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Directv, Give Us A Flag So We Can Refuse A New Nr!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Richierich, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. cartrivision

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    I don't consider a software release that doesn't seem to work properly on a significant number of DVRs (judging from the pre-release issue reports) to be a "great" release. It works great on one of my DVRs too, but that hardly makes it a great release.
     
  2. LameLefty

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    Your experience is obviously different than mine and different from all those others for whom this release is a positive step.

    In fact, I can't recall you ever posting at all except to complain and point out perceived shortcomings, so perhaps I shouldn't be surprised.
     
  3. Richierich

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    I'm just afraid I might get the eSATA problem or I might get the SLOOOOWWWW GUIDE Problem that came up in testing or the SLOOOOOWWWW Delete Problem or the Loss of CallerID, etc.

    I'm happy with what I have now and would love that flag so I can stay happy and then after I have monitored what others say about the new NR I can then change the Flag and download the NR!!!
     
  4. dennisj00

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    The eSATA problem reported in another thread was NOT the fault of the upgrade!
     
  5. Richierich

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    Yes, I read that thread and that is good. However, many others have reported eSATA problems.
     
  6. dennisj00

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    I've had similar experiences even with USB drives on PCs . . . they work for a while and then . . . no fault of an upgrade, maybe a reboot!

    So with all the varied problems people report with their HRs (or Hs), I'm not sure how you can make a decision when to pull the trigger on the upgrade. Most of the problems turn out to be something besides the dvr.

    I've been on CE's for over a year and haven't begun to experience some of the weird problems. And (knock on wood), I hope I don't! But I also want the latest upgrade.
     
  7. LameLefty

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    I've been on the CE's since before there WAS a "CE" program ("Santa" was the nickname of the surprise first "CE-like" special download - it enabled the OTA tuners on the HR20-700 two years ago this week in fact). I just don't have the problems either. But I also don't have marginal wiring, I have very stable home power (I don't run on UPS's either), and I have excellent signal strengths on all satellites (which means my boxes never had trouble grabbing Guide data off 101 or 119 as necessary)*.

    *Note: now that I'm on an SWM for all my HR2x boxes, I don't have to worry about it. The SWM maintains an extra channel locked on 101 just for Guide data; it's basically what allows the use of the new Slimline 3 or SWMLine 3 dish - no need for 119 Guide data as a backup when transponders are otherwise locked on 99 or 103.
     
  8. Jeremy W

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    Right, but not every idea is a good one.
     
  9. Rich

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    By sending me a message on my HRs or by email.

    As I said in another post in this thread, I'm just hoping for something like this to happen. I realize the chances of it happening are nil, but I can dream and to be honest with you, all I really want is a stable DVR and the ability to swap eSATAs between any HR on my account. Be a couple of nice Xmas present for all the good people who have eSATAs.

    Rich
     
  10. Rich

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    But why does every post of yours have to end with!!! :lol:

    Rich
     
  11. Richierich

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    I do that to see if you are paying attention to the post. :lol:

    Also, sometimes if I am asking a question it ends with ??? if I am emphasizing something.
     
  12. Rich

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    Kinda loses the emphasis when you do it on every post. But, that's up to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Rich

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    Think this post has run it's course? Please?

    Rich
     
  14. Richierich

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    Alright no more multiple exclamation points per your requests.
     
  15. ex mailman

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    I really dont know who's right or wrong on these issues. I am not a as techincal as most of you in this forum. But when they download new software I don't expect it to make things worse. Since the last download most of my standard channels are 771 messages. I remove the BBC and everything is fine with the channels. No problems before the last download. I had a tech out and done everything even after reading the problem here and knew it would not help. I wrote Directv and told them if they were aware of this problem and if there was a fix coming soon. I just got the standard letter back to call them even though I told them I had done everything. I really think for most people spending close to a hundred dollars a month that they could be more careful with their downloads or at least tell their customers that there is a problem and will be fixed soon. Thats the least they could do. Thank everyone in this forum. If I got a problem I come here to find out about it. I guess that does not say much for Directv.
     
  16. Beckzilla

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    Unfortunately they cannot even support one version of software, yet alone many at a time. DTV really needs to get their s**t together.
     
  17. Beckzilla

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    How about a message sent down the pipe just like their stupid promo messages to let us know ahead of time that our DVR's are about to be trashed like the last one!!! Not just sending down the download in the middle of the day and screwing everybody up!!!
     
  18. poppo

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    Everybody?? Lets see a whopping 58 posts in the issue thread and most are not even new issues. Doesn't seem like 'everybody' to me. <shrug>
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

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    Ladies and gentlemen, let's get this one back to topic, and refrain from person-to-person discussions. That's what private messages are for.
     
  20. hasan

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    Pushed downloads have not caused a problem for me (including eSATA on an HR20-700) for two years. That's on 3 DVR's, one with eSATA. I have had to restart the eSATA on some download occasions, but that was expected with an unsupported, purely experimental feature. I've also had to play with my AM21 external OTA tuner on occasion after a push.

    I hardly consider this "breaking" or otherwise trashing my DVRs or other receivers. Obviously some others have had more problems than I have.

    Just another data point, YMMV.
     
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