S506 Update

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  1. SeaBeagle

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    Looks like the new software update today made it possible to record TV stations in the .02 .03 and so on. Groovy.


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  2. Oct 1, 2014 #2 of 37
    3HaloODST

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    S506 is nothing new.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2014 #3 of 37
    tsmacro

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    Well that would be nice I'll have to check when I get home tonight.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2014 #4 of 37
    bnewt

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    that would be nice.........having hoppers installed Saturday
     
  5. Oct 1, 2014 #5 of 37
    Blowgun

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    As 3HaloODST mentioned, S506 is not a new release. I presume DISH still staggers updates, so perhaps it's new to you. Here, both Hoppers were updated to S506 during the August install.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2014 #6 of 37
    SeaBeagle

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    Well awhile back I was told that Hopper records these subschannels when mine still did not. On my screen yesterday I had a writing on my screen about the update.


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  7. Oct 1, 2014 #7 of 37
    thomasjk

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    If an update happened it was not S506 for HWS. Press Menu twice and tell us what SW you have.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2014 #8 of 37
    SeaBeagle

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    S506 NDGB 7/10/2014 3:31 AM

    My question is why did my screen have the update information? Maybe the firmware was updated.


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  9. Oct 2, 2014 #9 of 37
    James Long

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    DISH may have changed something on the subchannel mapping that allowed the channels to record. There are many moving parts that make the receiver work. It is not all just the "Software" (which is the firmware on the receiver).

    That date is the last time you got a software (firmware) update. Evidently something else changed since you have had that software for nearly three months.
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

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    Out of curiosity... what message did you see on the screen that made you think an update has occurred?

    The Hopper has one of its screensavers when in standby that when it is updating EPG data says something like "Firmware XXX is up to date" or something like that... and I'm wondering if you saw that and mistook what it was presenting.
     
  11. bnewt

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    so............does the hopper record the sub channels or not?
     
  12. Blowgun

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    I don't know if there is any significance to this, but interestingly SeaBeagle's is S506 NDGB and mine is S506 NEBD. I wonder why mine appears to be newer (ie: D vs E). Anyone have something different?
     
  13. SeaBeagle

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    That seems verrrry familiar. You are probably right. I never saw the EPG guide update before. I thought the guide updates in the middle of the night. I saw this in the afternoon.


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  14. SeaBeagle

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    since you wrote that I doubled checked and yes I have NDGB. You asked a good question on the letters.


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  15. 3HaloODST

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    NDEB here. It's just different hardware revisions. Software is still the same.
     
  16. thomasjk

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    The Hopper normally records OTA sub-channels the same ways as sat channels. Due to a bug sub-channels 02 and greater can only be recorded by setting a manual timer. The 01 channel works normally.
     
  17. SeaBeagle

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    Worked last night on the .02 channel but not now.

    Ok I just figured this out. One can record the current show on the .2 and . 3 channels.


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  18. thomasjk

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    Did you set a manual timer or did you select the show from the guide? My H2K only records sub-channels 02 and up via a manual timer.
     
  19. SeaBeagle

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    Only by the manual timer. Dish should offer a discount in peeps bill who have hopper and this glitch.


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  20. Stewart Vernon

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    That was what I was thinking... The normal nightly reboot/update also does an EPG update at the end... but apparently the Hopper will do EPG updates semi-randomly when in standby so you could see that particular thing at various times of day.
     

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