6.3e Directv Tivos

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

  1. Sep 7, 2007 #101 of 118

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH


    It changes the Now Showing display to provide some episode details at the top of the screen as you move down the list.
  2. Sep 7, 2007 #102 of 118

    wally87 Member

    Aug 3, 2001
    I seldom use my R10 anymore. I just found out the software has been upgraded. I can't figure out how to reestablish my favorite channels list. I'm sure there is an easy answer. Can anyone help?
  3. Sep 7, 2007 #103 of 118

    whitepelican Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    The favorite channels and channels you receive have been combined into one screen. I believe it is just called "Channel list" on the menu. It's actually much easier to use now.
  4. tsanga

    tsanga Member

    Oct 28, 2004
    Does anybody have any more experiences to share relative to the TiVo locking up with 6.3e?

    My HDVR2 was doing it so I swapped out the drive, but it's still doing it. Granted, mine's hacked, but my HR10-250 is stable as ever running the same rc.sysinit.author on 6.3d.

    I combed through all the logs and they don't tell me anything - no errors, no unusual output. It seems when it locks up, it just happens.

    I'm going start to disable things in my rc.sysinit.author one by one now over the next couple weeks and see what happens.
  5. Curtis

    Curtis New Member

    Dec 2, 2003


    I am having a strange problem on my Hughes SD-DVR80 DTiVo with 6.3e.
    It's 11:15 AM. I'm looking at the program guide. All of the channels are shown in the guide with the 11:00 shows shown on the left in the guide as always except for channel 248. For channel 248 it says "Upcoming: King o..." When I highlight that channel. the 11:00 and onward shows do not show up on the right for channel 248. Instead, 12:00 and onward shows are listed starting with "King of the Hill". If I press the SELECT button on the remote to select the "Upcoming: King o..." on the left it acts as if I want to record the program instead of going directly to channel 248. In other words, I cannot go to channel 248 live TV from the guide. I can however close the guide and enter 248 on the remote to go to channel 248. If I highlight the 12:00 "King of the Hill" on the right side and scroll up I see that there is a time gap in the schedule. There is a 2 hour program listed for 9:00 AM and then the next listing is at 12:00 . Maybe it's just a hole in the schedule.
  6. starbuck

    starbuck New Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    I went to the Suggestions option (from the Pick Programs to Record menu). I like to check the list to see what TiVo has suggested in case I want to schedule the program. I saw an entry and selected it. I've never seen this before, but the screen has the program info and a message below the show info says:

    Check 13 BI13 in Channels You Receive, or call 1-800-DIRECTV to order.

    This is one of my regular local channels.

    I checked the channel setup and this channel is selected in the list. I also checked the following and the program is available for selection from: channel Grid Guide, the Search by Title option, and the Search by Date/Time. All these are OK and allow the selection.

    But from the Suggestions menu, it has this message to check the channels. There is no option to "record this show"; instead, it just has an option to go back to the previous menu.

    I see this same message in the Suggestions menu on two of my local channels but only when I view them from the Suggestions menu.

    Never had this before 6.3e.
  7. marktd

    marktd New Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    I just tried this after I read your post. I selected a suggestion on a local and got the same message you got (except for the channel number). I too can record the suggested show from the guide. I've also never seen this before.

  8. FlWingNut

    FlWingNut New Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Lake Mary, FL
    Well, we want it back!
  9. Bill99

    Bill99 Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Same here with 6.3e. This is a bug.

    AND... Can someone please tell me what 6.3e is suppose to do/change/fix/whatever...? I've looked and can't find that information.

    Yes we do.
  10. puffdaddy

    puffdaddy Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    The nominal reason that I've seen is that it corrects issues with units that have more than 200 messages; however the real reason is to consolidate all of the S2 DTV boxes to a single version (i.e., instead of 6.1a, 6.2a, and 6.3d; now all those boxes are on 6.3e).

    So as many folks have stated, there is actually no benefit for non hacked boxes at this time (and for those with hacked boxes, there are tradeoffs). This update though will mean that the Q1/2 2008 update should roll out to all boxes at the same time (which is supposed to bring the online scheduling, overlap protection, and deleted programs folder support).
  11. snookuda

    snookuda New Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    My r10 series 2 has locked up about once per day with a frozen picture, most of the time ill turn on the tv/reciever and the screen is locked. The only solution is a reboot which takes a good 7+ minutes. Is there a service bulliten out for this?
  12. richa65

    richa65 New Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    Same problem here with one of my 2 units. I think the service bulletin reads "Ooop! We did it again."

    I hope they admit that there's a problem and fix it soon. Unlike the fiasco from last fall.
  13. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    Same here, freezes about once a day; never happened before 6.3e.
  14. DevilDogs

    DevilDogs Steeler Fan

    Dec 29, 2002
    Des Moines,...
    I'm curious to see if there's a pattern for what Tivos are experiencing the lock-up. My HDVR2 hasn't had any lock-up issues (it does have the Suggestions issue mentioned in this thread). I know someone who has a Samsung Tivo that has started locking up in the last 2 months, and he has 6.3e. Since his is locking up and mine isn't, clearly it isn't a universal thing. So what is the pattern?

    BTW, the guy with the Samsung called DTV and they sent him an R15, which he hates. Can't go between the 2 tuners like you can on the Tivo units.
  15. kalex

    kalex New Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    We've got 2 Hughes dual tuner receivers and both are rebooting, one more than the other, but the one the reboots the most is on the most. That one reboots only about once a day, every now and then it will go 2 or even 3 days without a reboot. Almost every reboot has been between 5 PM and 7 PM while I'm watching the news, most of them 6 to 6:30. I don't think it's ever rebooted more than once in a day.

    I called DirecTV again, and again was told that I need to wipe the drive and reload everything. I was also offered a new receiver but we didn't get far enough with that to see if it would be free. At least this time I got to a supervisor, who told me the same thing, and said that the issue couldn't be escalated until I proved it wasn't the drive or the receiver by reformatting the drive. That was pretty much the end of that conversation.

    I also checked my Suggestions and the only local one that is listed has the 'call to order' entry even though it's the local PBS station.
  16. kenr

    kenr New Member

    Dec 26, 1999
    By "wipe the drive" I assume you mean do a clear and delete everything.

    Some people would fib and call back and say they did the clear and delete.
  17. Irishsox1

    Irishsox1 New Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    I have a Hughes SD-40 unhacked and since 6.3e my phone connection won't work anymore. It's not my line and the settings have not changed. The on screen stuff is the same. In different threads others have complained about this. Any ideas, because as long as I can't connect I won't be able to get the future updates I wanted all along....deleted folder, etc.
  18. lilcori

    lilcori New Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    I recently purchased a Directv Tivo R10 from ebay but there seems to be lots of glitches and I am not sure how to fix them.

    1. In my Channel List I've unchecked all the channels that I do not want to access while surfing tv, but the Tivo is not recognizing them and is displaying all channels.

    2. When I am watching a recorded show and click the left arrow to get back to my Now Playing List the show I was watching is displaying in the background. With my old Tivo I would get the blue Directv background instantly.

    3. Which goes along with number 2. When I am watching a recorded show and click the left arrow then Delete Now the show keeps playing. It keeps playing even when I get back to my Now Playing List.

    Has anyone else run across this? It is so annoying. I really miss my old Directv Tivo (Philips DSR704). Directv told me the receiver part of my unit died. Is there anyway to bring my old Tivo back to life?

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