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New Software 11/15/2006
Manufacture 700 - 0xEB

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Release Notes:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=70030

PLEASE DON"T POST... DIDN'T GET IT, or GOT IT tracking posts in this thread, they will be deleted


Note: This is going to be a STAGGERED rollout starting in the Pacific Timezone. It may take a few days for everyone to receive the update.

Note #2: This time; In this thread... Please list your HDMI issues. To help identify them, put HDMI ISSUE as the first line of your post. Then list your Make/Model of your TV.. and then describe your issue. As I see them, I will roll them up to the 3rd post in this thread.

Note #3: Please, when listing a problem.... try to get as specific as possible... Saying "It Froze" and that it is, does no good in helping finding the cause. Saying: "It frozen, when I was recording MPEG-4 NBC Chicago, and I was re-organizing my Series Links"... helps in finding a combination that can recreate an issue. As I see an issue, I will roll it up to the 2nd post in this thread.

Previous Version Thread:
Version 0xEB (11/07/2006): Discussion Thread Note: 0xEB was never released nationally
Version 0xE3 (10/19/2006): Discussion Thread
Version 0xDC (10/11/2006): Discussion Thread
Version 0xD8 (10/04/2006): Discussion Thread
Version 0xD1 (9/26/2006): Discussion Thread
Version 0xCC (9/16/2006): Discussion Thread Issue Thread
Version 0xBE (9/1/2006): Discussion Thread Issue Thread

The Original HR20 Review Thread
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=61862

Tips and Tricks Threads
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Unoffical Tips and Tricks

Unoffical Feature Request Survey
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=68183

Unoffical eSATA Feature Discussion
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=66201
 

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Please please roll this out quickly! :) I need 4x trickplay and the faster 30s slip! The improved CC would certainly be welcome, as well.

And the flubbed "jump to tickmark" and the lack of tick marks at the start and end of a program in 0xE3 is driving my wife crazy.
 

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Please please roll this out quickly! :) I need 4x trickplay and the faster 30s slip! The improved CC would certainly be welcome, as well.

And the flubbed "jump to tickmark" and the lack of tick marks at the start and end of a program in 0xE3 is driving my wife crazy.
I'm holding my breath that this one rolls out without incident because I can't stand not having the trick play work properly.

Let's hope this release makes it to the east coast before the weekend.

Yippee!!
 

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Now this release actually sounds promising. If it actually does everything it states in the release notes, I think it'll be a huge step forward. Too bad OTA wasn't ready yet, but sounds like that will likely be in the next release.

I'm pleased to see them using a staggered rollout methodology now, and taking the initial rollout results seriously enough to halt an issue-laden rollout. I'm glad they start on on the west coast and I'm on the east! :)
 

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I assume that they (DirecTV) will wait to see the response and problems from the west coast before rolling it out to everyone as they appear to have done with 0xEB. At least I assume that is why they held off rolling out 0xEB to everyone. This might mean a wait for those of us on the east coast.
 

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Great...no mention of partial/unplayable/BSOD recordings. They need to get this issue resolved and at least get the box RECORDING and PLAYING reliably before addressing 4x FF or faster 30sec slip, IMHO. :nono2:
 

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I woke up early this morning and found both machines upgraded to 0xEF becausee of 4xFF. I eagerly checked the OTA but I wasn't too disappointed to find it wasn't enabled, yet. I watched MPEG2 SD and HD on both machines for a while. So far so good. I have not run into any problems I had with 0xEB in the last 2.5 hours. Trick play is way better than 0xEB. Video is much smoother in FF. 30 sec slip is completed within 2 seconds. I love the 4xFF, although I overshoot a lot more. I can't really use it to FF through commercials because it takes too many replays to correct a 4xFF overshoot, but pacing through a halftime show was nice.
 

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I assume that they (DirecTV) will wait to see the response and problems from the west coast before rolling it out to everyone as they appear to have done with 0xEB. At least I assume that is why they held off rolling out 0xEB to everyone. This might mean a wait for those of us on the east coast.
In my opinion, you are better off without 0xEB. I had more problems with it than most other versions. My wife never use the POS comment on HR20 until last weekend when our video froze during playback.
 

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Can anyone with an eSATA drive hooked up verify that it is still reporting the correct amount of disk space remaining after 0xEF? The parts for my 1TB RAID are due to be delivered today from newegg and I can't wait to try it out. Of course I'm also on the east coast, so I'll have to wait for the release to get to me regardless... Thanks!
 

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Just how much faster is 30 sec slip now? Is it a noticeable difference?
Nearly day and night, IMHO

With 6-8 30s "qued", slips the average commercial break in about 10-12s...
 

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Got 0xEF this morning, after having 0xEB for a week. Repeating manual recordings are still screwed up and not working after box resets. If I look in the History list, all instances are marked as Cancelled. And if I click on that, I get a screen listing all sorts of TV shows along with their times.
 

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Nearly day and night, IMHO

With 6-8 30s "qued", slips the average commercial break in about 10-12s...
If I remember correctly, previously 8 consecutive 30 sec slips took at least twice as long with 0xE3. Very much looking forward to this improvement.
 

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Got 0xEF this morning, after having 0xEB for a week. Repeating manual recordings are still screwed up and not working after box resets. If I look in the History list, all instances are marked as Cancelled. And if I click on that, I get a screen listing all sorts of TV shows along with their times.
With your history listing them all as canceled... that is normal, for a reboot of the box. When ever the unit reboots, "ALL" entries in the todo list are "Canceled", and are reflected as such in the History.

Repeating manual records, should populate as the guide data repopulates and the background scheduler runs to re-populate the todo list.
 

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Color me impressed. 4xFF and 4xRW are Awesome. It will be much easier to move quickly through a recording now. 30-second slip may become my friend. I'm so impressed with the new 30-second slip that I may consider dropping the 30-second skip from the Wish List as having a suitable workaround. It's really that good now.

Unfortunately, I will not have time this morning to check out the new software, but from what I've seen so far I'd give it two thumbs up. Trick play is now great.
 

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Gbsnplr said:
I am sorry new here but what is trick play and how do I do the 30 slip?
Trick Play refers to anything that results in playback outside of normal playback. So FF, RW, Skip To Ticks, Pause, Slow, 30s SLIP... ect

30 SLIP is a fixed length (roughly) FF mode, that will go ~30s of material.
With the latest updates, it "slips" past 30s of material in about 2s

The forward advance button, top right of the play button on your control... .Clockwise arrow
 
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