New User Interface makes my HR20 SLOW !

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mhyne, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Menu-settings and help-misc options-report
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Do a keyword search for sendreport.
  3. Podkayne

    Podkayne Legend

    Nov 1, 2007
    Thank you both, will try to be more proactive instead of just kvetching when something weird happens, which really isn't all that often.
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Exactly, being part of the solution, or at least trying to get a solution is always best. CCarncross's steps won't work, but mine should.
  5. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Would you like to explain why my steps wont work? That is exactly where the send report option is at.
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    He's not in the ce program and hasn't run the other keyword to be able to see that menu.
  7. May 1, 2012 #187 of 194

    BigSey DBSTalk Club Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    I'm one of the happy people. My HR20-700 was taking up to 10 seconds to pull up my playlist but it's now less than a second with the new update. It changes channels quickly, pulls up the info menu quickly and even brings up the guide quickly.

    I was ready to drop the thing out the window but I'd like to thank you, DirecTV, for making my DVR work the way it's supposed to.
  8. May 1, 2012 #188 of 194

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Well, I would Suggest buying an Owned HR24-500 and the Replace the Internal Hard Drive with a 2 TB WD20EADS and be done with it!!!

    All 5 of my Owned HR24-500 are Fast because I have Replaced the Internal Hard Drive with a Faster 2 TB WD20EADS Drive and they all work Fast.

    However, others with HR24-500s and other model HR24s are experience Sluggishness and the Only Difference is that I Replaced my Internal Drive with a Faster Drive with a Larger Cache Buffer Area.

    If you can afford to lose your Recordings this is my Recommendation or buy an HR34 and Replace the Internal Hard Drive with a Faster Drive with a Larger Cache.
  9. May 1, 2012 #189 of 194

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I'm pulling for ya! Keep in mind, previous dramatic improvements in reducing sluggishness were followed by a gradual (within a week to 10 days) return to molassis. Here's hoping the problems (specifically with the HR20-700) are really fixed. My long term favorite DVR (HR20-700) has been intermittently (more often than not, however) very sluggish for quite some time. (many months, but not years)
  10. May 2, 2012 #190 of 194

    Podkayne Legend

    Nov 1, 2007
    I'm done kvetching!! 0x5c8 has restored my HR 20-100 to its former self!! I'm so pleased that I waited this one out. I was one of the first 70,000 customers to sign up with DTV in Sept. 1994 (if my 5 digit account number is any indication) and I didn't want to end that business relationship over a technical matter.

    Thanks, both to DirecTV, and to the folks on this forum. The ability to freely vent and also to know that others were having the same problems was very helpful.
  11. May 3, 2012 #191 of 194

    Sunner73 AllStar

    Feb 29, 2012
    I realize that replacing the drive gives the extra capacity and makes a response difference but how would that help keep "the recordings" when that drive or unit fails? It is my understanding that the an external drive (just like the internal drive) w/recordings gets "married" to the DVR that records it..... unless I'm misinformed.

    Please forgive my ignorance as I have yet to receive my 1st HRxx.

    I'm just so used to the old SD DTivos that I can copy the contents of the old drive to a new one then reinstall it or remarry it if necessary to another unit.
  12. May 3, 2012 #192 of 194

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    Its been a while since my last post. About 10 months ago, I switched from Directv to TWC so I could get some TIVO Premieres because I just couldn't stand the problems with my Directv DVRs. I recall back in late 2006, when I switched from the TIVO HR10-250 to the HR20, I was frustrated with the number of bugs. Well, now than 5 years later, from reading these posts, it seems that nothing much has really improved.

    My experience with the Premieres has been excellent. It was difficult to get them paired with cable cards and sdv converters, but once I got over that hump they have been flawless. Whole home DVR included at no extra charge, lifetime service which will pay for itself in about another year, and the only charge is $2 per month for the cable card.

    With the Premieres/TWC, there's really nothing to complain about, so it gets boring. No more trying to figure out constant slowness bugs, no more calling Directv to be insulted, no more posts on these forums looking for help. I actually have time to watch TV and work now.
  13. May 3, 2012 #193 of 194
    Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Sorry. Misc options-report doesn't show up as a choice.

    Addendum: Keyword search on "sendreport" did produce the option.
  14. May 3, 2012 #194 of 194

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004

    Since this thread was started back in January...I have to wonder if the discussion may have explored every nook and cranny on that subject. :shrug:

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