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Update for HR24...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by keithw1975, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Oct 6, 2013 #1 of 14
    keithw1975

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    Some time ago I updated my HR20s to HR24s and at the time was very happy with the huge speed increase. Now a couple years later I am finding that our HR24s seem to have gotten sluggish just like the HR20s used to be. I know this must be a software issue, though I can't imagine why.

    I haven't been paying much attention to upgrades since the HR24 and I am wondering what the latest and greatest receiver is. I am not so interested in a whole home setup, just an HD DVR.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2013 #2 of 14
    dpeters11

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    HR24 is the end of the line on HD DVRs at this point without going to a Genie.

    How full is your drive? You can also go to channel one for 30 seconds or so, that helps some people (or at least used to).
     
  3. Oct 6, 2013 #3 of 14
    samrs

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    My HR24-100 is still the bomb!

    We are on SWiM here.

    With MRV.
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2013 #4 of 14
    keithw1975

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    We are on a SWiM too. I will give the channel 1 thing a shot.

    Our hard drives are about 25-30% filled.

    The way I understand it Genie centralizes all your info on a single unit. I have shied away from this because it sounds like if that one receiver fails then I am down. With multiple receivers I can just go to another room with it's own receiver.

    Maybe I am wrong about this. I really haven't done much research on the Genie and know very little about it.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2013 #5 of 14
    samrs

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    I have a genie too, your understanding is correct. Keep your HR24's and add a genie. Subscribe to Whole Home. Use whatever is less annoying.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2013 #6 of 14
    inkahauts

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    You can add a genie to your system or replace one HR24 with a genie. It will integrate into your current system like any other DVR. It just does a lot more and if you want you can convert to a genie and mini genie Yates but you don't have to.

    You didn't say, what is your full system now, just two HR24 or more than that?


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  7. Oct 7, 2013 #7 of 14
    PCampbell

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    My HR24-100 gets a bis slow at times but a reset gets it going.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2013 #8 of 14
    Half Decaf

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    I've also noticed a lag in response in my HR24 in the last few months - pretty frustrating. I'll try Channel 1 ...
     
  9. Oct 9, 2013 #9 of 14
    acostapimps

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    I also get lag response from HR24, but I doubt is the EHD because I ran out of disk space before, on internal and external and it was still fast before, now it lags with 30 to 40 percent space used.

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  10. acostapimps

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    This tells me it's SW related because nothing has changed with dvr placement or connections.

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  11. CCarncross

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    In my personal experience almost without exception I have found it was always drive related. Over the past 7 years of my HR2x experience, I have only found the software to be problematic a couple of times. If it was software related it would affect every single user with the same model on the same firmware. It almost never has. I usually find a drive starting to flake out to be the actual culprit.
     
  12. Half Decaf

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    Ouch, my HR24 has never been more than 20% full, and it will be getting less use after I get my Genie and put the 24 into a bedroom. Still, that is not good news to hear.
     
  13. acostapimps

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    I did a little finicking with the tv settings and realize that having the backlight/cell light or brightness high creates ir interference of some sort, so I turned on motion lighting aka auto screen dimness and it responds a little better, I'll try doing some more changes to the tv settings, btw I don't have rf capable remote or else I'll try rf mode.
     
  14. Laxguy

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    An iPad is ideal. If you don't have one, you can use a laptop or droid thing with Waltz49's app.; that gets around all and any manner of lag introduced by a remote.
     

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