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Storm97
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Re: [DIRECTV] What the heck is with the DVR playback?

Is this when you are trying to watch something over MRV? I ran into this a while back where anytime the customer tried to access the Living Room HR24 over their Bedroom H25, it gave the same error... MRV wouldn't work at all... After going over the original install, I found that the H25 was being fed by 30' of 59 (copper braided at that) and there was a bad splice on the power inserter line.

My fix was to replace the bedroom line, and run a set of dual from the living room to the splitter so I could dedicate the power inserter and cap off the "Signal to IRD" port. They haven't had the issue come up again since...
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simiglen

join:2001-04-30
Simi Valley, CA

Whoa slow down... Remember I am new here.

What is a MRV?

Also - After going over the original install, I found that the H25 was being fed by 30' of 59 (copper braided at that) and there was a bad splice on the power inserter line.

What is power inserter line? All cable in house is in the walls installed in 1995. If there is a splice does directv need to put in their own connections like they do for the ends?



Storm97
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21V Power Inserter
MRV is Mutil Room Viewing; watching content recorded on your HD DVR in another room that has an HD box.

The only time I have seen that specific issue was when MRV was in play... Just trying to get more info on your setup I guess... are you seeing that error on the HD DVR itself or in another room?

If you have MRV (if you are able to watch recorded content in multiple rooms) then you more than likely have a power inserter somewhere in the mix (see pic). If that is not setup properly or is on a "bad" line, it can cause all sorts of issues.

For the cable and splicing... as long as the cable is RG6 and there aren't any outdoor splices that are not weather sealed, you should not have a problem there. I usually replace all splices I can see, only because some of the older wall plates and splices do not handle the frequency range that DirecTV HD is at. I have fixed an entire system just by changing out all the wall plates in the house.
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simiglen

join:2001-04-30
Simi Valley, CA

I do have one of these. The installer put it in the garage. The line from the dish to the MRV he supplied. The line from the MRV to the MPOE he supplied.

What do you mean bad line? Bad power or bad cable?

I am a little perplexed though. I have an H25 in my office that is fed by a homerun from the MPOE to the office (so no splices). It was installed 10 years ago. I would assume the electrician used RG6. This TV gets it all the time. All connections were Directv'd by the installer. It appears all should be clean (for this box).

Also. I believe I have one splice in the attic that the installer did not change out. Is this something I can contact Directv to come out and fix?