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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by wishbone4401, Apr 4, 2012.
Looks that way.
Wow!! As much as another week, possibly?? Truly amazing that a team of techs at TiVo could not have solved this by now...
Even though I am still at 6.2, I decided to clear program data and To Do list on my HDVR2 last night. It took about 4-1/2 hours (!), but this morning I noticed one change: in the System Information screen, where it had displayed a date of May 3 for last successful Service Data download, this morning it displayed June 2.
The day before I did another reboot for no particular reason and the only change was that I lost 2 additional local channels that I had been receiving. So now I have 3 locals (CBS and 2 CW stations) and am missing other CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS & FOX.
Cable with TiVo Premiere XL4 is looking better everyday.
DirecTV says it's up to Tivo to fix, meanwhile Tivo says it's DirecTV's problem. Hmmm, I'm thinking it'll never get fixed unless you hack your DTV yourself.
What problem are they trying to fix? The 6.2a Local missing or putting 6.4a back into the stream. They are 2 different problems in my opinion.
The won't be any fix to provide those missing local stations with any software prior to the latest 6.4a version. That's why it's important that Tivo and DirecTV get this rolled out ASAP.
Before going through all the time and losing your season passes, I suggest trying to reauthorize your receiver via thi directv web site https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/login/login.jsp?_requestid=3126299, it take mere second and like I said you dont loose any recordings or season passes.
If customers are still running 6,2a you will be forced to 6.4a, IMO
skeeter, I do NOT want to come off as a jerk, but have you read the previous posts in this thread? Most people land here after DTV has them reauthorize like three times over the phone.
Im speaking from MY experience, yes I read the post, I did not call Directv, I didnt do anything over the phone, after upgrading to 6.4a i went to that link and reauthorize to get my locals back, and I have done this several times, since I was testing out and trying like hell to get standby back one other thing I had to do was run dish setup.
PS It was just a suggestion!!!
Your problem sounds like a fresh image problem NOT this threads problem. That is ERROR 722. Call DirecTv and tell them Error 722 and the automated system will reauthorize all the systems. It takes 3mins (I timed it) from Thank you for calling DirecTv to Did that solve the problem?. I find the phone call easier and faster than logging into the website and finding the right area to perform the reauthorization and one receiver at a time sending the signal.
The problem has hit me now in Huntsville,AL locals.
I don't have a phone line to connect to. I was offered a new box for $199 + new fees, new contract, and $99 for SD box for other room. I think not. We use MRV everyday, so 6.4a would just put me in the dog house. Sigh...
If you use MRV, you could switch to the non-TiVo boxes and get that and more.
I do agree with this, but I do not agree that they want to charge for this.
Movieloader, It's free.
True, it's a pain in the @$& to install.
You are only talking about MFS_FTP, right? With Movieloader you just create a properties file and run the program.
I am trying to not make people afraid of upgrading to 6.4a and losing MRV functionality. The cool point to the mfs_ftp is that it runs on 6.2a so everyone can TEST there install skills and if it works install it on the next TiVo.
I found installing MFS_FTP not easy but not difficult, easier then hacking your TiVo for the first time. (We were all newbies once.) The step by step instructions are at h t t p : / / d v r p e d i a . c o m / M f s _ f t p
Install mfs_ftp in
/enhancements/varhacks instead of /var/hack/
then run var-symlinks.sh and you should be good.
I took it one step further. First get it running on one TiVo then created a mfp_ftp.tgz which contains the mfs_ftp directory. Then I push and extract it on the next tivo.
tar cvzf mfs_ftp.tgz mfs_ftp
tar xvzf mfs_ftp.tgz
This makes for easy reinstalls.
tar cvzf mfs_ftp.tgz mfs_ftp
tar xvzf mfs_ftp.tgz
Thanks a lot. I had a hard time installing MS_FTP. I could get the functionality on the screen, but then nothing would transfer, it would just show 0%. I finally got it to work, but couldn't tell you how. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions for next time.
I'm still contemplating the move to 6.4a... movieloader looks like it will mostly take care of what I want, the thing I am nervous about these days is doing the actual upgrade. When I hacked my Tivos I did it the old school way pre-zipper... to complicate things it was also done on a laptop (no desktops at home) with a USB based hard drive enclosure which has since died. I guess I feel like my hacking skills are a bit rusty
Update from Tivo via my DirecTV contacts ....
New estimated "v6.4a update fix" is June 20. Just keeps slippin' and slippin.
Just a question for everyone, has anyone successfully upgraded a Hughes SD-DVR40/80 Receiver to 6.4a via zipper/cake/etc and have tivowebplus/hackman/bufferhack/mfs_ftp installed ---- and the thing works (is STABLE)?
If so, would you mind adding some comments to this thread:
Many thanks in advance.
Finally got my update yesterday. I have an sddvr-40 with a bigger hard drive done with instantcake years ago and no phone line. When the locals went I connected using null modem to my computer and submitted my info per litzdog on dtv forum. I had not gotten a service data download for at least a month, but early this week I started getting them every night successful. After 3 or 4 nights and yesterdays phone call it said pending restart. Restarted and waited maybe 15 min. bingo 6.4a.
Because I never had a phone line since I put in the bigger hard drive I have to conclude that the update came over the sat in the service data download, in parts, and the install was initiated by the next successful phone call