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No guide after Friday 10/28/11

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by chouseman, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 #1 of 145
    chouseman

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    Just noticed I haven nothing scheduled to record after Friday. When I try to skip past Friday in the guide I get an error notice and an offer to update the guide - which I accept. The update takes quite a while (long pause at 1/3 complete) but seems to finish or at least left no error on the screen (I walked away and came back), after that there was still no programming after Friday. In fact the guide ends *exactly* at midnight. I'm pretty sure my bill is paid past Friday.

    Checking System Info, all 3 satellites are green (119, 110, 129). I believe I have all the channels that are supposed to be there. The only recent change is I moved the receiver to a different room.

    Since I don't see other complaints, I'm guessing it's me and not everyone, and so I must have a receiver issue of some sort. Any magic button combinations that solve this, or do I call Dish tech support next?

    Oh yeah, this is a 722K, f/w L690.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2011 #2 of 145
    chouseman

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    NM. Pulled the plug and restarted, and the guide goes to Friday 11/4 now.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011 #3 of 145
    Stewart Vernon

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    I have seen this before too... every once in a while I'll have a night when something screws up and the update doesn't happen like it is supposed to.

    Hopefully yours is that random thing, and not a sign of something else going (like the hard drive).
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 #4 of 145
    klang

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    Similar thing happened to my 722 yesterday, Wednesday. In my case the guide update worked OK.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011 #5 of 145
    tampa8

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    You are all wrong, it's because the world is coming to an end apparently on the 28th. :lol:
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011 #6 of 145
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    Normally, unplugging the receiver for 10 seconds and rebooting will take care of the issue or running a check switch. If either doesn't work, it probably a hard drive issue. Thanks.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011 #7 of 145
    brucegrr

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    +1 :lol:
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 #8 of 145
    fuzzface

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    I had the EXACT same issue last night on my 722K. It's weird because my FOX station showed "World Series 2011" at around 7 pm or so and by 8pm showed "Wold Series postponed" and the info indicated that the game would be played the next day. How did THAT update in the guide happen? That's when I noticed I couldn't go past Friday in the guide. Downloaded a new guide and all was OK.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2011 #9 of 145
    garywiley

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    Over the last several weeks my 2 - 622's intermittently only download 2 days of guide content. I can manually download 9 days of programing. I have powered down both units, but the problem continues.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2011 #10 of 145
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    Are you just powering off the receivers or unplugging the receivers from the electrical outlets? If you haven't done so, try unplugging. If that doesn't work, run a check switch and let it complete the download process. Please let me know if that works. Thanks.

     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 #11 of 145
    klang

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    Odd, this happened to my 722 again today. I was checking my DVR recording schedule and noticed it only went out through tomorrow, Wednesday. I advanced the guide far enough to force a download and it worked fine. I had checked the schedule yesterday or Sunday and it showed the normal period.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 #12 of 145
    phrelin

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    It's happened to me four times since L7.21 was installed. It's not like it's never happened before, but it happens more frequently.

    Also, I've done a Check Switch each time to start the guide reloading which works - I get the updated guide. But twice it didn't give me access to the scheduled recordings. A hard reboot (unplug) fixed it, but that shouldn't be necessary.

    I haven't passed this on to Echostar engineering as I'm not sure my contact info is current. Perhaps someone else could do that?
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 #13 of 145
    klang

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    I went ahead with a reboot, several of my scheduled recordings weren't correct even after the guide update. All is good now. Guess I need to check more often.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2011 #14 of 145
    garywiley

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    I have done several power unplug resets without success. I did another power unplug followed by a check switch and the problem appears corrected.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2011 #15 of 145
    garywiley

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    This morning both of my 622 had incomplete guides. I have done multiple check switches and power unplugs, but the problem reoccurs.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2011 #16 of 145
    garywiley

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    This morning both of my 622's had incomplete guides. I have done multiple check switches and power unplugs, but the problem reoccurs.
     
  17. Nov 19, 2011 #17 of 145
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    Hi, I would like to help with your loss of the guide information. Can you please send me a Pm with your account information, so I can review your sats & equipment? When you run the check switch test, then the receiver reboots, what messages appear on the TV? If you have the 3 digit codes in the top right it would be helpful. Does the message appear saying it is downloading the programming guide? Does the message progress at all? Thanks!
     
  18. Nov 20, 2011 #18 of 145
    esl1885

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    I have been fighting this problem for a month. Go to bed with a 10 day guide, get up in the morning with a 2 day guide. Dish replaced the rx and LNB, same problem.

    Now it has changed. Last Wed. I had a 10 day guide, got up Thur. and I had a 9 day guide, Fri. I had an 8 day guide, Sat. a 7 day guide, and today I have a 6 day guide. The end day and time has stayed the same, so I am using up the guide 1 day at a time, which means I am getting no updates at all. And it has quit deleting the BBMP recordings every night.

    I am waiting on my 3rd receiver and we will see how this works out.

    Dish says they have no clue and most techs say they have never heard of the problem.
    But, I sure am finding a lot posts where people report having the problem.

    Sam
     
  19. Dec 2, 2011 #19 of 145
    phrelin

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    This has happened to me numerous times over the past couple of months including this morning. At first I thought my 722's drive was going. But now I'm 99% sure it is a problem with the last one or two firmware/software versions.

    At times it gets goofier in that when I force a guide download I get the guide but can't get the timer function to "find it" without a hard reboot, a problem I posted about in another thread.

    And as I said there, I just got the latest firmware/software update for my 612 which altered the Dish On Demand menu to conform with the 722's screen. Guess what, I've had one guide download glitch since then on the 612 which I never had before.

    I don't have access to anyone at Echostar Engineering anymore, so I just put up with it in hopes the a DIRT person will pass on seeing significant multiple reports of this problem. As I said, IMHO it is a firmware/software problem that came along with the menus that give me access to the Blockbuster stuff I'll never use. If for some reason I cannot maintain our Dish stuff (and at my age that's possible), I can guarantee you my wife will switch to Comcast as it is a complexity that shouldn't have lasted five days.

    Again, if a DIRT person reads this, the problem is in the recent firmware/software. You'll just have to take my word for it as it's been a few years since I've provided technical support to Echostar Engineering and can't give you an Echostar Engineer for a reference any more. I know what I'm talking about when it comes to computer behavior.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2011 #20 of 145
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    In light of what phrelin posted and how many other are reporting this issue: Anyone having this exact issue with the guide disappearing, please send me your account information, let me know specifically what receiver is experiencing this issue, and for how long and I will the reports placed ASAP so we can get this issue resolved. Thank you!
     

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