I still don't have 6.3b!

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Mags, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. jcricket

    jcricket New Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Seattle, WA


    Just forced a call (for the umpteenth time) and got the "Pending Restart" message. So nwo I've got 6.3b (Seattle, WA). We'll see if it solves my Fox/OTA audio dropout issues (which were really the only persistent 6.3a issues). My reboots lasted for two weeks in December, but really nothing since then.
  2. JonR

    JonR Member

    May 1, 2004
    Xenia, OH
    You guys gave me a ray of hope but NO dice..... "Succeeded" as always. :mad:

    Not one audio drop on 24......... :D

  3. steven-h

    steven-h New Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Louisville, KY

    You are not alone. I have nothing but success. :mad:
  4. zxrocksteve

    zxrocksteve New Member

    May 21, 2003
    This update lottery is getting ridiculous. I’ve been forcing calls everyday for a week, still no 6.3b. There needs to be a way to force an update when one is available.

    The 24 premiere was basically unwatchable. I had sound dropouts every few minutes. This was the worse I’ve seen so far. Luckily I planned ahead when it became obvious I was not going to get an upgrade that fixes the problem and had my SD DirectTivo record 24 also. No HD, but at least I could hear what was going on.

    I don’t know, but maybe it’s time to give Dish Network a look. I mean if I have to go to a non-Tivo HD box to get the HD channels DirectTV is adding I might as well look at all my options. The Tivo Series 3 HD may be an option for local OTA HD.
  5. crwmlw

    crwmlw Chuck

    Nov 5, 2005


    Still no update here in Chicago either, what really ticks me off is having a 50" plasma watching our Chicago Bears in the playoffs in high def on Fox and have three quarters of the game without audio. Still at 6.3A, just did a forced call this morning and nothing. They better have it to my machine by next Sunday, this is crazy.
  6. ShiningBengal

    ShiningBengal Curmudgeon Emeritus

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hmmm. I never forced ANY calls, and I received 6.3b on both machines recently. So apparently zero calls a day is enough. :rolleyes:
  7. AreBee

    AreBee New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Originally Posted by AreBee
    So you're saying that the more you force, the more likely you are to get it?

    I forced about 25 calls yesterday with no luck. I changed access numbers too and the "Loading info" portion of the call took 10-15 minutes. I thought I was in, but did not get the "Pending Restart" command.

    Audio dropouts (with video glitch) during 24 occurred every 2-3 minutes. Had to turn on the closed captioning. Extremely frustrating.
  8. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

    Nov 17, 1999
    Living in a...
    My understanding has always been that for any given time period (probably a day) you're either scheduled to get it or not. It's not like a lottery were you can inrease your chances of getting it by forcing multiple calls one right after the other.
  9. fjwagner

    fjwagner New Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Houston, Tx
    I just got off the phone with a CSR. She told me that I should have had the upgrade by now. She noted that my HR10 had not called in since Jan 7th which is incorrect as I have forced one successful daily call including yesterday for the last week. Seems like my calls are not registering in the system. I guess I will just keep trying for a couple of days and then call them back. Frustrating as 24 was the pits last night. I am changing our season pass to FoxE 88 for the time being versus my OTA.
  10. thedeak08

    thedeak08 New Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    I haven't gotten 6.3b either yet, haven't tried forcing any calls because my receiver dials in almost daily anyway. But last night was too much, there were so many drop-outs during 24, especially during the beginning of the hours. Time for me to start forcing!!
  11. zxrocksteve

    zxrocksteve New Member

    May 21, 2003
    Every time I force a dial in it feels sort of like a spin of the roulette wheel. Every time I hope this time the DirectTV upgrade gods smile on me and I get a fix for this thing. But so far my luck with this is the same as my luck with the Texas State lottery, bad.
  12. timb2112

    timb2112 New Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Your HR10 made a scheduled call on its own. You were then authorized for the download, then received it through the bitstream (i.e. satellite).
  13. jimb726

    jimb726 New Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I called and talked to several techs over several hours at D* trying to "force" my call for 6.3b and I was told that once your system has 6.3a you can force all you want but you are no longer connecting to D* service, rather you are just connecting to TiVo. Now before anyone rips my head off telling me I am wrong, I am just reporting what I was told. The CSR said she was going to set my machine up for a callback which could be anywhere from instantaneous to 24 hours and at that point it should be there. Somewhere between 3 and 10 hours later the call was made and the update was there. So there may be something to the people who are saying that htey never called and got the update.
  14. kaiguy

    kaiguy New Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    I was forcing calls daily until I got the "pending restart" yesterday. So forcing definitely works.
  15. hongcho

    hongcho .

    Nov 26, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I just noticed that mine got updated. Last call was on 1/12.

  16. JonR

    JonR Member

    May 1, 2004
    Xenia, OH
    I feel like I'm held hostage like Jack Bauer waiting on DTv to release the magic....

    Just forced a call and received "Succeeded", Oh Joy

    Time to do a low level format and install 3.1.5f image and let it update.

  17. redram38

    redram38 New Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Still no update 38134. Several forced calls no pending restart. I would be real peaved if I did not get 88. I only have drop outs on CBS maybe once every couple of weeks. Not sure why some get it so fast and others (me) are near last to get it. Was the same for 6.3a
  18. shelland

    shelland New Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    Twin Cities, MN
    I have no hacks or upgrades at all. I also don't have 6.3x (but then, my phone line has been unplugged for several months, and will stay that way until I read that I can finally "trust" an upgrade)
  19. amoneys2k

    amoneys2k New Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Still waiting for 6.3b myself and forcing calls daily. Of course, I was one of the last to get 6.3a, so I guess I haven't suffered long enough according to D*. :p
  20. viper36

    viper36 New Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Franklin, NC
    Actually, if you are lucky you might never get it. I have it and it does not seem to be any better than 6.3a. I still get the audio drop outs and reboots.

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