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Phase 3 update on Xbox 360

I just got the phase 3 update on the Xbox 360 and I noticed a few differences from before.

 

-New "rethink possible" & blue "at&t U-verse" splash screens, with a swirling loading indicator in the lower right corner

-Apparently the new at&t app will not start if it is not logged into a Xbox Live account. Before you only needed an Xbox Live account to install the app.

- New "Recording Space" feature (in the Recordings catagory), that gives you a visual bar graph of the recording space left plus a numerical estimate of how many hours of SD and HD recording space is remaining. No more going into "system options" to get this information.

-The manipulation of Live TV is "unavailable", perhaps the DVR needs to get an update to complete the process. It does work on channels that are already recording.

-The application still takes time to update the database with your recordings, you still need to wait for the update to complete before attempting to set or watch a recording, otherwise the app may lockup.

I just got the phase 3 update on the Xbox 360 and I noticed a few differences from before.

 

-New "rethink possible" & blue "at&t U-verse" splash screens, with a swirling loading indicator in the lower right corner

-Apparently the new at&t app will not start if it is not logged into a Xbox Live account. Before you only needed an Xbox Live account to install the app.

- New "Recording Space" feature (in the Recordings catagory), that gives you a visual bar graph of the recording space left plus a numerical estimate of how many hours of SD and HD recording space is remaining. No more going into "system options" to get this information.

-The manipulation of Live TV is "unavailable", perhaps the DVR needs to get an update to complete the process. It does work on channels that are already recording.

-The application still takes time to update the database with your recordings, you still need to wait for the update to complete before attempting to set or watch a recording, otherwise the app may lockup.

Phase 3 update on Xbox 360

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I checked, and my DVR is still on version 1.6 while my Xbox is on 2.0. I am sure once my DVR updates I will be able to manipulate live TV easily on the Xbox...
I checked, and my DVR is still on version 1.6 while my Xbox is on 2.0. I am sure once my DVR updates I will be able to manipulate live TV easily on the Xbox...

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I also noticed that the skip foward button went from skipping a paltry 7 seconds to a non-existant 0.5 seconds for the Xbox only.
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I also noticed that the skip foward button went from skipping a paltry 7 seconds to a non-existant 0.5 seconds for the Xbox only.
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As long as I have been on U-verse that 30 second skip button has never worked as advertised. Other forum members were stating that was by design, but I always attributed it to a programing glitch. In light of this new update, I believe this shows I am right.
As long as I have been on U-verse that 30 second skip button has never worked as advertised. Other forum members were stating that was by design, but I always attributed it to a programing glitch. In light of this new update, I believe this shows I am right.

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It's disappointing to hear the skip feature is even worse than before on the Xbox since that's what we use on our main television. 

It's disappointing to hear the skip feature is even worse than before on the Xbox since that's what we use on our main television. 

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do you have to do anything to get the update? like restart the application? or just leave it on overnight? seems alot of people in ATL have gotten the update but i have not. just curious what you did to get the update.
do you have to do anything to get the update? like restart the application? or just leave it on overnight? seems alot of people in ATL have gotten the update but i have not. just curious what you did to get the update.

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I also just got the phase 3 update on our 360s.
After rebooting the dvr I was able to pause live tv from the 360
That is great!!!

I do have one big concern.
As Logical_Dolphin said you now have to log in to Xbox live for the Uverse app to start.
Question is if Xbox live goes down then how do you watch Uverse.
This seems to have the possibility to be a large problem.
I also just got the phase 3 update on our 360s.
After rebooting the dvr I was able to pause live tv from the 360
That is great!!!

I do have one big concern.
As Logical_Dolphin said you now have to log in to Xbox live for the Uverse app to start.
Question is if Xbox live goes down then how do you watch Uverse.
This seems to have the possibility to be a large problem.

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ereet wrote:
do you have to do anything to get the update? like restart the application? or just leave it on overnight? seems alot of people in ATL have gotten the update but i have not. just curious what you did to get the update.

If the update is in your area, the application will prompt you to update as soon as you turn on your Xbox. The first time my Xbox updated to the new app, it happened spontanously about 12:30 AM last Monday.

 

I am also in the ATL...


ereet wrote:
do you have to do anything to get the update? like restart the application? or just leave it on overnight? seems alot of people in ATL have gotten the update but i have not. just curious what you did to get the update.

If the update is in your area, the application will prompt you to update as soon as you turn on your Xbox. The first time my Xbox updated to the new app, it happened spontanously about 12:30 AM last Monday.

 

I am also in the ATL...

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Tidefan wrote:
I also just got the phase 3 update on our 360s.
After rebooting the dvr I was able to pause live tv from the 360
That is great!!!

I do have one big concern.
As Logical_Dolphin said you now have to log in to Xbox live for the Uverse app to start.
Question is if Xbox live goes down then how do you watch Uverse.
This seems to have the possibility to be a large problem.


I'm not sure if you have to be logged into Xbox Live for the app to work, but you do need to have your Xbox Live profile active on your Xbox for the application to launch. Before you could launch the U-verse application without needing to have any Xbox Live profile active...


Tidefan wrote:
I also just got the phase 3 update on our 360s.
After rebooting the dvr I was able to pause live tv from the 360
That is great!!!

I do have one big concern.
As Logical_Dolphin said you now have to log in to Xbox live for the Uverse app to start.
Question is if Xbox live goes down then how do you watch Uverse.
This seems to have the possibility to be a large problem.


I'm not sure if you have to be logged into Xbox Live for the app to work, but you do need to have your Xbox Live profile active on your Xbox for the application to launch. Before you could launch the U-verse application without needing to have any Xbox Live profile active...

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When I select an Xbox live profile it logs that profile in before starting the App. If I hit cancel instead of one of the profiles it closes the App and says Xbox live is required. Guess we will know for sure next time live is down
When I select an Xbox live profile it logs that profile in before starting the App. If I hit cancel instead of one of the profiles it closes the App and says Xbox live is required. Guess we will know for sure next time live is down

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You can be disconnected from Xbox Live and still have the TV running. I just tried it out by disconnecting my xbox from the internetafter I had the TV running. Live disconnected but UVerse kept going after I reconnected the cable and changed the channel.
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You can be disconnected from Xbox Live and still have the TV running. I just tried it out by disconnecting my xbox from the internetafter I had the TV running. Live disconnected but UVerse kept going after I reconnected the cable and changed the channel.
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americangame wrote:
You can be disconnected from Xbox Live and still have the TV running. I just tried it out by disconnecting my xbox from the internetafter I had the TV running. Live disconnected but UVerse kept going after I reconnected the cable and changed the channel.

So it appears that you only have to be signed in to live during the start up.  Still seems like it could be an issue of not being able to watch Uverse if Live is down.  Can't see why that had to change or why Uverse would let something like that out of their control determine if the App will start or not.


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You can be disconnected from Xbox Live and still have the TV running. I just tried it out by disconnecting my xbox from the internetafter I had the TV running. Live disconnected but UVerse kept going after I reconnected the cable and changed the channel.

So it appears that you only have to be signed in to live during the start up.  Still seems like it could be an issue of not being able to watch Uverse if Live is down.  Can't see why that had to change or why Uverse would let something like that out of their control determine if the App will start or not.

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Tidefan wrote:

americangame wrote:
You can be disconnected from Xbox Live and still have the TV running. I just tried it out by disconnecting my xbox from the internetafter I had the TV running. Live disconnected but UVerse kept going after I reconnected the cable and changed the channel.

So it appears that you only have to be signed in to live during the start up.  Still seems like it could be an issue of not being able to watch Uverse if Live is down.  Can't see why that had to change or why Uverse would let something like that out of their control determine if the App will start or not.



I tried pressing the Xbox button so I could logoff of XBL while in the Uverse application. When I did this I get a message that the Uverse application will shutdown.


Tidefan wrote:

americangame wrote:
You can be disconnected from Xbox Live and still have the TV running. I just tried it out by disconnecting my xbox from the internetafter I had the TV running. Live disconnected but UVerse kept going after I reconnected the cable and changed the channel.

So it appears that you only have to be signed in to live during the start up.  Still seems like it could be an issue of not being able to watch Uverse if Live is down.  Can't see why that had to change or why Uverse would let something like that out of their control determine if the App will start or not.



I tried pressing the Xbox button so I could logoff of XBL while in the Uverse application. When I did this I get a message that the Uverse application will shutdown.

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at&t employee tnxroger, tells me that the Xbox Live login requirement is an additional security measure instituted by Microsoft.
at&t employee tnxroger, tells me that the Xbox Live login requirement is an additional security measure instituted by Microsoft.

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so if the internet is down (microsoft null route) we can't watch tv? that would be a fatal mistake.

so if the internet is down (microsoft null route) we can't watch tv? that would be a fatal mistake.

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If your U-verse internet is down, mostly like all or your U-verse services would be down also.  Thus, trying to watch TV while the internet is down would be a moot point.

 

I have had U-verse for over 2 years, during that time I have never had an internet outage due to an AT&T network issue.  There was one nationwide outage of U-verse voice about one year ago which lasted a few hours.  Also, in the Dallas market, there was a TV outage last year due to a problem at the local VHO that lasted for a few hours.

 

Other than those outages, my RG got fried during a thunderstorm last year, and I was without any service for a day until the RG was replaced.  I have also experienced a few power outages at my home since I have had U-verse, thus there was no electricity to watch TV.

If your U-verse internet is down, mostly like all or your U-verse services would be down also.  Thus, trying to watch TV while the internet is down would be a moot point.

 

I have had U-verse for over 2 years, during that time I have never had an internet outage due to an AT&T network issue.  There was one nationwide outage of U-verse voice about one year ago which lasted a few hours.  Also, in the Dallas market, there was a TV outage last year due to a problem at the local VHO that lasted for a few hours.

 

Other than those outages, my RG got fried during a thunderstorm last year, and I was without any service for a day until the RG was replaced.  I have also experienced a few power outages at my home since I have had U-verse, thus there was no electricity to watch TV.

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texasguy37 wrote:

If your U-verse internet is down, mostly like all or your U-verse services would be down also.  Thus, trying to watch TV while the internet is down would be a moot point.

 

I have had U-verse for over 2 years, during that time I have never had an internet outage due to an AT&T network issue.  There was one nationwide outage of U-verse voice about one year ago which lasted a few hours.  Also, in the Dallas market, there was a TV outage last year due to a problem at the local VHO that lasted for a few hours.

 

Other than those outages, my RG got fried during a thunderstorm last year, and I was without any service for a day until the RG was replaced.  I have also experienced a few power outages at my home since I have had U-verse, thus there was no electricity to watch TV.


I agree that if the internet is down the TV is probably also down.  But what about if Xbox live is down.  I mean just look at Sony's Playstation network.  It was down for weeks.  What if live was to be down that long.  It wasn't this way before the update.  You only had to sign in to live when the Uverse app was installed.  All but one of my receivers (the dvr) is an xbox so this could be a major problem for me in the future.


texasguy37 wrote:

If your U-verse internet is down, mostly like all or your U-verse services would be down also.  Thus, trying to watch TV while the internet is down would be a moot point.

 

I have had U-verse for over 2 years, during that time I have never had an internet outage due to an AT&T network issue.  There was one nationwide outage of U-verse voice about one year ago which lasted a few hours.  Also, in the Dallas market, there was a TV outage last year due to a problem at the local VHO that lasted for a few hours.

 

Other than those outages, my RG got fried during a thunderstorm last year, and I was without any service for a day until the RG was replaced.  I have also experienced a few power outages at my home since I have had U-verse, thus there was no electricity to watch TV.


I agree that if the internet is down the TV is probably also down.  But what about if Xbox live is down.  I mean just look at Sony's Playstation network.  It was down for weeks.  What if live was to be down that long.  It wasn't this way before the update.  You only had to sign in to live when the Uverse app was installed.  All but one of my receivers (the dvr) is an xbox so this could be a major problem for me in the future.

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Edited by texasguy37 on Jun 30, 2011 at 9:25:54 AM

Are there instances where the XBox Live website has been down for several hours?

Are there instances where the XBox Live website has been down for several hours?

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texasguy37 wrote:

Are there instances where the XBox Live website has been down for several hours?


Yes. Occasionally Microsoft shuts Xbox Live down for several hours for periodic maintenence, but I think they try to time it so it has the least impact on it users...


texasguy37 wrote:

Are there instances where the XBox Live website has been down for several hours?


Yes. Occasionally Microsoft shuts Xbox Live down for several hours for periodic maintenence, but I think they try to time it so it has the least impact on it users...

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OK.  Well, I guess the TV connected to the U-verse DVR will be available, if needed.

OK.  Well, I guess the TV connected to the U-verse DVR will be available, if needed.

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The only workaround I can think of is if you know when scheduled mainentence is going to take place. Start the Uverse Xbox app beforehand and keep it on. Apparently if your connection to Xbox lives drops while watching TV that won't effect anything, but logging out will...
The only workaround I can think of is if you know when scheduled mainentence is going to take place. Start the Uverse Xbox app beforehand and keep it on. Apparently if your connection to Xbox lives drops while watching TV that won't effect anything, but logging out will...

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