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Old 2018-03-12 , 15:54
charlh charlh is offline
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Default Auto reboot

Is there any way to disable the decoder (4U HD decoder) from looking for updates daily? Or to set it to only reboot if there is an update. It is rather irritating if when decoder suddenly reboots in the middle of something.
Or maybe that is a feature that you could add to a future software update...
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Old 2018-03-12 , 20:45
Geoff D Geoff D is offline
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Don't have direct experience with these decoders. Check in the setup section if there is a time setting for the maintenance reboot. It should be somewhere around 03:00 - 04:00 in the morning. As to the other reboots? Get used to it. MCs decoders reboot all the time for no logical reason.
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Old 2018-03-13 , 14:57
charlh charlh is offline
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There is an option to set the time only. Nothing else. Problem is at that time the decoder reboots, even though there is no update.
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Old 2018-03-13 , 15:04
Optimist Optimist is offline
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Practically it's not a problem, and everyone with modern DStv decoders has had it for many years. According to MC there's a multitude of variables etc. that need to be regularly reset to deliver better performance, and other ways of doing this are too complex so it was decided not worth it.
Old argument, won't be considered.

And if you're watching something, a message pops up that you can say no to. If recording, your recording takes precedence.

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