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Firmware Update

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by larryah, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. larryah

    larryah AllStar

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    Everyone keeps saying DTV will soon have an update for the HR24-500. Will this be done automatically, or do I need to be watching for it?

    Im new to DTV and havent been through an upgrade before.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Updates come automatically, and they're working hard to get you one for your HR24-500.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    It will be automatic, probably about 2:00 in the morning local time. You may not even know it's happened.
     
  4. Fish Man

    Fish Man Godfather

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    It will upgrade itself automatically at about 3:00 AM, when it happens. You don't need to do anything.

    Rollouts of new firmware is done gradually, to a small percentage of receivers each night, Any changes made to the user interface generates calls to the call center. ("Why does such-and-such a menu look different today.") So, they roll out gradually so as not to overwhelm their call center.
     

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