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L5.10 (for 622/722) Coming?


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#1 OFFLINE   Bradtothebone

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:08 PM

From the Tech Depot:

6/4/2008: 1000 Software Version L5.10 for ViP 622 DVR

Effective Thursday, June 5th, Engineering plans to spool a PARTIAL PHASE of software version L5.10 for the ViP 622 DVR receiver. This is primarily a non-forced maintenance release available at ALL satellite locations.
At this time L4.49 and L5.10 will be the valid software versions for the ViP 622 DVR.


6/4/2008: 1001 Software Version L5.10 for ViP 722 DVR

Effective Thursday, June 5th, Engineering plans to spool a PARTIAL PHASE of software version L5.10 for the ViP 722 DVR receiver. This is primarily a non-forced maintenance release available at ALL satellite locations.
At this time L4.49 and L5.10 will be the valid software versions for the ViP 722 DVR.

Is this the long-awaited "spring software release?" I'm trying to remember what they said back in February (tech chat) about this. Seems to me one of the things was enhanced folder support in the DVR menus (including the EHD). Maybe also something about web scheduling? Help me out.....

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#2 OFFLINE   Ken Green

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:28 PM

I recall the reference time given in that chat as being summer, not spring, but who knows, perhaps they're ahead of schedule.
Guess we'll find out tomorrow. :)
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:37 PM

From the Tech Depot:

6/4/2008: 1000 Software Version L5.10 for ViP 622 DVR

Effective Thursday, June 5th, Engineering plans to spool a PARTIAL PHASE of software version L5.10 for the ViP 622 DVR receiver. This is primarily a non-forced maintenance release available at ALL satellite locations.
At this time L4.49 and L5.10 will be the valid software versions for the ViP 622 DVR.


6/4/2008: 1001 Software Version L5.10 for ViP 722 DVR

Effective Thursday, June 5th, Engineering plans to spool a PARTIAL PHASE of software version L5.10 for the ViP 722 DVR receiver. This is primarily a non-forced maintenance release available at ALL satellite locations.
At this time L4.49 and L5.10 will be the valid software versions for the ViP 722 DVR.

Is this the long-awaited "spring software release?" I'm trying to remember what they said back in February (tech chat) about this. Seems to me one of the things was enhanced folder support in the DVR menus (including the EHD). Maybe also something about web scheduling? Help me out.....

Brad

oh, oh...:eek2:

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:45 PM

oh, oh...:eek2:


Remember when we looked forward to new releases to see what new and exciting things they have given us?
I must admit, I got a knot in the pit of my stomach when I read about this.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:10 PM

Remember when we looked forward to new releases to see what new and exciting things they have given us?
I must admit, I got a knot in the pit of my stomach when I read about this.

Got about half a notion to disable the auto power down on my 722, and leave it powered up for a few days. Just to wait and see if others start having problems.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:18 PM

Was thinking the same thing.

Let someone else be the guinea pigs.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:09 PM

agreed, last time they "updated" my machine, it took 3 622s and a 722 to finally get a working one again.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:18 AM

So, although the roll out has started, it's not yet official? I noticed we don't have a headline on it, nor program notes.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:23 AM

Has anyone received it?
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:51 AM

Has anyone received it?


Nope, still running L4.49. But my 622 is way down on E*s list and usually takes two or three days to get the download.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

Rumor has it this is only going out (now) to those with L448 or earlier - in other words, new installs. No confirmation so far.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:12 PM

From what I recall, a roll-out date is indicative of the overnight following the specified date.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:39 PM

How many are going to block this download?
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:22 PM

How many are going to block this download?


I don't think you can block unless you are present at the receiver when it tries to download.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:35 PM

I must admit, I got a knot in the pit of my stomach when I read about this.

There may be some problems, but I don't think it is reasonable to expect that we're going to have to endure the difficulties that quite a few D* HD DVR users seem to be subject to.

I'm hoping that it is rather benign with maybe some fixes to EHD stability. Perhaps it has something to do with shifting satellites or transponders around that couldn't be handled by table changes.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:07 PM

Rumor has it this is only going out (now) to those with L448 or earlier - in other words, new installs. No confirmation so far.

Brad


That's not a rumor, but pure fact. Better if you cite your source.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:18 PM

I don't think you can block unless you are present at the receiver when it tries to download.

True you can't really block it, but you can post pone it by setting your receiver to never powerdown. Then never turn it off. The catch is the guide data won't update either. Besides the first time the power goes out it'll update when it comes back on.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:54 PM

True you can't really block it, but you can post pone it by setting your receiver to never powerdown. Then never turn it off. The catch is the guide data won't update either. Besides the first time the power goes out it'll update when it comes back on.


Yep ... might be better to go with the flow.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:56 PM

well had to power outages today and still not stuck with the new stuff.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:59 PM

True you can't really block it, but you can post pone it by setting your receiver to never powerdown. Then never turn it off. The catch is the guide data won't update either. Besides the first time the power goes out it'll update when it comes back on.


You can set the Inactivity Standby to Disable but the only way to defeat the Updates is to schedule it at the same time as an Auto-Tune or Recording. If you want to get a guide update, perform a check switch. I don't think it checks for firmware downloads at that time. My receiver is never turned off. As for power outages, you should have UPS protection anyway.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:03 PM

Yep ... might be better to go with the flow.


Sometimes, that flow is a tsunami.
Remember the OTA problem with one of the updates?
The EHD problem with the last update?
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

Sometimes, that flow is a tsunami.
Remember the OTA problem with one of the updates?
The EHD problem with the last update?


Yes, Tulsa, I remember ... but it'll never get fixed if I stick my head in the sand or unplug my 622. At some point, we just ... [ready for this?] ... gotta believe. :D
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:38 PM

That's not a rumor, but pure fact. Better if you cite your source.

We once had a source for who was getting software updates but he stopped posting that information. He still posts other stuff.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:42 PM

Yes, Tulsa, I remember ... but it'll never get fixed if I stick my head in the sand or unplug my 622. At some point, we just ... [ready for this?] ... gotta believe. :D


Well, my 722 is running just fine right now.
I expect at least one big problem with this next update.
They need to do some major work on the EHD interface. I don't expect to see that even though they have the code. Make it like the My Recordings on the internal drive, please.
They have never addressed the so called trick play stuff; the 4X FF is still jerky. When you pause and select frame-by-frame, there's no telling where you'll end up. Trying to pause and frame-by-frame in a sporting event is a thing of the past. They screwed that up several updates ago. Trying to back out of some of the menus drops you into places you don't expect. Error recovery isn't handled very well at all. If OTA signal is lost, hey, let's just dump ALL the buffers!
Sorry to sound so jaded but I don't remember an update that didn't cause problems for somebody. Usually, these surface the day of the update, so that gives me some idea of the testing they do. Regression testing isn't part of their vernacular.
Of course, this is just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:28 PM

We once had a source for who was getting software updates but he stopped posting that information. He still posts other stuff.


Yeah, found more interesting to watch new satellites, then do that reports.
Other ppl doing it with a passion and dedication.




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