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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Nov 13, 2006.
Yup, I checked it out last night. I can certainly live with it now.
Why is page 3 of this thread going to a whole different thread ?????
So far so good with this update...30 sec slip is a lot better.
Like the new "Playlist" text versus the asinine "My VOD"...
4x FF and RW is nice to have, but my testing with the Today Show in MPEG 4 this morning proved it still needs work, pretty choppy, taking 2-4 minute chunks out here and there....cant see myself using this yet.
All in all, for all the crabbing I have done on this box, I have to give a thumbs up for this update. The programmers can have their jobs back for this week...
I had this happen too, it would fast forward in BIG chunks of time. If this is how it is supposed to work I don't see myself using it except to go quickly to the end of a program.
Not sure what you mean... if click on Page 3, I am still in this thread.
That's excellent news!
I'm sorry to report that the sports package bug is not fixed with this release. There seems to be some progress, however. I tried recording the Isles @ Stars game last night. It started recording at 5:30 (this is an improvement). I started watching at 6:30. All was fine until the start of the third period, when the picture froze. The bar said 1:47 of 6:00. I hit list, and the game was there (another improvement, as it used to juet get automatically deleted at this point). However, when I selected the game to watch, it listed it as a 1:47 recording. Apparently, when the game ended, it stopped the recording at the point where I was, and dumped the rest.
I think this might be related to the delayed payment for PPV "feature." While this feature is pretty cool, it may have to go or be modified to accomodate the sports package subscribers.
After the update, I tried recording channel 840 and was surprised to see the recording light come on. The recording appeared in MyPlaylist but would not play. The timeline shows the length of the recording. When I FF, the blue lights are spinning, but the marker on the timeline doesn't move. I can advance to the end and get the delete/don't delete option. Also, when I tune to channel 840, I get a gray screen. The song information displays correctly. None of the other XM channels can be recorded.
Are there plans to allow recording of XM channels? This is one feature I miss from my R15.
Earl, I just spent about an hour trying every combination of things I've seen here. I first tried exactly what you suggested, then I tried rebooting (both TV and HR-20) with just the component hooked up, then adding the HDMI, then tried a reboot of each device individually with the different cable hook ups. No luck. Can this be a hardware problem? I guess I'll need to borrow another HDMI source to verify the TV/cable combination is still working properly.
Another positive to report. The Live TV buffer seemed nebulous in the earlier releases. On multiple occasions, I was able to create a Live TV buffer much longer than 90 minutes. While in this extended buffer (outside of the 90-minute expected buffer), Trick Play functions did not work properly.
NOW, I paused a show for an extended period. When I returned about 2 hours later, it was playing and it was at the front-end of the expected 90-minute buffer. I tried to rewind and after a short blip, it started to play again - This is expected. In the past, it could remain paused forever, but now it can remain paused for only 90 minutes. Thanks for this fix.
Earl, Just curious as to what made D* release EF nationally so quickly as compared to EB? How did they determine it was ready so quickly vs. taking almost a week to observe EB on the west coast? I can't figure out their pattern (maybe they don't have one).
EB has a SIGNIFIANT update, underneath the GUI.......
So they where being much more cautious with it...
EF was built on the EB base, with the improvements they change.
EF had been in testing before EB was released.... So EF's future, drastically hinged on EB's results.
I thought that the buffer was supposed to extend up to 4 hours when paused?
Some good news - woke up this morning and both boxes were still alive and active (after full reset last night)
is this the sports pack or nhl ticket? i have no problems when games are on sportspack...
Last night, I got 2 quick flashes where the screen went black and said something like "invalid access card" with a serial number after it. There were just 2 and they lasted a fraction of a second each.
You are correct. Not saying there aren't HR20 receiver problems with this but I see this all the time OTA with my HD locals. 3 of the big 4 networks are always dropping out of HD to SD and non-DD5.1 for local commercials because they lack the equipment or knowhow to do it right. When it comes back to HD and 5.1 (if they don't forget to flip the switch) I'll sometimes get a quick audio "pop" as the 5.1 kicks in.
All normal in the world of HD local networks.
I saw this morn that the update came through, but haven't had time to check things out. The sluggisness of the guide is one of few beefs I have with this device, but I don't know if that's even considered an issue - that the repsonse time is expected due to the guide data that must be processed.
Guide speed seems the same to me.