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R15 Upgraded To 109A

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tcs_dtv, Dec 21, 2005.

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  1. joecool1964

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    Ok - looks like 109A hit my new machine as well - around 4 this morning.
    I'm cautiously optimistic...
     
  2. ISWIZ

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    109A 5 AM EDT - FF seems better, I don't see any change in Live buffer but then I did not have much time to check this morning. Just glad they are getting the message that there are things that need fixing.
     
  3. Clint Lamor

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    I got 109A at 4:58 EDT but I have no idea what it did.
     
  4. fergiej

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    I forced mine last night @ 6pm. I wanted to be able to play around with it and see if I can figure out what it fixed. The only obvious fix that I can see is that the audio comes back on immediately after pause or FF/REW. There had been a 2-3 delay in audio (for me, anyway) and that seems fixed. Beyond that, I don't know just yet. FF/REW issues are no change for me.
     
  5. frogg

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    Yes, but did it fix caller id?
     
  6. Wolffpack

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    Wouldn't it be nice if DTV published a list of "fixed bugs/enhancements" so all of you beta testers could try those and report back?
     
  7. ISWIZ

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    Back with more KoolAid Wolf? Noticed lots of cups being offered.

    (Yes that is sarcasam)

    List would be nice but in all my other beta tests I never saw one either. Maybe in time the forum will put one together. (Serious, not sarcasm coming) Unless people are just to afraid of being MBT each time they post. (Mugged By Trolls)

    Happy Holidays! Seriously!
     
  8. Wolffpack

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    Well ISWIZ I guess I should have bracketed that reply with sarcasm. After all you are not beta testers, just Guinea pigs.

    To me it doesn't seem DTV or NDS or whoever, is paying any attention to this forum or the threads in it as they are not aware of any recording problems.

    Personally, I view the R15 roll out somewhat like release a drug before FDA approval. If you think it will save your life, go for it. I'm just sitting here and reading. Posting when I feel it's called for.

    But notice, I've been reading for quite some time now without getting into the "fray".
     
  9. sheepishlion

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    frogg, this firmware is supposed to fix the caller ID issues, so you can enable your caller ID once you get the update, and hopefully no more crashes, or bad information with the caller ID.
     
  10. Clint Lamor

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    Well I have to give them the FF portion is a LOT better, you hit Play and it plays, I have noticed a slight jumpback when I hit play. Nothing as pronounced as Tivo but it's definately there. Has anyone else noticed it? Also the audio is instant when I hit play now.
     
  11. Malibu13

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    Update received at 4:58 am, 12-22-05 Version # 0X109A

    Kanyon71, i can also verify that the FF feature is better and almost (i said almost) instant with a slight jumpback. The audio also kicks in quicker than it used to. :)
     
  12. fergiej

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    OK, in some ways the FF is better. You are right that it plays immediately. But, I cannot tell if it jumps back at all. Certainly not nearly enough. Yet.
     
  13. Malibu13

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    Jerry, IMHO, i doubt that we will see it get any better than this and comparable to the TiVo based units. It has been reported in different threads and forums, that TiVo holds the patent on the "Jumpback" feature. It does however, beat having to hit "pause" and then "play" to at least get it close. :)
     
  14. ISWIZ

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    As have I, but I must confess, I had no electric for 6 days. You have been good, no coal for you.;)
     
  15. Wolffpack

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    Ouch!!! Ice storm???

    Back when we were in Michigan and lightning blew out our breaker box I convinced my wife to add a cutover for a generator and also got her to go along with the generator. We ended up using that baby 5-6 times for 1-2 days just due to ice. I'll tell ya, having well water without electric really sucks.

    I can't even imagine 6 days.... :nono: :nono: :nono:
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    I can tell you almost certainly that they are watching the threads... They just don't openly participate in them.
     
  17. bedavis007

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    I just got my R15 yesterday to replace a TiVo 35 hour box, and I'm having the same problems everyone else is: the "season pass manager" wants to record everything, etc. I got the 109A update moments after I set mine up, but it didn't fix anything. DirecTV's "TiVo support" in tech support said the update was to fix the Caller ID locking up problem, but they seemed shocked (!) when I told them about the season pass problem. When I advised it was all over every support forum I could find (including their own), they said they weren't getting calls about it. They assured me they would escalate the problem. I'm about to send this POS back..:eek2:
     
  18. Brennok

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    Yeah I just got mine today and forced an update a little while ago. Now all my shows are recording repeats. I am also finding select shows that are a series that won't let me record as such, but I have a feeling that is more to do with the guide data then anything else since my Tivo picks it up as a season pass fine.
     
  19. Wolffpack

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    Hey folks, the guide data comes from the SAT. Don't for an instance think there are differences in the guide data streams coming for Tivos as opposed to R15's. The bottom line here is that the R15 software isn't processing the data like the Tivos are.

    Even on the R15 you can see the series or show info, right? Doesn't it show the original air date? If the R15 shows the original air date under info, that would lead one to believe that the R15's "First Run/Repeat" software has some bugs in it.

    Everyone, please stop blaming problems with the R15 on Guide Data. DTV sends Guide Data to the current DTivo units and those units work fine with that data. If DTV or NDS made the decision to send different guide data for the R15's then they should reconsider that decision and start using the Tivo data that they already have.

    In my mind, Guide Data is a non-issue as the DTivo Guide Data seems to work.

    This isn't a data issue, it's a software issue.
     
  20. ISWIZ

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    Wolf,

    It doesn't show "original air date", be nice if it did.
     
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