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HR34: Version 0x0582 Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. y2k02c5

    y2k02c5 Legend

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    Thanks Guys. Appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear the RF works great. I'm going to have this in a rack behind the seating area and needed to ensure the RF worked.
     
  2. CliffV

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    My HR34 froze last night for a half hour. We had just finished watching a show and deleted it. The screen started to show the Program List, but froze after displaying the background and no text. The PIL properly showed the current show. The remote and front panel were totally unresponsive. The red record light was on, so we didn't want to RBR.

    We had shows to watch on another DVR, so we did that. When we went back to the HR-34, it was unfrozen. However, when we went to the Program List, the two shows that had been recording were interrupted. Both shows were only 17 minutes long AND a new show by the same name started 46 minutes into the show. It was as though the machine had been powered off for 30 minutes.

    This is the same problem I reported here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3085509&highlight=reboot#post3085509

    Has anyone else seen similar behaviour?
     
  3. jibberyerkibber

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    Has anyone else seen similar behaviour? asks CliffV just above. Yes, the same thing has happened to me twice with my particular HR34, the second time just yesterday. I only gave the HR34 fifteen minutes to recover on its own, but to no avail. Reboot, but for reasons unbeknownst to me, the Guide was fully restored immediately.
     
  4. jibberyerkibber

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    I made two one minute PARTIAL recordings yesterday. Both of them failed. By that I mean when I tried to play them back, they both (always) started 30 seconds after the point where I originally pressed RECORD. When I used the BACK ARROW to rewind to the theoretical beginning of the saved videos, the video only rewound to 15 seconds to a point 15 seconds after where I pressed RECORD, i.e. not nearly all the way to where I pressed RECORD. The first 15 seconds of each video were never recorded. Also, when I press PLAY with each of these truncated videos, I get a 3 second freeze frame of the real-time tuner picture that's on the screen before the video will start.
     
  5. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    This latest downgrade has a new glitch. Recordings played on the HR34 have proper sound. Playing some recordings on the HR24 and the sound is there but down to a very low level that is unintelligible. If I crank up the receiver to hear the audio, then when some commercials come on the sound is so loud it will break your eardrums. So now we really don't have two way whole home.
     
  6. jcwest

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    1. With all five tuners set to record NFL ST games and watching local Fox OTA channel. A couple of minutes before noon the standard message "This reciever needs to switch to channel 705 to record Colts etc...."

    It gave the prompt "OK to record" or "Don't record".
    When I selected "OK to record" the box would clear and then pop back on in a few seconds, never would clear. Then at 12:00 it changed channel as expected.

    My experience with other HRxx recorders the box would clear after selection was made.

    2. Another wierd one, when I tune to a NFL ST channel that is carried by the local OTA station the standard "This game is Blacked out" message would blink on and off a few times alternating with the progress bar then a black screen.

    On other HRxx boxes it stays on and offers the option to search for a channel that is not blacked out.

    Not a show stopper but annoying. Everything else worked great.

    Really like the HR34........

    J C
     
  7. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Godfather

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    Gee what year is this?

    ... DirecTV using DVR technology from NDS Group PLC., a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which is a former DirecTV shareholder. Late last year DirecTV extended its contract with NDS to 2013.
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    For SD boxes, not HD. NDS has nothing to do with the H or HR series receivers.
     
  9. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    I think they do handle certain parts, like the security software and local ad insertion.

    But I thought they handled more of the H20 than the other HD boxes or the R22.
     
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about the H20 still being NDS, you're right. Basic rule of thumb... If it has the old blue GUI it's NDS, if it has the new HD GUI it's DirecTV.

    And no, I'm not saying that DirecTV only made the H/HR's "in house" when they went to the HD GUI. That's just how you tell them apart now.
     
  11. EyeRonik1

    EyeRonik1 Mentor

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    The HR34 hangs consistently when I try to record 8-hour+ programs, with an extra hour tacked on because it's live. I have Smart Search auto-recordings for the US Open, Wimbledon and the French Open, and most days when recording the early rounds, the HR34 would freeze. No recordings happen; the machine turns on and shows live TV and recordings but does not record anything new. A menu restart solves the problem.

    (Speculation: The HR34 calculates space remaining and deletes expired shows when a show starts, but if several programs fill up the available space in the meantime the recording processes fail catastrophically. Just a guess...)
     
  12. BigFoot48

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    We've had our HR34 since Feb and believe this problem started with the last update. We have it hooked up to the den TV via component (3' cable) and to the bedroom set (on the other side of the wall) via HDMI (18' cable).

    Since the update, about half the time when we turn on the bedroom TV, either with its switch or via the DTV remote, the den TV immediately goes blue screen with the Vizio message "Signal Not Found". When acting normally like it did for six months, the den TV picture merely blinks momentarily and continues showing whatever was being watched when the other TV is turned on cable

    The only way I've found to restart the signal to the den TV is to do a RBR. So, why is turning on the bedroom TV causing the HR34 to stop sending the component cables signal?

    UPDATE: A friend recommended changing to a different HDMI port on the bedroom TV. I did that and it may have fixed my problem, but its only been tested about six times over three days now so I can't be sure if it's fixed for good as this was a seemly random problem that was becoming more frequent.
     
  13. Golfman

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    What is the Series Link limit for the HR34-700 running on 0x583?
     
  14. Herdfan

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    Teays...
    We were gone for part of last week and the weekend, so when I got home last night I looked at my ToDo list to see if any more new shows had populated my ToDo list. When I left it was at around 45 shows.

    Well, wasn't I surprised when it was at 15. WTH? So I went looking at the Guide and sure enough several shows no longer showed the R icon. All of Monday's shows were Ok, but Tuesday had some missing, so in the Guide when I hit the Rec button once, it immediately displayed the Series Link R icon. So at that point it knew it was a SL and needed to be flagged as such.

    This morning, I was back up to 48 shows to record. Anyone else seeing this?
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    It's been 100 since it was released, and hasn't changed, unfortunately.
     
  16. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    No but, I bet it'd record your shows either way. Could be a guide data thing. Some shows are starting this week, but not many. When did you get your HR34 and when did you set up these series links?
     
  17. Herdfan

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    December. Most were setup last year, but a couple when the new shows appeared in the guide.
     
  18. Paul E

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    I discovered a work around for this problem.... if I leave the DVR set to a channel other than the channel I'm recording overnight, it records just fine! (example, recording ABC news, set DVR on CNN). It's been working great for the last week!

    Hope this helps other's who are suffering with this bug.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2012 #139 of 139
    augisdad

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    Not sure why I'm still on this release, but I'm not sure I want to risk a reboot and get the genie either. Last night's recording of The Amazing Race, which I have set for 2hrs because of football overuns recorded nothing. All I got was a frozen picture of whatever was on the screen when I hit play, and the scroll bar advancing throughout the 2hr time period. I also had 0 mins recorded for The Mentalist, while 2episodes of Once Upon a Time, Revenge, 666, and Copper all appear to have recorded with no issues. I luckily had both non-recording episodes set-up to record on the HR20, which recorded them just fine. Today, I came home and found a frozen screenshot of the Today show which I believe was from the final hour being shown @ 1pm on KSHB now (it was 3:45 at the time). Punching in 41, brought up the channel banner, but returned back to the frozen screenshot. I started playing something from my playlist, and hit exit, which brought back live TV on ch41. I currently have 27% freespace.
     

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