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Did L4.01 improve your 622? (Take 2)
Posted 25 March 2007 - 01:54 PM
We have had L4.01 for a few days so I Figured It is time for the poll. Same poll as before so be sure to pipe in. If you feel you have not had time to fully assess L4.01, please take your time and vote when you feel comfortable with your opinion of L4.01. I know a lot of people have not gotten L4.01, just vote when you have received the update and you have formed an opinion.
This poll actually is two polls in one.
Poll 1 (How is your 622 behaving after getting L4.01?)
Pick one of the First three choices to indicate how your 622 is behaving after you received the update.
Poll 2 (How is your 622 behaving compared to previous version?)
Pick one of the 2nd group of choices to indicate how your 622 is behaving after you received the update.
Couple of Tips:
Be sure to vote in all both polls if applicable. If you vote problem ridden, feel free to indicate why you voted that way (Remember we are in the support forum ). Same goes with why you voted it was a step back.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:54 PM
Have to say it works better than previous because it definately fixed one major bug I had seen with the old software and added some new features to play with.
All-in-all its a good thing.
-- The Doctor... the Original, you might say!
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:01 PM
63 HD DVD
Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:27 PM
I've thought for some time that the hard drive has bad sectors as some recordings won't play. At first it was just one, now it has happened on a few others, mostly short 5-10 minute recordings. I just haven't gotten around to calling to see about getting it replaced. But now it is stuttering in fast forward, all speeds, but playback is fine.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:49 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:53 PM
THE L4.01 gave me a better hd picture no sync isuse and a rock solid 622
I HAVE NOTTING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT DARN!!!
life is to to to short so be???
Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:48 PM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:09 PM
Well that is how I see it.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:01 PM
My audio is now significantly lower on my hd mpeg 4 locals than before,requiring me to turn it all the way up to hear it on the a/v receiver. Then of course if I forget and turn it to a sd channel I get a BLARING sound coming from the speakers.
The hd channel map downs are nice , but the don't work with search features if you lock out the higher hd channel number . Which means your guide is now littered with duplicate channels instead of in place of channels.
Dish comm doesn't work, no matter what I do. The hdmi reset is nice for my bedroom tv but I have to reset it just about every day to get it to work. Each day the tv will lose the hdmi port or the receiver loses it when it does its download daily.
I like that it has some new features but the bugs are now effecting my recordings Sometimes it will stop in the middle and say sat signal loss and cut off. My switch checks are crazy when I do them , which I am prompted to do at various times. Sometimes I get a lnb not in the matrix and then their is the lnb is drifting ? IT is not working correctly and before the software update I had none of these problems. But I guess the pip feature is nice .
Somehow I don't understand how this software was worked on for 4 months and it still has major bugs in it.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:02 AM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:13 PM
- Improved digital audio on NGCHD
- Improved OTA signal sensitivity
- Sticky Pause (loved this on the 721, didn't have it on the 942)
- Side by Side PIP (POP)
- Scanning for OTA channels doesn't require a reboot
- Accessing Dish Home doesn't cause a lock-up / reboot
- HDMI diagnostic tool
This update has been good for me!
Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:27 PM
Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:06 PM
Anyone know why I have not received L4.01 upgrade yet ??????????
Because E* has not sent it out to all receivers yet. It looks like they are updating the remaining receivers on Thursday.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:18 PM
*The optical connection feeds audio which is about 15db below the SD signal
making for some very disturbing increases while switching.
*Programs previously recorded are played back with a strange (not Dolby Digital) matrix.
The Tech Support line didn't have a clue about what was going on. I called twice, got disconnected once and the second tech simply wanted to switch out the receiver. An email brought no response. Give me the last software revision. Wouldn't you think that they would have a large country-wide Beta group testing these revisions BEFORE they downloaded them to the populus.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:50 PM
Today I went to my bedroom 622 and it had lost the lock on the sat signal . I ran the check switch and it said it was not locked on anything but 119 and xs on the other switches 110/129/61.5. I ran it again and it said the right thing. I then did a system info check and it went crazy again . I finally removed all cables from the sat ports and cleared the matrix out and re ran it with all NEW cables, seperator and even the diplexor. Ran it again it was saying everything was fine with all systems go on 110/119/129/61.5 . I checked several times today and it looks like it fixed that problem, for now.
I had to do the same thing on my living room dvr when I got the 401 update. IT is still having problems with the satellites not showing what it is supposed to when you check a transponder. IT defaults to 105 , which I do not have. I am still having lost locks in the 40s range on both tuners on the living room dvr and 25 or more on both tuners in the bedroom.
THis is a definate bug that will cause havoc with people that don't know how to do these fixes on switch matrixs. They will be doing rmas on their receivers left and right to get new ones because of these kind of problems.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:33 PM
and Gus, the 22# Wonder Cat
E* since ‘96
Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:28 AM
I like the new features.
And I am not having any of the problems being mentioned with loss of signal, etc.
I would say this release very much improved my 622.
Would these other problems be related to differences in the actual hardware revisions of the 622?
Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:08 PM
I say L4.01 is definitely a step up...Will
Support HD DVD
Sony KDS-R60XBR2 SXRD Display
Echostar VIP 622 connected via HDMI and component
Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD Player
D-Link DSM-520 Media Server
2.25 Terabyte Homemade NAS
Polk RT55i Fronts
Polk CSi5 Center Channel
Polk f/x 300i Surrounds
Velodyne CT-150 Subwoofer
Logitech Harmony 880 Remote to control it all
Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:36 PM
what i like:
- there seems to be less pixelation on hd channels
- there seem to be fewer audio dropouts
what i dont like (thats new):
- ive had 2 lockups in the past hour (switching between the sat fox feed and the ota fox feed)
- it seems that sometimes when i change a channel - it takes a long while - i notice it most when im changing to 120 (the history channel) - i just counted and it took 12 FULL seconds to change the channel - thats 12 seconds of pure black and no audio whatsoever - this seems to happen pretty frequently....
im assuming that once 402 rolls out - it should take care of these issues (as 366 didnt have them) - but maybe im wrong about that...
EDIT - i just remembered - yesterday i got the "problem - check switch" (something like that) error and had to do a reset - and today after one of the lock-ups, it couldn't find the programming information, so i had to reset it again
EDIT v. 2 - i also have the problem a few others noted about skipping ahead and back - a couple of times ive paused live tv while i went to the bathroom, answered a call, made a sandwich, etc - and when i came back i attempted to skip past the commercials but the little booger shot straight back to live tv - i was able to rewind back to the intended spot, however, its an annoyance that two "ff" clicks occasionally mean "live tv"
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:49 AM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:55 AM
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:02 AM
I only noticed a couple of things. Some of the added HD channels take a while to come on after you change into the channel. Also I lost OTA reception on a channel while I was watching a recorder show and switching to another recorded OTA show. I selected to start from the beginning while it was recording. This is the first time in many months that I loose OTA reception. on a very clear day. This only happened once so far.
Overall I am pretty happy with the 622 and the updates.
Satelites: 110,119,148,129 Switch 44
Posted 29 March 2007 - 03:36 PM
Yes it was WFMJ (021-1) and WBCB (021-2) in Youngstown, OH. They were working fine until just before Christmas. Even though I was getting a signal strength of 98, the picture would breakup and then the 622 would put up a message that the signal was lost.
After the download of ver 4.01, those problems are gone.
WKBN, WYTV, and WNEO worked before, and work now.
Now if the FOX station WYFX would ever begin to broadcast in HD, everything would be great! And BTW, the engineer at WKBN/WYFX told me not to look for FOX in HD until 2009...............
Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:12 PM
Today in PIP only the right side showed video and played audio. There left side, which should be the active side was blank and no audio and I couldn't swap PIP. Did a cold reboot and things seem just okay now, but extra time between channel changing especially between HD channels.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 04:55 PM