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Firrmware L7.22 on the 722 DVR

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by sliderbob, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. 921tiger

    921tiger Mentor

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    It's getting worse: I got a Christmas morning surprise:

    This morning around 8:05 PST, while watching the first few minutes of Alton Brown on "Good Eats" on the Cooking Channel, video on TV2 froze. I was still able to bring up and clear off the program information (INFO button), then the video disappeared, and the entire unit went unresponsive.

    When I went downstairs to check the 722, it was, again, completely dark. I pulled the power plug for a minute before plugging it back in and restoring normal operation.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It's typical SW bug(s) symptoms.
     
  3. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    A shortcut to update the EPG... if the EPG short-changes you, advance (use the Skip FWD key) to the last day on your EPG. The 722 should then tell you that the EPG needs updating and give you a one-button option to download a new one. Or at least that's what mine does.:)
     
  4. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

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    There's also, being on a guide page and inputting 999, then pressing the Right Arrow key. If you are truly due for an update it will give you the option to do so. If not, it'll just take you to the last entry in the EPG.
     
  5. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

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    Finally today after a short rest for my EHD I reconnected it. Tried last night but it failed, again. Since L722 my EHD has become severely flaky(ier). To the point I don't trust it at all anymore. In addition to constantly disappearing, once unplugged from a DVR it still runs even after, until it is disconnected from the power. Prior to L722, it had it's issues but they were tolerable and although were not conducive to proper drive health, as per the manufacturer (not letting it sleep when not in use), seemed to be somewhat few and far between. But now it's there one minute and then gone the next. Then only after letting it stand a couple of days unplugged from the DVR and power it then works again. So I make it an "event" to use it and plan accordingly until I clear it out and then back to using to on a computer where it belongs. That's unless DISH fixes the way they deal with EHDs . . . ?
     
  6. 921tiger

    921tiger Mentor

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    But wait, there's more:

    My 722 just did the video freeze/INFO okay/no video bit again. It rebooted by itself.

    But get this: it happened at the exact same time: 8:05 a.m. PST

    Could there be an alarm event or something that has been inadvertently set? I find it hard to believe that it would go AWOL at exactly the same time.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    @921tiger, before hang on time coincidence I would check the drive health first; you never know what bad spot the writing process hit.
     
  8. 921tiger

    921tiger Mentor

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    Is there a diagnostic I can run? I'm running just the internal hard drive, no EHD.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If you can get out the drive ... then MHDD or VIctoria
     

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