XpressRC Issues After Update

Discussion in 'XM Plug and Plays' started by SISO, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. SISO

    SISO Member

    For starters, the channel logo's didn't update. Which is really the only reason why I disliked my old Stiletto, I knew this would happen with Sirius in control! UGH! XM always did a GREAT job with this. Absolutely ridiculous!

    Secondly, there seems to be a greater delay between turning the unit on and receiving sound.
  2. Music_Rube

    Music_Rube New Member

    I personally haven't noticed the issues you mentioned with my XpressRC. Last night when the update happened some of the logos and channel backgrounds were either missing or showing up on the wrong channel (Holly for example had the POTUS background). I left the radio running overnight and everything seemed to be in the right place.

    So maybe leave your radio running for an extended period of time so it can capture all of the updates? If that doesn't work, a refresh might? Maybe others have some ideas....
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I've not noticed either of these issues either.

    How long did you leave it on. The icon and wallpaper updates took almost 4 hours right after the channel changees last night for me. These updates take bandwidth and they allocate for little for it, so it will be very, very slow. You have to leave it docked for a few hours at minimum. It isn't like usualy were you have one or two channels where the icon is changing. This update actually removes all your channel icons and then reloads them with the new ones. Plus adds wallpaper on the channels needed.
  4. bwaldron

    bwaldron Member

    I have a new XpressRC that I'm about to install in my car. No home kit, so guess I'll have to take a long drive to let it update in the car cradle. :)
  5. SISO

    SISO Member

    Ah, well, the longest I've had it on was probably 15 minutes. I will leave it on longer.

    Thank you!
  6. snakester

    snakester New Member

    Yeah overnight should do it. My inno was going nuts last night, Holly without a logo and the POTUS background,the Holly logo being used for POP2k during that time period, the single artists channels being called BIG XII, etc etc, it was kind of fun to cruise through the dial and look at all the weirdness. It took a good 2 hours for everything to straighten out.
  7. lronglien

    lronglien New Member

    logos updated

    DAB-
    What's up with the S10, S100 and Stiletto 2 logos? Can they update if we leave the radio on? I assumed not.
  8. snakester

    snakester New Member

    No, Sirius has to release an update for that, which they haven't done in over a year (at least for the SL100)
  9. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Like Snakester said, there is no telling how long it will take for Sirius to update these tuners. I had a really good contact at Zing and Sirius has all but parted ways with them. But basically these tuners require an update to deliver the channel icons, wallpaper and voice tags this is just on the sat side, now on the Wifi side, they have to do a channel shuffle and then update the tags, nowt hey can do it on the fly on the wifi side, but the sat side requires a full download.
  10. lronglien

    lronglien New Member

    Thanks

    Thanks guys for the update. I hope they can update the logos soon...they are a nice part of the Sirius receiver.
  11. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Did you get it, did you get it? I love it when people get really cool new toys. Do tell!

    Did you keep it on long enough to get those pesky channel icons updated! hehehe
  12. bwaldron

    bwaldron Member

    Yes, I did get it installed, and love it. Took a long drive to test it out -- and let the icons update, which they did with no problems.

    I also wanted to test out how it would do with the roof-mounted Sirius antenna that I've had installed for 4 years and was using with the Sportster. It works absolutely fine...so I don't have to spend the time running new wires for the XM antenna.

    My only minor quibble with the XpressRC is the limit of 10 presets (although the split-screen view makes it easy to tune channels that aren't in my 10).
  13. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Fantastic, glad you got it working and the logos came down for you.

    It is nice not having to run an antenna again, but the frequencies are so close that the antennas usually do work just fine.

    Yeah the 10 presets with no abiilty to switch to bank b or c really was sort of an oversight. But them coming from the Inno which has ZERO presets that you could simply push was a huge improvement. I too use the split screen which helps.
  14. bwaldron

    bwaldron Member

    Yeah, I thought that the antenna would work (tested it previously with my wife's Inno) but it was good to confirm it.

    I didn't want another Inno, as this is pretty exclusively for use in the car -- and not being portable gives me an excuse to pick up the Slacker G2 I've been eyeing ;)
  15. JasonBourne

    JasonBourne New Member

    Just installed my XpressRC and its been on for about 15 minutes. I got the activation signal immediately and I see that the old logos and such are still in there. I got all my presets added and now its powered on and running. Hopefully I will get the new channel logos, etc soon. I am kind of excited to see new ones.
  16. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Sweet! Congrats on your new XpressRC!

    It will take awhile for all the channel icons and wallpapers to download. It does this in the background. I think when they made all the channel changes it first removed all the old icons and then added them all back along with the new ones. It took like 3 or 4 hours before the process completed. Just plug it and leave it running. Make sure once you notice they are all there, you use the power button to turn it off so that it saves everything. If you just pull it off the dock or remove power from it, sometimes it has to re-download everything again as it didn't properly save it. Just a little tip for you from my own learning experiences.
  17. JasonBourne

    JasonBourne New Member

    Thanks DAB. Looks like I got everything downloaded and setup. Its great! I am very happy with this device. The screen is fantastic, and I already got loads of compliments on how sharp it looks. Wonderful.
  18. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Fantastic! Glad everything downloaded and it is working great for you. I personally think the XpressRC is THE best sat radio out there today in the PNP class of tuners. Then again I swapped out a Pioneer Inno for one of these babies so for me it is really the best sat radio period. LOL That display is one of the best I've seen and the fact that on the XM side they keep the channel icons and wallpapers updated unlike the Sirius side, makes it even better.

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