P4.08 - What a Nightmare

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Blowgun, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Blowgun

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    It's been 8 months since P4.08 was released, when are they going to rush out another one? :)


    BTW, I'm in contact with someone who is the manager for the 50x receivers. He would love to know what kind of issues the 508 receiver is having. While I haven't been able to get back to him, I'm hoping that I can submit all concerns that this thread can garner. At the moment we are up to 27 issues. Am I an eternal optimist? No. But I do hope that some of the problems will get addressed in the near future.
     
  2. Blowgun

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    Old:

    06. After updating the EPG, navigate several days ahead to locate an Event set to record and select it to go into the Daily Schedule. Pressing the "Today" button no longer takes you to the current date.

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    06. After updating the EPG, navigate several days ahead to locate an Event set to record and select it to go into the Daily Schedule. Pressing the "Today" button no longer takes you to the current date. Additionally, move highlight back over Events list and the up button doesn't work. You will have to go down, before you can go up.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    What the manager answer to you ?
     
  4. P Smith

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    What the manager answer to your original question ?
     
  5. Blowgun

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    My original question was whether or not the 508 receivers had reached their EOL. Like I mentioned, I haven't been able to get back to him on these other issues.
     
  6. P Smith

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    I can tell you Dish is pushing out a lot of different beta FW versions for the model [508,510,501] last months.
     
  7. tampa8

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    "Why corrupt only that specific information when the receiver is not in LIVE mode. Why even bother to show anything at all if that was the case." I would say because live mode is not at the heart of the suit, playback is.
    Makes me think some of the issues are related to a hasty dismantling of some features that may indeed be associated with the Tivo suit. Blowgun has a great question, it is possible these units have reached the end, even more so if they have to re-engineer them based on the suit?

    Overall, the 508 still does what I need, with most of the problems pointed out not a real issue for me. With Mpeg4 just around the corner probably for everyone soon, I would guess it's just a matter of time.
     
  8. Blowgun

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    Sorry for the delay.

    I am rather confident it is nothing more than a bug. Besides, why corrupt it with nonsense and why only in those particular locations, it would have been a lot easier to make it blank system-wide. Also, the Event description information is only correct when the event wasn't part of recording the second of two identical shows with the same title (and apparently no padding). Bug #15.

    I also don't believe that MPEG-4 is close to happening DISH wide any time soon. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that DISH has bigger things to deal with than upgrading 10's of thousands 5xx users to a HD receiver that many won't even use for that purpose. Although it seems to me also that the 5xx receivers have reached or about to reach their intended lifespan. OTOH, as they fail one by one, that's a different matter.

    I haven't had a moment of free time until recently to do much with the list. If there aren't any more additions to the already 27 bugs and 10 requests, I should send the list off to DISH.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    "upgrading 10's of thousands 5xx users" - count millions, it was VERY popular model.
     
  10. Blowgun

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    True. I was going to use millions, but since I hadn't read anything lately on current users I decided on using a more conservative number. Regardless, I don't think DISH is too interested in that large of a swap out. People with 5xx receivers who want MPEG-4 now are going to have to make it happen themselves and I don't see that changing any time soon.

    Personally I would like to retire the two 508 receivers I have and move to two 622+ receivers which would be connected to two non-passive HDMI splitters to feed HD to four rooms, but I can't afford it. So, at this time the best I can hope for is for DISH to fix the 5xx bugs. My hope is that the contributions made to this thread will eventually lead to that happening. <fingers crossed> :)
     
  11. P Smith

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    I see more serious problem - TiVo lawsuit; without Dish licensing TiVo patents, the 'updated' crappy FW in DP501+ will never good as before :(.
     
  12. Blowgun

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    You're right, there was some decent P3.xx firmware versions at one time for the 5.xx receivers. Things change for the worse when DISH hacked NBR for the 5.xx receivers in P4.00, and of course had to cater to TiVo. Rather than lingering on through even more lawsuits (now AT&T and Verizon), TiVo should die. Let people remember them as a company that once had innovative products.
     

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