1. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    last night we had severe storms for hours so lost signal..my wife was watching big brother after dark and it went out....just went to snow, then dark green, then snow..then dark green....said the 6.3e machine locked up and didnt respond to any remote commands at all ...had to pull the plug. Is this just typical storm activity or E related?
     
  2. Todd

    Todd Gee thanks Jeremy...

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    I had just gone back to live from a show that was being recorded then punched in the channel number of an OTA channel. I think it was previously on another OTA channel.
     
  3. jgjackson

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    Has anyone verified that 6.3e still stops recording new shows when the disk is full (which is the normal state if you have suggestions on)?
     
  4. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

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    On my HR10-250 I've been having the slow/no reponse to the remote, freezing and reboot situation which is reproduceable whenever I tune to one particular digital OTA station and then try to tune away. Does not occur with any other local digital station.

    I spoke with the Chief Engineer at the station and he says they have made no additions or deletions to the data stream lately but they did have a power failure about two weeks ago that forced the reboot of the digital encoder.

    My receiver updated from 3.15 to 6.3e during this time and I started having problems so I have no real proof the station's signal may have anything to do with my problems it could just be 6.3e. Just another piece in the puzzle.
     
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    sugg. are always turned on for me...so far no issues with shows not recording
     
  6. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    i've had 2 reboots since e...unknown if related to it or not though. I am on UPS so it cant be power issues.
     
  7. Mark Lopez

    Mark Lopez Just click ignore

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    We had some heavy rains and was getting a lot of pixelation (a recorded show). It got to a point where some of the screen went green and then it rebooted. This was repeatable at the same spot. It had never done this before during rain fade and the resulting pixelation, so I think it's a new bug with 'e'.
     
  8. shanman14

    shanman14 New Member

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    I've had multiple problems, only since 6.3e. Lock ups requiring me to unplug the unit, failed reboots where the system reboots iteself in the middle of the first reboot. Weird stuff.
     
  9. arneycl

    arneycl Cable Only

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    Can someone tell me how do you get a HR10-250 to go back to a previous version like 3.1? I have 6.3E now.

    Also, IF I ever get it back to 3.1 can someone explain how I get the Guide to update without having to plug in the phone line, therefore, risking the chance of getting the unit updated to 6.3E again?

    Thanks.
     
  10. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    can't help you except to say guide data comes thru the satellite so no phone line needed for that. Also as you probably already know you can't order PPV thru the remote if you keep line unplugged.

    If you search instacake i think that's what you need but i've never done it
     
  11. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

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    You can still purchase Instantcake 3.1f either by download or CD. Once you get your computer configured, "caking" your harddrive takes less than 10 minutes and you're back to probably the most stable, but slower, software version.
     
  12. dturturro

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    What improvements were made?
     
  13. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    if someone could figure out how to revert but keep all your old stuff i bet they would make a fortune
     
  14. mgoddard1

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    I've seen that behavior multiple times with 6.3d where it goes green screen and reboots during heavy rain but fortunately my HR20 worked fine through the storms. I haven't had heavy rains since I manually installed 6.3e so I can't confirm if that bug still exists or not. At any rate this is a bug that tivo/directv needs to fix but I'm not holding my breath on that.
     
  15. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Hopefully, a few more bugs will be fixed in the rollout mentioned for 2008.
     
  16. denary

    denary New Member

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    I am still on 3.1f and did a Clear and Delete last evening. It took a while for this complete. I think part of the reason is due to the # of messages that were in my 'in-box' requesting me to dial in - I think I was up to 180'ish.

    After the Clear and Delete completed - It made a HUGE difference in terms of responsiveness of the menu and setting up SP.
     
  17. dturturro

    dturturro Member

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    Why didn't you just delete the messages?
     
  18. rjnerd

    rjnerd New Member

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    Once you get above something like 50, you can't open the list anymore. (Machine just hangs, and has to be re-booted to get control back)
     
  19. Castaa

    Castaa New Member

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    After reading this thread. I'm so glad I've been out of the loop and still have 3.1.5f installed. :)
     
  20. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Course you could be like the majority of folks and be perfectly fine and missing on on the significant improvements of 6.2x. Your mileage will clearly vary, but I have used every revision without an incident specific to the software or upgrade itself on any of my 3 HR10's.
     

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