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#1 11-14-2007 3:22:41 PM

HDJoe
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Operating System for the DCH?

Out of curiosity, what kind of OS is used in our systems?


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#2 11-14-2007 4:33:03 PM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

I'm not certain about the OS, but somebody once mentioned the programming language is Cobalt (not COBOL.)


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#3 11-14-2007 10:19:39 PM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

So it could be Lynux/Unix or DOS?


cool  My System: Comcast Motorola DCH-3416 HD-DVR (on a APC UPS), Samsung LN-T4065F LCD HD TV (on a APC voltage regulator), Sony DVD Recorder RDR-GX315, Yamaha HTR-5460 Home Theater unit, JBL satellites and sub

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#4 11-14-2007 11:21:57 PM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

With all the bugs, it's probably written in FORTH:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_%28p … anguage%29
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#5 11-15-2007 6:49:51 AM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

So far, my DVR is pretty much error free.  It's nothing like the bug-filled and lock-up-proned R15 I had from DirecTV.


cool  My System: Comcast Motorola DCH-3416 HD-DVR (on a APC UPS), Samsung LN-T4065F LCD HD TV (on a APC voltage regulator), Sony DVD Recorder RDR-GX315, Yamaha HTR-5460 Home Theater unit, JBL satellites and sub

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#6 11-15-2007 7:37:20 AM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

HDJoe wrote:

So far, my DVR is pretty much error free.  It's nothing like the bug-filled and lock-up-proned R15 I had from DirecTV.

Do not tempt fate by making such statements:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_use … a_DVR/Bugs

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#7 11-15-2007 4:33:08 PM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

I doubt if the internal OS is anything common. It's probably something unique and proprietary, although some items like the hard drive format could be based on Unix. Remember that they are designed so that the same software can be used on both new and old boxes.

So far, the new firmware/software I got last week has been pretty nice. I keep discovering new features, although I'm not 100% certain they were there before or not:
In the Guide, pressing GUIDE toggles between the grid and the single-channel list mode.
While watching a recording, INFO first just does a normal info bar. Hit it again, and you get the recorded program list. You can then get information on any of the programs as normal.


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#8 11-16-2007 8:57:14 AM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

Will the update show up without a reboot?


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#9 11-16-2007 4:18:39 PM

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Re: Operating System for the DCH?

It has to reboot to do the update. When noticing an available update, it goes into download mode, with a DL and a spinning circle on the front panel display. It will then go through a few more codes as it flashes the ROM. It then reboots.

For me, there was a second reboot the next day. That might have been for some other reason. It's been stable otherwise. Response has generally been good. I haven't had any of those 20-30 second pauses, but do occasionally have some shorter ones, mainly when dealing with HD on both tuners and playing and HD recording.


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