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When will L212 (or whatever it's called) get here?

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Mark Lamutt, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. Feb 14, 2005 #61 of 104
    BobMurdoch

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    Yeah, hello. For whatever reason Eldon seems incapable of stabilizing this box. It's just as bad as the original Dishplayer fiasco ever was. EVENTUALLY, they got that box fairly stable, but it took until a year after they discontinued it for it to occur.

    I've got one of the originals (mine was delivered 1/2004 with the firewire jacks in the back), and mine has ben fairly stable with only a few 0 sec. recordings (I record the King of Queens on CBS HD and Smallville on HD Net... these seem to be the usual targets... I have a west coast timer to protect the CBS show and I record two copies of Smallville to be safe - this system has kept me from missing anything else so far). Every now and then the timer list goes out of action order and then I get the wrong titles and ploit descriptions on shows, but they are still watchable. It's been at least 6 months since I've seen a grey screen of death, so that's something. Then again, I don't get any OTA channels so I'm avoiding those headaches right now.......
     
  2. Feb 15, 2005 #62 of 104
    SimpleSimon

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    Mark: Can you say if any attention is being given to the HORRIBLE event deletion code that was added in L211?
     
  3. Feb 15, 2005 #63 of 104
    srrobinson2

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    If they are still producing updates, then why won't they add NBR? It's not like it's a hardware change, just add the functionality to the software! This might actually make up for the FIREWIRE bait and switch.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2005 #64 of 104
    Mark Lamutt

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    Simon - are you referring to the random deletion of all events when trying to view a recording from a bad OTA station, or something else?

    srrobinson2 - updates are still coming, and that's a question to try to ask the tech forum guys on Monday night.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2005 #65 of 104
    BobMurdoch

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    Maybe he is referring to the fact that it will not allow you to delete a prerecorded show while two other timers are active.

    If you try to delete a prerecorded show you have just watched, and two other timers are active, it wants you to stop one of your active timers so that it can switch you BACK to a channel you were watching before the timers fired. The old way was better where it made you choose one of your two active timers to view after it deleted the prerecorded show. Right now the only way to delete the old program is to click "VIEW" on one of the active timers and then scroll down and delete the show after pulling up the PVR menu again.

    Incidentally, the only major crashes I've endured have been on Sundays when I have two 9pm timers active, a 10pm timer ready to fire, and tried watching a prerecorded show. The menu response gets sluggish and I triggered a 0 sec. recording this way once.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2005 #66 of 104
    Jim Parker

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    My 921 actually allowed me to do this last night. I had two recorders going and was watching a recorded program. I spaced out about the problem and just hit the erase button after ending the playback. IT ERASED THE PROGRAM WITHOUT THE ERROR MESSAGE!!!!!!! :eek2: The DVR screen came up and there were 2 progams recording. This is the first time that V211 has done this. Don't know why it did it this time but not any other time. :confused:
     
  7. Feb 15, 2005 #67 of 104
    jsanders

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    I can delete the program while two timers are recording about 50% of the time. When I can't delete it, I just start playing another pre-recorded show, and then go to the DVR menu to delete it. It usually switches back to the pre-recorded show.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2005 #68 of 104
    ebaltz

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    Mark, in your opinion, what is holding up the next release?
     
  9. Feb 15, 2005 #69 of 104
    jsanders

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    My guess is that software bugs are holding up the release.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2005 #70 of 104
    Mark Lamutt

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    I don't have enough information to tell you specifically what's holding up the release, so I'll have to fall back on jsanders answer.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2005 #71 of 104
    BobMurdoch

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    Ohmigod,.... I won't touch THAT statement with a ten foot pole.....
     
  12. Feb 15, 2005 #72 of 104
    jsanders

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    !rolling
     
  13. Feb 15, 2005 #73 of 104
    boylehome

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    Their names are: Mighty Mite, Atom Ant, Eerie Earwig, and Grabby Grasshopper. As long as these creatures have been holding up the software, their arms, legs, or whatever you call-em are getten purdy darn tired. :grin:
     
  14. Feb 15, 2005 #74 of 104
    Tomos

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    So in your words software bugs are holding up software bugs from being released to eliminate software bugs?
     
  15. Feb 15, 2005 #75 of 104
    jmurphy644

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    Actually, it's all held up by a pointy haired boss (with a Brittish accent)
     
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    DonLandis

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    "Actually, it's all held up by a pointy haired boss (with a Brittish accent) "


    Hair with a point????

    Is that the same as incompetant, stubborn, stupid, little Napoleon in charge of his little world, with no concern for the customers? Yes I said it not you. :)
     
  17. Feb 16, 2005 #77 of 104
    awp

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    Obviously, fixes are good, however is there any plan to do any more feature releases on the 921? Like NBR?

    - Andy
     
  18. Feb 16, 2005 #78 of 104
    BobMurdoch

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    Ah, the circle of strife. (cue The Lion King music)
     
  19. Feb 16, 2005 #79 of 104
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    I kinda akin it to the Lilo and Stitch trailer that spoofed the Lion King.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2005 #80 of 104
    BobMurdoch

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    Hmm. Could be.....

    That's what I should do.... Put a Stitch sticker on the front of my 921, tht would explain alot, as the little bugger likes to wreak havoc........
     
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