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    Sticky: Yeah - it's really ironic which thread the...

    Yeah - it's really ironic which thread the spammers decided to use this time. Especially since the spammers have started practically plagiarizing posts and sticking links in their signatures these...
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    That's what computers are for. Get a capture...

    That's what computers are for.

    Get a capture card for your PC. Connect it to your DirecTiVo. Set your PC to record the video for however long the program is plus a minute or two extra. Hit record...
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    What's the range of the adapter when the TiVo's...

    What's the range of the adapter when the TiVo's all buttoned up?
  4. Thread: IPOD APP Question

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    For series 2, no. Series 3 / TiVoHD(XL), yes, you...

    For series 2, no. Series 3 / TiVoHD(XL), yes, you might want to check out DVR Remote. (Series 3 / TiVoHD have provisions for network remote control.

    I think there's an app (maybe for jailbroken)...
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    Sticky: Finally. I noticed the spam volume has...

    Finally.

    I noticed the spam volume has dropped immensely...
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    Funny, how come your thread gets moved, but no...

    Funny, how come your thread gets moved, but no mods go and remove the rest of the crap in the forums?

    Unless the spam is a way of violating the rules of the forums like discussions of DTV hacking...
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    Nope, this forum is the worst. I don't know why....

    Nope, this forum is the worst. I don't know why.

    The other forums get spammed too, but they tend to get cleaned up fairly quickly. I don't know what happened to the mods of this forum.

    OTOH, it...
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    Yup. Considering it's piped to our home, our...

    Yup. Considering it's piped to our home, our offices, falls from the sky, and is basically in all the air around us... yes, we need to take action.

    Where's the mods for this forum anyhow? They...
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    Some mods aren't doing their jobs, I guess. ...

    Some mods aren't doing their jobs, I guess.

    Just hit "report post" and leave it be. Maybe the forum admin may put in some sort of policy to keep new users from signing up tons of accounts (these...
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    Geez, it's spam people - check the links, the...

    Geez, it's spam people - check the links, the fact that poster only posted one message and is getting PMs. Click the little red-and-white triangle so the admins can delete it. Looks like they need to...
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    I don't think there is a standalone DVD recorder...

    I don't think there is a standalone DVD recorder out there, except a few professional ones, that will do DD5.1 encoding in real time. There may be ones that take a digital audio stream and write it...
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    I somehow doubt it'll "just" apply to those...

    I somehow doubt it'll "just" apply to those over-the-air broadcasts.

    Once content providers get wind of it, they'll want to make sure it always has it on (unless, like in the case of DVD, they...
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    HDVR2 Service Manual - Anyone have it?

    Anyone have a copy of the HDVR2 service manual?

    TIA
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    Is this a sellenoff I know from another forum? :D

    Is this a sellenoff I know from another forum? :D
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    Actually, it's just SonicBlue that has the court...

    Actually, it's just SonicBlue that has the court order.

    SonicBlue is ordered to track everyone's (by ID number, not name) use of the "Send show" feature, as well as the "30 second skip" feature....
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    Re: Worf before you say something READ...

    Yes, I read it. It was plastered on the front pages of the newspapers I read daily.

    1) So, they won't go after the end users. Or so they say. The supreme court can say anything since they aren't...
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    All you need is a vindictive neighbour or a...

    All you need is a vindictive neighbour or a landlord who hates you. Anyone who's free enough to bother picking up the phone to rat you out... (The BSA, another quasi-legal organization, gets most of...
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    Yep. That was the BIOS image I was talking...

    Yep. That was the BIOS image I was talking about... but it seems it's locked down even more...
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    Heh, that's even more effort! You gotta solder...

    Heh, that's even more effort! You gotta solder 40-odd wires to an SMD device for the other BIOS...
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    Heh. I've sorta realized why Microsoft uses...

    Heh. I've sorta realized why Microsoft uses hungarian notation everywhere. Microsoft *LOVES* big functions. They sort of architecture everything to fit that goal (WinProcs... oi!). Of course, big...
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    It would be nice, but takes time for people to...

    It would be nice, but takes time for people to find those Microsoft bugs :). Plus, those bug finders are probably off playing Halo or something.

    Firstly, the BIOS is not socketed. It's soldered...
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    It's never acceptable to crash. Regardless of OS...

    It's never acceptable to crash. Regardless of OS (Windows, MacOS, MacOS X, Unix (all flavors), Unix-Workalikes (Linux, Hurd, etc), PalmOS, etc).

    However, sometimes hardware limitations make it...
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    Where's the BIOS image?

    Someone ripped the BIOS out of the XBox a few weeks ago (it was on /.), which got taken down a few hours/days later. Anyone got the binary?
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    Uh, consoles don't *need* an OS. A console does...

    Uh, consoles don't *need* an OS. A console does one thing (or is supposed to) - play a game. one application. The base kernel provided is simply there to provide some library functions (DirectX), and...
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    The DirecTiVos copy the stream as received from...

    The DirecTiVos copy the stream as received from the satellite - there are no encoders on them. Thus the quality is dependent on the quality that the channel was encoded in.
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    He charges what people will pay. If they don't...

    He charges what people will pay. If they don't want to do it themselves, they'll pay. It's just the free market enterprise at work - if others see that it's viable, they'll set up similar work.

    I...
  27. Thread: record for SVCD?

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    The ADSP 2105 DSP chip does the encoding. The...

    The ADSP 2105 DSP chip does the encoding. The algorithm itself is coded in somewhere and loaded into the DSP chip. Not sure if changing the sampling rate will require modifications to the encoding...
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    You could also try cutting the write enable line...

    You could also try cutting the write enable line to the flash chip - if it can't be written, it's essentially write protected. You might awnt to splice in a switch so it's writable on command just in...
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    Once you figured out what you're doing to do...

    Once you figured out what you're doing to do regarding service and whatnot, the first step to do is to *BACKUP* the hard drive if you're going to mess around with it.

    Otherwise, you'd be...
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    Well, the fact that I can't contest any paypal...

    Well, the fact that I can't contest any paypal charges makes me uneasy (I plan on only using credit cards with paypal - sorry, but debit is totally insecure)... plus, like I said, exchange rates.
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    Paypal was nice, just some people are paranoid...

    Paypal was nice, just some people are paranoid enough about it with locked money, excessive fees and 'stolen' money reports coming from paypal.

    Also, paypal *sucks* when you have to do currency...
  32. All that is known about UTV is that when you...

    All that is known about UTV is that when you cancel your DirecTV service, *most* functionality is lost - including the ability to play back more than 10 minutes of your recordings.

    UTV is a web TV...
  33. Thread: below radar

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    TiVo's with demo service (service given to stores...

    TiVo's with demo service (service given to stores so they can hook them up and demonstrate the features of it), most likely.

    It'll stay that way until TiVo registers another TiVo at the store that...
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    You must have a second phone line, no? Otherwise...

    You must have a second phone line, no? Otherwise how do clients contact you? Cell phone?

    Use that.

    Or since you run an Internet Business, you must be smart enough to set up a PPP server and...
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    Yep. There's a nice post on /. about it too. ...

    Yep. There's a nice post on /. about it too.

    Someone made a nice reasoning about it too - how before one could buy a copy of some music and the producers would tend to know it was a 1:1...
  36. A little hairdryer work to make the sticker glue...

    A little hairdryer work to make the sticker glue less sticky and a bit of patience and picking until one side comes off is all you need...
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    1) TiVo knows what drive is supposed to be in...

    1) TiVo knows what drive is supposed to be in your TiVo. They know if you've upgraded or not.
    2) There are many people who have upgraded their TiVos, both from using BlessTiVo, and TiVoMad's tools....
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    Open-box TiVos generally don't have service,...

    Open-box TiVos generally don't have service, although some might have what's called a "demo" service in which case you get guide data, but not software upgrades. Of course, the thing with the demo...
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    Most likely not, since it would be an extremely...

    Most likely not, since it would be an extremely stupid decision on their part, unless of course, DirecTV forces them to (and then only on the DirecTiVos, which DirecTV has direct control over).
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    It's not a scam. Reading through this, I believe...

    It's not a scam. Reading through this, I believe what he's selling is a book on the C-Band satellite system. Using one large huge dish (BUD - for Big Ugly Dish) and a rotator, and you can catch the...
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    Most definitely. TiVo knows when your TiVo has...

    Most definitely. TiVo knows when your TiVo has more capacity that the model is supposed to come with, so ...
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    I suppose one such place to start looking would...

    I suppose one such place to start looking would be http://www.hackhu.com - it seems to be the best place to start, and probably contains a newbie forum to the world of hacked satellite reception.
  43. Thread: Cash burn

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    A company with a clue, that's hard to come by...

    A company with a clue, that's hard to come by these days.
  44. Thread: Cash burn

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    Well, considering that TiVo never expected to...

    Well, considering that TiVo never expected to make money until 2004 or so in their SEC filings... (I can find their filings at http;//www.sec.gov, but I'm at a loss to figure out what form is what)
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    qunlock isn't permanent - the drive will relock...

    qunlock isn't permanent - the drive will relock of it you boot it up in a TiVo.
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    THe problem with using SETUP_BYPASS is that your...

    THe problem with using SETUP_BYPASS is that your TiVo is useless until you install some channels in. Without 1 channel, the TiVo will continually reboot.

    The First call you can use to get the...
  47. Thread: tivo backups

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    Make it a true dd backup and a MFS tools backup -...

    Make it a true dd backup and a MFS tools backup - there may be some interesting files that MFS tools doesn't back up (such as logs when the image was booted up - I've found /var/log entries on my...
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    Yeah, it's me. Some very good information in this...

    Yeah, it's me. Some very good information in this forum, that isn't mirrored elsewhere on other forums. Image FTP - great to have (I've checked it out, but never downloaded anything - save the...
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    alias ls='ls --color' ?

    alias ls='ls --color' ?
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    Re: Re: technotalk

    DirecTV *WILL* license you the guide, just you'll have to make sure to bow to their every whim (like what TiVo has to do to their DirecTiVos (heck, it's not even "theirs", it's DirecTV's)).

    If...
  51. Thread: How to get 2.0?

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    Unless you subscribed, you will NOT get the...

    Unless you subscribed, you will NOT get the upgrade!

    To get the upgrade, ask someone for an image with the appropriate image, and just restore the backup.

    Yes, you can restore newer software on...
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    Anyone mind if it's crossposted to the disney...

    Anyone mind if it's crossposted to the disney forum? It looks like it would belong there just fine...
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    TiVoMad currently doesn't work for the...

    TiVoMad currently doesn't work for the DirecTiVos. As for your DirecTV thing, it talks to DirecTV the same way as your DirecTV box talks to DirecTV.

    I believe it uses two separate calls - one foe...
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    That's why you use "backup" and "restore" of MFS...

    That's why you use "backup" and "restore" of MFS Tools... it's hard to mistype "backup" when making your backup...
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    Unless DirecTV has other plans for the TiVo -...

    Unless DirecTV has other plans for the TiVo - like maybe banning all mods and expecting everyont to be satisfied with what's available.

    Time will tell to see if UTV will suffer the same fate.
    ...
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    Standalones won't disable themselves after 30...

    Standalones won't disable themselves after 30 days, at least not yet (DirecTV limitation? after all, DirecTV essentially dictates what happens to the DirecTiVo...)
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    Sorry, you've lost your recordings essentially....

    Sorry, you've lost your recordings essentially. All your other drive is good for is serving as an upgrade drive or in your PC.
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    FTP would be easier - but you'll have to realize...

    FTP would be easier - but you'll have to realize you're losing all your recordings. Just get someone to back up with an updated version of MFS Tools that can restore to DirecTiVos 2.5.
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    Unfortunately, channels that aren't in a lineup...

    Unfortunately, channels that aren't in a lineup (i.e., the gaps) that you create with the "change-channel, record, cancel" method, cannot be renamed and stuff like that - they default to "Cable", and...
  60. Thread: Help

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    Locked drive.

    Locked drive.
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    It's also mostly DirecTV's doing. They sell the...

    It's also mostly DirecTV's doing. They sell the unit as "DirecTV receiver with TiVo" - implying the "TiVo" functionality is more or less minor to the DirecTV service. From what it appears, it...
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