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#1 OFFLINE   spartanrob

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Posted 29 April 2002 - 09:20 AM

Is it better to set the 501 to automatically upgrade or ask for permission?

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#2 OFFLINE   EvanS

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Posted 29 April 2002 - 09:39 AM

I would base this decision on (1) the past history of YOUR particular 501 and (2) your intestinal fortitude.

I personally allow my 501 to take all upgrades. Now I am normally not at hard-core bleeding edge kind of guy but MY 501 has virtually always worked flawlessly. It has been a long time since I have seen any trouble from my unit...so I have not experienced many of the apparently upgrade-induced problems that others have seen. In that respect I say let it rock (although ANY particular update could be the killer)
Even given this though, if I were one to worry about it much I probably would NOT allow immediate upgrades and would let some others test it out first. But the problem with "ask permission" is that if you have a timer that is ready to fire for recording and the 501 pops up a screen aking "accept download?"...your timer may not fire because the 501 seems to need to get a response to IT'S question before it will do anything else.
These are the major issues that I am aware of - so if your 501 has been stable and reliable I would say let it do it's thing. Besides, you'll get forced into it within a couple weeks anyway, it seems.

#3 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 29 April 2002 - 10:37 AM

I'm with EvanS... I've never had any problems with software upgrades..... as always, YMMV.
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