D* Tivo software updating: it ever happen?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ccchuck, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. ccchuck

    ccchuck Member

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    I recently put an old unit back in service, its connected both phone and satellite, but after 3 weeks of now and again "downloading data", no hint that it is ever going to update its software to the current version-
    my question- anyone here ever have an old unit to update IN THE LAST YEAR or so?
     
  2. stevel

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    As I understand it, the software updates are not "in the stream" anymore for DTiVos, since it is assumed they have long since updated. If you want a newer version, you could buy an InstantCake image.
     
  3. litzdog911

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    What model DirecTivo do you have?
    What version software does it have?
     
  4. ccchuck

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    Hughes SD DVR-40, 3.1.1e
     
  5. ccchuck

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    I'm getting "answers" that don't agree-
    the software is updated..
    1) by phone in slices - is this the 5-8 minutes of download that shows up about once a day (forced calls)
    or
    2) by satellite in slices..

    anyone here know for sure, or had real experience with this?
     
  6. stevel

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    It's both, really. Usually the software is updated over the satellite, but does not install until triggered by a call to the TiVo servers (this may be days or even weeks later). The software used to come over the phone, but I don't think they do that anymore.
     
  7. Duffycoug

    Duffycoug New Member

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    I've had mine back in action for months connected to phone 24/7 and no updated software...makes daily calls, downloads, etc.....it's not gonna happen.
     
  8. Admdata

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    Instant cake in the future, that is what I had to do to update my tivo
     
  9. ss_sea_ya

    ss_sea_ya New Member

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    What you might be getting is the "logo" update, which updated the channel logo's, but not the software. You can try posting here for a copy.

    I don't know of anyone getting a software update (i.e. to 6.4a) within the last year or so.
     
  10. ccchuck

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    I left a request there but noticed earlier requests for the same image were going unanswered..

    guess I'll just have to stay with the old software for now.

    Maybe a good guy will rescue me yet.:eek:
     
  11. ccchuck

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    just updating this...
    no software update as of today - lots of downloading - 6-10 minutes worth twice this week ( I'm forcing a daily call) , since this is the machine of last resort here I'm not really worried but it would be nice to get it updated without spending more money.
     
  12. Duffycoug

    Duffycoug New Member

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    It's never going to happen....mine has been making daily calls and downloads since Fall of 2010 with no software update....trust me on that.
     
  13. Admdata

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    I got so sick of waiting for a software update, I gave up and forked out the $$ for the upgrade.

    The only software upgrades, are for the directv brand of receivers and DVR's that update though the satellite
     

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