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HR34: Version 0x054C Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 8, 2012.

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  1. Jun 15, 2012 #81 of 273
    RunnerFL

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    No, it may just be random.

    I haven't tried on an HR34 or HR24 but on the older models, with the bigger lights and such, you could dim the lights and if the unit rebooted they'd be back to full strength.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2012 #82 of 273
    jscott70

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    Respectfully, the VIP722k has been rock solid since I got it which was not long after release. That being said, I'll grant you the fact that the HR34 has come a long way. Using the argument that since something has been out for 4+ years means it is automatically going to be more bug free than another newer product to justify the woeful performance of the newer product is weak. The VIP722k has been relatively flawless for me since day one. I am not unrealistic in these matters but the slowness issues I speak of are well past acceptable. Maybe you're cool with waiting 5 or 6 seconds for the program guide to come up but for me that's pretty latent. That is just one small example. And my 722k rebooted very seldom, not daily as some others have suggested. With all the 30skip issues it sounds to me like the HR34 is rebooting more than once per day.

    Thanks for the input, I appreciate the insight.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2012 #83 of 273
    wahooq

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    Haven't had 1 single issue with my HR34 and have had it since public release.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2012 #84 of 273
    Stuart Sweet

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    Last, and most public, warning. This is not the thread for discussing DISH Network hardware.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2012 #85 of 273
    damondlt

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    I only have 3 small ones. The guide Glitch, which has been present since day one, I believe there is a screen shot of it in another thread.
    This still happends to mine.

    The on-demand Glitch went away with this release for me.
    And the 30 skip/slip issue may just be coincidental.
    All in all, no missed recordings, its not all that slow ,and I even have it on native.

    I'm quite happy with the Over all HR34 progress. The HR 20 back when it was new was by far worse.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2012 #86 of 273
    damondlt

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    See, I don't think it is rebooting, But now I will know with the Dimming of the lights Tip.

    Also the 30 Skip is a nice feature, But if Slip is all I can use , I'm fine with that.

    Why Because I can still watch and record live tv in all 4 my rooms in HD at the same time, and Still have 1 to spare on my HR34, and 1 to Spare on my HR23.
    Thats what I like about my HR's and Whole home DVR. NO LIMITS!:)
     
  7. Jun 16, 2012 #87 of 273
    Jerry_K

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    I must respectfully disagree with those who say the HR34 has improved since January. In January we had the HR34 with the SD GUI and had far fewer problems than we now do with the HD GUI of any flavor of degradation from A to C.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2012 #88 of 273
    damondlt

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    Well I only Had this HR34 since May 13th, and 3 different software updates since then, and I've yet seen any noticable change worth mentioning.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2012 #89 of 273
    wahooq

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    I've had mine since the public release...and have had no issues. Most peoples problems are based on their individual setups
     
  10. Jun 16, 2012 #90 of 273
    Mike Bertelson

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    This thread is for the posting issues of and discussion about the HR34 firmware version 0x054C. All other discussion is off topic and will be deleted.

    If you have something particular you'd like to discuss the doesn't involve 0x054C feel free to start a thread. Ensure it's civil and withing the rules of DBStalk.

    Mike
     
  11. Jun 17, 2012 #91 of 273
    uncrules

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    Agreed. This is why I'm not bothered by the few minor issues I have.

    I see mention of the 30 sec skip issue. They only issue I have with it is every time the box resets, I have to reenable it. But once I do that it works fine.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2012 #92 of 273
    damondlt

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    Since i entered it this last time, I've had no issue.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2012 #93 of 273
    dtrell

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    Here is an issue I don't see being discussed on here, at least I couldnt find it. I love finally being able to have PIP on a D box, but does anyone notice that the PIP is not the right aspect ratio? its almost like its closer to 2.35:1 than 16:9 like it should be...everything in the PIP looks smashed...come on D this should be simple to fix in a firmware update...lets get the aspect ratio on the PIP right.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2012 #94 of 273
    dtrell

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    Also, another thing...I have the HR34 and an H24...without ethernet hooked up to my network, Whole Home works through my coax as it should...however, with the ethernet connected to both, Whole home works thorugh the ethernet and not the coax, and there is absolutely no way to select this in the menus (I know it is using the ethernet because i unplugged the ethernet from the H24 and it said that the remote DVR was disconnected...if it was defaulting to coax first, as it should, the recording should have continued to play)...I would really like to see a choice in the menus as to which path to use for Whole Home, OR just have the receivers default to coax...I would much rather use that than take up network resources for it, specially when it CAN use coax with no ethernet connected....again something id like to see in a future firmware update.

    Edit: after some more reading, apparently the HR34 can act as a network switch over coax and I can still use the H24 to get TV Apps without having the ethernet connected, as long as the HR34 is networked to my router. So I am OK with that and will know that it is using MRV over coax only but can still use TV Apps.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2012 #95 of 273
    texasmoose

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    I'm having issues with my 'buffer'. Previous, to my HMC, my 2-HR24s have never lost a buffer. For example, I had the US Open golf tournament on NBC before my wife put on an archived show, the buffer had it's usual 90-minute thang. When she stopped her show & it returned to golf, the buffer completely vanished. I ended up missing a lot of the action.

    Today, I'm recording the US Open to prevent this from happening. On a side note, Tiger shot horrifically yesterday, 6 bogies, 1 birdie. I hope Furyk wins it.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2012 #96 of 273
    Losi b

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    When in the guide and the record button is pressed, the message says this program will not be recorded yet the single orange icon shows on the guide as if it is set to record. When I press the record button again to record the series, the message says this program will record, not the series. Press the record button again and the record icon goes away but the message says the series is set to record.
    The shows sometimes record as the record icon shows and sometimes they don't. The only way I can be sure a program will record is to look at the list once the time has passed for it to start recording. This started with the latest update. Grrrr.
     
  17. Jun 19, 2012 #97 of 273
    apinkel

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    While using double play occasionally the down-arrow will no longer swap between the two tuners.

    As a work-around I channel up, then back down after that completes the down arrow functions normally. Unfortunately this work-around results in a loss of the buffer.
     
  18. Jun 20, 2012 #98 of 273
    Bigwayne13

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    I have all my shows set to record first run only, but on the hr34 it is recording all showings. I do not have this problem on the hr24.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2012 #99 of 273
    Jerry_K

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    My lovely wife found a way to lock up the HR34. We never have the DTV system hooked to the internet. Trailer life has some limitations. So she went to Menu, Search and then to all movies. Got the wait blue sideways barber pole. Never got out of that. Only RBR fixed it.
     
  20. jibberyerkibber

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    For me, the HR34 is still very bad at backspacing (FFWD > PLAY > BACKSPACE (a few seconds)). My HR23 and HR24 do a good job at backspacing. Most of the time my HR34 doesn't backspace at all. When it does on rare occasion, on speed setting 2 it backspaces good. Speed setting 3 it doesn't backspace enough. Speed setting 4, oftentimes way way too much. If they would just program the 34 to backspace like the 23 and 24.
     
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