HR54 now shows screensaver about 30 seconds after pausing live tv.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by xtc, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. harsh

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    Perhaps Firefox is serving up the ads from cache. Do you normally use Firefox or Safari?

    If you clear the Firefox cache (Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data: Clear Data and check only the Cached Web Content checkbox), do the ads still appear?
     
  2. b4pjoe

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    I use Safari, Firefox, and Chrome regularly. I always clear the browser cache on all browsers any time I make a change to anything related to networking. Also rebooted the router before testing anything. Also I did the red button reset on the HR54 because it supplies internet to all other receivers.
     
  3. GordonGekko

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    I figured it would not work, if it were that easy it is fair to say we would have seen this months ago all over the internet.
     
  4. James Long

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    IIRC creating your own DNS was mentioned earlier in the thread. Using a PI box where the domains can easily be edited (without cracking the router).
     
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  6. GordonGekko

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    But nobody has proven that the Rasberry Pi-Hole anti ads program effectively blocks the Directv ads on the Genie receivers.
     
  7. James Long

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    Nobody?
    One may need to add other domains, but it seems that DNS is a decent approach.
     
  8. GordonGekko

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    Yes point us to it if you have the evidence or the thread where a poster has written about it working long term.
     
  9. harsh

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    From one of the curated black lists, almost certainly no.

    You could certainly take the list provided and add it to the Pi-Hole URL block list and it will work. Of course you have to tinker with each device and manually set up all of the network connection parameters or modify your router DHCP server settings to make it serve up Pi-Hole as the DHCP assigned DNS server.

    You really have to want this bad to go through the hoops if you don't have the capability built into your router.
     
  10. b4pjoe

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    I added this list of sites to my Netgear block list and now I see this instead of the ads. :)

    IMG_20200926_163351.jpg
     
  11. harsh

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    It is working but that's annoying.
     
  12. b4pjoe

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    Agreed. This will be last Netgear router. For more reasons than just this.
     
  13. James Long

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    I have no reason to doubt the post quoted.
    I do have reason to expect no proof would be acceptable to you.
     
  14. GordonGekko

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    I don't care about your personal expectations, I'm not trying to solve a murder, trying to discover if there is actually a reliable method to block Directv ads, I have no reason to doubt anyone posting here, however until someone posts results for at least a few months, we can't be certain their solution works.
     
  15. James Long

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    It is worth a try ... which is all I was suggesting before you rudely demanded "proof". The more people try the more this can become a data driven discussion.

    Have you tried a pi-hole? Did it fail for you? Did you add the listed URLs to your pi-hole? Can you add a data point to the discussion or just doubt?
     
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  16. harsh

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    DNS filtering will absolutely work, but it is unlikely to be maintenance-free in the long term. As new server names show up, they'll need to be added.
     
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    Toukuss

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    Thanks read all posts seems like adding all the URLs to my sage M com fast 5260 router helped a lot. Thanks Marsh wondering if there are any more URLs to be added I added all of them and I was wondering it seems like maybe some are not needed and maybe taking resources away from filtering the correct ones? Because sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t sometimes it’s five minutes and the balancing Direct Tv and sometimes it’s static ads that don’t move. And it seems like maybe one time was 30 seconds. Not really interested in purchasing blackberry pi add blocker. Are there any other forums or links on this issue that anyone knows of? Thanks in advance
     
  18. Oct 1, 2020 #118 of 132
    Toukuss

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    Harsh and James long are there any backdoor Easter egg pin codes you can put into the genie remote and get into like service menus maybe there’s something there we can use or change?
    Thanks again sorry that meant DirecTV bouncing logo-My last post
     
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  20. b4pjoe

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    I think the time frame is about 30 seconds now when I start seeing the ads on my C61K. I had blocked the ads previously on my Netgear router but Netgear throws up a big red screen saying it is blocking something which is as annoying as the ads so I've removed them and just live with the ads. They only come on when I'm not paying attention to the TV so no big deal.
     

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