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H20 - So have thing gotten better since the last update?
Posted 29 August 2007 - 09:12 PM
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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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:25 AM
Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:48 AM
Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:04 AM
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!
Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:02 AM
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.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:12 AM
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.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:48 AM
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!! :-)