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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. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    That's a bummer. People who have replaced their stock drives (and know better) usually assume that reboots = dying drive, since that's the most common symptom for a dying drive. So, they probably wouldn't be calling D*.

    My parents are horrible w/technology and have no means of testing their drive. And, pulling their DTiVo to test the drives means it being out of action for awhile. Them going on a cruise on 11/20 was a good time since they couldn't use it while away anyhow.
     
  2. FastMHz

    FastMHz Mad Scientist

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    The SAT-T60 has stopped rebooting as of yesterday evening. *fingers crossed*
     
  3. TopCat99

    TopCat99 TiVo addict

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    Just thought I'd throw a "me too!" reply into the mix.

    HDVR and R10 here. The HDVR seems to be almost behaving itself now--only two reboots since Friday, but the R10 is still a tad wonky.

    After reading here that many units were fixed, I called to see why mine weren't and to ask for the $10 bill credit. I was told that this wasn't known issue and I should schedule a service call at my expense. When I mentioned the (at the time) 913 posts here, I was placed on a five-minute hold followed by "Someone will call you shortly about compensation." He then wanted to set up a service call for a tech to come in and verify I really do have rebooting units. He also offered to "upgrade" my TiVos to a plain jane DTV box for free but with a 1-year commitment. I declined. I don't want to downgrade, nor do I want to replace the TiVos. I just want them both fixed :D

    Still no call regarding a bill credit, however.
     
  4. DougF

    DougF Active Member

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    Had it for two days now and so far I like it. I got the Hopper and three Joeys. Easy install since I already had cable everywhere I wanted it. It only needs one cable run to each room, so I now have an extra cable in each. It is three-tuner when not using Prime Time Anytime, which I am not planning to use. HD quality is not quite up to OTA, but still very good.

    Some might consider this an issue but it's not for us. Only three of the stations can watch Live TV at any given time. For one, we are not Live TV watchers. Also, I think it will be pretty rare for us to have four TVs on at once.

    Haven't done much with the network capabilities yet. I only have ethernet to two of the rooms involved. Gonna do the others shortly. I was able to play stuff from my media server using Orb. Plex is supposed to work, but it hasn't for me yet.

    This wasn't a deal-breaker, but no Sprout (PBS Kids) channel. I was told in chat last week that they did have this, but I failed to confirm it for myself.

    All in all, very happy with things so far. Sorry to leave DirecTV after all this time, but not sorry that I got into this setup for free.
     
  5. fooz

    fooz New Member

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    Excellent choice, you won't regret it.


    I made the same move back in April 2012 when my 3 Tivos lost all locals and DirecTV was unable to get it fixed and unwilling to upgrade me (until after I cancelled, now they are willing to give me more than I ever wanted in order to come back)
     
  6. CentPacRR

    CentPacRR New Member

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    Hmmm after six days of stable operation I just had a spontaneous reboot at 9:49PM EST on my HR10-250. Anyone else have one too? Perhaps they are messing with the APG coding again which is causing a return of the buffer overrun issue on Series 2 machines.

    UPDATE: No more reboots since the one on Monday night. I'm guessing it could be that DirecTV/TiVo are tweaking the APG code stream and may have made a test transmission on Monday night that caused a buffer overun on my HR10-250. They are probably continuing to fiddle with it so that it works with the new machines but does not overload the RAM of the Series 1 and 2 devices without having to create and distribute a new software update beyond 6.4a.
     
  7. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

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    All my units rebooted at the same time, almost exactly 3:30 AM central time this morning. Hopefully it was just an "adjustment".
     
  8. gansemer

    gansemer New Member

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    Uverse just Installed this morning. HD picture quality is very good over cat5e. I was worried about losing the dual live buffer but so far It's not bothering me.
     
  9. laddanator

    laddanator New Member

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    I have a R10 Tivo and A SD-DVR40 and the rebooting problem seems to be fix but I am having some serious hiccup issues. About 50 times a day both boxes will kinda freeze like when you get a heavy rain but will correct itself. Anybody else having this issue? Maybe I need to repoint-repeak the dish?
     
  10. nmiller855

    nmiller855 New Member

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    Sadly, the "fix" didn't fix my 2 locals that got lost a few months ago on my Sat-t60 I'm happy that I'm not getting the rebooting anymore & still have my local station season passes on my Hughes unit.
     
  11. tomluoma

    tomluoma New Member

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    (I have questions at the end)

    The resetting does seem to be fixed for us in Montana. However....

    We still do not have complete guide info. Right now the guide goes out till the 11th of Dec.

    If you go to "Pick Programs to Record" there has has been a message since they "fixed" the resetting that says "Aquiring guide data...etc May take another 24hrs".

    The bigger problem is signal dropouts. It comes and goes and the unit will sometimes report it can't find a signal on Sat 2.

    Just going in and out of Sat Signal test seems to fix it and signal strength is in the 80's. What is more odd is if you go to System Test it will sometimes report Sat 1 is 85 and Sat 2 is is 40 or so. But the Strength is still high.

    The dropouts seem to be mostly on the Networks and the West stations at that. PBS, NBCW, etc.

    DTV will not ack a problem.

    Does anyone know if it is possible for the Signal Strength Test to show good strength but it actually bad and that is why the System Test sometimes shows a bad Sat strength?

    DTV says I'm on Sat 99 but my system says 101 -- what's up?

    Why does the transponder number I select keep changing?

    Is there any point to the Signal Strength Test other than dish pointing?
     
  12. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    I can't speak to your satellite strength issue but the guide data shouldn't go beyond December 11th as of right now.
     
  13. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Actually, you're doing well if it goes to the 11th now! It is typically only 10-11 days out.

    And yes, it is indeed possible for the signal strength meters to show fine but the test fail. That happened for me. In the end DirecTV sent out a tech who replaced my dish and many of the connections - it works fine now.
     
  14. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    My DSR6000 has been very consistent.

    For example, at 9:00 PM Wednesday the 28th I would see data through about 7:00 PM on the 11th, at least on some channels.
     
  15. msommer

    msommer Card's Fan

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    I'm thinking about making the switch to Dish as well. One of the things I always liked about the DTIVO was the extensive information available for series episodes - original air date for reruns, etc. How does Dish compare in that respect? Also, is there any type of dual tuner buffering for live TV?
     
  16. DougF

    DougF Active Member

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    I'll try to get a couple of pics of series info tonight or tomorrow.

    As for the buffer, we do almost no live TV watching so I haven't used it. The tech told me that it was an hour and there are three tuners.
     
  17. DougF

    DougF Active Member

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    gansemer

    gansemer New Member

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    After living with uVerse for a week, I called DirecTV to cancel. They offered me a free Genie but for some reason did not want to provide me with a mini client for the second room. They offered me a HD receiver as an alternative which was "better" in some way I didn't understand. As a TIVO lifetime subscriber (12 years) it was still going to cost me an additional $10/month for HD and $3/month for whole home DVR plus $49 installation fee. No offer of bill reduction at all.
     
  19. laddanator

    laddanator New Member

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    Hey guys. I am having a small issue that seem to start with the rebooting. The rebooting issue is fixed on my R10 but every fem minutes it will freeze up like it does when it rains outside and its annoying. I have repoint and peaked the dish so I know that's not an issue. Also replaced the HDD. Any ideas?
     
  20. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Probably best to start your own new thread since your problem is not related to the "random reboot" issue that affected folks here.
     

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