DVR 530 HD and 505 - F0 Update Discussion - Page 11 - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #151 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-11, 04:13 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 436
My 530 Died Yesterday, RIP

Haven't seem many people reporting that their 530's have packed it in however sadly mine did yesterday. This was my first 530 which I purchased back on June of 05 about a month after they came out. It's been a long and interesting ride. The early software versions were bugy as hell but after a couple of updates it became quite stable. It even surived the BC killer code. The last thing that was recorded and we watched on it was the Olympic opening ceremonies. The next day, Saturday I found it continously rebooting. No amount of resets or pulling the plug helped. Yesterday I had some time and I went through some tests with a SC CSR, but it wasn't even stable enough to get through the options screen to do a factory reset. He quickly offered to send me a replacement. He was surprised to see that this was the only one I had ever had. It's too bad, I'll miss some of the saved movies I had, my oldest one was Night at the Rockberry, recorded June 2005. I know it's a stupid movie, but my son would never let me erase it. Hopefully my replacement will get here soon.
jcol is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #152 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-12, 03:18 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 235
New code soon??

Has anyone heard anything about when the next code update is happening?

I got the annual, "we're raising prices and this is why" notice on my statement and it promises an expanded 7 day searchable guide... this year.

Last I heard ARR had expected it to happen in the first quarter of this year, which didn't happen. Of course the CSR's have no idea, only offering the feeble "I'm sure it will be soon"

I'm so tired of being stuck with three days and searching manually for programs... is SC ever going to actually offer the expanded guide and search function? I'm pretty sure my price raise notice for last year promised these same things too....

ATV3 / Unblock-US / Netflix / HuluPlus / Samsung LNT3242H
ElenaH is offline  
post #153 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-12, 07:31 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Peterborough Ontario
Posts: 301
I had a response back in the winter from ask Jim that it would be at the end of Q2 I guess that there have been some delays I lost the 7day guide and the search when I came to *C. Im still glad I switched for many reasons but it would be nice to have a better guide.
dmoes is offline  
 
post #154 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-12, 08:35 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,995
The info I have indicates that they opted to delay it again to add more features (mainly to the iTV component, such as tech support, bill payment options and POSSIBLY the ability to make program changes at the at the receiver level).
TJ77 is offline  
post #155 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-12, 11:55 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ottawa, heart of corruption
Posts: 454
Wouldn't it be nice...?

Yes, wouldn't it be nice to finally get the long-promised guide update. Tonight I checked out "Avanti" with Jack Lemmon on 586, and the info was so brief as to be unfathomable: Exec meets daughter of woman who died with father. Wha... ?

It's not that hard, people: I get far more info from various TV websites, for free, than I will ever get from this "interactive guide" piece of you-know-what. Exactly how long have they been promising these improvements?

... Mike
MikeDRiley is offline  
post #156 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 10:37 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 235
Why gang it up with complex iTV stuff?

We've been waiting forever for the rather basic PVR functions of a searchable 7 day guide--Why not offer it up as a peace offering now and hit us with iTV stuff a bit later.

I personally could care less about iTV. I like TV for TV, I'll do the rest on my laptop.

Don't get me wrong, I love *C -- I switched from evil cable and haven't looked back, but I'm tired of being mocked by friends with cable PVRs for my lame "StarChoice says those functions are coming soon..." which I've been offering up for like two years now.

Lets not even talk about true dual record.... when's that coming?

ATV3 / Unblock-US / Netflix / HuluPlus / Samsung LNT3242H
ElenaH is offline  
post #157 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 12:09 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,995
While it may seem that I'm quick to defend Star Choice, I do totally agree that this is getting sad.
However, if all goes as planned, employees should receive the download around October and customers 4 to 6 weeks later.
TJ77 is offline  
post #158 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 04:08 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 436
Replacement 530 and software update

Well I posted a couple of days ago that my 530 had died. I received my replacement yesterday and while I was authorizing it I asked the CSR about when the next update was coming out. At first she said that the unit was being updated all the time and that I should always turn it off at night in case an update comes down! I told her that I would turn off the unit at night, but that there hadn't been an update in over a year. She then said that the next "major" update would introduce some interactive features that used "those little coloured buttons". I told her I hoped that basic functions would be addressed such as not being able to pause live TV when the call display is on the screen, and the fact that the first pause of live TV actually jumps it back 21 seconds. She didn't know about either of these to bugs, but suggested I submit them to "Ask Jim". I didn't want to give her too bad a time, since my replacement receiver arrived in 2 days, and she was very good about getting it authorized. I just think it's interesting how little the CSR's know about the bugs with the 530 and the software history.
jcol is offline  
post #159 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 04:14 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ottawa, ON; Shaw Direct HDPVR630; Samsung HLT5687; Harmon/Kardon AVR247; Harmon/Kardon HKTS11
Posts: 467
Quote:
I just think it's interesting how little the CSR's know about the bugs with the 530 and the software history.
This shouldn't be too surprising. The members here generally know more than the CSRs.
rgto is online now  
post #160 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-13, 05:16 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 453
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgto View Post
This shouldn't be too surprising. The members here generally know more than the CSRs.
Yes, and from my experience, this isn't limited to only the Star Choice CSR's either.
FLACer is offline  
post #161 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-14, 10:45 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 235
Hmm, so new code update for November-December? Well I can live with that.

It would be inconvenient for it to happen during November sweeps unless it happens seamlessly (what are the odds?) but December is a big black hole of programming, so that sounds like an ideal time for new code to hit.

Thanks for the info -- I also find that I always know more from this forum than the CSRs do! Maybe more of them should read this forum -- perhaps make it part of the job requirement?

ATV3 / Unblock-US / Netflix / HuluPlus / Samsung LNT3242H
ElenaH is offline  
post #162 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-08-14, 07:24 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 35
Mine died too

Haven't been here for a while because things had been going so well. Until this weekend, that is. Like jcol I watched the opening ceremonies, then started having continuous reboots. Could the Chinese be to blame, perhaps some virus from the games? Anyway, managed a factory reset Friday night, managed to keep it going through the weekend so long as it wasn't on more than about 2 hours, then it died completely. Bought it in November 2005, so I got almost 3 years. Replacement arrived in 2 days and so far it is working, though there is still nothing on TV worth watching. Guess a new receiver won't change that. Athletics start tonight and track cycling tomorrow, so things are looking up. Are gymnastics and diving done, please?
Tenspeed is offline  
post #163 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-11-07, 06:47 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alberta
Posts: 22
What's the latest pushed Firmware ??

I received F0 yesterday on my replacement 530 (brand new unit, was E4) and since then it keeps stopping during playback of recorded shows (goes back to live TV). Plus some picture glitching during playback.
TheRipper is offline  
post #164 of 164 (permalink) Old 2008-11-08, 06:44 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 531
Did you reboot it. When I got the e4 to f0 it was terrible but a couple of reboots set things straight.
dennism3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome