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ViP622/ViP722 - L6.29 Software Experiences/Bugs Discuss

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by P Smith, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. kstuart

    kstuart Icon

    Apr 25, 2002
    I did not say that.

    I was simply saying that we should not accept a report that was highly undocumented, contrary to a regular member's report, and from someone with one post.

    PS Sometimes people with one post have registered only to make that one post, and then register again to make another post, etc. - which they do because of grudges, or other similar reasons.
  2. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Legend

    May 8, 2006
    I don't have any info, just speculation, but I wonder if that's not just support for something that'll be on another model, and grayed out on models that don't have it. It's not like they can download wifi hardware into a 622. (It could be support for external wifi dongles, but that seems very unlikely as those aren't nearly standardized enough -- though it could be support for a particular one they'll resell.)
  3. 4bama

    4bama Godfather

    Aug 6, 2006
    Same here..."Wireless" connotes several possibilities.. but sooner or later these receivers can be used with the new Dish sling adapters, which, of course, will be available "soon"...:lol:

    The last Chat mentioned software updates for making older receivers compatible with the new sling adapters...I believe that this will support "HDTV anywhere" if you connect the "slinger" to a 622 or 722 and the "sling receiver" to another TV that is not connected to a Dish receiver...

    Just speculation....and still waiting for the update that will provide the "audio leveling" capability that was supposed to be available "soon"...:hurah:
  4. speedboat

    speedboat AllStar

    Sep 22, 2009
    They don't have to be standard. Dish could just specify which adapter (s) works. Loading drivers for a specifc adapter would be easy, I would think.
  5. speedboat

    speedboat AllStar

    Sep 22, 2009
    Probably the same adapter that some sling box uses...and Dish will double the price on.
  6. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    Both my 722s got the new L6.29 software and it HAS NOT fixed the black screen problem. In fact the one that didn't have the problem now has it and the one that had it still has it. Hard rebooted both and no change!
  7. bnborg

    bnborg Icon

    Jun 3, 2005
    After more than a week with L629, I still don't notice any ill effects. :cool:
  8. old_geek

    old_geek New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    I share your pain. I used my EHD with my 722 yesterday with no problem. Today I noticed that My Media did not show up in My Recordings list, so I tried Menu 4 and was informed that my EHD was not compatible and needed to be formatted. So, I did a soft boot, then a hard boot, tried power cycling my EHD, tried unplugging and replugging USB cable. End result: Plugging in USB cable now brings message that complains about an unsupported device being connected and Menu 4 just says "No Device Attached". It looks like I no longer even have the option to format the drive. Over 700 GB of movies gone...all gone!!!:crying_sa So, I checked my F/W version and saw L629 and then logged on here to look for company in my misery...
  9. FarmerBob

    FarmerBob Godfather

    Nov 27, 2002
    I was looking forward to L629, hoping that it would have some new fixes to very old problems, but alas no.

    Then the other night I was watching my 722 and the rental screen for Percy Jackson popped up. Off the top I was amused. Then when I tried to get rid of it, it wouldn't go away. I would press the up or down arrow and the screen would pop back up. I was about to do a soft reset and it did it on its own, but took forever to come back up and on its way got caught in a "acquiring signal"/getting guide info loop. So after about 45 minutes of all kinds of craziness I did a soft reset, ready to do a hard reset if that didn't work, which it did. Then after that none of the timers that should have gone off did. And a couple that were missed I tried to reschedule and it wouldn't let me. Also a while later I was going about my business and was using the box as I have since day one and it was acting as if it were a single tuner box. If one tuner was recording it would give me the stop recording message if I tried to change channels. It also did it with the OTA tuner and would alternate between OTA and Sat tuner recording cancellation messages. I tried swapping the picture and it still did it. I waited until the recording was over and pulled the plug. This time it came back up really fast and since I haven't had that problem. A lot of audio and video skipping, burping and whatnot, but no major craziness.

    I can't wait for L630 or whatever. Never a dull moment. Many missed recordings or ones with "missing data" in them though.
  10. Tony S

    Tony S AllStar

    Mar 28, 2002
    old_geek, sometimes, all that is wrong is that your household key has been reset. If you call dish and ask them to send a re-hit for your EHD it might fix your problem. I have read many posts where this has occurred and once the household key has been reset, you can access your recordings (the recordings on the EHD are still there). It is worth a try to contact dish and try this.
  11. plasmacat

    plasmacat Legend

    Mar 14, 2007
    Does L629 compress recordings even more? My HD recordings seem to be taking up less room than ever on my 622. For example, three 1 hour Syfy shows took a total of 56min of my time remaining. That's only 18.6min per show.
    Other shows I watched and then deleted:
    Covert Affairs (1:07HD) added 22min back to my time remaining after deletion.
    Burn Notice (1:07HD) also added 22min back.
  12. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Compression is done on the upload end, not in the receiver.
  13. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    If you leave the play list and come back, you'll likely find that there's a lot more space restored.
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    You could easily measure size of any recording if you'll try to send it to EHD,
  15. Charise

    Charise AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 25, 2004
    It may be a coincidence, but from around the time L629 was released (I don't check specifically for new updates, so I don't know when I received it), recordings on my 722 have been freezing, slowly going through the picture, no sound, picture jerking forward, or just staying frozen. Sometimes it will straighten out enough to view a program, but often I just have to delete the program.

    What makes me wonder if it's a hard drive problem is that when this first started on new recordings, I had programs already recorded that all played normally. Watching live there are no problems--no freezing or stutters. However, if I skip back to catch something, it freezes for at least 10 seconds, then may catch up or stay frozen. The only sure way to see anything is live.

    Anyone else seeing problems similar to mine? Did they start around the time of receiving L629? Is it almost positively the hard drive failing?

    Thanks for any discussion!!
  16. jpeckinp

    jpeckinp Legend

    Nov 5, 2006
    Not sure if it's related to 6.29 but yesterday morning and tonight I've had black screen with audio. I can pull up the guide and everything but no picture.

    I noticed the other posts say this happened during a recording but I wasn't recording anything either time.

    To add I have to do a soft reset to get picture back, it won't come back on it's own.
  17. rigormortis

    rigormortis New Member

    May 12, 2008
    for the last week or so maybe more i have been having problems with black screen with sound but only on HIDEF channels, random HD channels but not all of them. does not seem to be affected by recording or not. pressing guide or recall does not bring the channel back. one of the hd channels that always seems to go black is TRUTV HD.

    have to hard reset the receiver to get the HD channels back

    using dual tuner mode for 2 tvs so i dont know if i can fix it with the pip and swap buttons

    in the last week i have had to hard reset the vip622 about every other day
  18. 4bama

    4bama Godfather

    Aug 6, 2006
    I don't think this problem is related to the problem described previously about turning the unit on while a recording is in progress...with this problem there was no video or sound...and this is the problem that could be fixed using the PIP controls.

    I run in single mode and have seen the new "Black screen with sound" problem only once since L6.29 was downloaded...all I did was a power-cycle reboot and this has not happened again.

    I guess time will tell if this is a new problem introduced with L6.29, but IMHO it is not related to the pre-L6.29 problem...that problem was fixed with L6.29, at least I've not seen it since this f/w was installed on my 622, and it was a daily occurrence with the pre-L6.29 f/w.
  19. Tulsa1

    Tulsa1 Godfather

    Oct 15, 2003
  20. Charise

    Charise AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 25, 2004
    I don't think the problem is related to the start-up problem either, but last night I realized that my 722 freezes/pauses recordings mainly when the recordings are in HD. It had little problem with two SD shows. Wouldn't that mean that it's not or not solely the hard drive failing? I'm not able to run a diagnostic on the hard drive nor am I getting error messages. Anything else that could be causing this?

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