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Firmware/Software Releases

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by adamson, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    No, they need to focus on what I want. ;)
  2. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Switch sides, if newbies only see people pissing and moaning about how this sucks, how this got screwed up, how blah, blah, blah, etc... How long do you think they will stay around as well?

    There is nothing wrong with a rant or praise thread. HOWEVER, people should not be surprised when others post opposing views. Then shortly thereafter, it devolves into name calling of "fanboys", "apologists", etc. By those that view things in the negative light. For better or worse, those that see things in the positive light, can't throw out names like "troll", even though they may be well deserved.
  3. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    But my side is always right! :lol:
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    And I guess this thread is going downhill faster than most... please let's stay polite.
  5. Bofurley

    Bofurley Godfather

    Oct 11, 2006
    I have been a DTv customer back when it was Primestar. Even though they do have problems with equipment, firmware, etc., I personally think it is a great company, and enjoy my picture quality, and the service!
  6. adamson

    adamson Godfather

    Nov 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    OMG Primestar...oh how I miss it. I had an audio problem with one specific channel and their tech support fixed it on short notice. The box was big though compared to todays equipment. How nice it would be if Directv listened to us and did things that way.
  7. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    8ft poles + 180lbs of concrete, required ground access boxes, lifetime service guarantee. It'd really be a dream. Things have gotten much more advanced and complicated since then, but those really solid fundamental installation basics really made that service guarantee very easy to uphold for Primestar. Somedays it's really apparent just how far we've slipped as an installation industry since those days.
  8. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    I've been with Directv since 1997. I've seen a LOT of technical advances since then and in my not so humble opinion the only thing that is worse now (aside from 13.5 years of inflation) is SD picture quality. Of course, if I was still watching on a 4:3 27" CRT I might not notice as much. Further, if I watched significant amounts of SD material I might actually care.

    On the plus side, I have tons of HD content available, I have 6 different H/HR2x boxes in service ranging from an HR20-700 that's nearly 4 years old to an HR25-500. My boxes record what I tell them to, they are reliable, and they're all networked for MRV.

    So do I pine for the glory days of dual-output 18" dishes, 30+ SD channels and USSB movie channels? Um, no. :lol:
  9. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC

    Where'd you get your HR25-500???


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Nicely said
  11. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    Right off the ends of my typo-prone fumble fingers. :lol:

    HR24-500, I mean, obviously.
  12. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    I knew that and mine -including the HR24-500 - are behaving quite well . . . a little quirky on the HR20-700 this week. . .
  13. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas

    You always want things both ways?

    Without updates do you think you'd have Whole Home DVR??
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I'm with you.

    You stand still in this world and they think you're dead and your company is going belly-up!
  15. Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    I don't want them to stop updating things, I want them to refocus their efforts from trying to cram all extra stuff into the box, to fixing the basic functionality of the boxes.

    My A #1 gripe has ALWAYS been the channel changing on the HR2X boxes. When I press 265, I want it to turn to 265 in a timely fashion EVERY time. As it stands now, when I type in 265, it's a crap shoot as to whether it will change to that channel the first (few) time(s) I try. It tends to be something like this... I press 265 and enter, the box shows...

    ........2.....................6......."Channel Not Available"..............5 and the channel changes to channel 5.

    It knows I pressed 265 and enter because it "eventually" does 2...6...5, so it has the key presses registered and stored somewhere.. It should not attempt to change the channel until it can verify that there are no other keys waiting in the key buffer. Whoever programmed it to do otherwise wasn't thinking things thru very well.

    Anyway, that is my gripe, they need to refocus their priorities on the BASICS of these boxes and get them functions properly and reliably.
  16. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Got a 22-100 perhaps?

  17. jodyguercio

    jodyguercio Active Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    My 22-100 changes channels just fine. My 21-100 on the other hand, that one was a mind blower; it has since been replaced by a 24-500.
  18. ktm250

    ktm250 AllStar

    May 22, 2010
    Really? So what did they fix in this release? Oh I know it's all a big secret so people don't think that they have real problems. Just like when you call there tech support people and nothing is ever wrong. The only thing that I have noticed that has changed is the pretty pictures that now pop up in the guide. When I showed them to my wife she just rolled here eyes. Looks like bells and whistles to me. Let's not fix real problems like audio dropouts which are getting real old.
  19. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    If these had ANYTHING to do with the receivers, they would have been fixed by now.
    Since they don't and it's on the uplink/encoder end, there really isn't anything these updates can do for it.
    This update did fix the dropouts on the HR24-500, as these were related to the receiver, but these were "in addition to" the problems in the SAT feeds.
  20. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    These, for the most part are not sw related.

    Edit: Yeah what VOS said ^

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