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Post 83 made on Saturday February 5, 2005 at 17:09
Long Time Member
September 2004
Hi Xeon450,

I just got my TS160 back today, and the news is not good. It still shows firmware 1.0.10, and even worse, it looks likes WKBW have implemented the copy protection flag now, as my reciever goes into a reboot cycle when tuning into this station too.

Im assuming WGRZ will still put it into an endless reboot cycle too, but I didnt bother to try as their DT transmission seems to be down right now - or at least no video or audio on the transmission anyways.

So, It's looking like Im left with a hunk of hi-tech junk. I dont know whether I should try shipping to SamsungUSA and try and get it shipped back via a friend of a friend in the US, or whether I should just cut my losses and go buy a new one. I also have a SIR-T151 which is working fine, so maybe I'll just wait a while and see if the prices come down later this year.

It's dissapointing.

Did DirecTV get back to you regarding the firmware updates ? Did you manage to get yours updated ?


On 01/28/05 00:03 ET, xeon450 said...
Thanks ontariocraig for the info.

The problem I had of not receiving the preview
channels was actually due to a defective card
slot reader!! Luckily, the Ebay seller agreed
to exchange the unit with another one. So far
I've left the receiver on channel 100 (but powered
off) for the past two upgrade yet.
In the meantime, I've emailed Directv support
and asked when their next transmission of the
upgrade is...I'll keep you posted.

Have you had any success with your TS160??

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