Just got a Pioneer DVR-810H-S - help!

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by Alexis997, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Druid_Faith

    Druid_Faith New Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    required post: Redheart this device does not receive HD content. Sorry.
  2. jtreid

    jtreid Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Reading, PA
    The 810 does not tune digital channels. You will have to get a Digital Tuning Adapter from your cable provider and use either the IR bug or a special cable for channel changing the adapter. The cable is available from someone here on TCF. Comcast provides two adapters for free and no monthly fee. It's basically a bare bones cable box.
  3. supersnoop

    supersnoop Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Can anyone help me find an image for for the Pioneer DVR-57H? I picked one up, but the hard drive seems to have been killed in transit. I think robomeister said he has it, but I don't have enough posts to send a PM.
  4. jasolution

    jasolution New Member

    Oct 9, 2007

    Do you still have an 810H image you are willing to share with me?


  5. saberman

    saberman Member

    May 4, 2004
    >I've never used the Kick Start routines on any of my TiVos. I can never get the timing right, and it is really tricky on the Pioneers, because they use a different light sequence than the standard TiVos.
    Do you have the instructions for using Kick Start on a DVR810HS? I really need to run it.
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    I have no direct experience with the Pioneer unit.

    However, one thing that seems consistent with the S1s through S4s that I've worked with is that the light change that tells you when to hit the pause button happens very closely to 60 seconds after you plug in the power cord and the first Welcome screen pops up.

    If you're going to run KS 57, go ahead and run 58 instead.

    If you're going to run 54, pull the drive instead and hook it to a PC (not to the first drive location on a GigaByte brand motherboard though) and boot with a cd with the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software and run the long test.
  7. saberman

    saberman Member

    May 4, 2004
    Finally got it to work:
    Power off TiVo
    Wait 30 Seconds
    Press Pause on remote control
    Power on TiVo
    Left and Right red lights go on for a very short period
    Continue to press pause
    After about a minute and a half left and right red lights go on
    Enter kick start code (i.e. 57)
    Green light comes on
    Powering up shows
    Just a few minutes more shows
    Powering up shows
    Green screen shows and disk check runs

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