So, in clear, simple, acronym-free instructions, can someone tell me what I have to do to get this working?
If you want information on how to “hack” your DVR to solve this problem, your best bet is to read the blogs at tivocommunity.com
Regarding software updates from Directv, indications are they are trying to restart them via phone a line connection or some other mechanism but it’s not clear at this point when or if this will happen.
Another way to fix the problem is to purchase and install a replacement hard drive for your DVR from dvrupgrade.com for about $120. Warning - check with them first to be sure you can get the drive with software version 6.4a.