TiVo won't change channels to DirecTV locals

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  1. Sep 7, 2005 #261 of 307
    thebigmo

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    Hi all,
    Not sure if this problem is with my Tivo or my Directv reciever. I just recently switched form Dish to Directv and at first was using the IR to change the channels like I always did on Dish. Painfully slow as always. But reading these forums I figured I could wait until I got the 7.2 and try the Home Control Cable for changing channels. Sure enough, it works great except here comes my problem that seems to have started about this time. Remember how the Tivo doesn't see the pay-per-view channels so you have to use your Directv remote to get to them? When I press the guide button on the Dtv remote, the guide screen is blank. The grid is there where the channels and programs and such would be but it is all blank. I was also using the setting on the Dtv where the caller ID shows on the screen when someone calls and this has also stopped working. Has any one else seen or heard of this problem with the Home Control Cable and 7.2 or does it sound like something is wrong with my Dtv receiver? Receiver is D10-100 and Tivo is Series 2 stand alone.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 7, 2005 #262 of 307
    steve841

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    Sounds to me like you may want to recheck your connections...

    But, you should be able to view PPV channels...just go into setup on the tivo box and edit "channels you receive"....they should show up.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2005 #263 of 307
    thebigmo

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    The channels show up on the Tivo guide but they don't say what is movie is on them, never has. That is why you have to go back and use the other remote to see and order them.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2005 #264 of 307
    thebigmo

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    Never mind. Big DUH on my part. A quick reset of the sat receiver and everything is back to ok.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2005 #265 of 307
    Pamyjohn

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    Same problem in San Jose. I just switched to Direct TV from Comcast. My TiVo was working great with Comcast and now having the same problems as the rest of you with Direct TV. I can't even get the IR's to work. The TiVo powercycles when I try to change the channels using the IR. Any idea what might be causing that?
     
  6. Sep 8, 2005 #266 of 307
    tribbens

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    I received an update on my D10-300 receiver today and the serial port NOW WORKS perfectly for the channel changing. I am thrilled. Other owers may want to check it out.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2005 #267 of 307
    ccwf

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    This sounds like an entirely different problem. Are you sure you posted the details correctly?

    If it is the DirecTV receiver that is power-cycling instead of the TiVo DVR and if the problem is with serial/home control cable rather than IR, then you need to select the APG protocol option instead of MPG.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2005 #268 of 307
    ALooneyGuy

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    What series TiVo do you have?
     
  9. Sep 9, 2005 #269 of 307
    criznag

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    SBC new Directv customer - just hookd up today 9/9/05 and unit downloaded 0x101b firmware - I have a Replaytv, is it even work re-activating or should I wait for a patch? (Sounds like its been months already!).
     
  10. Sep 9, 2005 #270 of 307
    ccwf

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    If you have a D10-100 receiver and a ReplayTV, get the TV Translator (see the D10-100 entry in the compatibility list).
     
  11. Sep 9, 2005 #271 of 307
    criznag

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    Thing is it costs $40. I could buy a used but older model Directv receiver on Ebay (I think) for around that price.

    Problem is I need the cable that comes with the replay - the low speed data port to serial - seems like you can only get those online.

    Thanks for the info
     
  12. Sep 9, 2005 #272 of 307
    ccwf

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    If you are good with cabling or know a friend who is, you can make it yourself. There are links to the necessary pin-outs near the end of the compatibility list.

    Some digital cameras and PDAs and such also come with the necessary cable (although in many cases also needing a null-modem adapter).
     
  13. criznag

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    Do you think it's safe to assume that we are NEVER going to get an update? I search on this daily, and I see people posting almost 3 months ago the same anger and frustration I am venting about now, hoping for an update "soon". How disgusting is this? Only reason I have Directv is that I am forced too - it is the only option in my apartment complex, but rest assured when I have a choice it will NOT BE Directv - I'm even thinking about cancelling it now and just not having television. I would encourage every single person in this post to E-mail Directv (Even if it dosen't effect you), I might start sending on a daily basis if they keep ignoring me.

    What do you think?
     
  14. steve841

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    I recently wrote a letter to Tivo....so I'd hope more of you complain directly to TIVO.
     
  15. arc6th

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    Got the update in the past two days. I was shocked at the successful change to my local CBS channel this afternoon when testing for NFL purposes.

    Now, I just want to remember the Titans' first drive, and forget the rest of the game....
     
  16. crazycooter

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    Well, I finally got the update.

    Now the problem is my DTV receiver. The bleeping thing takes FOREVER to accept any commands whether using the TiVo or the DTV remote to control it. I can push a button on the DTV remote and it takes 5 full seconds for anything to happen. For that matter, the same thing happens when I push the buttons on the front of the receiver itself. Of course, it doesn't happen with the volume controls (since those are processed by the TV itself). None of the other receivers in my house are doing that. :mad:
     
  17. lagay

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    I got an update from Tivo today with lineup changes which included the LOGO channel that was recently added by D*Tv. And to my surprise I can now change to local channels using the TiVo remote through the low speed data port cable. Thank you TiVo for fixing an issued caused by D*TV back in May.
     
  18. ALooneyGuy

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    Is this a series 1 or series 2 TiVo?
     
  19. lagay

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    Series 2 TiVo
     
  20. criznag

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    Got the update the other day..go figure after I buy a new receiver, Kansas City MO area. I can post the firmware version if necessary.
     

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