Absolutely sure 6.3 loaded via telco?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by chuckg, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. chuckg

    chuckg New Member

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    Another show didn't record. This after doing a complete Clear and delete. Fortunately I simultaneously recorded it on unit#2. Last weekend only 1:43 of 4:00 starting at the same time on the same channel recorded.

    Now I could buy a couple of new power supplies but it is quicker and cheaper to just put the old 40GB HDs with 6.2 on them back in. But I do not ever want the software to be upgraded again!

    Absolutely sure 6.3 loaded via telco?
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The software arrives on your hard disk by satellite but it is not installed unless authorized during a phone call. So if you leave the phone line disconnected, it will not update.
     
  3. chuckg

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    Hopefully no telco won't cause problems with NFL package. Forgot about that. :eek:
     
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    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I have no personal experience with that. Theoretically, NFLST requires a phone line, but I've read others saying they don't have theirs connected.

    You can disable updates even with a phone call by modifying the boot parameters to set UPGRADESOFTWARE=FALSE. This is typically done as part of "hacking".
     
  5. chuckg

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    The only way I would hack is paying someone else to do it. :)
    When I first bought the DTivos I posted on some forum an offer to pay someone to hack to my specs my DTivos without any takers.

    My unit#2 just "Powered up" while it and unit#1 were simultaneously playing F1 qualifying from this morning to see if pixelation reported on another thread had occured.

    I hate my DTivos since 6.3 which is why I am going back to 6.2.
     
  6. litzdog911

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    Your NFL Sunday Ticket will work fine without a phone connection.
     

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