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New Dishplayer software Version 5720 spooling now!
Posted 17 April 2002 - 05:40 AM
I just checked my DP after today's (4/17/2001, 03:00am) download, and
it asked to upgrade. I allowed it to.
Version: Receiver: 115P (no change)
WebTV Client 188.8.131.52.1 (V5720), this is the change.
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Posted 17 April 2002 - 05:59 AM
Will be interesting to see if anything is fixed.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 07:20 AM
I have been told that the new version of the software DOES NOT fix any of the bugs in the Dishplayer. Instead all that this update does is "makes the Dishplayer Spotbeam Ready" this is why the version number has a .1 in it. (184.108.40.206.1) (And also why the update was so small)
I have been told that the bugfix is still in testing stages and will be available "when it's ready"
Remember if what I am told is correct your heard it first here at DBStalk.COM! But also remember that I have not tested the new software to see what if anything is fixed in the software.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 08:34 AM
My wife just called me all upset, the Dishplayer could only get channel 1 and 201. If she keyed in any channel all's that she got was black screens. All the channels were displayed in the guide again slelecting them gave her a black screen, pressing up or down on the remote switched her between channel 1 and 201.
People over at the other forum are reporting problems as well, problems which the fix was supposed to fix.
It again apears that the "Spotbeam Ready" update appears real because of this, eaither this or Dish Network sent everyone a placebo just to shut people up.
If you still see bugs with your Dishplayer please report them here. Dish Network pays very carefull attention to all posts here at DBStalk.COM.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 10:01 AM
This update is to help with the spot beam satellites (which should be in operation in 2 weeks) What is does is it makes the Dishplayer throw away program listings from local channels you dont get the spot beam for. This way the only listings your Dishplayer saves are the channels which are available to you.
So basicly this update fixes none of the existing problems.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 11:17 AM
Here is their statement.
During the Dishplayer nightly download on 4/17/02, Dish Network provided a software update (WebTV Client 5720) for the Model 7100 and 7200 receivers. This update is designed to minimize the instances of some of the more common issues with the Dishplayer software. Specifically, it should reduce the frequency of the following:
* Rapid flashing black screens
* Random listings information loss requiring retrieval of the 48 hour Electronic Program Guide
* Timers firing or ending early
* One minute recordings
* Hard lock up of the receiver requiring a power reset to recover
* Random resets of the receiver while using PTV functions
* Loss of EPG information
* Rebooting to the Welcome screen
We understand that this software update does not correct all of the ongoing issues with the Dishplayer, however, customers should notice a significant decrease in the occurrences of the above issues. We are continuing to work on the software to eliminate all of the existing issues and apologize for the inconveniences our customers have experienced. Specific feedback about this software update can be addressed to Tech@echostar.com.
Special Thanks to John Hodgson of DBSforums for the above message.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 11:23 AM
With the words "should reduce" that tells me that there are no fixes in this new software.
When you issue a fix there should be no "should" mentioned anywhere, if it was a fix it should say "Fixes the following"
With users posting that the bugs are still there (including my wife) there is no fix. Again I call this update a placebo.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 11:47 AM
So much for that fix.
Posted 17 April 2002 - 12:32 PM
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Posted 18 April 2002 - 07:05 AM
The only cosmetic change I saw was that the Getting Info Screen now said the download would take 8 minutes instead of 5.
I have seen in the newsgroup people saying that the response from the remote was better, on mine it was about the same running fast at times and being delayed at others.
I did not have any of the problems that my wife had earlier in the morning. All scheduled shows recorded with no problem.
So as far as my use is concerned everything looked ok last night. I guess time will tell.
Posted 18 April 2002 - 02:00 PM
Posted 18 April 2002 - 06:14 PM
So far so good here. (Fingers crossed, knock on wood, throwing salt over my shoulder...)
I leave my Dishplayer on all the time so I didnt notice the power problem.
Posted 18 April 2002 - 10:06 PM
I had to pull the smart card to get rid of it. No buttons were responding.
I have seen the pink screen of death before, but usualy you see it for a second then the unit reboots. This one was SOLID.
Posted 19 April 2002 - 07:09 AM
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Posted 19 April 2002 - 10:38 AM
Why is it that the VAST majority of DP owners seem to have contiunal problems - and of course I understand that it is those experienceing problems who will be making the most noice, but jeesh - if the DPs are that bad, why are there apparently so many of them still in use?
Posted 19 April 2002 - 01:09 PM
Posted 19 April 2002 - 01:37 PM
Right now all channels are broadcast everywhere in CONUS. So that if you live in Detroit you could theoretically receive SF, Austin and Boston stations.
With E7 and E8 there will be spot beams aimed at different sectiosn of the country. The frequenceies used on the Spot beam covering Detroit will be reused in other spot beams but tehere will be different programming.
This will be used largely for locals. DTV already has one spot beam bird up there.
Posted 19 April 2002 - 02:46 PM
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Posted 19 April 2002 - 04:22 PM
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Posted 21 April 2002 - 12:18 AM
No damage, but I prefer that it stay off to rest & cool off!
Never happened before this "last upgrade".