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501/508/510 v3.07 Software Release Discussion

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by manicd, Mar 20, 2006.

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  1. manicd

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  2. fpembleton

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    I have been wondering the same thing. I have not seen any discussion on this release.
     
  3. AllieVi

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    As of 2006-03-20 (10:53 AM Pacific time) both my 508's still show P304.
     
  4. langlin

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    3/20/06 My 510 still has P304, I have heard nothing about it.
     
  5. Atoyot

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    Dish on Demand is what is showing to be added.....no biggie. What would be BIG is Name based Recording that has been promised for a long time.
     
  6. langlin

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    "Showing" where?:confused:
     
  7. JPointerWI

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    Ummm, wont you be loosing space for those movies it downlaods ??

    The 522/625 has spave dedicated to Dish-on-demand, the 501/508/510 dont, so it will take up some of the speace previously available for DVR events.
     
  8. manicd

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    Boy, I hope it has an option to opt out. I don't want to lose any of my space for some stupid on demand junk.


    Video on demand is so lame. With a DVR you already have the option to watch a recorded show that the user chooses at anytime they want. I do not want some idiot somewhere downloading stuff they might *think* I want to see to my DVR. I guess I will refuse the upgrade.

    Video on demand is for those losers that have cable. :)
     
  9. langlin

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    Has anyone received this p3.07 update yet???
     
  10. P Smith

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    You are totally wrong here - 508 and 510 have spare partitions, around 10 and 30 GB.
     
  11. jrbdmb

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    When Dish Network has downloaded promos to the 508 in the past, they were put on the "standard" partition with the rest of my DVRed programs. I'll wait until it's clear that this VOD stuff will *not* be put on the standard partition before I allow the VOD upgrade on my 508. I don't need any VOD stuff erasing my recordings.

    BTW, is that "spare" 10 GB on the 508 really free, or isn't it used for the OS and rewind buffer? Even if not, what's 10GB good for - 3 or 4 movies tops? Seems like VOD would have to grab some part of the main 60 - 70 GB to be useful.
     
  12. P Smith

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    I saw four or five VOD titles on 622, so 10 GB is more then enough for that.

    I should correct myself: 20 GB for 508 and 30 GB for 510. Those chunks are free as reported before.
     
  13. Geronimo

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    Does anyone know if this is correct?
     
  14. P Smith

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    No one take it ? ;)
     
  15. Geronimo

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    I was unaware of another partition on those drives and thought it odd that one that large is there and empty. Just curious about it. But I suspect that I will get no answer.
     
  16. jrbdmb

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    From ancient threads I read somewhere (probably here) there is an area set aside for the OS, application SW, rewind buffer, and whatever else Dish thought they needed room for. I never read anything about another 10GB - 30GB sitting around unused.
     
  17. P Smith

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    If someone brave enough to follow mad scientists at Dishrip, then you could use pvrdinfo.exe for obtain real info from your DVR HDD.
     
  18. P Smith

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    Geronimo, did you lost your drive to reveal the hidden partition ?
    We are waiting news from you :).
     
  19. honestbleeps

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    My 501 is being updated as we speak... I sure hope there's no VOD space unless it's on a separate partition, because the 501 HD is already small...

    Anyone know anything beyond the video on demand?
     
  20. Geronimo

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    Actually I am the guy that asked the question. Wouldn't it be more logical for me to get an answer rather than to provide one?
     
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