6.3c Locking up HR10-250 (including lousy workaround) - Cleveland Beware

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by RonOhio, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. rcbray

    rcbray New Member

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    I live in North Royalton and get 5-1 OTA. I'm running 6.3c and have no problems.
     
  2. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Is the 6.3c problem due to the tuner doing a poor job with a low signal for the station? As in, if the picture is marginal on a HD station with 3.1.5f will it cause problems in 6.3c? Or is it unrelated to channel strength?
     
  3. Cheezmo

    Cheezmo Active Member

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    Unrelated, I believe. It happens in my case on two different tivo's with signal strength's stable and in the high 80's.
     
  4. BJBBJB

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    I had this problem all of a sudden over a week and a half ago for two nights straight. Then just as mysteriously it has not done it since.

    BJBBJB
     
  5. texasbrit

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    I responded to the same post in the directv forums. Since in Cleveland it seems to be only happening with 5.1 I suggested there must be something in the ABC video bitstream (or in the PSIP data) that the 6.3c release can't handle correctly. Maybe it's a coincidence that you see it with WFAA which is also ABC, maybe not. I had wondered whether it was an issue with 720p but of course WFAA is 1080i, even though it's ABC.
     
  6. HSaid

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    This seems to be on going problem with 6.3d with some high def on air stations.
     
  7. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

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    It is refreshing to see these posts. I suspected my freeze/lockup problems came from something in the ABC datastream conflicing with 6.3x and this confirms my suspicions.

    I only experience symptoms when I tune to the local ABC digital signal but in a long discussion of the problem with the station's chief engineer he discounted my belief that there is something in the datastream that is fouling up my receiver.

    It seems the problem is reproducable at ABC stations elsewhere. Maybe he'll believe me now.
     
  8. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Why was this thread resurrected about version 6.3c? The latest version is 6.3e, which also seems to be giving some people problems.
     
  9. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Jon J,
    I just noticed a few PMs to me.
    I don't record from OTA very often as I have the HD DNS. :)

    I would like to know which digital frequencies this is happening with?
    This may help narrow the problem.

    All others with the reboot problem, please post your frequencies.
     
  10. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

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    Got your PM.

    I reproduced the problem again yesterday and almost never got it away from the offending frequency because when the only solution becomes rebooting it reboots to the frequency causing the problem...almost an endless loop. Once I was able to finagle it away from the bad channel it has been perfect and required no reboot to straighten out.

    The problem only occurs with WKRN whose digital signal is on UHF channel 27 which remaps to 2-1 on the HR10-250.
     
  11. bluesman64

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    This a problem i've had off and on since I've had the HR10-250 (1 year+). Had not experienced it for quite a few months, but have had the problem multiple times over the last few days with one new twist. Previously, i was able to re-boot and get the unit to work again. Now, re-booting does no good and I am locked on Channel 20-1, unable to get the unit to respond. Took RonOhio's advice and disconnected the antenna line in, re-booted, and now have removed 20-1 from my channel lists, replacing it with SD 20. We'll see if that helps - I suspect it will.
     
  12. tww

    tww New Member

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    The only thing that works for me so far is power cycling the unit.

    Any other ideas?
     

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