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L146 Spooling NOW!

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by leemathre, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. leemathre

    leemathre Legend

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    I appear to be getting a software upgrade on my 921 right now.
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Huh. Well, by all means tell us if you end up with L146 when it's done! (And I've had no word today that an update is coming today.)
     
  3. leemathre

    leemathre Legend

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    Well, I am only basing this on the flashing power light which is what I saw during the last upgrade.
     
  4. lex61564

    lex61564 AllStar

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    When I came back home from dropping my daughters off at Greek school I noticed my green power light flashing when I got back, does that mean anything?

    My sys info still say L 145.
    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  5. leemathre

    leemathre Legend

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    It is definitely the upgrade. Mine is on 11 of 30 now. It is about 15 minutes into the upgrade.
     
  6. lex61564

    lex61564 AllStar

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    I am getting the update actually, has an elapsed time and says group 3 of 30, wow!
    Cool, I am, excited!

    Alex
     
  7. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    When new software downloads from the satellite, the green power light flashes. You can go to the software update screen to see if anything's happening - Menu - 6 - 7 I believe.

    I've got the call in to see if this is it or not.
     
  8. paulcdavis

    paulcdavis Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    My power light is blinking too!
     
  9. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Wow, I'm actually shocked that this is coming today.

    If this is in fact L146, I'll try to get a list of official fixes to post.
     
  10. paulcdavis

    paulcdavis Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    After it is finished, should we do a smart card reboot like after L145?
     
  11. lex61564

    lex61564 AllStar

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    Please do Mark we are all excited to know what the fixes are, thanks buddy!
    Alex
     
  12. leemathre

    leemathre Legend

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    I certainly plan to do a reset when it is finished.
     
  13. Mark Lamutt

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    Don't do a reset unless the software doesn't install on it's own. If when the software download is complete, it doesn't install, then do the reboot. We've done a lot of testing over the last 10 days to ensure that you shouldn't need to do the reboot.

    I've got the request in for the official list of fixes from Eldon, but I won't have it until early tomorrow morning...unless they are still up at 1am there.

    There are a couple of things that I can tell you though. I haven't had a random reboot since getting this version (or the previous one either). I haven't had an OTA recording fail when setting the timer pad options both to 0. And, discrete OFF is included now to go along with discrete ON.
     
  14. leemathre

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    Finished. Just under 43 minutes. Got the message to power off to install. How long do I need to leave it off?
     
  15. Mark Lamutt

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    It shouldn't take too long. 5 or 10 minutes. If at that point you turn it on, and are still on L145, do the smartcard reboot and that will force the installation.
     
  16. TV Director

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    What is the DISCRETE OFF and DISCRETE ON you're talking about? Thanks...
     
  17. leemathre

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    Thanks Mark. I hope I have to eat my words about the programmers.
     
  18. Mark Lamutt

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    They are non-toggle power codes that can be used with a phillips pronto remote (or other ones possibly). Normally a single power button is a toggle, meaning you press it once and the device powers ON, press it again and the device powers OFF. With discrete codes, when you press ON, the device powers on if it's currently off, and does nothing if it's currently on. Same with OFF. They are very useful when programming macros to control your system with a programmable remote.
     
  19. Mark Lamutt

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    BTW, if this is the same version that I'm currently running, your software version will be L146HECD-N.
     
  20. guruka

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    Download completed. The 921 asked for a power off to load the new software. I cold booted the unit. It came back up with a "Loading new software" banner followed by the X screen of death and then a soft boot giving the normal "Receiver is in stand-by. Booting..." banner.

    I'm now on L146HECD-N

    .....G
     

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