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    Lifetime sub on HR10-250

    I have a lifetime TiVo subscription grandfathered on my HR10-250. If I cancel D* service but keep the sat feed for guide data will the unit still work as an OTA TiVo box?
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    Sticky: I'm currently running 2.52 on a DSR6000 but I...

    I'm currently running 2.52 on a DSR6000 but I lost my logos. Would upgrading to 3.1 fix this? If so, what bugs does 3.1 have that 2.52 does not? I'm not sure if upgrading would be worth it. Is there...
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    Sticky: The whole point of doing your upgrade is to...

    The whole point of doing your upgrade is to eliminate the phone line. You'll probably have to start from scratch.
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    Sticky: Did you have a phone line plugged in when you...

    Did you have a phone line plugged in when you forced the call?
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    Missing logos on DSR6k 2.5.2

    I've been searching all day for logo info and I'm more confused than ever. I have 2 DTiVos (Philips DSR6000 & Hughes GXCBOT) using s/w version 2.5.2-01-1-001. The Hughes has logos but the Philips...
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    Would this work for a DSR6K running s/w 2.5.2?

    Would this work for a DSR6K running s/w 2.5.2?
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    No thoughts?

    No thoughts?
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    Logos on DTiVo with 2.5.2

    I have 2 DTiVos (Philips DSR6000 & Hughes GXCBOT) using s/w version 2.5.2-01-1-001. The Hughes has logos but the Philips does not. Any thoughts on what I could try to get logos back on the Philips...
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    Recording light

    I recently got an HD TiVo and i noticed the red recording light comes on even when it is in standby mode. Is there a way to get a Phillips DSR6000 do do this as well?
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    Sticky: Just swapped to the new P4/D1 cards and I was...

    Just swapped to the new P4/D1 cards and I was wondering, should I upgrade the s/w on my DSR6000s from 2.52 to 3.1? Are there any big advantages to this? If so, would I lose my recordings?
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    Sticky: You may be able to get away with a Clear All...

    You may be able to get away with a Clear All Guide Data. You will have to redo your SPs & WLs but it may be preferable to re-hacking your drive(s).
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    Sticky: Is anyone having trouble with 2.5.2 the last week...

    Is anyone having trouble with 2.5.2 the last week or so? I've had months of trouble free viewing then last week I lost my non-national locals. I tried rebooting and it went into demo mode....
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    Missed recordings

    I have an odd problem: I've missed some recordings on 2 seperate DTiVo's, it states that the program did not record because someone in the household changed the settings on the season pass or...
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    Any updates on this subject?

    Any updates on this subject?
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    I am using SuperZaps xPlusz on a 2.5.2 DTiVo. Is...

    I am using SuperZaps xPlusz on a 2.5.2 DTiVo. Is there an xPluszommand to stop it? If there is I can't seem to find it.
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    Disabling NOSDD

    OK, I've tried several searches and I can't find a good answer: Is there a way to disable NOSDD?
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    That's an interesting point. Has anyone tried...

    That's an interesting point. Has anyone tried creating a utility that uploads through the phone out to a PC?
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    OK, rebooting got the program data in system info...

    OK, rebooting got the program data in system info to pop to July 1st, but the To Do list is still only going out to the 24th. Any thoughts?
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    Guide only goes up to Tuesday

    I just checked my To Do list and I noticed that there are no programs scheduled after Tuesday 6-24. I went into system info and saw that the guide only goes up to Tuesday. What can I do about this?...
  20. Thread: The GSOD!!!

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    jwm: just out of curiosity, what type of drives...

    jwm: just out of curiosity, what type of drives are they? I have had to replace TWO Maxtor 120GB 5400's. Maxtor replaced them with 160GB drives. I'm wondering if these 120GB Maxtors had some type of...
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    Backing up drives

    3 questions:

    1. I would like to back up my existing drive. If I use the Hindsdale method will my recordings still be there when I reinstall the drive?

    2. After backing up the drive, if I need...
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    Well I made some progress: I ruled out the IDE...

    Well I made some progress:

    I ruled out the IDE cable by putting the 160 back in and using mfs2.0 (thank you pop!) to expand the drive.

    I also know the DVD problem can't be jumpers because I...
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    GSOD/HD problem

    I have a Phillips DTiVo with a pair of Maxtor HD's (120Gb & 160Gb-I replaced the Quantum Fireball 40GB with 2 120Gbs but 1 crapped out and Maxtor replaced it with a 160Gb).

    Yesterday, I got a GSOD...
  24. Thread: The GSOD!!!

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    I'm getting a similar problem only I am not even...

    I'm getting a similar problem only I am not even getting past the GSOD. It keeps resetting. This started around 6:30 EST, just after the race. Is anyone else experiencing these problems?
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    What if the channels are also missing from the...

    What if the channels are also missing from the channels you receive setup screen?
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    Missing channels

    I am missing channels from my 'Channels You Receive' screen. There is only one local channel where there should be about 20-30. I tried a hard reset, any other ideas?
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    jfkjfk I am having the same problem with an...

    jfkjfk

    I am having the same problem with an xtremed (2.5.2) DTiVo. How did you finally get the second drive recognized?
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    Saving To Do List

    I'm getting desparate and considering resetting to do & data to fix my guide problem, but I'd like to know if there's a way of saving my SP's and restoring them after the reset is complete?
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    Lost non-national local guide info

    I'm in the NY area and I've lost guide info on the non-national locals for NY. I've tried rerunning midupdate and rebooting. Any other fixes? I am prepared to dump the other regional spot beams if...
  30. Thread: Boston guide

    by dturturro
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    Boston guide

    I'm in the NE & I'm having trouble receiving Boston guide data. I've got NY, PH, BA & DC, but BN keeps reading To Be Announced. I'm using Locals byte 02, guide 41, zip 02101 & midupdate 25. Reboot &...
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    I saw on the 2nd & 3rd pages a procedure for...

    I saw on the 2nd & 3rd pages a procedure for applying premade channel/main/mvchannels files. The original procedure was by Superzap and later on there's a post for the NY area. These posts are quite...
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    Manually editing channels.dat

    I've tried looking for an existing thread with no luck, so here's my question:

    Can you mannually edit channels.dat? And if so, how?
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    Sorry, all I have is 101 (round dish). I have not...

    Sorry, all I have is 101 (round dish). I have not attempted 119 yet.
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    Goto the DirecTV menu, choose Messages & Setup,...

    Goto the DirecTV menu, choose Messages & Setup, then System Reset and finally Clear Program Data & To Do List.

    THIS WIPES OUT YOUR SEASON PASSES! It also takes about an hour to complete.

    As I...
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    Great, thanks!

    Great, thanks!
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    remove your current midupdate.tcl reset data &...

    remove your current midupdate.tcl
    reset data & to do list (it's drastic but necassary)
    d/l juppers current midupdate
    transfer & chmod
    finally run new midupdate and reboot

    it will still take a...
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    It looks like you need to cd /var/hack then...

    It looks like you need to cd /var/hack then ./midupdate.tcl 113

    I had lot's of local trouble, I finally solved by First rm midupdate.tcl (in var/hack), reset data and to do, then transferring...
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    Temprature ?'s

    I've installed 2-120GB HD's in my DTiVo and I was wondering what temprature is too high? When I had only 1 HD it was running at 47C, now it about 57C. It says Normal in the system info screen, so at...
  39. So would it be wise for those of us having local...

    So would it be wise for those of us having local problems with 2.5.2 to return to 2.5?
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    Saving guide data

    OK, I've tried everything to get my guide data to pop on my xtremed 2.52 dsr6k and no luck. I have a hughes dtivo running xtreme 2.5 with no problems. Now for my ?

    If I backup the Hughes using the...
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    current market id is .

    I'm trying to get guide data for my freshly xtremed 2.5.2 dsr6k. I ran midupdate and I got the following:

    <166>Feb 28 21:44:02 tcl[493]: Tcl created pool of 1458176 bytes
    Current Market ID is .
    ...
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    Can anyone poist the most current list?

    Can anyone poist the most current list?
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    Is there a more up to date list for this?

    Is there a more up to date list for this?
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    Yet another TBA question

    OK, I know there's already been 1,000 posts on this (because I've read most of them) but I need some solid intel: I was running 2.52 with xPlusz with no problems when 1 of my HD's crapped out. I've...
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    Removing or replacing HD

    I have a Phillips DSR6000 with 2 120 GB HD's. One (or both) of the HD's may be going bad on me. I'm running 2.52 with a few xPlusz hacks.

    Can I back up these drives with the Hinsdale method then...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    TBA/Program not avaiable

    Just ran mvchannels (in 2.52) and got the succeeded message. I still have my normal locals and the locals I added show up but all (except national beams) say To Be Announced in the banner and Program...
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    Running xPlusz

    Alright, I know this is a newbie question, but how do you run xPlusz?
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    Opening log files

    I've been having spontaneous reboots of my DirecTiVo a few months after xtreming to 2.5

    I upgraded to 2.52 but the problem persists.

    In another post I was given the following advice: "Could be...
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    I almost forgot, after upgrading I still have my...

    I almost forgot, after upgrading I still have my Lifetime sub, but when I force a call I get a Failed. Line unavailable message.
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    Receiver reboots

    My DTiVo has been rebooting on it's own for a while now.It's happened at different times of the day, but it's happened consistently around 12:33AM EST.

    I upgraded to 2.52 and it's still happening....
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    How would I go about opening and reading those...

    How would I go about opening and reading those log files?
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    Backing up drives

    Can an xtremed DTiVo be backed up over the serial port?
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    I'm have the GSOD, with 2-120GB drives. I know...

    I'm have the GSOD, with 2-120GB drives. I know when I xtremed it asked me if the combined drives were greater than 140GB and I answered yes. Did this set the swap file correctly? My DTiVo has been...
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    Great, thanks! Does the serial method preserve...

    Great, thanks! Does the serial method preserve your recordings? I've read in some posts that people were unable to access there recordings after upgrading.
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    2.52 and Dual drives

    I'm currently running xtreme 2.5, planning on upgrading to 2.52.

    Do I need to place BOTH TiVo drives in my PC to upgrade or just the A drive?

    Also, are there any advantages to placing the...
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    It happens sporadically. It was happening a few...

    It happens sporadically. It was happening a few nights in a row, after I'd put it on standby. I knew it happened because my 30 sec skip had reset itself, etc...

    My temp is running at 58C. I tried...
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    Resetting receiver

    My Phillips DSR6000 has begun resetting itself periodically. I'm planning to upgrade to 2.52, but I've noticed that there's a faint, rhythmic, clicking sound just before the reboot. Has anyone seen...
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    DirecTiVo reboots on it's own

    My Phillips DSR6000 has begun rebooting itself the last few days. When I get home from work I see the TiVo animation menu when I hit TiVo and my 30 second skip and banner preferences have gone back...
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    Check for success

    I just completed my upgrade to 25xtreme and Kraven. My system info reads 5: Lifetime Service and Last Call Attempt was successful (no p/l). I'm assuming everything is OK (I got my locals back after...
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    That was it, thanks!

    That was it, thanks!
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    Kraven's upgrade, Step 8

    OK, I'm installing Kraven's upgrade, but I'm stuck on Step 8. When I hit enter it tells me that no directory or filename (noppv.tcl) exists. Do I have to resend upgrade.tar.gz or can I simply send...
  63. Thread: Bash freezes

    by dturturro
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    Yeah, I rebooted TiVo and now it appears that I...

    Yeah, I rebooted TiVo and now it appears that I am getting progress, thanks!
  64. Thread: Bash freezes

    by dturturro
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    OK, I've done that and the Tera Term: Z Modem...

    OK, I've done that and the Tera Term: Z Modem Send window came up, but it does not show any progress. Is this normal?
  65. Thread: Bash freezes

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    Bash freezes

    I'm following Kraven's step by step for upgrading 25xtreme and I'm stuck on step 1!

    I rz'd upgrade.tar.gz to TiVo, everything looked right but when the transfer completes, TeraTerm no longer...
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    OK, I finally did the 25 upgrade but I am missing...

    OK, I finally did the 25 upgrade but I am missing my local channels. If I tune to my local market channel 2 (for example) I get Regular Schedule in the banner and Channel Not Available across the...
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    The link does not go anywhere. Where can we d/l...

    The link does not go anywhere. Where can we d/l mvchannels?
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    great, thanks. Is the 25xtreme.txt file the only...

    great, thanks. Is the 25xtreme.txt file the only one that should be on the CD?
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    command not found

    I'm doing the 25xtreme upgrade and I've already run into a problem (2 actually).

    1. I cannot put my CD on Primary Master, only Secondary Master. Some posts say you can use any combo of...
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    TiVo Upgrade files

    I'm planning on upgrading my TiVo and I'd like to ensure that I have the most up to date files. Here's what I have:

    25xtreme.iso 11/15/01
    upgrade.tar.gz 5/24/02
    d6k252x1.mfs 11/17/02

    I do not...
  71. Thread: Loud HD

    by dturturro
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    Loud HD

    I just upgraded my Phillips DSR-6000 to 2 Maxtor 120GB HD's. Unfortunately the unit is noticeably louder now. Are there any simple workarounds for this?
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    Thanks! So if I don't care to dl movies to PC,...

    Thanks!

    So if I don't care to dl movies to PC, I don't need TurboNet?
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    TiVo Hack questions

    I've read about the 25xtreme and Kraven's upgrade and I have a few questions:

    It says that your PC BIOS must be able to recognize the large drives. Mine only recognizes HD's up to 40GB. I was able...
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    Is there a step by step for 25xtreme?

    Is there a step by step for 25xtreme?
  75. Thread: BIOS problem

    by dturturro
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    Thanks, you guys were on the money. I was able to...

    Thanks, you guys were on the money. I was able to complete the upgrade with no problem! Could I expect similar success if I decide to install 25xtreme?
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    Disable daily call

    I just upgraded my Phillips DSR-6000 to 150 hrs! Now I need to disable the daily call. I've read the How-To on 25xtreme and it seems like it is missing a lot of info. Does anyone have any ideas?
  77. Thread: BIOS problem

    by dturturro
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    BIOS problem

    My BIOS is only set to handle up to 40 GB HD. I am trying to install 120 GB hd's for my DirecTiVo.

    Does anyone know how I can work around this problem?
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    Do you know where I can get Kraven's update? I...

    Do you know where I can get Kraven's update? I already found 25Xtreme.
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    dump phone line

    I have a DSR6000 with a lifetime sub. I'd like to upgrade both drives to Maxtor DiamondMax 540X's and STOP the daily call ins. What is the best way of accomplishing this?
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