6.3a Release Watch Thread

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  1. Sep 24, 2006 #1 of 862
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Only post to this thread if your machine has activated 6.3a. Do not post the you have received slices for 6.3a. Only post if 6.3a has been activated naturally with a phone call and without any hacking.

    This thread is to track the release of 6.3 for the HR10-250. DirecTV typically rolls out software over a few week/month period. It is usually done the service address of the receiver. Only post to this thread if your machine has activated 6.3. Please post the day you got it and the first 2 digits of the zipcode of the service address of the receiver. Also post if you already had 6.3 installed and if you are in a region that uses the 72.5 degree satellite.

    Just because your zipcode may be listed you still may not activate the 6.3a software right away. Each night DirecTV/TiVo randomly choose receivers by the receiver service number and possiblly by zipcode. They update there database to reflect that 6.3a should be running on the randomly selected receiver. The next time the receiver completes the "TiVo" phone call the status will change to "Pending Restart". Early in the morning the receiver will restart itself and install the new software.

    If you see a "Pending Restart" and want the software right away you can restart the receiver. This software install will take a longer than the usual software install because the TiVo database must be rebuilt. If you have any programs that are about to start recording and you do not want to miss them wait till after the show to restart.

    DirecTV will be streaming the software images over the satellite for a few days/weeks and your machine will cache the software during the 3:00am service download. If your machine does not cache it for some reason (no satellite reception, ...) the software can be downloaded over the phone when it needs to be installed.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2006 #2 of 862
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Other notes on 6.3a. I will update this post as more data becomes available.

    24: Number of installs reported

    13: Had 6.3 already install
    0: Did not have 6.3 already installed
    11: Unknown if 6.3 was installed

    1: Used 72.5 degree satellite
    6: Did not use 72.5 degree satellite
    17: Unknown if 72.5 degree satellite

    9/25/06 - 4 had 6.3, 0 had non-6.3, 0 unknown
    9/26/06 - 9 had 6.3, 0 had non-6.3, 11 unknown

    Zipcode reporting installs:
    01xxx
    05xxx
    08xxx
    11xxx
    32xxx
    35xxx
    37xxx
    38xxx
    45xxx
    48xxx
    60xxx
    64xxx
    74xxx
    75xxx
    76xxx
    79xxx
    84xxx
    85xxx
    90xxx
    95xxx
    97xxx
     
  3. Sep 24, 2006 #3 of 862
    pkincy

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    I don't know if my HR10-250 has activated it but when I go to System Information in the menu it shoes Software Version as 6.3-01-2-357.

    I have been out of town for a week, but noticed when I got back Friday that my Favorites were gone.

    And when I redid them it was a very different interface than the old What you get, what is available and favorites.

    Basically you have all the available channels checked and than you go create a single list for your menu that has every channel that you enter.

    I am in Scottsdale.

    Perry
     
  4. Sep 24, 2006 #4 of 862
    litzdog911

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    It would say "6.3a" if you had the new updated 6.3 software.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2006 #5 of 862
    viper36

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    I don't meet all of your requirements but I will post my experience anyway. I manually updated my HR10-250 to 6.3a and after the reboot the picture was not watchable. I had to unplug the box and do another reboot before the picture was viewable.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2006 #6 of 862
    davsherm

    davsherm Active Member

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    Forced a daily call tonight - downloaded 6.3a-01-2-357.

    In zip 015XX, had 6.3, do not use 73* sats.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2006 #7 of 862
    acomire

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    Just walked downstairs and looked.....

    Yup I am at 6.3a-01-2-357

    I was one of the lucky ones to get 6.3 early so I guess I was on the 6.3a list too :)

    08527 is my zip

    AJC
     
  8. Sep 25, 2006 #8 of 862
    GalenMD

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    Begs the question: Do those who receive the flawed 6.3 get top billing?
     
  9. Sep 25, 2006 #9 of 862
    rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Please only post to this thread to report you have 6.3a installed. I do not want this thread to get derailed like the last one.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2006 #10 of 862
    mexican-bum

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    I am at 6.3a-01-2-357 :)

    9-25 around 8:45 PM CT forced daily call and got pending restart. I also got 6.3 very early. Also my locals don't come off 72.5 they come off 119

    zip 74xxx
     
  11. Sep 26, 2006 #11 of 862
    A.C.

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    I now have 6.3a-01-2-357. It downloaded during the day today. I know that because I tried a daily call before going to work just in case it downloaded Sunday night. No joy. Just a few minutes ago I made a call and was pending restart. I got 6.3 about 10 days ago. Zip is 350XX.
     
  12. Sep 26, 2006 #12 of 862
    AVPhan

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    6.3a
    Zip 32312
    No use of 72.5
     
  13. Sep 26, 2006 #13 of 862
    TyroneShoes

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    Me too. Couldn't get to sleep, and saw unusual green lights on my 6.3 HR10, which I had placed in standby just 15 minutes earlier.

    That would certainly be my suggestion to DTV...do damage control first, then resume the rollout. My other unit still sits at 3.1.
     
  14. Sep 26, 2006 #14 of 862
    nuke

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    6.3 a week or so ago.

    6.3a effective tonight. 95008. Have no idea about the 72.5 degree bird.
     
  15. Sep 26, 2006 #15 of 862
    gpctexas

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    6.3a last night 79764
     
  16. Sep 26, 2006 #16 of 862
    FriscoJoe

    FriscoJoe New Member

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    6.3a running in 75035
    No noticeable difference yet for me...
     
  17. Sep 26, 2006 #17 of 862
    dvr_guy

    dvr_guy New Member

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    received 6.3 on 9/15
    6.3a running as of last nite, 9/25 in 11355
    Do not use 72.5 degree satellites
     
  18. Sep 26, 2006 #18 of 862
    ericlovestivo

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    When you post about getting 6.3a, please also post if you had previously received 6.3. This will help us understand when non-6.3 users are added to the release list.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2006 #19 of 862
    mwl001

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    Received yesterday/today - 6.3a in 85041.

    Any way to tell anymore when you have a pending restart? I forced a call yesterday, then restarted -- nothing. Forced a call today, then checked my system info -- 6.3a! No restart? I'm not sure if the box rebooted itself early this morning, because I didn't check to see if 30 second skip was still enabled.

    Oh yeah, I got 6.3 a little over a week ago.

    Seems pretty apparent that only those who have 6.3 are being tested with 6.3a, which makes sense -- a certain percentage get the update, it's messed up, the "update is updated", it is then known that the update works (after a few weeks, which is why I believe NOBODY without 6.3 will get 6.3a until 10/4) and the update is general-released. Also, this way D* is only supporting two software versions, not 3 (6.3 is over-written).
     
  20. Sep 26, 2006 #20 of 862
    FriscoJoe

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    Mine had been reset this morning.
     

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