TiVo won't change channels to DirecTV locals

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

  1. Jul 3, 2005 #161 of 307
    rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    I can get an RCA DRD435RH at http://www.2000networks.com/rca_435.html for a good price.
    It appears from ccwf's excellent list at http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=128743
    that it will be compatible, using the home control cable w/ APG

    Does anyone have an opinion on this receiver?

    thanks,

    RP

    :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
    WELL, I may have spoken too soon! The 2000networks.com site took my money, and charged my credit card, but still no receiver!
    They haven't answered today's phone calls, or yesterday's email.
    I'll keep everyone posted on whether I get this box, but for now, I'd NOT order from them, despite their great price. [Now $10 less than when I ordered!].
     
  2. Jul 5, 2005 #162 of 307
    angelfirett

    angelfirett New Member

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    NEWS ON THE SCREENSAVER:

    The newest information I have on the screensaver is that Directv is working on a software upgrade by early fall of 2005 where you can record the show even if the screensaver is on.

    Until then use any remote control action on your Directv remote before recording starts.

    I will keep updating you on this as soon as I get more information! :D

    As far as your local channels the IR blaster is working with stand alone TiVo's.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2005 #163 of 307
    angelfirett

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    The upgrade was only sent to certain D10 newer receiver's and not D10-100, D10-200, or D10-300 although there is talk that they will be sending this upgrade to all Directv receivers so they have the interactive capabilities.

    I just want you to know that I work for Directv and I have been reporting information I gather off of numerous forum's to our service level.

    I will post the a website for you as soon as I have the capabilty!

    I also wanted to say that it wasn't Directv's intention to ruin the low speed data import with this upgrade, it was for the launch of our new interactive stations.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2005 #164 of 307
    rpalmeri

    rpalmeri 無心 member

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    So, Angelfirett,

    Do you have any info on when the channel-changing problem will be fixed? Will that also be done in early Fall?

    Thanks,

    RP
     
  5. Jul 5, 2005 #165 of 307
    crazycooter

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    I registered here just to report that I am having the same problem. It started for me around the 6/21 date that a couple of other posters reported.

    Just to be clear, I am in Lexington, KY and I have both the channel changing and screensaver problems.

    BTW, if anyone thinks I am going to buy the D*/TiVo combo box they are out of their minds. I have a 6-month old 120hr tivo box w/dvd burner. I will go back to cable if D* doesn't fix the problem.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2005 #166 of 307
    Guyute1210

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    This is complete BS. I have a D10-100 and it got the update, and WILL NOT change to any channel <100 with the serial cable.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2005 #167 of 307
    TV_Junkie

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    My D10 receivers (I have 3) all got messed up on June 7. It's interesting to see so many people having problems with this upgrade. When I talked to DirecTV, they don't seem to acknowledge that there are any problems. So, here's mine:
    (1) That damn screensaver - what is that for? :confused: Are you saving my screen? Why is it their business, I can save my screen with the "power off" button. I've recorded shows only to find out I got the screensaver instead. I get this problem regulary, and this is how: I live in an area prone to thundershowers, so I lose signal periodically. No complaints, that's just how it is. But when the signal regains, the screensaver will soon follow. So if I'm not there to change channels to stop the screensaver, I won't get my recording.
    (2) Smaller Font - My TV is 15 feet away from my chair. The upgrade is using a smaller font and I can no longer read it without getting up. I guess I could buy a bigger screen TV.
    (3) "More Info" went away. The programming information went back to the old style. Pressing "more info" doesn't return any more information than was there the first time. The program information used to show the entire date, such as Jul 5, 2005. Now is shows 2005. So I can no longer tell if David Letterman is a new show or one that was broadcast 3 weeks ago.
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    So, is there anyone from DirecTV reading these? I guess these were things your software testers didn't think about, or care about, or have time to fix. It just might be time to see what Cable can do for me.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2005 #168 of 307
    ericallenpaul

    ericallenpaul New Member

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    Jade Ekstedt
    DIRECTV, Inc.
    (310) 964-3429

    Here is the phone number for Jade--she's the talking head at DirecTV assigned to respond to the problem in the press. Maybe if enough people call she'll be inclined to publish an answer besides "we're working on it".
     
  9. Jul 6, 2005 #169 of 307
    Shoveler

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    I just lost two more recordings to the screensaver, and these were both with a repeating autotune scheduled onthe receiver. So it won't hurt anything, but based on my experience, don't rely on the autotune to supress the screensaver. The best workaround appears to be to grab the DTV remote as often as possible and press the select button.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2005 #170 of 307
    volvolou

    volvolou New Member

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    I go to the D10 guide and select a program just before the one I'm recording for Auto Tune. The screen saver probably goes away because this is a "native D10 function" like a renote command.

    I hate all these band aids and continue to call D* daily.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2005 #171 of 307
    leetxjd

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    I have set up a one-minute auto-tune "to do list" item every morning at 4AM.

    The screensaver has not returned to my receiver since.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2005 #172 of 307
    leetxjd

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    One more thing - for the DTV people watching the forums.

    The interactive channels that were added are such an abhorrence - I immediately blocked them out so that I would never have to look at them ever!

    They are the most busy - ugly channels I have ever seen. And with TVGuide channel out there that is quite an accomplishment.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2005 #173 of 307
    restart88

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    BTW, I have the D10 DTivo and just received my 1st SA Series 2 and connected the IR cable. But I can't get any of the codes to work for the D10. It could be what you're all describing, but could you tell me which set of codes I should be trying to use?

    BTW when I try to use certain RCA codes the SA totally freezes up.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2005 #174 of 307
    ccwf

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    The D10 IR code is listed in the compatibility list.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2005 #175 of 307
    restart88

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    I looked through the list and it offered a code to try (that didn't work) or said to use a home control cable.

    The home control cable shown in the picture of my user manual shows a round plug on one end with the other end a connector similar to, but different than, a phone plug. The D10 has a round serial plug. Where do I get the right cable?
     
  16. Jul 9, 2005 #176 of 307
    Blurayfan

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    The TiVo Store has the Home Control Cable available for $6.99.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2005 #177 of 307
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    It works for other D10 owners, so I would double-check everything.
    You can get home control cables at the TiVo store, but they only work with the D10-100. Is that the D10 model you have?
     
  18. Jul 9, 2005 #178 of 307
    martin1

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  19. restart88

    restart88 New Member

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    Mine won't change ANY channels. I just haven't been able to get it to work with Ir.
     
  20. restart88

    restart88 New Member

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    I'm curious. Does the wired network adaptor actually do anything other than allow you to plug in the cable? Big Lots has some USB cables with various adaptors to choose from for $10. Is there a reason why this wouldn't work?
     

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