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Lost some local channels

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by wishbone4401, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    Since version 3.5d is available I wish they would provide it to us old timers. I won my original standalone which led me to buy a couple more standalones. Then the DirecTv models came out & I bought several of those. It's not like I just bought one Sony SATT60. I guess my only option is to send it for an upgrade if I ever want to see most of local channels again on this unit.
     
  2. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    I got no idea, the port is forwarded the firewall is opened up. WTF???
     
  3. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    Tom,

    Running 151/351 software update here.

    Doing an experiment.

    Started from scratch with original software. Will let it run a few days with use (minus the local channels and software update) and see what happens.

    Wife's feedback (she is very patient) saids it appears to be locking up when she configures and watches her recorded "stuff" 1-2-3 days after the update.

    Curious how other users DTivo series 2 boxes are "behaving" with the new update; IE: is it me only that is having problems?
     
  4. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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  5. Captain 80s

    Captain 80s New Member

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    Just updated to this torrent... still no seeds.
     
  6. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    Just called DTV regarding said issue. My ticket was still opened. Good news.

    I requested access to CBS, NBC and ABC wherever it comes from as its what DTV is supposed to provide and cannot right now.

    That said DTV customer service representative said she would send me a form to send to the FCC requesting east coast feeds ABC, CBS and NBC TV service.

    I'm thinking now that the DTV/Tivo debacle starts to get to a point of becoming a valid complaint to the FCC about DTV. The 3 months of "free" local service credit doesn't work for me anymore.

    sk33t3r,

    Trying your torrent and no seeds here either. As its only 60Mb can you post it somewhere. I'll download it and repost it on some freebee sites.
     
  7. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    I would rather put it on a torrent but here it is on my site so have at it. It is only 60meg because its the OS ONLY, once you unzip it you will have a 000001 file, use mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdc If you dotn know how to use mfs tools just search for it and youll find it to put this on your hard drive or use zipper.
    PS

    FROM MY HDVR2 Directv sd tivo, and as dvrupgrade has stated 151 and 351 are the same

    It may take a while to download is a bunch of ppl hit it, but I leave this server up 24/7 so have at it.
     
  8. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    Pete_C.
    I now from another thread, we're in the same market and after I complained to the FCC I received a very nice letter from them about this debacle. DTV called me a few times wanting to know how they could make me happy, but $5 off a month was all they would do. They wouldn't even come down on the price of a good DVR. And no matter what they offered it was contingent of a two year contract extension. Anywhoooooo

    On the DVR front, I have two DSR704's hacked with 1TB of storage and one HR10-250 with 1TB of storage. After using the Slicer to get 6.4a on and deleting all of my to do list, etc.... I experienced no problems what so ever with reboots or freezing. I think that's because I kept the phone line connected and the Tivos call in every night now. I have all of these stupid ads on there now, that they call "Showcases." Did you keep yours connected to a phone line?
     
  9. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    You can tell it to NOT record showcases.
     
  10. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    That's news to me. I've searched all over, there's even a thread n how to delete the whole folder, but not how to prevent their recording
     
  11. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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  12. tomc585

    tomc585 New Member

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  13. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    Skeeter, "Showcases" are not the same as "Suggestions." Suggestions are programs that Tivo feels you will like based on your viewing and thumbs up and down ratings. "Showcases" are ADVERTISEMENTS that appear after you finish watching a show. They appeared with the "upgrade" to 6.4a

    I thank you, but they are not the same thing.
     
  14. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    oh DAMN I misread then, If you ran zipper or tweak there is a option when its installing
     
  15. Captain 80s

    Captain 80s New Member

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    Put your 000001 file on a new zipper cd and applied image to a fresh formatted drive. Everything proceeds normally, reinstall drive in Tivo and boot, but under system info it says 6.2a.
     
  16. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    really, i will go look
     
  17. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    Thank-you wetchemistry; I did not leave the phone line connected. Will try again with the phone line connected.

    Thanks sk33t3r for the download.

    I started to build a mythTV box tonight.....test to see if wife will be able to use it...start with just OTA then maybe will give a cablecard tuner it that works...
     
  18. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    I built one using a USB tuner and it was OK, it was also for my wife, so I needed it to work well. It did not. I then switched over to XBMC.org and it worked really well. I would give it a shot also. This was for OTA only
     
  19. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Captain 80's its fixed now. Sorry, so many files. HDVR2_64a
     
  20. thaneg

    thaneg New Member

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    My Series 2 R10 is not hacked and i don't understand most of the hacking discussion.

    I have connected to a phone line for a couple of weeks, reauthorized receiver, connected to the phone service, restarted, restarted and removed guide information, and still no upgrade and still missing local channels here in Chicago. Anyone else still having problems??
     

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