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HD DVRs, Receivers, and R22: Nov. 2011 Release Issues/Discussion (HD GUI)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Nov 18, 2011 #461 of 1520
    mjwagner

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    Why wait till the weekend.... it's in the stream every weeknight... and if you are on the east coast you don't even have to get up in the middle of the night, it's been in the stream between 6:30 and 7 am. If you have any problem just force a FW DL any other time and you will revert back to the then current national release.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2011 #462 of 1520
    Laxguy

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    Question still stands: If you really want it SOON! then you'd get it a lot earlier via CE.....
     
  3. Nov 18, 2011 #463 of 1520
    Scott Kocourek

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    Ok that's enough of the CE Discussion, someone is eventually going to download a something they didn't intend to and then it will be our fault. I really don't want to answer to a bunch of people that have troubles, post about it here and find out their posts were deleted because they didn't download what they thought they were gettting.

    Keep the CE stuff where it belongs and if there are posts of releases other than 0x575 & 0x576 they will be deleted.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 #464 of 1520
    mgavs

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    Interesting that if HDGUI(575?) was released recently my 3 HR20-100s just got 4DA on Nov 13th. I did not force them. 4DA messed up many things that had been previously fixed so (messed up video, sound issues, FF freezes video, etc.), 4DA is junk. I hope 57x fixes them. My understanding is trying to force won't get me 57x.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 #465 of 1520
    P Smith

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    Last two nights there was a 'push' of v0576/4576 to boxes. Definitely. some of them got the new version.
    Check www.redh.com/dtv
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 #466 of 1520
    lparsons21

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    Everything I read about this misnamed 'rollout' says 'crawlout' is more appropriate in describing how fast it is going. For an upgrade that has been talked about so much in a lot of places, it is a damn shame that only a handful are getting the NR on the push from D*!

    Yeah, there are other ways, but some of us (ME!!) are getting too darned old to stay up late anymore... :(
     
  7. Nov 20, 2011 #467 of 1520
    dpeters11

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    It's definitely being done on purpose. I think they want to make sure there are no lingering issues that you find once a lot of people have it, and so that the CSRs aren't inundated, along with giving time for training.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2011 #468 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    You can only force or push a specific firmware when it is in the stream. New NRs are normally release in the wee hours when most receivers are not being used. And also, only when DirecTV has a full staff the next day to take calls from confused customers.

    Bookmark Firmware Watcher.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 #469 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Crawlout! I like that. But you must keep in mind a massive swift rollout would overwhelm DirecTV Custom Service with calls from all the customers that get confuse easily. And sad to say, there are a hell of a lot of those.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2011 #470 of 1520
    lparsons21

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    Well, you certainly can't use 'massive swift' to describe this particular episode. More like 'miniscule very slowly'!

    I do understand the reasoning behind slow, but there is slow and there is sloooooooooowwwwwww... This is the 20th of November, and this started on the 1st roughly. While I wouldn't expect the rollout to be over by now, I certainly did expect it to be much further along than this.

    That said, I have all HR24s, so speed isn't an issue with me and the one thing I was hoping for in the HDGUI didn't happen, so I wonder why I care?? :)
     
  11. Nov 20, 2011 #471 of 1520
    swyman18

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    If you think 20 days is taking too long, then you may end up being very disappointed. If you read some of the early posts in this thread, you'll see it could very well be January or February until you get it.

    I don't have any facts to back that up, but just going by what I've read here.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2011 #472 of 1520
    lparsons21

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    Yep, I read them. And it appears they may be right at the pace this is going. But disappointed? Not so much, more just irritated that I'm not running the latest.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2011 #473 of 1520
    RobertE

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    I'll point everyone back to post 195 http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2895244&postcount=195

    Employees, HSP & Las Vegas now. EVERYONE else, throughout December & January.

    Why is that so hard for people to understand?

    The current rollout is going slow on purpose. After the first non Emp & HSP push, there was a significant uptick in error 14s bricking the HR24s. Those issues continue to be addressed. My advice is still to wait until it gets pushed and not to force the download.
     
  14. Nov 20, 2011 #474 of 1520
    RACJ2

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    Now that I know it could be Jan before I get HD GUI, I'm going to try and downloaded it one morning. Just to be sure I'm understanding this, Doug is on PT time, so based on the attachment, the 0x04D1 is in stream right now? Its around 13:06 PT.
     

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  15. Nov 20, 2011 #475 of 1520
    Drucifer

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    Yes the orange is now.
     
  16. Nov 20, 2011 #476 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    This thread is circular anyway, so I'm also going to repeat myself too.

    Forcing anything is not without some risk, both to your STB as well as being able to get support from D* should something go wrong.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2011 #477 of 1520
    RACJ2

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    The CE program is even riskier and people choose to join that. So at this point I guess I'm willing to take the risk of forcing a download.
     
  18. Nov 20, 2011 #478 of 1520
    jasrx316

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    I just recently came back to DIRECTV and had an installation done this morning. I had 2 HD-DVR's (HR24-200) and a HD receiver (H25) installed. Both the HD-DVR's had the acquiring additional software message. Does that mean the HD GUI is coming on my boxes?
     
  19. Nov 20, 2011 #479 of 1520
    Athlon646464

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    Go to 'Setup' to see if you have version *575 or *576. If you do, then you do. If you don't, then you don't.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2011 #480 of 1520
    thebigk75

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    I was talking to DTV support on another issue, and when I asked about the HD GUI update I was told "the software version with the new HD Guide will automatically download to your HD receivers this fall."

    So take that info FWIW.
     
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