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Last night's software update

Anyone know what it was for? All 3 of my receivers had to go through the process of downloading software update, installed, rebooting, etc. I can't see anything different. Anyone know what it's about?

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You might want to see if Phase 3 has rolled out to your area. If so, you should be able to pause live TV fram any reciever.
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IAmTheJody wrote:

Anyone know what it was for? All 3 of my receivers had to go through the process of downloading software update, installed, rebooting, etc. I can't see anything different. Anyone know what it's about?


Read about Phase 3:

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/Total-Home-DVR/Phase-3/td-p/2276349

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Thanks to you both. I rarely use that feature which is why I didn't notice the change but it's working so I guess that was it. Thanks again.

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Enjoy.

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Phase 3 is to make everything respond slower and add features that will never be used (in my case).

 

I wish the time and development was used to FIX a poor UI - menu wrap, 1- button CC, go directly to channel in hide/add channels, ect.

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The_Tango wrote:

 

Phase 3 is to make everything respond slower and add features that will never be used (in my case).

 

I wish the time and development was used to FIX a poor UI - menu wrap, 1- button CC, go directly to channel in hide/add channels, ect.


Unfortunately for you, most customers are excited about the Phase 3 Update and have been waiting patiently for it to arrive for some time.

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So what is everyone so excited about - I don't see any changes that are of use. Granted all I ever do is watch live/recorded TV. I am not being sarcastic - What does this give/do that is any different or better.
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The_Tango wrote:
So what is everyone so excited about - I don't see any changes that are of use. Granted all I ever do is watch live/recorded TV. I am not being sarcastic - What does this give/do that is any different or better.

The biggest thing that most people are excited about is being able rew and ff live tv on the nondvr stbs.  It was announced years ago, and people got restless.  Many people left other service providers where they had multiple dvrs and Uverse only offers one per home.  So they were experiencing withdrawal from that ability on more than one television.  That is basically what the biggest deal is about phase 3.  It also offers lots of other features which have been posted about already. 

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So I just got the update as well (and haven't hard-reset) but when I fast forward on the DVR, the HDMI connection from the DVR loses sync with the TV...is this a known defect? Will a hard reset fix this? Pretty annoying which I'm hoping is fixed by a hard-reset...

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That should resolve the issue but if it doesn't do the following.  While the tv and stb are turned on disconnect the hdmi cable from the stb and press and hold the power button until the lights flash.  After 5 minutes reconnect the hdmi cable.

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nope...didn't fix it....still losing HDMI sync during fast forward...any other ideas?

 

also loses HDMI HDCP sync when trying to rewind live tv...

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This is a long shot but have you tried a different hdmi cable?

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Its obviously not the HDMI cable since it has been working perfectly (well relatively) since January until this software update...

 

Either way, I don't have another HDMI to test with...so unless the 3 foot HDMI cable mysteriously broke on the same night as the update, I'm going to assume its not the HDMI cable...

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lax01 wrote:

Its obviously not the HDMI cable since it has been working perfectly (well relatively) since January until this software update...

 

Either way, I don't have another HDMI to test with...so unless the 3 foot HDMI cable mysteriously broke on the same night as the update, I'm going to assume its not the HDMI cable...


Wellll...I'm probably wrong but, could it be that the cable you have is not certified for the version of HDMI the STB is now using since it got updated maybe AT&T updated the HDMI and your old cable might not be up to date???

 

Take a peek here..

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Version_comparison

 

So I would be buying a new cable and making sure that it was 1.4 compliant. You don't need to spend 40+ bucks for a HDMI cable either. I don't care what anyone says, wire is wire, if the cable meets the specs a 15 dollar cable is as good as a 50 dollar cable. All my HDMI cables cam from Big Lots and I have no problems on either of the three STBs, laptops or PC's that are using them.
 

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