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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ALooneyGuy, May 25, 2005.
Has anyone else received the update? I'm still waiting impatiently.
Argh. This happened to me at the end of June. I kept trying to fix it, thinking I had a "bum" unit. Reading this thread has been very informative, but there has been no fix for me.
And the screensaver -- my god the screensaver -- I kept thinking that I was losing power or something. I couldn't figure out WHY that kept happening. My husband was really pissed b/c several Tour de France stages didn't get recorded that should have -- all he got was the bouncing DirecTV and the audio.
But it's 8/16 -- and no patch so far for me.
Take a look at this thread over on the TiVo Help forum.
Help may be coming soon, in the meantime switch back to the IR blaster, at least you won't be recording a screensaver.
No patch here either.
What is the official word? I hear things like sucks to be you we never said low speed data does anything, OR we have a fix in the works.
Brand new d* subscriber this no local stations through the serial sucks. Lost hours yesterday resetting up thinking it was something legit.
IR runs like my 1st 25mhz computer.
Hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but it's hard to believe D* isn't doing this to get people to buy their dvrs. Who knows Tivo could be in on it.
I've had my Tivo since 1999 and it's never failed me until now.
You could sign up to try the beta software that fixes this problem.
Our eagerly awaited fix might be breaking other Directv boxes... http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=3173162#post3173162
Correct. This was confirmed by TiVo, and I added that information to the compatibility list recently.
As for the question you raised in the other thread, I'm surprised TiVo made even this effort since DirecTV is supposedly working on fixing the issue from their end. TiVo's workaround is really a stopgap until the DirecTV fix is widely available.
I just added Dish to my provider collection. Some specialized programming. The 301 receiver reminds me of your example.
It's just fine on the cable channels (I have to have local only cable for 1 education channel for school but also pay for the sat locals for a better picture) but when I go to anything Dish it hesitates, screen briefly goes blank, then it seems to hit some other channel, then it arrives where it should be. I've tried placing the IR on the sides and covering up the front Ir windows but the same result. Still, it's an improvement over the R10 connected to a SA Tivo situation.
I saw some old D* receivers for $5 with the serial port and almost got one until I considered the $20 for the card and the extra $5 a month for what I mostly already had in the R10.
I'm sure one day all my toys will play nice together. Probably a few years after I switch to HDTV.
I signed up for the 7.2 software last night and received it early this morning on my 3 series 2 TiVos. It fixed the serial cable problem with the D-10s!!!!
Leave it to TiVo to fix D*s problem. So far, it switches local channels fine and NO SCREEN SAVER!!!!
By the way, here is the link for the 7.2 software:
--- I hope the update that D* said they are sending out does not create new problems!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Tivo, for fixing the serial issue with the D-10's. This is great. No more missed channels!
Just to clarify, this has nothing to do with beta... This is the general release.
Unfortunately, I have a series 1 standalone. No fix for me.
Is Direct still working on a fix for those of us who have stand-alone units?
I received the 7.2 update for my Tivo series 2 on Saturday.
As a test, I disconnected my IR blasters and reconnected the serial port to my DTV D-10 receiver and it is working now! It will tune to local channels with no problems...A little slow to react but anything's better that the IR blasters!
Anyone else have the same experience?
For me ....just the opposite ...My series 2 is a Pioneer 810H ...now Im stuck with IR CRAP!
TIVO...fix this ....
I noticed the slow changing of channels too, but I can deal with it. No recorded screen saver and local channels are fine. So far so good!!
The slower channel changing is because it's sending stuff to make sure the screensaver is turned off.
Just got 7.2 on my pioneer after being stuck on 5.2. Sub 100 channels come in again, channel changing seems a little slow but hey it works.
The receiver itself has the crummy firmware still so TiVo must have gotten a workaround together.