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501/508/510 - P3.01 Software Release Notes and Discussion

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by BFG, May 24, 2005.

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  1. Jun 14, 2005 #81 of 101
    boylehome

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    My 501 and 510 now have 3.01. Same looks and functions as the 811 and the 311. The good thing about the update that I have discovered is, I can now have 5 satellites combined with switches at the same time. Before, it would not work with five, the hard drives wouldn't kick-on at power up and channels would get lost.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2005 #82 of 101
    manicd

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    Got the update on the last of my two receivers. Now everything is 3.01 on both 501s and my 510. Everything appears fine.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2005 #83 of 101
    SimpleSimon

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    I've still been rejecting it on my 501 - maybe a couple more days and I'll risk it - but more likely I'll wait until after the 921 gets L214 and is known to be stable (yeah, right).
     
  4. Jun 15, 2005 #84 of 101
    ahecht

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    Who's brilliant idea was it to only display 6 recorded shows per page? That's a lot of wasted screen space.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2005 #85 of 101
    RTCDude

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    It was six on 3.00, I counted them. 3.00 just used a bigger font.

    It appears that the new menus are just a new presentation style for the
    same old menus (sans the new info screens). Hence, the previous version
    had six, so does this version.

    Now why they didn't add more lines when going to smaller font is better
    question.

    But more practically, if 5XXs are really going to get NBR, I suspect the
    5XXs had to be upgraded to a software environment used on some of
    the newer receivers. And a consequence of that change was the new
    menu look.

    Just a guess.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2005 #86 of 101
    James Long

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    I got 3.01 last night

    I also note that the signal strength screen shows the Voom transponders on 61.5
    (Selectable - obviously 8PSK transponders won't be 'seen' by a QPSK only receiver.)

    Nice update - makes my 501 look as good as the 301's :D .

    JL
     
  7. Jun 15, 2005 #87 of 101
    pringerx

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    My 508 and 510 both have the new update now... No problems on either. :)
     
  8. Jun 16, 2005 #88 of 101
    Dax

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    I don't know if the latest glitch is due to the software update or something else, but I'd never had this problem until now.

    I have a timer set to record a program every morning at 2:30 central time. Actually it's set from 2:29 a.m. to 3:01 a.m. The last two mornings I've discovered the receiver on (I always turn it off when I go to bed), and there are two event listings for my program. The first one is 16 minutes long, the second 11 and there are 5 minutes missing in between.

    I've seen this kind of thing happen if there's a power outage, but there hasn't been. So what's going on? Is it possible that Dish is doing something at that time that would interrupt my recording?
     
  9. Jun 16, 2005 #89 of 101
    Jason Nipp

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    Software version P3.01 is now "Widespread".
     
  10. Jun 17, 2005 #90 of 101
    RTCDude

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    My 510 has had 3.01 for four days now. Every night at precisely 12:45:30 am
    PST, it will spontaneously freeze and reboot (I'm always up late and check the
    time against an atomic radio clock)!

    At first I thought Dish might be changing things late at night, but my 501, that
    has had 3.01 for five days now, has never exhibited this issue.

    Of course I've tried all of the usual cures, pull the plug, front panal reboots,
    factory resets, yada, yada, yada... It doesn't seem to matter what channel
    the 510 in on either.

    Any wild guesses?
     
  11. Jun 17, 2005 #91 of 101
    Beer Kahuna

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    Seems to be at the same time in both locations. Must be a dish thing?
     
  12. Jun 17, 2005 #92 of 101
    Dax

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    Well at least I know I'm not the only one. . . I don't know the precise time, but as I said in yesterday's post, for two days in a row the show I record at 2:29 a.m. central time was interrupted after 16 minutes (according to the time on the event menu). It recorded the last 11 minutes of the program in a second event, but there's a segment missing in between. The approximate time it takes to reboot would account for the missing time.

    This morning I stayed up to watch it. I let the timer come on and shut off, and it worked fine this time. However when I turned it back on a couple of minutes later, it was in the process of rebooting.

    My 510 got the software update on the 9th, and this problem didn't occur until the 15th. But I've had other issues like the screen freezing when a recording stops. In any case, none of these problems occurred before 3.01. I don't know if it makes any difference, but I've now turned off automatic updates.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2005 #93 of 101
    jcrobso

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    Mine took 3.01 yesterday so far no problems. John
     
  14. Jun 18, 2005 #94 of 101
    RTCDude

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    Beer Kahuna, Good catch! The time match completely escaped me!

    So tonight the reboot on my 510 DIDN'T occur! I just saw another thread (called All my DVR recievers rebooted at same time) that had the same problem. But in this case, 501s rebooted also. My 501 never did. Time will tell if this issue persists.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2005 #95 of 101
    Dax

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    :mad: I don't know what happened because I wasn't there to see it. But I had a timer set to record from 1 pm - 2 pm, and all I got was the first 20 seconds of the event.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2005 #96 of 101
    Jon Spackman

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    Got my first ZSR on my 510 the other day. I hope this is not a sign of things to come from this new software. Anybody else get or getting ZSR's on your 5XX with the new software?

    Jon
     
  17. Jul 5, 2005 #97 of 101
    purwater

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    My update to 3.01 had been smooth until last night. I've had no freezes or reboots, etc so I thought I was in the clear. I had the whole season of "24" recorded on my 510 and had finally decided to sit down over the weekend and watch it all. I managed to get thru the first 17 episodes without problem. Then last night I got home from work and was gonna watch a couple more episodes. Well since Sunday night the DVR had deleted 3 of the 6 episodes left plus the 2 hour finale. I'd never had something like this happen. Needless to say I was a highly pissed individual. Is this something that happens from time to time to others? Or am I just "lucky"?
     
  18. Jul 6, 2005 #98 of 101
    Jon Spackman

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    did you try a power cord reboot? Ive heard others sometimes say that shows that "dissapeared" come back with a good reboot or two.... worth a try unless you already have

    Jon
     
  19. Aug 2, 2005 #99 of 101
    Beardedbosn

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    "I don't know what happened because I wasn't there to see it. But I had a timer set to record from 1 pm - 2 pm, and all I got was the first 20 seconds of the event."

    Dax

    Check my thread about 508/510 timer lockups in the general DVR discussion forum. No real answers yet, but some of my symptoms are similar.

    Chris
     
  20. Aug 7, 2005 #100 of 101
    Dax

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    Thanks, I'll check it out
     
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