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ViP622/ViP722 - L6.21 Software Experiences/Bugs Discussion

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Flasshe, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. 4bama

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    I have not paid much attention to 621, everything works good here, but I remember a long time ago someone pointed out that if you push the info button twice the screen will show which satellite you're receiving that channel from..don't remember which version of firmware introduced that feature, but it's been available for a long time...:)
     
  2. tigrbuzz

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    Good news - wanted to post a follow up - after unplugging the unit and going to bed that same night, plugging in and rebooting - I've had no issues at all. Well....with the reboot.

    Now I am having constant problems with my Atlanta locals - spotbeam in and out constantly over the last 3 days. I'm going to search around the rest of th e forums and see what else comes up.

    Wanted to be fair about the reboot problem now that its fixed.
     
  3. lujan

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    That's strange? :confused:
     
  4. tnsprin

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    L6.21 reached my second oldest 622 sometime overnight. So upto at least R008072xxxx for 622's.
     
  5. Henry

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    Got L6.21 last night. Did a power-down re-boot as soon as I saw the new version listed (I hit Menu twice).

    No re-boot issues that I can see ... in fact, it seemed to re-boot a lot faster than before.

    TV2 aspect ratio is squirrely when watching an HD station. Everything is letterboxed. I can change TV2's display properties to correct for this, but I'd have to do it each time I go from one aspect ratio to the next (from SD to HD and vice-versa). Changing the Format function of the 622 is not a permanent solution.

    I hesitate to navigate further into his release. I have a feeling I'm going to stumble onto more problems than I will solutions/enhancements.

    [Take a deep breath ... go!]
     
  6. kstuart

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    Unless I am missing something, the TV2 aspect ratio is now correct for the first time ever.
    A 16x9 image on a 4x3 TV should be letterboxed.
     
  7. TulsaOK

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    After the nightly reboot, the "Normal" aspect ratio is actually "Stretch". PiP'ing will fix it until the next reboot.
     
  8. HobbyTalk

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    I was replying to the following (as quoted in my post)

     
  9. Gene Steinberg

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    The update came last night (Monday). No anomalies yet, but the new features are, by and large, not very interesting to us.

    I'll report if we see any problems.

    Peace,
    Gene
     
  10. Henry

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    Thanks, k ... The kicker of course is that my TV2 is a 16x9-capable HDTV now showing HD in letterbox where before it used to fill the screen (albeit SD).

    But I'll try Kent's suggestion and Pip something. :D
     
  11. Ray_Schwarz

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    One of the releases a year or so back "leveled" the dolby and non-dolby volume levels.

    With L6.21, if I am watching a dolby program and exit to a non-dolby (ex: audio channel)
    the sound volume goes way up.

    Ray Schwarz
     
  12. lujan

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    I know, why would you have the satellite information and I don't and we both have the 622 with L6.18?
     
  13. tnsprin

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    As far as I can tell the previous change never happened. Non-dolby for me has always been too loud.
     
  14. phrelin

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    Northern...
    Same for my 722 and I am in the Bay Area DMA.
     
  15. HobbyTalk

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    Press info twice when on a station... it doesn't show the sat. info on the left side of the info box?
     

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  16. kstuart

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    Ah, I see...
    ... previously the TV2 output was wrong for 4x3 screens and right for 16x9 screens, and now it is right for 4x3 screens and wrong for 16x9 screens.

    Considering that probably 90% of TV2 sets are 4x3 screens, then this is an improvement overall.

    But, of course, best would be to have a setting in the menus for TV2 aspect ratio...
     
  17. milacqua

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    Exactly. I had the fouled up aspect ratios as well but fixed them by changing aspect ratio back and forth in the menu. I want to know why every time I get an update something goes wrong? Why can't I stay with what I have if I'm happy? I want to block every additional update that comes down but I don't know how. Will it block additional updates if I unplug the 622 every night and then plug it back in the morning? Will this screw up my guide (I don't get locals through Dish)?
     
  18. FarmerBob

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    In the hayday of the 508 I had similar problems and wanted to stay where I was in updates, because back then they were really bed at times. You were able to manually stop upgrades in the preferences. When I got our first 625 the first option I looked for was to stop auto-updating and it was no where to be found. I realized I would have to deal with it now and was not happy. The only thing that you can do is change the default time that your box goes out and get the EPG, or so they say (I have an inquiry in as to what happens during that update process), as I have also seen with the 722.

    Just got a reply from DISH:

    . . . (sucking up omitted) . . . "Yes, software updates will be downloaded during the daily update as well as any time the receiver is powered off for an extended time."
     
  19. TulsaOK

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    Yeah, me too. :confused:
     
  20. spawnman

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    Well the new 722 hopefully will be here tomorrow. I continue to have the same issues every morning. Yesterday I cam home with the 016 warning, wife says it's been on that all afternoon.

    Noticed yesterday that I now have L6.18 software! Not sure when it went back to 6.18 from 6.21 but weird that even with 6.18 I'm still seeing the same issues.
     

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