6.3e Directv Tivos

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  1. Aug 17, 2007 #41 of 118
    DavePurz

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    I've gotta agree with you on that.

    We've got 4 Sammys and an HDVR2 (all Zippered) for a total record time of 860 hrs. MRV is used HEAVILY in our house. We won't be "upgrading" until DirectTV changes something that breaks 6.2a.

    So for now 6.3 is :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: !
     
  2. Aug 17, 2007 #42 of 118
    Bardman

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    Add another to the "no 6.3" list.

    My 5 year old can MRV shows from the "kids" HDVR2 to whatever unit she's sitting in front of. I'm even staying away from HD until Directv offers MRV on a HD unit.

    Still running 6.2 here (haven't even upgraded to 6.2a).
     
  3. Aug 18, 2007 #43 of 118
    Da Goon

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    Yep.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2007 #44 of 118
    sarch99

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    After the 6.3e upgrade, the last page of the system information indicates "This product contains Apple Computer, Inc.'s, Bonjour Network Discovery protocol." I hope this isn't old news.......I searched the forum and didn't find any reference to Bonjour.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2007 #45 of 118
    sarch99

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    ..........or, was that statement there in 6.2, also?
     
  6. Aug 19, 2007 #46 of 118
    Arcady

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    That's been in there for quite some time.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2007 #47 of 118
    tsanga

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    I ran installSw.itcl 6.3e-01-2-151. Does anybody know what this error is?
    Code:
    Trouble - both kernel numbers point to /dev/hda3
        while executing
    "error "Trouble - both kernel numbers point to $dev$currentkernel""
        (file "/var/utils/updatekernel" line 133)
        while executing
    "exec /var/utils/updatekernel /dev/hda $kerneltmpdir/vmlinux.px"
        (file "/var/utils/updateroot" line 149)
    child process exited abnormally
        while executing
    "exec /var/utils/updateroot /dev/hda /install /var/packages $name >&@ stdout"
        (procedure "InstallSoftware" line 33)
        invoked from within
    "InstallSoftware $db $name"
        (file "/tvbin/installSw.itcl" line 119)
     
  8. Aug 19, 2007 #48 of 118
    tsanga

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    Nevermind. Figured it out.

    bootpage -b and bootpage -a were set to the same thing. One needs to be 3 and the other 6 for installSw.itcl to work.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2007 #49 of 118
    MisterEd

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    Anyone used "SLICER" on "E" ?
     
  10. Aug 20, 2007 #50 of 118
    paulps@hotmail.c

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    Mr.Ed.

    Yes, I used Slicer Saturday AM to upgrade my HR10-250 to 6.3e without issues.

    I also applied all patches (no encryption, 30 sec skip, HMO, etc) sucessfully.

    Sat night I was getting studdering and stopping, but think it may have been related to reception issues. Got 1 random reboot on Sun, but I'm still checking stability.

    Let me know if you need more details or have questions.

    Paul
     
  11. Aug 20, 2007 #51 of 118
    JimSpence

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    Paulps******

    You might want to get a moderator to change your username, unless you want to get a lot of spam. :)

    Yeah, I know it isn't a complete email address, but it's close enough for a human to figure out. :)
     
  12. Aug 21, 2007 #52 of 118
    maxcanis

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    My Hughes unit rebooted today w/ 6.3e and now the onscreen clock appears to be gone. S-P-S-9-S does nothing. Anyone else see this or have another workaround?
     
  13. Aug 22, 2007 #53 of 118
    Joe Siegler

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    That's what happened here. Have never hacked any of my TiVo units - total stock. I got the updates on both today (model numbers in my sig).

    The 30 second skip is still there.
     
  14. Aug 23, 2007 #54 of 118
    morganjeeper

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    I am waiting to apply the slicer until I am SURE that I will not lose MRV. It is used the most on my 5 DTivos. All my units are SD D Tivo's. Also what superpatch did you use to keep "no encryption"? On the last 6.2a software update I had to use Superpatch-62a, is there a superpatch-63e out already?
     
  15. Aug 23, 2007 #55 of 118
    LlamaLarry

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    Online clock works fine for me here (two HR10-250s manually upgraded from 6.3c).
     
  16. Aug 23, 2007 #56 of 118
    puffdaddy

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    You will lose MRV with 6.3e. It's real simple: never again will a DTivo software release include the MRV guts.

    The patch locations for 6.3e have been posted, and I'm pretty sure that someone bundled them into the superpatch script. If not, it's easy to add them yourself.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2007 #57 of 118
    nachome

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    I got some questions on 6.3. I've had a stock dsr704 for years and about three years ago first planned on hacking it. After allot of research and playing with MFS tools I ended up not ever doing anything. (so I'm a Newbie). I've been thinking about doing it recently and as I've been reading post I've been wondering about hacking the software version (6.3e-01-02-101). I now plan on using the Zipper hack with Instantcake if i go through with it, but this brings me to my point. What I've seen with 6.3. The unit is allot faster and the wish list and recommendations work allot better. Heres the thing that got me interested. 3 yrs ago I got a belkin f5d5050v network adap ( integrated support w/ mfs tools and hacks back then). Last night, just for the hell of it, I plugged it in. unlike 3yrs ago (nothing happened). the light came on and my stock Dtivo pulled an Ip address. Its showing up on my router as a DHCP client, but of course I cant do anything with it. When did the software upgrades enable the USB ports and allow it to use a network adapter? This makes me wonder if the new DTV software upgrade is going to utilize this. Also, another Newbie question - What does MRV stand for?
     
  18. Aug 23, 2007 #58 of 118
    ForrestB

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    MRV=Multi-room viewing. If you have more than 1 Zippered DirecTivo in your house, your other networked DirecTivo will appear at the bottom of your Now Playing List and you'll be able to watch shows recorded on your other DirecTivo's. MRV works very well and it's very fast over a wired or 802.11g wireless connection - you'll be able to start watching the show after about 15 seconds (while it's still transferring) and a 1 hour show will finsih transferring in 12-15 minutes.
     
  19. Aug 24, 2007 #59 of 118
    Da Goon

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    The usb drivers have always been there. Just nothing else has been (officially) enabled yet. The tivo's built-in firewall will still block incoming connections unless you hack it and disable the firewall, so with current software (6.x) the usb connection is still useless unless you compromise the box.
     
  20. Aug 24, 2007 #60 of 118
    OLdDog

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    There is one difference that I have noted. The CH list setup has changed. Instead of there being two separate menus for chs I receive and favorites you now set both through one screen.

    This is the only real difference I have encountered. The slow downs and other problems others have reported have not plagued me.
     

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