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    Sticky: Yes, I too need a 6.3e image for the HR10-250......

    Yes, I too need a 6.3e image for the HR10-250...

    These reboots are killing me!

    Spydertech
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    The Sony remotes and the peanut remotes are NOT...

    The Sony remotes and the peanut remotes are NOT interchangeable. You'll have to replace some files on the Tivo in order to get the Sony remote to work.
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    Broadcom, if I remember correctly... Hey,...

    Broadcom, if I remember correctly...



    Hey, at least with DDB here we may not HAVE to buy the drive directly from Tivo. Why does every corp. feel the need to gouge people on accessory prices? ...
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    Having it GSOD, or even just losing what was...

    Having it GSOD, or even just losing what was recorded would be pretty useless.
    Well, maybe your Tivo won't turn into a doorstop if you unplug it - but a nice 1-24 hour GSOD is still bad... ;)
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    Did you guys also notice that the external SATA...

    Did you guys also notice that the external SATA drive, once installed, can NOT be removed? Oh and the internal drive is still IDE.

    So - you buy an external upgrade, but can't EVER unplug it? I'm...
  6. One possible answer (if the server is secure and...

    One possible answer (if the server is secure and you don't mind it being logged on all the time) is set up auto-login in the registry. If you need to log in to Tivo-to-Go, this probably won't hep...
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    The settings I posted earlier work great for me...

    The settings I posted earlier work great for me (have you tried them?).. And does pretty much what you want. A 1 hour show is compressed to 350-450 megs approximately. I was having the a/v synch...
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    OH - I don't disagree... chances are I have a...

    OH - I don't disagree...
    chances are I have a cable run that is too long. I put in a temp cable from wall to Tivo that is probably 25 feet - and I know the run from the multiswitch to the wall...
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    Get this - I called home about 4:30 - and the...

    Get this - I called home about 4:30 - and the DVR40 was working fine...

    Weird......

    Spydertech
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    Unable to acquire satellite information

    OK - I've searched and read - but nothing seems to be exactly right.

    Maybe someone has seen this before...

    A RCA DVR40 (6.2 hacked using killhdinitrid and tivoapp manually patched - it was...
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    I know I got around the failure code a few months...

    I know I got around the failure code a few months back on a pair of Maxtor drives - Hard Drive Clicking VERY loud.

    I just left the failure code area blank and it allowed me to continue on.

    But...
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    Why wait for them to die??? Go ahead and start...

    Why wait for them to die???

    Go ahead and start the RMA now - while you can still copy the data.

    Now, I'm not postive about this, but Maxtor requires you to have a failure code (I'm not sure...
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    Oops.. I misunderstood the post - after a...

    Oops.. I misunderstood the post - after a re-read, I understand...

    As you have already heard - the answer is yes. If the addin is properly installed - and you have the .xml profiles loaded in...
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    You need to read through the DivX Encoder add-on...

    You need to read through the DivX Encoder add-on web page in order to use these profiles with mencoder (you can find the link in several signatures - or the first post of this thread) - ETivo does...
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    OK - I just tried the standard divx_archive...

    OK - I just tried the standard divx_archive settings - no luck...

    It craps out during the first encoding pass with:


    -->Too many audio packets in the buffer: (4096 in 8273920 bytes).
    ...
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    Yes - I have etivo working properly pretty much....

    Yes - I have etivo working properly pretty much.

    I still have A/V synch issues using the standard DivX xml, but Waruwaru's divx seems to work OK (still working on the right size to quality...
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    OK - it seems all is well... except the loss of...

    OK - it seems all is well... except the loss of several seasons of shows.. Some I haven't watched yet...

    While reloading a new drive (the old is sitting here, waiting to see if I can pull some of...
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    Man o man - Thanks!!! I thought I had the...

    Man o man - Thanks!!!

    I thought I had the newest version of things installed...
    Somewhere around 1am, I must have gotten a little confused :o

    Time to cleanup my Tivo files - I've been...
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    Not to change the subject or anything - but I now...

    Not to change the subject or anything - but I now have an issue.
    OK - my Tivo died during a power outage yesterday - so I spent last night reloading it.

    The issue I have is that when I go into...
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    Well - back to the drawing board... A power...

    Well - back to the drawing board...
    A power failure yesterday during a storm killed my Family room Tivo...
    It won't complete a boot up anymore (hangs at Wait a few more minutes)..

    In watching...
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    OK - here's a strange one... I finally moved...

    OK - here's a strange one...

    I finally moved everything to a web server - installed ETivoweb and configured everything to use Waruwaru's 2 pass DivX setup (as I want PC Archival quality - not...
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    Nuke, Hmm - wouldn't that be theft???? And...

    Nuke,

    Hmm - wouldn't that be theft????

    And isn't "theft of service" a MAJOR "NO-NO" here at DDB?

    My explanation stands. What you do with the information is your problem.

    You buy with the...
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    You need to call DirecTV.... If you ordered...

    You need to call DirecTV....
    If you ordered through the web - got charged- and didn't g et the movie - they need to fix the problem.

    As for the card - if the Tivo never calls DirecTV, it can't...
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    Exactly..... Do as Alphawolf suggested - and...

    Exactly.....

    Do as Alphawolf suggested - and let the Tivo call DirecTV...

    If you don't, you will end up with your card being full of PPV charges and no TV. Then, when you let it call in, you...
  25. Dang - I didn't realize they had dropped so much...

    Dang - I didn't realize they had dropped so much in value!!!!

    Guess I should have researched that little bit before speaking, huh? :p

    I'm moving soon - and I plan on re-upping with DirecTV,...
  26. Depends - I know one company that will repair the...

    Depends - I know one company that will repair the thing for 100 flat rate...

    But if you can replace it for $50 or less - buy a new one....

    Buying a new one is $100 or more - less a rebate that...
  27. Passing a SMART simple test doesn't mean the hard...

    Passing a SMART simple test doesn't mean the hard drive is good - just that it passed those test.

    Use the proper tools and run the extensive tests (to use Maxtor's terminalogy). It is...
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    Now how about that attitude? You missed JJBliss'...

    Now how about that attitude? You missed JJBliss' very fine answer to your question. That or you chose not to respond.. :(

    Then you skip by another 6 hours of posts to find one to complain...
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    Correct. The flaw is in the soldering on the...

    Correct. The flaw is in the soldering on the power supply on Xboxes 1.0 and 1.1. The new power cable is nothing but a cable with a circuit breaker. The solder can still short out your Xbox and...
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    Glad you found the problem... I'm also glad...

    Glad you found the problem...

    I'm also glad that you posted the fix for it... Too often people have a problem and forget to post back once they get it fixed...

    Spydertech
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    desplaines - you are partially correct... The...

    desplaines - you are partially correct... The software on the drives is matched to the hardware (motherboard), but it should still boot up. The initial screen you get is an Error #51, Hardware. ...
  32. So, what your saying is "Learn Linux first, hack...

    So, what your saying is "Learn Linux first, hack Tivo next."


    2 many people looking for a "quick fix"...........


    Sad but true.
  33. The 62small.mfs image is a complete VIRGIN image....

    The 62small.mfs image is a complete VIRGIN image. It will work on the SDDVR40 just fine. Remember though - it is unhacked. If you want hacks you will still need a killhdinitrid kernel for it.
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    May not be the answer, but have you tried using...

    May not be the answer, but have you tried using an ISO manipulation program (i.e. UltraISO, WinISO, or the like) to open the ISO and add the files?

    It works great for UBCD4Win boot CD's. I use it...
  35. It isn't your Tivo..... I've heard of it from...

    It isn't your Tivo.....

    I've heard of it from different sources (even the whole picture being shifted up some last Fri) - it is apparently a UPN issue....

    Spyder
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    LOL - look at the original posting date of this...

    LOL - look at the original posting date of this supposed evolutionX 2.0...

    Feb 20, 2003..... :eek:

    ROTFLMAO

    methinks somebody is confused......

    Spydertech
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    The thread pointed to by Hi8 mentions this other...

    The thread pointed to by Hi8 mentions this other location....

    This other post describes the cause and resolution....

    Here is the post:...
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    Oh my - you're actually going to re-hash this...

    Oh my - you're actually going to re-hash this ancient thread?

    Oh well - I guess I just added to the problem :)
  39. depends on your Tivo software. It's either 4 or 7

    depends on your Tivo software.
    It's either 4 or 7
  40. OK - the Tivo scrambles the recording - the kmem...

    OK - the Tivo scrambles the recording - the kmem line records things unscrambled - but in SA Tivo version 4.0 and 4.01 the Tivoapp will only allow you to watch the scrambled recordings - not the...
  41. Go in and edit the rc.sysinit.author and comment...

    Go in and edit the rc.sysinit.author and comment out the kmem line

    Either that or find the bash command to properly set the tivoapp to allow you to watch the unscrambled recordings you have.
    ...
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    Is dave sending down the info in a blanket move,...

    Is dave sending down the info in a blanket move, or do we need to call in?
  43. What brand is the hard drive? At this point I...

    What brand is the hard drive?

    At this point I would get the Manufacturer's boot disk and test the drive..
    Doing a low-level format if needed.

    Sounds like what Sleeper said - the drive is...
  44. Order through the web - if you use your remote -...

    Order through the web - if you use your remote - your access card will fill up and lock you out until it makes a call to DirecTV - at that point you will be billed for EVERY PPV Event on your card. ...
  45. If you have any current recordings - commenting...

    You could just coment out (# at begining of line) the kmem in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author

    I would search on Nutkase and 4.0 and printf though, you may change your mind about extraction...
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    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t...

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28921

    read up Sleeper's Tivoscripts - it works for 4.01 on a SA - but you'll need to edit some things afterwards - it's all in the thread.
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    The first download I did was corrupt according to...

    The first download I did was corrupt according to winrar.

    I downloaded again a day or so later, and it works fine..

    Just reporting what happened to me.

    Spydertech
  48. Ummm Just burn the ISO. Don't specify bootable...

    Ummm
    Just burn the ISO. Don't specify bootable or anything else - everything Nero needs to burn it correctly is in the ISO.

    Sounds like your burning caused an issue.
  49. Just to explain some things - the hackinit did...

    Just to explain some things - the hackinit did NOT become the rc.sysinit.author, quite the opposite. The rc.sysinit.author was changed into the hackinit file for the kernel swap method that was used...
  50. Raymond - were the videos recorded BEFORE the...

    Raymond - were the videos recorded BEFORE the unit had any hacking done to it?

    If they were - you will NOT get them to play using Sleepers script and the 401patch.sh. The problem is that they...
  51. Thread: Need Help

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    Glad to help... But you can see why there was...

    Glad to help...

    But you can see why there was so much confusion in the thread...
  52. Thread: Need Help

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    Anyone else reading this the same way I am? It...

    Anyone else reading this the same way I am?

    It looks to me like he has the "Hide known file extensions" turned on in Folder Options.

    He unzips the the .zip file and sees SonyT60_252Xtreme and a...
  53. You know Sleeper, someone once suggested that you...

    You know Sleeper, someone once suggested that you include a little quiz in the script - If you can't pass the quiz - you can't use the script! Oh - and have the quiz use, say, ten questions randomly...
  54. Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Expanding hard drive don't work.

    I know he did - and I've used the script many more times than you have - all with a nice restored image on a 40Gb drive I use as an "Interim" drive...

    Try it, you might like the results.

    Do...
  55. You know, you may be right - it isn't...

    You know, you may be right - it isn't specifically explained.

    But it should be understood.

    You would use the prom script for a PROM hacked machine, and the monte script to Monte Hack your...
  56. Re: Cant get past Welcome Powering up.

    Have you had your PROM replaced on your motherboard?

    If not - try just using the Monte method.

    All of this is covered on the first page...
  57. Re: Re: Re: Expanding hard drive don't work.

    Again - you're not thinking this through...

    Sleeper's script checks at the restore phase to see if you are restoring back to the same drive - it then drops the x in -xzpi and gives you the option...
  58. Re: Expanding hard drive don't work.

    OK - I'm assuming you tried this:


    mfsadd -x /dev/hdc


    If so - I would try using the original drive to begin the hack using Sleeper scripts - replacing the drive with the laptop drive...
  59. Series 2 TCD140060 has the same old setup as the...

    Series 2 TCD140060 has the same old setup as the Series 1 units - but it is different (it is a Series 2).

    I was shocked the day I opened one up and it looked just like the old Series 1 units!
    ...
  60. I just clicked on the search button, typed edit...

    I just clicked on the search button, typed edit rc.sysinit.author in the search feild and hit the Enter button (did not specify what forum) and got this thread:...
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    Sticky: Here is a bittorrent FAQ: ...

    Here is a bittorrent FAQ:

    http://www.dessent.net/btfaq/
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    Sticky: Guys (and gals). Head on over to suprnova.org...

    Guys (and gals).
    Head on over to suprnova.org and search for
    hdvr2
    s2-40

    You might be surprised what you see....
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    No problem - I have a couple of spare D-Link...

    No problem - I have a couple of spare D-Link cards lying around....

    It was just an FYI....

    What you are doing is to be commended....

    Any help I can give, I will..
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    I test booted the cd - Nice job by the way - I...

    I test booted the cd - Nice job by the way - I can hardly wait for the finished version!!

    Everything worked as expected - except that it found the onboard ethernet - broadcast for an IP (I am...
  65. Re: Version Image....

    A DTivo will not update to version 4.x over the phone.
    Version 4.x is only for the Stand Alone units at this time.....
  66. The guide on the Series 2 units IS very slow,...

    The guide on the Series 2 units IS very slow, period....

    Hacked or not - the guide is slow. I've used Sleeper's script on a 160Gb Seagate on a HDVR2, and have recorded tons of kids shows - the...
  67. Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3.1b upgrade with Monte!?

    I know this has been posted - heck I know I've posted it somewhere before :)

    If you want this to work easily - you are going to need an "Interim Tivo Drive" - call it "Tivo I" or whatever...
    ...
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    Actually, Dave has a point. RID units are for...

    Actually, Dave has a point. RID units are for sell now. As the well dries up on the non-RID units, DirecTV will probably stop activating non-RID units.

    The argument that they HAVE to remain...
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    Well, I'll de da****! That's exactly what I did...

    Well, I'll de da****!
    That's exactly what I did (without even knowing it), I copied the vi link - and everything works great!

    Thanks, and adding the command to create the link should help a bunch...
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    crontab is looking for vi in the /usr/bin...

    crontab is looking for vi in the /usr/bin directory - just having /busybox in the path DOES NOT fix that....

    here is the error you get when vi is NOT in /usr/bin



    I created the directory...
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    All I did was make a directory under /usr called...

    All I did was make a directory under /usr called /bin.
    Then copied the file vi from /busybox to /usr/bin

    Then I changed the permissions on /usr/bin/vi to 755.

    But I already had /busybox on my...
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    sangleweb - that changes things a bit (for the...

    sangleweb - that changes things a bit (for the better actually)

    You can ignore the busybox stuff - it's an issue I ran into using Sleeper's ISO - that's all.

    But - you still need to have those...
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    Just to reitirate a couple of points. If you...

    Just to reitirate a couple of points.

    If you used Sleeper's ISO (more specifically - if you installed Busybox on your Tivo - and put it in the path) you can't just copy four files and run crontab...
  74. The 28% during Guided setup is a known issue with...

    The 28% during Guided setup is a known issue with DirecTV.

    The fix is to unplug the sat feeds right before that test - then allow it to error out, Hit Select to get your options, choose the "I'll...
  75. It wasn't meant to offend, just to inform. My...

    It wasn't meant to offend, just to inform.
    My post was a lot nicer than David's would've been ;)

    Back to the problem - as Sleeper has stated - the output from the serial during boot would give...
  76. Re: weird one

    Number one - All Tivo owners should be using P4 cards by now, so the HU modification is considered signal theft and NOT ALLOWED ON THIS BOARD.......

    Modding the DirecTv portion of the Tivo can...
  77. Re: cron?

    No - it isn't cron.

    It's a "while true do" script that runs the fixsub31.tcl, then a sleep command for a set number of seconds, then loops back to do it all over again. The script is constantly...
  78. If you used Sleeper's script to hack your tivo -...

    If you used Sleeper's script to hack your tivo - it's already taken care of.

    The rc.sysinit.author runs a timed script called callfixsub.sh that runs the fixsub31.tcl in a loop for you.
  79. Yes

    Yes
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    Before you worry, just check the drive with the...

    Before you worry, just check the drive with the mfstools boot cd.

    Let it boot and then use SHIFT-PAGE UP to go back up and see what the drive is reported as.

    MaxBlast III boot disk can also...
  81. Dang! I'm looking forward to those enhancements!...

    Dang!
    I'm looking forward to those enhancements!

    Thanks again Sleeper for all the work you've been doing!

    Spydertech
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    Cool - and I'll run MaxBlast III to see what it...

    Cool - and I'll run MaxBlast III to see what it says.

    The only reason I asked is I was thinking about drives other than Maxtor.

    Maxtor provides some excellent tools - while other manufacturers...
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    I just booted a Maxtor 4G160J8 160gig hard drive...

    I just booted a Maxtor 4G160J8 160gig hard drive using the mfstools2 CD and it reported the drive as:
    hdc: 268435455 sectors (137439 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=266305/16/63

    So, from that I gather...
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    Since the mfstools boot cd will only recognize...

    Since the mfstools boot cd will only recognize 137 gigs of any drive, is using the software to reset the drive's bios to 137 really needed?

    I've read where using a large drive aware kernel will...
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    cause your typing it wrong - it's umount not...

    cause your typing it wrong -
    it's umount
    not unmount
  86. the FAT32 drive is to hold the kernel image,...

    the FAT32 drive is to hold the kernel image, backup, and set the variables for the scripts.
    The script creates a tivo directory on the drive - so you can use an existing drive (just be sure you have...
  87. . Delete stupid post.....

    .

    Delete stupid post.....
  88. Um, yes..... Although there has been cases...

    Um, yes.....

    Although there has been cases made for a SA unit to run fixsub.

    Spydertech
  89. fixsub = Fix Subscription (sets the phone call to...

    fixsub = Fix Subscription (sets the phone call to Successful)

    sort = Allows you to change the sorting style in Now Showing.
    Go to Now Showing and read the black and white message at...
  90. Ok, does this make any sense??? HDVR2 -...

    Ok, does this make any sense???

    HDVR2 - running 3.1.1b - can't acquire sat info. Signal strength is excellent on all but a few transponders (same readings as a HDVR2 that works fine).

    Now -...
  91. he244 - If you are doing the changes while the...

    he244 - If you are doing the changes while the drive is in the Tivo, you need to change the drive to read-write.

    this command will change it to read-write:
    mount -o remount,rw /

    make your...
  92. I don't know if this will help you or not - But...

    I don't know if this will help you or not - But here's how I got 4.0.1 to work for recordings - I used the original 4.0.1 that was on the drive - used Sleeper's ISO to monte it, when it was finished...
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    Just a note to those wanting to use vixie cron....

    Just a note to those wanting to use vixie cron.
    If you you used Sleeper's monte - You can't just load the crontab.

    You will have to make changes to the path statement in rc.sysinit.author or...
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    Well, for starters you have the lines in the...

    Well, for starters you have the lines in the hackinit calling a file named fixsub31.tcl, but you say you have a file called 31fixsub.tcl in the /var/hack directory - obviously this will never work......
  95. The hacks are placed in a file called...

    The hacks are placed in a file called rc.sysinit.author
    This file is located in /etc/rc.d
  96. What I meant was - when you apply the monte hack...

    What I meant was - when you apply the monte hack - treat the unit as a Stand Alone and answer the questions as such....

    The problem is that you replaced the SA network drivers with the ones for...
  97. If you are installing the Stand Alone OS - treat...

    If you are installing the Stand Alone OS - treat the unit like a Stand Alone and DO NOT install the network drivers (they are already there....)

    Spydertech
  98. I used Sleepers script to test something out last...

    I used Sleepers script to test something out last night.

    I loaded a SA 4.0 on a HDVR2 original drive - had to run clear and delete.... no problems.

    I then used the script (1.01) to perform the...
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    A little clarification..... The Series 1 units...

    A little clarification.....
    The Series 1 units will use the previous model DirecTv access card if the software version is 2.5.2 or lower. Version 3.1 and above have been locked to use the newer...
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    OK - now you're reaching to call someone a thief....

    OK - now you're reaching to call someone a thief.

    Who mentioned not subscribing - I think the question was about being locked into a contract....

    A little difference there..........
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    NO. At least you are not supposed to be able...

    NO.

    At least you are not supposed to be able to........
  102. Yes it should. Sorry about that - it has been...

    Yes it should.

    Sorry about that - it has been edited.....
  103. OK. first off you need a callfixsub.tcl file that...

    OK. first off you need a callfixsub.tcl file that will run the fixsub31.tcl with a loop of so many seconds.

    Then edit the line



    To read
    #FixSub31
    echo "Calling FixSub31... " > /dev/ttyS2...
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    It means one of a couple of things: that the...

    It means one of a couple of things:
    that the cable your using is no good
    that you aren't using TeraTerm properly (but it sounds like you are)
    that somewhere along the way you made a mistake

    If...
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    It sounds like your network setup is wrong. ...

    It sounds like your network setup is wrong.

    You connected your Tivo to your cable modem?
    Why - do you want the world to use the Tivo?

    You need to understand home-networking a little before you...
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    The HDVR2 boots fully, correct? If it hangs,...

    The HDVR2 boots fully, correct?

    If it hangs, then you did something wrong.

    If it boots fully - then connect the serial cable,
    start TeraTerm

    Make sure the serial port settings are correct...
  107. First thing's first. The dssapp stuff - ignore...

    First thing's first.

    The dssapp stuff - ignore it - that file is modified solely for the theft of service from DTV. besides - the method you are using won't help - the Tivo will just replace it...
  108. Thread: DTS output

    by Spydertech
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    I don't if this helps anyone, but I have a...

    I don't if this helps anyone, but I have a problem with DD sometimes having no audio.

    It happened twice today on two different HBO stations. One the movie was silent from the beginning - the...
  109. Thread: 2 drives

    by Spydertech
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    It all depends on what you record, and how long...

    It all depends on what you record, and how long you plan to keep it.

    At the current cost of drives - I see no reason to use 80 instead of a 120. The 120 + the original 40 will give approx 140...
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    Didn't I just see you somewhere else? :) ...

    Didn't I just see you somewhere else?

    :)

    I wonder what happened to Cobelli's server.....

    Spydertech
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    weakknees is carrying the Parlex cable. Just...

    weakknees is carrying the Parlex cable.

    Just an FYI

    Spydertech
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    Try to restore without the -s 127 (since you have...

    Try to restore without the -s 127 (since you have no reason to increase the swap file, and the hard drive is 40 gigs - this will make the backup image too large during restore).

    Also - not all 40...
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    Um......no. Normally this would be the setup:...

    Um......no.

    Normally this would be the setup:

    the broadcast address would be
    192.168.1.255

    The netmask is
    255.255.255.0
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    Try adding xPlusz to the Tivo - Or if you're...

    Try adding xPlusz to the Tivo -
    Or if you're feeling lucky - try using the xUpgrade to upgrade it to 3.1 (gives you the 3.1 software with some hacks and the xPlusz already installed).

    Spydertech
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    I'm glad that solved your problem!!!! I saw...

    I'm glad that solved your problem!!!!

    I saw where you posted and no one replied - so I figured "what the heck" and took a shot at it!

    Spydertech
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    This is a shot in the dark - and something I...

    This is a shot in the dark - and something I recently experienced.

    I was upgrading a DTivo - everything went fine, then it got stuck a Welcome screen (I even left it there for over an hour).
    ...
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