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VIP 211 Hard Drive

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by amahdi, May 16, 2008.

  1. newsman

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    Thanks for the update. Looks like it may be time to upgrade the EHD.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    L454 for 211 does support 1TB disks. See the log:
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<mw_hd_device_select.c:249> <02/21 09:01> open :/dev/sda
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<mw_hd_api.c:901> <02/21 09:01> get_drive_capacity: 1953525168 sectors
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<mw_hd_api.c:904> <02/21 09:01> Size in Gb: 931
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<mw_hd_xmd_format.c:49> <02/21 09:01> HD: Reformating External Main Hard Drive.
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<mw_hd_xmd_format.c:75> <02/21 09:01> Going to format partition 0 and command is mke2fs -m 0 -q -jF /dev/sda1
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<mw_hd_xmd_format.c:75> <02/21 09:01> Going to format partition 2 and command is mke2fs -LEHD -m0 -b4096 -TLargefile4 -i7626752 -jF /dev/sda3
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<miniwatchdog.c:809> <02/21 09:03> Reformating of external hard drive done ....
    [DBG_GRP_MW]<miniwatchdog.c:810> <02/21 09:03> Reformat finished at time ..................
     
  3. opus74

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    Is there a way to "force" an upgrade?

    One of my 211k has the new L455; the other still has L454. Naturally, the one with L454 is where I want to put the 1TB drive......

    :confused:
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Swap them or you could try reboot and keep it offline for 10 min after reboot.
     
  5. Rudedog

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    Found this on another site...

    "This software update is spooling to receivers with L040-L522. If you have L523 you won't get it until probably this week."

    Do you put your receiver in "standby" at night. If not then the updates will not download.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    That's RandallA's regular reports overthere.
     
  7. opus74

    opus74 Cool Member

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    Woo-Hoo !!

    Got home from work, forced a download (with instructions from Ryan)....got the new version 455 for the 211k. Plugged in the 1 TB WD hard drive that last week wouldn't work...and now formatted for 392.5 hours of SD and/or 98 hours of HD.

    Thanks to everyone who helped !!!

    ...and a pppphhhhbt to the one naysayer who PM'ed me that it would never work (so much negativity from a "hall of famer") :rolleyes:

    Peace.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2009 #228 of 355
    Hunter844

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    Has anyone experienced rebooting problems since having the ext hard drive? On one OTA channel if the signal breaks up even for a split second it sometimes causes a lock up and subsequent reboot. I'm guessing it's messing up the buffer somehow.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2009 #229 of 355
    intrac

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    Since getting 524, my 211 has been locking up, re-booting, and generally going nuts.

    It seems to happen most when the EPG is on screen.

    It is definitely 524 related, since it was fine with 523. I like the added info for the DVR, but since activating the HD with 523, I never had a re-boot - either manually or by itself.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2009 #230 of 355
    skeets13

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    524 has caused me frequent rebooting, locking up, picture break up. Couldn't watch Heroes last week! Older recordings seem to be unaffected from what I've tried so far. Technical service says they'll get back to me in 3 days.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2009 #231 of 355
    newsman

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    No problems here... yet, with 524. Keeping my fingers crossed that the DVR will record Heroes, since I am not home to watch it.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2009 #232 of 355
    cwc

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    I am having the same issue and it seems to be associated with the Guide and an OTA channel.

    CWC
     
  13. Mar 5, 2009 #233 of 355
    Grandude

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    Yes, same problem on my 211s with programs recorded earlier. Tried recording a new program, two hour movie and it played through just fine. Never had the problem with 523 software.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2009 #234 of 355
    mesalum

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    I was not as lucky. Recorded a new show last night, Survivor on HD CBS on DISH from Sacramento. It froze within the first 5 minutes.

    The DISH technician that was out yesterday said that DISH is having a problem with the locals in HD. It appears they know there is a problem.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2009 #235 of 355
    Grandude

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    I've been running some tests this morning and have found that both CBSHD and NBCHD locals FROM Dish fail every time I record them. ABC and Fox are both OK.
    I haven't had any problems, yet, with non-LIL channels like HDNET and ESPN.
    I haven't tried the SD versions of CBS and NBC yet.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2009 #236 of 355
    eddieras

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    tried to record harry potter and got 25 one minute recordings! tough to watch in short bursts!
     
  17. Mar 9, 2009 #237 of 355
    mesalum

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    Last night I recorded Amazing Race from both the HD and OTA sources. I watched the OTA version today and no problems. I then watched the HD version and it too was ok. No reboots. So I thought I would try to watch the previous weeks HD version. It did not freeze the box at the previous point but it did later when the show was almost done.

    I don't know why it handled the previous reboot area; it is noticeable because the screen does pixelate.

    Oh well.

    I am encouraged that my DVR'ed version of the OTA source did not hang. From this point on I will DVR both sources for my shows on NBC and CBS.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2009 #238 of 355
    Bob Hess

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    Not sure I would believe the technician. Dish is not currently having a problem with CBS in Sacramento.
     
  19. Mar 9, 2009 #239 of 355
    mesalum

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    DISH has some kind of problem with CBS in Sacramento. When I watch DVR'ed episodes of Amazing Race (a CBS show) it reboots my VIP211. An episode DVR'ed before the L524 update did not reboot the VIP211 prior to the L524 update. Now that episode, along with all DVR'ed since the L524 update reboot the VIP211. I have just proved that DVR'ing from the OTA feed of CBS in Sacramento does not reboot the VIP211 just the HD version from DISH. So there is something in the stream that is affecting the VIP211.
     
  20. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    I did a little further testing yesterday. Started viewing programs on both CBS and NBC from Dish LIL and then paused both for five minutes and then started watching delayed by five minutes. Both 211s eventually hung up and rebooted.
    Watching the live stream not delayed causes no problem on either 211.
     

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