1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

For the love of God, update the software in the middle of the NIGHT

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by homebase, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 #1 of 31

    homebase Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    Wife was watching & recording CSI Miami now. All of a sudden, ANOTHER software update during the prime time hours! WTH?!?!?

    Can't D* wait til after midnight? Can't they wait to distribute updates when the DVR is not recording anything?

    This is getting OLD.
  2. Mar 4, 2009 #2 of 31

    cb7214 Icon

    Jan 25, 2007
    Nothing here for an update nor do I believe it is normal for them to do it during anytime other then overnight. Unless it was some critcal update similar to what has happened a couple times in the last few months when some corrupt data got into the stream and crashed alot of boxes and they had to fix it asap and forced updates
  3. Mar 4, 2009 #3 of 31
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Did this update just happen or was there an option to say "no?"
  4. Mar 4, 2009 #4 of 31

    homebase Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    I asked her about that, she said that it bugged her "over a dozen" times every couple/few minutes. After she got fed up with it, she just gave in to it.
  5. Mar 4, 2009 #5 of 31
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Thanks .. I'll pass the info along ..
  6. Mar 5, 2009 #6 of 31

    SteveInNC AllStar

    Oct 8, 2007
    I got an update last night at about 0300 while I was upstairs on the computer. I heard the TV volume cut out, then come back on sometime later. The blue ring of death was lit when I went downstairs. Of note, the first time I went to the System Setup->Info menu, I didn't see a version number in the Info data, nor a "last updated" date. I thought that they might have decided to hide that data from us now, but when I just tried it again, that data now shows up. This is on an HR21-100.
  7. Mar 5, 2009 #7 of 31
    The Keymaster

    The Keymaster Cool Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    The last time I received an update it was at 5:00pm CST. All 3 receivers at the same time. I was wondering the same thing, why don't they do these late at night?
  8. Mar 5, 2009 #8 of 31

    Doom878 AllStar

    Sep 22, 2008
    I got it at around 2200 or 2300 EST. I gave in after 3 attempts. There was some message about being able to view movies on demand or something. I was too groggy to know what it meant.
  9. Mar 5, 2009 #9 of 31
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Generally updates do happen later, the recent set have been the exception.
  10. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I prefer to call it "my software update notice" :D
  11. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    We kept getting the 'Do you want an important update now?' message on our screen last night about every 10 minutes from about 9:30 eastern until we shut the lights out at 11:30.

    We were watching some pre-recorded stuff as well as some live stuff at the time....

    It was fun watching my wife's ears with steam coming out.

  12. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    you or the update. :lol:
  13. homebase

    homebase Legend

    Sep 4, 2007

    LOL Actually, her. She told me she didn't realize how long the software update process was going to take.

    HR22-100 was the unit in question. Luckily, the other DVR, the HR20-100 wasn't bothered by the update. I would have blown a gasket! Not too often the Cubs play the White Sox!
  14. jdmaxell

    jdmaxell Mentor

    Dec 12, 2007

    Giving the option only works if your watching the TV live. What if the DVR is recording (Which is its primary function) and restarts. You lose that recording!

    If they hired experienced engineers and not the cheaper ones right out of college, some of the problems would be fixed!
  15. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007
    Got mine at 4:30 AM, this new update SEEMS so much better than the B0 disaster, I will wait a few days before making final judgement.
  16. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Both of my HR22's updated in the afternoon. I had one of them on in my office listening to CNBC, but really wasn't watching it. Suddenly the sound went away and I could see it doing the update. Not sure if there was any message asking me if I wanted to run the update. Most likely it did and when I didn't respond it started running it.
  17. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    My HR20-100 got the update at 6:30 this morning.
  18. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Uh .. it won't ask .. if a program is recording, the system waits for the recording to finish before presenting the option.
  19. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    This seems like an odd time .. Has your HR20-100 been connected continuously over the last couple of days?
  20. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I didn't know that! So (theoretically) if a recording is either scheduled or in progress when a software update is pushed it will wait for the completion of the recording? (Even if the unit is in standby so no option can be presented?)

Share This Page