Hard Drive Upgrade issue ?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Bigmoss, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Bigmoss

    Bigmoss New Member

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    I have a HR10-250 and I just upgraded the hard drive to a bigger one from Weakness, the receiver wants to call DTV to activate the PVR function so I let it.

    It dials out you hear the other side answer and after about 48-50 seconds of the fax sort of sound the line hangs up and the call fails. I have tried everything I can think of and the modem on the receiver must be good if it dials out and makes a connection ? Can DTV activate the DVR service if I call them or does the unit indeed have to do it ? I would hate to think I wasted the $ on this upgrade and now cant use my DVR

    Thanks
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Have you contacted Weaknees? You might need to change the phone number that your Tivo is using for that initial setup call.
     
  3. Bigmoss

    Bigmoss New Member

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    Thanks Steve that worked
     
  4. snickerrrrs

    snickerrrrs Tech-no Guide

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    I just finished hours and hours :eek: adding a 1.5TB SATA hard drive to an older HR10-250, finally it GSOD'd and fixed itself... SO I thought I'd borrow this thread to ask an unrelated question. Will I be able record Over The Air HD channels without HD service? I'd hate to pay $10 a month for just OTA recordings. :confused:
     
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    First of all, you don't have to pay for HD service if you set up auto-pay. But I have seen others post that they got DirecTV to drop the requirement for HD service for an HR10. It does not affect OTA recording.
     
  6. snickerrrrs

    snickerrrrs Tech-no Guide

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    Everything is working ok, Except when I go to Directv Central or any other menu, it overlays the Live TV. This is actually kind of cool but almost impossible to read. I used WinMFS to expand the drive to 1TB which I think is the problem. Is there a way to shrink the usable space or expand a 250GB drive to 750GB. I put a 250GB drive in and everything works like normal. Any suggestions?
     
  7. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    You missed copying the loopsets, somehow...
     

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