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When is 215 coming? (Several merged threads)

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by bluegreg, Jun 6, 2005.

when is 215 coming

  1. week of 6/27

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  2. week of 7/4

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  3. week of 7/11

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  4. not anytime soon

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  1. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

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    Sounds like a NASA launch process :eek2: Now that we have a window I hope that no one slams it shut before the launch :) :)
     
  2. Eagles

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    Mark, You must be a huge fan of and a big believer in foreplay :lol:
     
  3. Mark Lamutt

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    :rolleyes: :lol:

    No one's waiting for this one, are they... :lol: Just trying to say there's no reason to sit next to your 921s waiting all afternoon, as the earliest anything could happen would be 3+ hours from now.
     
  4. Grandude

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    Thanks, Mark, I guess I'll go take a nap for a while.
     
  5. SummitAdvantageRetailer

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    Yeah, me too. :lol: :D
     
  6. Geoff Goodfellow

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  7. bbomar

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  8. lapplegate

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    And the current software version has been revised back to 2.13. It had been at 2.15.

    http://rweb.echostar.com/departmental_content/TechPortal/content/tech/receiver/921.shtml

    Looks like plenty of nap time will be availible, before any upgrades.
     
  9. elmc

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    mi
    I am in lower MI and a pistons fan. Being one of the few people with a HDTV, I am having a few people over to enjoy the game w/ me. Now that the update may happen today I am sooo nervous that I may miss a part of the game because of a freeze-up caused by the 921 downloading the update.

    1. If I leave it on, will it wait until later tonight to download after I shut it off? How does that work?
    I can just see it downloading and reseting itself during the final minutes of the game.

    2. I have been delaying the game 1 hour or so in previous games so I could zip thru the game faster, should I chance that tonight?

    3. I have been watching the NBA finals on WJRT-12(DTV-36) in MI. For 3 games the sound has been broadcast in 5-channel Dolby Digital, but only using the front L/R speakers, and the other 3 speakers are "dead". This was annoying! My receiver thought it was receiving 5 channels, and therefore I couldn't use Dolby Pro-logic. The 3 other games the sound was just a digital stereo signal that I could use my Dolby Pro-logic feature. I have emailed WJRT twice with no answer. Has anyone else experienced this? Is ABC even broadcasting in 5.1 Dolby Digital?
     
  10. bbomar

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    In the past, when I got a download and the receiver was on (I leave it on
    all the time), the software would show as available when I checked for
    a software update in the menu. However, it would not install until the
    receiver was turned off. As long as you leave it on I don't think you have
    anything to worry about.
     
  11. ayalbaram

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    4pm mst anyone have a blinking green light yet?
     
  12. LASooner

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    Being told to wait 3 hours and still nothing happens..... yep... exactly like foreplay.
     
  13. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

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    How long is the, "window" open?
     
  14. erh1117

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    A few questions about E's approach to this:

    Why the roulette with the date and time?
    Why the big secrecy with the date and time?
    Why not simply announce that they hope to release 215 or 214 an when they expect to release it and what it will fix?

    BTW, I am a lawyer and understand NDA's and corporate fear of liability for promises not kept (though E seems not to be much fazed by that -- see e.g. NBR). I just don't see any liability for a public announcement of what to expect and when to expect it. Frankly, these guys at E only inflame the situation by their actions. A more transparent process could IMHO only improve our respect for them.
     
  15. Tomos

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    I'm guessing they meant 4 pm or so Hawaii time eh.
     
  16. DonLandis

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    Gosh, you must be a really new-bee lawyer if you have to ask those questions. I have a simple answer for you and I'm no lawyer. I'm just someone who understands real world business. That is, how things work when you have people involved and who can't, won't, are afraid to make a decision without the approval of a committee, unanimously.

    Are you ready? "They simply don't know!" People who are telling you here on this forum are offering what they either suspect will happen or relaying what they have heard from someone else who, "simply doesn't know" Then when it finally does happen the reason is someone who has not been really involved, gets a status report, makes a snap decision to release it and the ones who make that person's wishes so, quickly execute the upload before they change their mind.
    The new software will come without warning, like it has in the past. It will probably not fix what we expect it to fix and may break other things that once worked.
    Nothing strikes more fear into a techie's work progress than the thought that they will be second guessed by some lawyer who's sole purpose is to make people suffer financially for their business decisions.

    Hey, I don't mean to be picking on you but I had a bad/good day and it was all due to a lawyer who has been working hard at holding up progress on a product approval everybody except the lawyer has approved. And, it wasn't the liability issues either but rather trying to fix something that wasn't broke in the first place. Finally the one in charge made a decision to go with what we had since the hold up was determined to be nothing more than just a hold up. I couldn't help but relate that to what is happening here.
     
  17. invaliduser88

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    Did they say what year? 2006, 2007....:grin:
     
  18. jal

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    Mark, how does the "window" work? Why can't Dish send it whenever Dish feels like sending it?
     
  19. jim98604

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    Tune in next week? For another exciting game of "When Will It Rain 2.15? or could that be 2.16? :confused: :dozey:
     
  20. richarda

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    :) Did somebody forget to open the window?
     
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