05-23-2013 8:04 PM
Apparently, a new firmware version is being pushed out to all U-verse TV users. According to the discussion on dslreports.com, one of the issues addressed is the infamous "blue light" issue.
06-29-2013 9:42 AM
I also got the DVR update on June 3, but still no STB updates. With the guidance of TS, I've tried reboots of the boxes, DVR and RG; TS tried pushing the update to my STBs with no success; and Customer Care suggested a disaster recovery of the STBs with negative results. So they recommended a tech visit, which was just completed. After the tech did some testing (no problems with signal, boxes, connections, splitters, etc), he spoke with his manager and discovered that the update is being rolled out to STBs sequentially by serial number, so this explains why some have it and others don't--it apparently did not follow the DVR update directly as most other updates seem to have done. Hope this information helps some of you.
07-03-2013 3:28 AM - edited 07-03-2013 3:29 AM
I live in S.E. Michigan and have not got new firmware, is the roll out still going on ?
07-05-2013 12:31 PM
07-05-2013 1:56 PM
Probably not. I've been with AT&T Uverse since 07' and except for making the HD's bigger they haven't changed the DVR's or set top boxes.
Actually, the new 500 GB Cisco and Motorola DVR's have a different, faster chip and more memory than the older DVR's. The increase in spread is noticable.
07-08-2013 7:29 AM
Thanks for the info. I called AT&T and told them that bringing up VOD and search was slow and they didn't even mention you could put it in list mode. The thing is you shouldn't have to put it in list mode. They made the new look and now to make it run well you have to revert to almost the old look? Bad thinking on AT&T's part unless they're going to bring out new DVR's with faster processor and graphics power? Probably not. I've been with AT&T Uverse since 07' and except for making the HD's bigger they haven't changed the DVR's or set top boxes. They're still using Windows CE 5.0 when NT code like Windows 8, RT and even Windows Phone probably would run better and be more powerful...unless thats something they're looking into?
From what I heard, Microsoft is about to sell their software that runs the boxes...something like that. Hopefully this means major improvements over the next year or so.
To be honest, I have no idea why they changed it either.
FWIW, as of Saturday, I was still on 2.1 in Ohio.
07-13-2013 3:45 AM
Finally last night we got the latest firmware. Was SF Bay Area market the last ones to get the firmware att
Still waiting for the update here in Ohio
07-13-2013 4:38 AM
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07-14-2013 1:34 PM - edited 07-14-2013 1:44 PM
I looked up the Ericsson web site & it says they divested of Sony Ericsson in 2012.
Also, in 2012 Ericsson acquired Telcordia Technologies(previously Bellcore, previously part of AT&T Bell Labs) that is a major software supplier to att Verizon & others.
07-14-2013 6:41 PM
@baseballisback, if Microsoft sells MR to who I heard they're selling it to, I have a bad feeling
I heard they were selling to Ericsson, the only Ericsson I know of is the cell phone manufacturer owned by Sony, and I have my issues with Sony, so if that's the case, I don't see MR going anywhere but down
Check out these links:
Ericsson has made a number of acqusitions in the TV/Video area and have a multiroom solution they'll integrate w/MediaRoom.
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