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Sluggish HD-DVR's

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Manctech, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Manctech

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    You can clear the Flash Memory to try and speed up sluggish HD-DVR's.
    To do so, follow these steps.

    Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. But I just learned about it today. And I've been doing this a year and a half.

    For Sluggish or slow responding HDDVR’s


     
  2. dpeters11

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    What exactly is stored in flash memory (other than stuff for Active)? I know most everything is on the hard drive. I've never heard this one either. Honestly it sounds like the self destruct sequence for the Enterprise.
     
  3. Manctech

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    could not tell you. We just got this tip via email and I have yet to try it out. Felt I would pass it a long. I will update the next time I get a chance to test it!
     
  4. Joe C

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    Does the box ave to be connected to the internet for this to work ? One of my 22-100's is not connected to the internet because when it is the box slows down tremendously. I noticed in the directions channel 1 and weather are steps that need to be followed. I'm at work now but I'm going to try this tonight when I get home anyway.
     
  5. richlife

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    My HD-DVRs have definitely gotten sluggish. Please try this on your own HD-DVR and THEN report back to us. Preferably with pictures.
     
  6. Rich

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    The Operating System is on the Flash Drive for one thing. I don't think there's much on the actual HDD except for programming. I tried that tip, even tho I don't have any slow HRs and it did nothing. But I got a kick out of doing it!

    Rich
     
  7. AccidenT

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    When you say it "did nothing" do you mean you didn't get the message about the NVRAM being cleared? Or that you got the message but didn't notice a change in the speed?
     
  8. damondlt

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    I did it , and no change.
     
  9. Rich

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    I got the message on each HR I tried it with, but I don't have slow, sluggish HRs to begin with and didn't see any difference after doing it. But I had a good time trying it. :)

    Rich
     
  10. Joe C

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    I did it on both 22-100's that I have. I did get the NVRAM cleared message on the screen and did the RBR. They both seem a little faster for limited use funtions like changing the channel one time, but for scrolling through the one line guide they still lock up after several consecutive key presses then several channels' worth of programing info quickly change on the screen. Overall I still hate the HR.
     
  11. Richierich

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    This is exactly why I don't use the Active Button!!!

    Also, I don't use Double Play because it Slows up the DVR and causes alot of problems because the CPU isn't Fast enough to handle the Overloaded Capacity of Tasks being thrown at it.
     
  12. Rich

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    You should join the Mike Greer HR22-100 fan club. :lol:

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

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    Be wonderful if they'd give up on that Active nonsense and change that button to a ToDo List button.

    Rich
     
  14. richlife

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    +1
     
  15. Rich

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    Thanx, I thought there would be a deluge of posts telling us how useful the Active function was. I do have a high opinion of the intelligence of the members of this forum and don't know how I'd deal with people telling us of the wonders of that useless function.

    Rich
     
  16. sigma1914

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    I use DP daily with no slow down or anything.
     
  17. CoolGui

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    Which version do you have? My HR24/200 always seems to be slow. And not just when I'm using Double Play, but it seems worse with dp.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    HR24-100.
     
  19. tkrandall

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    my two HR24-200s are lighting fast compared to my 3.5 year old HR20-700.
     
  20. Rich

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    I use a 24-500 and a 200 and seven 20-700s and I do see a slight difference in speed, but not enough for me to worry about. I don't even notice it most of the time.

    Rich
     

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