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July 18th: DSR530 Code CC Fixes, Features & Bugs

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Check your target version tonight/tommorow.

As was posted here earlier and a C&P from another site that references a VP's response to a subscriber regarding the upcoming code:

The new feature set, if all passes, includes the following:

- Far improved operational stability for channel tuning (far few lock-ups during channel change -- in fact, so far we have seen none from that cause)
- Far improved timer performance for DVR recording, and for PPV recordings (again, so far no failures)
- Far improved performance for playback of DVR recordings (again, so far no failures)
- New sorting criteria for recordings
- A way to jump to identified times of recordings (i.e. 1 hour in)
For the majority of us that were on A8, this is great news as we'll finaly get the long sought after features that BC delivered to a selected few hundred.

For those of us on BC just waiting for the box to die after too many reboots, this should be a life saver.

Do check out all the new features in the beginning of the BC thread.

Enjoy the improved stability that CC brings.
Have faith that while not 100%, it's the closest the box has ever been and that new and exciting stuff is in the pipe.

From my experience in the past several weeks, what was quoted appears true for the most part.

Unfortunatly my source of information that gave me a closer view than most is no longer available.

Good luck and enjoy the efforts of many.

I'll still be around to help out as best I can.
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I haven't noticed anything new since the BC code but I did notice that Diagnostic Screen "R" (Options-6-4-9-7-7-1-Left Arrow button) now shows in Gigs how much space is left on the HD. My 160G HD only has 134.7G of space left on it and that's without any programs recorded. So it takes 25G to just run this box????? WOW thats more than my Windows XP computer.
Got upgraded from BC to CC last night. Two observations (minor) till now:

1. The system status (options-6-4-7) does not show tuner status/trip count, till you move the screen to the Cancel button
2. Set a timer for 7AM-8AM record today. The timer did not fire till 7:17AM. The timer was set when the box was with BC code....will test more.

Do you think it would be a good idea to do a factory reset to flush out any BC remnants ;-)
jump to identified times of recordings

How can we jump to identified times of recordings?:confused:
CC Lockup after 1 hour of use

:( I usually got a day or so out of A8 before a lock up but with CC I was able to lock it up in less then a hour of use. While holding the skip ahead button to do a fast scan I lost the picture and all control (including the normal off). Had to do a soft reset to bring it back.

The function I use the most is the Skip ahead due to dreaded commercials. It still has the same problem of scrambling the picture on certain compressed channels. (even though they seemed to have fixed the sluggish FF on these channels.)

With the time remaining stamp I now know why my commercial skip has been so inconsistent. I have my skip forward set to 60 seconds. On some recordings it skips ahead 60 seconds and on others it skips ahead 80 seconds. This does not seem to be related to the compression type that causes scrambling.

I thought the "Jump to" function would reduce my need to use the skip ahead button as a fast scan function but it has so many layers of menus and button pushes is still faster just to hold down the SKIP ahead button until you get to the time you want.

So other then the time stamp on recorded shows (which you have to get used to since it backwards from normal VCR / DVDs) I am yet to be impressed with CC.

Should we be starting a found BUG thread.
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Not sure what you mean by "identified times" but if you want to go 15 minutes into a recorded show just press 1-5-Skip Forward key.
CC lockup on first attempt to RESUME a recording

The first thing i did after checking if i had CC code was to RESUME a recording and kaboom, got my machine locked. I believe that this recording was already at the very end.

It took me less than 2 minutes to lock it. Can you beat this???

I have done the usual stuff (RESET) to get my machine going again. I did not retry to RESUME again that recording.
GaryE said:
Not sure what you mean by "identified times" but if you want to go 15 minutes into a recorded show just press 1-5-Skip Forward key.
Thanks GaryE, works fine.
Found New feature

Haven't fully tested but it looks like parental locks will now hide locked out channels from the general guide, just like in the days of the 400 series.

So channels you do not subscribe to you can lock out and they won't appear. I was using the work around by setting up a favourite list. But this is simpler.

I think you must provide a password, however. Before you could set parental controls with a blank password.
Using old (pre-CC) recordings to test the stability of the new code isn't such a hot idea. Ever since the original release firmware it's been known than recordings seem to inherit some of the traits of the whatever firmware they were recorded with (sounds stupid, I know, but it does appear to be true...).

As someone mentioned earlier, a factory reset might smooth the transition a little too. My excitement has certainly been replaced by a sense of foreboding right now though. I'm not sure I want to go downstairs and test the machine now.... :(
Yogibear said:
The first thing i did after checking if i had CC code was to RESUME a recording and kaboom, got my machine locked. I believe that this recording was already at the very end.

It took me less than 2 minutes to lock it. Can you beat this???

I have done the usual stuff (RESET) to get my machine going again. I did not retry to RESUME again that recording.
Ok, i just did another RESUME on the same show, and it seems the recording was not at the end.

To resume my actions before my machine lockup:

1- Turn-on the dsr530
2- go to menu to identify the version 00.cc
3- don't remember how i exited the menu, probably with the exit button.
4- use the DVR list button, and chosen to RESUME a recording

and then nothing... had to reset.

By the way, i made a mistake earlier when i wrote that a RESTARTED instead of RESUMED a recording. I have edited the original text.
smp01 said:
Haven't fully tested but it looks like parental locks will now hide locked out channels from the general guide, just like in the days of the 400 series.
The 530 has always done this but it would be nice if it would lock the channels out when you're channel surfing up and down like the 300 and 400 series receivers.
Since I'm at work, can someone confirm whether or not the DVI output is functioning? I checked my box briefly this morning and noticed that the red Timers light on the front was off. Upon powernig on the box, the red Timers light came on, so I checked and all my Timers were there (which is a very good thing) and I did indeed have the CC code.

However, I thought I noticed that I wasn't getting a picture with the DVI output (just Component). Of course I didn't have time to play with it so can someone confirm whether or not the DVI output is working? (Previous code [A8, BC] used to drop out all the time and menus were really slow to respond, but using Component output everything was fine.)
Congratulations to...

Ouser said:
So who won the sweeps we had a while ago? Did anyone get the right date? Were they in the know ;)

Dan

Yay!
3 members got the correct week, they are:
gbarr14, satdude, SatTV1994

13 members were correct that the code would NOT be C4 or C8 but a later version, which CC is.
They are:
bigb, brownriggd, cellarboy, cory, dlegouff, gmd, gretsky, jackmil, JoBel, lumpy, NO-CRTC, satellite, Tim1

Congratulation to all that participated, we are all winners with CC.

A couple of the names were beta testers, but did not have priveleged information.
Heck even I got it wrong and I wasn't just standing on the doorstep, I was inside the house for crying out loud!

The overwhelming majority thought it would be C8 and would come after August 14th.

See the results HERE.
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Vancouver said:
Since I'm at work, can someone confirm whether or not the DVI output is functioning?
Confirmed that DVI is working with my Samsung DLP.
Had a lockup when watching a stored program. I was fast forwarding at 3x speed and it wouldnt stop until the end of the program and then it froze. Couldnt get to respond like with A8 where you could reverse out of it. Had to do a reboot. Otherwise much improvement and I like the time remaining feature.
cellarboy said:
Using old (pre-CC) recordings to test the stability of the new code isn't such a hot idea. Ever since the original release firmware it's been known than recordings seem to inherit some of the traits of the whatever firmware they were recorded with (sounds stupid, I know, but it does appear to be true...). :(
Hey I am test engineer I double checked my results with newly recorded show and the second time got it to lock up once while holding down the FF button for about 10 seconds. I cant reproduce it all the time but there is still a bug there.
Why would you need to hold down the FF? Just pressing the FF 3 times gets you to the end much faster.
sekhon55 said:
Confirmed that DVI is working with my Samsung DLP.
Works on SD with my Daytek 32" LCD, but HD keeps dropping sinc. :(
NO-CRTC said:
Works on SD with my Daytek 32" LCD, but HD keeps dropping sinc. :(
(Still at work, haven't tested mine yet) Do you only get sinc drops in HD with DVI? Or also with Component/other?
victorvdc said:
Hey I am test engineer I double checked my results with newly recorded show and the second time got it to lock up once while holding down the FF button for about 10 seconds. I cant reproduce it all the time but there is still a bug there.
Then you have indeed found a bug! Let *C know!
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