1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

MRV/Whole Home issues?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by devaska1, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. balboadave

    balboadave Legend

    201
    5
    Mar 3, 2010
    I need to make an update. With just some of the recordings that didn't play remotely, it turns out they did not record correctly. All of the info and program description is correct, but the playback is blank on the machine that recorded them. So in their case, there weren't any packets to send, which makes the error message on the remote playback correct. Now why they didn't record, and why there is no error message indicating that, becomes another issue.
     
  2. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    5,957
    54
    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    Did you look in your history file to see whether they show a reason for the bad recording. Sometimes there will be a message with the bad recording listed, and sometimes there is nothing there at all.
     
  3. azarby

    azarby Hall Of Fame

    4,126
    15
    Dec 15, 2006
    This is the same problem I was having over amonth ago. It was reported to DTV and I think they are working on a solution.
     
  4. cmalberto

    cmalberto AllStar

    63
    1
    Jun 15, 2007
    My setup that I didn't mention was a HR20-100 to 2 H24s
     
  5. balboadave

    balboadave Legend

    201
    5
    Mar 3, 2010
    Yes I did. It said Recorded. Now it says Deleted.
     
  6. balboadave

    balboadave Legend

    201
    5
    Mar 3, 2010
    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. rweiss21

    rweiss21 New Member

    4
    0
    Aug 15, 2010
    Any updates on this issue? I'm a new SUB with an HR24 and H24, having the same issue. It appears that my recorded HD content will play remotely but my SD content will not. All content plays back normally on the local DVR.
     
  8. devaska1

    devaska1 Mentor

    45
    0
    Jul 15, 2010
    Bueller anybody Bueller anybody? Any answers on this yet I'm still having the same issues and no answer. MRV just seems to work as it pleases which is becoming a huge PIA...... DTV sending a tech on Thursday this week to hopefully sort something out. This is lammmmeeeee....
     
  9. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

    514
    1
    Jan 9, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    My issue was resolved by setting up static IPs on my router OUTSIDE of the DHCP pool boundary. What was happening was that my DHCP leases were expiring and causing the boxes to lose connection with one-another.

    How are your boxes configured on your network?
     
  10. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    4,493
    52
    Aug 16, 2006
    DrummerBoy,
    Could you explain how you set up static IPs?
     
  11. devaska1

    devaska1 Mentor

    45
    0
    Jul 15, 2010
    I have it set on automatic I believe! How do I go about setting up static IPs on my router OUTSiDE of the DHcP boundary, I'm using an Airport express extreme. Your answer is better than anyone else has been able to give me so far! I have a tech coming tomorrow and I don't want them to swap out any of my boxes.(2 H24s and my HR24-100) I have a feeling that they are just gonna tell me the Deca is bad in one of them.
    I am sure that's not the case though. Your help is appreciated.
     
  12. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    9,689
    195
    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Check your router for the DHCP range. . . typically on a Linksys it's .100 to .150.

    Note the current settings on your DVR. Let's say they're

    IP 192.168.1.114
    Mask 255.255.255.0
    Gateway 192.168.1.1

    DNS 192.168.1.1 (or some other outside address)

    Pick a range that doesn't have any IPs used . . . you can ping these from a PC (assuming you're connected to the network). Let's say 192.168.1.90
    Go into Network / Advanced Setup

    and change the 114 (last group) to 90.

    pick Connect Now and the test should be fine.

    One more thing. . . WRITE it down!

    I keep a notepad of ALL devices on my network with IPs, and particularly any Default IPs / Usernames / Passwords so I don't have to look this stuff up 6 months from now.
     
  13. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

    514
    1
    Jan 9, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Look in your router setup to see the IP range for DHCP. As you can see, mine is setup to go from IPs 192.168.1.3 to 100. The number you should be concerned with is the LAST number.

    Then, go to your DTV boxes in the Network Advanced Setup - you will be changing the IP address. Chose an IP address where the last number is greater than your highest number from your DHCP settings in your router. In my example, my highest number is 100, so I set my boxes up with IPs where the last numbers are greater than 100. For example, in my case I could use 150, 151, 152, etc. The IP would be 192.168.1.150, etc.

    Connect Now and you should be set.

    Hope that helps.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    4,493
    52
    Aug 16, 2006
    Thanks :)
     
  15. markrubi

    markrubi Icon

    692
    0
    Oct 12, 2006
    I am getting this error. It is only happening to recordings on a particular channel. Some times they will play after retrying. Resume will sometimes get it to play and others selecting start over. I have run system test all pass and have even rebooted the DVR's. Also reconnected the DECA's. I find it odd it is only failing on CBS shows.

    Edit: I have 1 HR-24 and 2 HR-20's. The shows which are not playing are located on the HR-24. They will not play on either of the other DVR's.
     
  16. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

    514
    1
    Jan 9, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Need much more information about your setup.

    Do you have a router, if so, what kind.
    What are the IP settings on each DTV box?
    How many wired and wireless devices are attached to your network.
    Could your router be limiting the number of devices (causing your DTV devices to disconnect)?
     
  17. markrubi

    markrubi Icon

    692
    0
    Oct 12, 2006


    No router attached.

    1. 169.254.8.19 (hr20)
    2. 169.254.4.204 (hr24)
    3. 168.254.8.217 (hr20)

    I have 3 DVR's attached via DECA's.

    I don't think it's an IP issue since I can watch any other recordings except for those on my local CBS channel. The recordings play locally on the DVR (HR24) just fine. I just hit resume on a problem recording and it played. I tried another untouched recording and it failed.
     
  18. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    21,192
    183
    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    An overwhelmingly large percentage of the routers in the market will re-assign the same IP address as the previous lease (by MAC address). Unless you've set the lease length very short or somehow configured the router to offer random addresses, this shouldn't be a problem.
     
  19. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

    392
    14
    Jan 14, 2008
    Metro-Atlanta

    Absolutely true.

    It is also true that the vast majority of people have no idea how a network or router works. DHCP was made part of the Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3) in 1997 for good reasons.

    The truth is that DHCP works just fine for MRV / D*oD / TVApps if the installation and configuration are correct.


    EDIT: Fixed / static / reserved IP addresses will work, but they are not necessary.
     
  20. E91

    E91 Godfather

    341
    0
    Oct 7, 2008

    I did this fix a few days ago - it had a huge impact on stabilizing the system. All my problems disappeared immediately.
     

Share This Page