TiVo won't change channels to DirecTV locals

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

  1. JSquared71

    JSquared71 New Member

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    My update was performed at 7 am EDT.

    I spoke with DirecTV last night. The support person said they were aware of the problem and were working on a fix. She also gave the speech about being able to use the IR Blaster. Generally she seemed very helpful.

    I did ask about an ETA on the fix. She said she didn't have a date, but it should be within days not weeks. This may have just been a guess on her part. Hopefully not.
     
  2. martin1

    martin1 New Member

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    Sounds good but then again they will tell you whatever to get you off the phone.
    I just had the install Monday morning and so far it is still working. I know the upgrade comes over the Sat. stream but is it automatic or how do they know you have it or not. I don't have a phone line hooked up to it and don't plan on it.
     
  3. Msbob

    Msbob New Member

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    I can confirm that the phone line has nothing to do with getting the update. I received it on all of mine, despite not having the phone plugged in on them. (I even watched one happen before my very eyes)
     
  4. goisles1

    goisles1 New Member

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    got my software upgrade yesterday on my d10.

    same crap.. the Tivo is useless in it's current state. I've got to tear the house apart now and find the IR blaster. In the 4 years I've had this TIVO, I've never needed it before. Som there's a good chance the blaster is long gone!! :(
     
  5. GroundrushX

    GroundrushX Eternal Student

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    I had the good fortune of having a couple of old RCA DRD430RG's in a closet. They work fine. Now the proud owner of 2 D10 paperweights!
     
  6. andrew12901

    andrew12901 New Member

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    Dear Members,
    I just wanted to chime in and let you know that my parents too are experiencing this problem. They are using a Series 1 tivo with the D10 DirecTV receiver. Hopefully they will fix this problem soon.

    Andrew
    Plattsburgh, NY
     
  7. arc6th

    arc6th Fair and Balanced

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    The daily To Do item seems to ward off the screen saver. If I try to change a channel using the D10 remote, I get a warning about the Autotune regardless of what channel it's on.

    Throughout the day, though, channels are changed via the low speed data port with no problems, and I haven't seen the screen saver again - two days later.

    I found my parental controls had been switched somehow to block all movies. Hopefully that wasn't another feature of the update, rather I hope it was just me making it change somehow, although I must admit I hadn't visited those particular settings since the update. The price limit, viewing times, TV programs ratings were all the same, though.
     
  8. leetxjd

    leetxjd New Member

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    Alan,

    Would you provide some details on the "To Do List" item you set up to defeat the screensaver?

    I have set up a "manual" scheduled recording once a day a 4AM - for one minute. I don't know if this will work, but I am interested in what you did that was successful.

    -LeeTXJD
     
  9. jimmcq

    jimmcq New Member

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    The screensaver only appeared on one of the two D10 recievers that I have, and only after a CSR instructed to me to modify my 'Favorites' to include 'All Channels'.

    So, I later went back and changed the Favorites on that unit to 'Custom 1', and I haven't seen a screensaver since.

    It seems like a strange correlation, but it magically worked so I'm not complaining... Now the question is whether or not this information can fix anyone else's screensaver problem.
     
  10. arc6th

    arc6th Fair and Balanced

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    The item is not on the TiVo DVR, but rather it is on the D10 receiver itself.

    Menu > Settings > Scheduler > To Do List

    Since I record ESPN from 5-6:30am every day, I just set up an every day item on the D10 hoping it would turn off the screensaver, since the channel changes thru the low speed data port didn't. I haven't seen the screen saver since. Like others I have seen it on only one of my two D10s; I look forward to learning why it isn't active on every box.

    G'luck.
     
  11. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    If anyone else can verify this, I'll add it to the compatibility list entry for the D10.
     
  12. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    I'm going to get an RCA DirecTV box. Can someone suggest a model that will work with TiVo?

    Thanks,

    Russ P.
     
  13. Guyute1210

    Guyute1210 New Member

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    As of right now, not D10-100's will work changing channels to <100. D*Tv says they are working on a fix, but as of right now, nothing. IR Blasters still work as expected.
     
  14. martin1

    martin1 New Member

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    Well as of today I finally got the dreaded update. No local channels via the
    serial bus.
     
  15. rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    SONY SAT-HD200 DIRECTV HDTV DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVER

    Can anyone tell me if this box is compatible with an external TiVo?

    ccwf, do you know?

    Thnks,

    Russ P.
     
  16. ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    One TCF member reported getting it to work. Everyone else says it's not compatible.
     
  17. Shoveler

    Shoveler New Member

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    Not to burst your bubble, but I'm not convinced this will work. What you're talking about is setting up an Auto-tune entry on your D-10. I've already tried this, and it failed gloriously. Without knowing all of the parameters that affect the appearance of the screensaver, it is going to be nearly impossible to determine whether a workaround is truly "working" or if there are other factors preventing the screensaver from appearing. The only difference between what you're describing and what I attempted (and this shouldn't make a difference, but certainly could make a difference) is that I setup my auto-tune as a one time event, and you're describing a repeating event. It is certainly worth a shot (I setup a repeater this morning), but don't be surprised if the screensaver still bites you.

    Also, I suspect that it is active on every box, there are just so many unknowns about it that we don't know what stimuli might reset its timer. I had a D-10 downstairs that didn't exhibit the screensaver until about 2 weeks after my first receiver showed it. Once again, the complete lack of documentation makes it difficult to predict what will work and what won't.
     
  18. arc6th

    arc6th Fair and Balanced

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    I know I won't be surprised if my solution fails. I wonder if you'll be surprised if it does.

    I would imagine the repeating part of the auto-tune to be a major difference. Since channel changes via low-speed data port don't turn off the screen saver (we know this as fact) and if - and I grant this is an IF - there's a timer for the screen saver to turn on after some length of inactivity (whether it's 12 or 24 or 48 hours), and IF - and I grant this is the biggest IF - DirecTV wants to allow people the ability to record, if only on a VCR, programs using their auto-tune "feature," then I would theorize a daily repeating auto-tune by the D10 itself would at the least turn off the screensaver and possibly prevent the screen saver from ever starting up if the box needs to be inactive for more than 24 hours before the screen saver starts.

    Again, I realize fully that "my solution" may not be "the solution," but I ain't worrying about it until the screen saver reappears.

    G'luck.
     
  19. Shoveler

    Shoveler New Member

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    At this point, nothing would surprise me with the exception of a new SW download from DTV that fixes this problem. ;) As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't hurt anything, so it's worth trying. My lack of faith is not with any part of your reasonsing. :up: It is with the completely fair but apparently unfounded assumption that the DTV SW behaves in a reasonable manner. :thumbsdown:
     
  20. Jul 2, 2005 #160 of 307
    GroundrushX

    GroundrushX Eternal Student

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    I had a couple of RCA DRD430RG's in the closet that I had from a previous Directv installation. I called DTV and had them switched out, and they work fine with the serial cable, as they did the first time.
     

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