HR10-250 6.3 Update; Confirmation and Release Notes

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

  1. aus

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    noob here, what do you guys mean by "hacked"
    I know games/movies can be hacked and copied, but how does that pertain to this update?
     
  2. etsolow

    etsolow Don't Try

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    You can hack your unit, giving telnet access to the Linux OS. Once you have that in place, you can manually initiate an upgrade that the rest of us suckers have to wait for official authorization for.

    Lots of hacking info in the Underground section of the forum.
     
  3. crwmlw

    crwmlw Chuck

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    Hello everyone, I havent been in here for a while so I wanted to stop in and fill you in on the latest news for the Chicago area. The 6.3 software for the hr10-250 will be available on October 4th and the New HR20 is a $99 upgrade from the HR10-250. Its the Mpeg 4 upgrade, customer retention said if will be a free upgrade after the first of the year, its still in the testing phase. So if anyone didnt receive the 6.3 update on September 12th it will be for sure October 4th.
     
  4. dturturro

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    QUOTE:You can hack your unit, giving telnet access to the Linux OS. Once you have that in place, you can manually initiate an upgrade that the rest of us suckers have to wait for official authorization for.

    Lots of hacking info in the Underground section of the forum.


    Silly noob ? here: do you need to buy/install any extra hardware or is this just a programming fix? Do you need to pull the HD?
     
  5. sanderv

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    Hello all as you can see from the title forced a call about a half hour ago and since then the yellow LED is on solid.Hoping this is an indication that the update is in progress to the 6.3 ,or 6.3a S/W.
    When the LED goes out I will post a second message with the results.
    (have my fingers crossed)
     
  6. sanderv

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    Not sure if something is wrong or if this is normal
    The forced phone call was at 9:30 am and the yellow LED is still on solid

    according to the users guide on the color of the LED "It turns amber
    when a connection to the DVR service is in progress."

    However almost 3 hours??? to upgrade???

    Does anyone know if this is normal?
     
  7. hiker

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

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    Sometimes it stays on, don't know why. Usually the amber light indicates phone in use. Go to Phone Settings menu and see if it indicates phone in use. If not, and the light bothers you, try rebooting.
     
  8. seanm57

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    Well, I got tired of waiting. I went ahead and performed the method described previously in this thread. I used the zipper to enable networking on my Hr10-250. Then, edited the upgrade ictl file to force the upgrade. My Tivo had already downloaded the new 6.3a software just like everyone elses. After another bash prompt command to start the upgrade, it was all done in less than 1 hour. Folders are great and the speed is fantastic. No problems at all with Dolby Digital dropouts. However, I am using the optical or TOSLINK cable for my audio. As far as I know that is the only way to have true DD output anyway.

    Love the update. ...now if someone will just get MRV working on this unit, I'll buy 2 more and get them on my network.

    I usually just lurk on here and I think this is probably my 1st post, but I just wanted people to know that the zipper/bash force upgrade works very well. Very easy.

    Sean
     
  9. Brillian1080p

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    Well shootski! I'm a still a waitin on mine!

    I'm in rural Arizona mountains, so who knows how long till that satellite thingy will find me?
     
  10. gregftlaud

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    ft...
    so i've read numerous posts from people that got upgraded that say "the guide" is much faster. is that the dtv grid guide, the tivo list guide, or both?
     
  11. dturturro

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    I'm more concerned with the time it takes to set up or reprioritize the season passes. Anyone with the new update able to do this in under 5 minutes?
     
  12. tiggermanh

    tiggermanh to be like Earl

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    Yes, the guide is much faster, both of them.

    The grid style is usable now, so I switched to that.

    Re-ordering SPs was much more workable than it had gotten. I think we have about 30 of them right now.

    I reordered a few of them the other night and I spent less than 2 minutes total moving them around and waiting for it to complete processing.
     
  13. sluciani

    sluciani TiVowner Since '99

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    About a minute for my 45 season's passes, once the database was fully optimized. Not sure how long optimization took because I wasn't testing it. Possibly a day, possibly more.

    /steve
     
  14. jhimmel

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    I use HDMI for DD.

    Jim H.
     
  15. finaldiet

    finaldiet New Member

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    I'm still waiting also. Shows 3.1 in my system settings as of this am. Software version same also.
     
  16. AlbertZeroK

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    Once I put 6.3a on my TIVO sunday, it was SLUGGISH big time. So I turned to my SD TIVO. But last night, the HD TIVO was working great, so I'm guessing the TIVO needs a day or so to get everything up and going from the 6.3a upgrade.
     
  17. Brillian1080p

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    Is there any reason a hacked HR10-250 wouldn't receive 6.3 in MFS besides the delay for a few days.

    Maybe I'm trying to rush things though. There has been a lot of mention about it going till October 4th.
     
  18. hiker

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

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    Do you have upgradesoftware variable set to false? See the post here.
     
  19. Finnstang

    Finnstang King of the North

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    Have you tried forcing a call?
     
  20. josejrp

    josejrp New Member

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    I had mine set to false, and I received 6.3 and 6.3a in MFS.
     

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