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    Not advertising but wondering if maybe borrowing...

    Not advertising but wondering if maybe borrowing a component from the Xbox 360 world might be an option for SATA redirection not directly linked: xk3y com/howitworks

    Just thinking this might work...
  2. Yes, I believe you would have to de-activate the...

    Yes, I believe you would have to de-activate the second HD if you currently have both on your account, then you can swap the TSN of the deactivated unit in place of the TSN that has lifetime. I...
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    Sticky: It's cool, I had the link handy so wanted to be...

    It's cool, I had the link handy so wanted to be sure as I posted it. Been doing a lot of link checking lately for various reasons.
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    Sticky: unitron, aren't those at guided setup already? I...

    unitron, aren't those at guided setup already? I don't have a TCD649* so couldn't check but the link is: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9160125#post9160125
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    Check the Master PROM Patch Locations...

    Check the Master PROM Patch Locations thread from Omikron and you'll see I posted links to all the prom images I was able to find while I was recently hunting for the S3 OLED prom (someone was kind...
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    Useful threads: Lists the MD5 hashes for...

    Useful threads:
    Lists the MD5 hashes for original virgin unmodified proms and the patch offsets (you're already reading this one):...
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    I would agree with Plainbill. In practice tests...

    I would agree with Plainbill. In practice tests I've found removal with hot air gun to be quite easy but the soldering of a working socket onto the nic card boards I was using for tests proved much...
  8. For the Series 3 OLED it is in a separate crypto...

    For the Series 3 OLED it is in a separate crypto chip that can be desoldered and moved.
    For the S3 HD and S3 HDXL it is on/in the CPU, so for these the only way to to move TSN's between units is...
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    Sticky: TY, got what I needed, system has been fixed. :)

    TY, got what I needed, system has been fixed. :)
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    Ok, dumb question alert. I've been away from...

    Ok, dumb question alert.

    I've been away from Tivo since 2k4. I just picked up an S3 and like it (duh).

    My questions on hacks for the S3 are:
    Do font hacks that affect the Now Playing list...
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    Sweet looking. I'm guessing that's 3.7 which my...

    Sweet looking. I'm guessing that's 3.7 which my damn unit won't take for some reason. :(

    I like the brushed metal look you put in there. I'd ask you what files and what the procedure is, but...
  12. Thread: need 3.7

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    hmmm, yes, in case you forgot, tivostuff does not...

    hmmm, yes, in case you forgot, tivostuff does not appear to be an active site since Tivo went after it.

    BTW - all 6 threads revealed by a search for tivostuff are covered under the 3.7 search I...
  13. Thread: need 3.7

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    I've read nearly every post on this forum found...

    I've read nearly every post on this forum found by search containing the search term "3.7", without quotes, and not one has a valid link. DirecTV wants me to either spend $100 on S2 DTivo, or be...
  14. Yes, I would really want frame accurate editing. ...

    Yes, I would really want frame accurate editing. I stated earlier how I got kind of frame accurate editing by directly notepad editing the .CUT files.

    However, as I previously stated I doubt...
  15. jdiner, just a compliment

    jdiner, I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work.

    As a testament to the quality of your tools I just completed my first DVD of shows extracted from my DTivo.

    I cheated to get no...
  16. Ok, I followed this thread to the best of my...

    Ok, I followed this thread to the best of my understanding. Now I have a minor question.

    Why can't we edit with the current software cutting to the nearest Iframes, etc. and then frame replace...
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    Sticky: To re-import later, either the TMF or the TY+...

    To re-import later, either the TMF or the TY+ will work. Both have the data that is stored in the XML embedded within them.

    TY+ is compatible with the TY file editting tools as it appendeds the...
  18. Well, I can say I saw a definate improvement when...

    Well, I can say I saw a definate improvement when using MFS_FTP. No other software was updated or changed besides this driver.

    Pre-Driver update extraction of Babylon 5: The Gathering was...
  19. Extraction Newbie Question: Why can we not cut...

    Extraction Newbie Question:

    Why can we not cut on a non-keyframe(I,P whatever frame) when the frame is an all black?

    I vaguely understand the idea and reason when the keyframe contains the...
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    Sticky: superzap

    Has anyone told you that you rock lately? Well, you do. Thanks again.
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    Sticky: Updating the TurboNet Drivers. I've got...

    Updating the TurboNet Drivers.

    I've got everything running nicely and I'm pretty happy with the way things work. However, I've heard that the turbonet drivers in xUpgrade aren't the most up to...
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    pweed, you are wrong. Let's put this another...

    pweed, you are wrong. Let's put this another way. You buy a PC, you have it installed such that Linux is installed, and then on a Linux partition VirtualPC is installed with Windows XP and...
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    finally got a chance to try it and the answer is...

    finally got a chance to try it and the answer is that the date format would be MM/DD/YYYY.
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    quick CLOCK functional question

    I know feeding MM/DD in the $variable (named as such for example only) to this expresion ( [expr [clock scan $variable] / 86400] ) will result in a valid usable date from previous code examples. ...
  25. Thread: Channel logos

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    I agree. I could at least tell by the logo if a...

    I agree. I could at least tell by the logo if a recording was going to be a good one or not. When you have an SP to catch all the shows of a series no matter what channel it makes deleting the ones...
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    Actually your problem most likely has nothing to...

    Actually your problem most likely has nothing to do with the FTP process:



    notepad munged the linefeed/carriage returns to a non-unix format.

    You can try the following util to fix the file...
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    hmmm, considering the type of DSS talk that would...

    hmmm, considering the type of DSS talk that would need deleting wouldn't normally be allowed here I don't see how a delete function becomes important.

    And as mrblack51 said, "just use the edit...
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    3.7 build 28218 switch thrown

    It's official. The switch is thrown and the update is coming out at a steadily increasing pace. For the feature/change list:

    http://www.ultimatetv.com/whatsnew.asp

    Yes, this is the same 3.7...
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    atreyu, nice work, I hated that stuff as well.

    atreyu, nice work, I hated that stuff as well.
  30. To get rid of them: Download the noads.tcl at...

    To get rid of them:

    Download the noads.tcl at the top of this thread.
    Put that on the Tivo and run it.

    Then download the latest SC from tivostuff.com
    As per PGM's post above (THANK YOU PGM!),...
  31. You know, I could almost tolerate those adver...

    You know, I could almost tolerate those adver items if:
    1). They were at the bottom of the menu.
    2). They didn't have any picture calling them out.
    3). The menu item had a fixed name. Like...
  32. Thank You very much. I'll give that a shot when...

    Thank You very much. I'll give that a shot when I get home.
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    AFAIK, that image has hacks on it. As does the...

    AFAIK, that image has hacks on it. As does the later released, and quicker 2.5.2 XUpgrade.zip. Both of those contain all the hacks that were on 2.5. Some in slightly changed forms, but all there,...
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    On another note, what happens if you use the...

    On another note, what happens if you use the uninstall code for xPlusz on the 2.5.2 Xtreme upgraded DTivo?

    I know this thread is just full of questions, but I think I'm finally understanding...
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    If you mean this site: ftp://ftp.abs.net/tivo/...

    If you mean this site:

    ftp://ftp.abs.net/tivo/

    I've already looked and didn't see any DTivo 2.5.2 images.

    Actually, I haven't seen a Stock non-hacked 2.5.2 image in the couple of places I...
  36. Basically what you are saying is if I want to get...

    Basically what you are saying is if I want to get rid of them forever, kill Showcases and run the noSDD.

    :(

    Damn DirecTV and Tivo on this one. Showcases are kinda nice, but not worth this...
  37. Personally I'm not concerned with the HD space. ...

    Personally I'm not concerned with the HD space. I just don't like have this glaring yellow Star in my menu for an advertisement when I am already paying to use the machine.

    So, does the above...
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    If you would like to have those episodic shows...

    If you would like to have those episodic shows sorted by airdate as well, you could use something like the following changes (please correct if there are any mistakes) [line numbers are based on...
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    2.52 vs. 2.52 Xtreme Upgrade differences

    Is there a list of the differences (changed, added, deleted files) between a standard DTivo with 2.52 and a DTivo with 2.52 Xtreme Upgrade?

    Also, anyone know where there is a backup image of a...
  40. One thing I'm not clear on. Does this prevent...

    One thing I'm not clear on. Does this prevent the advertisements from being downloaded and put there in the future, or only remove them?

    I like having the showcases, as it has introduced me to a...
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    Good Point about the sorting. I didn't even...

    Good Point about the sorting. I didn't even think about that. My bad. Guess the 4 digit years are the way to go... :)
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    Now I feel special. Thanks. For adding it, and...

    Now I feel special. Thanks. For adding it, and for allowing me to see how to format to include the year. The half cooked hack I did for myself didn't display that.

    Suggestion: Trim the year...
  43. Thread: Speed Of Guide

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    I guess the heatsink and overclocking was never...

    I guess the heatsink and overclocking was never greatly and/or publically followed up. :(
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    If the Prom controls the CPU speed, anyone tried...

    If the Prom controls the CPU speed, anyone tried seeing how much they could overclock their Tivo? Or want to provide the offsets to edit for those who might. :)
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    nevermind. I hacked a little something together...

    nevermind. I hacked a little something together that worked for my purposes.

    If anyone has some pointers on error handling I might clean it up a bit, but right now it's not safe for public...
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    Original Air Date

    Is there anything that will go through and rename all the shows of a series to "Name: Original Air date"? I looked at TivoTitle and that doesn't appear to have that option. It would also be great...
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    Sticky: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: HU card what's the big deal?

    And yet more contradictory information. So the cam id/zkt is a security measure. Well, only being allowed one set of locals to map to a set of channels is a form of security ensuring you only view...
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    Sticky: Re: Re: Re: Re: HU card what's the big deal?

    Hmmm, now by this definition no-zkt and other such mods should be acceptable as they only alter the way the Tivo functions and it is still up to the access card to determine whether or not you can...
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    Sticky: Re: Re: HU card what's the big deal?

    Just to make a point. If the fact that you can/cannot do it on a standalone is one of the defining factors, then the locals stuff should fall into the category of hacking DirecTV as well. After...
  50. Thread: Utv

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    Re: Utv

    The wavy lines sound like interference. First q: how is your UTV connected to your TV? Direct, through another device, etc, etc... Suggestion: Try connecting it directly to TV if it is not...
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    Personally I want to block the update because 3.7...

    Personally I want to block the update because 3.7 sets the groundwork for direct advertising. There is another update coming after that from what I have heard that returns the "useless" help things...
  52. Thread: Max Capacity?

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    48bit LBA

    Actually, 137gb limit was broken. A patch was done to the StandAlone 3.0 and StandAlone 2.5 kernels adding 48bit LBA support. However, I personally don't know enough to know if they would work on a...
  53. If it's similiar to the check that's being done...

    If it's similiar to the check that's being done on the new HD receivers that ship with a P4 then it is just a check similiar to the check that currently prevents the H from working in the DTivo. ...
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    Just wanted to say thanks. All this great info I...

    Just wanted to say thanks. All this great info I now have 2 DTivos that refuse to flash unless I let them via Switch.

    BTW - Ratshack has some good submini toggles that will fit right under the...
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    Confused about extracting

    Ok, I'm not a total newbie, but new enough.

    I've been reading here for a while, I've managed to get my DTivo working mostly how I want (2.5, channels I want, fixsub, PGM's Showcases and...
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