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rebooting at 55 past the hour series 2 directivo [Resolved]

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by satpro, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. SouthTivo

    SouthTivo New Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    The South
    10:47 Sunday night, rebooted again. This time it's stuck on "Welcome powering up" again.

    It wouldn't be SO bad if the stupid thing would just reboot cleanly and pick up recording shows. But it gets stuck and crippled more often than not.
  2. satpro

    satpro Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    Between reboots been watching,


    Looks like the complaints actually continue to increase, seeing more people making the issue known.

    Has anyone ever heard of any nationwide telecomm industry related interruption go on for this many days?
  3. lfclark

    lfclark New Member

    Nov 18, 2012
    7:58PST right on time reboot
  4. dc123

    dc123 New Member

    May 1, 2012
    Now when mine reboots it reboots again in about 2 minutes. Also seems to be happening more times a day.
  5. draiyne

    draiyne New Member

    Nov 12, 2012
    9:57 pm central time - 5th restart of the day (that I know of). It happened while watching ION West this time.
  6. deek_man

    deek_man New Member

    Jul 26, 2002
    Washington, DC
    Reboot at 10:42 EST. When will this be fixed? Thinking about cable companies at this point.
  7. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    White Oak,...
    And another 14 minutes ago. This is getting to be a joke. At LEAST five times today.
  8. bgreen5

    bgreen5 Contrast Rebel TCF Club

    Feb 4, 2000
    Do you mean... besides the DirecTV vs. Viacom public pissing match a few months back where customers were used as pawns and lost programming?

    That one was 10 days, IIRC.
  9. Cathy18

    Cathy18 New Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    My sat t-60 just rebooted at about 7:52pm PST, which is the same time as a number of other reports here across time zones. Reboot frequency has increased dramatically over the weekend.

    Tivo'd a show twice last night to make sure i got to see the end and got a reboot both times! The problem certainly is not fixed.

    And another reboot at 8:43pm pst
  10. FD1

    FD1 New Member

    Nov 18, 2012
    Reboots on our Phillips and HR10-250 have gone from one or two a day on Nov. 8 to over a half dozen per receiver today, and that's just in the afternoon when we tried to watch football. Live or TiVo'd programs, it's gotten to the point where it's essentially unwatchable. The frustration level is off the charts in this household. I've been a customer since Primestar days, and have never seen a tech issue this bad -- or the customer service reps this clueless. Don't these guys realize they're pissing off their longest-time and most loyal customers?
  11. bgreen5

    bgreen5 Contrast Rebel TCF Club

    Feb 4, 2000
    Yet another reboot, 11:53PM...

    Getting damn near useless to try to watch anything on DIRECTV.
  12. ralfsmouse

    ralfsmouse New Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Rebooted again right around 9:00 PST
  13. jdrod

    jdrod New Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Count me as yet another person with a rebooting Tivo DVR R-10 doing the DirecTV shuffle. Just like everyone else, it started happening about 2 weeks ago, but it immediately reminded the problem 2 years ago. I should have called in when it started but didn't. What I did do last week was unplug the DVR during one of the reboots and let it sit for 60 seconds and then plugged it back in. We ended up going about a week w/o a reboot. That ended on Saturday, but still I thought it was a good sign.

    What prompted me to call in to DTV was the fact that we didn't have Sunday Ticket today. Turned it over and just had the DirecTV splash screen. When I talked with the CSR, he walked me through a reboot and it hung at the acquiring sat info. I then explained to the CSR that this had been happening for a few weeks. He noted that this was "a known problem and the engineers were working on it". We were able to get the DVR to complete the reboot and the Sunday Ticket was back. He noted that we already had the Customer Protection Plan (or whatever its called), so he set me up with one of their reps. After talking with this new CSR for a couple of minutes, they offered to send us new equipment. I told them that I didn't want their DTV DVR's and only wanted a TiVo. He said no problem and they'd send me a new one. I was shocked at this, since I didn't think they had any of the old ones any more and we don't have HD service (and can't get it due to tree's blocking the satellite). If we get a DTV POC, they're getting it back.

    Here's the kicker tonight. While watching the Amazing Race, the TiVo rebooted. We ran up stairs to watch on the DTV DVR we have in the bedroom. I checked on the Tivo during a commercial and noticed that it was stuck at the Acquiring Info stage. I unplugged it and then plugged it back in. It then rebooted during the boot up stage this time, then I got a Green Screen. I figured we were dead at that point and that's when I popped in here to see what was up. The Tivo just came back about 15 minutes ago after about an hour and half of Green Screen time. Much like some one else said earlier, I can't believe that all these hard resets are helping the DVR any. I'll keep you all posted.
  14. draiyne

    draiyne New Member

    Nov 12, 2012
    10:55 pm - the same receiver as an hour earlier. Restarted on the same channel ION West.

    At the same time receiver 2 also restarted. One tuner was on the Classic R&B music channel and the second tuner was recording local CBS.

    This was day 11 of restarts for me and the second weekend of it doing it during college/pro football games. I don't think I'm going to be able to hold the rest of the house off much longer. They were ready to call DISH after the first weekend of interrupted sports watching.

    I won't go to cable because cable in my town is horrid. I don't care for DISH (my parents have it) but this is ridiculous. Our DTV bill is a little over $200 a month right now (because of football/NBA packages). I can't justify that amount for what we're receiving right now.
  15. jjorsett

    jjorsett New Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    My HDVR2 has been rebooting 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks. I've even seen a couple of cases where it would get to the "downloading satellite data" phase and reboot again, repeating this half a dozen times before finally getting back to normal. Not having found this thread, I thought it might be the power supply so I swapped one in from a different unit. No help. The hard drive is relatively new, so I'm guessing it isn't the problem. Glad I found this thread before I gave up and ordered one of the new HD Directivos. Now I'm thinking maybe it's time to consider ditching DirecTV and going with one of the offers AT&T or my cable provider has been bombarding me with. This crap has soured me considerably on DirecTV, and even if a new HD Tivo unit didn't have this problem, being Shanghaied into a two-year contract with DirecTV isn't an attractive thought right now.
  16. vigfoot

    vigfoot New Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    litchfield, CT
    Ok, so my R10's drive isn't going bad after only 1 year. I guess that's the good news. Wth is going on?

    My other series 2 is also rebooting. I don't watch it much, so I'm not as aware of how many times it reboots per day. The R10 has done it 3x today. The last time was about a half hour ago, and it finished the reboot in only a couple of minutes- faster than usual.

    I'm also considering going back to cable (arrgh) after 10 yrs w/ Dtv. Too expensive now. I'll just get a used series 2 tivo and use it instead of cablevison's crappy dvr.
  17. gansemer

    gansemer New Member

    Jan 26, 2003
    Decide to call customer service to register my complaint (not expecting them to fix anything) in case they would offer some compensation. First CSR wouldn't admit to knowing anything and kept trying to diagnose my issue. I then asked to speak to a manager who at first didn't know anything and then reluctantly admitted they were aware of the problem (but only for a few days). Their best offer was to sell me new equipment (and lose my TIVO lifetime subscription). They wouldn't sell me their latest equipment (Genie, which is reserved for new customers) or even guarantee me what equipment I would receive (most likely a refurb). 12 years as a DTV customer doesn't mean a thing. I was told I can't get the new customer offers because I already received discounted equipment (12 years ago). DTV apparently prefers their customers change providers every two years. Looks like I will oblige them.
  18. Lucymort

    Lucymort New Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    I think it may be time to give up. Could not get through one show tonight without a reboot, and had to record certain shows up to three times to get a complete episode. I don't think Directv cares about customer retention at all, from the way they have handled this debacle, from my own experience with their customer service and from reading about other people's experiences on this forum. If they think this is how to deal with a nationwide service outage caused by them, it boggles the mind.
  19. p175

    p175 New Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Having exactly the same issues with my DirecTV DVR Tivo R10. Has reset going on a dozen times today at least. Someone with contacts should be posting this info to all the tech web sites like Ars Technica, techspot & engadget etc. Maybe then at least with some publicity Directv will have to publicly acknowledge the issue and provide some idea if it is ever going to be fixed.
  20. notanonymus

    notanonymus New Member

    May 4, 2012
    Pacific NW
    This is getting frustrating:eek:.....
    Sony SAT-T160 with Lifetime, standard def....been doing the random re-boot for a week or so now,:eek:
    ....interupting one-time broadcasts & movies and shows:mad:
    ...I hope this gets resoloved soon....:(

    Latest failure was at almost 11PM Pacific Time zone USA, 5th or 6th time since last midnight. I'm lucky if it gets through a 1 hour show, blessed if it makes it for a 2 hour show....which it has done only once in 4 days.

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