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  1. Thread: HowTos Only

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    Sticky: How-To upgrade your TiVo

    How-To Upgrade your TiVo
    Although 2.5xtreme has a place, it really should be used on a needs-only basis. If you are just interested in recording capacity upgrades (making a large TiVo), you should...
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    Thats not a bad price for factory refurbished.....

    Thats not a bad price for factory refurbished.. although if not in a rush you may find a lower price somewhere else.

    Actually Standalones are much easier to hack in almost every aspect as compared...
  3. Thread: error 51

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    The clear and delete menu item will delete all of...

    The clear and delete menu item will delete all of your recordings, season passes, thumbs, wishlists, etc but when completed (takes 1-2 hours) should allow the unit to function normally again...
  4. Thread: error 51

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    Thats a protection scheme incorporated into the...

    Thats a protection scheme incorporated into the 2.5 os for DTiVos. Restoring a foreign image will result in an error 51. You can overcome this by initiating a full "clear and delete everything"...
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    You may have a defective remote that responds...

    You may have a defective remote that responds very slowly and also gives occassional misdirects on the joypad - this remote has been recalled:

    One method to determine is to check the Chan/Page...
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    Re: For all you overheaters

    Thats strangely hot ... sounds like you have a defective drive and my guess is its going to fail soon. (I have several dual 100gb 7200RPM units that never get past 55)
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    comment out these lines in the rcsysinit and see...

    comment out these lines in the rcsysinit and see if it boots for you.
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    Re: Things we have tried with image

    Disregard.. wasnt reading carefully - need coffee ;)
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    This thread has taken quite a bit of the How-To...

    This thread has taken quite a bit of the How-To out of context so thought I might clear a few things up:

    2.5xtreme contains an MFS Tools image of a divorced (from a dual 30+13.6GB) single drive...
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    Are you refering to the MFS Tools problem with...

    Are you refering to the MFS Tools problem with creating a divorced image from 2 drive Standalone units running 2.5.1?

    You shouldnt have any problems with the DirecTiVo using MFS Tools to create a...
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    From the Step (9) you were on in the How-To: If...

    From the Step (9) you were on in the How-To:
    If it sticks on the Powering Up screen, first verify that the IDE and power cables are connected fully and your drive is jumpered properly (this is by...
  12. Free pez dispenser for the squirrel that cracks...

    Free pez dispenser for the squirrel that cracks this nut! Go guys..

    (sorry not any time to help out.. but atleast wanted to cheer ;) )
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    This is not generally accurate (although i havent...

    This is not generally accurate (although i havent poked around the 2.5xtreme much), infact is usually a good idea to test your restored image in the TiVo before running DTiVoMad.
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    I had the same experience testing this iso burned...

    I had the same experience testing this iso burned with Nero 5.5, Although reporting the error as a decompression problem at 98..xx%, the failure actually seems to occur as MFS Tools goes into the...
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    If its in a reboot loop, the Green Screen repair...

    If its in a reboot loop, the Green Screen repair will not help. Its for smaller glitches, corruptions, indexing errors and if it hasnt worked in 90 min or so your chances diminish rapidly.
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    Green screen is splash screen for a MFSchk file...

    Green screen is splash screen for a MFSchk file maintainance/recovery utility built in to the OS. It simply states to leave your unit on for 24hrs while it tries to recover and if it cannot then to...
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    "root" is the command. When you say you werent...

    "root" is the command. When you say you werent able to do anything else.. more detail would be needed.
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    Another option is to let the Green Screen of...

    Another option is to let the Green Screen of Death (misnomer) do its job. My guess is that it would have recovered and been functioning within 15 minutes. Much less trouble then a full restore and...
  19. Thread: Thanks!

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    A perfect example of 2.5xtreme and fixup used...

    A perfect example of 2.5xtreme and fixup used for a legitimate purpose. Hacks don't kill people.... etc, etc.
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    I have no idea what record with commercial skip...

    I have no idea what record with commercial skip is? We have looked at many ways to accomplish this using the network datastreams, sound cues, VI, closed captioning Capitals, and others and would be...
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    I wasnt aware that it ever recorded with...

    I wasnt aware that it ever recorded with commercials skipped. It is easy enough to use the backdoor codes to enable 30 sec skip button on your remote or you can just use FF, takes 3 seconds to pass...
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    Kudo's to Bubbaj and I second his...

    <rant>
    Kudo's to Bubbaj and I second his sentiment. The $9.99 for TiVo is not going to break anyone and has real value to the continuation of playing/hacking with TiVos and TiVo inc in general. If...
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    The DTiVo's do not have an MPEG2 encoder and...

    The DTiVo's do not have an MPEG2 encoder and simply dump the stream exactly as broadcast by DTV onto the drive. The varying quality is determined directly from DTV's encoders and the bandwidth they...
  24. Caveat

    I have also received inquiries from several upgraders asking for assistance after trying the locals scripts. A common misconception seems to be that these scripts will add all the locals and save the...
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    If you look into the TiVoMad program you will...

    If you look into the TiVoMad program you will find that he has written a utility script to make the runideturbo=false adjustment directly to the boot parms when necessary (depending upon answers to...
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    Credit

    I have been poking around 2.5Xtreme and noticed that although credits were given to Bubbaj,Surgeon, and others great work, neither credit nor permissions were given to/from the authors of much of the...
  27. Re: Some Info on 2.5 Extreme and adding another drive

    Actually there is a little loophole with single TiVoMaddened A drive configurations. If you make an Mfs Tools backup image (using -s) this will create an unTiVoMaddened image. If you restore this...
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    not quite what im looking for, Media Box is...

    not quite what im looking for,
    Media Box is mouse controlled GUI, not keyboard or IR for easy remote usage and does not have the same functionality, ease, attractiveness as the TiVo menu structure. ...
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    Porting TiVO OS for use in a PC

    Sorry if this has been duplicated but the search on the site seems bogged down at the moment.

    I am interested in a kid/wife friendly interface for a home theater PC. Im not a linux tinkerer by...
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    runideturbo=false is only needed for restoring...

    runideturbo=false is only needed for restoring to non-quantum drives with OS versions 2.0 and below.
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    Oops sounds like a crappy image.. why not just...

    Oops sounds like a crappy image.. why not just use the other one?

    ftp://ftp.abs.net/tivo/Backups/Sony_SAT-T60_2.5/ice2.5t-60.rar

    2.5 images pending restart work and are portable to other...
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    FYI

    You can use the dual drive divorced image.. you will just loose 10 hrs on your A drive but you can add a large B drive and wont have to continue pleading for a new image. Also DtivoMad is most likely...
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    Edit: disregard.. had to turn off FTP for server...

    Edit: disregard.. had to turn off FTP for server maintainance
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    Great info

    Great info Dr. Tivohacker,

    Hell, wasnt expecting to have my hand held but really appreciate the response in here. Im on course now, thanks to all who took the time. Hopefully trevor will have...
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    Much appreciated

    Thanks for those that spent the time to help out and especially surgeon. I had about given up on the idea until seeing surgeons post. Upon searching the numerous dss websites, and these Tivo...
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    Thanks TheDoctor, I guess though from reading...

    Thanks TheDoctor,

    I guess though from reading the thread that this does not work on 2.5 (any successes?) Are you saying that you are able to retrieve your TiVo guide data from DirecTv on a...
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    Re: Reading is fundamental

    Actually i hardly think it is "senceless(sic) to verbate step 1) step2)" and it doesnt have to be to each member. If it is done once for someone than it will save every new member from "go through...
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    I have read many of these threads, and although i...

    I have read many of these threads, and although i dont consider myself a moron, it seems to me the threads seem to go OT, jump all over the place, and assume abit of knowledge that I dont currently...
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    Direction needed if you have the time

    I am planning on making the move from standalone to DirecTiVo and was hoping some of you might give me some advice. I have tried to assist as much as I can in another TiVo forum but am a newbie here...
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