Have You Recieved 6.3b yet?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by JonR, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. vtfan99

    vtfan99 New Member

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    Had 6.3a...forced a call last night at 11pm...pending restart....took about 10-20 min to reboot and now I'm at 6.3b. Haven't had a chance to check it out yet as I hit the sack immediately after the restart.
     
  2. steven-h

    steven-h New Member

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    Still have not received 6.3b update :mad:
     
  3. Woody_One

    Woody_One New Member

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    I'm still at 6.3a, and tried to force a call and received a message that there is a download in process and that I can not place the call right now. (paraphrasing)
    It's been like that for several hours.
    Am I receiving a download, or do I need to reboot?
     
  4. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    Try a reboot. Happen to me once also.
     
  5. steven-h

    steven-h New Member

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    Just got off the phone with Direct once more. They claim to have no way to make my box get 6.4b. They are sending a replacement which they say with most likely be an HR20 however, they do not want my box back and I can keep it. This certainly points to them abandoning the HR10. :(
     
  6. imadvaddict

    imadvaddict New Member

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    Still no update here, 6.3a, been waiting with random reboots, audio cutouts random pixilation.

    DTV wants to send me a new HR20, I declined for the moment I LUV MY TIVO's, from what I am reading the HR20 is still to buggy. The tier 2 CSR tech said that D is sending new satellites up in the next few weeks to extremely expand their HDTV channels and advised that it would be wise to take the free replacement HR20.

    Any thoughts on this?

    We have the old 5 LNB saucer and it would require the large (behemouth in my mind) oblong Frisbee. We are getting a 99% signal on both feeds and I just don't want the installers to mess it up. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it mentality here.

    Thanks in advance long time reader of the forum here on my end. Never had anything worthwhile to post until now.
     
  7. JoelCFC25

    JoelCFC25 New Member

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    3.15f, after all the problems reported with 6.3a I just avoided it altogether.
     
  8. RexB

    RexB D*TiVo

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    Yes, rec'd 6.3b on Jan 17th, zip 9825x. It rebooted, kept all of the settings, has recorded the season passes, no audio dropouts, no reboots, no freezes.

    Working Fine for 3 days now, prolly just jinxed it.

    Sign me "Happy TiVo user again". Not looking forward to the HR20 nonTiVo, but oh well. I need dual tuners!
     
  9. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    Yes, finally received 6.3b sometime overnight on both of my HR10 receivers.
     
  10. dsand14

    dsand14 New Member

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    Finally got 6.3b last night on my second unit.

    I don't know if anybody else has had this problem. After a natural restart on both units after receiving the update, they both locked up. After unpluging them and restarting again everything was fine. Just wanted to mention it in case it happens to anyone still waiting for the update.
     
  11. fasTLane

    fasTLane Member

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    Went directly from 3.1 to 6.3b yesterday. No problems so far. :up:
     
  12. StarsHockey

    StarsHockey New Member

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    So do you think going through vonage is affecting me not getting the download?
     
  13. Scott Corbett

    Scott Corbett New Member

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    I don't have it yet and I have a standard land line.
     
  14. JonR

    JonR Member

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    I finally realized DTv was not going to help me update my Tivo to 6.3b so this morning I took matters into my own hands and downloaded Instantcake 6.3b and baked a cake unto a 320 gb Seagate HD with NO problems. The whole process was a breeze and I've been running 6.3b several hours with NO issues.

    As a DTv DVR customer I should not of had to pull the Tivo unit, open the case and pull the HD and connect to a PC, but at least there is a path to 6.3b depending on how much trouble you're willing to endure. This process is very simple and was a breeze to install.

    John :rolleyes:
     
  15. hybucket

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    And, of course, you sent a bill to DTV for a service call.
    Considering the $ we shell out for service, what you did was, while understandable, completely absurd.
     
  16. JonR

    JonR Member

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    I was with you till the end.......ABSURD :eek:

    I think it is absurd that there is a lack of qualified support at DTv to solve a simple update issue therefore I took matters into my own hands to resolve the issue and I'm very happy with the outcome.

    You can't get blood from a turnip or whatever that saying is, anyway now happy at 6.3b.

    John :D
     
  17. Bobasaurus

    Bobasaurus Bone Stock Tivo User

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    I finally got 6.3B last night. It fixed my FOX OTA. What a relief. One more 24 with dropouts was going difficult to watch. I am in 293xx if that matters


    Bobby, longtime lurker first time poster.
     
  18. rdskin00

    rdskin00 New Member

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    Dtv Employee To The Rescue................. Without Hacking No Way To Guarantee The Upgrade To Be Immediate....best Bet....make Sure You Your Daily Calls Are Sucessful Force Them At Least Once A Day.....there Is No Rhyme Or Reason Since Its Coming Through The Tivo Dial In Servers My Neighbor Got His 3 Weeks Before Me But Nationwide It Should Be Rolled Out By End Of This Month To First Week Of Feb.......may Try Changing To Different Access Number
     
  19. steven-h

    steven-h New Member

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    Interesting since Direct told me 6.3b was made available to all last weekend and since I have not received it yet there is nothing to do but, replace my receiver. They said the replacement would be a HR20 and I should just throw my TIVO away as they did not want it back. I have changed access numbers rebooted and still have 6.3a, :mad:
     
  20. JonR

    JonR Member

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    Purchase / download Instantcake 6.3b (Dvrupgrade), Remove top of Tivo unit, remove HD, hook up to a PC as directed, run WD diagnostics (get from their web site) and analyze / repair media (HD), write zeros to HD (basically low level format), and "bake" the cake according to directions. Very easy process that yields immediate results (6.3b)! Running since yesterday morning with NO issues. :D

    What else do you have to do on a snowy day?

    John
     

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