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Hopper - S229 S230/Joey S278 Software Experiences/Bugs

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by James Long, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    New software ... expected to support OTA and other changes.
    Details as reports from the wild appear.
     
  2. 3HaloODST

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    Still no manual timers :/ . Recycle bin feature is already useful! When you delete things they are stored under "Deleted Recordings" for the next 48 hours. You can also restore them if you want. Deleting recordings instantaneously gives you more space, even though they are not 100% deleted. In other words, once stored in the "recycle bin" the recordings no longer occupy the users' recording space, unless restored.

    Still no ability to change nightly update time : / . However the menu system has been improved in which now you can individually select recordings to delete/add to folder from within the sub-menu e.g. "Folders by Title" when you click on a show with multiple entries, once in the sub-menu (list mode) you can now "edit" just like in the top menu. The menu options for the colored shortcuts are also more colorful now. Instead of having a colored dot next to each menu option the menu options are now entirely colored.

    One minor bug, on the Joeys, pressing INFO twice while viewing live TV no longer reveals which sat you are currently tuned into.

    OTA options are indeed now included with the new software.

    Overall, the newer software also feels smoother than any of the previous iterations.
     
  3. 356B

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    If you can use OTA this is good, Bluetooth if you use it, Apps if you use them. "Hot Stuff" (in menu and guide) recommended to view by popularity.More colorful menus, smoother, easier to alter, delete, etc recordings...much prettier the generic brownish grayish whatever has been replaced with splashes of very bright color.
    They fixed the delete row button in Caller ID....I'm sure I've missed stuff...first look.

    Geez it appears not many got 229, or it's a "oh well" update....
    Interestingly I got it on both Hopper, that a first for me.
     
  4. 3HaloODST

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    I think it's much more than a flub update. I'm sure that they are rolling it out in waves to make sure that there are no major issues. I gave the OTA adapter on the way as we speak. Can't wait to check it out!
     
  5. P Smith

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    I'm not 100% sure if full support there, but have seen OTA mentions in previous FW, before S2.22 ..
     
  6. RASCAL01

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    Yes, there was full OTA support before this update but it was not released to the public.
     
  7. 356B

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    I'm not sure if this is related but, I had a HDMI issue same day as the update. I use a 50", 24 gauge cable in a remote area. Until the update all was well, then last night I noticed sparkles, dropouts and audio issues, this stuff can be the sign of a defective cable. Since the bend for connection to TV is rather harsh I added a coupler and another short HDMI to relieve stress, problems went away. Granted it could have been HDMI connector at the TV and the relief fixed it but, I did the usual jiggling, changing inputs, etc. to no avail, couplings usually step a signal down? ....anyway...so far, so good....no such thing as coincidence.......?
     
  8. bobiii

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    Changing channels is slowwww!
     
  9. jefte1

    jefte1 Cool Member

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    Hi all , where is the deleted folder? or do i not have the update on my hopper yet? How do I tell? also to get an update do I have to have phone line plugged in? I have nerver had it pulled it due to problem with phone jack on that wall.Or does the update come thru the sat? does the sat have to be on for the download? I turn off mine when i go to bed (as in no lights left on hopper.thanks for the info
     
  10. Ray C@DISH Network

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    The software updates only occur when all receivers are off via the satellite. The Delete folder is located on the DVR screen (press the DVR button) after scrolling down, the last folder. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

     
  11. jefte1

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    I assume you mean there is no green light on the receiver? I always turn off my tv and sat at night.I checked my dvr still no deleted program folder. I have 2 hoppers in my house no joeys.Do both hoppers have to be off? also i noticed on the menu screen under updates,where it has nevr,2 hours,4 hours etc,ect,, I have never for inactivity standby.do I need to change this? thanks
     
  12. RASCAL01

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    No you do not need to change the inactivity time. Press menu twice and it will show you what update you have. I have not received S229 either. They are looking into it.
     
  13. jefte1

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    thanks for the info...i still have s222 software which was downloaded on 10-10 this was when they put in my new hopper, the first one went kaput. if you find anything out let me know, thanks
     
  14. P Smith

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    Spooling at 61.5W:
    Code:
    PID=08E0h	 11/12/12 23:02:44
     DownloadID:40NA
     Upgrading parts of new FW with filters:
     S229:'S040'-'S0ZZ','S223'-'S228','AYA7'-'AYA7'
     S229:'1[A-D0-2]1[A-B0-1]'&'S040'-'S0ZZ','S223'-'S229','AYA7'-'AYA7'
     New FW:'S229'&'S229'
     List of BootStraps and BuildConfigs and SN:
    '1...'&'NA[CFJ].': 	{XiP813}  R0000000001-R4000000000
    
    Strange criteria: by BootSW version and for S2.23 and up
     
  15. 356B

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    Also upon checking my EHD I have found the thumbnails, pictures...have become an abstract nebula generic graphic thing.....and the blanks are still there also. :nono2:
     
  16. oldengineer

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    OMG! I've seen other subs say this. My main reason for leaving D* was similar problems with my HR-21.
     
  17. James Long

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    So not targeting us with S222 ... which may be the reason why some are not getting it.

    Only those who got S223 or other interim versions get S229 (plus other matching criteria).
     
  18. 356B

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    I never got S223.
     
  19. P Smith

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    Perhaps it was "night shot" from 129W ?
    Right now no one WA sats spooling the new versions.
     
  20. 356B

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    I was just doing some deleting in "My Recordings" and found a "deleted file", kangaroo logo in red, with the recordings I thought I just deleted....there is an option to restore those recording. I this feature new? I can't remember ever seeing it....
    I just received confirmation this feature is new.
     

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