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I just received word from a contact that there WILL be a 721 software update this week (Around Wednesday)

This update will be L1.04.

This update is NOT the expected bug fix, new features new games update (which should be L1.05)

Echostar is making some changes to its Program guide and a software change must be made to to the 721 to receive the new guide format.

I am told that the bug fix, new features upgrade should hopefully be avilable shortly after L1.04 is released.

Remember you read it here at DBSTalk.COM First, we are happy to be your source for 721 news and information!
 

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What do I need to do to get this or any update on my 508 and 721. I've only had Dish for a week. Do I turn off from the remote? Turn off from the button on the front?Both seem to turnoff the green power lite. Is that really OFF or just in a sleep mode?

Thanks for all of the help.
 

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Hi Swinslow and welcome to DBSTalk :hi:

To receive s/w updates turn the receiver off from the front panel (recommend). Sometimes when updates are done spooling for one reason or another your box won't get it. To force an upgrade just pull the card or unplug and replug in the unit from the wall. The only time a receiver is truly off is when it's unplugged. Other then that the box with always be receiving the bitstream.
 

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To receive s/w updates turn the receiver off from the front panel (recommend). Sometimes when updates are done spooling for one reason or another your box won't get it. To force an upgrade just pull the card or unplug and replug in the unit from the wall. The only time a receiver is truly off is when it's unplugged. Other then that the box with always be receiving the bitstream./QUOTE]

So the box MUST be turned OFF to get the software and guide updates?
How can I record programs over nite if the unit is turned off?

Thanks...steve
 

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No data should be downloaded to the PVR that will interupt the recording. Sometimes there are cases of the guide being downloaded during a recording and that will screw it up. When you record over night leave your box off, when the show is being recorded it will automatically turn on and then turn off again when it's done.
 

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The 721 does not need to be off to get the software update. It will download it when the second tuner is not in use.

To apply the upgrade you must cycle the power.

The 721 is the only receiver which can download new software while in use.
 

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It was a full rollout. You should have it now. (1.03) Check your software download and see if you got the download (you might just need to power cycle the 721 for the version to get updated.

If you do this and are not call Dish Support and ask for an advanced tech.
 
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