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501, 508, 510 Software Upgrade 2.21 - UPDATED WITH OFFICIAL "FIX" LIST

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by WJMorales, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. Ron Barry

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    I have two 508s and I have seen this on both of mine. Hmmm. I don't have a lot of timers per week. About 7 or 8. Strange. I will have to look further into this one.
     
  2. DarrellP

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    It was a fluke, my 501 does this "once in awhile" but not always. It must depend on when the show is scheduled vs what the timer is. I've seen it adjust to pick up different shows but it doesn't always happen. :confused:
     
  3. dreamer

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    Do any of you guys have the following problem with the 50X series DVRs ? I have it on my 501 from time to time.

    If I go into the programming guide or DVR guide and begin to use the arros keys on the remote to scroll up/down/left/right that even if I only push the arrow button one time the scrolling continues for about 5-10 slots on the guide ? Sometimes I can't even get onto the specific button of the guide that I want to...Very frustrating.

    I have replaced batteries, reset my DVR, called Dish and all they say is "That is a known problem with the 501 DVRs. Is that true ?
     
  4. DarrellP

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    Is there bright sunlight in the room with your DVR? Mine did the same thing intermittently and I discovered one day that the light was shining on the IR receive window and when I dropped the shades, the problem went away.
     
  5. HTguy

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    Yes, I have experienced the "runaway curser syndrome" several times, usually when in bed at night & relying on the UFH remote to transmit to the 501 in my living room.

    What pretty well controlled it for me was replacing the UHF wand antenna on the back of the 501 with an old-fashioned bow-tie UHF antenna sitting on top of the cabinet it is in. It has still occured once or twice in the last year or so but before I changed the antenna it was a much more frequent problem.
     
  6. LAZY

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    Yes it is a problem with the 508 it surfaces from time to time. When it gets real bad I remove my UHF ANT and the problem stops. I discovered this when I used an old IR remote when my silver one was MIA
     
  7. digital223

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  8. JM Anthony

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    You're just biased!! I've got 2 PC's at home running 24/7 on XP and they haven't missed a heart beat. Must have good karma. Or maybe it's because I'm close enough to Remond to be wrapped in their aura. :lol:
     
  9. MikeHDTulsa

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    Digital223, I am the only that sets timers on that 508 and the weekly timers set before and after that Crossing Jordan have worked perfectly.
     
  10. Steveox

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    Can a 510 freeze live TV? do slow mo?
     
  11. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Steveox - yes to both.
     
  12. scooper

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    Yes.
     
  13. Mike D-CO5

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    Yes , it is the same thing as a 501/508 dvr except the 510 has 100 hours , the 508 has 60 hours, and the 501 has only 35 hours. Oh yeah, you get to pay a dvr fee to use the 510 vs the no fee 501/508 dvrs.
     
  14. freakmonkey

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    If you subscribe to AEP then there is no DVR fee on the 510 522 ect.
     
  15. Mike D-CO5

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  16. rrbhokies

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    I'm confused about why the 510 has a dvr fee and why E* website advertises the 510 as having "includes DISH Video-On-Demand Service", but it doesn't say that for the 501/508.

    From what I can see, the 510 has the exact same software programming functionality. It uses the older software just like the 501/508. It's not like the 721/921/522 that uses the newer software that has more features and a more streamlined interface.

    Therefore, I can't understand for the life of me why they advertise the 510 as being different than the 501/508 and why they charge $5/mo. when the only difference is a 120GB hard drive.

    Can anyone shed any light?
     
  17. DarrellP

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    Greed and Charlie thinks they are as good as TIVO. :lol:
     
  18. garypen

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    Maybe someone should ask that on the next Charlie chat. I would love to see Charlie and Mustache Guy fumferring around for an answer. The swirling fumes of bullsh*t would rise high into the rafters that night, my friend.
     
  19. Mike D-CO5

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    The only difference from the 510 series of dvrs verses the 501/508 series is the dvr fee. Charlie decided that he wanted some of that dvr fee money that Directv and Stand alone Tivo had been charging. So poof ...here comes a 510 dvr with a bigger hard drive and guess what ? A nice 4.99 video on demand fee (greed fee), unless you sub to AEP . So who wins in the new pricing game? Charlie . He gets you if you don't sub to AEP and he makes money off you if you do sub to AEP. He's got you coming and going. The funniest thing is that Dish still is attracting new customers even with the video on demand fee. This summer on the last tech chat in March , they promised that all dish dvrs would be getting true name based recording features (like Tivo). Then I guess we will see the video on demand fees will finally have some worth. I just hope that they won't be adding the video on demand fees toward the older classes of dvrs like the 501/508/721 .:nono2:
     
  20. rrbhokies

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    I'm new to this board so I'm not sure I fully understand what "name based recording" means. Is this the same as the "Season Pass" feature in TIVO?
     
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