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· The Shadow Knows!
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This is the official Issues and Discussion thread for HR34, version 0x05CD

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I am away from home for a week. I have several recordings set up. Should I be worried that this update may have "boogered up" my 34 whilst away???
 

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HR34 is much more sluggish.

Occasional temporary freezing, for several minutes before coming back to life. Have had it do this going "Back" on menus, when "Exit" a menu to return to full-screen.

H25 DVR play-back is sluggish to start. Forward, skip/slip-forward usually takes me back to menu to resume.

Wonder what is supposed to be fixed & improved?

I plan to restart H34 in about an hour when a movie finishes recording.
 

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Unfortunately, the progress bar continues to appear when the Advance button is pressed on the HR34 even though this behavior doesn't occur on the HR20, HR21, and HR24.

After all this time my guess is DIRECTV is not going to fix this issue even though many people on this forum have been complaining about the change to the HR34. The only reason I can see for not fixing it is because DIRECTV wants the behavior on the HR34 to become the standard behavior

I don't know if DIRECTV would ever add a preference to allow you to select the type of behavior you wanted for the progress bar (doubtful). The other possibility might be to add an undocumented code that toggles the behavior, similar to the way the 30SLIP and 30SKIP work (possible).
 

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FFx on a remote recording is useless. Instead of auto-correcting, it advances. Auto-correct with FFx on local recording is improved, but still not as good as on HR2x series. Pandora still cannot be used while viewing anything on the HR34. Small steps forward with this release, still a little ways to go though.....
 

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The annoying Record this Program pop up issue continues, after the upgrade, even if the the option is turned off.

A reset/restart does not fix the problem.

Still have not seen audio drop outs or the issue with the Guide over writing a couple lines, since the upgrade. Guide Page Up/Page Down seems to be more responsive.
 

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wyy183 said:
HR34 is much more sluggish.

Occasional temporary freezing, for several minutes before coming back to life. Have had it do this going "Back" on menus, when "Exit" a menu to return to full-screen.

H25 DVR play-back is sluggish to start. Forward, skip/slip-forward usually takes me back to menu to resume.

Wonder what is supposed to be fixed & improved?

I plan to restart H34 in about an hour when a movie finishes recording.
I've had periods with multi-minute delays for every activity for the previous version. Pausing a show, for example, might take two minutes. A restart fixes it at least temporarily but that's not always convenient. After a few days or a week, the slowness will return, and then get better.

This new version is quite snappy now. I'll see if it goes bad again.
 

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Still have the progress bar issue. The issue with Canceling futur recordings you get the message do you want to stop the recording and keep or delete a swell as the problem if you try to ff an HR34 recording to real time on another networked HR the playback stops and you get the playback failed message. FIX THESE!!
 

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HR34-700
Report All #: 20121012


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Pressed guide and it came up blank. Unit became unresponsive with PIP playing for close to 5 minutes then guide finally came up. Cited out of guide and everything good.

Had I not been recording (2) shows, I would have probably hit the RBR to fix.
 

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bnwrx said:
FFx on a remote recording is useless. Instead of auto-correcting, it advances. Auto-correct with FFx on local recording is improved, but still not as good as on HR2x series. Pandora still cannot be used while viewing anything on the HR34. Small steps forward with this release, still a little ways to go though.....
All of the annoyingly above.
 

· Always Searching
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bnwrx said:
...FFx on a remote recording is useless. Instead of auto-correcting, it advances.....
Had someone house sitting for us, and they had some particularly nasty things to say about the 34's trickplay ability on remote recordings. This is one that needs to get addressed quickly...
 

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nmetro said:
The annoying Record this Program pop up issue continues, after the upgrade, even if the the option is turned off.

A reset/restart does not fix the problem.

Still have not seen audio drop outs or the issue with the Guide over writing a couple lines, since the upgrade. Guide Page Up/Page Down seems to be more responsive.
I like to to record partials. In order for me to record just the portion of the program that I want, I must quickly change channels and back again using the PREV button so I don't record what's in the latent (green line) memory. Now with the stupid stupid RECORD prompt, it takes about 6 seconds to change channels and back again to erase that latent memory instead of the normal about 2 seconds. Now I am missing a lot of my "in points" on the partial recording I want to get. That RECORD prompt is a nightmare for me.

BTW: I have posted before about the issue of having to change channels to erase the latent (green line) memory. That's stupid. As I have suggested in the past, wouldn't it be nice if, say, one were to be able to erase the latent memory by, say, pressing the EXIT button, say, three times and not have to change channels and change back to erase it? DTV are you listening? Thanks.
 

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Like another post says, I also have had a freeze up with 0x05cd. I was watching a recorded video and I pressed FFWD and nothing happened. No other remote function button did anything, either. I'd say about 1 minute later the HR34 finally unfroze itself. This is scary. With the short-run 0x5c2, my HR34 froze up 8 times. Three times it needed to be rebooted. Why are the software updates not getting any better? Thanks.
 

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FFWD > PLAY > BACKSPACE is when you are in the FFWD (or FastRW) mode and you press PLAY and the hard drive then backs up a number of seconds to a point in the video before where you pressed PLAY so as to compensate for your reaction time and thus allows you to start seeing the video at a point somewhat before where you pressed PLAY. Great idea, eh? The BACKSPACE function has and still does work perfectly with my HR23 and HR24. The HR34 with 0x05cd does now backspace, but not nearly enough. Even Jonathan Quick doesn't have the reflexes to get the HR34 back to a point in the video where the missed video can be seen again. DTV: the BACKSPACE function when in FFWD mode speed 2 need to be lengthened by about, say, 5 seconds. In FFWD mode 3, the BACKSPACE needs to be lengthened by about, say, 8 seconds. Thanks.
 
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