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  1. Sticky: Just as a heads up - XBMC has been ported to...

    Just as a heads up - XBMC has been ported to Linux! It's still considered "alpha" but plays any HD I throw at it just fine and is progressing at lightning speed. There's talk of recording capability...
  2. Can you further explain what you mean by this?...

    Can you further explain what you mean by this? Are you saying that if I have DTivo service and switch to an S3\cablecard that Ican get it as a lifetime aka no monthly fee? I have a DTivo now and am...
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    For that matter if someone skilled were willing...

    For that matter if someone skilled were willing we could pool cash and donate to get the hardware for someone willing to work the problem. I mentioned this before and was serious about helping. I too...
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    I now know of at least 3 of them being sold to...

    I now know of at least 3 of them being sold to folks within the organization I work with and more are planned. CableCard is making smoe of us nervous though since others have had ZERO luck getting...
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    Honestly? Who's ready to donate some cash to help...

    Honestly? Who's ready to donate some cash to help one of the more skilled developers\hackers purchase a box? There's more than one person who posts here who has proven they can be trusted IMO and I'd...
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    I can't believe you guys are still going back and...

    I can't believe you guys are still going back and forth on tautology
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    Heh, someone at work has already bought one of...

    Heh, someone at work has already bought one of these puppies and after a little hassle with the cable company has them coming out so yeah these ARE selling already! :p Eying them and happy to hear...
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    My blaming Direct is mostly because I have been...

    My blaming Direct is mostly because I have been told that they switched to their own hardware and I recognize that TIVO needed them more than Direct did. Ergo it seems to me that Direct axed them in...
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    HR20 is the new Direct box right? Aren't those...

    HR20 is the new Direct box right? Aren't those the same guys that gave TIVO the boot? Uh huh, thought so. Sorry but I happen to LIKE TIVO. If Direct is going to be so stupid as to no longer support...
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    Oh I'm not dismissing MRV, some folks have ALOT...

    Oh I'm not dismissing MRV, some folks have ALOT of TIVO boxes and MRV has got to be important to them. Those of us coming from SAT to an S3 may not miss it though and yeah I'm considering dumping...
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    I agree that it sux that people are using flEABAY...

    I agree that it sux that people are using flEABAY to make money off of other's work. This is a danger with OpenSourcing anything though. It *does* show that people really want these features and are...
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    I'm hoping it can be activated the way it's now...

    I'm hoping it can be activated the way it's now running on DTIVOs. I expect these will take PROM hacks to get rolling and that TIVO will have used everything they learned with previous models to keep...
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    Bingo - this is how i'm doing my DVDs since I...

    Bingo - this is how i'm doing my DVDs since I wish to retain menus. NAS to store DVDs, XBOX hacked and running XBMC to display them. Nirvanna achieved...
  14. I disagree - TIVO deserved this IMO. DISH and...

    I disagree - TIVO deserved this IMO. DISH and TIVO apparently got together and negotiated for TIVO to provide them hardware for DISH just as Direct and TIOV have worked together. After the kimono was...
  15. Thread: tivo series 3

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    Someone on that site apparently got one - it's...

    Someone on that site apparently got one - it's apparently pretty close to being generally available now. I suspect it will be at LEAST as hard to hack as the S2.5 SA boxes so a PROM socket mod at...
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    I'm in the exact same boat with an HD decision...

    I'm in the exact same boat with an HD decision looming n my horizon just as soon as my home has some work done to it. I *really* like my DTIVO and the hacks I've done to it using guidance from this...
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    I figured menus would be stretching past the...

    I figured menus would be stretching past the limit but hey you never know! Not sure how anyone could figure out the main VOB and play it either. Strip it down to one VOB with no menus maybe and life...
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    FWIW - I use XBMC extensively and the support for...

    FWIW - I use XBMC extensively and the support for DVDs is excellent. FFWD, RWD, menus, the works - it's really pretty good. If anything approaching that support would be possible it would be...
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    Thanks Drez, I do believe I'm running the Alpha...

    Thanks Drez, I do believe I'm running the Alpha from Sourceforge so I'll try the new one. I'm not looking to transcode what I've got if I can help it other than for occasional PSP use so any progress...
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    As I recall AutoGK is a front-end for FFMPEG. If...

    As I recall AutoGK is a front-end for FFMPEG. If you can get the commandline that AutoGK is passing to FFMPEG, like I have with Video9 for the PSP, then all you need to do is script FFMPEG using the...
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    Tape wouldn't be a bad idea as a sort of belt and...

    Tape wouldn't be a bad idea as a sort of belt and suspenders kind of setup :)

    I tried out FreeNAS the other night. My older hardware wouldn't boot USB, it didn't recognize the NIC, and when I...
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    Thank you! Seems I have a statrtup conflict...

    Thank you! Seems I have a statrtup conflict between the Vserver I just added and a Vserver in MFS_FTP. Didn't realize that - kewl. Appreciate the tip!
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    Stupid question :o - am running TivoWEB+ on 6.2,...

    Stupid question :o - am running TivoWEB+ on 6.2, install went smooth of Hackman and it appears to have found all of my desired hacks etc. Reading through the docs I'm interested in having my init...
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    There's some Alpha code that I believe I got from...

    There's some Alpha code that I believe I got from the SourceForge site. To date I've only tried one "foreign" video - an AVI I think - and it failed. Instead it began transferring a different video....
  25. You've probably got the older drivers, the ones...

    You've probably got the older drivers, the ones from TIVO aren't so hot as I recall. I don't recall offhand which drivers I'm running but most any of the newer ones posted in this forum would...
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    See, a well built GUI would do all that for you...

    See, a well built GUI would do all that for you :p A set of scripts is a good start, and I'll check out the other thread, but an easy to use GUI would rock in the end I think. Would be nice if the...
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    Feature request maybe

    Okay, I've only just begun using this code, the Alpha actually, and it looks like it's going to be REALLY nice! I've read much of, but not all, the posts in this thread and in the Alpha thread. I've...
  28. Oh some hopefully helpful tips - while in the...

    Oh some hopefully helpful tips - while in the mfs_ftp directory "cat log" will show you the log file for MFS_FTP. "ps aux" will also show you what threads are running so if you find errors in the log...
  29. Heh, check the P.S. - while writing all of that...

    Heh, check the P.S. - while writing all of that out for you I was forced to retrace all of my steps. When I did so I tried the one thing I hadn't done on my second install which was to create the...
  30. Ooookay...

    MFS_FTP on 6.2 is a bit of a PITA to say the least. First you have to get the binaries, then you need updated binaries for MIPS if you have an S2, then there's an additional file tzoffset.tcl file to...
  31. Alright, as it happens I'm working with MFS_FTP...

    Alright, as it happens I'm working with MFS_FTP right now so I'll share what I *think* I've figured out. In the past I've used MFS_FTP to pull .TY and Ty+ files off and have tinkered with them....
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    FreeNAS is supposed to be pretty good but...

    FreeNAS is supposed to be pretty good but recovering the drives when in a RAID configuration is apparently "problematic". This from friends who run it and claim the RAID code isn't quite "there" yet...
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    Found this while perusing the *excellent*...

    Found this while perusing the *excellent* Tivoserver thread.... Take a look at Lime-Technologies unRAID. The software is Linux and while the driver has been open sourced the management software...
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    I believe the very latest TIVO require PROM mods,...

    I believe the very latest TIVO require PROM mods, there's no reason to believe TIVO would weaken the security on the newest boxes <shrug>
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    Weird I didn't get notified of updates to this...

    Weird I didn't get notified of updates to this thread <shrug> Some VERY good points being made here IMO. I'll share some of my experiences and points of view as well... I was a DISH subscriber for...
  36. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    Thank you, that was helpful and makes some sense....

    Thank you, that was helpful and makes some sense. Yes, it sux for those of us not "in the know" but actually has parallels with the work I do for a living and I see the POV for those who have...
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    10/100 Ethernet, Optical out, Dual Cablecard...

    10/100 Ethernet, Optical out, Dual Cablecard slots for either 1.x and 2.0 Cablecards (it can run 2X1.x cards), LCD display, standard SATA output (perhaps even for an array), HDMI output, and more....
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    Reading up on this today. WOW, sounds very nice...

    Reading up on this today. WOW, sounds very nice and they have a transcode format for my PSP! :p Lot's of I/O on it and lots of features coming. I may dump Direct to get it as a matter of fact, would...
  39. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    Lost me here. For starters I'm not "up" on the...

    Lost me here. For starters I'm not "up" on the R10 issue other than having gathered that it currently requires a PROM swap and that there's some speculation on a purely software hack... So, why...
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    Hrm, interface not quite as good IMO and while...

    Hrm, interface not quite as good IMO and while they were easy to pull data from you can do more with a TIVO. I have one of the older ones with the "skip" in my closet. DTIVO was a much better choice,...
  41. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    Quite true! I agree that without some sort...

    Quite true!



    I agree that without some sort of an audience there wouldn't be nearly the appreciation but I'd also point out that many programmers do things to scratch an itch for themselves,...
  42. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    OT but from what I've heard they really ought to...

    OT but from what I've heard they really ought to allow discussion of the new non-TIVO units. Everyone I know that has gotten one against my advice is regretting it. Okay, I'll try to hold my tongue...
  43. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    Agree fully. If you share information then yeah...

    Agree fully. If you share information then yeah someone may take advantage of it to do bad things. Sadly that's the way of the connected world. Now, how might you undercut his business?



    Well,...
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    I'd disagree that it's as easy to check for as...

    I'd disagree that it's as easy to check for as you think, polymorphic being just one way to solve it. However I fully agree that a game of cat and mouse would ensue. Hopefully long before that...
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    Heh, pretty aggregious if he's not even modifying...

    Heh, pretty aggregious if he's not even modifying prompts or removing licensing files. Is there ANY value added in what he's done? Has EBAY been responsive? Were the affidavits signed with a digital...
  46. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    Where did the word previously come from? You...

    Where did the word previously come from? You stated that tools could be modified to prevent install from code such as Zipper and further threatened that they could be time bombed. I stated that...
  47. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    What exactly is that supposed to mean? ...

    What exactly is that supposed to mean?




    Actually yes I'm in a position to judge and understand things. I may not be a wiz bang programmer but I spend most of my days working with folks who's...
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    That would be the second time that a threat has...

    That would be the second time that a threat has been made to modify tools to not work with a "zippered" machine. Why do you feel the need to make threats and antagonize? And if all his "sophmoric"...
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    Yah, and that I agree is worrisome - I'm a...

    Yah, and that I agree is worrisome - I'm a ReplayTV owner too <sigh>. I suppose that some of this comes down to what's mainstream and at what point the MPAA etc. will see the writing on the wall. A...
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    An interesting thread and an interesting idea...

    An interesting thread and an interesting idea although disturbing. TIVO in some ways seems to be on borrowed time, if the new DTV box doesn't fail (and I hope it burns), then they will have to be...
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    Well no crash this time but an accidental hitting...

    Well no crash this time but an accidental hitting of the escape key <sigh> Not my night!

    From the top... David might actually have been who I had in mind LOL! If I searched on TIVO God and Great...
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    Argh, another detailed reply lost to a bad video...

    Argh, another detailed reply lost to a bad video driver - curse you ATI! I'll try again but I doubt I'll be as detailed ;)



    Yes I have - see above. I don't know that I've noticed those folks...
  53. Thread: Son of Sleeper

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    Posting in an appropriate forum section is...

    Posting in an appropriate forum section is obviously a good idea. Asking someone how to do something in the appropriate forum however shouldn't result in hostility. Short of some of the car forums...
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    I can see both sides of this issue. I once had a...

    I can see both sides of this issue. I once had a Sleeper'd DTIVO and when it went South I was in trouble. Unlike some here the TIVO isn't a life for me. It's entertainment and I try hard not to muck...
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    Fair enough, IMO that's a worthwhile project for...

    Fair enough, IMO that's a worthwhile project for sure! Have you looked into the stuff going on with the LinkTheater? Sounded like it too might get hacked for additional functionality - it's pretty...
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    I have a Linktheater, Linkstation (hacked), and a...

    I have a Linktheater, Linkstation (hacked), and a DTIVO S2 running 4.x software (also hacked but i'm a newb). I'm not clear how this might beneft my configuration since my LinkTheater and TIVO are in...
  57. Go ahead and use your known good image IMO....

    Go ahead and use your known good image IMO. Hopefully the site will be back up soon, that guide was a good one and was alot of help to me.
  58. I was using the 80Gig image expanding to both a...

    I was using the 80Gig image expanding to both a 160Gig and 250Gig - failed on both but not with an error about drive size. <shrug>
  59. Ah, now THAT I haven't tried! As it happens I've...

    Ah, now THAT I haven't tried! As it happens I've got the 4.01b slices (sharing them too) so I'm thinking that since the box is running that might be a good way to go. Before I do it I think I'll pull...
  60. I've got about 4 versions of that image - ranging...

    I've got about 4 versions of that image - ranging from 61MEG on up to nearly 200MEG. If you've got one in the KB range DO tell! NONE of the versions I've got have worked for me although I may not...
  61. jd990 - I'd echo your comments, I found the exact...

    jd990 - I'd echo your comments, I found the exact same issues you did - no biggie. The one major problem I ran into was finding an image that would actually restore with MFSRestore. :confused: Even...
  62. You're under the mistaken impression that I've...

    You're under the mistaken impression that I've not searched. I did a search and wasn't finding any information that made sense to me. In fact you'll note that the URL I posted had my search terms in...
  63. Okay, I've run into an issue - not sure how...

    Okay, I've run into an issue - not sure how serious. It seems I've *NOT* got a 4.01b image. It seems the only image I was able to find that worked for me was 4.0-01-2-230. Not clear to me the...
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    Okay, my 250Gig drive is clearing and deleting in...

    Okay, my 250Gig drive is clearing and deleting in the TIVO, all looks well. Much to my surprise while bringing up my Hyperterm it has the serial output from before so it's not been lost. While I wait...
  65. Build a serial cable or buy one from PTV. I...

    Build a serial cable or buy one from PTV. I bought one many moons ago and it's long enough to sit on the couch with a laptop while working on it. You will find, quickly, that for troubleshooting and...
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    I managed to get 4.x burned onto one drive after...

    I managed to get 4.x burned onto one drive after having gotten an old 3.x backup I'd done over a year ago onto that drive. Now trying still another drive the SAME CD is failing (lol). Maybe I'll try...
  67. Okay, this is interesting.... I had a 3.x backup...

    Okay, this is interesting.... I had a 3.x backup from my virgin TIVO drive I saved MANY moons ago. After having every image I've been given fail badly, including ones I'd paid for, I decided to try...
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    Wonderful news, thanks! Blasting the keys sounds...

    Wonderful news, thanks! Blasting the keys sounds good to me. :D

    Now if I can just get a freaking working image to restore without a Decompression Failure I'll be in business!

    If anyone has...
  69. Alright - this makes NO sense! Swapped the...

    Alright - this makes NO sense!

    Swapped the previous CD drive for a DVD\CD reader and attempted to restore to the 250Gig drive. Failure! 99.9% Both 4.x images and a 3.x image.

    Swapped the 250Gig...
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    I think I begin to see the light! Restore the...

    I think I begin to see the light! Restore the backup virgin image to a drive, extract the kernel, replace the kernal on my DOA drives, hack it, walla!

    Using this method I believe I might have...
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    Not to worry - I have a serial and it's nice and...

    Not to worry - I have a serial and it's nice and lon so I can sit on the couch :) Unfortunatly whil watchnig the boot process it never fully stands up so I can interact with it and I don't think I...
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    Thank you Bill for that confirmation! Stuck at...

    Thank you Bill for that confirmation!

    Stuck at the first step - restoring - but that's simply matter of figuring out what's killing my MFSRestore. :rolleyes: Appreciate you letting me know the...
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    Thank you - a ray of hope! I wasn't sure that the...

    Thank you - a ray of hope! I wasn't sure that the shows could be pulled and reinserted but for now that will be my hope and goal! :cool: Do you have any idea if my having used Sleeper's ISO to bypass...
  74. I purchased the cake image and tools CD because...

    I purchased the cake image and tools CD because they were recommended and because I wanted to support the vendor. I've also purchased my serial cable and HD mount in the past although making them...
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    What pooched, can it be fixed?

    Attempting elsewhere to setup a new drive with 4.x. However in the meantime I have my old pair of drives with a pile of shows archived on them not to mention settings. The woman who shall be obeyed...
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    Uh oh - been trying to jam an image onto a 250gig...

    Uh oh - been trying to jam an image onto a 250gig drive destined for a Phillips DSR7000 box. I had thought that my research previously had found that this was possible but I wasn't sure how to get...
  77. Well, completely different hardware setup. AMD...

    Well, completely different hardware setup. AMD 2600+ in a Shuttle XPC and a different CD yields duplicate results. 99.9% is where it fails :mad:

    Researching the heck out of this and learning a...
  78. I don't want to pollute this thread too much...

    I don't want to pollute this thread too much troubleshooting this particular problem but NO keys are hit and it spits out ->

    Partition 0 signature is false, trying alternate
    diskboot found...
  79. I loathe to post but...

    Following the guide. Purchased the PTV CD and Cake CD, I've also DL'd the Torrent image. Burned them all to CD properly blah blah.

    Boot from the PTV Tools CD, swap to the CD created for the guide,...
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