6.3f is here

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by kenr, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Dec 18, 2007 #41 of 521
    stevel

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    From what I have read so far, there's no user-visible feature changes. It's probably a bug fix release, though what it supposedly fixes I have not seen stated.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2007 #42 of 521
    ebonovic

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    From what I have been told.

    It is a fix to address the recent stability/restart issues.
    No new features, no other fixes.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2007 #43 of 521
    lew

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    Do you know what 6.3e changed?



     
  4. Dec 18, 2007 #44 of 521
    chuckg

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    I have not seen anything to indicate it has actually been activated on any series 2 receivers. Has it?

    To see how stable 6.3f is I might put a spare 160GB drive with 6.3e on it back into my second unit which I powered down recently until I need to record more than two channels simultaneously. Late spring probably.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2007 #45 of 521
    dthreet

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    I have this on both my HR10's but I cant tell any diffrence
     
  6. Dec 18, 2007 #46 of 521
    JimSpence

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    ebonovic above mentioned this may be fixing stability and restart issues. Since the HR10s don't seem to be having as many of these issues, it isn't surprising that differences won't be noticed.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2007 #47 of 521
    dtremain

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    The interface for setting up the Channels I Receive and Favorites lists was greatly improved with 6.3e.

    I didn't see any improvements other than that, just the problems that have been described here on one of my two units (the other has worked flawlessly.)
     
  8. Dec 19, 2007 #48 of 521
    dcstager

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    I have to wait for an updated superpatch before risking it. Is anyone working on that? CrashHD's script seems to have all the patches, but I'm still hoping for a special superpatch such as the one that was issued for 6.2a.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2007 #49 of 521
    CrashHD

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    I'll probably be able to take a crack at making a superpatch module by the end of this weekend, if no one else does by then.
     
  10. Dec 19, 2007 #50 of 521
    kenr

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    It's nice to see DirecTV is admitting to fixing a problem that they wouldn't admit existed in the first place :)
     
  11. Dec 20, 2007 #51 of 521
    dcstager

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    I know I'd appreciate it. I'm sure it will be used by hundreds of people. I think this version of tivoapp may be out there a while as current. They did promise a lot of new features by first quarter 2008, but I'm sure it be more like a year from now.

    The Directivo is about the only reason to keep a standard 4:3 tv anymore. It's the most useful and reliable TV invention and now that they got it perfect, regular tv is fading and the invention is becoming obsolete.

    I've got to find me a 40" Sony CRT and hang on a little longer.
     
  12. Dec 20, 2007 #52 of 521
    Brainiac427

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    Has 6.3f gone national yet? I don't want to plug my phone line back in until it does.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2007 #53 of 521
    dtremain

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    It obviously hasn't loaded up on anyone's system yet. You'll know when it does. This thread will be about 20 pages long. :D
     
  14. Dec 20, 2007 #54 of 521
    CrashHD

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    Why? I can see having the phone unplugged to avoid the update, but if you sound like you do want it. If you do, why not plug it in?
     
  15. Dec 20, 2007 #55 of 521
    rminsk

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    Because the roll out has not started yet. The OP would download 6.3e which the OP does not want.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2007 #56 of 521
    Brainiac427

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    Actually, I'm already stuck with 6.3e. I learned on here about pressing Pause-5-2 to reinstall the software on the alternate partition. I actually thought I would be reinstalling the old 6.2a, but all I got was 6.3e again. However, I was doing fine with it. I left the phone line plugged in just in case a fix was released. Then one day the box spontaneously rebooted even though it was in standby mode. I noticed under system information that a call to the mother ship went out that morning. That was it for me. I did the Pause-5-2 thing again and unplugged the phone line. I haven't had any problems since, though admittedly I've been using it sparingly because I don't trust it. If I can get 6.3f, and it proves to be stable, I might start trusting it again to use it more.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2007 #57 of 521
    CrashHD

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    superpatch for 6.3f is done. In testing now. If the box boots, it shall be posted.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2007 #58 of 521
    CrashHD

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    Done. Tested working on a DirecTV R10. I believe tivoapp is the same on all of them, but I'm not certain. Anybody that tries it, please post your results. Consider it as beta software until a few positive test reports come back, and even then, use at your own risk.

    Upload to your tivo in your favorite way. Chop .txt off the filename to make it .tcl. chmod 0755, and execute it. Enjoy
     

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  19. Dec 20, 2007 #59 of 521
    dcstager

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    Thanks Crash. The work is much appreciated.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2007 #60 of 521
    bwash

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    Do you have any idea when all of us who are experiencing reboots, and freeze ups will get this upgrade. I had 6.3e for a few months before I started having problems (hard drive is less than 1 year old and worked perfect under 6.2), and now I do get problems over a few days and then it stops for a week or two and starts up again.

    I wonder how many of us are out here?
     

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