TiVo won't change channels to DirecTV locals

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ALooneyGuy, May 25, 2005.

  1. shortimer63

    shortimer63 New Member

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    Makes me wonder why my Humax unit says MPG (typical for serial cable), yet no comment after APG selection. That could lead one to assume MPG should be used for ANY serial control.
     
  2. Blurayfan

    Blurayfan Active Member

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    At the time the TiVo software was written "MPG" was typical on sat receivers.

    MPG = Manual Program Guide (3 days of Guide data reloaded after every view).
    APG = Advanced Program Guide (14 days of Guide data stored on the receiver).

    AFAIK the D10 was the first model from d* to have an Advanced Program Guide interface.
     
  3. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    Way back in the forum posts someone suggested unplugging the DirecTV box after 2 AM to prevent the update.
    Since mine has not been updated, would this be a solution?

    My letter to the pres. of DirecTV below...
    I also called to register a complaint, and was told to use the IR port.

    Russ P.


     
  4. jimmcq

    jimmcq New Member

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    Don't forget that for some of us (ReplayTV owners), the IR port is less than a poor option... it is a non-option. There are no known working ReplayTV IR code for the DirecTV D10 receiver.
     
  5. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    Here's the reply from my email to tech support at DirecTV ...


    I have, of course, called tech support. I'm also unplugging my DirecTV every night.
     
  6. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    Bummer.

    See my post above. I hope "soon" means SOON!!
     
  7. martin1

    martin1 New Member

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    Just converted from E* to D*. Used my SA with D10. With all the talk about serial cable not working I was kinda leary, Just got everything hooked up and the
    home control cable works great including locals.(7,18,24,26,42,54,etc). I am in Round Rock TX with a D10-100
     
  8. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    Hi,

    Sorry to be slow :confused: but what is E* , D* and SA*

    The D10 is, of course, the DirecTV box.

    Thanks,

    Russ
     
  9. Guyute1210

    Guyute1210 New Member

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    Western...
    E* = Echostar (or Dish Network)
    D* = DirecTv
    SA* = TiVo Stand Alones, either Series 1 (SA1) or Series 2 (SA2)
     
  10. martin1

    martin1 New Member

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    By the way I have a series 2
    Maybe I don't have the update yet is reason it is working. If I am reading it right have 003C. The whole software version reads 003C 0204 B0000010A.
    Am I reading the right information?
     
  11. orangeblood

    orangeblood New Member

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    I've had this same problem for a couple of weeks now, waiting for a fix from DirectTV like everyone else. But I was thinking, can't Tivo do something about this on their end? It seems to be a software issue, since channel changing still partially works, so it's not as if the port is disabled entirely.

    Can't Tivo modify the signals their boxes send out to the D10 during Tivo's own periodic updates to address this? Don't they want to engage in their own corporate one-upmanship, not to mentioned customer service, and say "directtv broke it, we'll fix it." If Microsoft makes a change to Windows that makes Netscape inoperable, Netscape would modify their products to get around it.

    Is this simply technologically impossible for Tivo to get around? Or are they just indifferent to the whole thing?

    Just wondering. Either way, it's frustrating.
     
  12. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Sure, but TiVo's periodic updates occur at most once every few months. By that time, DirecTV should have fixed the problem.
     
  13. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    Let's hope the problem is fixed by then.

    Still, I would trust TiVo more than DirecTV to address this concern.
     
  14. JSquared71

    JSquared71 New Member

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    Well as of this morning, I am a victim of this update as well. I only had time to check one D10/TiVo setup and I cannot tune to local channels. About 30 minutes before the update, I was able to tune into local channels. I guess I'll be on the phone with DirecTV after work.
     
  15. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    :eek: I have a timer on my DirecTV D10 box to turn it off every night at 0200 and back on at 0600.
    I had heard the update is being loaded after 2 AM.

    Does anyone have any info on when the updates occur?

    Russ
     
  16. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    :mad: Well, my DirecTV answered my previous question. It updated this AM at 0907.
    So now my serial cable doesn't work.
    I hope they fix this FAST. :mad:
     
  17. ALooneyGuy

    ALooneyGuy New Member

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    I know one way they could have fixed it. They could have stopped sending out the damn downgrade when they were made aware of the problem 3 weeks ago! But it appears they will not stop until they have broken the serial port on all D10 receivers...
     
  18. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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  19. GroundrushX

    GroundrushX Eternal Student

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    Just got finished with a very lengthy, heated conversation with DTV. I just had Directv installed on Saturday, D10 virus downloaded this morning. I got nowhere with those clowns, other than to be told that I can buy their Directivo and it works fine. This has class-action lawsuit written all over it. We have to get organized and get this to the right people pronto if it's going to get any attention at all. If anyone knows any way to contact Directv engineers, please let us know!
     
  20. arc6th

    arc6th Fair and Balanced

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    I put an item on the D10's To Do List in the hopes of turning off the screensaver every morning.

    < edit - it's really late, and I didn't think clearly about this paragraph >

    I'll check tomorrow to see if the screensaver problem still exists.
     

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