My bugs have been mostly sound problems. Changing channels sometimes I get sound sometime I don't. Does not matter if it is HDMI, rca cable, or fiber optic.
I did get home yesterday and hit the power button and I did not have a picture and nothing would function so I hit reset and about 5 or 10 minutes later everythign was fine. This is my 2nd go around with the sound, tonight I will unplug the unit for a few minutes and plug it back in, I did this before and that fixed the sound. So far it has recorded everything I have asked. I have hit record while watching live tv and then hit rewind and then play and sometime the sound does not come on, I hit rewind a little farther and then hit play and it is there.
Hopefully next software will fix some of these issues. I am really happy with the unit since this is my first dvr, I just feel it will take awhile to get the bugs out. My understanding when directv introduced the h10-250 tivo hd dvr it had problems at first also. My fan runs constantly too, also my hard drive makes noises like it is writing something to it and that is when nothing is being recorded. Heck it has a 90 day warranty. I like the menus too, this is my first directv branded receiver, before I had rca, hughes, and samsung.
Let us know if the new software fix takes care of your problems.
Originally Posted by mjuevos
got my HR20 for almost a week now and already i've noticed some bugs;
1. i recorded a football game in HD, yet it never showed up on my 'list' at first. then eventually it did, only to have only about 30 secs recorded. i originally thought i made a boo boo but with the other bugs i've found, i don't think this is the case.
2. i tried to schedule a record for prison break and vanished in hd. the scheduler showed starting at 8:18pm and 9:18pm. i thought this was just some funky timing thing. turns out, the shows got recorded almost midway through, sure enough at around 8:18 and 9:18.
3. the fan on the unit remains on even AFTER you power it down. quite loud at night with everything turned off. the only way to shut off the fan is to disconnect the power.
otherwise, i do like the unit quite a bit. its quick, menu's are very clean and nice, etc. i've left the unit on even after leaving the house now hoping it would get a software update to remedy these issues. crossing fingers.
for what its worth, i got this unit + the 5LNB dish + the 4 x 8 switch for $20 (handling). i am able to get locals in HD with this unit and the 5lnb dish.
anyone else experiencing some bugs?