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Master Geek


#111633 9-Nov-2012 17:02
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There's a new firmware update on the DishTV website. Who's game?

www.dishtv.co.nz/vmchk/Satellite-Receivers-satBox/11-satBox-Ultra-S7090PVR-Freeview-Satellite-DTR/flypage_web2_lite.tpl.htm

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Geek


#715034 10-Nov-2012 08:40
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Thanks for the update.  Would someone try it out before me and report back?(smile)

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  #717475 15-Nov-2012 08:56
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I downloaded and installed the new update. I dont know what changes it brings though, but there has been recording issues in the past with my DishTV. 

Is there the ability to record onto USB now? 




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  #718671 17-Nov-2012 11:22
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How are updates identified?   Our s7090 appears to be running "A3V_11_014E".   I downloaded an update a few minutes ago, but there is no identification - so I don't know whether or not I need to install it on the S7090! 
   
My records indicate the unit was running "A3 V ST18_11_014C" when bought in July 2012.  Presumably the firmware has been updated OTA at sometime? 

Since installing this unit we've had no-end of problems which DishTv has blamed on poor signals; we have S85/Q86 with minor fluctuations (less than 5%).

Most problems seem to be temporarily fixed by rebooting - how often should that be necessary?

Any helpful comments appreciated.

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  #720201 20-Nov-2012 16:27
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shavian: How are updates identified?   Our s7090 appears to be running "A3V_11_014E".   I downloaded an update a few minutes ago, but there is no identification - so I don't know whether or not I need to install it on the S7090! 
   
My records indicate the unit was running "A3 V ST18_11_014C" when bought in July 2012.  Presumably the firmware has been updated OTA at sometime? 

Since installing this unit we've had no-end of problems which DishTv has blamed on poor signals; we have S85/Q86 with minor fluctuations (less than 5%).

Most problems seem to be temporarily fixed by rebooting - how often should that be necessary?

Any helpful comments appreciated.



Updates seem to be identified by the last 3 digits:  1.4c was the old one, 1.4e is the new one..
Yours must have updated automatically over-the-air at 4am.  Mine did a couple of nights ago.
Somewhere in your Setup or Configuration screens you will find a "Yes" beside OTA update..

I've been using my S7090 for about 9 months without too many problems.    It has locked up 2 or 3 times, requiring a power down/power up to fix, & I have lost occasional items off the recording timer schedule, but, thankfully, no data loss..

Information I've been told about the latest update:
"It doesn't include any major changes, just some hard drive recovery improvements in case of Corruption it also improves the recording via TV3 and TV3+1"

I also am waiting for the long-promised "copy to USB" & have been told:
"We have no era on when this will be available but we are hoping it is going to be shortly"




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Master Geek


#723812 27-Nov-2012 19:34
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New Firmware (f) now available

Things were generally all good with (c), large pause and then (e) and the random bugs return--funny clock times on recordings/random recordings .........now (f)

*sigh*

Dish TV 1 step forward and 2 steps back .....

tbh, as a box it does what I want 80% of the time but you are always waiting for a glitch, bug or freeze.....if I could meet myself just over a year ago I'd be advising against a purchase  



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  #724269 28-Nov-2012 16:15
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shavian: How are updates identified?   Our s7090 appears to be running "A3V_11_014E".   I downloaded an update a few minutes ago, but there is no identification - so I don't know whether or not I need to install it on the S7090! 
   
My records indicate the unit was running "A3 V ST18_11_014C" when bought in July 2012.  Presumably the firmware has been updated OTA at sometime? 

Since installing this unit we've had no-end of problems which DishTv has blamed on poor signals; we have S85/Q86 with minor fluctuations (less than 5%).

Most problems seem to be temporarily fixed by rebooting - how often should that be necessary?

Any helpful comments appreciated.


Even with the signal and quality levels up fairly high, you could still be having problems with the LNB.




 

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Master Geek


  #724981 30-Nov-2012 06:55
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Do you guys keep getting the prompt to upgrade the FW? Is there a way to disable it from popping it up ? I'm pretty sure I have the same model as you guys.

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