Forum > Decoders > PVR Decoders > UNWANTED SD PVR REBOOT
Reply  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 2017-02-15 , 20:44
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
Technical Myriad
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PTA
Posts: 15,974
Angry UNWANTED SD PVR REBOOT



At 18:00 today, my SD PVR rebooted and then failed to complete its boot cycle. I had to restart the reboot myself, which took a very very long time to complete. And then the chaos with the EPG, especially for the FTA channels had to be seen to be believed! Even the SABC last night apologised on the Afrikaans news for the mess that the SABC EPG was in!



Congratulations MC. If the plan is to annoy us SD PVR hangers on you are succeeding. BUT if you think that is going to make us jump ship think again!
__________________
Easyview, UEC 4T HD PVR, SD PVR, XV
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2), PACE HD PVR 4T, DSD 660, 1110, 1131, Explora 1
2 unmentionable FTA decoders
Win 10 Pro (64-bit) version 1703, build 15063.138
1.2m antenna, 8-way universal LNB, 2x6 MS, FSM permanently connected.
MS Edge 40 with MSEdge HTML 15
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2017-02-15 , 21:23
ShaunB ShaunB is offline
Has mastered the i-Plate and DStv guide
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 467
I also had to do multiple reboots earlier tonight.

*sigh*
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2017-02-16 , 14:46
MC Mpho's Avatar
MC Mpho MC Mpho is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 170
Hi All,

It looks like there were issues with the TV Guide for SD PVR.
We are checking with our technical monitoring team.

Regards,
MC Mpho
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2017-02-20 , 02:30
Aadil's Avatar
Aadil Aadil is offline
Knows how to use a remote
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Joburg
Posts: 169
Conspiracy theory. I think DSTV is forcing reboots on the SD PVR to get people to upgrade
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2017-02-20 , 08:49
Optimist's Avatar
Optimist Optimist is offline
Changes remote batteries hourly
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: N/E JHB , Orig. Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 12,776
Not impossible, but I don't think so in this case - a few of us had been monitoring what's going on and we were being affected at different times, plus some noticeable work / corrections have been going on which I presume is EPG related from MC Mpho's post.

What bothers me is why these less than immediate efforts must happen on the subscriber base...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2017-02-20 , 11:42
MC Marietjie's Avatar
MC Marietjie MC Marietjie is offline
MultiChoice
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posts: 7,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aadil View Post
Conspiracy theory. I think DSTV is forcing reboots on the SD PVR to get people to upgrade
Definitely not!

Remember that these decoders first came out when we had a handful of channels - now we have well over 100 plus a number of other services running. So the simple truth is these decoders are older technology - it's like expecting an old 230MB laptop to run Windows XP and then complaining about intermittent issues.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2017-02-20 , 11:58
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
Technical Myriad
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PTA
Posts: 15,974
Quote:
Originally Posted by MC Marietjie View Post
Definitely not!

Remember that these decoders first came out when we had a handful of channels - now we have well over 100 plus a number of other services running. So the simple truth is these decoders are older technology - it's like expecting an old 230MB laptop to run Windows XP and then complaining about intermittent issues.
Not a good analogy. A properly configured laptop (regardless of its memory capability) can work with any of the new OS's provided one eliminates the "junk" sw.

This issue arises just about exclusively because of the continued (unnecessary in my opinion)tampering with the authentication system for the SD PVR and the very poor EPG support we now get. The decoder itself is a solid design.
__________________
Easyview, UEC 4T HD PVR, SD PVR, XV
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2), PACE HD PVR 4T, DSD 660, 1110, 1131, Explora 1
2 unmentionable FTA decoders
Win 10 Pro (64-bit) version 1703, build 15063.138
1.2m antenna, 8-way universal LNB, 2x6 MS, FSM permanently connected.
MS Edge 40 with MSEdge HTML 15

Last edited by Geoff D; 2017-02-20 at 12:00. .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2017-02-20 , 12:33
MC Marietjie's Avatar
MC Marietjie MC Marietjie is offline
MultiChoice
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posts: 7,679
Pls keep in mind that the authentication is critical to have in place due to our contracts with content providers. We have to illustrate that we are actively managing security on our network as this is a key concern for them.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2017-02-20 , 20:49
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
Technical Myriad
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PTA
Posts: 15,974
More crazy issues with the EPG on the SD PVR this afternoon. Fortunately, it did not trigger a reboot. Problem lasted for about 3 hours after which all returned to normal again.
__________________
Easyview, UEC 4T HD PVR, SD PVR, XV
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2), PACE HD PVR 4T, DSD 660, 1110, 1131, Explora 1
2 unmentionable FTA decoders
Win 10 Pro (64-bit) version 1703, build 15063.138
1.2m antenna, 8-way universal LNB, 2x6 MS, FSM permanently connected.
MS Edge 40 with MSEdge HTML 15
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2017-02-20 , 21:50
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
Technical Myriad
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PTA
Posts: 15,974
And another one. This time on the UEC 4 tuner. The EPG is frozen showing 3 days back iso 8 days forward
__________________
Easyview, UEC 4T HD PVR, SD PVR, XV
Spare decoders: SD PVR(2), PACE HD PVR 4T, DSD 660, 1110, 1131, Explora 1
2 unmentionable FTA decoders
Win 10 Pro (64-bit) version 1703, build 15063.138
1.2m antenna, 8-way universal LNB, 2x6 MS, FSM permanently connected.
MS Edge 40 with MSEdge HTML 15
Reply With Quote
Reply  
« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads  | You may not post replies  | You may not post attachments  | You may not edit your posts
BB code is On  | Smilies are On  | [IMG] code is On  | HTML code is Off
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UEC HD PVR 4T and SD PVR reboot Geoff D HD PVR 1 2013-12-18 10:14
Reboot after reboot Lollyj SD PVR 0 2013-08-29 13:22
PVR Reboot marcel112 SD PVR 0 2009-09-20 13:45
Unexplained Reboot of SD PVR: 21:00 - 21:30 Geoff D SD PVR 3 2009-01-14 19:47
PVR doesn't reboot completely aftr power out Frank HD PVR 6 2008-11-25 16:42