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Phillips DSR6000 DirecTivo Random Reboot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 08:05
I have a pair of (gracefully) aging DSR6000 DirecTivos. They have worked wonderfully for about 10 years UNTIL THIS WEEK. The HDDs have been updated a few times but motherboard is solid.

Since about November 11 or 12th both my Tivos are rebooting at random intervals. This happens when recording or playing back programs. Temperature level is not out of the normal operating range. Signal strength is in the low 90's to upper 80's.

I forced a daily call an reboot with no change in symptoms.

When I started to froth my wife dialed up DirecTv and put them on (last night). They tell me they are aware of the problem which their engineers are currently working on. No ETA on a fix.

At least they did acknowledge the problem and did not try to sell me another unit.

Who can start a poll on the reboot issue?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 07:37
I do not know how to start a poll.. Would someone start a poll for those of us with reboot issues on the older units so we can figure out just how many of us on this forum are being denied service by DTV. Why I am emailing the heck out of DTV and the CEO I would like to back it up with real numbers.

good wife 11 18 12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 07:09
i like when they do the 'wrong' thing but thats what the show is about...of course now they have to worry about everyone on the bench coming after them but that will no doubt wind up being a sub plot of some kind

i guess the daughter will wind up stoned or preg or something to derail the campaign

i dont know why the son had to sneak around the campaign...did mom explicitly say he cant work...definitely no interviews, i remember that part

i take it the beatdown in the lot was because kerry cut short the hustle guys meeting and he dresses too well? or was it because alicia called and kerry answerd and he thinks she's cheating on him with kerry? i didnt really get that

Bad HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 23:28
I have a Hughes HDVR2 for Directv that I have been using for a long time. I have already replaced the hd one time a few years back. My question is, the box keeps restarting 3 or 4 times a day. I have cleared all thumbs ratings, and the last time it restarted it got to 9% then stopped, but I could still access the menu using the Dtv button on the remote. I am assuming I have a bad hard drive again. The problem I am having is locating the image to put on a spare drive I have. Does anyone have any suggestions?

SD Directivo bad recent update??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 23:00
It's probably just co-incidence but about a week ago, both my R10 units have been randomly rebooting. Fair enough, it's old equipment, and I've been through many second hand units in the last 6/7 years, but for them to both be doing this in tandem?

Anyone else having a problem?

The conspiracy theorist in me says that they are zapping the old diehards to force them to upgrade....

It is the boxes' last hurrah incidently, we have some shows to watch before they are retired permanently anyway.
I struck a decent deal with DTV for two new THR22s with HD dish install tomorrow.

Excited? Yessss!

R10 Directtv / Tivo receiver resetting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 21:33
Several times a day while watching tv the receiver quits, then resets itself.
Any help to fix this ?

Homeland S2E8 " I'll Fly Away" 11/18/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 20:20
I'm surprised, no thread about this episode yet!

Wow...for a minute I thought I was watching late night Cinemax. If that performance by Claire Danes doesn't merit an Emmy I don't know what will ;)

All in all a decent episode. Saul's expressions during the tap into the sex scene were priceless.

Wonder if Brody is going to be yet again turned this time by Abu Nazir, into what a triple or quadruple agent now? I'm losing track.

Quick question- any way to transfer back to TiVo after editing?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:24
Hey all

I was just wondering. After I pull a show from using kmttg and edit it using VideoREDO (taking out commercials or w/e I want), is there any way to then transfer the final product back to a .tivo file and put it back on my actual TiVo?

Behind the Scenes: Tim Tebow Ad Shoot

TiVo Blog - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:35
This is a behind the scenes look at TiVo’s advertising shoot with Tim Tebow last week. TiVo Creative Director, Neal Foard, interviews the Director, Marcus McCollum, post-shoot. Take a look to hear about the shoot and their favorite moments. Forgive the background noise. It truly is behind the scenes and you can hear the crew tearing down the set. Be sure to check out our exclusive interviews with Tim. You’ll find out what TV means to him and why he thinks TiVo makes TV about 1,000 times better. Also, check Continue Reading

Rasslin' question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 13:10
Hey, what is John Cena doing when he waves his hand in front of his face?

Directv RCA80 issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:20
I have a directv RCA40, as well as an RCA80. The RCA80 was a used purchase from Ebay and came from Denver Co. The hard drive had not been wiped and still had channel info and recorded programs on it. I bought a new access card and tried to activate the drive. Everything seemed to be working ok, but the drive was not able to "get all of the channel information". The CSR gave up on helping me at that point...saying the dvr was "too old" and I needed to upgrade.

The hard drive on my dvr40 will probably need a new hard drive soon. I want to know if its possible to do something with the drv80 hard drive to have it work in the dvr 40 or even to be able to get channel info downloaded properly on the dvr80 so I could use that box.

I have suspected that it still has all the settings for the Denver area and is looking for those channels possibly?

What could I try re-setting or even doing the "clear and Delete" so I could start over with a clean drive? Would I lose any info that I needed?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

American Chopper Cancelled

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:19
The Discovery series will end its 10-year run after the Dec. 11 special "American Chopper: The Revenge."

"After 10 years and 233 episodes of incredible, riveting reality television, American Chopper will be ending its run," said Eileen O'Neill, group president of Discovery and TLC Networks, reports Entertainment Weekly. "This series was one of the very first family-based reality programs on television. Special thanks to Pilgrim Studios for over a decade of great producing. The Teutuls have given us really innovative bike builds and real drama since 2002. We wish both Orange County Choppers and Paul Junior Designs the best."

The motorcycle reality-documentary show follows the goings-on behind the scenes of the Orange County Choppers, a custom motorcycle fabrication company. It follows the Teutuls -- Paul Sr. and Jr., as they create motorcycles as works of art.

Paul Teutul Sr. appeared on season five of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

"American Chopper" airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET.


Mythbusters 11/18/2012 (Food Fables with Alton Brown)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:04
Honestly, had a little of a nerdgasm when Alton popped out of that container. I knew he was going to be on, but it was still such a thrill to see him with the Mythbusters. I'd love to see this happen on a yearly basis or so. He seemed to fit in so well--crawling under the car, working with Jamie and Adam at the workbench, etc.

That said, the "myths" were a little weak. Cooking the Thanksgiving dinner using the heat of the engine was interesting, but like many other myths, they went to such extravagant means to make it happen that it's less a "myth" and more just a cool project. In fact, I'd say the whole Thanksgiving dinner segment was more an episode of Good Eats than Mythbusters.

The popcorn? Interesting. At least it gave them an explosion on an episode that probably wouldn't have one.

I found myself a little grossed out by the build team's segments. I'm not really feeling much like turkey now for some reason...and I definitely do not want runny mashed potatoes with protein powder mixed in.

unable to stream/transfer show from Premier to Premier?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 09:58
I have two Premieres (one has an upgraded hard drive) with the priority fall update software. Last night, I wanted to watch a program (it may have been still recording) in the other room, so I tried to stream the program. Tivo seemed to bounce me back to the program menu page (on that Tivo) but it did not stream. I then tried to transfer the show and Tivo said the program did not exist. I tried exiting out and trying both options again but it didn't work.

I went to the other room and the program was there and recording. It wasn't paused either, so I'm not sure why I wasn't able to stream or transfer the program.

This is the first time I have experienced this issue.

I did not reboot either machine.

HR10-250 Randomly Rebooting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 09:15
I have an HR10-250 that I bought a couple of years ago on Ebay. I did the power supply fix (replaced the two caps that go bad) earlier this year and it has been working fine.

Lately though, it has been rebooting at random times, multiple times a day, and it doesn't matter if I'm watching live TV or a recording. I suspect it is the WD 250G hard disk, but I cannot get into the Kickstart to run the 54 diagnostics. I've tried the directions on Weakknees, but they don't seem to apply to the HR10-250 since the lights do not match what the direction describe.
I pulled the disk and put it on a PC yesterday but found that Linux tools won't diag that disk due to the MFS file system on it. I found MFSTools from MFS Live and burned a boot CD but found that there is no diag tool included with it. The PDisk tool stated something about a bad segment when I ran it. Was unable to get much by googling that error message.

I would think I'd be OK for a little while if I could check it and mark the bad sectors but need a tool to do it.
Any ideas on this?

Trying to figure out where to go from here. I was thinking maybe I could get a new, bigger disk, and transfer stuff over to it using MFSTools, but from what I have read I can't tell if it will take care of the 15 partitions on the new disk. From what I have been able to gather, the Instacake software will set up a new Tivo, but not transfer stuff from the old one.


Reboot, reboot and reboot even Direct R10

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 08:53
My HDVR2 rebooted 3 times when I was watching a show. My wifes R10 has rebooted every day also and its has 6.4a software.

The time it reboots has very little to do with it if any at all since I have had reboots watching a show, playing a show while recording on a hard drive dvd recording.

I am a pretty loyal guy but I have my limits. The only reason I have not switched to another service is that At&t has one location for where the movies are stored and my wife and I need to have them separate plus the fact she has 2 inputs and I have 4, we would have to give up 2 inputs.

Guess it does not matter because of my lung cancer but I am getting pretty mad and willing just to have some basic type of cable and able to record it on a large hard drive.

I have a TR24 which I am not fond of as it does not have some of the features the tivo has plus I do not have high definition tv.

I am leaving for Utah to visit family Tuesday and will be gone 9 days. I hope this problem is resolved when I get back or I am going to ask for credits, credits and credits as I have several problems in 2 parts and the shows on the premiums I have recorded I had to delete as I want to watch the whole show.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Dexter S7E8 - 11/18/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 05:55
I'm sorry for Debra and i hate Hannah!!

I have a question though. I don't understand where Laguerta went and why this man said for Dexter "This guy had a slip." "He moved
a few years back."??? What was that conversation mean at all? Obviously i missed something from previous episode. :/

Brightness/contrast issue on Sky/TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 05:22
For some reason, the programmes output from my original TiVo (using Sky as the source) have a lot less brightness and I haven't changed any settings on it. I changed over the Sky box from a (now dead) Thompson to a Pace, but even after the change it was still fine picture-wise. I've noticed that programmes aren't taking up quite as much space also. I realised I'd changed the contrast setting to low on the Sky box, for some reason, but have corrected that back to high, tried a programme and it still doesn't look much different.

I haven't changed any TiVo settings either.

Anyone any ideas, please? :(

Worst Guide Data EVAR!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 00:30
Our TiVo recorded an episode of Airwolf because of our keyword "Pilot" wishlist.

"Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord. A rogue pilot uses a high-tech attack helicopter to fight crime. Series."

Spouse puts it on for nostalgia and it turns out to be an infomercial for the "5-in-1 Airwolf" house filtration system.


Premiere XL died, boot loop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/19/2012 - 00:23
My PXL froze while watching a Netflix video tonight. I waited for a few hours, no change, then I pulled the plug. Now it's in a boot loop, I can't even kick start.

It goes to "Welcome! Starting Up" screen, stays there for 15 sec. Only the green light comes on, the amber light never comes on, so can't kickstart. Then the screen goes dark while all the lights (green, amber, blue, and 2 red) on the front flash once all at the same time. Then 2-3 seconds later it goes back to the "Welcome! Starting Up" screen, and this loops again and again.

Is the HDD dead? Or is this something else?

When the TPXL froze, my other Premiere (non-XL) also became very sluggish. I rebooted it and put it back to SD menu, and now the Premiere seems back to normal.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the fall SW roll-out. Last time Tico updated the SW in the summer, the Premiere unit went into frequent reboot, I had to kickstart to swap boot sector to make it normal again (PXL survived that update fine). Now my Premiere is still on 20.1.2. When it gets the fall update I wonder if it will die again. All this is making me think if I should just give up on Tivo for good.


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