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Software Update: HR20 - 0xEB Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Nov 7, 2006.

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  1. Nov 7, 2006 #1 of 584
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    New Software 11/07/2006
    Manufacture 700 - 0xEB

    Release Notes:

    PLEASE DON"T POST... DIDN'T GET IT, or GOT IT tracking posts in this thread, they will be deleted

    Note: This is going to be a STAGGERED rollout starting in the Pacific Timezone. It may take a few days for everyone to receive the update.

    Note #2: This time; In this thread... Please list your HDMI issues. To help identify them, put HDMI ISSUE as the first line of your post. Then list your Make/Model of your TV.. and then describe your issue. As I see them, I will roll them up to the 3rd post in this thread.

    Note #3: Please, when listing a problem.... try to get as specific as possible... Saying "It Froze" and that it is, does no good in helping finding the cause. Saying: "It frozen, when I was recording MPEG-4 NBC Chicago, and I was re-organizing my Series Links"... helps in finding a combination that can recreate an issue. As I see an issue, I will roll it up to the 2nd post in this thread.

    Previous Version Thread:
    Version 0xE3 (10/19/2006): Discussion Thread
    Version 0xDC (10/11/2006): Discussion Thread
    Version 0xD8 (10/04/2006): Discussion Thread
    Version 0xD1 (9/26/2006): Discussion Thread
    Version 0xCC (9/16/2006): Discussion Thread Issue Thread
    Version 0xBE (9/1/2006): Discussion Thread Issue Thread

    The Original HR20 Review Thread

    Tips and Tricks Threads
    Official Tips and Tricks
    Unoffical Tips and Tricks

    Unoffical Feature Request Survey

    Unoffical eSATA Feature Discussion
  2. Nov 7, 2006 #2 of 584
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Identified Bugs/Issues -

    Last Updated 11/11/2006 - 07:30 CST Current as of Post #391
    • Pink Fast Forward Icon
    • Optical output still appears to be on when unit in Standby Post 1 Report
    • Dolby Digital setting. May need to turn off then on, (or do it multiple times) to get DD to enable after new software Post Multiple Reports
    • System Locked Up; When attempting to delete a completed program Post 2 Reports/I]
      [*]System Locked Up; No action done, returned to system and was frozen Post 2 Reports
      [*]Pixelizing playback; After 3 reboots; Playback is no longer pixelizing Post 1 Report
      [*]Lost Trick Play inside full BUFFER Post 1 Report
      [*]Random reboot while watching from Buffer Post 1 Report
      [*]Manual Re-Occuring Records, not appearing in ToDo List Post 1 Report
      [*]Remote Control improperly responded to commands Post 1 Report
      [*]Issues with the 11/8/2006 Jerico recordings Post 2 reports
      [*]Issues with this weeks LOST recordings Mutliple reports
      [*]When set to NATIVE resolution mode, screen goes BLACK during 30s SLIP. Note additional details and posts, point to the unit moving between resolutions when in any type of TrickPlay speed Post More Detail Post Multiple reports
      [*]Trick Play Motion (FF for example), is not a constant stream forward. Some points if goes backwards Video Include as example Post Multiple Reports
      [*]A single record, appears multiple times in MyPlaylist. Post 2 Reports
      [*]Partial Records for the Daily Show and Countdown Post 1 Report
      [*]Unit stops responding to remote Post
      [*]Failed to record schedule program that ends up in the "live" buffer, do to two recordings at once Post 1 Report
      [*]Recordings failed to STOP recording at scheduled time Post 1 Report
      [*]Signal Lost message appearing during playback Post 1 Report
      [*]Unable to playback recording, upon restart the recording was no longer in MyPlaylist Post 2 reports
      [*]Loss of audio after pause Post 1 Report
  3. Nov 7, 2006 #3 of 584
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    HDMI Combinations -

    Current as of 11/9/2006 09:30PM CST Post #244

    • Sharp LCD Panel, not negotiating HDMI status properly. (Different effects depending on the order things are turned on) Post
    • Samsung 4095 - Incorrect Color's when HR20 is rebooted Post[/B]
  4. Nov 8, 2006 #4 of 584

    rrwantr Mentor

    Jul 7, 2004
    Antenna setup is grayed out in setup...ffw seems to be working better.....I have to go to bed...so no more testing for me right now. Hopefully my stable HR20 does not become unstable with this new sw...lol
  5. Nov 8, 2006 #5 of 584
    Guitar Hero

    Guitar Hero Godfather

    Dec 13, 2005
    Wow, I just noticed a big chunk of my hard drive space is missing. I had 36% just four hours ago and now I'm down to 17%. I did record some shows, but all of it in SD. I better get rid of some stuff.

    Anybody else notice some missing HDD space?
  6. Nov 8, 2006 #6 of 584

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    From the release notes:

    * Improved accuracy of hard drive usage indicator

    My guess is that previously it was artifiially high and now it is more accurate. Mine is at 71% free now, I'll report back after I get the update (hopefully overnight tonight)
  7. Nov 8, 2006 #7 of 584

    dervari Icon

    Dec 1, 2005
    No resolution to the BSOD or "Partial" recording problems, huh? I wish they would make that their top priority instead of these relatively minor bug fixes. While it could be addressed in the "other fixes" section, I believe it would be front page news with it's own banner if it had indeed been fixed. :(
  8. Nov 8, 2006 #8 of 584

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Program deleting from the MyVod before user action or delete criteria reached (space, SL settings, etc).

    Not sure I understand this one. Does this mean it will wait for me to say yes before deleting when the drive is just about full?
  9. Nov 8, 2006 #9 of 584

    gr8reb8 AllStar

    Aug 21, 2006

    * 'Searching for satellite' message no longer appears while viewing a recorded program.

  10. Nov 8, 2006 #10 of 584
    Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    • All A/V Outputs are disabled when the unit is put in standby mode

    I kind of like this one myself. I have issues with my projector with the outputs turned on all the time.
  11. Nov 8, 2006 #11 of 584

    Frodtab Legend

    Sep 16, 2006
    "Additional Miscellaneous fixes (no specifics provided)"

    Did they do anything concerning all of the issues that have with sports subscriptions?
  12. Nov 8, 2006 #12 of 584

    f300v10 Legend

    Feb 11, 2005
    I think this was a bug where a recorded show was deleted without the user asking to, and when the box still had free space available. i.e. it was deleted when it should not have been.

    When the box is full it will still delete the older recordings as needed to make room unless they are marked as 'keep until I delete'.
  13. Nov 8, 2006 #13 of 584

    Carbon Godfather

    Sep 22, 2006
    By just reading the release notes this one is by far the best-

    * 'Searching for satellite' message no longer appears while viewing a recorded program.
  14. Nov 8, 2006 #14 of 584

    qlanus Legend

    Sep 22, 2006
    Rise & shine, Left-Coasters!

    The rest of anxiously await your reports. Start testing!
  15. Nov 8, 2006 #15 of 584

    UncD2000 AllStar

    Oct 15, 2006
    I haven't seen this message at all since removing both BBC units (coincidence?), but it was appearing when both tuners were receiving their tuned channels just fine, and signal readings were good on all sats. My previous D* receivers never displayed the "searching" message when a picture was being received, so it was quite an annoyance to see it for no apparent reason on the HR20, and have to try various tricks to get rid of it.

    At present my biggest gripe is recorded shows that (at least initially) show a blank screen, and even occasionally lock up the unit. I had this happen twice last night while trying to view the same show. After two resets I just selected something else to watch.
  16. Nov 8, 2006 #16 of 584

    FilmMixer AllStar

    Aug 29, 2006
    Noticed that it seems a lot more responsive and the screen redraws are snappier...

    Also My VOD is now called My Playlist.
  17. Nov 8, 2006 #17 of 584

    mtnagel Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2006
    I like My Playlist much better than MyVOD. Never cared for that.
  18. Nov 8, 2006 #18 of 584
    Radio Enginerd

    Radio Enginerd Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Left coaster checking in…

    My wife said the same thing this morning... She never understood what my VOD meant. I told her this morning that VOD stands for Video On Demand. :)

    Then she followed with, "My Playlist makes much more sense... I hit the List button to get into My Playlist" I happen to agree, the change makes sense since the remote doesn't say My VOD anywhere. :)

    Used the unit for about 20 minutes this morning... Erased 1 item from the My Playlist and noticed the item remained in the list until I left the list and then returned to it. A very small glitch IMO but thought I would mention it in case an attempt to fix it was done in this last update...
  19. Nov 8, 2006 #19 of 584

    evans5150 Mentor

    Feb 9, 2006
    I haven't had any problems with my box prior to this update and don't really notice any changes as of now. The one major thing I notice is the "true space left" fix. I went from 58% last night to 40% this morning with nothing being recorded overnight. I suggest everyone check that immediately in case you are getting close to being full. Other than that....I LOVE MY HR20 and my SONY SXRD!!!
  20. Nov 8, 2006 #20 of 584

    avatar230 Legend

    Oct 18, 2006
    OxEB & I didn't get off to the best start. Woke up this morning to see the blue ring of lights was on, so my unit had rebooted overnight; I got excited assuming it was a software update. Turned on the TV -- the HR20 was throughputting video and audio on TNT-HD (the last station I had parked on last night) but the sound was wildly out of sync and the unit was unresponsive to any and all remote control commands.

    Did a red-button restart and it seems to be working better now. No further problems as of yet (just fifteen minutes into testing). I did notice the drive-usage drop from around 20% down to 7% free.
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