DirecTV HD DVR HR10-250 Upgrade Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by weaknees, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Carlton Bale

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    I think you can just do the linux DD command to copy from your old A drive to the new A drive, then the old B drive to the new B drive. Then do an mfs_add to expand the 250 GB partitions on the new drives to fill all available space (500 GB on each drive).

    There is really nothing special about the HR10-250. This applies to all Series 2 TiVos.
     
  2. aclem

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    I upgraded my HR 10-250 from an original stock drive to a 500GB Seagate using Weaknees instructions, and did not save any programming. The new drive takes a long time to boot and then I have a message "insert valid access card". I thought maybe something internal came loose when installing the new drive, but the access card is recognized with the old drive if I reinstall it.

    Any suggestions?

    carolyn
     
  3. weaknees

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    That's pretty strange. Usually, an access card message means that you have a bad power supply, but I'm not sure why the drive change would mean the power supply behaves differently.

    See our HR10 troubleshooting info here:

    http://www.weaknees.com/hr10-repair-troubleshooting.php
     
  4. Carlton Bale

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    If you don't mind losing your season passes and recordings, do a Clear and Delete all and see if that helps.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2007 #1965 of 1979
    aclem

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    Clear and Delete took care of it. Thanks. The upgrade was much easier than I expected and my 10 year old loved taking apart the DVR and the computer.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2007 #1966 of 1979
    aclem

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    Ok, I'm back after calling DirecTV to get service re-activated on the receiver, the same error message returned. "Insert valid access card receiver id = xxxxxxx". My guess is that everytime DirecTV downloads something new to my receiver I'm going to get this message and have to do a clear and delete. Is there any way to take care of this problem permanently?
     
  7. Nov 9, 2007 #1967 of 1979
    kyleohme

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    Hello,

    I am not new to playing with the Tivo - I love it!

    I do have an issue that my HR10-250 has stopped and I have not had a chance to do a backup of the base image. Would anyone be so kind to let me know if you have a backup?

    I have backups for my series 1, 2 but never got around to upgrading this tivo ..

    it now sits on the wonderful "starting up" and I miss my HD.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2007 #1968 of 1979
    kyleohme

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    Hello,

    I am not new to playing with the Tivo - I love it!

    I do have an issue that my HR10-250 has stopped and I have not had a chance to do a backup of the base image. Would anyone be so kind to let me know if you have a backup?

    I have backups for my series 1, 2 but never got around to upgrading this tivo ..

    it now sits on the wonderful "starting up" and I miss my HD.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2007 #1969 of 1979
    dwynne

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    I am sure you can find an image around someplace, but I think I would just buy the "Instant Cake" download image from this page and get it going. I would get 3.1.5f and put the "hack" to so it does not need to phone at all. A lot of folks I know, including me, with 6.x software on their HR10-250 boxes have a lot of trouble with reboots and lockups. With 3.1.5f it is bullet-proof - but you don't get folders and don't have the new DST fix. Other than that it works fine.

    Dennis
     
  10. Nov 9, 2007 #1970 of 1979
    Lord Vader

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    Why not just buy the 6.3e Instantcake? Much faster than 3.1.5f!
     
  11. Nov 9, 2007 #1971 of 1979
    dwynne

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    Because on some boxes 6.x blows major chunkage. The HD Tivo I have on that load locks up and reboots all the time. Put in a new drive, same thing. The box locked on 3.1.5f is steady as a rock. If I ever get everything watched off the 6.3 it is getting wiped and taken back to 3.1.5f.

    Dennis
     
  12. Nov 9, 2007 #1972 of 1979
    fasTLane

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    Same here. OTA navigating is a pain with 6.3... I can handle slower guides fine.
     
  13. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Strange. Other than the reboots on 6.3a, I've never had a problem with 6.3x. I'm at 6.3e now and it took that just fine.
     
  14. gambling

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    About 3 weeks ago I purchased a PVRnet upgrade disk for my DirecTv HD10-250 with a 400MB drive. I finally have installed it and it works great.
    But I noticed that I have lost my HD Local stations (9.1, 9.2, etc.)

    A little digging around the net, and I see from PVRblog that
    a) DirecTv is moving to a MPEG4 standard
    b) The local stations on the west coast (where I am) were the first to move
    c) They will migrate all their HD content to it
    d) The Tivo does not support it
    e) DirecTv announced an new HD20 box that does
    f) They also announced they are going to replace all the 10-250's with the HD20 for free or close to it.
     
  15. slocko

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    the hr10-250 can record from Off the air antennas. If you are lucky, you can buy one of those tv antennas and you will be close enough to the stations for the antenna to receive them. the hr10-250 can include those ota channels right into your channel line up on the tivo interface.

    of course, this will only work until they go digitial.
     
  16. mattdb

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    The Hr10-250 only receives digital if memory serves. It has an ATSC tuner which only takes in digital, so if you can get it on antenna, then you are good.
     
  17. slocko

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    ahh okay, wasn't sure if the digital transition would have affected it.
     
  18. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    The new DirecTV/TIVO HD box won't be out until at least early 2010, if not later.
     
  19. dwynne

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    I assume you had the locals before you swapped out the drive? So you must already know the HR10-250 DTivo gets locals from over the air only and not via sat. So if it worked before it should work now. You just need to do guided set up again and/or choose the "select local area" option for OTA signals, or if all that does not work you need to re-scan for OTA signals. If none of that worked, you probably knocked the push on coax connectors off the tuner "Cans" inside the DTivo when you were replacing the drive.

    None of that other stuff you posted has any meaning for you getting OTA channels via an antenna.

    If you were one of the few getting "local" feeds via the sat in HD in MPEG2 (channels in the 80's) that were for folks in 2 markets or lived where they had NO local channels, then those channels COULD have gone away now. I don't have access to them, so I could not tell you. But in any case, tuning 9.1 should be an OTA channel.

    Dennis
     

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