I cannot, at present, upgrade to version 1.5.
I cannot do without my receiver for a couple of weeks at the moment (it is my only DirecTV receiver), and I cannot, at the moment, purchase nor install the bypass board.
I wanted to try to determine if other owners had experienced these problems, and whether it was the 169Time mod or my DTC100. A simple acknowledgment of one or more of these specific issues would have answered it for me (and helped me determine whether I truly needed to send my unit in or not).
If others (including you) who own (or owned) version 1.4 of the mod just chimed in and said "Nope, I used version 1.4 for a few months and never saw what you're describing" - or - "Yup, I saw these same problems in 1.4 but they're fixed in the 1.5 upgrade" - or - "Yup, I had these same problems and there still there in 1.5" .....etc..... it would give me the answer I'm looking for.
To say "I won't answer your question until you upgrade to the latest version" is not a great answer.
Lastly, on the 169Time website it says clearly that upgrades are non-mandatory, indicating that technical support should be available for 1.4 (esp. considering it's only been superseded in the past month).
If you truly represent 169Time, then you should support this. I shouldn't have to upgrade (as you state) before you will comment.
Dave, I'm not "trying to say there are issues", or "point out shortcomings" or criticize 169Time or their product -- I'm looking for some help here.
Please don't become such a cheerleader for 169Time that you think there's some shame in acknowledging a specific bug in a (very recent) version of the product.
P.S. - You couldn't have picked a worse analogy in your argument; Just about EVERY computer vendor -- hardware or software -- provides support for previous versions for a reasonable length of time. Microsoft is still supporting Windows 2000 and NT4 -- even though they have been superseded (by several years) by Windows XP. Compaq, Dell, IBM et al. continue to provide tech support for hardware that was current two years ago (much less a product that was the "latest and greatest" just over a month ago, like ver. 1.4 of the 169Time mod).