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Is your HR20 Networked

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Mixer, Jul 17, 2007.

Are any of your HR20's hooked up to your home network?

  1. Yes - I have at least one HR20 hooked up to my network

    0 vote(s)
  2. No - I do not have any HR20s hooked up to my network

    133 vote(s)
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  1. Mixer

    Mixer Hall Of Fame

    Sep 28, 2006
    As we wait in patiently (not all of us so patiently) for the coming of VOD (Video on Demand) I wanted to get a poll going from all HR20 owners to find out if you have your HR20 networked. This was done elsewhere on the forum but I wanted to open it to all HR20 owners this time.

    The poll is simple. If you have one (or more) HR20 networked to your home network vote yes. If not vote no.
  2. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    One of my two are. Soon....2 of 3 will be.

    btw, no offense, polls don't bother like they do some...but isn't there another Network poll floating around here somewhere?
  3. lovswr

    lovswr Godfather

    Jan 12, 2004
    Riverview, FL
    One is & one is not. It probably will be by this weekend :D
  4. naijai

    naijai Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    one thing is that im sure we shall all be happy once VOD has been released and shortly after find something new to nag about

    and currently only 1 of mine is networked
  5. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    I was inspired to comply due to a previous comment about "locals on the eight" over vod.
  6. Greyshadow2007

    Greyshadow2007 Legend

    Aug 23, 2006
    1 HR20-700. Has been connected since I received it
  7. funhouse69

    funhouse69 Icon

    Mar 26, 2007
    1 HR20 Connected to a Switched Gigabit Network since the day I received it. A second HR20 showing up on Friday, well assuming that they actually show up for this appointment.
  8. alv

    alv Godfather

    Aug 13, 2002
    I suspect the results from the poll are very skewed compared to non-forum members. Hard to believe 75% of the average users are networked.
  9. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    HR20 hardwired to Netgear wireless router, Bellsouth DSL, lots of pictures and music, waiting for D10 and VOD.
  10. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I'd bet you are right on the button with that suspicion!

    There are many, many things that the forum members have in common with respect to "usage patterns", with the "typical" consumer....networking ain't likely to be one of them.:)

    I was surprised to see how popular networking is among the forum members. Good thing for D*...lots of potential feedback.
  11. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Sep 16, 2003
    I've been meaning to put on one the network, but haven't gotten around to it. Just no need on my end.
  12. PlanetBill

    PlanetBill Icon

    May 8, 2006
    Seems like I responded to this same (or close to it) poll 2 or 3 times already.
  13. Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2005
    No need for me I just watch HD TV and I really don't care about VOD but that is just me and glad you have this option
  14. markrubin

    markrubin Mentor

    Jun 21, 2007
    I networked my two new HR20's and then both would hang up after a reboot: they would get to 25% download and freeze up: reading the manual it says the network connection is for "future applications"

    just a reminder to disconnect the network cable while rebooting
  15. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Not everyone has this problem though. At one time or the other I've had both of them networked, and I've never had the either unit lock-up on reboot.

    I have seen other posts describing you issue. I think houskamp is one of them that said it has happened to him.
  16. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Never had the problem either, lucky I suppose.
  17. marcusadolfsson

    marcusadolfsson Cool Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    My units crash too when connected to the network. As far as I know, it occurs when you have a uPnP device on your network (like an Xbox, ethernet storage units, some routers). I think this has been confirmed by other forum members.

    DirecTV better fix this before they roll our VOD.
  18. durl

    durl Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2003
    I don't have it networked yet. I had been waiting until the functionality is in place to control it via the internet but I may just get a Slingplayer with SPMobile instead.

    Now if they ever set it up so that you can transfer programs from one box to another, I'd network my receivers in a heartbeat.
  19. Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    I voted yes, but won;t have my HR-20 till tomorrow. However, I have the network ready and waiting for it, to be connected. So it will be :)
  20. Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    The lockups seem to be caused by UPnP host (Universal Plug and Play) being active on the network. For whatever reason the HR-20 locks up when it's rebooting and there's an active UPnP out there.

    I've been able to replicate this by removing/adding UPnP devices from my network and rebooting an HR-20.

    Considering DirecTV is a member of the UPnP consortium they would probably do well to investigate and fix this issue quickly...because if it's still around when they release a real reason to have the device on a network they will get more than a CS call or two on the matter.

    There are many devices that have UPnP...some default to it off others on. It's becoming more and more commonplace. What does it do? For instance...if you connect your computer to a network that has UPnP it may very well find a printer for you and make it ready for use without you having to go through an install process.

    In some cases you can turn the UPnP host off. In XP you can stop and disable the service. Other devices don't give you an option.
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