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H21/H23 0x43A8: Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. R0am3r

    R0am3r Legend

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    I can't believe that I am still waiting for my H23s to update. Update fail?
     
  2. mcap42

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    From D* tech forum posted today:

    "Unfortunately, it looks like most H23s won't receive the MRV update for another few weeks and likely not until after the beta testing ends. As many here have speculated, a problem peculiar to the H23 apparently cropped up and caused DirecTV to withhold the update for most people."

    I guess this answers most of our questions.
     
  3. HoosierBoy

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    That is an unfortunate situation but we also need that update to see the new D12 satellite. We at least need that part of the update!
     
  4. emtpud

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    Hi, 1st time on this site! I'm having an install 5/3 and I'm told I'm getting 2 H23's. I've been reading all the comments about updates and I'm having 2nd thoughts about this unit. I'm only interested in a good 1 room rec'vr. Should I ask about another model or just stick to this. p.s. I don't do dvr or mvr. Thanks, Paul
     
  5. R0am3r

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    With the exception of the recent update issue to the latest software version, my H23s have never had any problems. I wish my HR22 DVR worked as good as this excellent receiver. You will be very happy with the H23 receivers.
     
  6. emtpud

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    Thanks for the update-very comforting. As a former Dish Sub. I look forward to fulltime RSN's and MLBNet.
     
  7. erniegiro

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    I have a question for you experts on the MRV SW, just connected my H23 to my network, did a forced update, but SW came back as 0x434d dated 10/1, same as before I attempted the update.

    I'm using the H23-600 on a TV that only does 480i rez, so when box downloads and temporaritly resets itself to 480p, I can't see the messages the box displays during the update.

    My question is once I input the number code on the remote, how can I tell if it "took it" and proceeds to download the update. Are there any messages displayed during the process that require my input to proceed?
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    First, right now you can't force this update to your H23-600 because the transponder that you get still has the older version. The new version is on another transponder that gets pushed to your receiver, not "pulled".
    Second, if you connect with the composite or S-Video output, you should be able to see all the screens since these are 480i.
     
  9. erniegiro

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    Thanks for the reply, and for reminding me about composite & S-video outs, been a long time since I've had to connect using one of those!
     
  10. May 4, 2010 #150 of 204
    HDYankee

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    Still nothing for the H23-600, I don't even care about the MRV anymore. I am more worried about D12 now that it is drifting, without the new software the box will not see D12.
     
  11. May 5, 2010 #151 of 204
    erniegiro

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    I have the same concern, plus if they do a staggered roll out of any software update to accomomdate D12, how long will us H23-600 owners have to wait to watch the new HD channels.
     
  12. May 5, 2010 #152 of 204
    HDYankee

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    All the other boxes have enough of their software update to see D12, it is only the H23's that do not. If they have a stable version ready they can download it to us in a matter of days.
     
  13. May 6, 2010 #153 of 204
    erniegiro

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    HDYankee, thanks fpr the reply. Maybe this is not the proper thread for this question, but how do you "see" D12? My other box is an HR23-700, with the March 11 SW update.
     
  14. May 6, 2010 #154 of 204
    HDYankee

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    You will see signals from D12 on 103ca.......103cb is the current sat under the satellite view signal. All the other boxes can see it now when the signals come except the H23's, if you go to 103ca you will see 0's now.
     
  15. May 6, 2010 #155 of 204
    erniegiro

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    HDYankee, thanks!
     
  16. May 7, 2010 #156 of 204
    HoosierBoy

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    Based on today's news that D12 will be handling the load of D10 for awhile, this upgrade, or at least the ability to see D12 has become even more important to H23 users
     
  17. May 7, 2010 #157 of 204
    HDYankee

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    You bet it is...........this is scary....I wonder how long it will take to move the programming from D10 to D12. I have 4 other HD boxes but my H23 is in my home office where I spend most of my life. I just wish one of the mods could give us a heads-up as to when we can get the new software to just at least see D12. As I stated before this is the only model box that can't see the new satellite.
     
  18. May 8, 2010 #158 of 204
    rkish

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    I share your concerns up here in Dutchess County HDYankee :(

    I'm considering a call to my "local" D*TV tech support in my area, as I might need a slight re-alignment of my 5 LNB dish.

    I want to ask them, if they have been privvy to any information about an update coming anytime soon.

    I'll keep you guys in the loop...
     
  19. May 9, 2010 #159 of 204
    HoosierBoy

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    I sent an e-mail to DTV. If no response, I will call tomorrow.
     
  20. May 9, 2010 #160 of 204
    HDYankee

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    Thanks HoosierBoy. I even sent a private message to Doug Brott as I thought he would know or could help find out, no responce.
     

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