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    Sticky: Has there been any progress on the extraction...

    Has there been any progress on the extraction front?
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    Now that Blu-Ray has won the war and will start...

    Now that Blu-Ray has won the war and will start to multiply the prices should start coming down on them and the media.

    I just picked up a burner a week or so ago and am now starting to play with...
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    You too? That's what they did to me, told me it...

    You too? That's what they did to me, told me it was "Free" and then charged me for it then refused to refund me.

    Total scam. After the holiday I'm going to dispute the charge with my Credit Card...
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    I've been busy buying and selling Wii's so I...

    I've been busy buying and selling Wii's so I haven't had a lot of time to work on getting a cheap HR10 yet, hopefully I'll be able to after the holiday. Of course once the NFL season ends I'll shut...
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    I'm going to see if I can get one on eBay for $30...

    I'm going to see if I can get one on eBay for $30 or $40 just to hack and hook up without a sub and see how long it will record OTA. I doubt I'll get one for that price, but I'll try.
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    Well, the software update didn't fix the problem....

    Well, the software update didn't fix the problem. This past Sunday I had 4 football games scheduled to record on my 2 HR20's and poof... did it again.

    Try to play and I get "Do you want to...
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    By "disconnecting service" are you talking about...

    By "disconnecting service" are you talking about getting rid of DirecTV completely or are you talking about dropping the TiVo from your subscription but keeping DTV?

    As we've discussed (probably...
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    Yep, I have mine set up that way. SD TiVo for MRV...

    Yep, I have mine set up that way. SD TiVo for MRV and HR20 for HD broadcasts. At times I also have an HR10 hooked up but only when recording multiple things (NFL Games) at the same time.
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    That's an idea, when I build my home theater I...

    That's an idea, when I build my home theater I might do that. I'll have 3 or 4 flat panel TV's mounted to the wall and a 200" screen that will come down in front of them for the projector. When I go...
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    I had the same problem a couple years ago, I have...

    I had the same problem a couple years ago, I have 5 TiVo's in 1 room and of course they all work off 1 remote. Not good! I didn't know about the link in the quote below and honestly didn't do any...
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    I'm not willing to take the chance on reboots...

    I'm not willing to take the chance on reboots during Football. Saturday night I take my 6.3 HD's out and insert my 3.1.1f HD's to record football. It's a pain but it'd be a bigger pain to have...
  12. Yeah, if you go out and biy a brand new hard...

    Yeah, if you go out and biy a brand new hard drive and pop it in your computer and not format it Windows won't recognize it. It's the same situation here, it's just not formatted in such a way that...
  13. That would be exactly what I'd try first.

    That would be exactly what I'd try first.
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    It remains to be seen if it was software or...

    It remains to be seen if it was software or hardware, I don't hook up phone lines to my machines unless I have to so I hadn't had any updates. I hooked up the phone line several days ago and let it...
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    Were you recording CBS HD though? I've only had...

    Were you recording CBS HD though? I've only had problems on CBS with HD recordings.
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    Yeah, but there's really nothing OTA that I'd...

    Yeah, but there's really nothing OTA that I'd record. The only thing I want to record (for the most part) is NFL, which I need DTV for which means I'd need a video card with HDMI in or Component in...
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    I've had DTiVo's for about 4 years and didn't...

    I've had DTiVo's for about 4 years and didn't lose a single recording due to hardware issues. I've had HR20's for 2 and a half to 3 months and I've lost at least 10 recordings due to hardware.
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    I didn't get any reboots but one of my 2 HR10's...

    I didn't get any reboots but one of my 2 HR10's that are running 3.1f was scheduled to record 726 (Chargers@Vikings) and when I went in and checked it all I had was "Channel not available" and Wyatt...
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    I've thought about doing that too but there just...

    I've thought about doing that too but there just isn't enough OTA that I'd record to justify the investment. If I could find a video card that has HDMI in and would record from my TiVo/HR20 then I'd...
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    I can imagine, this week I put in my hard drive...

    I can imagine, this week I put in my hard drive that has 3.1f on it and had no problems. NFL is all I use CBS for so I'll just put 3.1f in from now on until I get 6.3 updated.
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    I just had my HR20 crap out on me AGAIN... lost...

    I just had my HR20 crap out on me AGAIN... lost several more recordings. What good is having 75% more HD channels when the thing won't let you watch your recordings? From everything I'm reading and...
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    LOL I thought the same thing when I initially...

    LOL I thought the same thing when I initially read the post. It's like walking into someone's house, slapping their wife in the face and then asking to use the bathroom and then asking "what's for...
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    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t...

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53343
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    There is no legal way to steal something. That...

    There is no legal way to steal something.

    That said, if you find a way to make a different software package work with the TiVo hardware I'd be interested. Of course the software package would have...
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    I don't think 3.1f has the issues because I have...

    I don't think 3.1f has the issues because I have an HR10 with 3.1f running and it didn't reboot at all last week. I don't know if it was recording any CBS games though so I can't swear by it.
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    without reading through all 10 pages, was this...

    without reading through all 10 pages, was this only a problem on 6.3? I have a spare hard drive that has 3.1f on it and I'll pop that in to record tomorrow's football games if it doesn't have the...
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    This happened to me too while watching the Colts...

    This happened to me too while watching the Colts game (on the Super Fan DTV feed). I had just assumed that it was because I had set the TiVo to record manually for 9 hours (I wanted to record both...
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    Don't do it if you don't "have" to, at least try...

    Don't do it if you don't "have" to, at least try to keep the DTiVo in your system while adding the HR20.

    I've had my 2 HR20's for about 3 months now and really don't like them. One of them did the...
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    When did they start that? When I activated my...

    When did they start that? When I activated my first HR10-250 in February it was an option, in fact they gave it to me for free for 3 or 4 months then started charging me for it but it was my option...
  30. Thread: Newb here

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    LOL that was my thought too.

    LOL that was my thought too.
  31. Thread: help!!!!!!

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    Beat me to it. LOL

    Beat me to it.

    LOL
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    They definately charge extra per receiver, I have...

    They definately charge extra per receiver, I have close to $60 of receiver fees per month on my bill. In fact, to double check I called DirecTV just about 2 minutes ago and asked them if the Premium...
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    No, that's not correct. DirecTV charges you $4.95...

    No, that's not correct. DirecTV charges you $4.95 for each additional TiVo. I probably pay more on my "additional" charges than I do on my actual DirecTV subscription.

    As for the point of "Why...
  34. You don't have to have a phone line to activate...

    You don't have to have a phone line to activate it, I've activated a few without phone lines hooked up. You od have to call DTV to activate them though.
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    Yeah, I did a lot without the instantcakes but...

    Yeah, I did a lot without the instantcakes but for someone that's a "newbie" to the whole thing I figured I'd mention the simplest method. I'm still a "newbie" myself in some ways, though I have more...
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    First, what model is your DVR? Is it a TiVo or a...

    First, what model is your DVR? Is it a TiVo or a DirecTV brand?

    If you want to get a TiVo that you can hack you can get several types from eBay that work well. The one that I use a lot is the RCA...
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    I actually activated this unit the other day, it...

    I actually activated this unit the other day, it won't record without a card. I inserted a dead card and it still won't record.

    While it was de-activated though it would record all OTA HD...
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    Try this, take the access card out and boot up....

    Try this, take the access card out and boot up. It should go through all the processes that it needs to, get data from the Sats and then there will be no DirecTV signal because you have no access...
  39. Sticky: Was this ever fixed?

    Was this ever fixed?
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    Still going strong.

    Still going strong.
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    Oh ok, I mis-read your initial post. Definately...

    Oh ok, I mis-read your initial post. Definately then it can't record anything other than DirecTV content.
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    I agree, the DirecTiVo's seem the best way to do...

    I agree, the DirecTiVo's seem the best way to do it. I've done this for 3 seasons now and I can't think of a better way. If DTV moves away from TiVo completely I'll have to come up with a new idea.
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    Not entirely correct, with the HD TiVo's you can...

    Not entirely correct, with the HD TiVo's you can record OTA which isn't through DTV. I don't know if his box has OTA though.
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    In my expierence the only TiVo's I've been able...

    In my expierence the only TiVo's I've been able to record a DVD or VHS to were Series2 SD TiVo's. I hooked them up and told the TiVo that they were the Cable box.
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    Yes, there are 8 to 9 games playing at any 1 time...

    Yes, there are 8 to 9 games playing at any 1 time normally on a Sunday afternoon.

    I know little about MythTV but the NFL Sunday Ticket (the subscription package you have to have to get all NFL...
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    I like to record the entire NFL schedule and...

    I like to record the entire NFL schedule and archive the games. 1 room alone has 6.

    I should actually revise my statement, I have 9 TiVo's and 2 HR20's. I actually have 2 other TiVo's (Stand...
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    No need, I have 11 TiVo's and they work fine. If...

    No need, I have 11 TiVo's and they work fine. If they start selling new units good for people that don't have TiVo's. If they don't, c'est la vie.
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    Is this a Stand Alone TiVo you're talking about?

    Is this a Stand Alone TiVo you're talking about?
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    I have read some hints at several places that...

    I have read some hints at several places that they're going to go back to TiVo soon, plus they didn't dump TiVo. They still have a contract with them to service all TiVo's on their system. Of course...
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    I'll keep it running and we'll see what happens....

    I'll keep it running and we'll see what happens. If it shuts off then no big deal, I'll just pop another hard drive in.
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    It's been unactivated for several months now.

    It's been unactivated for several months now.
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    All I can tell you is that from my personal...

    All I can tell you is that from my personal experience, the HR10-250 with the 3.1.5f installed using PTVnet and Instant Cake and Ty encryption removed so files could be extracted will record OTA...
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    Ok, I hooked it back up tonight to record the...

    Ok, I hooked it back up tonight to record the Colts@Cowboys Pre-Season game in HD (OTA) to see if it would still work and the last successful call in shows as today but there is a message that says...
  54. You can say that again, I've only had my HR20's...

    You can say that again, I've only had my HR20's for a couple weeks but so far I really don't like them. I'd REALLY like to have TiVo's in their place.
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    It is hacked, so fakecall is installed. I'll have...

    It is hacked, so fakecall is installed. I'll have to plug it back in to check it's last successful call in. Since it's not a unit that I have in use I don't keep it plugged in at all.

    I'll check...
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    I just plugged mine back in, it's been...

    I just plugged mine back in, it's been disconnected for at least 2 or 3 months, still records OTA without a problem.
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    The box that I have has never been activated on...

    The box that I have has never been activated on my system since I bought it off eBay, I've had it for several weeks now though and haven't tried it for a few weeks so I'll put a hard drive back in it...
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    Are you still hooked up to the DTV feeds or are...

    Are you still hooked up to the DTV feeds or are you only hooked in to the OTA antenna?

    On mine I hooked all of my lines up (for DTV and OTA), the HR10 downloaded the guide and was ready for OTA...
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    You can record OTA HD to an HR10-250 without an...

    You can record OTA HD to an HR10-250 without an account and I don't believe it would be considered theft of service because it's OTA and not part of the DirecTV service.

    I've tried this on an...
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    Personally I'm partial to the RCA DVR40 or DVR80...

    Personally I'm partial to the RCA DVR40 or DVR80 but that's only because my first TiVo was a DVR40. I bought 3 brand new at the store then about a year later hacked those 3 and added 5 more. I've...
  61. I hope you're right, I hope it's just idi0t CSR's...

    I hope you're right, I hope it's just idi0t CSR's that don't know what they're talking about but I was told that by 2 Rep's and the installer.
  62. I really hope this comes to pass, I really don't...

    I really hope this comes to pass, I really don't like the HR20 as much as I do the TiVo.
  63. It's funny reading about the installers, I had a...

    It's funny reading about the installers, I had a new dish and HR20 installed on Thursday. The installer got here at about 5pm and didn't leave until 9:15pm.

    I have 8 TiVo's set up, using 2 4x8's....
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    I've looked into it and this is what I've...

    I've looked into it and this is what I've found...



    Now, looking at that the bolded section of the paragraph says 12 MB per second. That works out to 720 MB per minute or 43.2 GB per hour.
    ...
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    Come August or September you'll have to have a...

    Come August or September you'll have to have a 5LNB to get the HD channels.
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    I've been searching hi and low for such a beast...

    I've been searching hi and low for such a beast and I've found a couple of options, one is the Nextcom R5000 which has both HDMI in and Component in, from what I've learned though it records the...
  67. Sorry to bring back to life an older thread but I...

    Sorry to bring back to life an older thread but I thought I'd add something to the conversation in case it may be of use to someone down the road.

    The way I get around the audio sync problem is to...
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    Yeah, I did a little searching for HDMI input...

    Yeah, I did a little searching for HDMI input video cards and didn't find any. I'll need to see if I can find any with component inputs.

    Will the S3 standalone hook up to an HR20 and accept it's...
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    Sticky: How long have you had it hooked up? It will...

    How long have you had it hooked up? It will eventually download the updates, which it doesn't have to dial in to do. Mine updates nightly around 2am but I have the upgrades turned off so the slices...
  70. I spoke with them last night and they are sending...

    I spoke with them last night and they are sending out an installer on Tuesday to install a 5 LNB dish for me. They use local installers so I'm thinking that if they need to they'll be able to get the...
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    Well after reading about the MPEG4 situation I...

    Well after reading about the MPEG4 situation I called DTV last night and spoke with them about it and as I feared they won't be broadcasting the HD NFL Sunday Ticket in MPEG2 so my HR10's would do me...
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    Is the HR20 hackable?

    Is the HR20 hackable?
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    Ok, I thought you were talking about that program...

    Ok, I thought you were talking about that program but wasn't sure. I haven't had a lot of luck with that program but then again I've only used it sparingly.

    I ran a file through it a little while...
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    I'm not real familiar with DVD-Lab, I'll have to...

    I'm not real familiar with DVD-Lab, I'll have to look at it and see what kind of authoring options it has.

    Because of what I do with my DVD's I feel more comfortable transcoding them to DVD...
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    The way I make my DVD's from my DTiVo files is to...

    The way I make my DVD's from my DTiVo files is to transcode them using Canopus ProCoder 2.

    It takes a little time to run through but it gives you a lot of control on quality, bitrate and...
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    Thanks, I'll check that out. It looks like it...

    Thanks, I'll check that out. It looks like it might be mor complex than I have time for at the moment. I was hoping it might be something more simple.

    Thanks for the link, I've bookmarked it for...
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    This is a good question, I record the entire NFL...

    This is a good question, I record the entire NFL schedule on 8 TiVo's and want to have each team in it's own folder.

    Can this be done?
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    So much hostility, if you don't like a question...

    So much hostility, if you don't like a question just ignore it. If you wish to respond then try being less hostile.
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    That's what I figured but wasn't sure. Thanks. I...

    That's what I figured but wasn't sure. Thanks. I think I can do what I want with 7 TiVo's rather then the originally planned 8. For now at least.
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    Bad Motherboard

    One of my TiVo's has a bad motherboard, I got another TiVo off eBay but they can't activate it because the person I bought it from has his DTV account in collections. I was wondering if I could just...
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