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HS17/500 OTA update?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Fab55, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Fab55

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    This morning, my HS17/500's software updated to 0x1147. In looking at the info screen, there's now an "Over-The-Air (OTA) Antenna" section, which I don't recall being there before the update. I've read in other posts about the OTA dongle, however it didn't look like it would support the HS17's. Has anyone heard if it now does or maybe will in the near future?

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    It's been a day of updates for me. My HR54-200 was updated to 0x1147 in the wee hours, my Sony XBR-55X900C received a update mid morning and my PCs were updated a hour ago.
     
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    And happen to have an old AM21 around to run as a test?

    The prevailing view is that this now added capability to the HS17 is only for the new LCC.

    But I'm still stubbornly curious since I also have 0x1147 on my HR54-500 and the AM21 works fine.

    So still would like to see if the HS17 OTA capability is unique to it and limited just to the LCC in spite running the same firmware as the previous Genies ...

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  5. slice1900

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    The same firmware version number does not imply it is the same firmware. Back when RedH used to show the size of a firmware it was clear that different DVRs that got the same version number were getting different firmware. Even different submodels (i.e. H24-100 vs H24-700) showed slightly different sizes sometimes indicating they were not identical.

    Typically the version/build number is attached to the tree the software is built out of - every change increments the version number of the tree by one whether that change affects everything coming out of the tree or only one specific device. This is how Apple delivers "iOS 12.1" to phones going as far back as the 5S, which gets a version of iOS 12.1 tailored specifically to its hardware. Otherwise it would waste a lot of valuable flash space carrying software for a bunch of features only available on the newer models like Face ID (it would be less of a problem the other way around, but still wasteful)

    Sure, it is possible things are different now and all HR54 and HS17 models get the exact same file (built with drivers included that each would need) but more likely it is still being done how the H2x and HR2x were. There is no reason for the HS17 to include a driver for the AM21 since that's obsolete hardware that Directv no longer supports.
     
  6. Fab55

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    Got it, thanks! I don't peruse the Edgecutter site nearly as much. Hopefully the dogle is made available soon, I miss my AM-21...

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  7. compnurd

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    Good to see 1147 is rolling out

    Someone tested a AM21 on a HS17 and it didn’t work. So until we have a LCC to test kinda pissing into the wind
     
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    It's working just fine. Did you actually click the link or did you attempt to copy and paste the text that the forum software automatically truncated?
     
  11. reubenray

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    Hmmm, I first clicked the link and I tried again after reading your post to copy and paste it. It pops up with this.

    "The page you're looking for has moved,
    been replaced, or is currently unavailable
    to view"
     
  12. KyL416

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    Don't copy and paste the text, the forum software truncated it and broke the url.

    It's nothing new though, it's just a direct link to the pdf file that can be found on the page that was posted in the other OTA thread back in August.
     
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    Me neither. I'm not computer savvy like most of you, but I know a little bit. Clicking on live link brings me errors.
     
  15. P Smith

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    Duh! :facepalm: told us the "codespy" :p
     
  16. ctide21

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    I downloaded it. Let’s try this.
     

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    I wouldn't spend your time for the useless piece of marketing dept's "invention"
     

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