On the 10th, no update was scheduled for my HTL-HD.
At 1:14 AM PDT (5-12-2004), the HD3, Version 2.00.0, upgrade came through !!! Finally! It surprised the heck out of me. I've been spending time building and installing 2 new computers and had not checked these threads in 4 days. That'll teach me .
I'm finally getting what I paid for last October. Thanks to whomever is responsible for fixing my HD300. Upgrade was successful and I have no issues now. The custom guide works great, no audio dropouts, and no pixelation issues.
Awoke this morning to a box asking if I wanted to upgrad. I said yes. For over an hour now there is a box at the bottom of my screen saying date version and on the second line upgrade will begin in 6893 seconds. This number changes a little counting up and down but, no upgrade yet. Can turn box off and on but, nothing else.
Now up to 10900 seconds. direct say to wait until 6 PM tonight and if it has not downloaded call them. Poor me.
Got my update as well. It may be just too early in the morning - but I think my HD picture quality is improved. I also now get my ABC HD station which I have never been able to consistently get since moving to the LG box (as a matter of fact all of my OTA stations seem to have a better signal strength).
Audio drop going in to guide is gone . . . other audio drops we'll have to see.
Aigh when I got up this morning it said it was ready to update and do you want to update now or later Yes/No. I selected Yes. and it began a countdown. Unfortunately the countdown is progressing in negative numbers...the wrong way.
Should I restart the system? Cause it isn't fixing itself
At least you guys are getting an indication that the upgrade is going on... looks like 4:14 EST came and went without anything happening in my box (and I had the "Next Update" message yesterday). I wonder if I missed it because my box was tuned to an OTA channel. I'll leave it on a DirecTV channel for a while...
Has anybody that got the message yesterday NOT get the update? That's the boat that I am in... I wonder if I did not get it because I was tuned to an OTA channel... Hopefully I'll get it during the day today.
Originally posted by Phod Did most people have theirs powered off overnight? I left mine on, hence I got the yes/no message and now the problem. Did anyone leave it on and the upgrade came through fine?
Mine was also on....still counting up the seconds till update
Mine was on...But I got the update with no problem. However, my TV was off. Since the HD300 seems to know every time the TV goes on (720p is displayed on the unit's display) maybe that is why it updated with no problems.
I have noticed another thing about v2.0...Is it my imagination or has the D* SD picture quality improved? I have made no adujustments to my Samsung DLP TV but I swear it looks better now that I have v2.0. When my wife gets home tonight I will ask her opinion. She was always very critical of the D* SD picture quality through the HD300.
As I said in the other 3 threads (I hate all of these threads on the exact same thing), I didn't compare SD but I thought the HD channels looked better. I think they did some things to improve PQ.
I also now am picking up the ABC station that the box previously would not lock on to (but my old Samsung T150 would). I am now getting higher OTA signal strenghts on all channels - unless it was just an atmosphere thing this morning. I live in a high multipath area (mountain sitting in my back yard) and I think it was over-rejecting before and now is able to use more of the signal.
Now the final test will be to see if it fixed the annoying habit of certain (shopping, PPV, sports subscription) channels from unblocking themselves once a day.
I know it's been suggested that Directv unblocks these intentionally since they are important revenue streams for them... but my old Hughes SD box does NOT let them back into the custom channel list, so they can be stopped somehow.
I had the same results as StevenHS and Phod. I left my receiver on and tuned to a satellite channel with the tv off. I happened to wake up about 45 minutes after my scheduled download time. When I turned on the tv I was asked the question do I want to upgrade now or later. I also responded yes, and was in the negative countdown. I checked again about four hours later and it was still in the negative countdown. I did try the reset. Everything works, but looking at system information it shows I still have the 1.06 software, and no scheduled upgrade.
I called Pegasus technical support. I explained my results. They informed me that if the download didn't work this am it will try again. It sounds like I will probably have the same download message when I get home, and it will try again tonight. The tech person I talked to thinks it makes no difference if the sat receiver is on or off. It is just that the download works some times and sometimes it does not.
Originally posted by josejrp Has anybody that got the message yesterday NOT get the update? That's the boat that I am in... I wonder if I did not get it because I was tuned to an OTA channel... Hopefully I'll get it during the day today.
The updated didn't come through on mine, either! About four hours before the scheduled update my HD-300 rebooted while I was doing a keyword search of the guide. That made the "Next Update" info disappear from the menu. It hadn't returned as of one hour before the update when I turned in for the night!
I assumed that the box would be successfully "hit" anyway but I checked it this morning and it still shows v 1.06 and the Next Update date which has already passed!
Sony HD300 Box was on and TV off when I went to sleep last night.
Had upgrade screen this morning with today's date and 3:14 time.Hit yes and counter was moving up and was still going at over 19,000.When I first turned on the TV this morning the counter was at 18,000 something.
No channel functions worked and when powering off and on, it always returned back to same screen with numbers counting upwards.
Had to unplug for hard reboot to get box to function correctly.
I've got another one upstairs to check but no time today to do it.
I'm not sure if I got the upgrade or not.
Why leave the box on for the update.
This only calls for trouble, as the only difference from being off is that the video output is on, so the box thinks your viewing TV at the time.
The box is always ON when plugged into ac current.
The stb will continue to communicate with the dish as long as the cable
is connected while OFF.
By leaving your STB on you stand to risk a failed update, the stb will store
the update awaiting your response thinking you are viewing TV and needs to know if you don't mind the interruption. But if this wait is long, you stand the risk of this stored upgrade going corrupt while being held in memory.
Those that have been around D* and these firmware upgrades for any length of time understand that they are not failsafe. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...49#post3785449
Just keep your box off overnight and let it update on its own.
This way there is Zero user interaction needed.