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Software Update: HR20 - 0xD8

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. Oct 4, 2006 #61 of 515
    Pragmatic Lemur

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    I got an update at 2am this morning here in Orange County, CA. Except my update says Oxac. Did I get something else or am I just a noob?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2006 #62 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    That is what they do... I just re-format them and post them in the proper forums... and start all the other corresponding threads.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2006 #63 of 515
    bonscott87

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    No, it's awesome that they want to keep improving the product. I highly appreciate DirecTV actually being active here on this forum reading posts, checking out our problems and ideas and then quickly acting on them.

    Kinda reminds me of when the HDNet sports guy started a thread on AVS one night when they were trying out some different cameras and graphics and wanted live interaction of what they were trying. We'd post an idea for a graphic location and he'd post that starting in the 2nd period he'd try the idea and see what we thought.

    It's nice to actually interact with your customers and try to improve your product. Breath of fresh air in my book.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2006 #64 of 515
    Doug Brott

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    I thought the same thing initially, but I believe that is under the "original version" line and not the most recent.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2006 #65 of 515
    bonscott87

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    I look forward to testing this out this weekend. I've really hammered the box with these ST interactive features the past 2 Sunday's and have seen this issue so it will be interesting to see the improvements.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2006 #66 of 515
    Doug Brott

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    Regarding the frequency of updates .. I do believe that at some point stability will be king. It currently seems that they are updating in an ad-hoc method. As long as a new update doesn't break anything then it is fine, but with more frequent updates, the likelyhood that something is broken increases. Lockups in the most recent release come to mind.

    It's good that DirecTV wants to fix problems, but as this platform improves, I suspect that less frequent updates will be better.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2006 #67 of 515
    gr8reb8

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    Since the HR20 has to re-learn all the channels off from the satellite after each reboot, what will happen if a show was in the middle of a recording session or was scheduled to record a few minutes before the reboot. The one time I rebooted, it took several hours before some of the channels were inserted so I could view them. Seems to me that once the HR20 has a full channel list, it should write a file to the hard disk. Then after a reboot, if the time-stamp is within a certain time frame (perhaps 1 day), then load the received channel list from the hard disk.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2006 #68 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    1) The unit should NOT reboot if you have a scheduled recording active, or with in a 30-60 minutes of when you want to do the update.

    2) With this update, it will now prompt you if you are actively using the system, before an update will occur.

    After a reboot, the next couple hours are loaded with in minutes into the guide data.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2006 #69 of 515
    Vinny

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    What if the unit is "off"; but recording.

    I set it to record The Early Show this morning at 7AM EST. I'm not sure when the update ocurred. If it was during that recording, is there any manual intervention necessary when I get home tonight?
     
  10. Oct 4, 2006 #70 of 515
    RAD

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    Two things with the Active stuff after the upgrade:

    - If I select News Mix from the active screen I don't get the yellow box around Fox News that I can use to move to other windows. If I go to channel 102 directly I'll get it.

    - On the news mix channel if I pull up the What's Hot appliction the tab for my time zone is showing eastern, not central, which is where I'm at. The time on the box/program guide is showing the correct time and the box timezone setting is set to auto and it nows it's central time.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2006 #71 of 515
    gr8reb8

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    I have only rebooted once (and that was to get Dolby Digital to start working). After that reboot, whenever I attempted to go to channel 70 (HBO_HD) or 79 (HDNET), the receiver would say "channel not available". There were quite a few standard definition channels that also had this message. Then after about 10 minutes, a bunch more (standard def channels) were available, and then after about two hours, channel 70 and 79 were there. Perhaps it was a fluke.

    BTW, I also have the HR-10. And when I enable/disable Dolby Digital, the change takes effect without a reboot.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2006 #72 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    You shouldn't have to reboot when you change the Sound Settings.
    I toggle between the often, as sometimes (like on Law and Order) DD5.1 has just too low of a center channel volume.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2006 #73 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    It probably already did the update before your Early Show.
    But if you are in an active recording, it should not reboot to install an update.

    DirecTV CAN issue an update that will force the unit to reboot regardless what is going on.... they don't use that on any type of regular basis, and is only planned to be used when there is an emergency release .
     
  14. Oct 4, 2006 #74 of 515
    rdowdy95

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    The only reason it was in the myVOD today was because after you got the update it reboots the DVR. Therefore you are now able to see that show you partially recorded. Whenever you do a stop and keep on a currently recording program that program won't show up in the myVOD list untill you reboot the DVR. Pretty crappy huh? They need to fix this!
     
  15. Oct 4, 2006 #75 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    Have you tested it with the new version?
     
  16. Oct 4, 2006 #76 of 515
    Sickler

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    I had to do the same thing, but this was with the original release code in August. DD was Off by default. Turning it on did not do anything. After a reboot it worked. Haven't toggled between it since.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2006 #77 of 515
    Vinny

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    So if it did the update before the recording; I'll be fine.

    But what if it was recording when the update came through; do I need to do anything to load it?

    Thanks in advance, Earl......you're great!
     
  18. Oct 4, 2006 #78 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    No, if it didn't come down before your recording started....
    It "should" wait till the recording is finished and then it will try again.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2006 #79 of 515
    mwhip

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    I checked this morning before I left the house and got the download. Eventhough it was not in the release notes I hope they fixed the "unwatchable recording" issue. I had the issue 3 times last night with Friday Night Lights, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2006 #80 of 515
    Earl Bonovich

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    It is in the release notes (See black screen).
    It has been improved, but not resolved... they are still working on eliminating the root cause.
     
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