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R16-300/R16-500: 0x1224 Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    R16 receivers: 0x1224
    National release began August 14, 2008.

    Please feel free to discuss all aspects of this release in this thread. However, while a certain amount of ranting is expected, forum rules are still in effect and we ask that you refrain from personal attacks and statements you cannot defend.
     
  2. ProfLonghair

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    Do we have a feature list?
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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  4. Justin23

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    When I had my R16-500 installed on July 25th, the installer downloaded this software to my receiver. Should it have been an earlier version since it says above the National Release is 8/15?

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  5. izzymac83

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    Hey, I'm new to this forum. I have a question: I use to own a DirectV Tivo DVR receiver until last tuesday and received the new R16-300. The question I have is will DirectV have a update that will allow the R16-300 swap live TV like the Tivo receiver? It kind of suck that it doesn't swap tuners!!!!
     
  6. The Merg

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    Welcome to DBSTalk.com!

    That's been a huge issue of debate here at DBSTalk. The are multiple threads/polls on this issue. There is talk that DirecTV will be coming out with a feature that is better than dual live tuner, but as of yet, no one knows what that is. There is a workaround that you can use to kinda get the functionality of DLB.

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  7. The Merg

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    Some software releases go through staggered release so it is possible that your receiver was designated as one that could receive the software update before it was officially announced as a NR. If you have 0x1224, you have the most recent NR version of software for your R16.

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  8. Justin23

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    Thanks Merg! Any word on when the R16-500 will be updated with software to have the ability to use the DVR Scheduler feature?

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  9. izzymac83

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    Thanks for the responses
     
  10. The Merg

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    I believe it should be working for the R16. I know that my R15-300 can use DVR Scheduler. I thought that the R16 was included when they allowed the R15.

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  11. Justin23

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    I think it's not available for the R16-500 yet....from the D* website: "DVR SCHEDULER works with the DIRECTV Plus® DVR receivers (R15, R16-300, R22), the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR receivers (HR20, HR21) and DIRECTV DVR's with TIVO® service.* "

    I wonder why it's only available for one type of R16? Software issue?

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  12. Gloria_Chavez

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    Hi Everyone. Merg, thanks for your reply on another thread for my query regarding live dual-buffering. Another question. Is there any way to get a 30-second skip on the R16-300. On my TiVo unit, it was instantaneous, once you programmed the remote. On the R16-300, it "skips" 30-seconds, but does so over a few seconds. Anyway to expedite this? Thanks.
     
  13. The Merg

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    What you have on the R16 is what is referred to as 30-second Slip. 30-second Skip is not available on the R16. It is available on the HR series DVR's and R22 DVR's though. It's something that R15/R16 users have been waiting for, but it seems likely that we won't see it.

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  14. Stuart Sweet

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    That may be a typo, I'm not sure. Have you tried using DVR Scheduler on R16-500?
     
  15. Justin23

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    Yes I have tried to use it and it does nothing on the website or on my mobile phone. No confirmation, nothing on the receiver, nada.

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  16. Justin23

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    Anyone from D* that comes on this board have any idea?

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  17. jcbell

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    I just posted a quite lengthy thread on my issue(s) with the R16-300. Any help is appreciated!

    (And here I had no idea about the live tv swap issue since my #$&^@#^ box doesn't work. Doubly nice. :p )
     

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