P388 Software

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by SpeedTrap47, May 31, 2007.

  1. SpeedTrap47

    SpeedTrap47 Cool Member

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    Any one have a info on this version?
    Seem to have lost the 129W signal for some reason on the 811 ONLY. Also seem to have lost 129W from the point dish menu??
     
  2. juan ellitinez

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    unplug the 811 for about 15 minutes. That will reintialize it. The 811's sometimes act flakey when they get new software
     
  3. SpeedTrap47

    SpeedTrap47 Cool Member

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    OK I'll try it when the wife goes to sleep and gives me "control"
     
  4. SpeedTrap47

    SpeedTrap47 Cool Member

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    311 must be as squirrely. It Failed a check switch telling me I lost a SAT.
    The only two receivers NOT giving me headaches are my 301 and 510. Well except my 311 is telling me I have LNB drift and the 510 confirms it with LOS on several TP's
     
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    SpeedTrap47

    SpeedTrap47 Cool Member

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    unplugged it for three hours - no joy
     
  6. Grampaw

    Grampaw Mentor

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    Since the 3.88 "Upgrade" the Inactivity shutoff no longer works, and yesterday the EPG "No Info" bug came back.
    Any way to upgrade to 211's for my two 811's ?

    Walt
     
  7. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    If you subscribe to HD+Voom Dish should be contacting you for a replacement because the Voom channels are switching to MPEG4 on Aug 15.
     
  8. Grampaw

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    I only sub to the HD Pack, not Voom, so I guess I'm not eligible for the free upgrade.

    Walt
     
  9. Mr.Pinkeye

    Mr.Pinkeye Cool Member

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    Not yet. But I'm willing to bet they'll be coming after us HD packers pretty soon.
     
  10. Hunter844

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    I'm subscribed to Dish Network's original HD package...the one that cost 9.99 a month...will I be required to upgrade to MPEG4 by Aug 15 too?


    I have the 811 receiver.


    What costs are involved with the upgrade?



    Will I need a tech alter my dish outside...currently I'm using 110/119
     
  11. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Not at this time Hunter. The mandatory MPEG4 conversion at this time only effects Voom package subs. However, I would think, that down the road, all HD from Dish will require MPEG4. Although no announcements have been made in that regard as such I was just sharing my thoughts outloud.
     
  12. rasheed

    rasheed Godfather

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    Right now, it looks like the next group to be forced to MPEG4 receivers are the HD Pack plus Voom folks. They will need to spend $5 more per month to the new HD Plan from their 9.99 plus 5 current plan. They will get the upgrade 'free' with box changeouts.

    I believe 9.99 HD Pack folks are next, but resolving the $10 old HD to $20 HD required add-on new plan will not be as easy for this group.

    Rasheed
     
  13. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Just the Tier 1 Voom pak. Dish HD package is not effected at this time. If the user wants to keep Voom, they need to upgrade receivers and packaging. Other wise Dish will allow the 811 user to remove the Tier 1 Voom channels and the Dish HD Pak remains unchanged. The Tier 1 Voom channels were worth around $5 a month. Tier 1 Voom is no longer available.
     
  14. Hunter844

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    Assuming I make the move to MPEG4...will I need to redo my dish outside from 110/119 to point to different birds? I'll probably figure on a minimal current HD package from Dish.


    Also, can someone explain this DVR advantage package they are hyping on the Dish website? It says I can save 3 dollars but doesn't really ever get into details as to what they are talking about...I'm not upgrading until I decide on exactly what I want.
     
  15. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Northern...
    Based on your location, you will need to add either 129 or 61.5 for the Voom channels. With the upgrade deal, most likely they will swap your Dish 500 to a Dish 1000.

    IMHO, Dish HD in MPEG2 is already limited, and the push to MPEG4 is apparent. IMHO, if you enjoy the HD via Sat programming offerings, I would take the deal and upgrade as in my opinion, HD in MPEG2 is rapidly approaching the end of the road.
     

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