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Up grade for RCA486RH Receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Crazy 1, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. Crazy 1

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    I just noticed that my receiver took a software download at 12:45a. New version 003A 0207. Any one know what this does ?
     
  2. ddobson

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    I haven't noticed that on mine yet. Mine has had the same software since I bought it almost 2 years ago.

    I heard a rumor that new Interactive services, replacing WINK were debuting in October. Perhaps it has something to do with that. However I also heard that new receivers might be required due to the complexity of these new Interactive features.

    I hope someone else knows the answer to this, I'm very very curious.

    One last thought. I guess it could be as simples as new channel Icons as well, however I'm pretty sure they don't do version level for those icon changes.
     
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  4. jpurkey

    jpurkey Godfather

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    Will the 430's be getting the update too? Hopefully it'll fix the problem where the guide starts to lose data. After a reset the guide goes out for 3 1/2 days, but within a few days it then slowly drops back to just 1 day forcing me to reset it again.
     
  5. TLW1959

    TLW1959 New Member

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    I'd say you were lucky to get it and still have service on that receiver. I have the same receiver and all mine will do now is blink on and off...RCA or Directv doesn't have a solution at this point. They are aware that this is happening to the 486 and 435s..very frustrating
     
  6. Crazy 1

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    Sorry to hear that, when mine was taking the update it had a message at the bottom of the screen that said do not unplug the receiver. You didn't have a power outage or someone unplug it during the download did you ? If so, I've heard that will kill your receiver. just a thought.
     
  7. TLW1959

    TLW1959 New Member

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    Good news..RCA is shipping me a new receiver. The software upgrade destroyed the old one..
     
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