Originally posted by Gary Whitaker
Most of the units returned to distribution have been re-flashed with 12.03 and re-configured for Oval-3. A minimal number of units have been returned to Samsung unless DOA. I would suggest even if you are receiving HD programming, to manually select Round Dish proceed with the reboot then select Auto Dish Detect. If the issues do not go away, try Round again, but upon reboot, select Oval-3 on the 2nd pass. If you do this tonight, I suggest turning off the receiver from the remote before you go to bed, to get any patches or upgrades by morning.
There are few instances where the Oval-3 is not properly aligned or the sub has an older Oval-2 with the Sat-C upgrade kit not properly installed and/or behind a non-cascadable multi-switch, and/or they self installed a standard LNB in the 110 slot in an older Oval-2 and/or has not correctly installed the Sat-C combiner and/or the 360 has not been installed with allowances for proper ventilation, and/or lastly the receiver was shipped in standard upgrade mode.
OK, Gary, please bear with me, as this will be my Part A, after reading all your followup stuff late today, and I will post my Part B tomorrow morning.
I do not have any 'hidden' patches as per a previous post of yours. I have done all the above... exactly. No changes... still a washed out winter theme in the guide that I cannot change. Still audio/video breakups and pixallation on DTV channels.
I have a perfectly aligned, 6 month old, 18" triple LNB that had 90%+ on all DTV birds with my old 160. It, and the 360 now, are on a top shelf by themselves. I powered it off via the remote and will report that part in the morning.
So now that you know that I am one of many people here that actually know how to follow your valued suggestions, please fill us in, as this has always been a forum of open sharing.
Specifically: where are you getting this stuff? The 'round dish trick' and the 'hidden version' stuff? Do you work for Samsung or DTV? Help us understand while we jump through your hoops, please.
And finally, for you to post earlier in this thread:Considering the 160 issues of past & feature upgrades that where never delivered, I am a bit surprised that so many signed up to be beta testers for the 360.
...I have to tell you that I find that a completely disingenous statement. Be specific w/ regards to the 160, please, as it *works* now.
And do you really think that the people here that have 360s acquired them, via DTV for the most part, expecting to be guinea pigs or beta testers?!?
Pulleeease... the newbies struggling here will especially be wondering why they see such cracks against the product!
I am done for now, but will be back in the AM with my Part B.