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HR20-700: 0x166 - Discussion / Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Tom Robertson, Jun 8, 2007.

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  1. Jun 8, 2007 #1 of 53
    Tom Robertson

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    National Release: 06/08/2007
    Manufacturer 700 - 0x166

    Release Notes: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=89420

    CE - Discussion/Issues (0x165): http http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=88897

    PLEASE DONT POST... DIDN'T GET IT, or GOT IT tracking posts in this thread, they are subject to deletion

    National Release:
    Staggered release, initial roll out to Mountain Time zone June 8, 2007.

    The more detail the better Simply put... the more detail you can provide the better the feedback.

    Last three national releases
    HR20-700

    Version 0x15c (05/15/2007): Discussion Thread
    Version 0x145 (03/29/2007): Discussion Thread
    Version 0x13e (03/21/2007): Discussion Thread


    The Original HR20 Review Thread
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=61862

    Tips and Tricks Threads
    Official Tips and Tricks
    Unoffical Tips and Tricks v2.9

    Unoffical Feature Request Survey
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=80600

    Unoffical eSATA Feature Discussion
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=66201
     
  2. Jun 8, 2007 #2 of 53
    Tom Robertson

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    Please take care of which thread you are posting issues in during the staggered roll out of 0x166, especially given the large differences between the software.

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  3. Jun 8, 2007 #3 of 53
    Doug Brott

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    I will not be posting a Report Card thread for 0x166 unless it goes full national.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2007 #4 of 53
    cavihitts

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    Runs smoother and better response for me.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2007 #5 of 53
    philmalik

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    Just got it. How do we get to the "To Do" list now? I don't see it on the My Playlist anymore.

    thanks


     
  6. Jun 8, 2007 #6 of 53
    philslc

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    List then yellow button. It's at the bottom now.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2007 #7 of 53
    philmalik

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    Thanks, it didn't work the first few times for some strange reason. They I went into guide, then back into list, and then it worked.

    I don't know about this new color scheme though. No more "Royal Blue"!! It will take some getting used to.


     
  8. Jun 8, 2007 #8 of 53
    kram

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    Got 0x166 this morning, but didn't know it until about an hour ago. I was greeted with a message telling me the "Spring 2007" release had been installed. I used the menu "Reset" to restart the HR20. The new UI is impressive! Much easier to read, and I like the lighter blue. The picture and sound seem to have been enhanced somehow. Maybe it's just me, but both seem to be a lot better than they were yesterday!

    I haven't had much of a chance to play around, but so far this is a great update!:)
     
  9. Jun 8, 2007 #9 of 53
    Tom Robertson

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    Was there an issue that caused you to reset the HR20?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  10. gregftlaud

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    when will the hr20-100 begin to get this update?
     
  11. kram

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    No. I read in these posts that it is always wise to reset the receiver after each download. Is this still the recommended action??:confused:
     
  12. Tom Robertson

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    No. Very much recommended that we do not reboot the HR20 unless it is truly not responding or otherwise behaving badly. The HR20 has a builtin reboot after a download finishes.

    Thanks for caring,
    Tom
     
  13. kram

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    Thanks very much for this new -- and apparently very important -- information. I no longer will reboot the receiver after a download.:)
     
  14. hasan

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    To put in context where all this got started:

    There was a time that the only way to get reliable operation (for some people) was for them to reboot after a fresh download/update. That was a few months ago.

    Things have progressed dramatically over the period and now it is not necessary. In order to PROVE it isn't necessary, we need to stop doing it as a matter of course.

    That is why the recommendation is in place now, to no longer reboot additionally after an update. We need to mimic the behavior that is going to be required by the end users (routine). If we keep inserting extra reboots, we may end up hiding an install/upgrade issue that will come back and bite the national user base.

    So...don't reboot unless you have a defined issue present...don't do it as a "preventative measure"....only if you absolutely must and then DO IT VIA THE MENUS, DO NOT USE THE RED BUTTON...go into the Menu Restart Recorder option and do it there. That provides an "orderly shutdown".

    RBR (Red Button Reset) and Pulling the plug are last ditch efforts (in that order) to recover a misbehaving machine.
     
  15. mr1213

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    How does DirecTV typically stagger the software downloadings? I had a power failure last night and my HR20 was off all night. Nothing came in on the 8th. Just want to make sure my receiver eventually gets it. Thanks.
     
  16. hasan

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    Typically starts in the LA area (West Coast) and moves East. It can take a day or two to get to the Midwest (where I am) and another day or so to get to the East Coast. It has ALWAYS gone that way...never the reverse.

    It also tends to sit one day or so in the LA market before moving on to the rest of the West Coast.
     
  17. Gbsnplr

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    I live in LA but I don't seem to have received the update. I have gotten all of the others. Any ideas?
     
  18. jabd

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    I think that this one started in Colorado for some reason, not in LA.
     
  19. cavihitts

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    At the time it is only for Mountain Time Zone. The other times zones are TBD but should not be too far off.
     
  20. sailor44

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    I am curious as to how one knows which version of software one has?

    Thanks!
     
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