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WARNING: New Dish 6000 software breaks discrete HD/SD
This thread has 24 replies. Displaying posts 16 through 25.
OP | Post 16 made on Thursday October 2, 2003 at 16:09
markdl
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The HD/SD workaround is back working again. The new software (7.80) is currently in limited release, and as soon as the last round of testing is done, it will be released to everyone. I wasn't able to convince Dish to put true discrete HD and SD commands into the software, but at least the workaround is back.

Should be pretty soon now - certainly not more than a week or two unless something serious turns up.

Mark
Post 17 made on Friday October 3, 2003 at 00:40
vicw
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Thanks for the update, Mark.

Your comment that the new software level (7.80) is in limited release, is intriguing. I have noted that some forum members appear to have received it already. Do you know if they control the distribution by individual account numbers, or by zip code, or area code, or some other geographic breakdown?


Vic W
OP | Post 18 made on Friday October 3, 2003 at 13:34
markdl
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I'm pretty sure that it's be receiver ID number.

Mark
Post 19 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 02:37
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Finally got updated from 7.78 to 7.81 tonight, and the SD/HD workaround coding is working properly again for me. No other problems so far, using either the Dish remote, or my Pronto.
Post 20 made on Wednesday October 8, 2003 at 15:23
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Help..I know its here, but I can't find the workaround for HD/SD.
Post 21 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 03:02
vicw
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There have been several descriptions of the workaround, but the one in this thread is pretty detailed.

[Link: remotecentral.com]
Post 22 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 12:27
TJG55
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Great...Thanks..Daniel > Vicw > Archer(hitting the Bullseye from the mists of time past). Works well on v781.
Post 23 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 13:21
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Glad it worked for you, TJ55. Isn't it great, how we can resolve arcane and obscure technical issues with these forums?

We are both benefitting from the knowledge and exptertise of others here, especially Mark, who has tracked and reported on this problem through to resolution by Dish.

Post 24 made on Thursday October 9, 2003 at 15:04
TJG55
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INDEED!
Post 25 made on Friday October 17, 2003 at 10:40
The Robman
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On 10/02/03 16:09, markdl said...
I wasn't able to convince Dish to put true discrete
HD and SD commands into the software, but at least
the workaround is back.

I'm curious, what exactly is their problem with adding discretes? I saw the bit about the original remote not having buttons for these codes, but so what? People who just have the original remote (and no Pronto, etc) will be blissfully ignorant that they even exist, they'll certainly be no worse off. People who need discretes need to have programmable remotes as most devices lack real buttons for them.

Are they aware that brands that tend to not include discretes get called nasty names (ie, TOAD).

I just see what they think they have to lose.

Rob
http://www.hifi-remote.com
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