6.3c coming?? Still getting lock-ups...

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by gio1269, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. herdfan

    herdfan New Member

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    I think I can live without Folders. Mine are staying unplugged. :(

    Once the series start back after New Year's, I am going to load up my HR20 and see how it reponds to a full load.
     
  2. temp357

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    I hate to post this everywhere, but i went back to 3.1.5f and have not had a single lockup since. I even replaced the drive running 6.3a listening to the sage advice of forum members "your hard drive must be going bad."

    There was nothing wrong with my hard drive. It's running 3.1.5f just fine without a single lockup or reboot.

    I seriously think that this is DirecTV's way of trying to get us to forklift upgrade our units to HR20's at this point. No one can be this incompetent.
     
  3. Packertivo

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    I just received 6.3b on 1 of my 2 units and I had forced a call last night so it is definately in the stream.
     
  4. jcricket

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    Oh, judging by the weekly software releases for the past three months to fix core issues with the HR20, I'd say DirecTv's got a demonstrated pattern of this level of incompetence.

    I've experienced more lockups/reboots (two) in the last week than I have in the previous 18 months I owned this unit. And I've had 6.3a for quite a while. I'm hoping 6.3b fixes the issue for me, but if it doesn't, I'm not going through the trouble of replacing the hard drive. I doubt so many people would be experiencing sudden lockups after 6.3 and/or not experiencing them when reverting to 3.1.5f if this was really just "bad hard drives"

    If the issue persists after I get 6.3b, I'm going to call DirecTV and demand some credits, at the least. I've been pretty patient (I just turned on CC for Fox shows, rather than calling to complain after I got 6.3a with audio drop outs). Hopefully I'd at least get enough in credit to cover the cost of getting a new hard drive, which would be my "last step" before I consider something like trying the HR20. And if they tried to charge me for an HR20 after breaking my HR10, I'm out of here. Moto/Comcast, Series 3, DishNetwork, whatever, here I come.
     
  5. Maniacal1

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    I'm still on 6.3a, but I had a reboot yesterday and have had two black screen lockups over the last two days.
     
  6. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Definitely, I had zero reboots with 3.1.5x, one with 6.3 (but I know why), and zero with 6.3a. I now have a very regular reboot cycle with 6.3b. All drives new 500GB (2 Maxtor,1 Seagate) and I find it hard to swallow that a 3.1.5f -> 6.3 -> 6.3a -> 6.3b migration path this fall has suddenly encountered faults on all three drives.
     
  7. Bob_Newhart

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    Dang it! I was all excited about getting 6.3b to fix the audio drops (only had a couple reboots, AFAIK), and now this new info about 6.3b having problems. :(

    Looking forward to it, not so much now...
     
  8. bwaldron

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    I got it yesterday as well, but since my machine is not hacked I don't know if the slices had been sitting on my box until my "number came up" to authorize the upgrade...i.e., getting the upgrade yesterday/today doesn't mean they haven't pulled it from the stream.
     
  9. jcricket

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    Does anyone think the recent rash of lockups is "bad guide data" combined with 6.3? How could those of us with 6.3a running fine for weeks suddenly, this week, be getting such a rash of lockups unless something else changed?
     
  10. jediphish

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    Would that be considered a gray screen lockup if I have my side panel color set to gray? If so, then I've had one of those.
     
  11. kbohip

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    Have any of you that are having the lockups with 6.3b tried doing a clear and delete everything. I had TONS of reboots with mine after 6.3a, doing a C&DE fixed it.
     
  12. GreyGhost00

    GreyGhost00 New Member

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    Well, my box stays unplugged now. 3.15f working just fine, thank you.
     
  13. bwaldron

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    Yes. It's also affecting a 6.2 HDVR2 in our household, which just rebooted itself for the fist time in probably two years.
     
  14. jhimmel

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    "Seriously"? DirecTV didn't write the upgrade, TiVo did. Now why would TiVo be trying to get DirecTV customers off their box and onto the HR20?

    Also - luckily, I have not experienced any reboots with either 6.2a, or 6.2b. Not sure what is making mine so reliable. Not complaining either.
     
  15. jcricket

    jcricket New Member

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    Wouldn't this imply that the problem will go away soon when they fix the guide data?
     
  16. temp357

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    i haven't had any problems with 3.1.5f and guide data...
     
  17. kturcotte

    kturcotte Active Member

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    I got the 6.3b update last night, and restarted the receiver so it could install. I got a reboot earlier this afternoon. Power wasn't lost because my HR20 is connected to the same UPS as the HR10, and my computer is connected to the same outlet, and it was still asleep when I got home.
    Why does the word DishPlayer keep popping into my head?
     
  18. trainedmonkey

    trainedmonkey New Member

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    My DirecTV Tivo HD has been rebooting consistently on 6.3a the last 3-4 days. Last night I was watching HBOHD and the thing rebooted in the middle of my movie.

    Based on the fact that 6.3a has been on this machine since day 1 of its availability I'm guessing it must be something else or the hard drive is going bad.

    Guess I'll wait and see what happens over the holidays and make a decision about DirecTV after the new year.
     
  19. bwaldron

    bwaldron New Member

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    Problem occurs with 6.x software.

    SD DirecTivo related thread
     
  20. bwaldron

    bwaldron New Member

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    Yeah, if it is indeed the problem, it should go away.
     

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