6.3e Directv Tivos

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by dthreet, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Aug 24, 2007 #61 of 118
    scalo

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    I have a zippered DTivo that has developed some issues, and I don't have the time to figure out what is wrong with. How can I get it to the latest version of software 6.3e from D*.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2007 #62 of 118
    dtvtivouser_9292

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    I'm going to try 6.3 on one DirecTivo as I seem to have a lot of issues with season passes.

    Having said that, if the guide data is garbage, nothing will help. Just last night I noticed news programs being marked as repeats fer chrissakes.

    Tivo/DirecTV, if you folks are listening, that guide data has a lot of mistakes in it, you need to audit it.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2007 #63 of 118
    nachome

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    Thanks for the fast reply guys. I feel like an idiot since i thought to wiki MRV a few minutes after i posted. I took the dive with the Zipper script and an old harddrive. Now I've just gotta get the bugs out since my tivo is hanging on the welcome screen, but thats for another forum at another time.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2007 #64 of 118
    bwash

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    How does everyone like the way the channels selection works now. I think it is much better to have just one place to change the channels you get and your favorites (selecting favorites with the up and down thumbs).

    Is this the way it is on the standalone tivos? Anyway this upgrade seems to have improved an already great system.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2007 #65 of 118
    dtremain

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    I agree. It's much more convenient. I don't know how it is on stand-alone units.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2007 #66 of 118
    chrishicks

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    thats how it is on the standalone units.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2007 #67 of 118
    stevel

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    That's how it is NOW on the standalone units - wasn't always that way. 6.3c and later brought the newer method from the 7.x series to DTiVos.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2007 #68 of 118
    jdmac29

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    I got 6.3 last night, no problems so far
     
  9. Aug 26, 2007 #69 of 118
    ordg

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    After plugging in phone line, presumably getting 6.3e, DSR704 is stuck in reboot loop at powerup.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2007 #70 of 118
    phox_mulder

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    Got 6.3e on my R10 sometime yesterday.

    Sat down to watch last night and the unit was slow, really slow.

    After watching for about an hour it sped up and seems to be back to it's normal speed.

    I did get an odd glitch while watching "live" TV, it's the kinda glitch I see on my HR10 right before it reboots itself.
    Sound goes away, bottom half of picture goes to top of screen, top half goes to bottom, green screen, black, then it came back and was fine the rest of the night.

    I'll check the To Do List today for any wierdness.


    phox
     
  11. Aug 26, 2007 #71 of 118
    dtvtivouser_9292

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    Both of my DirecTivos had slowness issues for an hour or two after the 6.3e upgrade.

    In my case, neither unit would clear the timeline bar very quickly, and in fact would keep the timeline on the screen if I paused live TV. I was pretty unhappy about this, but the problem did clear and all is well now.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2007 #72 of 118
    stevel

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    Probably a reindexing with some new algorithm. This is fairly common after new software versions.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2007 #73 of 118
    MartyList

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    I think this is a new 6.3e feature, and I haven't seen it mentioned in other threads. When viewing a recorded program and pressing the Info button, there's additional details about when the program was recorded, for example "Recorded: Sat 8/25 6:30 pm DN31 31". I don't remember seeing this in 6.2a, is this new?
     
  14. Aug 28, 2007 #74 of 118
    DevilDogs

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    I recently received 6.3e, and have noticed a couple things that might be related:

    Wishlist now says Wishlist Search with a registered trademark symbol next to Wishlist. I don't remember that before...

    Sunday night, I just happened to check The 4400, and discovered the length of the program was at 0:00 (partial), even though the show ended over an hour before. I went to live TV, and one tuner was still on USA, but the channel was completely black! Nothing on the green bar at the bottom. I changed the channel, and changed it back to USA, and everything looked good. So, I set it to record the late re-run of The 4400, and it did the exact same thing. It is going to be re-run one more time tomorrow night. I hope it doesn't have the same problem. :(
     
  15. Aug 28, 2007 #75 of 118
    dtremain

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    Correct.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2007 #76 of 118
    Speedo123

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    I've got 2 R10s. One was upgraded to 6.3 about 2 weeks ago (w/o asking), the other is still at 6.1. Guess they're doing "it" over a long period of time on a pretty random basis.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2007 #77 of 118
    Da Goon

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    Yep. That's usually how it happens.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2007 #78 of 118
    Athenian

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    Since I would never ever have over 200 messages and was not aware of any problems with my season passes, the removal of this "nice extra" constitutes a net loss for me and I would like to have it restored.
     
  19. Aug 29, 2007 #79 of 118
    jeff.wright

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    I recently had a crashed hdd and had to restore to a new one from a backup. I keep trying every couple of hours to phone home but I don't get any new software. How soon before they'll send me a new OS update? Are there any other "codes" to type into the remote or something to send a push?
     
  20. Aug 30, 2007 #80 of 118
    stevel

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    There is no way to force it. Just wait.
     

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