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S-L-O-W response on HR22

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by packersjd43, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. slow-hr22-user

    slow-hr22-user New Member

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    I have searched everywhere for a fix to the slow hr22 problem. Manual Reset, 0-2-4-6-8 at first blue screen, Reformatting the harddrive, turning native off, turning all but one resolution off, you name it and nothing has worked.

    What did work for my HR22-100 was to tell it to hide all HD channels (I know that defeats its purpose). That put me back to where I was before upgrading my dish to a SLIMLINE 5S or S5.

    By the way, that is when my troubles began. I think some models of the HR22 cannot handle the HD signal sent from the SLIMLINE. I have the one with a shinny finish. I believe there is an opaque finish one out there. Or it could be how long the run of coax cable is to the SWM or Dish. I live in a condo and my run from the roof is, I'm guessing, about 200 feet. Truth is that it all began by upgrading to this dish. I am now only able to see SD channels and I have ordered an HR24.

    I hope this helps someone like me. I was pulling my hairs just changing channels or trying to view the guide. Now most things are okay. I can't wait for my HR24.

    MartianMarv
     
  2. dpeters11

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    First of all, :welcome_s

    Keep in mind, the post you quoted is from 2009.

    I've never heard of hiding HD channels in the guide speeding things up. If it did, then hiding SD I think would have the same effect.

    Once systems get the new HD GUI, guide scrolling will increase dramatically.
    http://hr20.dbstalk.com/docs/HDGUI First Look v2.pdf
    I'd also try this:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=184693

    And from channel 1, when fully loaded, press red red blue blue yellow green to clear NVRAM.

    Maybe try turning off scrolling effects in the guide as well.

    Curious, how did you order your HR24? Wondering if a DirecTV rep promised you one.
     
  3. slow-hr22-user

    slow-hr22-user New Member

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    I posted to an old thread because there is no answers out there. On any thread. As I said I have tried and searched everything. This thread may still be open because there is STILL no answer. I am ordering my hr24 from Amazon, but there are many places online. Just Google it and look under shopping.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    You can see if any of my suggestions help. I was curious about the order just because I've heard of people talking to a DirecTV rep and being told they'll get an HR24, when in reality, they may not. If you got one from an authorized reseller, they operate differently. Still a lease though with a two year contract.
     
  5. slow-hr22-user

    slow-hr22-user New Member

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    Thanks for your suggestions, but I have said nothing, I mean nothing has worked for me. Your suggestions were some of the first ones I've tried. Clearing the NVRAM I have tried multiple times.

    Thanks for the pdf on your original reply. However it only validated the fact that the HR22 is a slow , flawed piece of equipment. It is still predicted to be slower after the illusive update. If the software was available now, it would be nice to give it a try, but it is not.

    Thanks again,

    MartianMarv
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    The software was targeted for these models, FWIW.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Ok, I won't say that my HR22 is as fast as my H25, but the difference from SD GUI to HD is significant. And I'm not entirely sure it's a fair comparison. The HR24 is several years newer. Doesn't mean that the HR22 was flawed. If any were "flawed" it'd be the H20. I used to be a bit bitter on that one :)

    I didn't know what you'd actually tried other than what you listed, so was trying to make sure all the bases were covered. But honestly, hiding HD channels in the guide as the only thing that makes a difference just doesn't make much sense.

    The only thing I can think of is slower changing channels due to resolution change, but you'd already tried that.
     
  8. Mike Greer

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    I tried everything on my HR22s. The bottom line is that they just suck. My fix was to spend $600 and force the HR22s on the kids...

    The HR24-500s I got are much faster in everything.

    I went downstairs and tried out my sons HR22 just last week to see if anything had improved... Guess what - still slow as hell. I know - surprise to you.

    Maybe the new HD GUI is better but I wouldn't bet on it!
     
  9. Richierich

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    Trust Me the New HD GUI is Better and Faster with More Efficient Coding and will solve a lot of problems but not all problems.
     
  10. CCarncross

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    My HR22's run just fine, just a little sluggish playlist operations when using 2TB drives that are getting full, all other functions are completely snappy with the new HD GUI.
     
  11. Mike Greer

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    I'll take your word for it. My hang up is that I have been hearing 'The new software that's just around corner addresses the speed issues, just hold on a little longer' for 3 years now.

    Right now my HR22s are just as painfully slow as ever....
     
  12. CCarncross

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    And you've been very vocal about it, nobody escapes your rants about how you hate the equipment, yet you are still a D* subscriber. Didn't they announce an updated GUI and better performance within the last 8-10 months? 3 years sounds like an embellishment on your part...like the people that claim they have been with D* for "over 20 years" or some crap that of course is impossible...
     
  13. Richierich

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    The CEO of Directv has mentioned the HDGUI in the last 6 months as something that will speed up Slow DVRs and bring about some other improvements and enhancements that we will enjoy.

    Soon everyone will have the New HDGUI, some before others depending on your geographical location as it normally goes to the West Coast first and works it's way over to the East Coast later.
     
  14. dpeters11

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    I admit I've seen more than a few posts saying that a new release was rolling out, see if that helps your speed etc. This was before the HD GUI was even on the table, I remember posts like that going back before DLB and MRV.
     
  15. Mike Greer

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    Call them rants if you’d like….

    If you are really that concerned you can do a search and find the posts going back 3 years of people telling me things like 'they aren't slow', 'fix is on the way', etc. My favorite thing is that the same people claiming their DVRs were not slow suddenly claimed the HR24s are ‘lightening fast’. Hilarious!

    I do hate the HR22s but I don't hate the HR24s.

    This thread was started by someone trying to get their HR22 to stop being slow and wanted suggestions. He has done all he can do and no amount of defending DirecTV is going get him fixed. Hopefully the new HD firmware will but in time he’ll know.

    My fix was to spend money and get HR24s...
     
  16. Mike Greer

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    Sounds promising. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    I can understand your reservation/skepticism about the software.
    My HR21 never was "that slow", but I've sure read enough posts from others to know some are having much different experiences.
    The new software is a major overhaul [maybe even from a clean sheet of paper] and was targeted for these receivers.
    I doubt anyone will really know how good/bad it is until it has had weeks of use without reboots/clearing NVRAM, etc.

    "we can only hope" ;)
     
  18. bobcamp1

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    According to the First Look, an HR21 with the new GUI is still significantly slower than an HR24 with the old GUI. So the new GUI is a little faster but don't expect miracles.

    Also, I think the HR24 isn't lightning fast. It's just adequate. Once in a while it takes a few seconds to respond to a remote command.
     
  19. slow-hr22-user

    slow-hr22-user New Member

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    Can someone please just address why the HR22 is going to be slower than the HR21 (see the PDF here given to me on this tread earlier) with the new software? Why is an older piece of hardware faster than a new one?

    I am going to go out on a limb here, but it sounds like this forum has lots of installers, who, may be trying to resell the old HR22 to new subscribers.

    Anyway, I've got to go. I am picking up my new HR24, woo hoo!

    MartianMarv
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    I think you might have misread. The HR22, with its slower processor, will be a little slower than the HR24, but should be equivalent to the HR21. In my testing, the HR22 with new software was equivalent in speed to the HR24 with old software. Both are quite satisfyingly fast.

    The installers do not resell anything, I think you have misunderstood there.
     

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