6.3e Directv Tivos

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  1. Aug 9, 2007 #1 of 118
    dthreet

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    I am kinda suprised nobody has created a thread in ref to the 6.3e software upgarde on the Directv HR10-250's and SD Directv tivos. Got slices on all my dvr's couple nights ago.

    on hr10-250's 6.3e-01-2-357

    on Philips DSR704's 6.3e-01-2-301

    Not sure what the update is for, but i can say the Philips software is way diffrent than what was used for 6.2.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2007 #2 of 118
    packerfan

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    How is it different?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2007 #3 of 118
    drew2k

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    Gunnyman

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    Hmmm was HME added?
    did you upgrade your DSR704 to 6.3?
     
  5. Aug 9, 2007 #5 of 118
    JimSpence

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    On HR10s, it might be fixing some of the problems some people are still having.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2007 #6 of 118
    puffdaddy

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    Though I haven't seen these slices yet, my hunch is that the changes are those needed to hide the HR10-specific/OTA menus when running on an SD platform. If you run 6.3d (or an earlier 6.3x version) on an SD box, those menus are present and can be entered (and cause a reboot).

    This should effectively consolidate TiVo's support of DTV boxes to a single version (which hopefully will be a good thing as it might mean that updates for SD and HD combo boxes will come simultaneously).

    Note that this officially sounds the death knell for MRV on combo boxes... :mad:
     
  7. Aug 9, 2007 #7 of 118
    ebonovic

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    The software update is to address:
    • System lockups when there are more then 200 messages
    • Improvements on season passes
     
  8. Aug 9, 2007 #8 of 118
    FlWingNut

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    What it did to my machine was to screw up the NPL, it won't display show info via the :up: :thumbsdown: :up: 7-8 shortcut anymore.

    Any ideas as to how to get the show descriptions back on the main NPL screen?
     
  9. Aug 9, 2007 #9 of 118
    Blurayfan

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    That was a backdoor feature that TiVo has decided to remove. While I agree this was a nice extra to have I'm not sure how removing this feature can be seen as screwing up the NPL.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2007 #10 of 118
    Gunnyman

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    That's what I'm afraid of as well.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2007 #11 of 118
    Gunnyman

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    Earl, any insider info regarding the state of MRV on DTivo?
     
  12. Aug 9, 2007 #12 of 118
    ebonovic

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    I'll see what I can find out.... but the TiVo software is primarily in the hands of the TiVo, Inc. people. So I don't know what details I maybe be able to get..

    If I find out something... I'll let you know.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2007 #13 of 118
    Gunnyman

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    Thanks
    I have a feeling it will be gone.
    :(
     
  14. Aug 9, 2007 #14 of 118
    FlWingNut

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    Used to have it. Liked it. No longer have it. That equals "screwed up."
     
  15. Aug 9, 2007 #15 of 118
    stevel

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    When that "secret" code was revealed by TiVoPony, he said up front that it would disappear in a future version. It wasn't in 6.3 for the HR10.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2007 #16 of 118
    kenr

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    Since when did the Series 2 SD DTivos (DSR-704, DVR40) jump to version 6.3? I thought my TiVos were all up to date with the 6.2a daylight savings time release that was rolled out in March.

    Is the 6.3e update only being rolled out to those that "hacked" their units to some version of 6.3 or do we expect the 6.2a TiVos to be updated to 6.3e?

    I have 4 SD DTivos and none of the them have 6.3e slices sitting on them.

    If any future upgrade to the DTivo including DirecTVs announced enhancements for 2008 remove MRV, I'm sure going to stick with 6.2. MRV is an extremely important feature in my household.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2007 #17 of 118
    tsanga

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    I was getting ready to install 6.3d onto my SD DTivo so I could use MovieLoader on it with my HR10-250. Seems that D* has done the work for me.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2007 #18 of 118
    Da Goon

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    Why on earth would they write a software release only for hacked units? This release is for all S2 directv tivos. If you're unit is hacked, then you're afforded the benefits of blocking the update and keeping the legacy features such as MRV.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2007 #19 of 118
    kenr

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    Florham...
    Of course they wouldn't write software just for hacked units, but I thought the 6.3 line of software was for some other DTivo and might get downloaded just because 6.3 was on a hacked TiVo.

    Meanwhile I've been doing some other reading and it appears as if for those that are willing to host Movieloader on a local PC, it offers MRV like transfers between TiVos. Thus perhaps moving to 6.3e still may make sense for us MRV lovers.
     
  20. Aug 10, 2007 #20 of 118
    dthreet

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    Yes, I did upgrade one of my phillips a while back to 6.3b just because i really didnt belive it would would work, and wanted to see it for my own eyes. However I went back to 6.2 to get MRV back working. I have tried to use movie loader with my two hr10-250's, however I cant seem to find a clear fix for the MFS_FTP. So I have given up on that unless somone knows a simple fix other than reading over 500 post online.
     

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