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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by socal404, Mar 4, 2012.
My HDTV takes two seconds to tune to a channel off its own antenna.
My SDTV didn't.
Also, the HDMI Handshake takes longer and that is why Channel Changing takes so long once the DVR receives the proper channel numbers to change to.
It's one thing to have a predictable short delay so handshaking can take place. It's entirely another matter that the commands are ignored, or take 10 or more seconds to execute, which has become common on my HR20-700, and off and on with my HR21-100 and HR20-100.
There is a very real problem on some (perhaps most) of these boxes, pre 24 series. It is not handshaking, from what I observe.
I stated "once the DVR receives the proper channel numbers", then there is a Delay while waiting for the HDMI Handshake!!!
Absolutely, yes! I wasn't disagreeing with you, but wanted to emphasize the "real" issue, at least from my experience.
The latest download has fixed my HR 20 - 100!!
Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming......
Podkayne, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I have been fooled by the software upgrade before. I'm going to let it run for a week or so before final judgment, but I hope it sticks. Still pretty pokey on my HR20-100, but at least it's usable for now.
It will take at least 48 hours before it comes fully up to speed as it takes that long to do the Sorting and Indexing of all the Guide Data along with other Housekeeping Activities which bogs down the CPU until it is done with these Activities.
I guess you have no experience with the Hopper/Joey.
The DVR receives the proper channel numbers instantaneously, unless you are somehow saying that the speed in which IR/RF transmits through the air is changing.
I suggest a different wording: once the DVR acknowledges the channel numbers as having been entered.
The response speed changed when I converted from RF back to IR. IR is faster on my two DVRs.
Is there a list somewhere of the latest firmware versions in order by receiver model?
The following website may provide the information you are seeking:
H Firmware Watcher
Since I've been very vociferous in my complaints about D*'s HRs, I guess it is only fair to also be complimentary to them when they do something that fixes things too.
I got the 0x05c8 update the night before last with the following results.
1. Overall speed - much better, nearly as quick as it was with the SDGUI. Much appreciated.
2. Remote issues - fixed! No slow or no response issues whatsoever
3. Audio glitches - I didn't see them an awful lot before the update, now I don't get them at all. It should be noted that some are having more audio glitches but it is sporadic and doesn't seem widespread.
4. Channel change speed - I was not expecting this to improve, but it has by quite a bit. I have Native On and all but 480i selected as possible resolutions so that my TV can do the upscaling since it does it so much better. So having the HDMI handshake take a bit of time was not considered to be a problem for me. But now that handshaking is happening much quicker and with fewer screen flashes while it does it. Well done!
One thing that has changed is that I used to set the SD channels to 480p Crop Format as that always makes them look better (IMO). I've done that now, but when I switch back to an HD channel it shows either 720p or 1080i (depending on station) in crop format. Doesn't matter as that has zero affect on the picture in HD, just something I noticed.
So kudos to the D* software team or finally getting these issues apparently fixed for me!
Great News Lloyd and that was what my Friends at Directv had told me.
They said that this NR will Fix a lot of Problems particularly the Sluggishness Problems so let's hope it works for everyone on the various Platforms that Directv has out there.
Yeah, I really hated that!!
Now to saute` that crow! :lol:
Well, I Agree that Directv should have Fixed these Problems of Sluggishness long time ago but sometimes with all of the various Platforms and System Environments it is almost impossible to replicate all possible problems.
At least I have been Assured that they are doing everything possible to Alleviate this Situation with these Problems and hopefully now most of these Problems will be in the Past!!!
I wonder how many that said they were switching over the speed had done so.
My HR20-700 has become the central source of fustration in my house. Push a button - wait - maybe something happens. Used to be a good box. I would rather just have firmware that didn't support all the 'newer' gui and apps and stuff if it can't really support it.
Handshaking can't be the problem, it had to handshake in the past too. Our firmware is optimized for newer hardware, those of us who still have older equipment just have to suffer, payout $$$ or wait for failure.:nono2: