Kurtster said: I have the exact same configuration and the same problem. A few weeks ago my one year old PTVNet upgraded HR10-250 started rebooting a lot. Now it is stuck in a reboot loop once it gets to the "Almost there..." screen. I'm not good at hacking stuff and I've loved my PTVNET and TivoWebPlus but now my box is effectively dead, with lots of cool things archived on its 50GB drive. Can DirecTV be doing things to intentionally screw with their customers who have modded boxes? All this garbage started when the phone calls started coming insisting I upgrade to their new dish a receivers (which I refused). Anyone here know how to restore this thing without losing all my movies archived on there? Thanks in advance, Kurtster
I'm not 100% sure so dont take my word for it, but given that, I believe there is a way to pull the drive & plug it into a computer then boot ptvnet ir instantcake & gives you option to reload the drive & keep the data. That may get it booting again. If not worse case is you do a total image load from scratch, therefore loosing all of your content, but as it is now you can't access it anyway so in a way you lost it.
I have to find it VERY VERY hard to believe that this problem popped up with everyone coinsdentally. More specifically when 6.3e was released.
As I stated previously I took their deal & upgraded to the new HDDVR w/ 5NLB Dish for my end cost of $23.07. I must say I absolutly love it. Menu's are really fast, more options and 2 of the best features with the new unit is
1) that it gives you all of the new HD content that DirecTV has been bringing online, and there are allot now. You cannot get this on the old HR10-250 as it does not use the new compression format.
2) The next cool feature is the Video on Demand which is "Beta" but it works great. You can download over your broadband connection tv shows, movies, for free (except ppv) (yes the new dvr comes with 2 ethernet connections that work!)
Now back to the HR10-250. I reloaded the with 3.1.5f image I had and allowed it to "phone home" which I knew would probably remove the hacks I had when it downloaded & installed 6.3e. I still have it making daily calls via the phone line now, because I cannot get the hacks to recognise my USB network adapter anymore & just gave up. I have not had 1 reboot at all ever since! I would still like to get it hacked & get my network working again as some point, but having the new unit makes it less of a priority. There is a feature that I have seen on here that allows you to view your DVR from any internet connection, this is another thing I would like to get working also.
Good luck & let me know if you need any assistance.