A Review of the R10

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Feb 3, 2005 #321 of 632
    Jerw134

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    You cannot upgrade it to 6.2. DirecTV will be doing that very soon. It's a free upgrade, and all you have to do is keep your receiver connected to a phone line to get it.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2005 #322 of 632
    rcfisher

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    Thanks for your help.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2005 #323 of 632
    DVRaholic

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    We'll Earl, its 28 days today right ?? Wondering if you are starting to see any issues without the Phone line connected ? I guess Monday is the Big Day. Let us know... Thanks
     
  4. Feb 5, 2005 #324 of 632
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Well I checked one of my R10's last night.

    It last called on 1/5/2005.
    It is still recording, and has scheduled recordings way past the 14th.

    It is supposed to try and call tonight, so let's see what the unit says tomorrow.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2005 #325 of 632
    texas arsenal

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    Ive had my R-10 for just over 48 hrs. So far, so good.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2005 #326 of 632
    rsudol

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    So which unit does someone reccomend. I am looking to replace my Hughes HDVR2 with something newer. Can anyone reccomend something.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2005 #327 of 632
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Any of them are fine... The R10 is the newest.
    All the other units are identical underneath the case, with the exception of the size of their hard drive.

    So I would first recommend the Philips DSR series, as I simply love their outer casing. Followed by the R10.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2005 #328 of 632
    Rcrew

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    Earl, what's the phone status today?

    I just checked my R10. There was one message about no call for 14 days. My last successfull call was 1/20.

    Info screen says guide data to 2/18. But the one channel I checked has program info through 2/20.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2005 #329 of 632
    ebonovic

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    33 Days so far.. Daily nag message.
    I have recording scheduled past 2/16 so far (stopped scrolling at that point).
     
  10. Feb 9, 2005 #330 of 632
    bobbob20

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    I wonder if anyone here can read barcodes?
    Better yet, anyone got a barcode reader?
    Wonder if you should block those out too. ;)

    Also, your UPS tracking # still works. ;)
     
  11. Feb 9, 2005 #331 of 632
    ironsline

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    Hey Ebonovic,
    I just went out and got my R10 this past Saturday. Had the extra line run on Monday and was able to record the Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State basketball game on that evening. Only disapointing thing was 4 hours to download all of the information. Being new to Sat and D-Tivo had to just jump in the water and try different things. I recorded the game and lo and behold the next morning I had about 6 different things recorded all related to basketball.

    My question is can I stop the pre recording of things if I don't want it to make Suggesting.

    I know that I am going to like this system because have marked 7 shows already because I will be out of town

    Thanks in advance
     
  12. Feb 9, 2005 #332 of 632
    ddobson

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    You can turn off the Tivo Suggestions. I'm not in front of my Tivo now and have a poor memory.

    I think it's under setup and then preferences. You can tell it to completely stop recording Tivo Suggestions then it will only record what you tell it to....

    If you can't find it where I said, look around. It's in there somewhere :)

    If I was home I'd go look and tell you exactly where to turn it off.... sorry
     
  13. Feb 9, 2005 #333 of 632
    ebonovic

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    The other thing I do, is for just about EVERY sporting event that I watch or record, I give it THREE Thumbs down. That way Tivo will think I don't like those shows, thus won't schedule them.

    I had that problem a few summers back where I tivoed a baseball game. About a week later, I had about 60 hours of baseball games....
     
  14. Feb 9, 2005 #334 of 632
    Matt9876

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    Got my R-10 and my USB to ethernet adaptor.

    Guess you guys know what comes next.

    Thanks Ebonovic ! :)
     
  15. Feb 9, 2005 #335 of 632
    ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Yes... The waiting for DirecTV to provide us a software update to let that USB to Ethernet adaptor do something other than draw power

    You are welcome
     
  16. Vashie

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    I know this is going to sound silly and probablly already tried before. Since the thing powers a usb ethernet controller, and receives a IP from a DHCP server (and shows up in the tivo desktop app) Couldn't some enterprising linux geek get the drive out, chroot into it drop in a telnetd and throw it into init.d put the thing back into the the device and wambo bambo you've got everything you've needed to do HMO?

    Vash
     
  17. Jerw134

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    I can't think of a reply that isn't insulting, so I'll just keep it simple: that won't work.
     
  18. Gunnyman

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    Upstate...
    expanding on why....
    Tivo's kernel is very particular. If there is stuff put on tivo that tivo didn't put there, the Tivo deletes it.
    the R10 has an Eprom in it that makes it impossible to install a new kernel unless you hack the Eprom as well.

    as of this writing Not bloody easy but folks are working on it I imagine.
     
  19. Jerw134

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    We can always count on Gunnyman to keep a level head in the face of n00bs! :cool:
     
  20. Vashie

    Vashie New Member

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    Be insulting if you're techincal with it :) . Why wouldnt it work? Granted I'm new to this stuff but isn't a tivo nothing more then a glorified single purpous Linux box? If it's getting a IP then it's addressing that box. You cant get into it because of a lack of services with open ports. Give it something to open up with then at least you could throw on TivoWeb or something

    Vashie
     

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