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Did L4.01 improve your 622? (Take 2)

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Mar 25, 2007.

Did L4.01 improve your 622?

  1. My ViP622 is working fine, without issues.

    0 vote(s)
  2. My ViP622 is still expierencing minor/major issues. Any major issue have reasonable work arounds.

    82 vote(s)
  3. My ViP622 is still problem ridden, major issues with no work arounds.

    32 vote(s)
  4. Version L4.01 is working better for me than the previous version.

    8 vote(s)
  5. Version L4.01 is the same as the previous version for me.

    80 vote(s)
  6. Version L4.01 is a step back from the previous version for me

    22 vote(s)
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  1. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    I fogot to allow for multiple choice.. So if you already voted, please vote again

    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.
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I had to vote for "minor issues" since I have seen one new issue (reported and posted in the thread) plus a couple of other minor things that I had previously. I have not seen any major issues though, and nothing that I can't work around.

    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.
  3. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    I didn't vote yet because I'm waiting a little while before I leave an opinion. So far, the only major improvement after waiting since September (IMHO) is the side-by-side PIP.
  4. PeggyD

    PeggyD AllStar

    Apr 5, 2006
    I haven't noticed any problems with L4.01, so I said it was the same. I didn't vote in the top section because I don't think the issues my 622 is having have anything to do with L4.01 & don't really fit the choices.

    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.
  5. dahauss

    dahauss Mentor

    Oct 20, 2006
    I still have yet to receive 4.01... hmmmm
  6. tomcrown1

    tomcrown1 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 16, 2006
    :grin: darn!!!!

    THE L4.01 gave me a better hd picture no sync isuse and a rock solid 622

  7. teachsac

    teachsac Legend

    Jun 10, 2006
    Need a choice for fixed some bugs but created others.

  8. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    Well the question then becomes.. In your eyes... Is L4.01 a step forward or back. If it fixes more than it breaks and depending on the severity of what it fixes and break, you can come to the conclusion if it was a step forward, back or sideways..

    Well that is how I see it.
  9. Mike D-CO5

    Mike D-CO5 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 11, 2003
    LEts see my lost locks are now in the 40s each day in clear weather. My satellite strength meter is always defaulting to 105 , which I do not have and I think that is causing the lost locks. I am having recordings cutting off now due to lost sat signal on clear days.

    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.
  10. ebaltz

    ebaltz Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2004
    Haven't had a chance to run it through paces. The new things are fine, nothing super great (although I like the PIP sticky pause). We'll see on the bugs and other issues. Those tend to appear over time as one starts to record lots of stuff at the same time etc...
  11. johnsbin

    johnsbin AllStar

    Nov 14, 2002
    - Improved EPG
    - 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!
  12. fmcomputer

    fmcomputer Legend

    Oct 14, 2006
    Anyone know why I have not received L4.01 upgrade yet ??????????
  13. tsduke

    tsduke Godfather

    Mar 20, 2007
    Because E* has not sent it out to all receivers yet. It looks like they are updating the remaining receivers on Thursday.
  14. teacher1066

    teacher1066 Cool Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    *I've lost audio with all HD using the HDMI connection.
    *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.
  15. Mike D-CO5

    Mike D-CO5 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 11, 2003
    We were the beta testers . NOw they are going to unleash it on the unknowing public. I can just hear my dad now: " What the is wrong with this new hd receiver you got me last week? It is all screwed up."

    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.
  16. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

    Nov 16, 2003
    So far, I'm a pretty happy camper. No major issue, like new features, and most audio problems seem to be fixed.

  17. JSIsabella

    JSIsabella AllStar

    Oct 20, 2006
    This release fixed my OTA breakup problem with my local NBC station.

    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?
  18. Will Munshower

    Will Munshower AllStar

    Mar 4, 2007
    I only had to deal with L3.66 for two weeks. However, in that short time, I was pretty unhappy about the stability of the software. I had frequent locks, especially since I was doing a lot of experimenting with my OTA channels (EPG data issues). Now, with the addition of the added features, plus the fixes put into place, I am very pleased with this release. It also solved my number one problem (OTA EPG data on one network).

    I say L4.01 is definitely a step up...Will
  19. Kricket

    Kricket Legend

    Nov 18, 2005
    i wish there was a "fixed some problems, but added others" selection

    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"
  20. salemtubes

    salemtubes Cool Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    JSIsabella, were your breakup problems on WFMJ, channel 21, Youngstown? Channel 21 has been breaking up for me since I upgraded to the 622 in January. I'm less than 20 miles from their transmitter. I have not received L4.01, yet.
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