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Old 04-05-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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got a few moments at work to start a new thread for 1.3.15

I thought it would be helpful to include new issues (on top) as well as status of earlier bugs/issues. NOTE: same of the "new issues might not be so new. I stopped updating the 1.2 list when the mods were told 1.3 was imminent - so there were about 6 weeks when i didn't bother to add things to the list- some of those might just be getting added now)

Just to reiterate this was predominately a bug fix so that's why it seems skewed that way.

Please feel free to reply with specifics about new bugs or the status of old bugs or issues and I will update this first post. Links are preferred if you are going to report new bugs. It helps keep all the information centrally indexed so people can find the help they need.

Some of the screwier more random things we'll have to wait and see if they crop up, but if I dont hear back after a while, I'll mark them as fixed too.

as before- mods feel free to edit. and I still cant spell or type!

“NEW BUGS in1.3”

1) BRICKING CAR DOCKS. See numerous threads. Seems a small yet significant percentage of car docks get bricked.http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=41299 apparently no fix except to exchange the dock via retail or warranty. May have just been a bad file posted for download for a short period during initial release that caused this. DAB is attempting to confirm.
2) NO SIGNAL message. New error message – “no signal” is displayed on the screen even though users are listening to live content.
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=41314 see thread- apparently resetting channels or pulling battery can fix it.
3) DOCK TUNER DEGRADED: Seems in some cases the update to the car dock is decreasing signal levels: See http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...c.php?t=41238/
May just be that the polling rate of the signal strength subroutine has been updated so the unit is now more likely to report lower signal levels.
4) OLD CONTENT WONT PLAY- encryption keys get futzed: for no apparent reason the encryption key(s) get changed and old content is no longer playable: See http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=403449#403449 http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=403835#403835 (this may not be new bug- might be in the crop of one's I never added to the old list)
5) MINOR SIGNAL DROPOUTS CANCEL RECORDINGS IN PROGRESS or LOCKUP UNIT with past versions short interruptions in signal created gaps in recordings but for the most part the recording occurred. It seems with the current update that the slightest interruption of signal will abort the recording.
see for recording failures : http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=403695#403695
see for lockups:
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=41811
6) HOME DOCK DROPOUTS A new issue in 1.3. When the s50 is placed in the home dock, the scroll doesn't appear & the audio cuts in and out every few seconds making it impossible to listen to anything...although Signal quality is OK. Every channel is devoid of scroll and has the spotty audio. A channel reset brings the scroll back and also makes the audio consistent. However, if the unit gets powered down and then turned back on (or undock and re-dock it), the scroll is gone and the spotty audio returns. Channel reset fixes the issue. This means that the end user needs to run a channel reset and leave the unit on to listen to and/or record content. Usually the channel reset takes a few minutes, but sometimes it takes hours. The car dock is unaffected.






“OLD BUGS”

1) COLD WEATHER. There is a known issue with the car DOCK in the cold. Below a certain temperature the DOCK internals must warm up in order for the tuner to work correctly. Symptoms include sporadic signal reasons although you know you are in a good spot. The unit also might need say ‘searching for signal’ or ‘acquiring signal’ or something like that. DAB has made Sirius aware of the problem and they are looking to see if there is anything that can be Done. STATUS:UNKNOWN
2) SAT ANTENNA DISPLAY- the antenna display on the live listening screen only shows up when the signal goes down. If you have 4 bars it will only show you that at start up. If you use the antenna strength screen in the menu’s you can get real time accurate sat signal results STATUS: some mention was made by Sirius engineers prior to release that 1.3 would have better antenna feedback but still seems to have same odd behavior where signal display only apparels when there is a problem.
3) TERRESTRIAL SIGNAL DISPLAY in the menus’ gets ‘stuck’. If you travel from an area without a terrestrial receiver (no bars in the menu) to one with a repeater the antenna aiming display will show both sat and terrestrial signal. But once you leave the area with the terrestrial repeater the display gets stuck and insists that you always have terrestrial signal although that is not the case . Also might do other oddities- some users (see thread about LA signal strength) that the Satellite indicator does not appear to be accurate when in areas where the unit is utilizing the terrestrial signal.
STATUS: FIXED in 1.3?
4) BACK TO BACK RECORDINGS FAIL- Back to Back recordings requiring the unit to Wake Itself up in the Home Dock apparently fail at times. Likely because the Unit is busy shutting down at the time it is supposed to start recording the next show- WORK AROUNDS- leave the unit on for the recordings just mute your outputs however you can, or leave 5 minutes between scheduled recordings. Seems to be related to implementation issue #7 below. STATUS- GENERALLY REPORTED TO BE CORRECTED in 1.3- a few initial reports of random glitches still occurring. see http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=402648#402648 for examples of still missing recordings in the home dock. But these may be related to NEW BUG number 5 above. still frequently misses 5-10 seconds or recordings and therefore gives you an error on playback that the recording is incomplete.
5) YOU CANT DOCK OR UNDOCK THE UNIT WHILE IT IS ON. This was a major issue with the earlier firmware. It would completely screw up the unit. It seems to be corrected mostly in the current firmware but personally I still wouldn’t do it. It has been reported that if you undock while on during a recording the entire recording will be lost.
STATUS- SEEMS LIKE THEY REALLY CLEARED THIS OUT FOR GOOD in 1.3.
6) RANDOM LOCKUPS Although much better then initial firmware still apparently more random lockups then there should be.
STATUS- SEEMS MUCH MORE STABLE in 1.3- Still a few initial reports of lockups (in the home dock?).
7) LOCKUP JUST BEFORE SCHEDULED RECORDINGS. See http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...uled+recording Apparently for some the unit locks up at the start of scheduled recordings when in the car dock OR the home dock. For others it shuts itself down and doesn’t record from the car dock. OREN spoke to Support 1/9:
Quote:
I just got off the phone with Samantha at the S50 Technical Support line. I explained the recording lockup issue at length and this is what she assured me.

1. They ARE aware of this problem.
2. They ARE working on this problem.
3. There is no known workaround for the freezing problem.
4. The fix for this problem WILL BE included in the next firmware update.
5. The ETA on the next firmware update is "within 2 weeks".
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=35009
STATUS: FIXED in 1.3?

8) NO PSRAM ERRORS: From the FAQ...
I am getting a NO PSRAM message when I try to pause live content, what do I do?
Follow these steps...
1. With S50 on in car/home dock unplug power.
2. With S50 out of the dock plug power back into dock.
3. Put the S50 (powered off) back into the powered dock.
This procedure does not work for everyone. It is possible that you'll be advised to bring the tuner back to the retailer and swap it out for another. It has been reported by a few forum members that the 3 finger reset does not fix this problem.
To do the 3 finger reset contact S50 tech support.
*Others report- that Reset Channels from the menu also fixes the issue.
STATUS: Early but seems FIXED in 1.3
9) UNIT BUMPING OUT OF CAR DOCK. This appears to be a HARDWARE issue with SOME of the car docks that they do not firmly hold the S50. Since docking and undocking the unit while on can cause issues, this unintended docking and undocking can cause other problems. Some use rubber bands or stick on rubber pads to create friction to keep the unit in the dock. Only seems to affect some units so exchanging a faulty unit might be a better idea. ALSO RELATED UNITS THAT ARE TOO FIRM and are somewhat harder to seat in the dock. This can cause problems for those unaware because they might not push the unit all the way in to seat it and the unit might also bounce out. With this docks a little harder push to seat the thing is all that is required.
STATUS- HARDWARE ISSUE- FIRMWARE ISN”T GOING TO FIX.
10) ACQUIRING SIGNAL – different from the acquiring signal error when cold (see #1 above) . Some people just randomly get acquiring signal. Undocking and redocking (always while off of course :-) ) seems to correct it for some http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=33448
STATUS: UNKNOWN
11) MEMORY INDICATOR IS WRONG seems he memory indicator is faulty. Some people report seeing negative values at times. Others unrealistically high values, still others report positive values when the device is empty.
STATUS: Seems still to be screwy but recent hypothesis is we all may be misinterpreting it. Unit may be reporting the amount of free space available to the user with the assumption that my channels will be deleted as needed. A quick confirmation from Sirius one way or the other would be helpful.
12) GENERAL INSTABILITY WHEN LEFT ON LONG PERIODS OF TIME- seems if you leave the unit on in the dock for extended periods (several days) it will get flaky. Audio cutouts, lockups, or other oddities can occur. (windows 98 anyone??? better to reboot every now and again....)
STATUS: Early but seems BETTER in 1.3
13) MY CHANNNELS DISAPPEAR- sometimes My channel content disappears when the unit is undocked. Usually they seem to come back when you redock the player.
STATUS:UNKNOWN
14) VOLUME BUTTONS FREAK OUT- some users report the volume buttons get messed up and both either turn the volume up or down. The reported fix is to restore defaults.
STATUS:UNKNOWN
15) FM TRANSMITTER STUCK OFF. Sometimes when the unit is shut down or powered off in the car dock, the FM transmitter will not work when turned back in. Reported workaround is to undock and redock the unit. Also turnign the fm transmitter off and then back on again in the menues may be a workaround to this problem.
STATUS:UNKNOWN
16) SCHEDULER DATABASE GETS CORRUPTED- I thought it was just a bad implementation- see #3 below- (RESET CHANNELS KILLS FUTURE RECORDINGS). Seems in fact it is a bug- or there is a similar bug. Besides having see all the Channels to 255 once- recently it decided to change all my start times to begin 5 hours earlier. I have 5 recurring M-F shows and all 5 had the start time changed by -5 hours.
STATUS: still seems to occur in 1.3 see http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=403676#403676
17) CHICK FORGETS- the voice navigator announcements (and I believe wallpapers too) seem to at times revert to their generic version. Work around= Connecting the PC and My Studio SOftware and doing a reset seems to redownload the correct files and fix the situation.
STATUS:UNKNOWN
18) DOG SCREEN FREEZE UPS/ INVALID CHANNEL MESSAGE - The unit locks up at the dog screen and will not receive radio. You can navigate around the menus but can not receive live broadcasts. Fix seems to be perform a channel reset from the setup menu. Sometimes seems to trigger BUG #16 when the scheduler gets corrupted.
see http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ght=dog+freeze
or
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=36245

Jeff confirms in this thread that the channel table is getting corrupted:
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=356679#356679


TulaneJeff wrote:
Problem: After updating firmware the device gets stuck at the Start-Up logo (or something of that nature)

Caused by: Quick docking and undocking mixes up the channel database

Solution: The unit needs a Channel Update. Dock the unit and get stuck at the boot screen. Push the Set-Up button (you may need to use the remote) and you will get into the set-up menu. In device settings you’ll find SetUp > Device Settings > Reset Channels. Use Reset Channels and is will recreate the channel table.

Note: Another symptom is when your channel icons and voice files don’t match up. Do the same thing.

Jeff


Apparently he has been told it's related to Quick Docking and Undocking. That MAY be one of the caues however I have personally experienced the dog screen freeze up after leaving the device in the dock for saveral days at a time. So there appears to be other reasons the database can get corrupted (see #16 which can happen along with the dog freeze or by itself) - in my case PSRAM errors also can casue this.

STATUS: Early but seems FIXED

19) CAR START BROWN OUTS- some vehicles with always on power sockets drop the power level when the car is started. If the S50 is in the dock at this time, the unit will go into acquiring signal. You must turn the unit off and on again to correct the error message.

See http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...t=brown#354552

And
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...t=brown#325267
STATUS: seems to now cause the new Bug #2 above instead.

20) Problem Saving Partial Recordings. The device wont always save partial recordings when you try to leave a recording in progress.
See:

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...nu+record+stop

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...artial&start=0

STATUS: STILL AN ISSUE.

21) WONT CHARGE IN HOME DOCK. The unit must be ON to charge while in the home dock. So you cant listen to it all day then bring it home and put it in the dock to charge unless you turn it on.

See:
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...=368928#368928
STATUS: UNKOWN.




“MISSING FEATURES” or other implementation issues

1) BOOKMARKS (or LACK OF) There is no way to Bookmark or save your place when you shut the unit down.
STATUS: STILL NO MOVEMENT. Recent email seems to indicate they have no ability or intention to fix this. Mods say email was incorrect.
2) TWO HOUR LIMITS There is no way to record longer then 2 hours at a time
STATUS: STILL NO MOVEMENT. Recent email seems to indicate they have no ability or intention to fix this. Mods say email was incorrect.
3) RESET CHANNELS KILLS FUTURE RECORDINGS Reset Channels will change the channel numbers all to 255 on any scheduled recordings so they will no longer work (go back in and reset the channel numbers after you reset channels). (MIGHT NOT ALWAYS HAPPEN- MIGHT BE RELATED TO SOMETHING ELSE- others report they have done this with no issues.
STATUS:UNKOWN never really sure if it was an issue or not. But at least one person (might have been Me_Rubin) indicated scheduled recordings may have gotten futzed during upgrade to 1.3
4) FF and RWD are not the most user friendly for moving large distances inside longer recordings.
STATUS: STILL NO MOVEMENT. Recent email seems to indicate they have no intention to fix this as they believe users prefer the current rates. Mods say email was incorrect.
5) CANT LOVE OFF TIME BASED You can NOT love a song from a time based recording on a music channel (just my private conspiracy theory but I think it’s to keep the RIAA of their butts)
STATUS UNKNOWN
6) WONT WAKE IN CAR DOCK You can NOT schedule recordings and have the unit wake up in the car dock (even if the car dock is always powered). The unit will wake up in the Home Dock on it’s own.
STATUS UNKNOWN
7) WILL ONLY START RECORDING AT EXACT SCHEDULED TIME- If the unit is schedule to record from 2 to 4 pm and it is not unbusy and either in the home dock or on in the car dock at the exact minute to start the scheduled recording it will not start it at all. (if you turn it on at 2:01 it wont just start recording. Would fix bug number 4 above and make the thing easier to use it would just figure out it is supposed to be recording for that whole period. Also would allow you to start recording something (i.e. Stern at wake up) in the home dock and then pull the unit and walk to your car and plug it in and have the unit pick up roughly where it left off automatically so you only miss a few minutes and don’t need to futz with FF to do a manual LOVE.
STATUS: STILL THE SAME- although in 1.3 it actually seems to start one minute early at times???
8) CANNOT LISTEN TO PREVIOUSLY RECORDED and RECORD something else. Unlike all video devices that have similar functionality you can not record something while you listen to something previously recorded. Makes the 2 hour limit a major PIA for longer Shows (eg Stern). Also would make My Channels much more valuable because the unit could be recording new unheard my channel content in the background while you listen to something already saved.
STATUS: no change- also to add some facts - the hardware is capable of doing this. IT already does under 2 instances- it will continue to add to my channels while listeing to other content and it if a scheduled recording starts on a channel you are currently listening too, it will allow you to rewind into the old buffer file and move back and forth with transport controls between the buffer and the currently recording content.
9) MY CHANNEL ONLY RECORD WHAT YOU ACTIVELY TUNE TO. My Channels only record what you actively tune to The unit will not turn itself on to record content (feel free to tune on at 1am and mute the outputs to record my channels) and will not record in the background while you do other stuff. So my channel content is only stuff you have already hear or something that you actively turned the tuner to and walked away.
STATUS: Assumed the same
10) VOICE PROMPTS ONLY WORK TOP LEVEL. The voice prompts only seem to work for the top level menu items. Drill deeper down into menus and you have to read the screen.
STATUS: Assumed the same
11) ORDERING MY SIRIUS SHOWS. My Sirius Shows is listed chronologically but it is upside down (or plays back upside down depending on how you want to look at it.) Play the last recorded show and get to the end and instead of it giving you the next show in order it goes to the last show recorded. Again a PIA with needing to record certain programs in multiple 2 hour chunks. OTHER IMPROVEMENTS have been suggested all with their own pluses and minuses). BIG PICTURE is the developers should THINK about this and USE it a little and come up with a system to make it more user friendly for browsing, deleting, and playing in order.
STATUS: STILL NO MOVEMENT. Recent email seems to indicate they may investigate feasibility. Mods say email was incorrect.
12) DELETE SHOWS. The delete shows screen is very difficult to find the show you want to delete- Date and time isn't shown and because of the strange way it orders it's tough to figure out which one you want to delete.
STATUS: STILL NO MOVEMENT
13) MSS LOGO UPDATES INCONSISTANT. Besides updating Firmware apparently My Sirius Studio is supposed to automatically download Wallpaper logos and voice prompts without any user intervention. There seems to be no consistency how or when this occurs. (see FAQ and the “hacking thread” for manual procedure to force) STATUS- FIXED with NEWEST MSS VERSION

14) MY CHANNELS NOT RECORDING 3 DIFFERENT CHANNELS- unless your device is empty you will not always get 3 different my channels. Apparently each channel is limited to about 17 hours (totals about 50 if there are 3) but the unit only records in large blocks and is not ‘intelligent’ as far as filling the remaining space with 3 different channels. For example if you have 20 hours of MP’s or my Sirius shows it seems rather then recording 3 My channels for 10 hours each that it will rather record only 2 channels up to 17 hours each. Similarly MY CHANNELS will only delete an entire channel of content if it needs more space. If it has filled the available memory with 2 channels (A&B) it appears it can not delete just part of one to add a third (C), instead it will delete an entire channel (A) and you will still wind up with two channels (B + C)
STATUS: same
15) PAUSE EQUALS SHUT DOWN- with the unit undocked if you pause something after some period of time it will just shut down. This is a major OIA due to the lack of bookmarks.
STATUS: seems to have been tweaked in 1.3 but still occurs after some mysterious period of time that the CIA – er um I mean Sirius- refuses to tell us how long
16) FADES- the unit apparently is adds a fade in and out to each song recorded on a My Channel. They are not user adjustable and at times the fade goes down before the end of the song and then right back up for the last bit of the song.
STATUS: same
17) SCHEDULER DATES NEVER UPDATE. If you schedule a recurring timed recording the scheduler never updates the date- it just keeps the original date for ever. For example if you schedule a recording for Each Monday starting Jan 9 then schedule a one time recording for Wednesday jan 11- when you look at the schedule list on Tuesday the 10th, it will show the first recording due on Jan 9th. The unit will work correctly and record the Jan 11th show and then the Jan 16th (recurring Monday) but it is not the most user friendly way to list things. It would be better to list them by the next date of recurrence (even better would be the ability to label them yourself)
STATUS: same
18) NO EQ There is No EQ (It is not clear however if it is technically possible with the chipset and other hardware involved)
STATUS: no update
19) CANT REWIND FULLY WHILE RECORDING although the unit is recording 2 hour blocks and you are FORCED to listen to that current recording. It seems that one can NOT rewind any further then about 45 minutes into the clip (the timeframe of the live radio buffer). So if the unit has already recorded 90 minutes you still can only go back ~45. Just adds insult to injury with all the other poor implementation issues with trying to record and listen to Stern.
STATUS: same
20) CANT CHANGE SYSTEM SOUND VOLUME inability to change volume of the navigation check and the clicks separate from the entire unit volume. Many other devices allow low, medium, and high settings for system sounds (besides the on/off that the S50 has)
STATUS: assumed same
21) BROWSE BY IS NOT INTELLIGENT- you can either browse by channel number, presets, or genre, but the system is stupid and you cant set it to presets and have the setting stick. Next time you turn the device on it will be back at browse by channel number. This is compounded by the fact that you cant just hit the button quickly in succession but must wait a time in between presses to switch modes.
STATUS: CORRECTED in 1.3
22) PRESETS BROWSING IS WEAK- besides the browse by being stupid (see above)- even with the device set to browse by presets and a list programmed there is no direct tuning. IT would be wise if you could at least set 9 presets to the remote 1-9 and you could press and hold the remote number and it would jump to the preset. Alternately you should at least be able to have it set to browse by presets and then punch in the preset number instead of the channel number on the remote.
STATUS: assumed same
23) VOLUME BUTTONS DONT CONSISTANTLY WORK. Volume buttons only seem to work while one is actively listening to content. Makes it difficult to adjust volume when switching from dock to headset without blasting yourself in the ear.
STATUS: assumed same
23) SCREEN GOES BLANK WHILE WORKING. The screen blanking function while undocked only responds to buttons pressed so it will go blank if the unit is busy deleting content and the unit wont respond to any button presses. Seems that it may lock up also when this occurs (although lockups are not confirmed- it may just be really long black outs...)
STATUS: assumed same
24) MORE CONTROL OF MY CHANNELS- seems to be a common thought from some that they would like more control of my channels. Ability to pick which channels, ability to delete some content but not all, etc etc
STATUS: same
25) OVERLAPPING SCREENS: While navigating menus if the live radio graphics are changed (song change or commercial change) the live radio graphics ‘step on’ the menu display
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=37938
not a major usability issue but an annoyance nonetheless.
STATUS: assumed same
26) MEMORY FULL NO WARNING- when the memory gets close to full 95 to 98% the unit will refuse to start any new recordings. First- why does it balk at only 95%- it wont even allow a 5 min loveing of a show- could be the memory bug above not displaying the correct amount of free memory. Second it will at least prompt you if you try to start a new recoding, but there doesn’t appear to be any warning if you are full and want already scheduled recordings to occur. Just sort of fizzles out. Not a major flaw just not the most user friendly.
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ic.php?t=37810
(reports of changes in 1.3.x indicate this may be addressed)
STATUS: rumored earlier to be included in 2/20 firmware thread but cant confirm in 1.3
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Theres also another new bug, it appears that the signal strength is reduced in a car dock and makes it more likely to drop out than before the "upgrade".
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Theres also another new bug, it appears that the signal strength is reduced in a car dock and makes it more likely to drop out than before the "upgrade".

hmm....
anyone else have this issue (or a link to a thread)? I'm still personally getting 100% most of the time (but we all know there's great variences). I saw some earlier posts that they made it act laess tolerant- Previously it would just break up and go in and out but now it gives the no signal error and gives up much sooner. (as a user in Alaska reported if I recall)
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it may be related to where there is marginal signal reception.
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There's also another new bug, it appears that the signal strength is reduced in a car dock and makes it more likely to drop out than before the "upgrade".

I have noticed the same thing . before update I had full signal with dot antenna. After I updated i have notice signal strength bounce 1/2 to 3/4 at times. they where supposed to increase the pulling rate , I Think they went the wrong way :\
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There's also another new bug, it appears that the signal strength is reduced in a car dock and makes it more likely to drop out than before the "upgrade".

I have noticed the same thing . before update I had full signal with dot antenna. After I updated i have notice signal strength bounce 1/2 to 3/4 at times. they where supposed to increase the pulling rate , I Think they went the wrong way :\
I don’t know but I am GUESSING that you don’t have any change in your signal if most times it is still OK. Rather they increased the frequency of how often they check on the signal strength so you just are getting more ‘bad’ readings reported. (they increased the POLLING rate if i recall)

Example-
Second 1= 100%
Second 2 = 75%
Second 3= 100%
Second 4= 50%
Second 5=100%
Second 6=100%

If they update signal strength every 5 seconds it will look like 100% if they check every other second it might look 100 or might look crappy. Still the underlying values are the same.
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No ... because the radio is "dropping" more often... before the "upgrade" I'd never experienced a drop out after the update, antenna in same location, I had around 5-6 in the first hour.

The upgrade appears to make it similiar in reception to the PNP2 it replaced.
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Thanks efudd, I am going to sticky this new version and unsticky the old one. I appreciate your keeping this list update. I am not going to lock this one though, so you can keep it updated yourself.
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No ... because the radio is "dropping" more often... before the "upgrade" I'd never experienced a drop out after the update, antenna in same location, I had around 5-6 in the first hour.

The upgrade appears to make it similiar in reception to the PNP2 it replaced.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:08 AM   #12
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The latest firmware (1.3.15) did not completely fix “Old bug 4” with the car dock. If you record back to back with out a gap with (1.3.15) you will lose 7-10 seconds of every segment and you will get the error “Recording Incomplete” during playback.

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efudd, I noticed you questioned the freezing/lockup issue above (you wrote "OWEN", but should actually be "Oren"). I haven't tested that yet... now that I'm in the routine of unplugging every night I need to get out of that routine and give it a shot. This week will be perfect since Howard's not on live.

I've also noticed some general "crappy programming stuff" that I never mentioned. Stuff like listening to a recording, deleting it, then when using the BACK button, the S50 goes back to the deleted recording and kinda sits there like "DUH!". Lots of this crappy programming stuff has been mentioned on the board.

They still need to tackle the FF and RW issue. I think it should work more like my DVR box; one click moves you forward slowly, two clicks doubles the speed, three triples it, etc.

My biggest concern at the moment is a lack of consistency between updated S50's. I get the feeling that people's S50's are "all over the place" and may be partially updated. There seems to be no resource where one can see what files should exist on a virgin S50 on "Version X" and what those file sizes should be. I've emailed Sirius twice about this (the first time being well over a month ago) and have received no response.

I'm not sure what the problem is, but even "successful" restores to factory defaults doesn't seem to update everything. I did that procedure over 5 times in the past and didn't even realize there were new wallpapers and logos that others had. They didn't appear until I manually formatted the S50 and manually put everything back together using a file that was posted to this board.

Immediately after the latest firmware update, I noticed there is a new issue with no channel announcement that takes place after the voice navigation announces "Recording is about to start..." Not sure WHY these updates are so inconsistent.


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Immediately after the latest firmware update, I noticed there is a new issue with no channel announcement that takes place after the voice navigation announces "Recording is about to start..." Not sure WHY these updates are so inconsistent.


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Actually, I've been experiencing this lately as well, and I'm still running 1.2.........bad part is, when that long delay takes place, I've found the recordings DID NOT HAPPEN, so you'd better check yours out.....
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Actually, I've been experiencing this lately as well, and I'm still running 1.2.........bad part is, when that long delay takes place, I've found the recordings DID NOT HAPPEN, so you'd better check yours out.....
Mine happen. The heart icons appear and everything. Just no channel announcement. The channel announcement does occur when changing channels, but now, post update, no channel announcement like what typically happens after she announces "Recording is about to start".

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