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When will P2.88 spool?

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by boylehome, Jun 13, 2005.

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  1. boylehome

    boylehome Hall Of Fame/Supporter

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    The BSOD, toasted favorites, undesired forced re-boots, inability to properly work with OTA channel mapping changes, and the other annoying bugs are not any less annoying. Any idea when we can expect a better software version?
     
  2. tonyp56

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    Short answer, NO. Jason most likely knows, however, he can't speak. And like we learned with the last two software releases plans change, (how long was it after the original planned release of 285 before it was released?) so even if Jason did tell it could change two or three times before it happens.
     
  3. Jason Nipp

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    Very well said Tony. :)
     
  4. Laverne

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    ...said the Tease Master!!! :sure: :rolling:
     
  5. Jason Nipp

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    *evil* :lol:

    I know how you love that sound. :sure:
     
  6. Nick

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    Yes, Laverne was obviously moved by the *evil* s/fx during the chat. At one point I had the volume cranked on my pc speakers and Mr. *evil* actually startled me :eek: especially with the sub cranking !

    Don't we wish we all had these great sound f/x on these fori? :grin: Especially when a poster types in *BSOD*! !danger:
     
  7. Tonik

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    Hang in there OP. I felt the same way you did. Then I hard booted my box about 50 times, rescanned OTA's and twisted my OTA antenna around a few times.

    Finally it stuck and the latest firmware has been working very well for me.
     
  8. dmodemd

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    Satellite guys is reporting from Dish it is going to start spooling today.. what's in it?? dunno..
     
  9. Mark Lamutt

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    Satguys may be wrong about this one...it hasn't gone yet.
     
  10. Scott Greczkowski

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    Satguys is not reporting anything, the Tech Web Site is reporting that. (I just gave a link to the Echostar site which mentioned it was coming out today.)
     
  11. Nick

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    6/20/2005: 1646 Software Version P2.88 for DP811

    Effective Tuesday, June 21st, Engineering will begin to spool the FIRST PHASE of software version P2.88 for the DP811 receiver. This is primarily a non-forced maintenance release available at ALL satellite locations.

    At this time P2.84, P2.85, P2.87 and P2.88 will be the valid software versions for the DP811 .

    Dish Tech Support
     
  12. bavaria72

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    Excellent. This one is going to be very interesting. I think I'll even risk "Without Permission" this time!
     
  13. Ron Barry

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    Yep... There is a post on the Dish Tech Site that it is going to spool today, but with software it is not out until we get reports of it in the wild.
     
  14. Jerry G

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    I haven't received any updates since 2.84 on either of my 811s. I have no reason to believe I'll ever see 2.88. Perhaps that's for the best as 2.84 is working fine for me. I think I'll leave my 811s set to not receive any updates without my permission and never give that permission.
     
  15. bavaria72

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    Hey Jerry, I certainly understand your skepticism regarding taking 2.88. Like you, my 811 is working fine but I'm on 2.87. If you are not comfortable about taking 2.88, I would certainly wait a bit to see what folks are saying about 2.88. I have had pretty good luck with the software changes so I'm willing to take the "gamble". Of course I have a 501 to fall back on and since there is no football on for quite some time, if E* screws up 2.88 they have plenty of time to recover. But I really don't think they will because they obviously have taken their time to tweak it. I know that some people have issues with the 811 but I gotta to tell you, IMHO, the 811 was a home run for E*.
     
  16. logray

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    I have been praying for an update to 2.84 for months and months and months and months. I'm at the breaking point - ready to throw it out the window - if I see another "No Info" in my EPG and have to hard reboot I'm going to screeeeaaaaammmmm! I bet I've walked a mile between my couch and the 811 to do hard resets! Saw another great one the other day. The box started in a EPG updates downloading loop. Download, complete, guide button, download, complete, guide button, download, complete, guide button, download - AAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. boylehome

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    It looks like Jason doesn't need to speak about release dates now that E* is publishing them. Personally, I don't think that the release dates should be published for the general mass unless E* and their associates can honor what they print. http://rweb.echostar.com/departmental_content/TechPortal/content/tech/TechDepo.shtml
     
  18. Ron Barry

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    My guess is that this release information contained in this link will not be there long. As to releasing anticipated release dates. I am totally in agreement, Too many people don't understand the process and get very irrate when things change.

    As to the link.. well as we found it that things change and it is just a hint to a possible update and does not nessarly mean one will happen.
     
  19. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    From what I am told, the above site is intended for the end user. It is my understanding that it is not intended to be hosted or part of the retailer site. So the URL will possibly change as it gets linked off the Dish website. It is not to be considered a final version at this time. Also, as far as the dates posted on that site, I have been told the dates listed are estimations and not offical release dates.

    While it is true that I was asked to stop posting dates and release notes prior to the actual release, I also believe the choice was correct. As most here have seen plans change. Dates are pushed back, tweaks are made, and behold now everyone is more cheesed that they didn't get the release on time than they would have been if they hadn't had the expectation or knowedge of it coming.
     
  20. Eddie Estes

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    So I guess unless we all post about how great the 811 is and don't mention the problems it has our posts will get deleted.
    We that's it for me. I guess all forums have gotten the Home Theater Forum bug.
    They just delete your posts and act like they never existed.
    Later........
     
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