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ViP922 - S108 Software Experiences/Bugs Discuss

Discussion in 'ViP922 DVR Support Forum' started by P Smith, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. jikhead

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  2. Rotryrkt

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    Thanks, I thought that was the case. The transceiver hardware has obviously been corrupted. That is most likely going to require a replacement. I am going to hold out for the EHD archiving hopefully with the next update.
     
  3. ZBoomer

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    Wow, looks like we've had s108 for 2.5 months now, has to be a record.

    Every day I check with bated-breath, and alas, it still says s108.

    I am fairly happy with my 922, but man not being able to transfer TO EHD is really, really pissing me off at this point.

    Any idea when S109 might spool? I'm frankly amazed we've been on the same release for so long with a new product.
     
  4. 356B

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    Northern...
    I'm glad you are fairly happy, :( the Sling end of the 922 is iffy at best, logging on or in is problematic in the BestHD mode. :goodandba I have to perform ridiculous maneuvers to get it to work.......it does open normally about 40% of the time. :icon_lameRebooting is routine soft and hard, I suspect the Sling I tend to play with has caused some of that.!pepsi!
    Over at Dish Support the "support staffer says the fix for everything/software update is on the way....... :icon_stup

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  5. crimer

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    I have been a loyal Dish Network customer for about 7 years now and have purchased numerous DVRs as they were updated. I was excited to hear about and have had my DVR Sling Loaded 922 for a few months now. I purchased it because of it's graphics, it's large recording capacity, and it's web interface (Google TV). I was willing to pay the high price of $200 because I thought it did all of this and because of it's cnet awards.

    I still have the following problems with my DVR:

    1) Misses recordings from time to time.

    2) Still can't transfer to external device.

    3) Still no support for Google TV. Is Dish hoping we will forget it was advertised as being part of the 922?

    4) Program Guide to big for screen. I would think when you are charging customers $200 for a DVR it's screens would be the right size.

    5) Why can't it connect with other DVRs on my network. I have a 622 also.

    I hope DISH will get on top of these problems with this DVR.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You are not alone with 32.0 UHF 2G remote - after upgrading from factory S053 straight to S1.08 the &^%& remote stop working. :(
    Is there any "unlink" reliable procedure exclude that non-working: 'remove batteries, press any button for 3 sec...' ?
    How you setup IR for it ? What model of IR remote ?

    BTW, the 922 has Transceiver Firmware 0049 .
     
  7. Rotryrkt

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    A 5.3IR works just fine with limited functionality. You must enable IR in the remote menu of the 922. 32.0 remote unlink procedure is in the troubleshooting section page 9 of the "help guide" that came in the box with the receiver. I can post it if needed but it is a series of keystrokes on the remote itself. I am sure yours will work again after you get it unlinked just relink it and you should be good to go. Mine did the same thing on the initial download.

    My replacement receiver is on the way. I gave up on S109 after multiple promises that it was just around the corner and that the EHD archiving was in the next release.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Please post it - there is no the 'help guide' nor a manual. :(
     
  9. 356B

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    Northern...
    This "dishTV/Sling" remote access page is out.....I can still log in through "Watch Sling.com" I had to reset my receiver this AM all red broadband connections, that was a first, got green back..... When will this end? We're almost back to where we were in August during the infamous sever meltdown.......:nono2: :mad: :confused:

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    update...reset everything and got back in......sorry....
     
  10. Rotryrkt

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    I scanned the whole remote troubleshooting section of the manual.

    View attachment 16695
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Thank you, Rotryrkt - that's the procedure. Now the remote working fine.
    I'm wondering is it a part of 922's manual or it is separate booklet ? If it's the last one - how many pages in it ? I didn't find such thing at dish portal.

    BTW, I've seen a 922 with failed drive - that time SysInfo did shows the version as 0000, I'm pretty sure it's a part of Sling inside and it loading from a HDD, it's not what you think - not a remote's transceiver.
     
  12. Rotryrkt

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    You're quite welcome, glad it worked for you. It was from the booklet "Vip 922 Slingloaded DVR Satellite Receiver help guide", 34 pages, that came packed with the 922 when I bought it new.

    I beg to differ about the transceiver firmware. It is indeed the UHF transceiver used to communicate with the remotes. This came direct from the 922 engineering department, as my old 922 is being returned direct to them for analysis. I just got finished installing the replacement receiver and both original remotes are working once again showing version 0049 in sysinfo. My HDD was working fine.
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    At least I saw and know, the particular FW code is booting from a drive, if the drive is dead , it will be 0000. Perhaps not whole disk should be bad, but the file could be corrupted on the disk.
     
  14. ZBoomer

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    Had to respond to this... Actually, the program guide is NOT too big, the problem is your TV has too much overscan, so cuts off the edges. Put up a test pattern for overscan, and you'll see.

    I for one am glad they chose to use all the screen real-estate possible, and not waste it due to TV's that overscan too much.
     
  15. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    But this still makes it a problem for the Dish receiver to address, and not his TV.

    Many modern HDTVs still have some small amount of overscan... so most broadcasts do not put important stuff on the extreme edges of the display.

    IF all HDTVs had zero overscan from day 1 along with the transition to HD broadcasts, then I'd say no need to address... but for years many top of the line HDTVs still had some amount of overscan... so it's unfair to expect consumers who only recently adopted HDTV to have to buy yet another replacement HDTV just because of something that can be very simply addressed.
     

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