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General Discussion: P287

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Laverne, Apr 7, 2005.

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  1. Jun 6, 2005 #141 of 156
    moman19

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    Sounds very similar to what I experienced when the local Fox station did a PSIP change, which wiped out all OTA guide info for that one station. Coincidence? Who knows.......
     
  2. Jun 6, 2005 #142 of 156
    rocatman

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    I experienced the same thing with P287. Over the weekend, the station now maps to the proper channel number. I will probably go back and try using my favorites again that I had given up on after I had the problems with corrupted Favorites List names.
     
  3. cubaseperson

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    Hi - first time poster here - please be gentle!!
    Actually, I've been looking at this forum for about 3 weeks straight now, but I'm still confused about 1 thing.
    I had an 811 installed about a month ago, and it was on software ver. 265!! It wouldn't take a software update for anything. Also, none of the local channels (DFW area) would lock on.

    I suspected it was the receiver (it was a referbished unit), and I was right. I had a new one installed. OK. Local channels now come in (but with a BSOD to go with it).

    The software version is only at 281. Shouldn't it be higher- at least 285, right? (According to Dish's software chart). All the usual suspects are in place-
    I've hard rebooted a few times, did a check signal switch, tested the phone connection, download without my permission is checked, turn off the receiver EVERY night (it's off for about 16 hours a day).

    It's a new installation. Shouldn't it be higher, or did I get another bad receiver, or something else???
    Will a "factory reset" do anything? and after a factory reset, do you have to re-activate your dish? (like I said, I'm new here!!).

    thanks!!
     
  4. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Northern...
    Welcome aboard.

    It is possible you are out of target range, in which case you will not receive a new download until the next revision spools.

    The last "production" code I received on my personal receiver was P284, which is still current for a large majority of subs. I know a couple of people stuck at P2.81, and I have enquired about this. I was told their box missed several updates and as such the bootstrap is outdated and the reciever is out of target. In the particular cases I enquired about I was told that the receivers could not take a new update until the next rev was spooled and that particular receiver was targeted.

    So, If you care to let me help you, Private message me your phone number located on your account where the 811 resides and I will ask to make sure your receiver is targeted with the next production label.

    Regards,
     
  5. Ron Barry

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    I got the favorites corruption again on my HD favorites and it seems to match up with loosing PSIP info on KTLA this time. Looks to me that the triggering factor might be having a the OTA in a favorite list and having it move from the mapped channel to the frequency slot.

    Might be a new 287/285 introduced when then expanded the favorite list. I am so far two for two with 287.
     
  6. moman19

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    Ron,

    I too have had FAVORITES corrupted while on P287. My last 811 actually had the FAVORITES frozen. Essentially, I could not add/change/delete stations. Any attempt to do so resulted in an immediate auto-reboot. Worked with Sr. Support gurus for over an hour, they tossed in the towel, then they sent me another 811 with P287.

    Now FAVORITES is doing something wierd on the replacement 811. So far, my one custom category has just disappeared (without a trace) twice and one time the category name disappeared and turned into two small solid squares (yes, squares) that I was unable to clear. Defaulting to Factory settings was the only way to clear this out. But I then had to re-enter my FAVORITES list for the 3rd time. So far (3 days) so good and I'm crossing my fingers.

    With 3 satellites, I must have a FAVORITES list. Too many channels otherwise.
     
  7. Ron Barry

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    THat is exactly what I am seeing there moman. those characters look like extended ASCII characters. It is definitely corruption and when that happens a lot of other bad things can occur. This seem to be tied to a station losing PSIP mapping. that is what seems to trigger mine?
     
  8. moman19

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    Here in St. Louis, the local Fox O&O suddenly lost all Guide Info. All it says is "LOCAL DIGITAL". It seems my troubles started at about that time. However, not all 811 users this city seem to experience this issue, so it's only a problem for some 811 owners. So I cannot firmly connect a station with bad PSIP to the woes of the 811. I have an external OTA antenna with 90+% consistent signal strength. I've rescanned the DT locals too many times to count. I contacted the station and they just ignore me.

    Any way you slice it, my 811 is simply NOT STABLE. I'm on my fourth 811 in 8 months. The last two both had issues relating to the FAVORITES. Now that I have VOOM and 3 satellites, FAVORITES is critical due to the shear number of available channels I wish to skip over when surfing. This shouldn't be the high-tech part of the receiver.

    This is still better than the old BSOD issue, but it frustrates me when I sit down to watch TV and find that I must first hack my 811 for a half hour to bring back my one custom channel list that just decides to vanish at will.
     
  9. cyberized

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    this ALL does NOT sound good - I just ordered an 811! RAts!!!!! :nono2:
     
  10. Ron Barry

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    Just so you know... I like my 811 and it general performs as expected in my user scenerio. If you get 287 with your 811 and you can avoid placing OTA channels into your favorites lists I would. Hopefully this will minimize exposure to this issues moman and I are discussing.
     
  11. bavaria72

    bavaria72 I am one too! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    My 811 has been great. I'm on 287 and have not had BSOD once. Only issue is with the Voom channels where the DD does not lock in and I have flip to another channel and then back to get DD.
     
  12. cyberized

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    TKS guys, finally some POSITIVE notes about the 811 and I see that the new Firmware, 288, is in the loop - - - - Hope I too will be Happy with me new electonic toy.

    TKS Michael
     
  13. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Northern...
    The 811 started out on a very bumpy road. Over the course of the last 8 months I have seen much improvement. Of course it would be great to have a receiver that is perfect, but in the world of computer controlled electronics, I have never found anything without some annoyance.

    I think you'll like the 811.
     
  14. trido

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    Is anyone still one 247 like me?

    trido
     
  15. Ron Barry

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    247? THat is way to old. Might want to give Dish a call.
     
  16. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Northern...
    Are you sure it's really P247. I can't imagine you being under P280 since that was a forced update if I am not mistaken. Is it by chance P267? Also, you've been around long enough so I am sure you have already checked, but you are reading Software Revision and not CAID Revision, correct? So if your really that low this tells me that either the box was out of stream for a very long time, or you have a trash locked receiver. Please verify your reading software rev and not CAID/Smart Card rev. If you are at P247 I highly recommend calling advanced tech support to report this issue.
     
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