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Dish 508 Software Update to P4.08?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by John_E, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. John_E

    John_E Mentor

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    ch3 - Yeah, I recall reading those old posts and wondering "what are they talking about?".

    Now I know. We usually only protect one or two for a while and the rest are deleted immediately after watching. I'm sure one was protected last night (the oldest from several months ago) and it was deleted along with another more recent one. Random from what I can tell and I'm not really used to keeping my eye on how many there are or what they are - until now.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    John in STL
     
  2. Alsat

    Alsat AllStar

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    I had a weird bug on my 508 last night. I was watching a channel and all of a sudden the screen froze. If I changed channels I would get the last second of the channel it froze on and then it would freeze again. I could turn the unit off and back on and all I could view was the last second of that channel (340). I could pull up recorded programs and watch them, but when exiting out of the recorded programs, I was back to that second of video it froze on. The guide worked, the menu worked, diagnostics all passed, but until I went to the unit and powered it off and rebooted with the power button held down for ~10 seconds, the only "live" program I could get was that one second of video. Sometimes it would show normally, other times it would run in slow motion.

    I did not lose any recorded programs, though.
     
  3. John_E

    John_E Mentor

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    Alsat - Just to confirm are you on P408? If you're on an earlier version has that ever happened before?

    I called Dish Tech Support (for the first time) and asked them to report my problems with P408 to engineering, emphasizing this never happened until the update installed. She would not listen and refused to notify anyone until I went through some over the phone tests at her direction. Didn't have time so I may call back later this week to see what silly things they'll want to do.

    Have been careful when I delete existing recordings by not deleting while another new one is recording and so far so good. Still trying to figure out a pattern - if there is one.

    John in STL
     
  4. Alsat

    Alsat AllStar

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    Yes, I am on P408. No, I have not seen this happen before.

    Yes, I have had recordings disappear. At first I thought their might be a limit to the number of recordings, as it seemed to occur when I got to around 30 recordings and the ones that disappeared where the oldest, but the last couple of times they have been random, I have lost the third episodes of Generation Kill off of HBO and the third segment of a Masterpiece Theater program, while earlier and later recordings remained.

    I have been keeping the number of recordings below ~25 now and have not lost any for a while.
     
  5. ch3

    ch3 Mentor

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    I've seen this problem on P4.07 also. More often then I would like. Indicates that the unit needs rebooted. I suspect that this is what is happening that prevents it from recording in the evening. I would say that it or some other condition where it's just not working quite right is occurring once every week or two or three.

    The last one I saw (within the last week) was that I started a recording and it starting playing fine. However, at the first commercial I couldn't skip - it wasn't responding to the remote at all (I made sure SAT was pushed because my remote has the habit of forgetting that it is in SAT mode), in fact it wasn't responding to buttons on the front either (except for holding the power to reboot that is :)). This was the first time I saw this particular freak out. Strange thing is, once it finished rebooting, it went back to playing what I started before it freaked out.
     
  6. el shevi

    el shevi New Member

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    gracias........
     

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