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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Darkman, Jun 15, 2004.
my versons only 2.01. Darn.
Give it few days - and more likely you ll have it too (when they ll send it "wide-spread")
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Hey Gary, you want to join in the fun?
Or are you trying to keep your post count high? :lol:
Are only the 301 and newer receivers going to get this update and not the 3900/4900 receivers (or any others that are capable of having OpenTv that has the extra memory in them)?
Who knows.. but according to Matt (on Page 1) - all Receivers might get it..
Do not know though..
Time will show i suppose..
He is not here the lurker..
But i am sure when he arrives - He ll participate as well...
Here are the new Sysinfo screens, plus the old one for reference.
(Receiver and Smartcard IDs modified for my protection.)
(These screens are available to any subscriber with a 301-013 P202.)
And one more comparison ... new (P202) vs old (P200) menus ...
Thanks for those snapshots JL
Can't wait till my 301-010 gets the simular S/W upgrade as well!
..vs old P200?
You never ran the previous P201 then JL?
Or P200 was just a typo?
I skipped that one, although I managed to get P201 this morning while trying to upgrade the receiver I got the P200 captures from. It's serial number evidently is not in range for P202 yet (it too is a 301-013). I had to pull my other 301 to do the P202 captures. It's been a morning of moving receivers ... all for a couple of snapshots.
BTW: I'm capturing from the S-Video output into a good PC video card, which means I have to trim the overscan a bit. It is interesting to see what is there just off of the screen. But not THAT interesting.
Looks like Both :lol:
(Joined in the fun.. and kept the post count the same) :lol:
Hey, could someone with the funky new appearance post a pic of the guide? Thanks.
I wonder if it will tell you which satellite the signal went out on, the time it went out, and how long it went out for. I remember when PrimeStar had a counter that would count as long as the signal was out.
Most tuners only "watch" one transponder signal at a time, with the rest watching two at best. The statistics would be incomplete for the full spectrum of 40 ConUS transponders on Dish500 (plus up to 10 spotbeams visible) - plus reception from other locations.
The best running statistics could tell you, without interfering with your ability to view TV, is when the receiver attempted to get a signal and failed. That could be listed as "last failure" or if the data was stored a chart could be made. The PrimeStar counter seems to be in that neighborhood - counting how many ticks the signal had been missing. But change to a different transponder that was alive and the tick count would reset.
An item could be added under diagnostics to do an on-demand poll of every transponder on every bird attached to the system. That would be cool to have a signal strength page --- and the tool could help CSRs as much as the new SYSINFO setup will by collecting information in one place for easy consumption.
Given enough memory to store a history the last attempt and last success for each transponder could be logged. Even a peak/valley of the signal strengths. But to completely fill the table the receiver would have to tune to every transponder, interrupting TV viewing.
As far as the PrimeStar counter goes ... if you were E* would you want a counter on the screen that said (in essence) "this transponder has been down for x minutes". Especially since most customers would read that as "your entire service has been down". Too much information can hurt!
I don't believe that has changed (certainly not with P202). Here's the shot.
You haven't locked, hidden and destroyed the TV Guide channel yet??? :lol:
It would be good for the technicians to have a counter with the time, length, transponder, and satellite of the outage. When an outage occurs it could try to automatically swith to the other satellite inputs to see if it can find a signal there or automatically go through all the transponders until the signal is found. It could at least go to an even and odd transponder on each satellite to see if there is a signal coming from them.