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Topic # 86518 8-Jul-2011 00:46 Send private message

Hey all,

Anyone experiencing any lockups with a DishTV S7090PVR? I've had a couple over the last 4 or 5 days. Had to reset power (hold down the power button till unit switches off, then switch back on again) to recover.

I'm running the latest firmware (v1.1e).

Lost my schedule list last time I had to do this, but not my recorded programs. When it's in a "locked up" state, pressing a button on the remote control seems to register on the unit (I see a light flash on the unit when I press a button) but nothing happens. No sound, no picture. Am connected via HDMI for video and optical cable to a receiver for audio.

Not spotted any pattern yet but looking to see if anyone else is having similar problems.


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 490879 8-Jul-2011 01:49 Send private message

It sounds like either a design or a manufacturing defect. Both are possible. Either is cause for returning it if you have that option and the issue is sufficiently annoying.


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 497699 25-Jul-2011 17:40 Send private message

hey Chuckman,

this still happening for you?

i gave one to my mum a couple of weeks ago and she's also had two lockups and one recording more than it should have.

just wondering if i should return this unit or just wait for the next firmware update.




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  Reply # 497742 25-Jul-2011 20:42 Send private message

Yep had a couple more lockups, hard reset loses any booked recordings which is a bit of a pain. Haven't had any over the last few days.

Have also had it restart itself a couple of times - this seems to be a bug - on both occasions I had just got to the end of a recorded programme (watching about 30 mins behind "live" TV) while it was recording the currently live programme at the same time. Pretty sure I'll be able to reproduce this problem.

Also noticed that booking something on TV3 also books the same programme on TV3+1

So waiting for a new firmware. 

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 502706 6-Aug-2011 11:32 Send private message

hi all i have this unit and also have these lock ups and it also has not recorded booked programs , i have already returned 1 unit...i would not recommend this unit,also if you turn on the auto time shift mode it becomes real slow at changing channels etc.. the next firmware update better be a goodie or i'm returning the unit for money back and will be buying after market Chinese


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 502714 6-Aug-2011 12:09 Send private message

dishtv say know about the problems and there will be a firmware update soon. if this doesn't fix it i'll also be returning it for another brand.

they also have a better remote coming.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 507546 16-Aug-2011 20:37 Send private message

A new firmware is up.

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  Reply # 507606 16-Aug-2011 22:07 Send private message

Thanks for letting us know. Have just updated so will see how it goes. 

Seem to be some new options to play movies / music / photos etc off a USB stick / drive which I don't remember seeing before. 

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Master Geek

  Reply # 511429 24-Aug-2011 18:56 Send private message

How have things been with the new firmware?

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 511587 25-Aug-2011 08:20 Send private message

fatjulio: How have things been with the new firmware?

+1 - Keen to hear about this.

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  Reply # 511637 25-Aug-2011 09:28 Send private message

Not fixed my main issue - our Tues night reboot Frown

On Tues night we record Grey's Anatomy + Private Practice. These are series linked, on the same channel and one programme follows immediately after the other. Shortly after the 2nd recording starts (and the 1st one is still running due to the overlap with starting / stopping recording a few mins before / after the scheduled start / stop times), the PVR either freezes or restarts. We're usually watching a previously recorded programme at the same time - i.e. one view, 2 record on same channel, with overlapping start / stop.

Happens every Tues since we bought the unit. To be fair I haven't done any testing with other back-to-back programmes or actually reported this - was assuming this would be a pretty common problem so would have been picked up.     

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  Reply # 514523 31-Aug-2011 15:18 Send private message

Has anyone been in contact with Dish about this?? as I am thinking of getting one.

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Reply # 515256 1-Sep-2011 18:43 Send private message

IansOne: Has anyone been in contact with Dish about this?? as I am thinking of getting one.

If all is going well,new software will be available via ota (Over the  Air upgrade) or via usb stick upgrade next week


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 515388 1-Sep-2011 21:54 Send private message

after the v1.23 update my mothers pvr has been going ok, she hasn't reported any lockups.

hopefully the next release will include some change notes. 

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  Reply # 516009 3-Sep-2011 01:01 Send private message

The latest upgrade is buggy, now the channel change is slow often displaying "please wait" or "insufficient signal to record" also randomly enters record I want to revert to previous firmware!!!
Also no sign of improved advert skip function or exporting files to computer despite repeated promises. 

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  Reply # 522397 17-Sep-2011 16:31 Send private message

New firmware is available
Issue no. 5 is my main problem - so here's hoping it's fixed

Off to update my PVR now :-) 

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