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Was there a Forced Reboot this morning (2/7/07) ??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DVRaholic, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. Feb 7, 2007 #141 of 156
    cbaker

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    I agree they should focus on fixing major issues first, but I believ that having a "system log" that gave some insight on things that are going on would help identify problems (like they forced the reboot vs my system rebooted by itself). Anyone who has had to debug complex technology issues knows how important logging is in identifying and debugging problems.

    They could even do things like every time a recording starts (and stops), log info like channel on, codec type, tuner on, signal strength, voltage readings, cpu temperature, etc. This info could us (and CSRs) help the programmers find problems.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2007 #142 of 156
    veryoldschool

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    Please don't take my hacking up your post the wrong way.....I just need to: :lol: :lol:
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  3. Feb 7, 2007 #143 of 156
    veryoldschool

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    Earl has made one request with the new CE 0128... NO RESETS after the forced download.
    I think we now know why D* sent out last night's commanded reset. They are monitoring the "up time" of our units.
    Remember Earl's "PIN" comment last week?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2007 #144 of 156
    waynebtx

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    I dont mind my post being moved but could you at lest let the poster know where and why it was moved
     
  5. Feb 7, 2007 #145 of 156
    brittonx

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    Hasan & Veryoldschool,

    I thought the CE releases were not supposed to be discussed outside the CE forums...
     
  6. Feb 7, 2007 #146 of 156
    Earl Bonovich

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    Actually...

    My request in the thread, doesn't have to do with that.

    DirecTV thinks they have resolved why a 2nd (which is actuall a thrid) reboot, seems to result in better results, then no results.

    So they really want those with the CE, to use it like any regular user will.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2007 #147 of 156
    veryoldschool

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    Maybe I got it wrong. I thought we weren't to post "other crap" on the CE forum, but I didn't think we were "not to mention it" on the forums for "other crap". Sorry for the extra "crap".
     
  8. Feb 7, 2007 #148 of 156
    veryoldschool

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    Thanks, without your input my little brain keeps churning away.... :)
     
  9. Feb 7, 2007 #149 of 156
    Spazzman

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    Excellent observation. I bet you this is precisely correct. We are rolling this out at the big corporation where I work.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2007 #150 of 156
    n3ntj

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    Why would one use the D* website to reset a receiver and not simply either unplug it and plug it back in or use the red reset button?
     
  11. Feb 8, 2007 #151 of 156
    bonscott87

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    The web site resends channel authorization to your receivers, not physically resets them. If you ever find that some channels won't come in or aren't authorized anymore, instead of waiting on hold for 20 minutes and then try to convince the CSR to re hit your box you can now do it online with a click.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2007 #152 of 156
    jorossian

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    This is IMO the problem with the HR20. In my experience the issues with the box only occur a day or more after rebooting (depending on how much "work" it's had to do during that time). Very much like some of the old poorly written C++ apps I'd throw together compile and run at work to automate some of my test fixtures ;) Good enough to do the job as long as you're there to babysit and reboot every once in a while.

    I think it's definitely a memory leak due to hastily written code.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2007 #153 of 156
    LI-SVT

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    So, we still don't have an answer as to why all of these HR20s were rebooted?
     
  14. Feb 9, 2007 #154 of 156
    hdtvfan0001

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    First day under the new D*TV pricing plan??? :D

    OK...that's not it....
     
  15. Feb 9, 2007 #155 of 156
    n3ntj

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    Lancaster,...
    I took your post to mean that people are using the website to reset their IRDs.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2007 #156 of 156
    DFDureiko

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    got home last night at 1045p after being away several days. Blue ring lights on. record light on, TV said "HDMI No Signal"
    so rebooted and it was ok, I guess it locked up....when they forced the reboot. We never put ours in standby.
    Dan
     
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