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Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:26 PM
They only let you do this from 11pm-230am on friday and saturday (EST)
and not every week

*warning* - this is beta software and it might be kinda wacked out, but it will give you a way to kill some time waiting for Skinemax porn to start.

instructions:

Restart your receiver. Using the remote control, select

Menu -> Parental, Fav's & Setting -> System Setup > Reset -> Restart Receiver ({DASH} to confirm)

When the reset process starts, the blue LEDs on the front of the receiver will turn off

IMPORTANT PART
Once the LEDs on the front of the receiver come back on OR the first blue screen is displayed, whichever occurs first, enter this special code from your remote control: 0 2 4 6 8.

After a few more seconds, you should see a screen indicating that the 10-20 minute download cycle has started.

BigMeatballDave
09-23-2011, 11:30 PM
Why do I want to do this?

Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:38 PM
The new interface is in HD. And it's faster? Not sure.

Pawnmower
09-23-2011, 11:40 PM
trying this

wait why did smoke just come out

Baconeater
09-23-2011, 11:41 PM
This sounds too much like one of those fake things that get reposted over and over on facebook.

Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:42 PM
This sounds too much like one of those fake things that get reposted over and over on facebook.

Nope, I am doing it now.

Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:42 PM
http://i.imgur.com/I15wN.jpg

Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:43 PM
http://i.imgur.com/LOvxS.jpg

Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:43 PM
http://i.imgur.com/uAMtL.jpg

BigMeatballDave
09-23-2011, 11:43 PM
Post more screenshots. I may try this.

BigMeatballDave
09-23-2011, 11:44 PM
Cool

Count Alex's Losses
09-23-2011, 11:45 PM
Yep, this is definitely faster.

Priest31kc
09-23-2011, 11:47 PM
Gunna try this.

Baconeater
09-23-2011, 11:49 PM
IT'S A TRAP

BigMeatballDave
09-23-2011, 11:52 PM
Downloading now...

BigMeatballDave
09-23-2011, 11:54 PM
50%...

BigMeatballDave
09-23-2011, 11:56 PM
75%...

NJChiefsFan
09-24-2011, 12:01 AM
Alright I started it.

chiefs1111
09-24-2011, 12:07 AM
is this just for HD receivers or for standard ones to?

Count Alex's Losses
09-24-2011, 12:09 AM
is this just for HD receivers or for standard ones to?

Just HD I would imagine.

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 12:13 AM
Good lookin' out, dude.

I like this.

Priest31kc
09-24-2011, 12:18 AM
Awesome, thanks.

Fruit Ninja
09-24-2011, 12:30 AM
doing it as well, at 40 percent . good looking out CE

lcarus
09-24-2011, 12:31 AM
Thanks for this. The wonders of Chiefs Planet.

lcarus
09-24-2011, 12:41 AM
My remote isn't working now.

Bump
09-24-2011, 12:44 AM
ok, I'll try it. Nothing happened after I typed in the code like no acknowledgement of it, still restarting.

Fruit Ninja
09-24-2011, 12:53 AM
lol, i had to redownload it, caue it didnt work right. NOw my shit is stuck at 1 percent. haha

Glad i didnt do this on my main tv.haha

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 12:54 AM
ok, I'll try it. Nothing happened after I typed in the code like no acknowledgement of it, still restarting.

You may have entered it too soon or early. When I entered it, the download began almost immediately.

Count Alex's Losses
09-24-2011, 12:58 AM
You may have entered it too soon or early. When I entered it, the download began almost immediately.

I entered it as soon as my screen turned blue after the LEDs came back on.

KCFalcon59
09-24-2011, 12:59 AM
Can you go back if it's too buggy?

lcarus
09-24-2011, 01:00 AM
You may have entered it too soon or early. When I entered it, the download began almost immediately.

Same here. It's just now my remote isn't working but I'm gonna give it a few.

Bump
09-24-2011, 01:05 AM
You may have entered it too soon or early. When I entered it, the download began almost immediately.

I entered the code as soon as the blue LED light came on, I tried it twice now. Do you have to press enter or select?

Count Alex's Losses
09-24-2011, 01:12 AM
I entered the code as soon as the blue LED light came on, I tried it twice now. Do you have to press enter or select?

No, I just entered the numbers.

Fruit Ninja
09-24-2011, 01:23 AM
I entered the code as soon as the blue LED light came on, I tried it twice now. Do you have to press enter or select?

I just did it again, its after Direct tv greets you in the blue screen. wait at least a half a second betweeen inputing numbers.

Johnny Vegas
09-24-2011, 01:44 AM
what do you mean restart? like hit red reset button?

Count Alex's Losses
09-24-2011, 01:46 AM
what do you mean restart? like hit red reset button?

:hmmm:

Using the remote control, select

Menu -> Parental, Fav's & Setting -> System Setup > Reset -> Restart Receiver ({DASH} to confirm)

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 01:51 AM
Some of you are making this a lot more difficult than it is...

Simply Red
09-24-2011, 01:56 AM
Some of you are making this a lot more difficult than it is...

Glad you noticed.


http://i56.tinypic.com/n1c58p.gif

BossChief
09-24-2011, 02:04 AM
just push the red reset button and wait till the welcome to directv screen comes up and push in the code.

We have to force the download to every new installed receiver, so I dont see how this is anything different for this limited time.

Johnny Vegas
09-24-2011, 02:06 AM
:hmmm:

I know, but I'm out of town. Drunk. Won't make it tomorrow and I have to find a way to explain this to my girl at home. God help us all.

DMAC
09-24-2011, 09:05 AM
Why only 11pm-230am?

Bwana
09-24-2011, 09:43 AM
Some of these replies......LMAO

chief52
09-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Well, I am trying it right now. See what happens. 10% complete.

Hope the damn thing does not blow up :)

chief52
09-24-2011, 10:39 AM
Just finished the download. The remote does seem much more responsive. Not the delay in the numbers coming up I had experienced. That was getting annoying.

Okie_Apparition
09-24-2011, 10:40 AM
Al Davis
When Gochiefs is busted for stealing from the NFL. He will get his sentence reduced by turning y'all in to Dtv

WV
09-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Trying now....download hasn't started.

Stewie
09-24-2011, 10:59 AM
Just finished the download. The remote does seem much more responsive. Not the delay in the numbers coming up I had experienced. That was getting annoying.

Is it working for you? The OP says it's only available between 11pm and 2:30 am eastern time.

WV
09-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Couldn't get my download to start, tried 3 times....perhaps the time frame is valid.

Bump
09-24-2011, 11:16 AM
I couldn't get it to work, I tried 3 times. I did exactly what you said, oh well.

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 11:25 AM
Trying now....download hasn't started.Did you notice the timeframe Clay mentioned?

DMAC
09-24-2011, 11:26 AM
I couldn't get it to work, I tried 3 times. I did exactly what you said, oh well.

:facepalm:

BossChief
09-24-2011, 12:40 PM
just push the red reset button and wait till the "hello, welcome to directv" screen comes up and push in the code.
0-2-4-6-8

We have to force the download to every new installed receiver, so I dont see how this is anything different for this limited time.

just fucking do this

BossChief
09-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Couldn't get my download to start, tried 3 times....perhaps the time frame is valid.

it has nothing to do with a timeframe.

We force this download to every receiver we install.

FYI

Your receiver should automatically do one of these downloads on its own every month or so around 2am...I wonder if thats where the timeline confusion comes in.

jjjayb
09-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Why do I want to do this?

You'll skip Glass Joe and all the other fighters and go right to Mike Tyson.

chief52
09-24-2011, 12:42 PM
just push the red reset button and wait till the welcome to directv screen comes up and push in the code.

We have to force the download to every new installed receiver, so I dont see how this is anything different for this limited time.

I went with this advice regarding the limited time. Download went fine and just as the original post states. Can not see how that time frame is relevant...but who knows.

Worked for me.

Stewie
09-24-2011, 12:44 PM
it has nothing to do with a timeframe.

We force this download to every receiver we install.

FYI

Your receiver should automatically do one of these downloads on its own every month or so around 2am...I wonder if thats where the timeline confusion comes in.

It might be available to installers all the time, but not subscribers? :shrug:

BossChief
09-24-2011, 12:48 PM
It might be available to installers all the time, but not subscribers? :shrug:

yeah, the buttons on your remote work differently when installers push them...:p

It has nothing to do with the lights on the box, the code has to be entered at the "hello, welcome to directv" screen.

Its really not that hard.

Stewie
09-24-2011, 12:50 PM
yeah, the buttons on your remote work differently when installers push them...:p

It has nothing to do with the lights on the box, the code has to be entered at the "hello, welcome to directv" screen.

Its really not that hard.

I'm downloading now. I pressed in the code right when the screen came up and it seems to be doing something.

"New software found" (04D1) whatever that means.

JoeyChuckles
09-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Instructions for Cox cable?

ClevelandBronco
09-24-2011, 01:05 PM
What's a "launch code"?

BossChief
09-24-2011, 01:12 PM
Instructions for Cox cable?

ROFL

well played

Stewie
09-24-2011, 01:15 PM
That was a long download and install but I don't see a difference.

BossChief
09-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Your box probably already had the download, automatically.

Like I said, your receiver should do these downloads about once a month without having to do anything. It turns itself on and off to do its downloads.

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 01:46 PM
That was a long download and install but I don't see a difference.What color is the banner and other graphics? They are black on mine. They were blue.

Stewie
09-24-2011, 01:48 PM
What color is the banner and other graphics? They are black on mine. They were blue.

Mine are still blue. From the pics that Clay posted I was expecting black. I downloaded something that said, "New Software found" and thought I did it right. Apparently it downloaded something else.

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 02:06 PM
Mine are still blue. From the pics that Clay posted I was expecting black. I downloaded something that said, "New Software found" and thought I did it right. Apparently it downloaded something else.Thats odd. It worked for me.

SPchief
09-24-2011, 02:16 PM
I tried it, it said new update downloading and nothing changed.

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 02:25 PM
I'm wondering if it has to be a specific series/model for this to work.

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 02:35 PM
.

DMAC
09-24-2011, 03:12 PM
I'm wondering if it has to be a specific series/model for this to work.

Just curious, did you download in the time frame in the OP?

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 03:18 PM
Just curious, did you download in the time frame in the OP?Yes, I did it around 1am.

Chocolate Hog
09-24-2011, 03:42 PM
They only let you do this from 11pm-230am on friday and saturday (EST)
and not every week

*warning* - this is beta software and it might be kinda wacked out, but it will give you a way to kill some time waiting for Skinemax porn to start.

instructions:

Restart your receiver. Using the remote control, select

Menu -> Parental, Fav's & Setting -> System Setup > Reset -> Restart Receiver ({DASH} to confirm)

When the reset process starts, the blue LEDs on the front of the receiver will turn off

IMPORTANT PART
Once the LEDs on the front of the receiver come back on OR the first blue screen is displayed, whichever occurs first, enter this special code from your remote control: 0 2 4 6 8.

After a few more seconds, you should see a screen indicating that the 10-20 minute download cycle has started.

What if you don't have direct tv yet?

BigMeatballDave
09-24-2011, 04:14 PM
What if you don't have direct tv yet?Im thinking its probably not going to work...

NJChiefsFan
09-25-2011, 12:55 AM
The new guide really is a lot faster. The like the theme a lot more as well.

Stewie
09-25-2011, 01:43 AM
It worked! Much better interface!

KCFalcon59
09-25-2011, 01:52 AM
Just did mine. The interface is much nicer and lots faster. Thanks

malachi47000
09-25-2011, 08:17 AM
DAMNIT....I was gone for a few days and got back this morning....will this be possible next Friday/Saturday??

Bwana
09-25-2011, 08:40 AM
DAMNIT....I was gone for a few days and got back this morning....will this be possible next Friday/Saturday??

READ the thread.

notorious
09-25-2011, 08:42 AM
DAMNIT....I was gone for a few days and got back this morning.

This.


I hate the delay on the old interface, and the one chance I have at fixing it I had to be 1200 miles away.

I just tried it hoping it still works.


NOPE.

****!

RedSea90
09-25-2011, 11:25 AM
Well you have to do it in the time frame given 1130pm-230am. Trust me i tried during the day around 2pm you will download a program (04D1) but its not the new HD interface.If it says 055E at the top left corner that is the correct software for the HD interface. Trust me its so much better looking and faster keep trying every friday/saturday its worth it.

4th and Long
09-25-2011, 11:28 AM
READ the thread.
Dude, it's 80+ posts long. These people are a product of the public education system. Are you insane?

:D

DMAC
09-25-2011, 12:26 PM
Time frame is valid

DaFace
12-22-2011, 12:49 AM
This finally auto-updated to my box today, and it's glorious. The speed improvement is striking.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-22-2011, 12:55 AM
This finally auto-updated to my box today, and it's glorious. The speed improvement is striking.

I haven't checked mine today. I hope it does, b/c my living room receiver will hang for 5-10 seconds upon entering channel numbers and bringing up the guide. It's ridiculous.

DaFace
12-22-2011, 12:57 AM
I haven't checked mine today. I hope it does, b/c my living room receiver will hang for 5-10 seconds upon entering channel numbers and bringing up the guide. It's ridiculous.

They're rolling it out slowly, probably because all of the old people freak out and call support about it at once. I found a PDF online a couple weeks ago that showed Denver slated for today. I'll see if I can find it to see if there's an update on future rollouts.

DaFace
12-22-2011, 12:59 AM
Here's the January schedule:

http://forums.directv.com/pe/RepositoryFileDownloadServlet/10987124/JAN%202012.pdf

DaFace
12-22-2011, 01:00 AM
I'm gonna go ahead and move this into the MC. Makes more sense there if this turns into an ongoing discussion.

JohnnyHammersticks
12-22-2011, 01:07 AM
Mine just auto-updated. Oh, I like this MUCH better!

DaFace
12-22-2011, 01:09 AM
Mine just auto-updated. Oh, I like this MUCH better!

Whoa - you're, like, my neighbor.

Fruit Ninja
12-22-2011, 01:23 AM
Direct tv still have the dvr for the whole house deal going on?

alanm
12-22-2011, 01:39 AM
Nice job.. Thanks guys!!

BigMeatballDave
12-22-2011, 01:39 AM
I upgraded when this was originally posted.

By far and away a better UI.

DMAC
12-22-2011, 09:30 AM
I upgraded when this was originally posted.

By far and away a better UI.

I did as well. Then I ordered a DVR. So I am back to the shitty blue thing. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

Does the Friday/ Saturday night forced download still apply?

DaFace
12-22-2011, 01:19 PM
I did as well. Then I ordered a DVR. So I am back to the shitty blue thing. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

Does the Friday/ Saturday night forced download still apply?

No, but you'll be upgraded on January 18th according to the link I posted.

DMAC
12-22-2011, 01:22 PM
No, but you'll be upgraded on January 18th according to the link I posted.

I know, just didnt want to wait that long due to the extreme difference I was used to.

You know, first world problems and stuff.

DaFace
12-22-2011, 01:36 PM
I know, just didnt want to wait that long due to the extreme difference I was used to.

You know, first world problems and stuff.

Oh, no argument. I'd been waiting for months after missing out on the beta version.

Mr. Laz
12-22-2011, 01:48 PM
have they started making Directivo's available again yet?