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Lost some local channels

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

  1. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    2, 5, 7 still out havent done the clear thumbs and season passes
     
  2. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    The latest thing that happened to me today was all of the shows I recorded from season passes disappeared today. The only things left are suggestions & shows recorded tonight. I was hoping that meant that 3.5d had shown up but it hadn't.
     
  3. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    You mean spontaneously disappear? Wow. Luckily that hasnot happened to me
     
  4. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    Yes, I was looking for something to watch & the programs are just gone. I'm the only one with access to this unit. My dad has one in his room but it is a Hughes model so his remote cannot interact with my Sony
     
  5. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    I think I neglected to mention that when I called the D* tech he took my Tivo's ID number (access card, serial no. Whichever one shows up on the system info screen) he said he would look in to it and try to get something going. Maybe HE did. if so then I take all the bad things about D* techs I've ever thought or said :)

    but since nmiller855 hasn't got an upgrade I'm thinking it's not universal and they did a download off my serial number?

    just a thought.
     
  6. spiffy

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    I got 3.5D installed through the phone line onto my SAT-T60 just yesterday -- after almost FIVE MONTHS having no local channels -- but this afternoon, I got the Green Screen Of Death; five hours later, I'm now stuck on "Almost There, A Few More Seconds Please..."

    Called D*, and they say I still have to pay if I want a replacement Tivo. I'm supremely pissed off.
     
  7. Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    wow, sorry to hear about that. do you think it's a Hard drive problem? or do you think it's directly related to the upgrade?
     
  8. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    spiffy, did you contact DirecTv before your download of 3.5d or did it just show up?
     
  9. spiffy

    spiffy New Member

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    Whether it's due to the hard drive or the upgrade, don't you think it's a little suspicious that within 24 hours of getting the new software that the unit went out?
     
  10. spiffy

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    I did contact D* several months ago to ask about the loss of local channels; but tech support only told me to keep the phone line connected. 3.5d showed up sometimes on 9/24, I believe.
     
  11. ronsch

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    This happens more than you would think when there hasn't been a software upgrade in a long time. You discover that the alternate partition(s) have enough bad sectors for the upgrade to fail. Almost certainly a drive problem.
     
  12. Celusil

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    9/22 was when I noticed mine, this doesn't seem like a coincidence
     
  13. nmiller855

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    I had given up until I saw Celusil's post & today was the first day I had extra time to make sure a call went through. After several partial calls spanning about 3 hours, I got the pending restart message so I restarted it. I got back all but 2 of my locals with 3.5d. I've just done a reauthorization & another restart to see if I get them.
     
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    Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    great news, reauthorization is that a call to D* or how are you doing that?
    I am still missing 2,5, and 7 in the chicago are. I still haven't done the delete thumbs and SPs that as I've read here may fix some things. But if reauthorization would work I wouldn't have to go through the pain of reinstalling SPs
     
  15. Oct 1, 2012 #575 of 627
    stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    You can do the reauthorization from a phone call (automated system) or the DirecTV web site.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2012 #576 of 627
    nmiller855

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    I did both the web way & phone call. Still missing 2 locals.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2012 #577 of 627
    Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    I reauthorization.
    didn't fix it
    I did clear thumbs and to do list
    still missing 2, 5, 7

    I am going to re authorize again and see what happens
     
  18. Oct 5, 2012 #578 of 627
    ronsch

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    Do you have a T-60 or DSR6000?

    I think I remember from earlier in this thread or in another that more severe actions are needed to restore the locals for the T-60s.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2012 #579 of 627
    Celusil

    Celusil New Member

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    I have a t-60
    I haven't wanted to delete all because I have a ton of programs on this Tivo
    but I will recheck the thread.

    thanks
     
  20. DDROW

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    This might not be the same but I had 6.2 software on one of my extra HDVR2s and several months ago lost my locals. I tried several time over several weeks to dial in and get 6.4 downloaded never happen so I gave up. Just last week I decided to dial in on all my units. I only do this a couple of times a year since I have no local numbers to dial into. To my surprise 6.4 was downloaded and I now have my locals back. So 6.4 is out there for download but I don't know if this is the same thing or not.
     

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