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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by rminsk, Apr 5, 2005.
Then, immediately after that, they can go bankrupt as we all bail for another provider...
So was the bug actually the problem of it deleting your favorite channels list? This would fit the description of a small number of units had the problem, since I don't think that many people have their channels set to favorites only. I would guess the fix for that would be somehow saving the favorites list, or changing it so that the channel changing list is the channels I receive list.
I'm sorry to say this but what a bunch of conspiracy theorist everybody is turning out to be. There is a bug, they stopped the release to fix it , and they will roll it out when it is working. This has nothing to do with popup ads. The press release from yesterday describes current advertising methods. The last major rollout DirecTV had was 3.1.1d and it had a major problem. They had to quickly roll out 3.1.1e to fix it. I'm glad DirecTV is actually doing testing this time and making sure it works.
It's not a conspiracy theory, it was just a statement that if the release was some sort of profit vehicle like popup ads... then they would get it right and roll out more aggressively.
Let's see, this 6.2 was announced for January, it's now April. If testing of the gold version of 6.2 took this long, will a patch for the gold release take just as long? If so, we may not see 6.2 until July.
Wrong. Real improvement is the speed increase, I see difference of about 500% with some functions.
Is the upgrade downloaded from the phone line? Because I have not been able to connect with the daily phone call in almost a month (the modem handshake fails). This is right around the time I got DSL. Has anyone had any problems with DSL and the TiVo phone call?
The answer to your first question is no, but it is activated by the phone call. Do you have a DSL filter on the line that goes to your TiVo? All jacks except the jack that your DSL modem is plugged into need a filter if you plug phone equipment into them.
No, its received from the satellite, but it IS activated with a phone call.
Make sure you placed a filter on your Tivo's phone line, otherwise the DSL signals will interfere with the modem. If you ran out of filters, you can get more at any electronics store (BB, CC, even Radio Shack)
My Tivo has been working fine with a DSL filter since Dec.
It can come over the phone in some situations. If your machine was not hooked up to the satellite when the software was begin pushed out on the satellite (and cached it to disk) and it wants to activate the software it will download it over the phone.
Link to the DirecTV "announcement?"
Didn't think so.
Look again. From the FAQ:
DirecTV never announced 6.2 for "January" as the opie claimed, nor was there any performance guarantee that the opie would have it anytime soon. In fact, DirecTV clearly states "The 6.2 software upgrade will roll out over a period of several months."
People whining about not having 6.2 when it was "promised," calling TiVo programmers "idiots," and other assorted nonesense either need a reality check or should get some sun more often.
Like I said, thought so.
You just asked for a link to the announcement which we provided...
I was asking for the link to the announcement that the opie refers to:
Oh, my, sarcasm is is lost via a medium such as this.
I intentionally exaggerated my point. It was to show my displeasure with this whole thing.
This whole thing is like Microsoft's Longhorn: Say it's coming, then delay, upon delay, upon delay, keep talking about how great it's going to be, make press releases and fancy web pages about the forth-coming product, and then when the release is four years late say, "we never promised a release date".
I just love their calling this "6.2" like it's some great upgrade over the 3.1.1 that we have. In essence, this is 4.0LT (as in: limited/lower/least technology). How long has 3.1 been out? How long has 4.0 been out? How can all these minor changes take so long to program, alpha test, beta test, ad infinitum? Calling this 6.2 would imply (using other nearly every other company's software as a guide for this extrapolation) that it has everything that versions 4 and 5 have and then some.
Name calling isn't necessary, Tivo "Boy". You wouldn't understand sarcasm if it slapped you in the face.