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Got it in 37128 last night at 10:04 p.m. CST. Thanks Santa Earl.
Once they authorized a forced download, how could it possibly defeat the purpose of the map? The purpose is for each update...this one changed when they changed the rules (allowed a national force window).delongboy said:Including the Santa ones kinda defeats the purpose of the map doesn't it?
That's fine, but now the map is just "interesting" and not "informative." It's informative when you can watch the dots go across the country, as DirecTV releases the update to more and more places. Now it's rather pointless.hasan said:The map should reflect reality, not modality. It does, and I for one am happy with what it shows.
I think you missed my point...there will be another map, with another release. This map's usefulness is limited to the next couple weeks. We still saw and will see dots go across the country...only it reflects user patterns and not D* release patterns. When they go national with it (assuming it is the same firmware), it will be an amalgam of user patterns and the D* release. Still more than pointless to me, but hey, one person's "information" is another person's noise. To deny that there is "information" contained in mapping user download patterns is outright silly. It may not be the information that was initially being presented, but it certainly is information related to firmware downloads. Whether it is useful or pointless is a matter of opinion.Jeremy W said:That's fine, but now the map is just "interesting" and not "informative." It's informative when you can watch the dots go across the country, as DirecTV releases the update to more and more places. Now it's rather pointless.
There are a number of other threads going into detail, but here's a summary:ruthiesea said:I see that the ota update will be 0x108. When I check my system it shows software version 0xfa. Will the next update show as the 0x108 (or 0x104) format or in another format?