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L4.41 Software Experiences/Bugs Discussion

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Rob Glasser, Aug 8, 2007.

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  1. Aug 10, 2007 #61 of 395
    BillJ

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    Why is everyone so anxious to get this update? Remember all those dead HDMIs with 4.09. The update sounds great but I don't want it until it's been field tested for at least a month. Thus, one improvement I'd like to see is the ability we had with older receivers to prevent software updates until we manually accepted them.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2007 #62 of 395
    nextime

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    Will the external hard drive work seamlessly in the 622? e.g. Instead of showing 250 hours of recording time it would show, lets say 500hrs. depending on hard drive size. Or will you have to select external hard drive to retrieve stored programs? Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2007 #63 of 395
    boylehome

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    I hooked up my old EHDD. It was formatted and now needs activation.

    I connected it to broadband and now am showing "Connected Online" with IP Address, Subnet Mask, Primary DNS/Secondary DNS and a MAC Address. In testing the connection it reads phone line and broadband, "OK".
     
  4. Aug 10, 2007 #64 of 395
    Ron Barry

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    Here is a linke showing pictures for the CES show.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=75628&page=9

    To answer your question it is archival however it appears you can play back contant back from it without have to restore the content to your 622/722.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2007 #65 of 395
    ChuckA

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    It does not automatically add hours to the internal HDD recording space. You have to manually move programs from the internal HDD to the external HDD. Then the programs can be played directly from the HDD or they can be copied back to the 622 internal HDD.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2007 #66 of 395
    ChuckA

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    What are you expecting to get out of connecting to it? I believe the 622 is the client not the server. It establishes connections with Dish servers and does not expect client connections to it. At least, that's my take on it.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2007 #67 of 395
    slowmo

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    I don't recall having to get up to change the channels as a kid. We just sat in front of the TV and turned the knob back and forth rapidly. That really made Dad happy.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2007 #68 of 395
    Lincoln6Echo

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    Well, wouldn't you know it...yesterday I post a thread asking about new software version and whalla, today there's a new one!

    Sounds like how we make it rain here...our '95 Lincoln Towncar has a windshield that leaks...and as you can guess, all we have to do to make it rain here is to take it out of the barn.


    Anyway, just checked my receiver, and I've still got 4.05
     
  9. Aug 10, 2007 #69 of 395
    JaguarJoJo

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    When I click on your release note reference, I get those for the L4.09 abortion.

    JoJo
     
  10. Aug 10, 2007 #70 of 395
    Rob Glasser

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    I have confirmed the max size at this time is 750GB, and any USB 2.0 external hard drive up to that size should work.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2007 #71 of 395
    DBS Commando

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    He linked to the wrong thread
     
  12. Aug 10, 2007 #72 of 395
    Rob Glasser

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    Thanks for catching that, I fixed it. Sorry about the error.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2007 #73 of 395
    craig8868

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    Is it safe to assume that since I did not get the download last night, I will have to wait until tomorrow morning to check again? or do they push new software at any time during the day?

    Thanks
    Craig
     
  14. Aug 10, 2007 #74 of 395
    Mark Lamutt

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    That's coming...not in this release, though.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2007 #75 of 395
    JaguarJoJo

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    I received the L441 release on one of my two 622s overnight. While I have not tried the HD addition, it did screw up my HDMI, which has been a problem since the aborted L4.09. I had reached a temporary HDMI solution by connecting as a DVI (which it displays) and resetting the HDMI every day. The HDMI reset has been once again eliminated in this release, which means that particular 622 is now useless. My other 622 still has L405, so time will tell what will happen to it.

    JoJo
     
  16. Aug 10, 2007 #76 of 395
    DBS Commando

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    You have to wait until the techs at echostar phase it to EVERYONE. First the do a PARTIAL phase to make sure it doesn't break anything. If all is well, they'll release it to all 622's on the market. Until then, you have to wait.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2007 #77 of 395
    craig8868

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    Thanks DBScommando, but that wasn't my question. :) I realize I need to wait for it but do they update receivers at any time during the day or ONLY at night?
     
  18. Aug 10, 2007 #78 of 395
    DBS Commando

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    I think they can do it at anytime. They usually do it at night.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2007 #79 of 395
    craig8868

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    Thanks :)
     
  20. Aug 10, 2007 #80 of 395
    Mark Lamutt

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    It'll be next week before anyone else gets the software. Occasionally software will spool mid-morning Mountain time, but most of the time it goes overnight.

    There are some really cool things for the DVR Folders feature that are in the works. The group by title is just the very beginning of this one.

    FWIW, I've been using a WD MyBook 250 GB external drive through the testing phase of the external drive stuff, and it works very well. The only drive that I've heard anyone at all have any difficulty with so far is the WD MyBook 500GB drive. Not sure if it was the standard edition or the premium edition. And, I'm not sure that it wasn't a drive problem rather than a software problem. But, there you have it.
     
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