SAT-T60 Software Version Upgrade

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by phoenix_one, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. phoenix_one

    phoenix_one New Member

    Dec 14, 2003


    I am currently running 2.5.2. I do not have any problems however I am considering upgrading the software on my system.

    My question is what will be the consecuences of upgrading to the newer version.

    The reason I have not upgraded is that I heard of all kind of bugs on the newer versions.

    Will Tivo start not letting me keep certain programs?

    What advantages will I gain?

    Thank you for your reply.
  2. ADent

    ADent Active Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    Jeez, it's been a long time.

    There was not a lot of big changes going from 2.5 to 3. Loss of some backdoor stuff. Some people can't get locals with 2.5.

    More options on scheduling (record all, including repeats).
    30 second skip keeps skip to tick functions.
    The biggie (for me) is the hidden sort options in 3.0.

    Here is the list:
  3. phoenix_one

    phoenix_one New Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    What I really want to know if this new version will automatically flag content for deletion or is that only applies to Series2 TiVo's.

    I have it upgraded with two 120 GB Hard Drives and my concern is that after I upgraded will start flagging past recording for deletion.

    Can anybody shed some light into this?
  4. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

    Jun 20, 2000
    From what I can understand, the "flagging recordings for deletion" on the series 2 was due to misconfigurations by a few local ota stations and one small cable headend, which have since been corrected.

    Since directv sets and encodes it's own signals for re-transmission, you should never see those problems.

    I've got boxes running 2.5.2 and 3 and have never had a problem with the "flags".
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA


    it was long ago but i can't remember any negatives to letting the t60 upgrade. I'm sure if it made me angry i'd very well remember. Though the only 'hacks' i do are the SORT and 30 skip. I've been very happy with the machine and much faster guide than my HDtivo.
  6. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    North Dakota
    I probably never had 2.5.2, since I only got my SAT-T60 18 months or so ago. I think I've only ever had 3.x. However, I like it so much that I'm adding another one and hope to add one more soon.

    I say go for it.
  7. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    The final bug fix for 3 fixed the bugs you are referring to.
    The latest and last version for the T60 is 3.1.0c2.
    Mine has been working just fine since that upgrade, when ever it was. :)
  8. rhuntington3

    rhuntington3 Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2001
    Yup, that's what I've got on my SAT-T60 Jim. It works great.

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