HR10-250 6.3 Update; Confirmation and Release Notes

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. eddieras99

    eddieras99 New Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    deerfield, il


    what is this??? from the directv website faq

    Are all DIRECTV DVRs receiving this upgrade?
    No. DIRECTV DVR models SONY SAT-T60, PHILIPS DSR6000R and HUGHES GXCEBOT will not receive the 6.3 software upgrade.

    that's bs - anyone know why that is? i of course, have the gxcebot
  2. scottjf8

    scottjf8 That A-hole

    Nov 11, 2001
    McKinney, TX
    They havent updated the software on Series 1s in years and wont again... we live with it...
  3. hiker

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

    Nov 29, 2001
    SF Bay Area...
  4. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

    Jun 4, 2002
    Marina del...
    The series 1 standalone TiVo has never made it past version 4.x of the software. DirecTV just upgraded the DirecTiVo series 1 to 3.5 in April which has the faster database.
  5. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio


    This is an update for the HD DirecTivo (HR10-250).
  6. chadly25

    chadly25 New Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    You got it. You just had to be careful not to get more than 100 or you would die very quickly. Ahhhh the good ole days of games :)
  7. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    Sep 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL...
    Pretty sure they aren't...

    I'm not talking about people changing providers. I think the bulk of the people willing to change providers are the enthusiasts. I think for everyone else, its just a commodity. I think you are arguing some other point - the only point I'm making is that the bottom line for DirecTV is better with the HR20 than it is with the HR10; at least they think it is.

    I don't think that TiVo is depending upon stealing DirecTV/TiVo customers (although they'd be happy to have them. I think they are attempting to appeal to the enthusiast in the growing standalone DVR sector by offering a differentiated product. The jury is out on whether they can pull it off. I am biased in that this was the SGI strategy many years ago when their market was becoming commoditized. It did not work for them. Lets hope that TiVo learned from that (given that they were founded by SGI folks).

    Not sure who you mean by "they." If they==TiVo then any maintenance updates they've provided to DirecTV are under contractual obligations or because DirecTV paid for them. If they==DirecTV, well, its a cost of doing business to provide a minimum level of support for a period of time.

    Again, not really sure what point you are arguing - the point I was making in my previous post is that I don't think TiVo cares one way or the other about the enthusiasts in the DirecTV customer-base who might or might not jump ship to pick up a Series3. I think that what they DO care about is the growing standalone DVR market that exists in a variety of cable marketplaces and that they are hoping that there are enough folks out there who want a higher-end solution that they are willing to pay additional $ for.

    The point I'll make know is that its not clear to me (as a stockholder) that they will be able to pull it off.

    No I'm not. I'm essentially agreeing with what you are saying here, other than your false accusation.

    I agree with you there, but I think you are arguing with the wrong guy...
  8. inet22

    inet22 New Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    I have been monitoring this thread waiting for someone to post the news about actually receiving the 6.3 slices and checking for the MRV code. Now with S3 being available it’s even harder waiting. From my prospective I don’t want to invest 800.00 per unit but I do want HDTV PRV’s and I do want MRV. Although it’s not cheap moving to the S3; watching recorded TV is something I do everyday of my life, so when I think about all the things I do spend money on and then I think how much time I spend watching TV, it’s worth it to me. I guess I’m going to give it another week to see if 6.3 has what I’m looking for in a PVR and if it doesn’t deliver than it looks like the S3 is the way to go.
  9. Bananfish

    Bananfish Preowned Member

    May 16, 2002
    Belmont, CA
    I believe that the three models asked about (the Sony SAT-T60, Phillips DSR6000R and the Hughes GXCEBOT) are all DirecTiVo series 1 boxes. At the very least, I know the GXCEBOT is a DirecTiVo because I have one in my bedroom. And no, it doesn't have folders, and I don't expect it ever will.
  10. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...
    Of course they won't be getting the upgrade, as the headline of the DirecTV page says thus:
    The DirecTV R10 DVR won't be getting it either, nor will any other Series 2 DirecTV DVR, as they aren't DIRECTV® HD DVRs!


  11. jnangano

    jnangano New Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    New York, NY
    Yeah, I can see it now...

    Halfway thru the season premiere of Lost...

    Please wait while you system is upgraded....
  12. Dssturbo1

    Dssturbo1 New Member

    Feb 22, 2005
    i prefer the 6.3 upgrade over lost anyday. but get your point
  13. vernsh

    vernsh New Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    I'll believe it when I get it.
  14. efm

    efm New Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    both my hr10 and my old stand-alone S1 started developed this problem after many years phoning in without problems. after a few calls, i finally solved this by using a dsl filter on the phone jack into which the tivos problems since.

  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    The DirecTiVos are SD. I will be replacing my HD DirecTiVos with the S3. If BB would hurry up and get them here locally I can get them with 3 years no interest. So I'll get at least 2, maybe 3.
  16. MikeE.

    MikeE. New Member

    Jun 5, 2005
    If you place importance on MRV then your wait isn't over yet - stand alone TiVo S3 doesn't have it either.
  17. TallGuy

    TallGuy TiVo TiVo TiVo TiVo

    Feb 17, 2003
    Has anyone gotten this to work? I would love some codes to get my HR10-250 to work with Vonage. No successful call in 113 days at this point. The SAT-T60 calls in fine on the same Vonage line.

    Why would the prefix be 2122773895? If it's dialing New York first, wouldn't it need a 1 in front of it?

    Whoever is a guru of this, let's figure this out and share so we can get our stinkin' 6.3 at some point...thanks in advance
  18. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    You are giving yourself brain damange. Seriously, give up. Use PPP through the internet, it's NOT hard, wordks EVERY time. I have packet8, dialing in with the modem doesn't work. PPP works great.
  19. TallGuy

    TallGuy TiVo TiVo TiVo TiVo

    Feb 17, 2003
    OK. I thought I knew almost everything about Tivos, except for the hacking/Linux stuff, but I will have to find out how to do the PPP stuff when I have time to research it... if anyone has a link, that would be awesome.
  20. myfins1

    myfins1 Student of Life

    Dec 10, 2003
    The Lone...

    This helped me with PPP. I have vonage as well. I couldnt get anything to work. This helped me. If you have a tivo serial cable you can do PPP. Or you need to make yourself one, buy one or whatever.

    As a note, somewhere else I read that you might need to assign 2 ip addresses in the IP settings page when you create the incoming connections. I tried letting my DHCP server assign it and it wouldn't. So when I assigned it a range of IPs it worked. You need to use a range you know your DHCP is not using. And it needs to have at least 2. I used to and it worked.

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