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    Directv question

    So I have a question regarding our receiver. Quite often we have problems with our guide being being slow reacting and the same when we change the channel. You can change the channel but the screen will switch to the channel but our tv will be blank or black. Has anyone had these problems before? If so, what did you do to correct it? Thanks in advance.


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    Sit on hold with Directv customer service. Get mad...hang up... put on a blueray instead.



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    Re:Directv question

    Low signal?



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    Re: Directv question

    Idk how relevant this is to your case but we have been getting a black box on our screen at home from Directv. Word is that we need to change resolution since our last update. This is probably irrelevant to your case but who knows. It happens all the time on ESPN. Our guide is fine though.

    Have you had this problem?


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    Re: Directv question

    I think they all do that. It is worse when you memory is getting full. I have went around and around with them about it and well they dont think they have an issue.


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    Re: Directv question

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I think they all do that. It is worse when you memory is getting full. I have went around and around with them about it and well they dont think they have an issue.
    I'm guessing this is the case. It happens to me every so often, but my DVR is normally 80-85% full.



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    Re: Directv question

    Quote Originally Posted by AIBClone View Post
    Idk how relevant this is to your case but we have been getting a black box on our screen at home from Directv. Word is that we need to change resolution since our last update. This is probably irrelevant to your case but who knows. It happens all the time on ESPN. Our guide is fine though.Have you had this problem?
    I havent noticed that. It just seems everything is really slow at times. Our main receiver is a hd dvr which is the one causing problems and our bedroom is a plain receiver which is fine and we never have a problem with that one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I think they all do that. It is worse when you memory is getting full. I have went around and around with them about it and well they dont think they have an issue.
    Memory was my only conclusion that I could come up with. Just wanted to check and see if it a common occurance.



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    Re: Directv question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    I havent noticed that. It just seems everything is really slow at times. Our main receiver is a hd dvr which is the one causing problems and our bedroom is a plain receiver which is fine and we never have a problem with that one.
    Ours is an HD receiver as well.


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    Re: Directv question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    So I have a question regarding our receiver. Quite often we have problems with our guide being being slow reacting and the same when we change the channel. You can change the channel but the screen will switch to the channel but our tv will be blank or black. Has anyone had these problems before? If so, what did you do to correct it? Thanks in advance.
    Check out DBSTalk.com and you will find you are not alone with this issue. Last i checked DirecTV had not acknowledged it as a problem.


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    Re: Directv question

    Mine started doing it after the update to the new guides. Now it's like it's stuck in slow motion. Gonna check the resolution thing now though.


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    Re: Directv question

    Go into your video setup and turn NATIVE to OFF. This feature adjusts the output resolution every time you change the channel to match the programming. Turn it off and just set the resolution to the max your TV can accept, you will notice changing channels much more quickly.



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    Re: Directv question

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Go into your video setup and turn NATIVE to OFF. This feature adjusts the output resolution every time you change the channel to match the programming. Turn it off and just set the resolution to the max your TV can accept, you will notice changing channels much more quickly.
    Is that on the TV or the receiver?

    This little issue aside, do you guys like DirecTV? I'm thinking about switching from Dish to Direct.



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    Re: Directv question

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Is that on the TV or the receiver?

    This little issue aside, do you guys like DirecTV? I'm thinking about switching from Dish to Direct.
    I love it, but I also buy the MLB package and stuff. Ive never had a problem with them. Better than Comcast, that's for sure.


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    Re: Directv question

    Ours does this as well, but its very hit and miss. More often than not it keeps up.



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