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Lost some local channels

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

  1. tomc585

    tomc585 New Member

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    from what I understand and have experienced, it takes several successful calls and downloads to complete the package. Took mine quite a few weeks before it grabbed the final package. I would suggest that anyone who hasn't received the update to if at all possible leave the unit hooked up to the phone line until it is complete. I dont have a landline at home so I had to bring it to work.
     
  2. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

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    White Oak,...
    You say this REQUIRES a phone call to the mothership. Is there NO way around this on a hacked (zippered) 6.4a unit? I have no home phone line and this old S2 hasn't made a phone call in 6 or more years.

    Thanks for all the help you provide on these forums.
     
  3. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    From what I understand it does require the phone call. Do you have a friend or relative that has a landline or could you take it to work & hook it up to a phone line there?
     
  4. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

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    White Oak,...
    Thanks for the reply. I am afraid you are right. I brought the unit to a house with a land line and tried dialing out MANY times over about an hour and a half. I used the method described in a thread from 2008 and put a local access number in the dialing prefix field. The modem is dialing out and negotiating the connection, but failing at negotiating. I tried multiple numbers with the same result each time. I hate to think that I may have sunk myself. The unit was zippered with 6.2 software, then updated to 6.4a software when I lost locals a few months ago. I read one message in the old dial up problem thread that said if the unit was previously hacked that the initial phone call would fail every time. That it took a clean, unhacked drive to complete the first phone call. Does anyone know if this is true?

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide. The wife is pushing for a major upgrade to the new Genie system. I don't think she realizes what that is likely to cost... Four weeks ago I had six working tuners. I am now down to one. (Long story, but a drive had a major failure, among other things.)
     
  5. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    The setup I have is:
    Dial prefix: ,#034,
    Call waiting prefix: *70,,
    Tone/pulse dialing: Tone
    Availability detection: Off
    Dial tone detection: Off
     
  6. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

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    White Oak,...
    Thanks again for the help. I have it working now. I just re-imaged the drive from a 2006 6.2 image I had on a zipper boot cd. I also had a copy of the old PTV upgrade cd and everything I needed to do a re-image and re-zipper. Then I reapplied the 6.4a slices so I could regain my locals. Everything is working fine now. It took the better part of half of today, but things are MUCH better now. I just finished applying the last of the 6.4a hacks. Now I know to NEVER do a clear and delete all.

    In 24 hours, I went from 1 tuner back to having 5 working DTivo series 2 tuners again. I had one unit that had the pixellating tuner two problem. I moved that drive to a backup unit that had both tuners working. Fixed the unit needing to call out, 2 more tuners. Moved a 6.2a drive into the machine with only one working tuner and it is now a media server with a single tuner working. I am happy again and can once again put off upgrading the hardware... until the next malfunction. But that's why I keep three more old non-RID units in storage. When my old 32 inch tube TV goes out, I'll move into the 21st century. :)
     
  7. surfboy500

    surfboy500 New Member

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    Succesfully upgraded my both my Phillips 704 and Hughes HDVR2 from hacked 6.2a to 6.4a in order to get locals back. Used slicer and downloaded the 6.4a from DVRUpgrade per the instructions posted.
    Last thing the upgrade did was tell me that it was preserving my hacks etc.

    All is working EXCEPT I cannot telnet the units anymore. Do I have to do anything different to use the PTVNET telnet feature?
    Netgear FA120s show blinking lights BUT telnet connect fails
     
  8. Kimberlini

    Kimberlini New Member

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    Background:
    A few months ago, I lost my local channels for ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX only on my DirecTV Tivo box. Other receiver was fine. I didn't have a phone line connected to my Hughes SD DVR80 so I didn't get the software update. Couldn't connect with the phone line but was finally successful after using the "096" code trick recommended by Weaknees. Software update 6.4a was installed, and access to CBS and FOX were restored.

    Current problem:

    After numerous restarts and a full week, ABC and NBC local channels are still NOT restored.

    What else could be the problem and what should I do now?

    Thanks,
    Kim
     
  9. kyderr

    kyderr New Member

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    I cannot download the slices to upgrade. I'm stuck on 6.2a, and no matter what I do, I cannot get it to work. Anyone know where I can get the slices to update? Or any other solution?
     
  10. kyderr

    kyderr New Member

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    SURFBOY, How did you get the files from DVRUpgrade? It's been down for days... Any idea where I can get the slice or Slicer? It seems that's the only source on the net...
     
  11. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    Kimberlini, what is the 096 trick? Those are the channels that I haven't been able to get either.
     
  12. Kimberlini

    Kimberlini New Member

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    If you haven't been able to make a phone call to update your software, you can override the dialing instructions by doing the following:

    As the dialing prefix in your TiVo's dialing settings, enter the following:

    ,#096,,XXXXXXXXXX

    comma=pause on your remote
    #=enter on your remote

    Replace the Xs with the local phone number you want your TiVo to dial, as you would dial it on your phone.
     
  13. Kimberlini

    Kimberlini New Member

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    P.S. My Tivo has never been hacked.
     
  14. surfboy500

    surfboy500 New Member

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    Yes is saw that DVRUpgrade is down. Fortunately I had downloaded them before the site went down and saved them on my hard drive
     
  15. tomc585

    tomc585 New Member

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    did you clear your season passes? (no need to wipe out saved movies and shows)
     
  16. tomc585

    tomc585 New Member

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    hmmm......wonder if the upgrade software is responsible for my Hughes SD DVR80 rebooting 2 times a day now....
     
  17. tomc585

    tomc585 New Member

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  18. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Looks as if it may be fixed now.
     
  19. habibrobert

    habibrobert New Member

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    Sounds pretty good to me!
     

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