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All Series 2 DirecTivos: 6.4a Issues / Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:30 AM

SD and HD Tivo DVRs: 6.4a
National release begins 5/28/2008.

Release notes: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=129570

Please discuss all issues with this version here.
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#2 OFFLINE   Smuuth

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:46 AM

For those who may not have seen my earlier posts, I have 6.4a on my HR10-250 and have used the remote scheduler from the DIRECTV website. It works...

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:16 AM

Great news Stuart, I have two and will be watching this forum closely.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 02:41 PM

Release notes are now available.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 04:23 PM

Interesting, perhaps I need to dig the R10 out of the closet and check it out.

Are there any menu (GUI) changes with the new software?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 05:59 PM

Interesting, perhaps I need to dig the R10 out of the closet and check it out.


My SD TiVo unit does not show up on the dropdown for DVR Scheduler at DirecTV's site. All my other HD units do though. Not sure if the SD's will be included in this feature.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:40 PM

I just forced a call and it started to download data. When it was done, the status said "Pending restart", so I rebooted. After rebooting, it said it was installing a service update. Then it rebooted again and came up and said

"Preparing the service update ...
This may take up to an hour."

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After about 5-6 minutes it started acquiring information from the satellite.

Now it's up and running again, the software version is 6.4a-01-2-357.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:55 PM

Are there any menu (GUI) changes with the new software?

- Under Settings, there's a new menu item called "Recording". The sub-menus under this are "Overlap Protection" and "Suggestions".

Selecting Overlap Protection returns the following message:
"When programs overlap by 5 minutes or less, do you want to clip (partially record) the lower priority instead of canceling it?

Note: You can also adjust the priority of your Season Pass and Wishlist recording using the Season Pass Manager. Go to DIRECTV Central and select "Pick Programs to Record">"Season Pass Manager."

Yes, clip lower priority program
No, cancel the lower priority program."

The Suggestions option is unchanged.

- When deleting a program with a dash (-), there is no longer a confirmation. A new folder shows up at the bottom of the Now Playing List called "Recently Deleted" along with the number of deleted programs in parentheses. When selecting this folder, you are shown a list of recently deleted programs. When selecting a program in this folder, you are given the following options:

Recover
Permanently delete
Don't do anything

Selecting Recover returns the following message:

"This recording has been recovered. You may want to change the keep until date to prevent it from being unexpectedly deleted.

Keep until I delete
Keep through <date>
Don't change date"

There's the usual "Please Wait" logo on the screen during the recover operation. This is apparently retroactive. It showed 14 programs that I had deleted going back to 5/18. There doesn't seem to be any order to how the deleted programs display. They're not in alphabetical order or by date. The date shown is the recording date. They may ordered by when you deleted them.

Selecting Permanently Delete returns the following message:


"Do you want to permanently delete this recording?

Note: You don't need to delete programs from this folder yourself. They are automatically deleted when space is needed for new recordings."
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:37 PM

Glad to hear about the upgrade. Bummer on the 24 hr PPV changes on the DirecTivos too. Maybe I should unplug... ;-)

- Under Settings, there's a new menu item called "Recording". The sub-menus under this are "Overlap Protection" and "Suggestions".

Selecting Overlap Protection shows the following:
"When programs overlap by 5 minutes or less, do you want to clip (partially record) the lower priority instead of canceling it?


Awesome news for both that and the recently deleted folder... Now what are the chances we'll get either of those features on our HR2Xs?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:20 PM

Awesome news for both that and the recently deleted folder... Now what are the chances we'll get either of those features on our HR2Xs?


What about the R15s, R16s, and R22s?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 08:51 PM

I forced a phone call and also received the update. It is still loading now:)

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:11 PM

Forced the call, and got the 6.4 software, got a little worried, everything was in black and white, however a 2nd restart fixed that.
Not crazy about the 24 hr rental timeframe, but what the heck, I havn't rented a PPV in a couple years, as my local video store rents widescreen dvds for $2.60.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:24 PM

I did the same thing as TomF, software doesn't download until after restart.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:26 PM

All Tivo codes Select->Play->Select->30->Select for 30 second skip (etc.) need to be reentered.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 09:57 PM

I forced the update myself, and got the 6.4a update just fine. Just a few notes from my end....

- Had to re-enter Select->Play->Select->30->Select and Select->Play->Select->Pause->Select
- Entering a channel number in the Channel List actually works again
- My Recently Deleted List was at 24 Items
- The order of the Recently Deleted list was when you actually deleted the program. The most recently deleted items at at the top, the oldest deleted item is at the bottom, and subject to be overwritten.
- If you delete an item from the suggested list, then recover it, it will show up in the Now Playing list. Apparently a feature.
- What's this Audio DRC in the Audio Settings? Did I miss that in a previous update?
- Program Clipping defaults to On. I set it to off.
- Still wish I could set my default recording option to start 1 minute early and end 5 minutes late.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:07 PM

- What's this Audio DRC in the Audio Settings? Did I miss that in a previous update?

I saw this and actually wondered about it myself. I just thought that I might not have remembered it being there. But it could be new. Maybe someone with a better memory can say.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:25 AM

What about the R15s, R16s, and R22s?


No word yet on whether the non-Tivo DVRs will get these features.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:53 AM

What about the R15s, R16s, and R22s?


The 6.4 update is only for Tivos. Those models are DirecTV DVRs and use different software. Basedon the changes included in 6.4a it sounds like they're just getting the DirecTivo models up to the same level of features as the S3 models, only without MRV.

I did the same thing as TomF, software doesn't download until after restart.

The software is already downloaded if the status says "Pending restart". It doesn't get installed until after you restart the Tivo.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:21 AM

How does one force a software download for the HR10-250?

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:24 AM

How does one force a software download for the HR10-250?


You can't force the download, the software is probably sitting on your machine already. You can force a phone call (??settings, phone, daily call??). If you are authorized to install it will, otherwise it won't. Seems like this is a rolling update.




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