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Blowgun said:
It would appear that P4.07 is a forced upgrade.
Does that mean the "ask before downloading" setting would be ignored? :eek2:

I only recently discovered this setting, but too late to stop P4.07. I dislike the latest software so much that I was considering buying another 508 on eBay (one with an earlier version) and relegating my P4.07 IRD to the guest room.
 

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ginahoy said:
Does that mean the "ask before downloading" setting would be ignored? :eek2:
Not ignored, instead, changed.

Before any so-called upgrades can happen, DISH sends a hit that changes the System Upgrade mode to "Without My Permission" leaving your box vulnerable to updates. If your box is in standby mode, then the update happens. If your box is on, but not recording, a second hit turns the box off and then the update happens. The trick is to catch the first hit and change the System Upgrade permission back to "Ask". These permission changing hits will happen in clusters, but will eventually stop.

I only recently discovered this setting, but too late to stop P4.07. I dislike the latest software so much that I was considering buying another 508 on eBay (one with an earlier version) and relegating my P4.07 IRD to the guest room.
Someone will have to correct me, but I don't believe you can prevent a newly activated receiver from not updating. There's no way to get to the System Upgrades menu in time.
 

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Won't work. No matter what settings you're using regarding accepting software upgrades, Dish will push down P4.07 and overwrite your old OS. I think they're doing this in order to comply with legal requirements (Tivo lawsuit) that make earlier OS (e.g. P3.69, before they scrambled the audio) illegal.
 

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AKDishuser said:
Won't work. No matter what settings you're using regarding accepting software upgrades, Dish will push down P4.07 and overwrite your old OS.
That is unless you happen to notice what I wrote above happening, and stop it.
 
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