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6.4a is here

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by dcstager, May 17, 2008.

  1. May 19, 2008 #41 of 330
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    You are Number six.
     
  2. May 19, 2008 #42 of 330
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    I'm not quite brave enough to make the attempt to apply untested tivoapp patches, so I will wait until one of the masters posts a tested superpatch -- which hopefully will be coming soon.

    I noticed that the machine isn't making service downloads in the middle of the night anymore. It did it every day with 6.2a, but not since 6.4a was installed.
     
  3. May 19, 2008 #43 of 330
    macizcool

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    So is there any chance that 6.4a is faster than 6.2? My machine is so slow... I am mainly referring to the programming guide.
     
  4. May 19, 2008 #44 of 330
    jgriffin7

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    My HR10-250 now shows up in the DVR Scheduler dropdown on D*'s web site. I've sent a request to it to record a show today; I'll see if it works when I get home.
     
  5. May 19, 2008 #45 of 330
    ForrestB

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    Who is Number One?
     
  6. May 19, 2008 #46 of 330
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    Speed is about the same. I never noticed any speed problems with 6.2a though.

    Mine doesn't seem to work with remote scheduling. When I try I get the message: "You do not have a receiver that supports the digital video recording feature." Any tips? I'm just logging in, going to the DVR scheduler, and selecting record to receiver from the guide data grid.
     
  7. May 19, 2008 #47 of 330
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    The new Number 2.

    Lets see if we can do the whole scene backwards
     
  8. May 19, 2008 #48 of 330
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    If it is like the HR2x they will slowly activate accounts to use the remote scheduler. It took over a month for my account to be activated for my HR20-700. It took another month for my account to be activated on the mobile scheduler (m.directv.com)
     
  9. May 19, 2008 #49 of 330
    RandCfilm

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    Smart man to heed the warning "may screw your unit" :)
    I still do not have 6.4a on any three of my units
     
  10. May 19, 2008 #50 of 330
    schaeferp

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    Same Here. When my 30 second skip disappears without a power failure I should have it.
    There is nothing I will use from this besides the recently deleted folder and I doubt if I will ever use that. I have not accidentally deleted anything in years.
     
  11. May 19, 2008 #51 of 330
    dtremain

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    This came with 6.3e.
     
  12. May 20, 2008 #52 of 330
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    If they can get the remote scheduling working, that's probably worth the upgrade and I'm sure I'll use that frequently.
     
  13. May 20, 2008 #53 of 330
    Gunnyman

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    I use it now on 6.2a and tivoweb. :)
     
  14. May 20, 2008 #54 of 330
    tivoupgrade

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    Gunnyman

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    !Texas
  16. May 20, 2008 #56 of 330
    stevel

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    But "Remote Booking" does not require hacking.
     
  17. May 20, 2008 #57 of 330
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    For whatever reason - probably something I did wrong somewhere -- gotomydvr would not run on my DVR under 6.3f or 6.4a. The interface for remote booking on the DirecTV site is pretty ideal -- if they would just turn it on for the Tivo people.

    I wonder when the official rollout of 6.4a is supposed to happen? I imagine I have it up and running before DirecTV was ready to actually support it. Still not downloading any service data since the upgrade. Maybe that isn't necessary any more.
     
  18. May 20, 2008 #58 of 330
    tivoupgrade

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    TiVo/DIRECTV broke http_get; did you replace with the one attached in the first post of the thread? I think that is where it is, I have to check.

    If that wasn't the reason, I'm not sure why it wouldn't work for you. When I get 6.4a, I'll look again and try to update things as best as possible.
     
  19. May 20, 2008 #59 of 330
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    gotomydvr lets you run tivoweb remotely and tivoweb allows you to schedule manual recordings when you know the date, time and channel. The DirecTV interface is of course a lot better than that and as pointed out, does not require hacking. Seriously, the only thing I want is to be able to PUT THINGS ONTO the Tivo. I don't want to rip TV shows to disc. Directv's quality is now less than Super Video CD - even if I wanted to do it, the quality is poor even under the ideal situation of the Directivo which records the actual stream unmodified.

    The tivoserver alpha application worked great with 6.2a and the Tivo's built-in MRV. If they decide to enable the regular Tivo Desktop or Desktop Plus -- even limited to put things onto the Tivo, I'd be happy with that. Running Tivo Desktop now, my home computer detects the Directivo, but won't work and directs me to the Tivo site to enable transfers and of course the Directivo isn't tracked on the Tivo site, so you can't enable it.

    I wish DirecTV and Tivo would syncronize their watches.
     
  20. May 20, 2008 #60 of 330
    tivoupgrade

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    Amen to that. Unfortunately, DIRECTV's watch is solar powered and has been in a sock drawer for a few years...

    ... on my own TV I just decommissioned my HR10-250 and connected a Series 3; the ability to pull XVID onto the TiVo (shared with Desktop Plus) worked very well and with minimal effort.

    I would not expect DIRECTV to do anything with the TiVo platforms (remember, its ultimately their decision on what functionality to release) that will put their current platform in a negative light or it will cause even more confusion that already existed when they began that transition several years ago.

    I do hope that the Series3 architecture eventually finds its way onto the DIRECTV road map again one day, but until then, my DIRECTV boxes are for 'professional use only'...
     

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