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Lost some local channels

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

  1. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    I think DTV should run a "Walmart" special for those SD stepchildren left behind for the poster child city and state known as Chicago, Illlinois.
     
  2. l2bengtrek

    l2bengtrek New Member

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    Don't feel bad...it's happening here in Cincy too....
     
  3. dewdogger

    dewdogger New Member

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    Thank you for writing us.

    I am very sorry about the ongoing trouble you are having with your local channels on your Tivo receiver. We intend to work with you to resolve your issue at hand, so I just wanted to let you know that we received your email and I have forwarded it for special handling. A specialist will respond as soon as an agent is available (likely within 24 hours). For immediate assistance, please call us at 1-800-531-5000.

    We appreciate your time.

    Sincerely,

    Ronna S. - 100131199
    DIRECTV Customer Service


    tick tock tick tock.....It's evident that this is high on Direct TV's priority list. Day 5 without local channels...pathetic customer service.
     
  4. solfun

    solfun New Member

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    I too am in Chicago with no 2,5,7 and now I think fox 32 is gone...11 also. 9 is there. WTF. I am on 6.2 only for MRV and moving to 6.4 is not really a good option here as we use MRV daily amongst my 3 receivers. Why did DirecTV mess with this? I love my Tivo, already tried DirecTV's brand and the interface is horrible..right with Comcast. I could go with DirecTV tivo - but no MRV...I could go with Tivo direct to get all I need - but no DirecTV (only comcast).

    I may have to switch to comcast to get my Tivo - very frustrating. I saw the new DTV multiroom unit - which I may try in hopes they made the interface look better...but not sure what the price is as it is too new.

    Decisions, decisions.

    Ron
     
  5. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    In FL I switched from DTV (after 10 years plus) to FIOS and in the "end" DTV offered a full year of service for free.

    I told them "no" and haven't looked back.

    Here in the midwest only offerings are DTV and Comcast. I am still waiting for FIOS and Uverse to come around such that Comcast has a bit of competition.

    I wonder what it'll take to get them installed; as there was talk last year about it and nothing this year. Our subdivision in the MW is 100 homes. In FL it is only 50 homes and we have the choice there of Comcast, FIOS or Uverse.

    I am pretty much kind of "done" today with DTV, Customer service et al.

    Now past my s list going to the "dark side" of looking forward to how many customers that DTV is going to lose for said debacle.

    Its all well deserved DTV; you created your own s and I hope you like the smell of it as you wallow in it.
     
  6. solfun

    solfun New Member

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    I wish we could get FIOS here - I would be all over that. U-verse is here, but I will never move to ATT. The worst support ever experienced from a company from DSL, Wireless, phone service & u-verse as I deal with them with clients all the time.

    I am having comcast price it out as it appears I can buy Tivo Premiere and pay them $15.00/m for service, on top of the DVR (if I don't pay $500.00 for lifetime) - then pay comcast for the programming. I have always liked DTV for quality - far surpassed comcast cable - but this may push me away from DTV...this little stunt they are pulling.

    Sad to see DTV ruin their own HD Tivo by not releasing it as a new Tivo model. Tivo models already have more than what DTV has in their Tivo...not sure why they did that. Kinda like how Motorola/Sprint puts out the i1 Nextel with Droid 1.5 - when it was years old already. Now, it is dead anyhow.
     
  7. l2bengtrek

    l2bengtrek New Member

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    hey guys...

    I'ts not my intention to turn this into a hacking how-to thread...but I can't seem to find the answer to a few questions. I've got a 6.4a instantcake and ptvnet cd order on its way and plan on trying to remedy my no locals problem this weekend. I think I have pretty good understanding on how to do this myself...but what I what I need to know is:

    1: First of all, will I able to re-hack my DTivo using a 6.4a image? According to others, there will be no MRV and that isnt a deal breaker..I use other features..

    1: Once I'm ready to FTP rbautch's enhancement script to my tivo...does it matter that directory I copy it to? what directory do I use?

    2. Once I'm TELNET'ing and at the bash prompt...what exact command do I type to run it?

    I'll try to keep the tech questions to a minimum..I think I should be able to do the rest with no problem..or feel free to point me in the right direction to where I can find these answers..

    Thanks!
     
  8. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I suggest you ask this in the "Underground" section. Yes, you can hack a 6.4a image.
     
  9. l2bengtrek

    l2bengtrek New Member

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  10. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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  11. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Nothing yet.
     
  12. falstaffpac

    falstaffpac New Member

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    I wanted to remind those of you upgrading to 6.4a that MovieLoader becomes an option to acheive MRV. Its been awhile since I used MovieLoader (on the old HDTivo). Movieloader lets you xfer shows from one tivo to another. It will also serve up shows in *.tmf format from the server.

    There does seem to be a conflict between the latest version of Tivo Desktop and Movieloader. Tivo Desktop seems to block the DTivo's ability to see Movieloader. If I prevent Tivo Desktop from running and launch Movieloader, the tivo sees it fine and I have transferred a couple shows just to make sure everything is working.

    Refer to the MovieLoader thread in Underground for setup, configuration etc.
     
  13. dewdogger

    dewdogger New Member

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    I tried one more thing before giving up on these. I went into the restart menu and selected to delete Programming and To Do List. I had rerun guided setup several times to no avail. When I deleted Programming and the To Do List, it ran for about 4 hours but low and behold, back came the local channels. I still have an issue with the screen format reverting to 4:3 for some reason but the locals are back. You have to upgrade to 6.4a for those who haven't. Just follow the thread on the first page of this forum to download the 6.4 slices. I bought "the slicer" to install and that worked fine but now I have the 4:3 problem.
     
  14. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    My wife asked me not to delete Programming and To Do list; but maybe will do that anyways if it gets her stuff back.

    I had the same issue after updating relating the the 4:3 screen size defaulting. I would set the 16:9 and change channels and it would revert back to the 4:3 video format.

    I started to play with the video setting going back and forth between 4:3 and 16:9 saving each time. That said it's staying now at 16:9. I honestly don't know what I did though other than the saving piece to make it work again.
     
  15. markis

    markis Member

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    Thanks. I just tried the same thing on my HR10 (updated to 6.4a) and after 4+ hours, my channel 2, 5 and 7 locals are back now. Still no guide data, but it should fill in overnight then I can put all my Season Passes back in.

    So, it seems like this solution definitely works. I'll try it on my other machine tonight.
     
  16. zorro255

    zorro255 New Member

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    I tried "Delete Programming and To Do list" with my R10 6.1 no joy. Purchased a 6.4a cake got 2,5,7,11,32 back.
    Still don’t want to update the rest of the DTivos unless I absolutely must.
     
  17. dwellar

    dwellar New Member

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    Confirmed: a clear of the data and TO-DO list brings back Chicago 2 5 7 locals on a DSR704 slice updated to 6.4a.

    Takes about 3 hours (not 1) for the clear to finish.

    Make sure to update the channel list when the unit comes back. At least start with "Channels you receive", because "Favorites" gets cleared and if you have "favorites" for guide data, no channels will be available.

    I don't know if clearing the data and TO-DO would help on 6.2a, but suspect if it did, the "fix" would be short lived since the GUIDE INFO would quickly corrupt the 6.2 again.
     
  18. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    I'm in the process of doing that now. And hope it works, because I have a confirmation code to switch to UVerse on Saturday if it doesn't.
     
  19. Pete_C

    Pete_C New Member

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    Yup; worked here to. I now have Chicago 2, 5 & 7 back.

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    It did take about 4 hours.

    Quick recap (my steps) Chicago watching area

    1 - Telnetted to DTivo and checked current versions validating that I had 6.2 running
    2 - per above post downloaded 6.4 sw
    3 - purchased slicer for ~20.00 USD
    4 - ran slicer and it installed sw 6.4
    5 - it did remove most of my tweaks except for telnet
    6 - reinstalled the tweaks and tivowebplus
    7 - ran the clear data to do list - took about 4 hours to run
    8 - Chicago channels 2, 5, 7 are now seen and OK.
     
  20. wetchemistry

    wetchemistry New Member

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    My DSR704 just completed the "delete" function and I can confirm I have the channels back. It took 3 hours, but it's worth it. EF, DirectV!
     

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