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Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by boylehome, Jun 28, 2005.
I've had mine 6 months and I got it.
So, was anyone NOT able to get the download with a reboot?
Did the automatic overnight reboot also kick off the download?
Not sure. I only found out about it this morning. I went downstairs and checked, and I was still on L213. However, the "Software Update" menu option indicated "Successful Download. Power off to install." I did a front-panel reboot and it installed. But I don't know when my 921 downloaded the software, or whether it did the nightly reboot. If it downloaded yesterday (6/28), and there was a nightly reboot, then the answer would be NO.
The defaulting to "Resume" was one of the things I asked for, and I'm happy they implemented it. However, they only did a partial job. If you get all of the way out of that menu and back in, the default is "Start Over" again instead of "Resume" (even though "Resume" is active). Aaargh.
I was surprised when I got home last night and not only had my 921 downloaded L215, but had installed it as well.
Hmmm, my experience last night was much different. When I deleted a recording I had just finished watching, and two other programs were being recorded at the same time, I didn't get the 816 message (nor did I get the old, bad "You must stop recording" message). Instead, it deleted the program and also caused one of the recording programs (the one it switched to after the delete) to have a gap (black screen, no audio) for several minutes from that point in the recording. Very disturbing. I will have to try it again some time and see if I can repeat it.
Later, when I deleted a recorded program while only one other program was being recorded, that seemed to work and I didn't get a gap.
No other major problems encountered so far. I do like how they got rid of the black lines between the picture and the gray bars when watching 4:3 material in HD mode. One minor issue I noticed is that when skipping forward, there is a second of shaky/jittery video when you stop, but then it settles down quickly. This happens for me only in HD, not SD, mode. Not a biggie, but I hope it's not a harbinger of deeper problems.
I have had my first crash with my HECD box running 215.
When I got home yesterday, it was still on 213, so I did a plug pull reboot. 215 downloaded with no problem.
A couple of hours later after watching a recorded Jeopordy (which seems kind of ironic), I stopped the playback, erased it and hit the canel button to get out of the DVR list. The screen froze with the DCR list showing. After hitting cancel several times, trying to move up or down the list, the screen went to the green background on the DVR list - ie, there was no text on the screen, just the background. The sound from the channel the box was on continued to play. Trying to entering the channel number from the remote had no effect.
Since Empire was recording, I left the box alone for 30 minutes and Empire stopped recording. Turning the 921 off with the remote control restored the box. Strange that the box would not respond to anything but a power off from the remote, and that fixed it without a complete reboot.
Features found so far:
(good) Search shows intermediate results and a count as it goes.
(good) Search history delete works for one item per click.
(bad) If you delete search item from a page all items after that page are inaccessible until you restart the history. Solution: start from the bottom of the whole list.
(bad) The info-button overlay on programming is not translucent/darker/back but solid gray/back except around the edges. (ok) It is 2 way instead of 3 way.
I was late coming on the L215. Thought I wasn't supposed to get it this round but probably due to bad weather it didn't come when everyone else got theirs.
At 2 AM I began to get the download and noticed a message instructing me to go to standby and back on to get the L215. I didn't bother then but shut everything off and when I turned it on this evening, it was at L215.
First observation is I have all proper guide data from OTA channels. No locals subscription here either. About time! Thanks E* for doing the right thing on this. I posted details in the other thread that specifically queries this.
Mark, it would be interesting to see your "what's new with L215" report in this respect. If it is to be local guide data now without the need to have locals subscription, it would be a major plus for E* changing their position on a scam policy I felt they had put into effect on the 921 since L211. I hope it is not a mistake but if it is, they they better not take it back! This is doing the right thing for a change.
I have a problem that I had with L213 and it is still happening with L215.
If I am watching a show that is recording and I press the Stop botton on the remote, it does not stop recording, you actually have to go to the PVR and select to stop the recording.
I would expect that pressing the stop would stop recording not just bring me to live TV. Am I wrong...is anyone having this problem. It is minor, but annoying
THANKS FOR FIXING OTA
I would prefer that hitting "Stop" not stop the recording. I think they consciously made that change because accidentally hitting stop would screw the recording. If you have to go to the PVR, then the 921 "knows" you really want to stop.
I cant seem to pick up my local pbs kvie 6.1 since the new sw. The rest 6.2 6.3 6.4 show in guide but show no signal.Ive scaned twice with same results.Anyone else in sacramento area having this problem? Is it dish or kvie? If i was to add the channels manually what would be the numbers?not 6.1?
You can find the frequencies at antennaweb.org. Good site. Add it to your bookmarks.
I have not had any signal from KVIE for a few days. I think it must be a KVIE problem since add DTV shows 0 signal strength on channel 53.
I like the OTA icon in the search screen. Now if only they could mark the HD channels. It's not that hard to pick out HD, but it would be nice if they were marked with an icon like the OTA channels are marked.
Did the SD/HD followed by PgUp for HD mode and PgDn for SD mode get fixed? That would really make the wife a lot happier. One button press on the pronto to get it to HD or SD mode.
We had a similar problem out here with WZPX-DT. I could not receive 43-1 but I could receive 43-2, 43-3 and 43-4. It turned out to be the broadcaster's problem and was fixed in about a week.
Yup. I did just that and I have EPG data for my OTA locals. This is a MAJOR release. Well worth the wait.
Did they charge you the $5 downgrade fee?
Nope. That's probably because they called me and told me to choose sat locals or distant locals - said it was because of a recent ruling in congress - and that I couldn't have both. I chose distant locals since I get all my local stations in HD OTA.
could you please explain what are (and differences of) sat locals and distant locals?
I'm not seeing the "default to Resume" at all.
I AM seeing many other irritating things have been fixed. YAY!:up:
One thing I haven't seen posted yet is that you can no longer delete a protected recording - you have to hit Unprotect first. Nice touch.
BTW, I did NOT get L215 until "late" like Don Landis. No idea why.