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Software Update: HR20 - 0xDC

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. rrbhokies

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    I don't know about pixelization, but the FF function and the 30sec slip is not nearly as fluid as before. It looks like it pauses for a few seconds and then jumps ahead. Essentially, it's very choppy, making it hard to determine when to stop. Is this the same thing as pixelization?

    Last night while watching my recording of Lost, I was in FF, and it froze on me. I was able to use the 30s slip to jump ahead and break out of the freeze. Is this the same thing as the LOOPING frame?
     
  2. NFLnut

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    .. especially when I ASKED FOR an HR10, and NOT an HR20! I was told they were "out" of the HR10's.

    Sorry .. I know that I have hijacked the thread with this post, but I just couldn't resist a reply. I'll stop now ..
     
  3. WANDERER

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    EARL! ANSWER ME! :)
     
  4. wakajawaka

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    I believe so. FF and then it gets stuck on one frame that loops.
     
  5. Crash Pilot

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    Radio Enginerd, I too have found the "bug" with the yellow button dropping audio but I had this in other code revs as well. I did not think it was a bug because when you simply push the yellow button again, you get your audio back. I concidered it another mute button. ;)
     
  6. bonscott87

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    I believe you just look in the history and it will tell you, just like Tivo. I've never looked to see if there were details for each listing but it lists everything as recorded, cancelled, deleted, etc.
     
  7. Radio Enginerd

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    Yeah, come to find out it's not a bug! :)

    Not sure it's a good shortcut to have on that menu given that when in the "List View" it does a different function. I won’t bag on it though, makes sense. I'll add it to the “Wish List” thread... Is there a Wish List thread yet? :)
     
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    By the way, heavily used the HR20 last night. Had several recordings going on and was watching a hockey game about an hour behind live. I was expecting this FFW bug and told my wife about it (she didn't care so long as the recording was there) but it never appeared. We watched a couple recordings from last week, one from the previous day, the hockey game behind live and one other from yesterday.

    Now none were MPEG4 channels (of which I don't have any available to me) but I just wanted to report my findings.
     
  9. Radio Enginerd

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    I too had a very positive night last night watching and recording SD and MPEG-2 programming...
     
  10. Crash Pilot

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    For those that have purchased these boxes and or having major issues let me suggest you contact Customer Retetion. I was calling to cancel D* and was sent out a H20HR a regular DVR and two plain Jane receivers. They sent out a tech that rewired my house, installed the new dish and switch, gave me HBO for 2 bucks a month plus free showtime for 6 months and gave me credit for DVR and HD service. My wife really wanted me to go to cable but I could not pass up this offer!
    Then came the hours of reading this forum after having problems with the HR20. Good stuff to be sure, you guys rock! I called Customer Retention again and they sent me out a new HR20 and was told it had new firmware and was more stable.

    Now I'm not sure if this was bs or not but I can say that since I have had the new box, I have not had any (other than the non-intrusive issues) problems with the box. I am on day three and with the latest code but have not had a lock up and have not had to reboot yet. I was having to reset the box at least once a day with the old box.

    Now that I have cursed myself, at least you know that if you can get the right person on the phone, you should get some sort of resolution. My HR20 was built the first week of this month as it was on backorder for about 3 days.

    I am waiting for the OTA and the networking feature. I would love to be able to pull files off the box onto my laptop for veiwing when I travel. Any word on this feature? Why else is there a ethernet port?
     
  11. RAD

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    Dripping...
    I hit pause on a live show and go away for 15 minutes or so, come back and the screen saver is on, so far so god. I hit the play button and I'm in real time on the show, not where I paused it at, didn't do that on prior releases.
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    DirecTV2Go is a feature that is planned... they may possible give you the option to pull the video to another device. However, there is no eta on when it will be available, and what exact features it will have.

    The announced usage for the ethernet connections:
    1) Picture and Audio file sharing (See the threads referring to ViiV)
    2) Video-On-Demand (VOD) via Broadband

    Another reason "why", it is "cheaper" to include it now... then to have users add it later (Via USB), or replace the box with an updated model that does include it.
     
  13. matto

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    Last night, the DVR was supposed to record '30 Rock' and 'Top Model'.
    Both are listed in the recording history as "Partial", and neither is in the MyVOD list.

    No idea why they'd be "partial", the weather was clear last night, and I have no reception issues. The box has not crashed/rebooted in the last day to the best of my knowledge.

    I called D* to give them the daily update on what the HR20 has screwed up.
     
  14. Wolffpack

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    R15/HR20 History <> Tivo History.

    If a show you're looking for appears in history (they don't always) it will say RECORDED or CANCELLED. That's it.
     
  15. matto

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    I got the mysterious "PARTIAL" for recordings that never appeared in MyVOD also.

    Also, the sorting they use in the recording history is beyond retarded.
    Would sorting by date have been so incredibly hard!?
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    Another one of those that "either" way, is a functional way (to someone).
    Sort By Title: helps you find what happend to "Insert Title Here"
    Sort By Date: helps you find what happend to last nights "Insert Title Here"
     
  17. matto

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    OK, what about programs in the future appearing in the "History" list? :)
     
  18. Earl Bonovich

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    Actually, those are there when a reboot occurs... as when the guide data reloads and the todo list validates against the guide data, it doesn't find it in the guide... Thus they are "canceled".

    They are later added (if they where part of a Series Link), when the background prioritizer runs. Programs that are not part of a series link, are manged similarly... but different, as they will stay in the todo list (just not be listed) until the matching guide data is downloaded
     
  19. matto

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    I guess we know which development team Rube Goldberg's grandson is managing.
     
  20. Howie

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    They need some way to cache the guide data. If you have something scheduled to record soon after a reset, I guess you're screwed.
     
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