Is there a software update happening?

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  1. repoman75

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    Last time there was an update(about a month or so ago), all of my genies (except the main hdr) would lose connection got the server periodically. About 2 days before the update. Then once the update was installed, no problems.

    It’s happening again so I’m wondering if an update is coming.
     
  2. Rich

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    I kinda doubt the HRs know what's coming in that context.

    Rich
     
  3. WestDC

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    I just got 0x127f @ 4am est - as i was 1214 -so it looks like something is rolling out - While on 1214 I have not had VOD - I did have Apps and thru the menu it shows connected to the internet - BUT no VOD menu's on any channel -- As of the Afternoon on 0x127f I now have VOD - the only change was the load (I also had HDDVRS dropping on and off the whole network)
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    It appears 0x127f is only for the H44s, HR54-200 and the HS17s. Like you my HR54-200 was updated to 0x127f yesterday. I experienced no issues with VOD prior to or after receiving the update.
     
  5. WestDC

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    I did not Change anything on my end "internet" wise -- it all came back when 0x127f was downloaded overnight ?!?
     
  6. compnurd

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    Probably had a plug in problem on the last version. Run a CMB next time to clear them out and re download
     
  7. mrro82

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    I got 0x127f on my HR54R1/700 this morning.

    Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
     
  8. JerryMeeker

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    0x127f here today as well. Is there a discussion regarding changes in this update?
     
  9. b4pjoe

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    Also got 0x127f this morning. Don't see any differences except my channel logos are now all gone on the HR54 and C61K.
     
  10. ericknolls

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    What did this update do? Anything new?
     
  11. smvalentine

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    0x127f installed on my HR44/200 Friday. I have an external 8TB drive that only had about 10% free.
    After about 20 minutes, after I had live video, but before my drive content was accessible, it stopped responding to remote control input.
    After a few resets (spontaneous and pushing the red button) with the same results, I did a force-download (02468)
    which put me back on the previous software (0x1204? not sure) and it came up, but was v-e-r-y slow.
    It showed 12% free, and I deleted old shows to get it to 15% free.
    I pushed the red button to reset it again, and it was working fine for a while.
    It downloaded 0x127f again overnight and its back to ignoring the remote control.
    Has anyone else with an external drive had a successful update?
    How big a drive? How much free space?
     
  12. inkahauts

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    How much time after the download did you give it before trying to use it? With that big a hard drive with that much stuff it’s likely reloading and indexing everything it could take many hours. I’d just let it sit for an extended period in standby.
     
  13. P Smith

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    what stuff precisely ?
     
  14. inkahauts

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    He said 85% full 8tb drive. I have a 4tb and when it has a lot on it it can take hours to get back to normal.
     
  15. P Smith

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    if you mean recordings, then it is not necessary recreate new indices
     
  16. Rich

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    I have external drives on all my HRs. I only have a 1TB drive on my 44. Doesn't matter what the size of the drive is, if you run so close to full capacity using HDDs you can expect the 44 to slow down and get buggy at some point. I've been running externals (and internals) for years and I kept my HDDs no more than half full. Had very few problems doing that. All my external drives are SSDs, they seem to work a lot better than the HDDs. I have filled them up and had no problems. Easy to fill up a 1TB drive on a 44.

    Oh, forgot to mention I have had no issues after updates in years on any of my HRs.

    Rich
     
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  17. Getteau

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    One thing it looks like it fixed is a playlist issue I’ve been seeing for awhile where my Geni/mini’s were missing recordings from my HR’s. If you had a folder of recordings from an HR, the Geni/Mini’s consistently missed one of the recordings. So Men in Black for example. On my HR’s, I would see three recordings. On the Geni/Mini’s, I’d only see two. Thankfully, that seems to be fixed now.
     
  18. ericknolls

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    That is good to hear. My HR44 has been working flawlessly the last 4 years. It executes pretty good on a daily basis. I'm working on getting a back lit remote. You cant see a thing on it at nite!
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Rich, the genies don’t slow down like the hr2xs did. I have a 4tb drive and even full it doesn’t slow down just cause in my hr44. But when it reboots and has to rebuild it doesn’t show anything in the playlist for a couple hours sometimes. It takes a long time to rebuild its index or whatever its doing...
     
  20. Rich

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    Wait a few weeks before you decide your missing programs issue is fixed. I still see missing programs. We were told an update last year would fix this problem and it's still here. Problem seems to be caused by the Genie software, pretty rare to see this on a 24.

    Rich
     

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