Most of the time I usually wait until the jury's out but 538 and 539 introduced some major issues for our household especially with the JoeysSome of you guys like to be on the bleeding edge. Unless an update has something I'm waiting for, I'll wait patiently.....
I can't help it. I'm an old guy who remembers my DISHPlayer 7100 with the built in WebTV. I would wake up and see that it had an downloaded an ***Upgrade*** and would be so excited I wanted to call all my other friends with WebTV but, of course, I couldn't. All our phone lines were busy finishing with the ***Upgrade***!Some of you guys like to be on the bleeding edge. Unless an update has something I'm waiting for, I'll wait patiently.....
I tried to download it today but it stayed on 539. I hope it solves my guide issues.
Hey, LQQK! A few ways to force the software update is by pressing the Home/Menu button three times. Scroll down to Tools, then select Upgrade Software". Select "Upgrade Now" on pop-up 1573. If you do not have the latest software version, the receiver will reboot, go into stand-by, and then bring up attention 061.
Standard update process is to place the Hopper into standby mode by pressing the power button on either the receiver or remote. If you have Joeys, they also have to be in standby and there has to be an available tuner.
If a software update is needed, "Attention 061" will display within 20 minutes. Guide update may happen before the 061 message. If that is the case, allow guide to update in full, then allow an additional 5 minutes before 061 will appear. -Christina W.
I have U540 and have not seen any of the behavior you describe. Did you try pulling the plug to reset the box?My observations so far...as last evening progressed the interface (menus, info, guide descriptions, etc.) got slower and slower and slower and would sometimes take up to 30 seconds to populate by the time I called it a night. In addition when you would go to the DVR menu and choose a program to play that was recorded last night all we got was the sequential green boxes with no options