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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Special Request Legacy Items (private)' started by Doug Brott, Jul 24, 2008.

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  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Folks,

    Sorry about the mixup .. DIRECTV has decided to do this differently. Instead of a Push release, if you are going to help with this request, you will need to participate in the normal CE release that should occur this weekend. The additional logging capabilities will be included.

    We will use this thread and this forum to document the process.

    Thank You.
     
  2. GregLee

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    Okay, I'll download the CE release on Friday, as usual.
     
  3. mlh422

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    I am confused. If the additional logging capabilities are being introduced using the CE release as the vehicle, then does the existance of this special sub-thread imply that invocation of the additional logging capabilities is not going to be announced via the typical CE release notes? (Just trying to make sure I understand what should be in this subthread vs. typical/general threads within the CE forum....
    -M
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    Nothing to be confused about .. This is just a special request that we are going to monitor outside the normal CE process. Firstly, you can log any issues here. DIRECTV will see it regardless and they are interested in getting data from you gentlemen.
     
  5. bobnielsen

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    Is the log reporting to be done with the front panel menu+info keys or will this version use a different method?
     
  6. Doug Brott

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    Normal diagnostic key logging as in other versions .. DIRECTV is just collecting a bit more data to help resolve things quicker.
     
  7. tfederov

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    I'll change my network back to the way it was after tomorrow night's CE. Looking forward to helping.
     
  8. msmith

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    As I said in private, I'll have to miss the next 2 weeks of CE's. I'm taking the church youth group to a conference.

    If this process is still going the 3rd week I'll be happy to participate.
     
  9. bjflynn04

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    I will have to miss this weekend's CE because I am out of town and don't have a slingbox. Hopefully it will still be going on next weekend.
     
  10. Tom Robertson

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    Good man! Have fun at the conference.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. ITrot

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    My crappy Hughesnet internet says I've reached my FAP limit... will be internet free (very slow) for next 24 hours. Will try to report on Sunday
     
  12. GregLee

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    Well, I have an issue. I don't know whether this should go in a separate thread ...

    CE version: 0x25B
    System: HR20-700
    Report Key: 20080725-292F

    Description: When playing a video using mediashare, when I ask to see the daily fortune, an error message pops up saying that I've requested two incompatible network functions and that mediashare is being terminated. (That's not the bug, yet ...) However, the daily fortune ("Warranty void if cookie is broken") is displayed normally and the video being played over mediashare continues normally. So the error message appears to be bogus. But the mediashare video can't be terminated with the Exit button, and I can't get back the mediashare menu with Left Arrow.

    Remark: This is apparently exactly the same minor bug as was present in the two last CE versions before network services was disabled for the national release.
     
  13. tfederov

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    My plan is to return the printer to the network tomorrow. Today is the wife's birthday and we're going to hang out. Wish me luck when this printer goes back on because I may lose my Internet access and screw up the home network again!
     
  14. Strejcek

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    I have been unable to get the daily fortune to show up on either of my two HR20s. Both have network services on and I am able to get the widgets coming soon message to pop up, so I am unsure why my daily fortune is not showing up. I have a few errands to run this afternoon, so I will send diagnostic reports when I get home this afternoon.
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    Ah .. I think you guys are hitting on the problems that DIRECTV was looking for .. that didn't take too long :)

    Go ahead and make your posts here regarding these types of issues and make sure you add the diagnostics key so they can find your report in their database ..

    Everyone should submit at least one diagnostic report (and post key here) even if things are working as expected.
     
  16. Strejcek

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    OK. I got home and ran my diagnostic tests and reports. Here's the deal with both of my HR20-700s. Both are poked, both are setup using manual IP addresses and manual ports for network services. Both appear to be working fine except for no daily fortune option in the main menu. Both pass every test except for the network services; however, both are able to pull up the widgets coming soon screen. Here are my diagnostic reports for both HR20-700s:

    Living Room: 20080726-3F91
    Bedroom: 20080726-D3A
     
  17. lmuehl

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    Living room key:20080726-2511
    Bedroom Key:20080726-2086

    all network services , widget's and fortunes seem to be working properly. Only issue I have found so far is after system was restarted after ce download I lost local channel KMSPDT 9-1 and it was replaced with KAWEDT 9-1 and KAWEDT2 9-2 in guide when I tried to edit off air channels it would not come in (searching for signal) I had to reset off air channels and do the initial setup again. The living room key is after running setup the bedroom one is before I reset and ran the initial setup. I Will test the media share app later. No issues with external esata drive either.

    Just got around to media share it played video fine. Tried to play music first song played fine picked a second song and it played as well , some how i navigated away from media share while the song was playing and I lost trickplay for media share, when song finished I lost acces to media and no sound from any programming only a reset could bring it back. I'm using wmp11 for server.
     
  18. lmuehl

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    Found bug : when watching recorded show I pressed right arrow to bring up widgets , I accidently double-clicked right arrow and widget came up but lost video (went to grey screen audio continued to play) I had to change channels and return to recording to bring it back. Also lost ability to generate new key (no option in the menu just sort playlist option) However it hasn't been 24 hrs since last key so I'm hoping the menu option will come back...I will post new key if it does
     
  19. lmuehl

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    Network services failed! widgets and fortune seemed to work but there was still no option for diagnostic report , I tried pokeeyenow and Iamandedgecutter and neither brought back the option ... finally a reset brought the report option back but still network services failed.

    Key: 20080727-2E50
     
  20. jrmichael

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    HR20-700

    Downloaded last night. Have network services, daily fortune, and widgets all working. So far, so good. I've sent a baseline diag report to set a reference point.

    Report ID: 20080727-2DA1
     
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