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L4.62 now out for 625 & 522

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by manicd, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. manicd

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  2. Tecmo SB Guy

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    From what I read on the other message board, it's supposed to increase 625's recording capacity from 100 hours to 150 hours, but only if you delete all your programs (plus timers that occur within a 24-hour period) before the nightly update.
     
  3. Tecmo SB Guy

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    Okay for anyone here who has a 625.

    I want to increase my hard drive space from 100 hours to 150 hours.

    Should I delete all my programs before the update is downloaded to my DVR or wait until after it's already downloaded to my DVR?
     
  4. scooper

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    I am NOT deleting all my recorded programs / timers on a rumour.
     
  5. RandallA

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    On a rumour? Just because the information is coming from the other site that doesn't mean it's a rumour, it's happening as of now. The info went out to all retailers but since we can't post links to the other site,:rolleyes: you're just gonna have to find it yourself.
     
  6. manicd

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    I called Dish tech support who looked up the information on the new release. He confirmed that it will go fromm 100 hours to 150 hours.

    He also stated it would not need to have the recordings erased, etc.
     
  7. javaman

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    So I gather this increased space has no effect on the 522?

    I received L4.62 last night. One of the first things I noticed is a new button on the DVR page called Group, for grouping all the shows with the same name. It does make it easier to find something if you have dozens of the same show.

    But now i can't find the History button on the DVR screen that used to display which programs were deleted, either by the user or from lack of space. I found that useful for checking skipped or stopped timers too. Did they get rid of it?
     
  8. tsdiesel

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    Anyone know if the 50% increase is due to better compression or a loss in quality? Maybe a combination of the 2?
     
  9. RandallA

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    It's just reclaiming space that was used for VOD. They might be giving up on VOD.
     
  10. scooper

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    THAT would be a nice change - we never used VOD...
     
  11. cj9788

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    I think they are givng up the space to make up for the 625 not having external hard drive capability. Who knows, could b any reason.
     
  12. Kevin Brown

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    Good. :)
     
  13. BNUMM

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    When they added time to the 721 they dropped the plans for VOD on that receiver.
     
  14. Rob Glasser

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    Well, I called Dish Tech support again. Of course, talked to a different tech. Very pleasant. Apologized for the misinformation given on th 18th. He did verify the above quote.

    He stated that L4.62 has been released to all 625s. And of course the update requirement the hard drive was to be empty was to protect the recordings on the 625s.

    I asked him how to more or less force an update when one has emptied their drive and and get the update. He stated there was no way to force an update becuase it was software based. But he did say one could change the update time.

    On the remote hit Menu-8-5 to take you into the update menu. Make sure "updates" is enabled" Change the time to one you want and hit done. Make sure both tuners are off. When the that time comes around, you should get the update.

    He also stressed that one should make sure NO timers are set to fire during that time.

    So, personally I would keep any timers off for at least a half hour before and and hour after that time.

    Of course, if you can keep the hard drive empty over night, you wouldn't have to change the time, but timers would need to be off for that time period.

    I am going to try and get my drive empty again bfore noon and set the update time to 1 pm. Then go to bed. Hopefully when I get up, it will have updated.

    I will post back when I get up if it worked or not.
     
  16. scooper

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    That sucks - I have to delete all recorded shows to get the additional space...
     
  17. Ray_Clum

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    Rob,

    Your notes only specify the 625 receiver. Is the 522 affected as well?
     
  18. manicd

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    UPDATE:


    Well, I got done early and tried to get the update. It did not work. Called Dish again was told to try again and call back if it didn't work.

    I ended up calling back. Was finally switched to advanced tech. They had me try all kinds of things, but my unit just would not take the update. They are sending me a new unit.

    I asked them if under normal circumstances, would the update method they originaly told me would work. They said it would.

    I just have a quirky box, just like it's user!
     
  19. Rob Glasser

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    It sounds like they have to reformat the drive to get the extra space which means that you would lose all recordings if they forced it. I'm glad they aren't risking the expansion if you have content on your DVR, if it was me I'd hate to wake up one morning to all my recordings gone.

    Also, just to make it a bit clearer, the L4.62 update and the expansion are separate. i.e. if you still have recordings you should still get L4.62, however you won't see the size expansion, until the night after an update when you have no recordings on your 625.
     
  20. Rob Glasser

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    I don't know anything about the 522 getting this release, I was only told for the 625. I don't have either receiver personally so I don't know how similar or different they are. If they don't typically run the same software with the same features I'd have to say now but I'll find out.
     

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