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No Successful Service Data Downloads Since May 2nd

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by scottp461, May 11, 2012.

  1. scottp461

    scottp461 Mentor

    Sep 7, 2006
    I have 2 HR10's (used for off-air HD recording of local stations) and an old HDVR2 that I use to record standard def only programs and back up recordings of things like "The Daily Show" and Colbert.

    All three machines have not received a successful overnight service data download since early morning on May 2nd.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem?
  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    What software version are they on?
  3. scottp461

    scottp461 Mentor

    Sep 7, 2006
    ALL of them are running 6.4a and have been since it was initially released.

    An update. I did a clear and delete all guide data and scheduled recordings reboot on Friday night on all three machines. Still no success as of 1 AM today (2 nights later). Yesterday afternoon, I unplugged each one of them for about 1.5 hours each and repowered/booted them all back up. Still don't know the results from last night's round of download attempts.

    A maybe unrelated problem is that tuner 2 on the HDVR2 has been experiencing block noise and loss of signal warnings on channel 201 and LA local channel 11. I haven't checked which transponders are involved, but there have been no problems (on other channels) with tuner 2. I was just curious what channel the guide data is downloaded on. Certainly not channel 11, but perhaps 201? I've had no such problems with the HR10's, but they are mostly tuned to off-air HD channels. I'll have to check which channel is tuned during the downloads. If channel 201, It could be the cause of the problem.
  4. scottp461

    scottp461 Mentor

    Sep 7, 2006
    Still no Joy! Nothing I've done so far has resulted in a successful service data download and all the machines are becoming more and more unstable when recording programs, especially both HR10's.

    There are 2 ways that a recording fails at this point; not all of them do, but it's becoming commonplace now. The first problem to show up was that recordings just stop at some point. Only a few minutes in most of the time, sometimes a bit further. Last night Hawaii 5-0 stopped 23 minutes in. I've been home a couple of times when this has happened. The show isn't over, the recording has stopped and the show is already gone from the "To Do" list. There is no indication that anything has gone wrong, except that it's not all there!

    The second problem is much more interesting! The show does not record at all! When I check the recording history, it is listed as "Deleted" with the following explanation. "The recording of (Title on Day Date Time) has been deleted earlier than expected to make room for a recording at (exact SAME Day Date Time)" NO other recordings have been scheduled at that time and I have about 400 suggestions recorded that should be available to be deleted if there is space needed. Also, the end result is that NOTHING has been recorded at that time!

    I've now gone nuclear on the HDVR2 as I can't think of any other way to solve this problem. I did a clear and delete everything late last night! I completed the set up about 5am, so I won't know if I've solved the problem until tomorrow night (when I can check to see if there is a successful service data download tonight) If this works, I'm going to have to do the same to the HR10's, but there is a bunch of stuff that I have to watch before I can do the same to them!

    The HR10's are COMPLETELY unreliable at this point, so I hope that the HDVR2 is working correctly now. If not, time to get a couple of new TiVo Premieres for off-air recording!
  5. Jun 5, 2012 #5 of 12

    scottp461 Mentor

    Sep 7, 2006
    Just an update...

    Service Data Downloads started completing successfully again June 2nd on all 3 of my machines and normal stable behavior has returned; exactly 1 month after it stopped working correctly. Obviously, this problem was external (from DirecTV) and they have fixed it (whatever it was!) I still find it hard to believe that NO ONE else experienced the same problem, but it's over now!
  6. Jun 6, 2012 #6 of 12

    Dhoops New Member

    May 29, 2012
    This is my first post... I joined due to your thread popping in google and I did experience the exact same problem on my R10. The daily downloads quit on 5/2 and have resumed on 6/2. Unfortunately I'm stuck on 6.3e and while the daily service downloads have resumed I've yet to determine if I'm getting the 6.4a slices required to have my local channels back. I can only hope...
  7. Jun 6, 2012 #7 of 12

    RLJinCT New Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I had the same issue with my HDVR2. Last successful Service Data download was May 3, until June 2 when they resumed. The night before, I did a Clear Program Information and To Do list, so I thought that was the reason they had resumed.

    Waiting for update to 6.4 to happen, as of now still on 6.2. Unit has not been hacked. Missing several local channels since May 18.
  8. Jun 8, 2012 #8 of 12
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Welcome to DBSTalk to a fellow Nutmegger. :welcome_s

    Wow. HDVR2. I had three of them but I got rid of the last one five years ago. How old it yours?

  9. Jun 8, 2012 #9 of 12

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    I heard a rumor that they did this to clear the old data tables of receivers that said received the 6.4a and so it will start authorizing receivers to have it installed again. However as I said it was just a passing comment from someone who I believe enough to state this but it may not be related to that issue at all.
  10. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    out with the old...in with the new!
  11. codespy

    codespy So much for the 2017 season!! <Crying> DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    I got a couple on the shelf and some my folks still use.....MFR dates range from 3/2003 to 7/14/2003. Non-RID#'s were great...then they switched to the SD-DVR40's.
  12. RLJinCT

    RLJinCT New Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Thanks for the welcome! :) I got my HDVR2 when DirecTV first offered them (2004?); it had a 35 hr capacity that I later upgraded with a larger drive from Weaknees. Still works as well as the day I got it.

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