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942 - L226 Software Release Notes and Discussion

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Jason Nipp, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Jun 5, 2005 #61 of 103
    Jerry 42

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    Same problem as "schang" here in LA area with ABC digital.

    Signal on 7-01 says 90 % on 7-02 says 89 % - but I get no picture just error massage

    All other digital stations seem to work fine.

    I did have some pixing problems with 7-01 before L226 but now can not get a picture at all.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2005 #62 of 103
    Thumper2

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    Hellooo everyone, NU-B here.

    As a former Voomer and now a Disher with a 942 since their demise, I first wanted to thank everyone for this most excellent forum as it's helped me out considerably with this difficult transistion :lol:

    I noticed last nite that all the Voom channels seem to have gotten much clearer and I was wondering if anyone had seen this too. I received the L226 update but don't know if that could account for these changes. Did Dish reassign bandwidth/transponders for the Voom channels? It seemed like most of the Voom's were running around 1440?x1080i (HD Lite at best) with a few of the channels maybe at 1920? x 1080i.

    My wife and I both immediately noticed the image difference [ BTW, using a Virtuoso HD front projector (DLP HD2+ via DVI) system on a 120" screen].

    Maybe a better video/DVI driver, bandwidth assignment or maybe something else?

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  3. Jun 5, 2005 #63 of 103
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    Noted an interesting problem today, tried to search and each time I entered my own search parameters and pressed search, it would say error. I reset, and I still get an error trying to search.. Anyone else spot this, or am I just lucky?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2005 #64 of 103
    normang

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    Followup, tried to reset and check switch, download guide, still cannot search, get error everytime.. sounds like a bug to me, unless no one else can replicate...
     
  5. Jun 5, 2005 #65 of 103
    cdehmer

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    After L226 can't get KABC 007-1, 2 or 3 in Los Angeles. However, most other channels get the best signal strength I've seen, many at 100!

    Fortunately, there's not much I like to see on ABC these days :)

    No other problems noted.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2005 #66 of 103
    Ron Barry

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    Guys ABC SoCal has something wrong with their stream. The 811 is not mapping the channel and my 811 threw up last night as when I rebooted ABC moved from 7 to 53. My guess is something is malformed and the 942 is chocking on it.

    THis has happend before with the 811, 6000, 921 and other STBs depending on what the station is sending out.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2005 #67 of 103
    normang

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    This maybe something already mentioned, and perhaps its relates to the search problem I've mentioned, where I get errors when attempting to search.. but I create timers for events to record, and they appear in the timer list, but do NOT appear in the daily schedule, nor do they record the event. Is this related to some existing issue that has already been mentioned, or is it something with 226 or an existing issue that is now popping up as a continue to play with the 942???
     
  8. Jun 6, 2005 #68 of 103
    Mike Johnson

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    normang,
    The search problem is an existing issue since L224 (at least). Check here and here. I was hoping it was fixed since I haven't had it happen in a while.

    I had success with changing the daily update time to force an update and then repeating three times......
     
  9. Jun 6, 2005 #69 of 103
    Jerry 42

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    Ron Barry

    Thanks for info. The question now is who will correct problem Dish or ABC.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2005 #70 of 103
    Ron Barry

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    I have sent an email to KABC's engineering dept reporting the problem. I took a look over at avsforums and other receiver are seeing the lack of mapping. I would consider the 942 not being able to get the channel a bug. I would try removing the ABC channel and trying to readd it manually using 53. Look for channel 53, it might have just moved and you don't see it there. THat is what happens with the 811, if it looses it mapping it will revert back to its frequency. In the case of KABC that is 53.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2005 #71 of 103
    normang

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    Mike, thanks for the info, however to clarify a couple things - one is are you setting the daily update time to a little into the future from the current time and then doing it a couple more times and this has "fixed" the search issue for you? Does this relate to where timers appear in the timer list, but are not in the daily schedule and do not record? Or is that another issue... thanks for your feedback
     
  12. Jun 6, 2005 #72 of 103
    cschang

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    Ron, thanks for reporting the problem to KABC.

    I have looked for 53 and tried manually adding it. When trying to manually add it, I get no signal.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2005 #73 of 103
    Jerry 42

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    Ron

    Thanks for contacting KABC

    It may not help but I sent e-mail to Dish Tech depart too.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2005 #74 of 103
    Jerry 42

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    One note which may not matter but I believe ABC uses 720 not 1080. Could that have something to do with the KABC and only KABC problem?
     
  15. Jun 6, 2005 #75 of 103
    Ron Barry

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    I don't believe so, it looks like a PSIP issue given what i have seen reported also since the 942 does not even indicate a signal at 53 then I would say the 942 might be stopping the signal at point of entry to prevent an ill formed signal from getting into rest of the code base.

    Just a guess and hopefully KABC will get things correct soon. I did a quick look on my 921 and it showed up as 53 also.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2005 #76 of 103
    cschang

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    Ron...can you PM me the email address for KABC engineering?
     
  17. Jun 7, 2005 #77 of 103
    Jerry 42

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    I do not know if this is true for every one - but KABC LA Digital 7-01, 7-02, 7-03 are now working again on my 942.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2005 #78 of 103
    cschang

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    Yeah.....they are working for me again as well. A rescan did the trick this evening. I read on AVS that it seemed to fix ealier in the day.

    Ron...if it was your email that did the trick...thanks again.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2005 #79 of 103
    Ron Barry

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    Yeap.. working on the 811 now too. ;) And I doubt it was my email.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2005 #80 of 103
    vahighland

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    Doug, I called tech support last night and finally got a hold of someone (after talking to three other CSRs) who sounded very knowledgeable. He stated that there have been reports of "software" communication problems with the DPP Twin switch. That is, not a hardware problem.

    The CSR took my information down and filed what he called an "uncommon trend report." He said that any other users who are experiencing similar problems with the DPP Twin equipment should call in so that the engineers can examine the problem across users.

    The other interesting thing he stated was that much of the energy has been spent on fixing the legacy issues, not the DPP Twin issues because more people own legacy equipment with the 942s.
     

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