HR21-700 {CE:05:01} 0x0216 AM21-related issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - AM21 Discussion (private)' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Systems in this CE / Version
    HR21-700 {CE:05:01} - 0x0216

    Window of opportunity to download:
    Friday, March 14, 2008 11PM - 2:30AM ET Cancelled
    Saturday, March 15, 2008 11PM - 2:30AM ET

    Be sure to monitor the threads and chat room to check on final availability[/B]

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    The Contents of the Release: (Differences based of Last National Release)
    • Items from CE:05:01

    Improved
    • 01 - 1xFF performance and appearance
    • 01 - Guide scrolling performance
    • 01 - GameSearch avoids partial recordings while searching for games
    • 01 - Stability improvements

    Updated


    New feature(s)
    • 01 - Supports the AM21, DIRECTV's external ATSC tuner
    • 01 - Autorecords with Boolean Search logical operators appear in TODO list
    • 01 - Channel up and down updates the selected item in the Prioritizer
    • 01 - Playlist new displays the recording date

    Notes

    This is a summary of the keyword search power tricks from the programmers (for reference):

    Simple Grammar:
    [{AANY/AALL} <tokens>] [{NNOT} <tokens>] [TTITLE/NNAME] [{CCHAN} <number> [<number>]]

    BOOLEAN LOGIC:

    “AALL” => (this is the AND boolean operation) all the following words must be contained within the program (title, about, name, episode, category) in any order
    “AANY” => (this is the OR boolean operation) at least one of the following words must be contained within the program (title, about, name, episode, category)
    “NNOT” => (this is the NOT boolean operation) exclude any programs that contain any of the following words in that search string

    The AANY and AALL keywords should appear as the first word in the search string in order to set the search mode.
    The NNOT keyword may appear anywhere and all words following the NNOT keyword are considered words to exclude.

    SCOPE FILTERS:

    TTITLE => Limits the search to only the Title field of the Programs
    NNAME => Limits the search to only the Name field (e.g. Actors, Director) of the Program
    CCHAN => Limits the search to only the specified channel range (example CCHAN 500 510, or CCHAN 500 for a single channel)

    Some sample queries are:

    AALL racing car NNOT nascar => finds all shows containing “car” and “racing” (any order/position), but excludes the show if “nascar” appears
    AALL hanks tom NNOT vinci => finds all tom hanks movies/shows but excludes the movie if the word “vinci” appears (e.g. da vinci code)
    AALL hanks tom NNAME => finds all tom hanks programs where he is an actor
    AALL hdtv football => finds all high definition football programs (note you can include category labels in the search and “HDTV” is same as “High-Def”)
    AANY usc ucla NNOT football => finds all usc and ucla events/shows, but excludes football events
    oakland raiders NNOT miami => finds exact match for “oakland raiders” but excludes show if “miami” appears (e.g. excludes games with Miami Dolphins)
    AANY lakers clippers CCHAN 700 730 => finds all games with the Lakers or Clippers on only channels 700 through 730
    AANY lakers clippers CCHAN 710 => finds all games with the Lakers or Clippers on only channel 710
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    This thread is for members in the AM21 field test for your issues. To be safe, please report your issues here, not in the public thread.

    Same rules apply, no +1s, etc.
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

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    Signal meters for the tuners max out at %77.
     
  4. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    yep, 77% max here too.. did notice you can check ota meters while recording sat (IIRC you can't do that on HR20)..
    also my medishare music now works and it shows up in network on Vista :)
     
  5. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    Not sure if this is b/c of the AM21 being connected or not - when my system rebooted it came up with a black screen and "searching for Sat on 2" message and was tuned to Sat ch 8 (mpeg-4). Changed channel to OTA and back and it was OK, then changed to SAT 4 and the searching for Sat message flashed briefly for sat 1, but did tune. All seems well now.

    Ch changes are fast like the HR20 now and trickplay is more responsive on the OTA recordings I tested.
     
  6. Groundhog45

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    I saw the same thing that some of us had with previous versions. The first time tuning to an OTA channel on each tuner gave a searching for signal for a second or two before locking on the channel. Subsequent channel changes on OTA no longer give this message. Nothing else noted yet. More testing later.
     
  7. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

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    I saw the same thing. I went from non OTA to OTA (after getting the searching for signal) but couldn't reproduce the message.
     
  8. Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

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    I think it only gives the message the first time each tuner is accessed after an upgrade. Or maybe after a reboot.
     
  9. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    77% signal strength here also. Slow guide this morning too.
     
  10. sbl

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    Damn - missed this one. I would have got it with some warning. Oh well.
     
  11. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    I was not home last night and was unable to download. Sorry!
     
  12. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    As I reported in the HR20-100 and HR20-700 threads for 0x0216 ... issues exist with ARSL only showing the NEXT scheduled program in the To Do List when there are multiple programs that match and should be scheduled.

    In addition, pressing Page Down to move a program a full screen in the Series Link requires two key-presses if the program being moved is at the bottom of the screen.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    Not sure if this is AM21 related or not so I'll just post it here to be safe.

    Noticed this morning when turning on my HR21 that apparently last night when it rebooted from the CE Download it only recognized 1 Sat tuner, I was getting searching for signal on Sat 1.

    Went into the menu to soft reboot and unit froze, had to RBR. After RBR all is well.
     
  14. azarby

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    I saw the message on the chat that all HR21 CEs were cancelled. Did not download.

    Bob
     
  15. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

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    Ch 799 refuses to show up in the guide
    I do have hotpass, shows up fine on everything but the HR21-700
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Only way I knew was a last minute email from the CE Announcements thread at 11:30.
     
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    I must say, trickplay is MUCH improved...
     
  18. WERA689

    WERA689 Well-Known Member

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    I got the late update, but having missed the note that AM21 support was in the new CE, I didn't download. Dang!
     
  19. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    ok, I spoke too soon. Just tried watching an OTA recording. Trickplay is just as bad as it's been. Takes about 5 seconds for a 30 skip to kick in, 4 seconds to skip back 6, etc.
     
  20. Tom Robertson

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    I understand several might have missed this one. I sent out the CE announcement notice and posted in this forum as soon as it was confirmed to be in the stream.

    As we continue to improve our processes, hopefully we'll have other means of last minute updates.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     

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