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Lost some local channels

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

  1. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    What sort of "clear and reset" and did you do?

    If you did a "Clear and Delete Everything", then you'll need to repeat the Tivo's Guided Setup, which requires a phone call to the mothership.
     
  2. tomc585

    tomc585 New Member

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    Not the clear and delete everything. She's good now, just took a long time. I just left it and when I came back home (4hrs later) she was up and running with the final local channel that was still missing.

    Thanks to all in this thread who helped.

    I did notice we now have a "recycle bin" where we can retrieve delete programs.
     
  3. elric1v

    elric1v New Member

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    Hi, ronsch, you indicated that you have a mfslive 3.5d backup image suitable for a DSR6000R01. Would you be willing to share it?

    I'd be happy to post a torrent for it and seed it in case anyone else needs it, too. Like others, I'm stuck at 3.5c and never downloaded 3.5d; I don't care about the shows on there (I've already done a c&d all) but I'd like to be able to get the local channels back. Apologies if I'm breaking the rules here (I checked the FAQs and didn't see anything) but an image or slices seems like the only way to get these things working again! Thanks!
     
  4. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    Well it's been a long time since I logged on here (forum says sept 2010)
    I have had Sat t-60 for 10 years constantly plugged in - I have had to replace HD ever now and then, and the last time I had weaknees replace because I didn't want to F with it. I live in chicago
    one Sat-t60 has 3.5d all local channels work well. Around the beginning of august the other tivo which as 3.5b lost 2,5,7 to blank screens and 32 doesn't even show up in the channels available.

    I wish I would have checked here before buying a new multi-switch. Why I thought a new multi-switch would fix it I have no idea.

    I have read this entire thread all 28 pages (some I skimmed) and it appears that I have limited options. after speaking with weaknees I can buy an upgrade kit which would replace 2 perfectly good HDs and lose all my recordings. I can send it to them, but they would upgrade 2 perfectly good HDs and lose all my recordings.

    I can upgrade to the new DTV Tivo, pay the xtra 10 for HD service even though I don't have an HD dish and don't really need it. I would also have to pay for the premium dvr -

    my monthly is already $105, my wife wants me to kill all TV as it is.

    or, it seems, I could go through what seems to me a complicated upgrade to 3.5d where I may or may not lose all my recordings. 10 years ago I was willing to hack, now not sure I have time or the will to do it.

    Seems to me Dtv should provide the 3.5d software, however it looks like they will not.

    I was on the phone to D* last night, tech wasn't aware of this software problem at first he had to leave and talk to others 2-3 times before he got an inkling of the issue (this started in APRIL it is now Sept. )

    He did say something informative that I didn't see in this thread. He told me that the Sat T-60 will not be compatible with Tivo service by the end of the year. Anyone else hear that?

    I love my Tivo's I like D* okay, I hate comcast. what's a old couch potato to do? sell all my equipment as my wife wants me to? Limp along with 1 tivo recording locals? (which may stop functioning by Dec 31) upgrade to the new tivo? Decisions, Decisions.

    Glad to see the forum is still here, and just as informative and helpful as ever, got me out of a few jams in the past

    also Litzdog911: Your signature says you have a Sat t-60 with 3.5b are you limping along? or did you upgrade and haven't updated your sig? just curious
     
  5. sbourgeo

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    You do have several options to get your locals back, although unfortunately getting the upgrade the standard way from DirecTV isn't one of them:

    1. Ditch the 3.5b T-60.
    2. Upgrade from 3.5b to 3.5d via the bash prompt if you have the new software in mfs (saving recordings)
    3. Restore a backup of your 3.5d T-60 to your 3.5b T-60 (losing recordings)
    4. Buy a 3.5d hard disk or upgrade service from Weaknees, DVR_DUDE, etc. (losing recordings)

    I used option #2 to upgrade my DSR6000 from 3.5c to 3.5d a few months back.

    That's the first I've heard of it. Hopefully you were just speaking with a clueless CSR.
     
  6. ronsch

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    So how about it Tivo employees who are monitoring the forums? Any truth to Series 1 DTivos hitting a hard end of life 12/31 or is this another Mayan calendar issue?
     
  7. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Unfortunately, once the handling of the TiVo sub moved from TiVo to DirecTV and the product became known as a "DirecTV DVR" the TiVo employees here took up the "contact DirecTV, it is their product" stance.
     
  8. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    I posted to the attention of the Tivo folks because even with DirecTV officially responsible for it, the Tivo folks ought to know the real story or should certainly be able to find out easier than the average DTV customer.

    I have also posed the question to DirecTV. :)
     
  9. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I doubt any TiVo folks are following this forum.
     
  10. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    My question to Directv was answered with old tivos will continue to operate as before but our newer ones work so much better wouldn't you rather have one... :)
     
  11. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    I would love to have one, but I wouldn't love my monthly bill to go up another $20 per month (or more depending on content purchased)

    what I would really love is for D* to update my ailing tivo to 3.5d
     
  12. nmiller855

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    But it is not true that the old TiVos will operate as before because before we were able to get all of our local channels.
     
  13. ronsch

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    And you still can if you are running 3.5d on Series 1 and 6.4a on Series 2.
     
  14. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    But in order to run 3.5d I would have to hack my unit rather than just having it download like all the other updates have done.
     
  15. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Unfortunately, that's just the way it is. You either live with what you have, get different equipment, or get 3.5d installed on your own since DirecTV has stopped providing software updates to the S1 units. I've helped several people get their S1 combo units upgraded to 3.5d, so DirecTV's lack of interest isn't shared by some customers at least.
     
  16. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    I appreciate users like you helping others hack there machines.

    I think what I will do is move or drop local season passes to my tivo that does work. then work through the recordings I have, watch what I want, Dump what I want to save. then send to weaknees to get the update and maybe a HD size upgrade at the same time. - that may take a while though
    :eek:
     
  17. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    That's what I did. I have one that has 6.4a on one nonupgraded unit & that's where I record all my local channels.
    I will eventually send my original unit off for repair because it list the second tuner several years ago.
     
  18. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    I came home from work last night and the tivo that was having problems rebooted. I looked at system information and I now have version 3.5d!

    Local Channel 32 now shows up and works.
    2, 5, 7 still show blank, but I'm hopeful that today they will come back.

    if that doesn't work I guess the reset thumbs and season passes might worki?

    anyone else get updated?

    at any rate. If our rants here got D* to make the 3.5d version available again then thanks to all.

    C
     
  19. sbourgeo

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    Wow, that's the first report of an "official" 3.5d update I've heard since the locals problem popped up a few months ago. Maybe DirecTV is listening after all... :D
     
  20. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    I hadn't checked mine for a while but did after I read that. I will start checking every once in a while & hope it shows up.
     

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