HR10-250 6.3 upgrade announced

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by codespy, Jul 8, 2006.

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  1. harley3k

    harley3k New Member

    Jul 19, 2006


    Yes, that is why he has been so helpful in these forums over the years and giving us inside information... he's making up for past mistakes in life to help his Karma.
  2. STL

    STL New Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    I'm starting to get more and more cynical about ever seeing 6.x on the HR10-250. :( I am getting the idea that as the HR20-700 becomes more widely available, Earl (and/or his sources) will start talking about more "issues" with the 6.x software to the point it's eternally delayed. I'm feeling like all the past rumors/promises of 6.x software for the HR10-250 were just carrots -- in an effort to keep subs from jumping ship before the HR20-700 arrived. I think it will only take another month before we know if that has really been the case.
  3. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    So if the result of the DISH lawsuit causes them to embrace Tivo.

    How long would it take Tivo to come out with a DISH equivalent to the HR10.

    Does DTV own the technology or could TIVO simply port over the base technology onto a slightly different satellite decoder meaning maybe 6 months.

    Or would they have to go back to ground zero like they did on the S3 and it would take a year or more?

    I certainly would consider dumping DTV in a heartbeat and go BACK to Dish if they did this.

    Of course would Dish cripple the technology like DYV did?
  4. BillyT2002

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

    Oct 19, 2002
    Waterville, ME
    If DISH Network offered a high-definition MPEG-4/Ka-band capable DVR with TIVO software built into it, I'd be their next customer.
  5. tazzmission

    tazzmission Active Member

    Oct 15, 2002


    I am thinking the same thing. We will know by the end of Sept. if we are getting the update or not. I can't see it taking longer than that.

    Then again, what do I know???
  6. wmschultz

    wmschultz New Member

    May 26, 2004
    St. Charles, MO
    The only thing I have to add is [​IMG]
  7. purwater

    purwater I make tasty water

    Aug 25, 2005
    SW Virginia
    I just had my HR10-250 installed today and I can definitely see why everyone is wanting the upgrade. I didn't realize just how slow the thing was. It's usable, but very painful after using the 6.2 on my other tivos. The guy mentioned that they were supposed to be getting some HR20s soon. I'm doubtful considering we're in DMA 80something.
  8. Mavrick22

    Mavrick22 New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    I would not count fully on your DMA being in the 80 something as being a limiting factor on you getting the HR20 for I am in DMA 120 something and had an HR10-250 installed yesterday and was told by the installer that he would be back in a few weeks to swap it for an HR20 for he said that they have been told by D* that any HR10-250 they install from now on they will be required to go back and swap with an HR20 when they get the okay to start installing them.

    Of course I take this with a grain of salt for half of the time you cannot believe anything that the installers or CSR's tell you. I asked him if this was true why were they installing brand new HR10's right now when they will have to only swap them in a few weeks. And is response was that they are looking to have an increse in installs when the HR20's are deployed and that is why they are installing the hr10's currently with the AT9 so that when the HR20 hits the dish will already be there and all they have to do is a simple reciever swap.

    I will believe all of this when I see it though.
  9. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    you think a brand new HR10-250 is slow?!

    wait until you fill it up...THEN you'll know what SLOW really means!
  10. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio
    You know, either I have the fastest HR10-250 in the world, or my baseline level of slowness is a lot lower, thanks to the first-generation Philips DSR6000 DirecTivos that I also have, each hacked with larger drives that are usually filled to the brim. Compared to them, my stock HD-Tivo is pretty quick! :)
  11. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002

    I vote that for post of the week! :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:
  12. buzzword

    buzzword New Member

    Jun 9, 2002
    Glendale, CA

    Because why put up with compressed HD satellite video (and DTV comresses a lot) if you can get TiVo functionality with virtually any cable provider, whose signal should be better than DTV's.

    Series 2: USB ports (functional), networking built in. The HR-10 is not a series 2, it's more like a Series 1.5 :) (older software, USBports are non funtional). I don't have one (I have a SAT-T60 and an HR10-250), so others can correct me or add to the finer points.
  13. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001
    Actually, it would save us a bunch of time if people didn't post unfounded rumors without naming their sources, and didn't allow themselved to get used as "shills" for DirecTV.

    Not that anyone here does that, I'm just saying...
  14. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    To bite... or not to bite...
    That is the question... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I think I need to go ask one of my other imaginary friends/sources if I should or not... brb
  15. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    You used the wrong search terms. A true friend of Earl would write it like this:

    "Eye yam a Troo Firend uv Eearl."

  16. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    Funny... you guys will have a much easier time finding the "Earl's in the Trunk" or "Earl's got to die" bumper stickers...

    I HATE that song... mostly because my sister calls me at 1:00am when she is at the concerts....
  17. tazzmission

    tazzmission Active Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    Earl, can you check with your peeps and see if we should expect the update in Sept?

    Two days left in August. It will not be here by then.

    I hope I am wrong though.
  18. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    I have checked with them..... As I said in my last update, they where still trying for the end of August..... but it is doubtfull...

    I am still going to continue to honor my "bet" regarding the September 11th though (my wifes birthday).

    And you all know how much I sit back and like to be quiet.
  19. kbohip

    kbohip New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Yea, the things a freakin' Ferrari when it's empty of SP's! Mine's gotten so slow now, I had to turn the stupid Tivo sounds back on just to make sure my remote commands were making it to the unit. I was getting tired of hitting a key, waiting, and then when nothing happened hitting it again, thinking it didn't receive the command. Of course it did and I'd end up going past where I wanted to.
  20. kepper

    kepper Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    Since this is the time where most of the summer shows are ending and the new season hasn't really started yet, I did a clear and delete yesterday. I forgot how smoothly the unit runs when it is uncluttered. I am in the LA area, but I'm one of those who remains skeptical about 6.3 arriving in my lifetime :) , so I figured I would do a clear & delete now to keep my sanity.
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