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Lots of Red Dots Since Sftwr Upgrade

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kpurcell, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. kpurcell

    kpurcell Cool Member

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    Ever since I upgraded to the latest software, I am seeing tons of little red dots, especially (possibly only) on HD channels.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. spidey

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    see other posts on this but saw them one day havent seen them in a long time since
     
  3. sattec

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    IT"S NOT A GROUND PRONG ISSUE :) , allow me to clear that off the list, it does seem to be a bug in the new s/w.
     
  4. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Do a RBR (Red Button Reset) that worked for me.
     
  5. mazter

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    I have them too. But it's not just the Hr20 , it's also on the H20. So I doubt it's a software issue.
     
  6. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    I think it's a software issue because both units use MPEG4. And thats the only time I have seen the Red Dots local HD channels.
     
  7. hancox

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    Stupid question - is anyone getting this NOT using the stock (i.e. out of the box) HDMI cables?

    I'm using this as an excuse to go all-good-cabling, even if it turns out to be a wider bug. :)
     
  8. JACKIEGAGA

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    It is an encoding issue with MPEG 4. Search the threads there is more discussion.
     
  9. iceman2a

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    Don't bother! It's appears on both HDMI and Components, "more expensive" HDMI cables won't do anything!
    The "red dot" issues seem to me to be a MPEG4 encoding issue! It's certian local chnls in certian DMA's and I would say has little to do with HR20 software updates!
     
  10. NYSmoker

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    My HR20 did not come with an HDMI cable, I am using a fancy $4.00 Monoprice.com cable.
     
  11. hancox

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    Before anyone tags me as a noob (most certainly NOT) - monoprice all the way. I was just lazy when the new amp came...
     
  12. cvarner

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    I had this problem, and switched all my recordings to OTA locals. No problem with red dots now, but having issues with audio dropouts.
     
  13. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    :welcome_s

    It looks as if It's a Boston area issue
     
  14. NYSmoker

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    Wow I always thought NYC was a long way from Boston.

    :grin:
     
  15. oldschoolecw

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    North East ISSUE

    :icon_peac
     
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