Well there are other pay TV providers out there to choose from if you are not happy with Directv. Software updates are sent when Directv sends them, in a blizzard or a storm, etc. If they were to wait for calm weather across America to push new software, it would never get done.
Update here in NW Pa. must have been somewhere between 1:45AM - 2:00AM.Woke up this morning with same problems had to call D and have them do a HR44 reset from their end. Had to wait 20 minutes on hold for a rep. Oh well!!!
My HR44 also took the hit with this latest update.
It emptied my Quick Tune list, the HD was gone and my locals disappeared.
So I did the normal checks, this snow storm only slightly lowered my signal strengths.
So I did a restart from the menu. All is well now.