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H20 - So have thing gotten better since the last update?

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#51 OFFLINE   HoosierBoy



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Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:12 PM

I received the new national software update last night. Receivers are working great. Guide is much faster. Letters in the GUI are a new fond and titles are bolder.

Channel changing is faster than previous verisions and active features are now working well.

If we can only get two more updates, these receivers would be excellent. We still need to be able to have the HD channel be the default channel when the channel number is shared with the SD equivialent.

And we need to have the one-touch guide option.

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#52 OFFLINE   cawras



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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:25 AM

Earl - - - as you know I have the 600 and I did get the 2024 update yesterday. The difference is dramatic. No sync issues anymore, no pixalation at all last night, guide is clearer and faster. The HD picture seems much crisper also.

#53 OFFLINE   bigbw



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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:48 AM

I have the H20-600 and I only have two complaints.. Two button push to get to the guide, and overall speed of the guide.. The speed has improved some with the updates, but still need to push the button twice.. Fix that and i would be a happy camper..

#54 OFFLINE   eilloc



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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:04 AM

Have the H20-600; received the updated national software at 2:47AM on 8/28/07.

Guide is much faster--have to be more sensitive in pressing the buttons on the remote. Moving from channel to channel still has a fairly long pause except for Active button which now works but is curiously much slower in returning to previous channel.

Still noticing that there is a significant difference in sound volume when switching from SD to HD channels. Local channels on 72.5 Sat are outright loud in comparison.

Did have to run setup after new software was installed; my receiver lost all the D* channels--had only locals 9-1, 12-1, etc. which I don't get via the H20 anyway. Running setup took about 20 minutes to find the 2 dishes (AT-9 and Single LNB for locals) and load all the D* channels.

On both dishes did receive much higher transponder signals in the 90s--used to be in the 60s & 70s. Have signals on several transponders on the 99 Sat but zeroes on the 103 Sat.

Everything seems to work!

#55 OFFLINE   ballen2221



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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:02 AM

I did run into major issues with my OTA stuff last night. The main issue was the receiver went into a continuous loop of rebooting itself. Nothing I knew to try (resetting, unplugging, etc.) would fix the issue. It was on OTA channels only...the satellite channels worked fine.

I ended up calling DTV and spent well over an hour on the phone with the tech trying everything he knew, including re-flashing the receiver with 2024. Although he tried his absolute best, nothing worked, so they are sending me a new receiver.

I can't say for certain it was the new software that created the problem. The tech did say he had a "gut feel" that it might be related to the "improvements" in the ATSC handling, but who knows for sure?

I will have the new receiver on Tuesday, and will be interested to see if that fixes the problem. At least I can watch the satellite channels without the constant reboot issue.

#56 OFFLINE   creesh



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Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:12 AM

Still having these problems as outlined on the 771 search thread. Only happening on the H20-100, since the software update on 7/30 x2021.

Happens on ATL locals (MPEG 4) and channels 70-79. I have 6 receivers and this only happens on the 2 H20's. (HR20's and HR10's) are fine. 6x8 zinwell multi

The problem is intermittent signal dropouts (clear weather) with 771 message only on the channels outlined above. Definitely not satellite specific. There seem to be dozens of people with this problem on the threads.

Earl, will there be a new software update that might fix this? Is there anyway to go back to the old software? I am at a loss of what to do.


#57 OFFLINE   holesnh


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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:48 AM

I have 2 H20-600's and I put the last CE (2024) on one of them that had been rebooting 8 - 10 times a day. since the CE it's only rebooted once! My other H20 wasn't rebooting so I didn't update it at that time. well... now that one is acting up. I'll have to check to see if 2024 is available in my area (east coast). Sounds like it's available in some areas ????
FYi - I called D* prior to the 2024 CE and argued with retention that this was unacceptable (I own both boxes and don't have a protection plan). They offered replacements (including an upgrade to an HR20) if I would commit 2 years. At the time, I was debating leaving D* so I didn't take it.... now I'm thinking I should call back and get that HR20 before they change their mind!! :-)

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