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HR54/C61K Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jclangston, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Jan 5, 2018 #441 of 631
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    I grabbed 0x1000 this morning on my 54.
    Anxious to see how it performs.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2018 #442 of 631
    rjhseven

    rjhseven Cool Member

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    Did all of that and C61K worked for a few hours and lost server again the next time it was turned on. Still lost tonight. Got a 61W that is working and show recordings from server. Watching a recorded game from server. I’m in a relatively new subdivision. Actually had DTV installed a month before ATT fiber internet. DTV installer did a video bridge which is showing up is internet settings on server/HR54-700. Asked internet installer (who was is a huge hurry) if the video bridge would affect my internet connectivity once I got that service installed and he said no. I’m baffled by all of this. Very complicated just to watch TV. . Tonight I swapped hdmi cable from 61K to 61W just to keep same input name and test that cable. Any ideas?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2018 #443 of 631
    WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    The video Bridge creates it's own Wireless Network to any wireless Client (RECEIVER) only transmits Video+Audio- it does NOT ever connect to your local network.
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2018 #444 of 631
    rjhseven

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    I knew that because it was installed before I had any internet at all. But could my connecting my HR54-700 to wireless network affect the performance of the clients its serves. My C61K could not find a server after I connected to wireless. Went through all resets (including turning off all internet) and it worked until turned on again. As I said, C61K keeps displaying “can’t find server” so I’m using C61W.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2018 #445 of 631
    WestDC

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    That problem is a a problem many (NOT ) all folks are having it's not a Hardware issue i until AT&T updates the software with a fix -not much you can do -except call and demand a Bill credit
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2018 #446 of 631
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    If the WVB transmits the video what is the reason for needing a coax connection?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2018 #447 of 631
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    someone got 0x1001 last day; how is your x1000 functioning ?
     
  8. Jan 8, 2018 #448 of 631
    WestDC

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    That's called a "WIRE" for the wireless - The main unit (WVB) Standalone or HS17 Combined - has to have a input to (transmit) a Video-audio wireless signal- just your "WIRELESS" router has a wire -from your cable modem .

    That would be the main reason for a Coax input
     
  9. Jan 8, 2018 #449 of 631
    MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    People, there is good reason why software is pushed to your equipment by AT&T/DIRECTV and you should wait for that to happen. There are many types of software releases that are meant for specific groups. Just because you see software in RedH doesn't mean it's meant for your receiver. Pulling software you know nothing about is not a good idea because it can be a double edge sword. You may get a good thing or you may brick your receiver. If the later happens the responsibility lies with you and you will have no course of action to take with AT&T/DIRECTV.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2018 #450 of 631
    Ernie

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    The procedure that works for me is to disconnect the Internet from the HR54, then access OnDemand (Menu->Connected->Explore On Demand), and wait for it to fail (the main menu will no longer show "Connected"). At that point, you can try to reconnect (I don't think this ever actually did work for me), and if that fails, a reset of the 61W should work (it does for me). Then re-enable the Internet and it should be happy for a while.

    The theory of the Directv tech that showed me this method is that sometimes the HR54 gets confused about which ethernet port (it has three, the wired one, the wireless one, and the DECA adapter connected to the satellite connection) to use for the 61W. His answer was to restart the 61W with only the DECA port active. This makes sense because its normal for the OS (Linux) to try other ports if it encounters a problem.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2018 #451 of 631
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    Huh?
     
  12. Jan 9, 2018 #452 of 631
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    I pulled 1001 the next morning.
    Working great.
     
  13. rjhseven

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    I had the 61K-700 as the receiver on my main TV. It started with the can’t locate server so I switched over to my wireless 61W from an upstairs TV. Now it is in the same can’t find server mode. This is a new install from back in early December. Problems didn’t start until I finally got my ATT internet installed in this new subdivision. I’ve did all the resets, changed cables, changed receivers, etc. I don’t know what to do other than spend 2 hours on phone with DTV who will then say we need to send a tech out in 5-7 days or just ditch DTV and go with Dish. Any other ideas? My server is HR54-700 and TV is Vizio d70-C3.

    Wanted to add: have a sports room upstairs that I haven’t set up yet but the wireless 61 mentioned above and a Server reciever was to be installed. The server turned out to be an HR24-500 refurb made in 2011. It does work but I was supposed to get a new HR54-700 and 2 new 61k-700s. My question is how do you set up the 61s to be a slave to a certain HR54?
     
  14. inkahauts

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    First thing I would do is reset network settings on all units you can.. Second thing if that doesnt work is disconnect the directv system from the internet and keep it isolated from it and then do some trouble shooting. It sounds liek its related to the router or modem.
     
  15. P Smith

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    HR24 never been and never be a _server_, it's just regular DVR; your client's serving by HR54
     
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  16. slice1900

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    If you have an HR54 serving wireless clients you must have a wireless video bridge (WVB) somewhere. Maybe when you got AT&T internet installed the WVB got disconnected?
     
  17. rjhseven

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    Wireless video bridge still shows up as a network in my iPhones wifi settings. Also, wireless 61 mini was working when I turned it on this morning. Too much crap goes wrong with DTV receivers these days. Two HR24-500 have no sound at all. Figured out that the Vizio E65 Tv doesn’t have sound if the hdmi port has hdmi color subsampling turned on. Don’t know why the other one with Best Buy Sharp L60 TV won’t produce sound. Checked every setting. Directv should have never given a 25 year customer crappy 7 year old receivers. Not sure they have ANY reliables anymore. Their whole system is a hot mess.
     
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  18. rjhseven

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    Had a knowlegable Directv Rep come out today on the c61-700 issues. He said that is obviously is a known DTV issue and the only workaround available right now is to turn off the internet to the server-in my case a HR54-700-and 61K worked fine. Turned internet back on on the HR54 and the 61K stop working again. Also showed me his work pad that has his instructions for each job on it and the above scenario was on his work order in black and white. Said they are waiting on fix and until then there will be a lot of issues with the 61K. Said giving me a new one would have no help on this issue.

    I have another issue that DTV said they would call me back on (haha); I can’t use my directv log in credentials to access Watch ESPN on any device. It says powered by Directv but when I try to watch a game it returns a message saying “0066:No account returned from UPDA”. Anyone had this problem before?

    Like the TEch said, we are not watching TV anymore. It’s too damn complicated.
     
  19. WestDC

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    Well - That may be just the current Company line - I have a a HR54 & C61K (the only) mini I have on my system- and It works just fine.

    I'm running 0x1001 currently
     
  20. rjhseven

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    Because one works fine or 1,000 do, it’s does not change the fact that many are not, partially evidenced by posts to that effect in this thread. I saw it with my own eyes. Internet on-C61K won’t work. Internet off-C61K works fine. Just thought I would share since some posters have actually responded to some of my dumb questions.
     

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