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  1. Thread: Taboo subject

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    you do not have the DVR tier on your so-called...

    you do not have the DVR tier on your so-called "subscription".

    you need to get that tier activated by DirecTV in order to make your Tivo fucntion correctly.

    the not phoning homepart is another...
  2. I commend you for making the changes to your...

    I commend you for making the changes to your guide, and if I may make one more suggestion:

    you may want to add in there something about log management (either clearing them manually, using the...
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    the most likely reason for this is that you...

    the most likely reason for this is that you haven't been managing your logs (i.e.- deleting or clearing them out so often) and your Tivo hasn't been making a real phone call home.

    when the logs...
  4. I totally agree with cpt_video: its extremely...

    I totally agree with cpt_video: its extremely irresposible to even suggest that anyone do this without backing up first.

    Images are very hard to come by, and most importantly EACH IMAGE COMES WITH...
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    Sticky: have you any of you guys (or for that matter...

    have you any of you guys (or for that matter anyone from HD TeAM) figured out what the offsets are to enable simultaneous component and HDMI outputs? Or for that matter HDMI and S-Video?
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    simultaneous Component and HDMi on HR10-250

    The software loaded on the HR10-250 will disable to component outputs when it detects that the HDMI is plugged in.

    It is obvious that this is done by tivoapp or some other process, because if you...
  7. 70% stuck

    I don't mean to hijack this thread... ednpadplus is awesome, but I want to clarify that endpadplus is NOT responsible for the 70% hang described by TiVo_CRAZEE below.




    This is usually caused...
  8. thanks, nteslal I don't know how I missedd that!...

    thanks, nteslal I don't know how I missedd that!

    Can anyone provide a quick-n -dirty step by step for enabling backdoors on the HR10-250?
  9. what is the proper tivoapp patch for the 30...

    what is the proper tivoapp patch for the 30 second skip on the HR10-250?
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    Sticky: Well I am not sure which one I just went through,...

    Well I am not sure which one I just went through, but three hours later my Tivo returned with the the hack intact, with bash and ehternet still functioning, all my recordings are strill there, and it...
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    Sticky: wil this hack survive GSOD?

    I just managed to GSOD my HR10-250 ... will the killhdinitrd survive the restore?
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    just call Customer Service and tell them Dish...

    just call Customer Service and tell them Dish network offered you a free PVR for a year for switching, and they will more than likely waive your PVR fees for 6 months to a year depending on your...
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    it works!

    whoo hoo!

    just to let you everyone know, this remote mod works on the HR10-250 with software version 3.15.01-2-357!

    I am now using my Sony remote in mode "2" for my SAT-t60, and "mode 1" for...
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    Sticky: whackit, your first draft of the guide says that...

    whackit, your first draft of the guide says that it is OK to hack the original drive since you know your backup is good. I humbly idagree with this- I think peoiple should always save their ORIGINAL...
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    juppers- will this work on an HR10-250, to make...

    juppers- will this work on an HR10-250, to make it respond to the Sony RM-Y809?
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    bigDvette- how exactly would you propose one go...

    bigDvette- how exactly would you propose one go about getting bash over serial without modifying the drive first?

    I don't believe this has ever been possible on a directivo box, including the very...
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    Sticky: assuming you have the two drives on different...

    assuming you have the two drives on different buses (you do), assuming you are running them with DMA, and assuming ATA 100 speeds, it will take betwen 250-350 minutes.

    Mine took 378 the firsttime...
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    Sticky: Yes, the records in and records out are supposed...

    Yes, the records in and records out are supposed to be the same. Will one block matter? I don't know. Just to be safe, hack your backup, never your original.



    No, dd is an exact...
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    Sticky: LBA48 and MFStools 2.0

    Yes, there are differnet versions of the disc, and you want the one with LBA48 support. This is the one I used:
    LBA48 (large disk) MFSTools image

    Here is a page that explains the differences:
    ...
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    Sticky: First of all, if you do not see rc.sysinit in...

    First of all, if you do not see rc.sysinit in your /etc/rc.d folder, the most common reason for this is becasue you accidentally went to the rc.d folder on your MFStools CD.

    Try this: (assuming...
  21. jusr run the script- it will tell you

    jusr run the script- it will tell you
  22. The bigger problem is that you can't simply...

    The bigger problem is that you can't simply re-install xPlusZ, since the "c2" in the tivoverr variable fails xPlusZ's setup script.

    You can hack the setup script to ignore the sw version and...
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    sorry to answer your question with another...

    sorry to answer your question with another question, but how did you manage to swapp tuners on the motherboard? I have a bad tuner I suspect I could replace- but how is it removed?
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    this works on the HR10-250's

    FYI, thhis hack also will let you change the HR10-250 over to use the Sony remote.
    see http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26766
  25. great script!

    great script, took care of everything.

    but somehow, my xPlusZ was wiped out. Is there a simple way to add automatically running TIVOTITLE and NOPHONE back in?
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    yes, I am using NOPHONE... but I thought the...

    yes, I am using NOPHONE... but I thought the slice files came from the satellite, not from the phone line.

    Is the phone line required to get the slice files?
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    why isn't my SAT-t60 downloading c2?

    My Sont SAT-T60 is still at version 3.1.0-01-1-011 according to the system information screen. When I check SWSoftware in MFS, it does not list the c3 upgrade slices as being there, nor does...
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    Poll: verifiability of donations to EFF

    I donated $100 directly to the EFF yesterday, and forwarded the donation ID number they sent me via email. Does anyone know how rc3105, or HDTeAm, would go about verifying the amount based on the...
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    Poll: another $100 donation

    I also am donating $100 directly to the EFF via their secure website, and will be forwarding proof of this donation to rc3105 or whoever from HDTeAM would like to verify it.

    (Since we've...
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    Poll: With literally hundreds if not thousands of /....

    With literally hundreds if not thousands of /. readers hitting this thread, I can guarantee you that many of them are willing to donate to the EFF for this cause if they were given an easier way to...
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    Poll: is the donation link available yet?

    is the donation link available yet?
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    Poll: I predict that the EFF is about to get a huge...

    I predict that the EFF is about to get a huge amount of donations, far exceeding the $1000 that HDT would like. One question for HDT: when you reach the desired level of donations, would the hack be...
  33. article continued

    <article continued from previous post>
    What the MPAA and the NFL overlook is that every TiVo box includes analog video outputs that can't enforce copy controls. These allow these devices to work...
  34. unbelieveable article about Tivo in washington post

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29428-2004Jul31.html


    registration may be required, so here is the text:

    TiVo vs. the Broadcast Flag Wavers

    By Rob Pegoraro
    The Washington...
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    Hacking HDTV Tivo forum (HR10-250)

    now that we are starting to receive our HDTV Directivo's, is there any way we could have a forum section dedicated to hacking the HR10-250's?
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    Re: HD-DirecTivo

    your use of control-H there cracked me up.

    Word is that the software version on these uses the same basic checkign as on series 2, since they are essentially hardware revision 2.x with software...
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    ...but that would...

    <illegal references removed>

    ...but that would be illegal.
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    yes

    yes, velcro is included... but wouldn't she notice that?
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    Actually, they thought of that too. When you...

    Actually, they thought of that too.

    When you are searching for your keys, or remote control, or whatever, you take the finder off of the bottom part. (This bottom part is a big magnet so I have...
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    Great $49 accessory for your Tivo

    This is slightly OT, but may help some of you who often misplace your Tivo remotesL

    My parents got me one of these for Christmas:
    ...
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    suspicion

    I suspect I have the answer to your question:

    You may be temporarily losing your locals because of <ahem... ahem> an issue involving your fuse byte on your card.

    If you get the network channels...
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    If your unit has nopt called in in a long time,...

    If your unit has nopt called in in a long time, you may also want to make sure the you must call in nag is again present before it does so this time. It may raise some alarm bells if it thinks it is...
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    OK, (deep breath): I think you are...

    OK, (deep breath):

    I think you are misunderstanding how this program works. So I am going to try to explain it in a different way. The way this program works is that you type in certain commands....
  44. Thread: DTIVO on fire

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    this may not help, hell, it may even be an urban...

    this may not help, hell, it may even be an urban legend, but there are messages on "other" forums that suggest that the two prong sony AC adapter, which is supposedly universally standard, is...
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    Confirmed, with a catch: Joe **usually*** creates...

    Confirmed, with a catch: Joe **usually*** creates a backup with a tilde ("~") appended to it, but you really should not get in the habit of relying on joe's tilde backup, because if you are using joe...
  46. wow, a Pioneer 105 for $169? That is smokin' ! ...

    wow, a Pioneer 105 for $169? That is smokin' !

    <must...resist.... temptation!>
  47. link to drive

    since I have not heard from any mods about not posting this...

    click here to buy the drive

    and...

    it's not easy to figure out how to actually apply the code (it's kind of difficult- look...
  48. from the techbargains review...

    Sony DRU-500A DVD Writer

    Apple Computer called the early Pioneer DVD-Writer a "Superdrive". This is truly a universal DVD±RW Drive Super drive. This model burns 4.7 GB DVD-R's at 4x and DVD+R's at...
  49. $319 Sony DVD burner (both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW)

    just stumbled across this deal:

    Computers4sure is selling the Sony DRU-500 drive, which burns DVD-R's at 4X, DVD-RW's, DVD+RW's, and DVD+R's (now with new firmware to do the +RW at 4X!) for $339...
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    on the sony t60, if you are in ff2, and you hit...

    on the sony t60, if you are in ff2, and you hit the left arrow it will go to ff1 not play..

    I guess this means that the sony is not like the standalones.

    However, if you are in ff1, ff2, or...
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    unbelieveable!

    whoa, way to go superzap!! This is unbelievable!

    noppv or TivoTitle.tcl on demand, executed from the remote control whenever I want it? whoo hoo!!!
  52. OT: Sony unveils combo DVD-R/RW and DVD+R drive

    Sony's new DRU-500A Dual RW DVD/CD Internal Drive is now available at CDW.

    This drive does BOTH DVD-R and DVD-RW, as well as both DVD+R and DVD+RW.

    In addition, it also burns CD's at 24X.

    As...
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    Also, the APC 350VA UPS's are available at...

    Also, the APC 350VA UPS's are available at Circuit City retail stores for $17.98.

    These have six outlets on them.

    Here's how to get the $17.98 price:

    Officemax is advertising these in the...
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    Poll: oh yeah, and with regards to the Tivo case on vs....

    oh yeah, and with regards to the Tivo case on vs. Tivo case off debate:

    If you leave your case off you'll notice that it gives off a huge amount of RF and even IR interference. (set an FM radio...
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    Poll: My hypothesis is that there are at least 3...

    My hypothesis is that there are at least 3 contributing factors to the failure rate of the Maxtor 5400's in our Tivo's:

    1. The number one cause, in my opinion, is forgetting to hook the fan back...
  56. Thread: P4 required?

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    IMNSHO, It does not make sense to worry about...

    IMNSHO, It does not make sense to worry about things like this yet.

    In time,we'll all have P4's, and in time we'll also all have 3.1 or higher.
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    Well I keep trying to attach it, but it is not...

    Well I keep trying to attach it, but it is not working.

    Here's a thread with the old selectlocals though:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9401&highlight=selectlocals
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    do not use this file on any version besides 2.5.2

    do not use this file on any version besides 2.5.2
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    Re: Selectlocals and mvchannels for 2.5.2

    Thanks Juppers!


    Please note, everyone: As Juppers warned, you cannot use this new 2.5.2 version on 2.5.x .... if you do, you will end up with chronic "To Be Announced" syndrome. This means that...
  60. Thread: HowTos Only

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    Sticky: locals help & "To Be Announced"

    If you are reading this entire HOWTO sticky thread because you are new to this hobby, first of all, CONGRATULATIONS and Thanks for taking the time to read,read,read before asking.

    One of the most...
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    This isn't supposed to work, and maybe its just...

    This isn't supposed to work, and maybe its just superstition, but try putting your two lines on outputs 1 and 4 on the Terk. (assumign its a 3x4)

    Also, not to take the conversation offtopic, but...
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    the sky is not falling.

    the sky is not falling.
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    ANSI colors in telnet windows

    Does anyone remember exactly which colors of text mean which when you telnet to the Tivo?

    (This only applies if you have ANSI enabled on the TiVo and on your client btw)

    Is there a cheat sheet...
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    have you tried replacing rc.sysinit with a very...

    have you tried replacing rc.sysinit with a very simple one that simply gives you bash, and does not start myworld?
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    ...

    ...
  66. oh, sorry about that, blame the Internet on my...

    oh, sorry about that, blame the Internet on my over-reliance on acronyms.

    one of the trusisms of Engineering is

    "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It"

    p.s.- you shouldn't want 2.5.2 until such a...
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    I am not going to elaborate on this (except maybe...

    I am not going to elaborate on this (except maybe to you AlphaWolf, and then only via PM), but I have found that you can drastically slash some of the sleep periods at the end of AW's rc.sysinit and...
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    Pioneer DVR-104 for around $250 [slightly OT]

    [Slightly OT]

    The prices on these Pioneer DVD burners seems to be plumetting!

    $251 inlcuding one free DVD-R disc

    same drive, different placs- $251 w/ software

    $250 from AVLogic.com
  69. IIABDFI.

    IIABDFI.
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    Alphawolf, The biggest problem I run into with...

    Alphawolf,

    The biggest problem I run into with this script is that the Tivo will freeze if Interstitials are not disabled at boot.

    The Complete Codes Thread at tivo underground says:


    ...
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    Has anyone ever considered using some of the...

    Has anyone ever considered using some of the unused wires of the serial cable already run to send the signal to reset the emu? IIRC we only use either 2 or 4 wires currently.
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    Tweaking that rc.sysinit to aqueez every second out

    I've been trying to find every little thing I can to make my rc.sysinit run faster and for a live picture to come up following the backddor enables, the interstitials, and the 30 sec skip. I love...
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    TCL programming

    Let's use this thread to discuss TCL programming and to post sample code.

    If you know how to code in C, but aren't familiar with TCL, you probably know more than you think.

    Here's a free...
  74. are you saying you add the "kill ppp" statement...

    are you saying you add the "kill ppp" statement into TClient-lib.iclt , or are you sayign you add the kill ppp into the process "Make Test Call" and the process "Force Daily Call ?

    or, perhaps my...
  75. Is there a different call for "Test Call" and "Daily Call"?

    We all know that when you force a daily call TClient-lib.itc is called, and depending on what add-ons you've made this could also initiate the scripts fixsub, noppv, nullLogs, TivoTitle, etc.

    But...
  76. Thread: HowTos Only

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    Sticky: quick and easy guide to bash

    Click this link for a well written guide to bash

    Or here ofr a quick cheat sheet with DOS equivalents

    Finally, here is a somewhat-relevant guide for configuring BASH
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    AW

    But just for clarification, in this 2.5 enhanced lite version, if one wanted to add noppv.tcl and TivoTitle.tcl for daily execution, the best way to do so would be to call them in fixsub, correct?
    ...
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    I'm actually very surprised this has not been a...

    I'm actually very surprised this has not been a hot idea!

    <bump>
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    It's working fine on my T60 thanks for your...

    It's working fine on my T60

    thanks for your contributions!

    p.s.- I don't see IVACchk.sh or noppv.tcl in ps aux ... do you not like those?
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    how could I go about adding APPEND_FSID as an...

    how could I go about adding APPEND_FSID as an option?

    Also, I have been trying to figure out a way to chop off the first three words of a EPISODE_TITLE.

    I've tried exporting it, moving it to...
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    I know its pathetic to answer your own question,...

    I know its pathetic to answer your own question, but I thoughtout one way to do this... by making TivoTitle part of the daily call procedure.

    That way, when you want to update titles, you just...
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    Tivo support now verifies that ALL units,...

    Tivo support now verifies that ALL units, including DTIvo's, will be at version 3 by the end of summer.
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    On a related note, if you are sick of coming home...

    On a related note, if you are sick of coming home to see IVAC and realizing you didn't record the progams you thought you did, you should take a look at This awesome script from superzap
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    With regards to TivoTitle, I meant running it...

    With regards to TivoTitle, I meant running it occaisionally solely to do the default action of changing titles without colon into titles with colon and first part of description... In other words,...
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    Executing Scripts via the Tivo Remote

    I was thinking about TivoTitle.tcl and came up with what may be a silly question:

    Would it be possible to selectively execute certain scripts via the Tivo remote?

    For example:

    Woud it be...
  86. Thread: tv.ini

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    If you haven't figured out the solution to this...

    If you haven't figured out the solution to this yet, I'll go ahead an post one possible solution:

    I ran into this problem over the weekend, and the answer was simply that I was using an OLDER...
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    does anyone still use this script? Here's a...

    does anyone still use this script?

    Here's a very interesting question (maybe it even deserves its own thread):

    Is there a way to run TivoTitle.tcl manually, via the Tivo remote?????

    I was...
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    Superzap... you are THE MAN! After playing...

    Superzap... you are THE MAN!

    After playing with this a few days, I have to say this is the coolest new script I've put on my Tivo in weeks!

    I especially like to have it say (via OSD)...
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    ah ha, I forgot that part of the 2.5extreme...

    ah ha, I forgot that part of the 2.5extreme upgrade directions include rm -rf /var/hack
    (I had upgraded my 2.5 last night)


    Thanks again...
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    thanks!

    wow! thanks superzap..

    One last thing... for some reason when I changed to this new one, my t60, if it IVACs the second time, will continue to reboot over and over.

    (Preiviously if it didn't...
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    serial files

    1. You want Teraterm, not Hyperterminal.
    2. Sending files via a serial port is usually done using a protocol such as ZModem.
    3. If you are in Teraterm, you can just cd to the proper directory and...
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    OSD WARNING

    Would it be possible to have the script detect the IVAC, and put onto the TV screen something like:

    "IVAC detected, system will reboot in approx. 5 minutes"

    then....

    after 300 seconds or so,...
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    Did you "do anything" to protect your Tivo from...

    Did you "do anything" to protect your Tivo from the update via software?

    I recently "did something" to protect myself from a dangerous update, and I have noticed that showcases and tivolution are...
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    check your PM

    check your PM
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    Describe your perfect Tivo in this thread

    This thread is to describe the perfect, Directivo setup.

    Here's my dream system:

    Tivo Hardware:
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    Sony SAT-T60 w/ dual 160 drives
    ball bearing fans
    Turbonet
    locked PROM w/...
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    again, welcome aboard, village. Before asking...

    again, welcome aboard, village.

    Before asking these questions, village, you really should Try searching first

    I don't mean that as an attack, but many of these questions have been asked and...
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    Oh yeah, and one more link, I just can't resist:...

    Oh yeah, and one more link, I just can't resist:

    Here's where he says Extreme 2.5 has three fatal bugs in it that his software does not have, and he even mentions bubbaJ by name!
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    Re: CCC FreeTivo Image

    Welcome to our forum, Vilugeideut.


    The FreeTivo files have been posted and shared in the past, and from this thread it's pretty apparent that CCC did not do anything MAJOR of value to the...
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    go fishing...

    And if you feel like fishing with the rest of us...


    Click here for the first fishing hole

    ... and here for the 2nd fishing hole

    here's a 3rd fishing hole...

    another yet another place...
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    3 parts to this answer

    There are really three parts to this answer, and they often get a little jumbled up.

    1. First, "303 mod" is a slang term that refers to a PROM modification to disable the ZKT test comparing CAM ID...
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