? Customer testing? Downgrading boxes?
I started reading this thread because I am having a HR34 installed on Sat. Half way thru I started getting a feeling of "dejavu", so I went back to some threads when the HR20 first come out, and guess what I found from Nov. 2006. Posts that say "I can't belive D* Released this POS, it s$%ks, I have to reboot it every day, so on and so on. And replies "You must have a bad box cause mine has worked flawlessly since instal!" So it's the same now as it was then, some people have issues, some don't, I couldn't figure it out then, and I can't now I do know one thing, the orig HR20 I got back then still works fine today, the HR21 on the other hand is a POS
So I am crossing my fingers and hoping I have the same luck with the HR34 as I did with the HR20!
HR34 new install, running 0x054C. I just had it installed last week along with going to a SWM set up.
It was my understanding that if you connected the HR34 to hardwired Ethernet that it
would disable the DECA. That did not happen and I continued to encounter a 771B error.
Per the direction of my install guy......AWESOME tech. MATT FROM STL -- SHOUTOUT..
I disconnected my Ethernet and the 771B errors went away. I am now all DECA where
as before I was all Ethernet on all 3 of my HR22/HR23 and 4 H23's. Figured what the
heck, I'll free up my Ethernet ports on my switch.
When displaying the INFO title bar, the messages are off the left of the screen. This is a HR34 issue as my TV before was just fine with a HR23.
The audio tends to do split second drops.
The HDMI handshake has issues with my Denon 3311, HR34 issue as this has worked with every other device.
The PIP is squished and is not the correct aspect ratio at all, and yes, this bothers me.
This is true on the HR24, but not on the 34.
could you explain the wireless hookup which is theres compared to hard wire..regards
Wireless hookup of what exactly? What are you trying to accomplish?
Longtime lurker / infrequent poster
I'm a ten plus year DTV customer, and I just switched out my HR20-700 for an HR34 today.
The HR34 is connected to the original model AM21 and hooked via HDMI into a Yamaha YHT-797.
I got the new surround since my old Yamaha was over ten years old and didnt have HDMI compatibility.
I've gotten a couple of sporadic HDMI issue messages, and the pink screen has popped up after turning the system off and on.
Thanks for the work arounds posted earlier.
I'm really excited to get this box, and thank you all for the constant stream of great info.
I accidentally started DoublePlay today. I got a "Please wait" that never went away afterwards. Couldn't change channel, switch buffer, bring up the menu.
A RBR showed the Self-Test screen momentarily then it went dark and stayed that way for ~5 minutes before I pulled the plug.
Next boot got all the way up but everything was in 480p. Native was off and I had resolutions set to not allow 480i/480p. So I did what I've done in the past - re-enable 480i/480p and toggle Native on and then off. Still 480p for everything. Tried lots of combinations but it refused to come out of 480p - changed channels, turned DVR on/off, turned TV on/off, toggled HDMI switch.
Power-cord rebooted again. Came up 480p again. This time toggling Native seems to have snapped it into behaving. Now getting appropriate HD. As I've noticed at other times, the menu/guide/list fonts are too small. Seems to happen when coming out of the lame low-res lock mode. Last time it happened the fonts weren't corrected until a day or two later (apparently all by itself).
Still getting lots of unrecognized signal messages from the TV during boot (very new Sony XBR-65HX929). No, it's not my HDMI switch as it worked perfectly for years with HR20.
Beta testing continues...
Ours comes up in 480i with a message to set the resolution to 1080i using the front panel. No other method will change it. This is a new thing happening. Now every time we move the trailer or have a power outage, I have to fool with the front panel.
Hmm that's interesting Wmschultz. I got my HR34 a few weeks ago. Initially i had it setup hardwired and then put BSF (band stop filter) on my HR21-700 and it worked fine.
Since then I still have my 34 hardwired and am using it as a bridge using a Deca Coax ethernet adaptor connected to my HR21 and everything still works fine.
this was a 1st today. any1 seen this b4?
What else was going on in the system when you saw that?
UPDATE: I know I've been a fountain of negativity in the past but wanted to let all of you know that since changing from IR to RF and then downloading new CE's the past 3 weeks, the DVR is functioning MUCH better now. No responsiveness/stability issues, only the quirks introduced from week to week with the latest CE. This week's corrected last week's and all seems well. I guess I'm finally living right too now...LOL
Got up this morning and turned everything on and entered channel 355. When it changed all I received was this message:
Not subscribed. Press SELECT. (721)
Receiver: xxxx xxxx xxxx
Read the info and it said I wasn't subscribed to that package.
Did a reset and when it came back up it still was showing this error. While I was reading the "More Info" screen again it finally came back to normal! Bizarre.
Glad to here!
Only found 1 minor issue in the 5 days since my HR34 install. The AM21 does not power off when I power off the HR34. Has anyone else have this or heard of this happening?