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FROM DISH: Official List of L146 Fixes

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Mark Lamutt, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. AppliedAggression

    AppliedAggression Godfather

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    Here's a quick feature request. I'm not sure how the 921 Local OTA channels are right now, but I assume that they're 8 hour blocks. Why not, divide them into 30 min blocks. Even with no data, this would make it a lot easier to record programs.

    With 30 mins blocks, you would just have to know what time the show is on, and not have to make manual timers.
     
  2. jsanders

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    Good idea! We've requested it before as a stop gap until the guide data comes. Don't know if the suggestion ever made it to the developers though.....
     
  3. djtowle

    djtowle Mentor

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  4. Raymond Simonian

    Raymond Simonian Legend

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    Received the L146 download, it is listed in the systems information. But the caller ID is not functioning.
    I went to the AVS forum and read a thread that Don Landis had posted. My caller ID has apparently always been working. I went to the "staying in touch menu" and found "caller ID history". All my incoming calls were listed. I then went to "my preferences" and checked the "Caller ID Pop Up". Caller ID is now functioning.
     
  5. dreamer

    dreamer AllStar

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    OK...so I FINALLY plugged in my 921 (after finally getting my 2nd line ran and my 2nd dish cascaded into a 34 switch) and after getting a "receiver not authorized" message on screen I turned the unit off and now the green power light is blinking.

    Does this mean that the newest software is in the process of being downloaded ? (I think on the sys info screen it said that it had SW v L052 or something like that...LOL)

    Should I just let it do its thing until the green light stops blinking ?

    Thanks !
     
  6. bobl

    bobl Legend

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    Yes. The blinking green light indicates a software download. Let it finish and then in about ten minutes it will have installed the software and rebooted at which time the blue HD light should be on. At this time you should be able to turn it on successfully.

    Bob
     
  7. Doody

    Doody Cool Member

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    i didn't parse that from the official list of fixes:

    so there is now a discrete IR code for HD and a discrete IR code for SD? no more cycling (unless you want to)?

    that's stellar news! i can work with that in my system. i'd still like discrete 720p and 1080i mode selectors, but the rest of the family doesn't understand that stuff so i can suffer through it myself until they hopefully fix it.

    doody!
     
  8. dreamer

    dreamer AllStar

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    Ok...L146 downloaded and installed just fine...Now onto the next steps.

    1) Authorizing
    2) Checking for blue line issue
    3) Seeing what HD looks like on my TV
    4) Deciding if I want to keep this unit during this "testing/ bug elimination process or just sell it and wait until all the bugs are worked out and live with my 501/508 for now.
     
  9. dreamer

    dreamer AllStar

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    Well unfortunately my 921 suffers from the blue line issue when viewing SD content through the component outputs.

    I will be returning my unit to the seller and will wait out this "de-bugging" process until such time that the 921's are readily available and have been "re-worked" a bit more on the programming/manufacturing end before I buy one again.

    My patience will pay off in the end.
     
  10. jsanders

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    Bummer about the blue light problem.

    You need to excersize patience to wait for the 921, and you also need to excersize patience to use the 921. Either way, it should pay off!
     
  11. Slordak

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    I assume Dish has some sort of internal priority list for which bugs and issues they plan to address next (now that L146 is out). We obviously are't privy to this information, but I can only hope that they continue their diligent work to resolve issues and get software releases out in a timely fashion.

    Is Dish still interested in receiving further feedback from us on any new minor bugs we spot, or do they have their hands full with existing issues? I would be happy to take my digital camera out and do some more detailed reports with screenshots, but I don't want this effort to go to waste if Dish already has their hands full with existing issues.
     
  12. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Absolutely they want the feedback. On everything that we see.

    Yes, there is a priority list for what gets fixed first, but everything that we see gets put on the list, and I know for a fact that Eldon is very appreciative of our efforts here. I receive an email from various people at Eldon about on a weekly basis to that effect.
     
  13. sleepy hollow

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    Great. Makes perfect sense. That is exactly what is happening. Thanks for the tutorial.
     

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