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Working *FIX* for all DTIVO Dial In Problems. - DTV shuts down DTIVO setup lines!

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by mrbogusbaxter, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Mar 24, 2008 #21 of 130
    HiDefGator

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    so far the first CSR has never heard of the problem I'm describing. offered to upgrade me to new non-Tivo SD DVR for $19.95. If I wanted HD DVR it was $199.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2008 #22 of 130
    bearymore

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    I had the same dial-in problem. All I had to do was change to another number on the list in the change dial-in menu. I did notice that the list of numbers had changed -- they added a different local number for my area.

    As for forcing an upgrade to HD units: If that happens I will be an ex-subscriber. I tried the R15 and hated it. Their HD DVR works better, I hear, but the limitations on things like wishlists and season passes makes it a no-go for me. If I have to change, I will go to cable where I can get an HD Tivo and cable card.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2008 #23 of 130
    shibby191

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    For season passes, yes the limit is still 50. But recent updates and additions to the search functionality, dare I say, makes it more powerful then Tivo Wishlists in many cases. The latest CE cycle seems to be centered around advanced searches. You can check it out in the Cutting Edge forum at DBSTalk.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2008 #24 of 130
    stevel

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    I was finally able to do my test, and yes indeed, the 800 number that the DTiVo calls to get the list of dialin numbers does not work. It DOES answer with a modem, but the negotiation fails. I used the technique described to select a different number, but the four numbers for my city I tried all failed in various ways. Hmm...
     
  5. Mar 24, 2008 #25 of 130
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Except the Channels I Receive still does not work and is not user editable making it not very useful. It ends up trying to record things from channels I do not subscribe to and I end up missing the recording from another channel that had it.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2008 #26 of 130
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    That's right. I tried it too. You're going to have to hack it with the zipper:

    http://www.mastersav.com/tivo_zipper.html

    Also, you can use the ,#401 trick in the dial prefix to get it to use the internet. However, I've never been able to locate the exact location in one of the startup files where you change debug_board=false to true. There is a way to do this if you need it to really connect to the Tivo mothership. Is there anyone who can provide the details about where the correct entry is about the debug board=true entry is located?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2008 #27 of 130
    shibby191

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    Actually, CIR mostly works now (and the reason it wasn't before is because older receivers like the DirecTivo's died on the extra data in the stream to make it work). They have been rolling it out over the past few months. Last I checked it last week every sports channel, sports package and movie channel I don't subscribe to was greyed out.

    And with the advanced options now available you can actually do an audorecord search on a specific channel or channel range only. So I've got a search for Red Wings Live, not post on channel 636. Returns exactly what I want, Red Wings games only and only the first showing and not repeats along with the live pregame shows but not the postgame shows. Perfect.

    DBSTalk, tons of info. Cutting Edge forum. Post your ideas on how to make the feature better because DirecTV is taking user ideas and updating the feature every week in the new builds. Get involved before it goes national. :D
     
  8. Mar 25, 2008 #28 of 130
    marrone

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    I'll have to try this. Since I instantcaked my SD-DVR40, it is having trouble with the initial call...as well as all others. I'll see if this helps.

    -Mike
     
  9. Mar 25, 2008 #29 of 130
    Da Goon

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    /etc/rc.d/StageD_PreMfs/rc.Sequence_150.CheckForDebug.sh
     
  10. Mar 25, 2008 #30 of 130
    marrone

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    As a side note, it really would be nice for a Tivo rep to pipe in and verify if they indeed cut it off.

    -Mike
     
  11. Mar 25, 2008 #31 of 130
    TiVoJerry

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    Stevel is correct that the 800# connection during setup is to TiVo servers, despite what is visible on the screens. DTV owns the product so they didn't want customers confused with language that might state otherwise.

    Connections to that number have not been purposely disconnected. I've passed along this report to our engineering folk to look into it. I'll follow up once I hear anything or need more information.

    marrone, as a side note, TiVo folk like myself only pass through the forums on occasion as time allows. An important issue like this could've gone unnoticed for quite some time if Gunnyman hadn't sent me a private message.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2008 #32 of 130
    dcstager

    dcstager 1st Gen Tivo Owner

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    Skagit...
    Thanks. That was fast. This looks like the salient part of the file on my system. Do I just need to change the one false entry to true?

    echo "Look for debug board"
    export DEBUG_BOARD=false
     
  13. Mar 25, 2008 #33 of 130
    TiVoJerry

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    I need a couple of TSNs sent to me as an example. Please PM ASAP.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2008 #34 of 130
    Gunnyman

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    Thanks for looking into it Jerry!
     
  15. Mar 25, 2008 #35 of 130
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    It is not even close on the stations I receive and it does not work properly with OTA stations. The option to specify only certain is only useful if the program I want is on a limited number of stations. Your sports example works fine if the item you want to record is on a very limited number of channels. What if I want to record "Gamera" on any channel it may appear? I can not setup on autorecord to exclude all the channels I do not receive. I also should be able to decide for myself what channels I want the DVR to record and not have to specify it on every autorecord search. I have suggested plenty of times on the other forum to make the CIR user editable... Until it is it is mostly useless for me.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2008 #36 of 130
    HiDefGator

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    TSN ? where would I find it?

    why would it matter? any SD DTivo that tries the initial dial in seems to fail to connect to the service.
     
  17. Mar 25, 2008 #37 of 130
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    TSN=Tivo Service Number
    it can be found on the back of your receiver or in System Information.
     
  18. Mar 25, 2008 #38 of 130
    shibby191

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    CIR is getting there. I didn't mean to say it was all the way there. I think we all agree there should be an editable list but there isn't. Sure the improvements haven't helped you but they are helping a lot of people and the potential is sky high to be honest. We'll see if they can deliver on it.
     
  19. Mar 26, 2008 #39 of 130
    Da Goon

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    yep
     
  20. Mar 26, 2008 #40 of 130
    lew

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    Just a guess but maybe tivo wants to look at the log files of units that had the problem.
     

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