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Old 2017-11-02 , 00:14
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BOUGHT THIS DECODER FOR A 3 VIEW ENVIRONMENT WITH MY HD PVR...............WHY O WHY MUST I SPEND MORE ON NEW DECODERS...............MC PLEASE SORT. THE SATISFACTION ON DESTROYING IT ON THE PAVEMENT IS ON THE WAY.
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Old 2017-11-02 , 09:03
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After the other issue I was having I can now report that the unwanted reboots have started up again in earnest.

BUT, I have a better idea of what is going on now.

In the process of working on the other problem I came across a new issue that is affecting older installations with TWIN LNBs and 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 MS's.

In the past, the power supplies to the LNBs and MS's in the above configuration was perfectly stable AND did NOT vary. Which meant that the LNBs did not disconnect. Now the new software on the decoders momentarily interrupts the power supply because the tuners are being switched OFF during the authentication process, which means the decoders cannot receive anything for a few seconds. This then leads to all sorts of failures and one decoder impacting on another.

This is probably the Primary reason behind all these reboots!

Where are the people who know how such systems need to be set up and how to evaluate software changes?

I cannot believe that anyone would think that it is acceptable to come up with software changes that breaks the absolute basics of satcomms. You NEVER cause an LNB to lose power EVER!!!!
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Old 2017-11-02 , 22:58
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I suspected some developer/testing not happening from the start. 22:51 reboot again. No splitters on my side - installed 2006. Replaced LNB once.

Well I am forced to sign up for the explora, took them 4 days just to phone me.
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Old 2017-11-03 , 11:16
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Suggest those who are reporting on this thread, also read Geoff's excellent post here: http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php...775#post368775
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Old 2017-11-03 , 22:52
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22:51 exactly. And since my old Panasonic 1800w hifi speakers connected to the SDPVR itself, it is like this DOEF, gone.
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Old 2017-11-06 , 08:42
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Another weekend ruined by these never ending network rescans so many that there is no pint in listing them.

Movie after movie destroyed for live viewing.
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Old 2017-11-07 , 22:58
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22:51 reboot last night and tonight. Cannot report weekend, was away. Last Kingdom messed up, and no repeat, so another series lost. Still waiting for the second step of the price lock delivery, 4 days past.
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Old 2017-11-12 , 19:32
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DSTV service just amazing, 5 reboots since 17:00. Watching Friends, with large gaps.
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Old 2017-11-14 , 12:49
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SD PVR really having a hard time today.
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Old 2017-11-15 , 08:59
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SD PVR now off air. Can't complete the reboot cycle...

MC cannot dodge the facts that the moves are absolutely deliberate. There is physically nothing wrong with the hardware. It is simply that the sdpvr can no longer handle the authentication demands imposed on it, something that is completely under MCs control.
The decoder reboots perfectly normally with the SC removed. As soon as the SC is inserted the process stops.
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