Your first issues is either a Source issue (broadcasters fault) an encoding issue (D*s fault) or a decoding problem in the HR20 (D*s fault) or a combo of all the above. While I don't have as many dropouts as it sound like you are having, they are there, and my experience with OTA locals in my area, and that I have seen dropouts on HBO, SHO and the other D* premium channels, I think there is a D* problem. I am not sure if this can, is or will be fixed in their software.deltadave said:Hey all -
Have had the HR20 for two months. I think my wife is finally ready to throw it out the window. I am starting to get used to it, but we are still having many technical issues with the box. So, is it time to chuck this one, call D* and ask for another or are we just experiencing the same issues everyone else is?
1) Dropping audio on HD local shows. Video still there but we will loose audio for 5 to 10 seconds on three or four different occasions during a tv show.
2) Not playing various TV shows. The show will be recorded. We go to My VOD, hit play and nothing. Just a black screen and a time bar but no show. We press FF/RW/ Skip ahead and nothing. The show just isn't there. Oddly enough though, when we delete it, our disk space increases. System resets do not help any of our problems.
Now, I have kept a good attitude and smiling face through all of these issues, but I am getting a bit tired of it all.
What do you all think? Tech issues or bad box??
The second problem is the well known unwatchable/unplayable bug. Replacing the box wont fix that one.