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    S3 (CableTV) socketed for sale

    I hope this isn't against forum etiquette, but I wanted to let folks here know I've got a socketed Series-3 unit for sale over on fleaBay:

    Item 130269640024.

    The unit is in great shape, and...
  2. I have an S3, here's how to get the shows: ...

    I have an S3, here's how to get the shows:

    Download as TY using TySuiteJ (not MPG)
    Use bcc's S3toTS to convert the wierd S3 TY format to a usable transport stream format.
    Use VideoReDo or...
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    You could re-do your hard drive with mfstools,...

    You could re-do your hard drive with mfstools, giving yourself a very large swapfile.
    Then use pdisk to carefully siphon off the extra swapspace and re-allocate it to partition 5 (one of the...
  4. Didn't Amazon try this last year with the $100...

    Didn't Amazon try this last year with the $100 XBox360 deal, which ultimately brought their entire site down to a crawl for all visitors, screwed a lot of loyal customers, and never translated into...
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    If you read up previously in the thread, I'm...

    If you read up previously in the thread, I'm pretty sure they're trying to get basic TY playback included with the VLC distro. StealthDave even posted a couple of newer plugins.
  6. AFAIK, the "TMF" format is just a big tar file...

    AFAIK, the "TMF" format is just a big tar file with all the original recording 'chunks' inside, directly pulled off the Tivo's hard drive. You should be able to use 7-zip or other untar utilities to...
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    Use the MFSLive boot CD, it has pretty much all...

    Use the MFSLive boot CD, it has pretty much all the Tivo friendly utilities installed including a working bootpage (and even hexdump, for checking those tivoapp patch locations).

    To see boot...
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    Those Logitech "Harmony" programmable remotes...

    Those Logitech "Harmony" programmable remotes know about Tivo discrete codes. You could set up individual settings for each Tivo on one remote. Disclaimer: The Harmony thingies are nice but tend to...
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    Tivo's own help site describes how to set up...

    Tivo's own help site describes how to set up discrete codes for each Tivo unit.
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    Try dos2unix on it. Sometimes when you FTP...

    Try dos2unix on it. Sometimes when you FTP upload text-based files they get extra ^M end-lines added.

    Also, as in your original post, check for executable status.
    Check your bootpage for the...
  11. I also think one reason for the very explicit...

    I also think one reason for the very explicit non-commercial licenses is to add strength behind eBay (and other) takedown notices for #1 and #2 above.

    IIRC, there have been at least a couple of...
  12. Thread: S02 error..

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    Have you tried a modem dial-out, yet? If it...

    Have you tried a modem dial-out, yet? If it updates over modem, you know you've got some sort of networking problem.

    If modem doesn't work, it may be the hard drive.
  13. The big question is whether your S1 unit is...

    The big question is whether your S1 unit is "hacked" and had encryption disabled for your recordings.

    There's a few ways to handle this.
    If your S1 recordings are non-encrypted just use rc3105's...
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    I think a lot of it in my case is because I have...

    I think a lot of it in my case is because I have the free VMware server (and its Virtual LANs) so I *think* Tivo.NET doesn't like the multi-homed nature of my network interfaces.



    Excellent --...
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    This is silly: Both Tivo.NET and Armoo's pyTivo...

    This is silly: Both Tivo.NET and Armoo's pyTivo rely on the same ffmpeg transcoding to work. Since I cannot seem to keep Tivo.NET running for any length of time, I've been using pyTivo for my...
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    The original post says he had a TCD240 die on...

    The original post says he had a TCD240 die on him, and they sent a replacement TCD540. He then goes on to say his drive was "hacked" and also that his Wife wants her shows off the dead TiVo. ...
  17. It might be network driver problem. Unplug your...

    It might be network driver problem.
    Unplug your USB-Ethernet dongle and see if the machine boots. If that works, but crashes/reboots when you plug in the USB-Ethernet dongle, then you need to make...
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    Yes, the 540 needs a PROM mod (or better yet, a...

    Yes, the 540 needs a PROM mod (or better yet, a socket) to "hack".

    The internal hardware is different enough that the old TCD240's drive/software won't work on the 540.
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    There's a couple of problems in running a more...

    There's a couple of problems in running a more generic linux system on TiVo hardware.

    First is the signed boot kernel, requiring hardware modification. This alone limits the possible audience.
    ...
  20. I wouldn't say misleading, there seems to be very...

    I wouldn't say misleading, there seems to be very very few folks who had your expertise and knowledge of what needed to be done with the S3 recordings.

    Seeing as I was one of the respondents in...
  21. As mentioned, you need a PROM mod to be able to...

    As mentioned, you need a PROM mod to be able to change the boot kernel. But once that's done, everything else is software on the hard drive, and the hard drive is relatively easy to fix/replace if...
  22. Some of those guys are claiming some pretty crazy...

    Some of those guys are claiming some pretty crazy numbers, one fella is saying around 20Mbps or so.

    My own experience with the S3 has thus far never shown more than 4.5mbps with the stock drivers.
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    There's two checks you need to defeat. First,...

    There's two checks you need to defeat.

    First, the PROM's kernel check on boot.
    Second, the initrd stored in the Tivo kernel which checks the root filesystem for "unauthorized" files.
    ...
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    Chances are if you're getting the "Welcome,...

    Chances are if you're getting the "Welcome, Powering Up..." message and nothing else happens your hard drive likely died.

    Luckily, new drives are relatively cheap.
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    I vastly prefer FedEx as well. And they're not...

    I vastly prefer FedEx as well. And they're not usually any cheaper, just better. UPS always leaves my stuff unattended on the front-porch, FedEx makes efforts to hide it on my back porch. UPS...
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    If you have access to the command-line, tivosh...

    If you have access to the command-line, tivosh specifically you can do this:

    RubbishObjectByFsId <number>

    Be cautious with it!
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    Keep in mind the basic idea for the -r 4 option...

    Keep in mind the basic idea for the -r 4 option is to make the chunk sizes larger, which results in fewer "inodes". In your case I'd say at least an -r 3 would be sufficient.

    Since, IIRC, Instant...
  28. This is the VBI (vertical blanking Interval)...

    This is the VBI (vertical blanking Interval) information. In the old days, it would just be black, where no info was transmitted, while the TV's electron beam repositioned itself from the bottom to...
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    The "one-click on the hard drive" makes me a...

    The "one-click on the hard drive" makes me a little nervous. I hope your power supply isn't failing.

    At this point you probably need a serial console output log to see what's wrong.
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    I got the imdb tool to download the photo and...

    I got the imdb tool to download the photo and complete the XML.
    I've got my CoverArtFolder configured for the picture(s).

    But how do I configure where to put the XML file? (The PDF manual says...
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    I think he was saying the 'B' drive used to work,...

    I think he was saying the 'B' drive used to work, but after the new software update the Tivo freaked and divorced the two drives. Luckily it seems to be a built-in feature now. Another slight...
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    What I found to be a better solution was to hack...

    What I found to be a better solution was to hack an Xbox1 with XBMC and use CCXStream to stream video off the TiVo. It also makes a good media station for streaming files off a PC server in the...
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    It's "possible" (as a dumb MRV station) but...

    It's "possible" (as a dumb MRV station) but you'll get an unending stream of nag messages regarding expired service.
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    Sticky: duppa43, yes your Dual-tuner TCD649 needs a PROM...

    duppa43, yes your Dual-tuner TCD649 needs a PROM mod to "hack".

    The boot PROM first checks the hard drive and linux kernel to make sure it is Tivo(tm) "official" and then passes boot control to...
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    Since the standalone software is now going to...

    Since the standalone software is now going to v9.1, would it be a good time to start a new superpatch thread? Perhaps superpatch9all?
  36. Sticky: You mean like this one...

    You mean like this one?
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    You used the 6.2minimal image and then expanded,...

    You used the 6.2minimal image and then expanded, yes? That sounds about right.
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    I'd recommend using eMule instead.

    I'd recommend using eMule instead.
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    Argh! JT1134 told you in the other thread not to...

    Argh! JT1134 told you in the other thread not to sleeper it! Sleeper is way out of date and his stupid CD eventually got him banned on this site.

    The good news is that hard drives (HDD) are easy...
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    First, you should realize that nobody on this...

    First, you should realize that nobody on this site is going to write you a dissertation just for your benefit.

    There are ways to copy the 'chunks' from the Tivo drive, but I'll warr you it isn't...
  41. You "don't know what it means" because you used...

    You "don't know what it means" because you used an easy cheat tool to hack your Tivo instead of learning anything.

    Without too much threadjacking here, your best bet it to enable read-write on...
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    Ack! /tvbin and /tvlib are where Tivo stores its...

    Ack! /tvbin and /tvlib are where Tivo stores its own programs relating to actually running the DVR and user-interface. I think its safe to say this is where all the "closed-source" proprietary...
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    Ah, yes that would make a difference. text2osd...

    Ah, yes that would make a difference. text2osd is Tivo's built-in display utility, and they don't offer many options.

    IIRC out2osd stopped working when Tivo released the v8 system software. A...
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    I could be wrong, but in the crusty depths of my...

    I could be wrong, but in the crusty depths of my memory I thought that the -f 9999 option backed up files with node id's less than "9999" and had nothing to do with the size. If your system has been...
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    Since you've already restored once to the 300GB...

    Since you've already restored once to the 300GB drive and likely taken system software updates, I don't think you can count on all the relevant MFS fileid's being below 9999.
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    I had a similar issue with a new drive and an...

    I had a similar issue with a new drive and an rather large swap partition. I couldn't get the mkswap on MFSLive CD to format 768MB swap in a way which Tivo liked. Produced a somewhat similar issue:...
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    Sweet! I think you have successfully navigated...

    Sweet! I think you have successfully navigated some uncharted waters here.
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    Actually, I just ran into a similar issue myself....

    Actually, I just ran into a similar issue myself. A brand-new virgin image on a new drive. I believe it is more to do with the current date on the PC (MFSLive CD) being over 180-days than the...
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    Here are some of the values I've pulled from the...

    Here are some of the values I've pulled from the out2osd source "config.c":



    // for code to extract this from a running TiVo, see
    //...
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    EDIT: Never mind. I see that the binary over in...

    EDIT: Never mind. I see that the binary over in the file section has already been updated.
  51. Just to step in here, I'll mention a couple of...

    Just to step in here, I'll mention a couple of things off the top of my head:

    1) Uses Java, in other words multi-platform, multi-OS.
    2) Actively maintained, whereas JDiner (TyTool) seems to have...
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    There's some ongoing empirical analysis...

    There's some ongoing empirical analysis (read: guessing and lazy observation) going on over at TCF about this WD 1TB drive. Most replies covering actual experience with the drive seem to be pretty...
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    Huh? Are you asking this again?...

    Huh? Are you asking this again?

    Did you not understand when I suggested to copy the old kernel from the old boot partition?
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    Seems like a lot of kludging to get the Tivo...

    Seems like a lot of kludging to get the Tivo guide data.
    Why not go over to 9thtee.com and see if they've still got those Series-1 wireless Turbonet adapters.
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    First you'd want to go through the Tivo's menus...

    First you'd want to go through the Tivo's menus to pick "Clear and Delete Everything", which will pretty much clear the drive. Then again go through the menus and select "Guided Setup" which will...
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    Perhaps there's a memory leak or possibly bad RAM...

    Perhaps there's a memory leak or possibly bad RAM in your particular Tivo unit. That would suck, but might explain some of the works-then-fails behavior.
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    Although their purpose is similar -- to defeat...

    Although their purpose is similar -- to defeat initrd from deleting any changed files on your tivo root filesystem -- you seem to be confusing the allocation of these two different programs.
    ...
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    The DirecTivo don't have encoders, they just...

    The DirecTivo don't have encoders, they just "dump" the satellite feed onto the hard drive. Your 4080R is never going to be able to "record" cable-TV because the lack of encoder, and quite possibly...
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    I doubt MFSLive has the killinitrd on it. But...

    I doubt MFSLive has the killinitrd on it. But you should be able to find and use it if you can get the CacheCard CD ISO image mounted under MFSLive.

    As for finding the entire drive, you need to...
  60. Thread: HDVR2 kernel

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    I think many folks tend to use the 7.2.2-oth-K1...

    I think many folks tend to use the 7.2.2-oth-K1 kernel (killhdinitrd'ed of course) from the standalone TCD140/TCD240 units. It works with the HDVR2 and other Series-2 models, including the HR10-250...
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    I had a laptop which inexplicably had problems...

    I had a laptop which inexplicably had problems booting some types of linux (usually ISOLinux used in those recovery-type CDs). Your new computer probably has hardware which your old CacheCard linux...
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    If you're going to 'beta test' these kinds of...

    If you're going to 'beta test' these kinds of software hacks, you should look at putting in a stoploop (a.k.a. "hackemr") setup with a new panic code. With the new kickstart (panic) code from your...
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    You probably want to check the other threads, but...

    You probably want to check the other threads, but IMHO, TiVo has done woefully little with the Tivo software in the past few years. System software 6 brings folders, an often requested feature, but...
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    I just downloaded the 7.2.2-oth-K1 kernel from...

    I just downloaded the 7.2.2-oth-K1 kernel from drez's post in that other thread. The MD5 checksum matched fine.

    You might try using dd to install the virgin 7.2.2-oth-K1 kernel. Then run...
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    Open up the Tivo and check the hard drive jumper....

    Open up the Tivo and check the hard drive jumper. It should be set to 'Master'.

    Other than that, perhaps the kernel didn't take. Make sure you're using the killhdinitrd'ed kernel and not the...
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    Generally, without a current subscription a Tivo...

    Generally, without a current subscription a Tivo unit doesn't do much of anything. What you have is considered a Series-1 unit with a PowerPC CPU. Some of the Series-1 (S1) units originally came...
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    Yes, the 7.2 will work with the 6.x DTivo system...

    Yes, the 7.2 will work with the 6.x DTivo system software. Either the 3.1.5 or the 7.2 kernel will work, but IIRC 7.2 has more reliable DHCP for networking. The naming is a bit of a misnomer. ...
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    EDIT: Well I see PlainBill had time to respond...

    EDIT: Well I see PlainBill had time to respond while I was typing all this. :)
    My two cents, anyway



    The biggest problem n00bs have, and I remember being one of them, is learning and knowing...
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    Just because the old slices are gone from your...

    Just because the old slices are gone from your MFS partition, your older 6.2a system should still be installed on the alternate linux partition. With 600 shows you're probably better off with a...
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    Hackman running under TivoWebPlus now has an...

    Hackman running under TivoWebPlus now has an option to manually change the DST timezone for those few weeks of the year you need.
  71. Sticky: JDiner hasn't been around in awhile, IIRC there...

    JDiner hasn't been around in awhile, IIRC there were some personal upheavals in his life.

    I wish the best for Josh, and hope someday he'll think about putting the TyTool code up on sourceforge or...
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    As RonnyThunder says, you might want to check out...

    As RonnyThunder says, you might want to check out the DTV HR10-250 HiDef DirecTivo. The only drawback might be that DTV is sending up new satellites to broadcast with MPEG-4, where the HR10 will...
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    Well, AlphaWOlf is right and pretty succinct in...

    Well, AlphaWOlf is right and pretty succinct in his answer. I guess a lot depends upon how much you are looking to spend, and what you hope to learn/accomplish.

    A series-1 Tivo unit would be too...
  74. "Tivozation" and Vonage-ization of the GPL...

    "Tivozation" and Vonage-ization of the GPL software, i.e. checking that only specific vendor-supplied binaries will run on purchased hardware, is certainly the reason behind all the GPL3 hubub. But...
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    The obnoxious noisy lines at the top is a fairly...

    The obnoxious noisy lines at the top is a fairly common problem, I believe relates to the vertical blanking interval (VBI) on a typical interlaced CRT television screen. These days that area is used...
  76. Glad to hear it worked. This would've been an...

    Glad to hear it worked.

    This would've been an interesting experiment to see whether it was a firmware issue or the Tivo driver issue. Personally, I'd bet on the driver.
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    dd just does a data dump from one device (or...

    dd just does a data dump from one device (or file) to another. (In the old days, you might occasionally also have it do low-level IBM EBCDIC to ASCII translation and such.) So, on your new Tivo...
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    Like in the first few posts. While the Tivo...

    Like in the first few posts. While the Tivo drive is in the PC, you need to run mfsadd to create an MFS partition (er, a "partition pair").
  79. It sounds almost like you are trying to edit the...

    It sounds almost like you are trying to edit the bootfiles on the bootCD instead of the Tivo drive.
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    No. Pretty much, yes. I've read...

    No.



    Pretty much, yes.



    I've read situations where folks have gotten the Multi-Room Viewing option running on Series-2 DirecTivo units, to use as "viewing" stations from a standalone...
  81. Thread: Help!

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    Did you read through the TyTool 9r18 thread...

    Did you read through the TyTool 9r18 thread which addressed a similar issue? Sounds like the "double socket" problem.

    A couple pages in they mention opening the Options Menu to get to the...
  82. A USB thumbdrive and SATA drives will often show...

    A USB thumbdrive and SATA drives will often show up in linux as /dev/sda. Because there are often a number of USB ports on a computer, you never know exactly what device number it will show up...
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    As noted, this is an important issue for anyone...

    As noted, this is an important issue for anyone thinking about updating. For me, I'd personally prefer to have MRV over HME/MovieLoader. Yes, MovieLoader is great, but its lack of transcoding...
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    Hmm, If you're referring to the patch locations...

    Hmm, If you're referring to the patch locations listed above I'm not getting the same results.

    scramble 004e22a0h --> decimal 5120672
    30 sec skip 0046d420h --> decimal 4641824...
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    Xvid should work easily. Looks like something is...

    Xvid should work easily. Looks like something is not working properly with your setup.

    Some suggestions:
    1) Check that your shared video folder matches the configuration file
    2) Windows...
  86. You shouldn't need to go as far as making a...

    You shouldn't need to go as far as making a backup at this point, unless you're afraid of really really screwing up. All you should need at this point is to put the drive in the PC, boot a...
  87. Unfortunately, 'ls' is not included with the...

    Unfortunately, 'ls' is not included with the regular Tivo system software.

    You may neede to take the Tivo apart and pull the harddrive. This depends on if your tivoftpd and/or tivobin.tgz files...
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    The 'beacon' should be set to the broadcast...

    The 'beacon' should be set to the broadcast address for your subnet. That's the one address on your local network which basically says "Hey, everybody!" All Tivo devices on that subnet will...
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    Despite being sold, I think David Butt is still...

    Despite being sold, I think David Butt is still hiding behind the scenes in some admin capacity.
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    I wonder if they'll continue to auto-delete any...

    I wonder if they'll continue to auto-delete any link here to DDB. :)
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    You can ignore the NameMapper/Cheetah error, it...

    You can ignore the NameMapper/Cheetah error, it is not really necessary for PyTivo's functionality.

    I would check that you have a recent enough version to work (see especially Tivo software v8.3...
  92. Hey Soapm, If you're still looking for an easy...

    Hey Soapm,

    If you're still looking for an easy way to get those movies onto the Tivo, I'd still suggest using one of the transcoding programs I mentioned in your other thread. Monkeying with...
  93. Thread: Out of ideas

    by Narf54321
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    Yeah, I've had misgivings about those liquid...

    Yeah, I've had misgivings about those liquid "electrolytic" capacitors in the first place... chinese knockoffs or not. Perhaps you could call me misguided, but I just can't bring myself trust...
  94. No, Hindsale guide is only used for expanding a...

    No, Hindsale guide is only used for expanding a new drive to full recording capacity. Your current drive should be fine.

    It's also possible any "hacks" you've done (such as telnet access) might...
  95. When you re-did your Guided Setup to include the...

    When you re-did your Guided Setup to include the satellite set-top box, it sure sounds like it wiped out your /var paritition. The extra MFS partitions you set up to get your "89-hours" shouldn't...
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    I agree with PTVupgrade, sounds like you should...

    I agree with PTVupgrade, sounds like you should get MFS_FTP running on your Tivos and then set up MovieLoader. You could think of it as Ghetto-MRV, but I have to admit it works pretty well.
  97. The Series-3 units only have a single internal...

    The Series-3 units only have a single internal SATA connection. You can only add a drive via the external E-SATA port.

    You'd be much better off replacing the internal drive with whatever size you...
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    If you want jut basic VCR-like record/playback...

    If you want jut basic VCR-like record/playback you'll probably want an old Philips or other Series-1 old enough to have had the v1.3 system software. Apparently anything which shipped after a...
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    Sorry for being brief. When I post from my Sony...

    Sorry for being brief. When I post from my Sony PSP or Nintendo DS I can't copy-paste anything.

    tivoserver by wswell with a link to its sourceforge page (the most current version will be shown...
  100. Thread: Tivo reboots

    by Narf54321
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    Givin the fact that it gets as far as the...

    Givin the fact that it gets as far as the 'Welcome powering up' message would strongly indicate a harddrive problem.

    I'd suggest trying a kickstart re-install (5 2 I think), and failing that -- a...
  101. Thread: help

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    I don't have a Series-1, and I'm sure most of us...

    I don't have a Series-1, and I'm sure most of us are confused as to how rebuilding a PC would have to do with your Tivo not working. Obviously you have some sort of TurboNet or other card installed...
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    I know what you meant, but I feel the need to...

    I know what you meant, but I feel the need to clarify for anyone else coming across this thread. Just be wary of making broad statements, because not all Series-2 machines are equal especially the...
  103. Interesting. The site appears to be in South...

    Interesting. The site appears to be in South Africa, and the users seem to have something similar to the OzTivo (Australian) stuff for their local guide generation.
  104. It has nothing to do with the firmware (which...

    It has nothing to do with the firmware (which boots the machine). You likely need an image of the v1.3 software to put on the harddrive.

    In a nutshell, to maintain the 'manual record' function...
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    Keep in mind that the issues you're seeing with...

    Keep in mind that the issues you're seeing with wiggy backgrounds, doubled text and other whatnot are the behavior of Tivo's own text2osd utility, and not the caller-ID itself. When watching...
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    You'd probably need to fake the Tivo MRV...

    You'd probably need to fake the Tivo MRV (Multi-Room Viewing) protocol on the XBOX to send anything. Plus the Tivo is very picky about the video format, so you'd need to encode all outgoing video as...
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    With a TCD240 your best bet is to use a special...

    With a TCD240 your best bet is to use a special killhdinitrd'ed kernel, and use dd to load it into your Tivo's boot partition (either hda3 or hda6). You'll need a Tivo-friendly linux PC system...
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    You don't have a landline phone to hook Tivo up...

    You don't have a landline phone to hook Tivo up to?

    You could try connecting the Tivo to your laptop via ethernet cable, and then bridge the laptop's ethernet and Wi-Fi connections (maybe...
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    Yeah, I also thought of "canary" as an deadly...

    Yeah, I also thought of "canary" as an deadly error alert triggered within the Tivo software, similar to the little birds the miners used to take with them down into the deep.

    I don't think I've...
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    I'm fairly certain for the super-large capacity...

    I'm fairly certain for the super-large capacity drives these days you need the 80-wire IDE cables. As capt. video mentioned, 80-wire IDE cables tend to wear out pretty fast if you keep changing...
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    Yes, I'm pretty sure 51killer will still work for...

    Yes, I'm pretty sure 51killer will still work for the (Series-2) HR10-250.
    Error 51 is typical when changing or swapping hard drives.

    Otherwise, Clear and Delete Everything (from the setup menus)...
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    Sticky: Assuming (ahem) that its the correct image... ...

    Assuming (ahem) that its the correct image...

    1) Can you mount partition 4,7, and/or 9 on your PC (via the linux boot CD system)?

    2) Use pdisk and bootpage to check the drive partition layout...
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    Sticky: Are you sure that's an HR10 image? Looks like it...

    Are you sure that's an HR10 image? Looks like it might be an S3 or S3_lite image.
  114. Sticky: Or, you can telnet into port 3105 and type in...

    Or, you can telnet into port 3105 and type in the exit command.
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    You probably have upgradesoftware=false set on...

    You probably have upgradesoftware=false set on your bootpage, so any new system updates haven't taken.

    Do a search on something like this command:
    /tvbin/installSw.itcl
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    First you need to make sure your root directory...

    First you need to make sure your root directory is read-write.


    TiVo# mount
    /dev/hda4 on / type ext2 (rw)


    If it says (ro) then you have read-only access and need to change it.

    Make the...
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    The $PATH just allows you to append anything...

    The $PATH just allows you to append anything previously set in the PATH environment variable.
    Only child processes from your environment when you change the environmental variable will "see" the new...
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    I haven't looked at the attached file, but I...

    I haven't looked at the attached file, but I would hazard a great big guess that what you have there is the source code.
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    Analog cable capture on my S3. "Basic" mode...

    Analog cable capture on my S3. "Basic" mode (lowest bitrate compression) is very good, and "Medium" mode rivals Best mode on my S2 TCD240xxx. The S3 analog signal feed is simply much cleaner than...
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    That's odd that neither of the TivoHD units works...

    That's odd that neither of the TivoHD units works with (assuming) MFSbackup. I wonder if that's deliberate on Tivo's part.

    Can you try a bzip just to archive the whole drive, as in Peter...
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    NTFS support under linux (or anything else for...

    NTFS support under linux (or anything else for that matter) is pretty shakey, since Microsoft keeps it a very closed proprietary filesystem and its very easy to screw it up since there's no published...
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    How tight are the components on the TivoHD...

    How tight are the components on the TivoHD motherboard. The first few pics on the web look like there isn't much open space around the PROM chip.
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    Does the MFSLive CD have the hexdump tool...

    Does the MFSLive CD have the hexdump tool included?

    You can check the drive signature by trying something like:


    linux-box# dd if=/dev/hdb bs=1 count=4 |hexdump
    4+0 records in
    4+0 records...
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    Eh? Well, I have analog cable -- on my S3 in...

    Eh? Well, I have analog cable -- on my S3 in fact -- and I don't think I'm gay ... with my wife and children here I'm pretty sure that's good evidence that I'm not.

    I'll give you the fact that...
  125. Most of the drive diag utilities are self-booting...

    Most of the drive diag utilities are self-booting floppies or CD-R images (often based on DR-DOS or whatever). A linux box shouldn't matter, as long as it is modern enough to support a bootable...
  126. Sounds like your swapfile might be too small. ...

    Sounds like your swapfile might be too small. What size drive are you running in your Tivo?

    It might be time to buy a new (blank) HDD and use MFSTools (I recommend the MFSLive boot CD) to make a...
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    One gotcha is the fact that the newer S2 machines...

    One gotcha is the fact that the newer S2 machines require a PROM mod to load any hacks. The other gotcha is digital TV cutover in 2009, but that will affect the S1 units as well. At least you can...
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    Well I see you found the answer already. For...

    Well I see you found the answer already.

    For the sake of the archives/search-engines which may run across this thread, I'll leave an answer anyway: Yes, the TCD649 units require a PROM mod to do...
  129. The "best practice" is probably to make a...

    The "best practice" is probably to make a complete image from your old drive to a new (blank) one before monkeying with extracting the recordings. Take apart your HDVR2, pull the hard drive, and use...
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    Not really, no. Multi-Room Viewing (MRV) is...

    Not really, no.

    Multi-Room Viewing (MRV) is encoded directly into the Series-2 tivoapp file, which is the main program running on the machine itself. The Series-1 machines simply don't have the...
  131. TyStudio? Is that thing still around? I don't...

    TyStudio? Is that thing still around? I don't think its been touched in over 4 years.

    Have you tried jdiners' TyTool.
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    Most of your so-called "real" IPTV provides only...

    Most of your so-called "real" IPTV provides only one or two streams worth of video. The controller box has to request a "channel change" from the head end, which then begin sending you the requested...
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    GO download the tivopart tool archive...

    GO download the tivopart tool archive, unpack it and upload the lba48chk utility to your tivo. Run lba48chk to check your drive/kernel.
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    Some of those, especially from labbie48, are...

    Some of those, especially from labbie48, are genuine deals and "free" offers in exchange for your address/demographic/marketing info. After all, it is dealdatabase.

    Nothing like the spam with the...
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    Cripes, it has been so long since I messed with...

    Cripes, it has been so long since I messed with such a cable I don't recall.

    I do seem to recall that one of the popular cables also needed a null-modem adapter to reverse the Transmit and...
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    I'd say an easier way is via serial console cable...

    I'd say an easier way is via serial console cable if you have one (or build one). Taking the whole Tivo apart and pulling the drive again is a pain.
  137. Deleting after the fact is a lot of work, and...

    Deleting after the fact is a lot of work, and probably fruitless if these spammers are using automated scripts (likely).

    The better solution is to try to block those *****s from succesfully...
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    Are you sure you have the drivers installed? ...

    Are you sure you have the drivers installed?

    You said you hacked the box already, but it isn't clear if you installed the TivoNet drivers.

    Also... Is it a TivoNet, TurboNET, or possibly a...
  139. I think the spammers have found an exploit in the...

    I think the spammers have found an exploit in the vBulletin software. The ones I've marked and reported to admins (via the red and white triangle icon above) have all been linked to those typical...
  140. You've read correctly. Tivo, Inc. went out of...

    You've read correctly. Tivo, Inc. went out of their way to make sure unsubscribed Series-2 units were basically paperweights. Why? I don't know... I suspect their short term thinking was to push...
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    Apologies, I mis-interpreted your initial post...

    Apologies, I mis-interpreted your initial post about SwModule entry. I suspect it has to do with the Tivo mothership expecting your box'es serial-number to already be running 8.3.

    Just a lark,...
  142. Putting a larger drive in is certainly possible,...

    Putting a larger drive in is certainly possible, without a PROM mod (as long as it hasn't been expanded once already).

    Essentially you copy the old harddrive to a new, larger one and then use...
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    First check your bootpage, you're probably...

    First check your bootpage, you're probably blocking updates.

    You can "manually" update via installSw.itcl, check the other threads about in-place upgrades.
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    Not necessarily, but it can be a pain. You can...

    Not necessarily, but it can be a pain.
    You can force it to grab new guide listings by re~doing Guided Setup until it gives in to your will.
    I've got a TCD240 unit still on the venerable system...
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    I think the magic search term you're looking for...

    I think the magic search term you're looking for is superpatch.
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    The exact size of the drive shouldn't matter, as...

    The exact size of the drive shouldn't matter, as long as the new one is as big or bigger than the one it will be replacing. At worst, you'll end up with an unused blank portion on the new drive.
    ...
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    Chances are that you've run into a @byteswap...

    Chances are that you've run into a @byteswap issue while trying to copy the harddrive. Stuck at "Powering Up" typically means the Tivo does'nt recognize the harddrive.
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    Your bootpage on the harddrive probably contains...

    Your bootpage on the harddrive probably contains upgradesoftware=false which prevents the new system software from loading. If your Tivo is hacked for telnet access, you can probably login to change...
  149. Also note that while it is possible to generate a...

    Also note that while it is possible to generate a Tivo guide (requires some changes to the Tivo software itself as well), it is a huge pain in the butt requiring lots of manual intervention to make...
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    mfs_ftp is designed for loading patchfiles. If...

    mfs_ftp is designed for loading patchfiles. If you look through the mfs_ftp.tcl file, you'll see that when it is executed it loads itself and then looks for patchfiles named p1.tcl, p2.tcl, etc...
    ...
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