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    Pulling the data from a Dtivo is fine if you are...

    Pulling the data from a Dtivo is fine if you are using a standalone to record DTV, however I am not and don't plan to in the near future. Recording cable would be far more to my liking, since I have...
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    I got the fsmake file from a virgin install of a...

    I got the fsmake file from a virgin install of a tivo. You just need to dd the image on to a drive, then mount it in a pc and copy it off of there. If you install it into a tivo and start it up it...
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    Well It sounds like I may be needing to buy a...

    Well It sounds like I may be needing to buy a DTivo box so I can play with 2.5 and the dual tuner support. Any tips on where to pick one up cheap?
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    As far as I know this discussion is still public,...

    As far as I know this discussion is still public, unless I was left out of it as well :).

    I think people are caught up in "real life" at the moment.
  5. Thread: 2.5

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    Have the install files for 2.5 handy? I wonder...

    Have the install files for 2.5 handy? I wonder if they are installable on a SA unit. There has to be a way to update those files it is comparing the ones on the drive to so that they will match and...
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    Never mind I can't help ya there then.. It must...

    Never mind I can't help ya there then.. It must store it somewhere so that when it powers up it can initialize the correct root value to boot from. I wonder, it wouldn't surprise me if it stored it...
  7. Thread: 2.5

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    I have a md5sum program on my tivo, perhaps this...

    I have a md5sum program on my tivo, perhaps this is what can be used to update whatever holds the setting on a DTivo so that it will accept new files and not replace them with originals..
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    Have you tried changing the boot options in the...

    Have you tried changing the boot options in the rom?
    It is what tells the Tivo which partition to boot I believe.
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    Extracting Resource Files

    I have successfully extracted all the PNG files that the Tivo uses to display its GUI. The sound files I have extracted don't play in any player I have tried so far. The list files that list the...
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    I tried putting a 20 hr backup onto a 14 hour...

    I tried putting a 20 hr backup onto a 14 hour drive. The restoration appeared successful, however the Tivo wasn't fully operational. I am not sure what was wrong. One problem that I see with doing...
  11. Thread: ServiceState

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    I believe that the 1/2 hour limitation only...

    I believe that the 1/2 hour limitation only concerns pausing live tv ? I never saw any indication that it affected the normal schedule recording using the guide.
  12. Ok well that is the problem I suppose. I was...

    Ok well that is the problem I suppose. I was trying to put the virgin image onto a 14 hour drive. Most of it fits however, I guess part of the MFS partition is just off in no man's land. It was...
  13. What kind of special things to I need to do to my...

    What kind of special things to I need to do to my tivo in order to get it to take a virgin backup? For some reason I can't seem to get it to go past the "Almost there. A few more seconds please...
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    Schema Files

    Here are all of the schema files. I believe the ones you will be most interested in are :

    Showing.schema
    StationDay.schema
    Station.schema
    Lineup.schema
    HeadendDay.schema...
  15. Hey thanks for the info on extractstream. Looks...

    Hey thanks for the info on extractstream. Looks like I have a new mailing list to read :)

    Good reference material if nothing else.
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    I have all of the schema files that define each...

    I have all of the schema files that define each one of these things if you would like to have access to them. I got them off of a virgin backup that a member here so kindly gave me access to.
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    I haven't decided which would be the better way...

    I haven't decided which would be the better way to proceed. The slice files have the benefit of being the native method of getting guide data into the tivo. Now the scripts are easier to read, but...
  18. Yeah I know about the virgin backup. :) I...

    Yeah I know about the virgin backup. :)
    I want to do better than that though. Over a gig is still too big, and I would like to do it the way they do it at the factory. Especially since it will...
  19. Does anyone know how to extract the Resources...

    Does anyone know how to extract the Resources from the mfs partition easily? I want to attempt to create a tivo install that is as close to identical to the Tivo factory install as possible. That...
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    This ought to have anything you need in it.

    This ought to have anything you need in it.
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    Nice script, I was going to offer another stab...

    Nice script,
    I was going to offer another stab at a way of doing it after reading through the tcpphonehome.tcl script on my tivo. Looks like yours works though.
  22. Thread: ServiceState

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    The JPags stuff doesn't set the date of guide...

    The JPags stuff doesn't set the date of guide data expiration because he isn't actually creating database entries, he is putting the information for data already there in place. Basically just...
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    It was in this thread....

    It was in this thread.
    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1112&perpage=15&pagenumber=3

    Bought halfway down the screen I believe
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    Has anyone seen a script on their Tivo called...

    Has anyone seen a script on their Tivo called AsciiSlice.itcl ? I bet it would explain the slice file format, well the ascii version of it in great detail.
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    Hmm.. I am not sure. Perhaps the NextCallAttempt...

    Hmm.. I am not sure. Perhaps the NextCallAttempt field doesn't exist in that capacity. I don't have a tivo handy to look at at the moment, and I won't for the rest of the weekend. Perhaps next...
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    ##### # ChangeDial.itcl ##### tvsource...

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    # ChangeDial.itcl
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    tvsource $tcl_library/tv/Setup.itcl

    Setup print
    print loadDb
    print setVal NextCallAttempt LastSuccessCall + 604800
    print storeDb NextCallAttempt
    print...
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    I believe the command is a simple "dbload...

    I believe the command is a simple "dbload <slicefilename>" However I think you have to be in tivosh in order for this command to be available. Give it a try and see what your mileage is. I...
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    I hope that doesn't mean that the servers won't...

    I hope that doesn't mean that the servers won't work very well :)

    I was hoping we would have a reliable source of guide information.
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    Do you think they are doing this to combat us...

    Do you think they are doing this to combat us specifically?
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    Well that is kinda a good thing, because we want...

    Well that is kinda a good thing, because we want to compute the time difference for the start time from 00:00 time.

    Do I need to worry about the situation where a guide information crosses the...
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    They would have no reason to trace the call...

    They would have no reason to trace the call because you wouldn't be letting the Tivo actually call Tivo.com . Besides the Tivo doesn't call Tivo directly, it dials into a local ppp account and calls...
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    I think there is another bug. Well at least on...

    I think there is another bug. Well at least on my computer If I do a span of 12 hours I get the first two shows repeated for the whole rest of the time slots. Do you?
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    Looks like TVGuide has screwed with the page...

    Looks like TVGuide has screwed with the page layout again.

    Hey by the way it appears that the beta 1.8.6 version of the script might have fixed the short titles. Maybe.
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    I didn't need to store it because of the fact...

    I didn't need to store it because of the fact that the script already loads them in sequential order into the @tvg::listings . However that might be a very good idea. I like your method of...
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    I am going to add your changes to my version of...

    I am going to add your changes to my version of the file. I modified the print_channel_line function. It allowed me to print out the show numbers. I also used a perl module called Calc::Date
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    You are right about the system 2.0.x . My unit...

    You are right about the system 2.0.x . My unit was upgraded. Oh well. Some of the features are nice, if only I had guide information. Who's up for figuring out the slice file format?
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    Look in /var/packages for the files when it is...

    Look in /var/packages for the files when it is doing a download. It deletes them pretty quick it seems. You can keep a copy by ln filename.gz filename.gz.2
    It will only delete the filenames it...
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    Well if you can snag the slice file before the...

    Well if you can snag the slice file before the tivo deletes it, you have the guide information it downloaded. The slice files don't contain software updates. It is loaded using the dbload command. ...
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    Try snagging the slice files off the subscribed...

    Try snagging the slice files off the subscribed unit and dbload'ing it into the others.

    See what that accomplishes.

    You could also change the serial numbers of the other units to match the...
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    The Target's close to me don't have any anymore....

    The Target's close to me don't have any anymore.

    Too bad for me.
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    Cool thanks for the tip I will give it a shot and...

    Cool thanks for the tip I will give it a shot and see what it does differently. On another note I seemed to have screwed up my tivo partition, so I am now attempting a restore from backup.
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    Don't give up hope yet. We are working on it. ...

    Don't give up hope yet. We are working on it. Got a few problems with getting the data that need to be solved. But eventually a script will be released. You will need a standalone computer that...
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    No a symlink is permanent. Unless a Tivo upgrade...

    No a symlink is permanent. Unless a Tivo upgrade wipes it out.
    ln -s /dev/null <log name>
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    Show duration isn't a problem, I can already get...

    Show duration isn't a problem, I can already get that reliably. The problem is getting the show's starting time :). Without that the rest of the details are worthless. Unfortunately it doesn't...
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    Hey go read my thread on Jpag'alike scripts. ...

    Hey go read my thread on Jpag'alike scripts.
    This is in case you only have email notification on this thread. :)
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    I just noticed a problem with the tvguide perl...

    I just noticed a problem with the tvguide perl script. This problem lies in its span time slots operation. I noticed in my output I am getting shows chopped into two pieces depending on where they...
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    Jpag'alike script generation

    I am curious how many people are actually working on this, what state everyone's stuff is in and how much work is left :)

    My version of the tvguide.pl script generates most of the addShows section...
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    Here's some sample output I have. Just in case...

    Here's some sample output I have.
    Just in case you wanted to see it :)

    proc addShows { } {
    addShow 0 SHO 11501 starttime 3600 {Rich in Love}
    addShow 1 SHO 11501 starttime 3600 {Teen Knight}...
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    No you didn't understand what I wanted. I can...

    No you didn't understand what I wanted.

    I can generate the Day that the show starts on. Of course right now it assumes the day that you run the script on. (will be fixed). And I can generate...
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    Well the TVGuide website has gone back to normal...

    Well the TVGuide website has gone back to normal and so I saved a copy of it to use for test data so I can finish the output. I can now generate everything but the starttime. I have been attempting...
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    I had my version of the script going through and...

    I had my version of the script going through and printing out almost identically to jpags script. The only difference was I hadn't finished the addChannels part, and I hadn't factored in the
    Day...
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    Well the idea was that each user would generate...

    Well the idea was that each user would generate their own Jpags like scripts and download it and run them. I haven't been able to get my Tivo to phone home to snatch a copy of the file it gets. ...
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    TVGuide perl script

    Can someone else run that TVGuide perl script right now and see if it works for you. My copy has gone haywire, and I redownloaded a new copy of it and it still is goofy. I am not sure what the hell...
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    I have looked at the scripts. I am working on...

    I have looked at the scripts. I am working on that perl script now to generate the guide based on your service id. I think I understand JPags scripts enough to do so. I can't seem to get my silly...
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    I finally am able to poke around on my Tivo while...

    I finally am able to poke around on my Tivo while it is running, however I can't seem to find the file or location where you set the Service State so that it thinks it is fully operational. Anyone...
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    I ran it earlier as well. Works well enough. I...

    I ran it earlier as well. Works well enough. I found the function that you modify to change the output, but haven't had a chance to actually do this modification. I have been busy attempting to get...
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    I thought it looked interesting. It would be...

    I thought it looked interesting. It would be easy enough to generate the data in the format that he uses already..

    I will investigate that script further.
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    I found a copy of the Australian Slice files that...

    I found a copy of the Australian Slice files that Tivo uses. I am comparing them now with an Australian tv guide online. Hopefully I can figure out the format. Its in binary of course.
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    Too bad noone will voice some ideas. Anyone have...

    Too bad noone will voice some ideas. Anyone have the daily call file already and wish to share?
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    I will rip a copy out of my tivo tonight, after I...

    I will rip a copy out of my tivo tonight, after I get my bash shell working on the serial port.

    I am extremely interested in seeing this done.
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    Awesome. I was reading through some perl...

    Awesome. I was reading through some perl tutorials. Guess I don't need to anymore.

    Well maybe a script will be needed to do the conversion afterwards.
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    Can someone snag the daily call data tonight? ...

    Can someone snag the daily call data tonight? and post it up somewhere? I didn't get to Rat Shack in time to buy a null modem adaptor.
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    so are the ppv scripts from jpags designed to let...

    so are the ppv scripts from jpags designed to let the stand alone tivo's have dtv ppv guide data then? What are they for?
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    If the Tivo chokes on just adding the Jpags PPV...

    If the Tivo chokes on just adding the Jpags PPV guide how do we figure out the best method of adding the entire guide data?

    Is his method not the 'correct' method, or just not the tivo method?
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    What is the best online website to strip the data...

    What is the best online website to strip the data from? zap2it.com appears to get its data from Tribune, tvguide.com seems to get it from there as well.. at least the format which the two sites...
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    I have to use cable now so I can get my cable...

    I have to use cable now so I can get my cable modem service.
    I used to use DirecTV but it isn't worth it to pay for it and cable at the same time. Where can you download the DTV guide from?
    ...
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    Has anyone captured the guide listing that Tivo...

    Has anyone captured the guide listing that Tivo downloads yet? I don't have my TivoNet card yet, and I haven't hooked up to the serial port yet. :) I guess that will be my first order of business. ...
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    Do you think a guide data machine (separate...

    Do you think a guide data machine (separate machine) will be necessary or will the Tivo itself be able to parse the data from a tv guide website?
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    so we could just set the state correctly when we...

    so we could just set the state correctly when we "call" in to get the guide information. But the call in wouldn't go to its normal place it would go to wherever it is told to get data from. That...
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    I have been examining the guide data you can view...

    I have been examining the guide data you can view on zap2it.com . It seems that it shouldn't be hard to parse this into the format that the DTV PPV guide data is delivered in that Jpags generates. ...
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