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HD DVRs, HD Receivers and R22: Fall 2011 National Release Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 #201 of 324

    texassteve New Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    So how do you know what version (HR24-200) 4E2 is? you say HDGUI starts with 576, how does 567 (I dont see that type of number on my 24) coralate to what I do see "4E2"???? Or better stated, what "4XX" version = 576 or greater?


  2. Dec 3, 2011 #202 of 324

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    4e2, as has been stated numerous times, is a maintenance release for the current SD GUI NR. There is no 567 and the HD GUI starts with 576 or 57B.
  3. Dec 3, 2011 #203 of 324

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    0x04xx/44xx are SDGUI software version numbers; 0x05xx/45xx are HDGUI software version numbers. The numbers are in hexadecimal order.
  4. Dec 3, 2011 #204 of 324

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    4E2, and 576 are both Hexadecimal format.

    4E2 = 1250 (decimal notation)
    576 = 1398
    57B = 1403
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #205 of 324

    homebase Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    Received 57B this afternoon while HR22-100 was in use. I thought all updates were overnight?

    Well, the issue is only a partial show recorded. Wife put a 1hr show on at 3pm, at 3:40 clicked R to record it (just in case, old habit), channel never changed. Show only started recording at 3:40pm, not at the expected 3pm time. So only 20 minutes was recorded. The behavior up til today, was the entire program would have been recorded.

    Is the DVR behavior different with this release?
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #206 of 324
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    It usually is done overnight. Occasionally it happens during the day.

    As for the DVR behavior, it shouldn't change. It should operate as you expect it to.

  7. Riot Nrrrd™

    Riot Nrrrd™ AllStar

    Mar 29, 2006
    I was running the 4E2 NR on my HR21-200. Did a Reset just for grins. Got downgraded to 4D1?!? :confused:

    Checked the Firmware Tracker site for my model and it lists 0x457B, 0x44C5, 0x458F and 0x458D. 4C5?? WTF, over? :rolleyes:
  8. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    This is why, it has been said, over and over and over, NOT to force the download. You may end up with an older wide release version.
  9. Riot Nrrrd™

    Riot Nrrrd™ AllStar

    Mar 29, 2006
    I don't come to this site all that often :rolleyes:

    What I don't get is ... why would I be sent an older version (if they've already previously rolled out 4E2 in the NR I got automatically, why did I get 4D1?) in the first place; but mainly, why is the Firmware Tracker site reporting an even older version (4C5) that I've never heard of as the only mainstream 4xx version available in the stream?? Why didn't I get sent that one? 4D1 wasn't listed ... :confused:
  10. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    There are a number of different versions out there, my suggestions, as it always has been, is to not mess with things. DIRECTV will send the FW that they want you to have when they are ready for you to have it.

    You mentioned that your forced a DL for grins, going by your last post you aren't grinning.
  11. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Now you're being logical. And you're right. And you've learned that logic rarely applies with D*. You'll get used to it.

  12. Riot Nrrrd™

    Riot Nrrrd™ AllStar

    Mar 29, 2006
    I was trying to figure out the whole Firmware Tracker site thing. There is no 'legend' on that site, so you're forced to try and figure out what all the numbers and times and colors signify.

    I saw what looked like it was the 'current' version in the stream at the time I tried it (outside of the 5xx 'window') and I thought I should force a download to see if that's what I would get. Guess I learned my lesson ;)

    [TBH, what I was really trying to do was figure out how to time it right so I'd get the HD GUI - this was sort of a trial run to see if the behavior matched what the Firmware Tracker claimed.]
  13. Riot Nrrrd™

    Riot Nrrrd™ AllStar

    Mar 29, 2006
    :D :lol:
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    There's a color legend at the bottom and if you click on "more info" at the top you get help.
  15. TexasJames

    TexasJames Godfather

    Oct 22, 2006
    You can also abort an download/install with a reboot, if the version shown being downloaded isn't what you expect/want, if done early in the process.
  16. Riot Nrrrd™

    Riot Nrrrd™ AllStar

    Mar 29, 2006
    I figured out the Newer -> Older "These are the newest/newer/older/oldest versions available" color code, but the "Tp3 · Tp21 · Tp24 · Tp25 · Tp30 · Tp31 · Other" color bar escapes me.

    The only thing I could think of was that those are transponder numbers, but if so, why would we care? It's not like when you press "02468" that you get a choice of which transponder feed to force a download from ... (right?) :confused:

    P.S. Just forced another update after Midnight PST ... it started to say 04E2 and then it quickly changed to 057B ... woo hoo I'm in :D
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Each Transponder has its own color.

    No, you don't get a choice. You are shown the different transponders because different units download from different transponders. Some of the firmware you see listed is on transponders that only DirecTV can download from, some transponders everyone can download from and other transponders that only authorized customers can download from.
  18. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Worth pointing out again that the Firmware Watcher is a completely volunteer effort. Complaints are not appreciated.
  19. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
  20. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Nor are they justified.

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