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6XX receivers software update

From November 28 through December 11, 2017 we will be updating the software on all HDDSR 600, HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 receivers. This update, with current version 51.01, will enhance your HD guide experience.

Features and bug fixes

Version 51.01 provides the following features and bug fixes:

  • Instant PPV Ordering – Internet-connected 6XX units can now order PPV movies and events right from their remote controls, following the same process as the 8XX
  • When tuning in to an SD channel, the "Available in HD" banner now takes priority over the "Free Preview" banner
  • Free Preview channels are now considered when Smart PVR technology schedules upcoming recordings
  • Update to Program Options Menu for currently airing program to prevent accidental creation of recordings or reminders
  • "HDTV Large" TV Type setting now defaults to "Full Colour" genre mode
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Customer Download Details

During the download period, a subset of HDDSR 600, HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 units will be targeted to be updated to 51.01. Around 12:00 PM ET, all targeted receivers will briefly display a notification advising that a software update is available. You can choose to start the download immediately or wait until the unit updates automatically, at 2:10 AM local time. As per usual, you will be unable to watch TV for up to 50 minutes during the update, and guide data will need to be reloaded following the update.

While the download is in progress, HDDSR 605 and HDPVR 630 units will display counting numbers on the front panel. This is normal.