Have You Recieved 6.3b yet?

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

  1. GreyGhost00

    GreyGhost00 New Member

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    Just a question - why would the receivers have to be upgraded for DST? I thought the time was controlled by the Sat.
     
  2. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Captain Video and I have been mentioning this here and on the other forums. If this is, indeed, a DST fix--which makes no sense, BTW--what about all the millions of other DTIVOs that aren't the HR10-250? Wouldn't they need an update, too? Also, how has DTV been able to control the DST settings before in states that had different DST policies (Arizona, Indiana, Hawaii, etc.)? They surely didn't send software updates to only customers in those states (and Indiana just changed their DST laws, apparently).
     
  3. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    How do we know there wasn't a hard-coded routine in the HR10 that said DST starts the 2nd Sunday of every April? And there was a table of exceptions, which excluded certain states, zips, localities, etc? A software patch would be required to fix such a situation, would it not?
     
  4. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    I have no idea. Captain Video and I could be wrong anyway. :p
     
  5. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I'm just going by what Earl has posted. He's usually correct about these things. I just plugged the phone hack into my series 1 DTiVo because I assumed that would be getting a fix as well. We'll find out soon enough.
     
  6. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Well, none of my Series 1 and nonHR10-250 Series 2 units have received any such updates, and haven't for years, BTW.
     
  7. smarsh66

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    DST changes as of 2007...... it's a big deal for us IT people in corporate America.... Makes perfect sense that they would implement a DST patch.... could also be that other Dtivos already had a DST patch installed.
     
  8. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Ah...don't you IT people whine about everything anyway? :p
     
  9. rcbray

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    I still have 3.1.5f because I unplugged my phone connection on the Tivo before I received 6.3x. However, because 6.3b appears stable in most cases, and 6.3c probably addresses a DST issue; I plugged the phone back in this morning and forced several calls. No results other than "successful". Next scheduled call is now 48 hours off.

    I presumed that 6.3b (if not 6.3c) was on my system and that the first call would give me a "pending restart".

    Any thoughts on what is happening? Does this mean I never received a, b, or c via the satellite download?
     
  10. Duffycoug

    Duffycoug New Member

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    I too have not received the 6.3b update....still have 3.1.5f. I've had my phone connected for about three weeks and it makes daily calls with 100% success, yet no software upgrade. If anyone has any answers, please tell. I spent countless hours on the phone with DTV, but they know nothing.....can't force the download either with this unit, so I've been told.
     
  11. smarsh66

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    it's just that every large system is affected in one way or another...then applications made against them as well: Oracle, SAP, Documentum, MSSQL, etc... real pain also if you are affected by FDA regulations and/or SOX!
     
  12. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    What about my White Sox? :D
     
  13. Sir_winealot

    Sir_winealot Seenyer Member

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    My understanding is that the 6.3b cutoff date was Jan 12th...I too have 2 units without 6.3b....and that there is no way to force the download. But for the advent of 6.3c, those of currently with 3.1.5f and 6.3a would be stuck at these versions.

    So (hopefully) 6.3c will bring us up to speed.
     

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