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  1. FS: Series 3 Tivo w/PROM mod & lifetime

    For sale is a series 3 Tivo, model TCD648250B, with lifetime service. The Tivo has had the EPROM modified, but the unit is otherwise unhacked and contains the stock OS. Hard drive capacity is 250GB...
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    If it becomes contagious we'll know where to look...

    If it becomes contagious we'll know where to look for patient zero.:D
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
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    The Sleeper awakens!:D

    The Sleeper awakens!:D
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    Poll: I wasn't expecting to see the new face of DDB...

    I wasn't expecting to see the new face of DDB when I logged on after a hiatus. All I can say is that it's different, but not necessarily in a bad way. I've been so used to seeing the old-style...
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    External slim drives like this are perfect for...

    External slim drives like this are perfect for netbooks and laptops that do not come with DVD-ROM drives. I'm not sure how you can make a ridiculous blanket statement that a DVD-ROM is not a good...
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    Put it somewhere else. The /var directory gets...

    Put it somewhere else. The /var directory gets wiped all the time and is a known issue dating back to the original S1 Tivos.
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    What's to purchase? If you've already got a...

    What's to purchase? If you've already got a Windows 7 PC all you need is a tuner card and an antenna to record OTA channels. If you want cable channels then you'll have to get on a waiting list for...
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    Frankly, I have gotten tired of Tivo's business...

    Frankly, I have gotten tired of Tivo's business model, which is why I now use a Win 7 Media Center HTPC with a Ceton InfiniTV 4 cablecard tuner and four ATSC tuners. I pay for only one cablecard...
  10. Now that Tivo recordings can be extracted via...

    Now that Tivo recordings can be extracted via either Tivo Desktop or kttmg, there's no need to hack the PROM and disable encryption. Granted, transferring recorded shows from a hacked Tivo using...
  11. You're basically SOL. The Tivo functions won't...

    You're basically SOL. The Tivo functions won't work without the Tivo service. If you're in a country that isn't supported by Tivo then you can't get service. I don't recall what kind of broadcast...
  12. For those that don't we have the Darwin Awards. ...

    For those that don't we have the Darwin Awards.




    Good point. The fact that he's able to post here is a sign that he survived any spousal onslaught.:D
  13. Extract the files to your PC using kttmg or Tivo...

    Extract the files to your PC using kttmg or Tivo Desktop or any method that suits you. Using either of the aforementioned methods will yield files in .tivo format. TyTools and other methods...
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    This may seem like a dumb question but is there a...

    This may seem like a dumb question but is there a chance you accidentally reprogrammed the remote with a different IR codeset than the Tivo? Try these options and see if it works.

    If your remote...
  15. The best part about your experience is that...

    The best part about your experience is that you've learned what not to do the next time. I learned more about hacking my Tivos by making mistakes than having things go smoothly.

    Look on the...
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    +1 on the HTPC. I've got one with four ATSC...

    +1 on the HTPC. I've got one with four ATSC tuners and Windows 7 Media Center. Media Center has built-in DVR software so all you need is the tuners and an antenna connection and you're good to go. ...
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    You could try looking in a forum that discusses...

    You could try looking in a forum that discusses such issues. We don't deal with DirecTV receivers here, just Tivos with DirecTV. We just discuss the Tivo side of the box and not the receiver side. ...
  18. Check the OS version to see what is installed on...

    Check the OS version to see what is installed on the Tivo. I believe you'd need version 1.3 or older in order to do what you want. Anything newer will require a Tivo subscription to record anything.
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    I suspect that activity here will pick up again...

    I suspect that activity here will pick up again if and when DirecTV introduces their new DirecTivo. The current standalone models already incorporate most of the hacks we installed in the DirecTivo...
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    Not going to happen without replacing the...

    Not going to happen without replacing the mainboard and tuners. In other words, a completely new DVR.
  21. It's actually an original Series 3 Tivo and not...

    It's actually an original Series 3 Tivo and not the Tivo HD. It's a refurb in case anyone's interested. I believe it comes with all of the original accessories and cables.
  22. Check the ribbon cable between the power supply...

    Check the ribbon cable between the power supply and the mainboard. You'll have to pull the drive rack out to access it. The cable contacts tend to tarnish over time and cause reboot problems. The...
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    Discussion of bypassing a paid subscription on...

    Discussion of bypassing a paid subscription on any Tivo has always been a verboten topic here so I'd have to say it still wouldn't be allowed for legal reasons. However, that doesn't preclude...
  24. This begs the question, why are you installing an...

    This begs the question, why are you installing an outdated version of the DirecTivo OS? You need at least version 3.1 to work with any of the current access cards, IIRC.

    Trying to upgrade an old...
  25. I believe 1TB is the maximum for a single drive...

    I believe 1TB is the maximum for a single drive based on currently available drive sizes, but you could install two 1TB drives in your S2 DTivo with an expansion bracket from Weaknees or 9th Tee.
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    This begs the question, why are you trying to...

    This begs the question, why are you trying to connect the serial cable between your Tivo and the TV? There's no reason why your Tivo won't work with the Westinghouse TV unless you somehow expect the...
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    I haven't tried it but I see no reason why it...

    I haven't tried it but I see no reason why it wouldn't work. You'd have a dead quiet Tivo but extremely limited recording capacity. Most SSD's aren't that big and they're very expensive when...
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    Have you tried using VideoReDo? You can download...

    Have you tried using VideoReDo? You can download a trial version that works for something like 21 days. I'm not sure if TyTools is compatible with .tivo files extracted using TTG.
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    If you've got DRM issues with your cable channels...

    If you've got DRM issues with your cable channels then your only options are direct extraction or the HD-PVR. I don't believe you can transfer flagged programs via Tivo-To-Go.
  30. Yep. It's called 51killer.tcl.;)

    Yep. It's called 51killer.tcl.;)
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    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones because I have...

    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones because I have FIOS. So far, they haven't imposed any DRM issues on any of my recordings. Aside from that, I have a huge library of shows that I have extracted...
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    With the inclusion of MRV and TivoToGo with the...

    With the inclusion of MRV and TivoToGo with the latest Tivo models and the demise of the DirecTV Tivos, there is little incentive to hack a Tivo these days, IMHO, at least for the vast majority of...
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    I thought I had read both but apparently just the...

    I thought I had read both but apparently just the thread title sunk in.:rolleyes: What the OP is experiencing is his cable provider implementing DRM protection that prevents the distribution of...
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    What you're asking involves circumventing the...

    What you're asking involves circumventing the paid Tivo service, which we do not support here. If you want those particular features to work, you're going to have to subscribe to the Tivo service.
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    First, this is posted in the wrong section. ...

    First, this is posted in the wrong section. Please look at the section title before posting. It just creates more work for the moderators if they have to move threads to the correct location.
    ...
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    Never gave it a second thought. I saw this guy...

    Never gave it a second thought. I saw this guy posting at other forums and realized he's just a moron looking to vent his frustration. You've just got to consider the source and move on. You gotta...
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    It should have worked as long as you downloaded...

    It should have worked as long as you downloaded the correct image for your Tivo and you followed the instructions. They do not give refunds for downloaded images, as stated on their website. It's...
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    Reinstall the drive in your PC, boot from a Linux...

    Reinstall the drive in your PC, boot from a Linux distribution CD containing MFS Tools 2.0, and use the command "mfsadd -x /dev/hdx" to expand the drive partitions to take advantage of the full...
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    It's a bit difficult to help you when you haven't...

    It's a bit difficult to help you when you haven't provided us with any pertinent information. You can start by indicating which model Tivo you have. If you're using the correct InstantCake image...
  40. And what expense would that be (and why do you...

    And what expense would that be (and why do you add so much space at the end of your posts)? I connect to my Tivos manually by initiating tserver from bash. Nothing runs in the background until I...
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    No problems. It's refreshing to see someone...

    No problems. It's refreshing to see someone researching the archives first instead of asking questions right out of the gate.
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    True, but this mostly applies to condos and not...

    True, but this mostly applies to condos and not single family homes. The OP was not specific about the type of dwelling he occupies. I assumed he was talking about a single family home when he...
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    FWIW, no community bylaws can dictate that you...

    FWIW, no community bylaws can dictate that you cannot receive TV signals via satellite. The FCC has regulations that trump any community bylaws. If you want DirecTV then you can tell your...
  44. Thread: Parts

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    Check with weaknees.com.

    Check with weaknees.com.
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    Make sure you have the jumper on the new drive...

    Make sure you have the jumper on the new drive set to either master or cable select if you had to set it to slave in your PC. The Tivo won't recognize any drive with the slave setting jumpered. ...
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    Check the two threads referenced in post #2. ...

    Check the two threads referenced in post #2. Everything you need is in those posts or in posts that they reference. Also, check the MFSLive.org website for info on using MFSLive.
  47. I'm pretty sure the flags are set by your local...

    I'm pretty sure the flags are set by your local provider since they're passing the signal along to your home. Most of the threads I've read on the topic seem to indicate that some providers set the...
  48. Unless certain channels have had the anti-copy...

    Unless certain channels have had the anti-copy flag set you should be able to transfer shows between Tivos using MRV regardless of the channel it was recorded from. The same goes for transferring...
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    Let me see if I have this right. You used an...

    Let me see if I have this right. You used an installation utility that expressly states not to come to this forum for support but when you couldn't get help from the developers you came here anyway...
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    There's a section at the AVSForums dedicated to...

    There's a section at the AVSForums dedicated to ReplayTV DVRs. Here's the link:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=27

    I don't know if the model you mentioned can be used without...
  51. A single drive is definitely preferable in most...

    A single drive is definitely preferable in most cases, except when you need more capacity than the current single drive limitation imposed by the OS. Personally, I don't like the idea of having more...
  52. I've got two S3 Tivos with Fantom 1TB external...

    I've got two S3 Tivos with Fantom 1TB external drives attached and they're working just fine. Both S3's have had their internal drives upgraded to 500GB and 750GB. I've been running dual drive Tivo...
  53. It also initiates a software update. New OS...

    It also initiates a software update. New OS updates are downloaded from the satellites and stored on the drive. If the Tivo is scheduled to be updated it will receive a confirmation from the home...
  54. Program data for DirecTivos is distributed...

    Program data for DirecTivos is distributed strictly via the satellites. If you're scheduling shows in a time slot where they may be affected by sporting events that precede it your best bet is to...
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    Thanks. I presume that in order to get MRV...

    Thanks. I presume that in order to get MRV without extensive workarounds I'd have to sacrifice the DST updates, correct?
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    Current OS version for S2 DTivo

    I've got several S2 DTivos that I haven't used for a couple years since I switched over to FIOS. I'd like to dust them off and play around with them by setting them up for MRV between rooms. What I...
  57. Here's a little tip for you - After you've...

    Here's a little tip for you - After you've allowed the DTivo to make the two initial phone calls (the 1st downloads the list of local dial-in numbers and the 2nd tests the number you selected from...
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    You'll need to hack the Tivo before you can...

    You'll need to hack the Tivo before you can perform any type of extraction. This involves modifying the kernel using killhdinitrd, creating an rc.sysinit.author file to call any installed hacks as...
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    Sorry. The only way to use the DVR is to...

    Sorry. The only way to use the DVR is to subscribe to the Tivo service.
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    What kind of file transfer are you talking about?...

    What kind of file transfer are you talking about? If you're looking to transfer recorded shows to your PC the it depends on what kind of Tivo you have. If you have a standalone Tivo that's version...
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    Congrats. You've just succeeded in alienating...

    Congrats. You've just succeeded in alienating one of the most helpful members of this forum. You've also managed to insult every other member that might be willing to offer you any help now or in...
  62. Rerun guided setup and enter your zip code. ...

    Rerun guided setup and enter your zip code. You'll not only get the correct time but you'll also get the guide data for your locals, assuming you've still got the HDTivo connected to a dish.
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    No subscription, no workie. Clear enough for ya?

    No subscription, no workie. Clear enough for ya?
  64. Thread: 6.4a

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    You should direct those questions to PTVUpgrade...

    You should direct those questions to PTVUpgrade in their support forums. We do not support either of those products here.
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    That would explain my dilemma. I went to rehack...

    That would explain my dilemma. I went to rehack my S3 after taking the 11.0b update and discovered that all of the hack files that should have been in the inactive partition were all missing. I...
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    TyTools and mfs_ftp should both work. I use...

    TyTools and mfs_ftp should both work. I use TyTools on my S3 and it works fine.
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    The InstantCake images should all be unmodified...

    The InstantCake images should all be unmodified stock images. Are you sure you weren't looking at a PTVNet installation image?
  68. PPVs will only be enabled on all TVs in your...

    PPVs will only be enabled on all TVs in your household if you order them online or over the phone. You cannot authorize PPVs on multiple TVs if you order them via remote. They will only be...
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    That's what I get with my two S3's. The only...

    That's what I get with my two S3's. The only mods I applied to tivoapp were the nocso and backdoors patches.
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    Is this supposed to fix MRV between hacked and...

    Is this supposed to fix MRV between hacked and unhacked S3 units? If not, is there a fix for this issue? I've got one hacked S3 and one unhacked S3 and have never been able to transfer shows...
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    There's a mini-jack on the back panel labeled...

    There's a mini-jack on the back panel labeled "Serial". You'll need a serial cable that's terminated with the 1/8" mini-plug. Some Tivos came with this cable for controlling an external cable box...
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    Reset the bootpage command via serial connection...

    Reset the bootpage command via serial connection and then rename the rc.sysinit.author file. Reboot and you'll basically disable all of the hacks and allow the Tivo to dial out normally and take any...
  73. Sticky: I second (or third) the vote for Taiyo Yudens. ...

    I second (or third) the vote for Taiyo Yudens. They're basically all I use for archive DVDs. I use the inkjet printable discs so I can print labels directly on them with my Epson R300 printer. For...
  74. Sticky: I think I tried the commercial detection feature...

    I think I tried the commercial detection feature when it first came out and didn't care for it all that much so I stopped using it. I've always been suspect of commercial detection programs as I've...
  75. Sticky: Playback of tyDVDs can be a result of several...

    Playback of tyDVDs can be a result of several different things. If you extracted the shows from a DTivo then the resolution of the final DVD is the same as an SVCD. If your player does not play...
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    The extraction method you use is more of a...

    The extraction method you use is more of a personal preference and doesn't affect the quality of the video. You're extracting a digital file from the Tivo to your PC so whatever method you use will...
  77. Thread: Sd-dvr40

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    You can play back any shows that have been...

    You can play back any shows that have been previously recorded without paying for the DVR service or having DirecTV. Just connect it to your TV and boot it up. You'll get an error when it tries to...
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    Well, if you hit the guide button you're going to...

    Well, if you hit the guide button you're going to be taken to the guide. I'm not exactly sure what you'll see with an unsubbed S1 Tivo but chances are the grid will just be blank. If you had the...
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    Guide data is included as part of the Tivo...

    Guide data is included as part of the Tivo service. What you're asking for is a way to circumvent paying for service, which is not something we do here.
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    There is one other option available to you. You...

    There is one other option available to you. You could build yourself an HTPC and get one or more of the Hauppauge HD PVRs. The HD PVR can record HD content from a cable box or HD receiver via the...
  81. The whole leased vs. owned situation depends...

    The whole leased vs. owned situation depends mostly on when you bought the unit and not who you bought it from. DirecTV switched to a leasing arrangement on all of their hardware several years ago. ...
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    Just trying to lay out the facts for you. I know...

    Just trying to lay out the facts for you. I know it sucks, but there it is. I'd be hounding Tivo to get the lifetime service transferred to another unit if you've never done it in the past. I...
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    You should be able to change the dial-in number...

    You should be able to change the dial-in number without going through a complete guided setup. Good point about it getting stuck without being able to dial in, though.

    p.s. Right back at ya.:D
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    Considering the age of the series 1 units, I'd...

    Considering the age of the series 1 units, I'd say you've already gotten your money's worth out of it. If you had lifetime service tied to it and you never had to replace the Tivo then you could...
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    I believe Tivo dropped a lot of their local phone...

    I believe Tivo dropped a lot of their local phone access numbers since the latest Tivos now get their guide data via the internet. Try rerunning guided setup or specify a different local number for...
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    Check post #17 above, step 13. The only patches...

    Check post #17 above, step 13. The only patches that I've seen posted so far for 11.0 are the nocso and backdoors patches.
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    These forums aren't exactly guide oriented. ...

    These forums aren't exactly guide oriented. We're more along the lines of installing the hacks manually. If you're looking to get pointed in the right direction I would suggest looking through the...
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    There is a method for extracting shows by...

    There is a method for extracting shows by installing the drive in a PC (see the extraction forum) but it's not something for a beginner to try. Your best bet would probably be to buy a used S1 DTivo...
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    You should be able to make a backup image and use...

    You should be able to make a backup image and use it on any other DTivo, as long as the DVR40 is working fine. You will have to install and run the 51killer.tcl script if you hack it or perform a...
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    Updates are usually sent out for all platforms...

    Updates are usually sent out for all platforms around the same time. You can get away without installing updates on a DTivo since you don't need a phone line connected to receive guide data. ...
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    Like I said, how you deal with the iptables issue...

    Like I said, how you deal with the iptables issue varies from person to person. I never got around to modifying the rc.sysinit.author file to add the -F switch so I just copy over the file from the...
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    Yes. It's called a software update. When your...

    Yes. It's called a software update. When your OS is upgraded to a newer version you lose all of your hacks if you allow the upgrade to occur. There are methods to prevent a DTivo from taking a...
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    That's an awful lot of time and effort for...

    That's an awful lot of time and effort for something that you could do in about 10 minutes if you pull the drive and put it in your PC (longer if you make a backup image like I always do). I believe...
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    Superpatch was used to add MRV and HME, among...

    Superpatch was used to add MRV and HME, among other things. Encryption was disabled by a tivoapp patch, which may or may not have been part of the superpatch. It's been so long since I used the...
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    My hacked S3 transfers shows way faster than...

    My hacked S3 transfers shows way faster than using TivoToGo. TTG does it almost in real time. Other than that, the advantages of hacking either of the S3 models isn't as relevent as the S1 or S2...
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    $100 is way too much for a 500GB drive these...

    $100 is way too much for a 500GB drive these days. You can routinely find them for about $60 online. 1TB drives have dropped to below $110 on sale, and I've seen them for as low as $95 with free...
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    I haven't tried this process in quite some time...

    I haven't tried this process in quite some time but I believe there's a special version of tserver that you need to use specifically for this.
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    The channel list I posted includes all HD...

    The channel list I posted includes all HD channels that FIOS offers, many of which are included in the Essentials basic package. I didn't break out the new channels that are part of the HD Extreme...
  99. Thread: Help me

    by captain_video
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    You'd need a Tivo subscription to do any...

    You'd need a Tivo subscription to do any recording on the DT Tivo. You might want to look into building a home theater PC with TV tuner cards that would do the same thing as your SVR 2000 but would...
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    Updated HD channel lineup with FIOS

    I just found out by accident that Verizon has updated their HD lineup in my area. They have a new plan called Extreme HD that's only $10 more per month than the basic Essentials plan and includes...
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    You'll eventually need to replace the multiswitch...

    You'll eventually need to replace the multiswitch to work with the new sats to receive the mpeg4 HD channels. You'll also need new mpeg4 receivers, but DirecTV should supply them for you as an...
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    For your edification, here are the introductory...

    For your edification, here are the introductory installation notes from the Zi**er website:


    Does that make it clearer for you? None of the rank and file here had anything to do with the...
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    Check the Tivo Community Forum for support. The...

    Check the Tivo Community Forum for support. The authors of the Zi**er program specifically stated that you are not to come here looking for support on a Zi**ered Tivo.
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    It's been a while but I seem to recall that you...

    It's been a while but I seem to recall that you only need the Tivo Desktop software if you want to stream mp3's or digital photos to the DTivo. You don't need it for MRV. You do need to have at...
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    The authors of the aforementioned script...

    The authors of the aforementioned script specifically requested that all support questions be posted in the support thread at the Tivo Community Forum located in the Tivo Underground section. We...
  106. You can run as many lines off your dish as you...

    You can run as many lines off your dish as you like. DirecTV doesn't charge you for extra lines, just extra receivers. Your DVR has two inputs but only one access card. The mirroring fee just...
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    Some people just can't read or follow...

    Some people just can't read or follow instructions. From the Zi**er website:
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    You should be able to use a digital converter in...

    You should be able to use a digital converter in the same manner that you would any other set-top box. The only caveat is whether or not the Tivo has the proper codes to control it via serial cable...
  109. The keyword there is "Tivo". The DirecTV HD-DVRs...

    The keyword there is "Tivo". The DirecTV HD-DVRs are discussed elsewhere. Your best bet for info on the HRXX series is dbstalk.com.
  110. AFAIK, the HD-PVR is currently the only solution...

    AFAIK, the HD-PVR is currently the only solution I've seen that will do what you want. Hopefully, when the next generation of HDTivos for DirecTV come out the hackers will be able to crack them and...
  111. He's assuming that the content may have the...

    He's assuming that the content may have the anti-copy flag activated, which may or may not be the case. I dropped DirecTV before I was ever saddled with the HRXX series of DVRs so I have no idea if...
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    I gave my Hitachi to my daughter and her...

    I gave my Hitachi to my daughter and her boyfriend as a housewarming gift for their new townhome. I got an unbelieveable deal on a 60" Sony about six months ago (KDS60A2020 with free stand and...
  113. He's looking for a DirecTV solution. The TivoHD...

    He's looking for a DirecTV solution. The TivoHD only works with digital cable and FIOS. The inability to extract videos from the new DirecTV HD DVR is one of the reasons I jumped ship and switched...
  114. The mpeg2 standard def streams will still be...

    The mpeg2 standard def streams will still be broadcast by DirecTV. You'll only lose the HD channels in mpeg2. You can still record all of the SD channels plus any OTA locals you can receive in HD.
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    Once upon a time there were two such programs for...

    Once upon a time there were two such programs for the S1's (i.e. xupgrade with xPlusZ and also Tivolator) but it's never been updated for the latest versions. The hacks they contained are mostly...
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    You need to look at the title of the forum you...

    You need to look at the title of the forum you post in rather than posting a question in the first forum you see. This section is for posting files only. It's not a support Q&A forum.
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    Check the dish alignment.

    Check the dish alignment.
  118. The Recently Deleted folder and the overlap...

    The Recently Deleted folder and the overlap protection are more of an annoyance to me than anything else. I've always had my Tivos hacked in one way or another so I've always been able to retrieve...
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    Makes a nice paperweight.:D

    Makes a nice paperweight.:D
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    Do you have a lot of season passes or recordings...

    Do you have a lot of season passes or recordings with the recording preferences set to keep until you delete? If so, whenever a new recording is made with a higher priority, older programs will get...
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    Any of the older series 1 or 2 DirecTivos should...

    Any of the older series 1 or 2 DirecTivos should do the trick. Just make sure that if you purchase a used DTivo it was an owned unit and not leased. DirecTV will not reactivate any leased hardware....
  122. There are no facts to back that up. The only...

    There are no facts to back that up. The only thing mentioned in this regard has been nothing but pure speculation. Neither Tivo or DirecTV have announced any of the details other than the initial...
  123. DirecTV announces new HD DTivo in 2009!!!!

    DirecTV announced that they will be renewing their agreement with Tivo and coming out with a new Tivo-based HD DVR in the 2nd half of 2009. I guess the folks in Hell are puttin' on their ice...
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    Get a DirecTivo unit instead of the SA Tivo and...

    Get a DirecTivo unit instead of the SA Tivo and STB combo setup. The DirecTivo costs $4.99 monthly for the mirroring fee, same as the standalone receiver. You'll pay an additional $5.99 monthly for...
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    Check the DVRUpgrade website. You can download a...

    Check the DVRUpgrade website. You can download a bootable CD image containing the correct OS for your model. It's called "Instantcake" and contains a full copy of MFSTools that automates the...
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    Without an LBA48 aware kernel you're limited to a...

    Without an LBA48 aware kernel you're limited to a maximum capacity of 137GB. There are custom kernels available for the S1 DTivos that will allow you to use larger drives but you'll want to disable...
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    Refurbished Tivo HD $159.99 + $5 S&H

    Sellout.woot has refurbished Tivo HDs for $159.99 with only $5 shipping.

    http://sellout.woot.com/Default.aspx?WootSaleId=6362&ts=1219711386&sig=55c182a92e928624
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    Next time you may want to take a look at this...

    Next time you may want to take a look at this thread:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35229

    Asking for any help or guidance on a pre-hacked Tivo you purchased on ebay won't...
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    Try running a diagnostic on the drive to see if...

    Try running a diagnostic on the drive to see if it's failing. Chances are you may have some surface defects on the platter that are causing bits of the software to go missing or corrupt, resulting...
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    Obviously, everyone has different views about how...

    Obviously, everyone has different views about how they go about hacking and updating their Tivos. That's one of the great things about this hobby. Depending on how deep you want to get into...
  131. Last I heard there is currently no way to hack...

    Last I heard there is currently no way to hack DirecTV even with the use of a card reader/writer. It would be a bit difficult for DirecTV to go after anyone for purchasing such a device since it...
  132. 51killer.tcl does not need to be run at startup. ...

    51killer.tcl does not need to be run at startup. Just transfer it to the Tivo, make it executable using the chmod command, and run it from bash. A simple search for hardware error #51 would have...
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    My S3 backup failed right near the end as you...

    My S3 backup failed right near the end as you indicated but I just deleted some old images on the FAT32 drive that were outdated to free up some space and the backup worked fine on the 2nd try. I'm...
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    I don't always have the time to install the hacks...

    I don't always have the time to install the hacks when I see the "Pending restart" status so I usually let the update occur naturally on my S3's. It was a different story when I was running the...
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    Or, you can just pick up an older PC off ebay for...

    Or, you can just pick up an older PC off ebay for about $25 plus shipping that has everything you need to hack a Tivo (motherboard, 386 or better CPU, a couple MB of RAM, 500MB or larger hard drive,...
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    I'm having another senior moment. Of course...

    I'm having another senior moment. Of course they're active. I've had DirecTV so long I keep forgetting the standalone models have features the DTivos don't.
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    Yes, the hard drive is definitely upgradeable. ...

    Yes, the hard drive is definitely upgradeable. If you have a PC you can easily upgrade a Tivo. Check out MFSLive.org for info on a Windows-bases utility for upgrading Tivo drives.


    Tivo has a...
  138. Geeez. You guys really are new here.:rolleyes: ...

    Geeez. You guys really are new here.:rolleyes: A HDVR2 is a 1st generation series 2 DirecTivo with a Hughes badge on the front. The R10 is a series 2.5 model.

    Note to the OP: Unless you have...
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    I just rehacked my S3 the other day after finally...

    I just rehacked my S3 the other day after finally getting the 9.4 update. I still use the PTVUpgrade boot disk and connect my SATA drive to my IDE bus using an SATA to IDE adapter so the boot disk...
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    If your DTivo is hacked you can simply install...

    If your DTivo is hacked you can simply install and run the 51killer.tcl script to clear the error. Otherwise, the only way to clear it is to perform a Clear & Delete Everything which will wipe out...
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    Convert ty files to mpg files using tytompeg. ...

    Convert ty files to mpg files using tytompeg. TyTools does not work properly with HDTivo files for converting to standard mpegs. Once you've converted to mpegs you can use pretty much anything you...
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    Do a google search for "Hinsdale's How To". ...

    Do a google search for "Hinsdale's How To". You'll find the correct syntax for using the mount command as well as which partitions to mount. You will need to create a directory in which to mount...
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    Most of the folks here do their upgrades manually...

    Most of the folks here do their upgrades manually and don't use PTVNet. Besides, asking for a free copy of software isn't exactly within forum rules. Just bite the bullet and fork out $20 to...
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    I set up all of my recordings so they're padded...

    I set up all of my recordings so they're padded by 2-3 minutes, which results in overlap if back-to-back shows are being recorded. If I have three shows being recorded from 8-9PM and three more...
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    If you're only looking to use the Tivo for HD...

    If you're only looking to use the Tivo for HD locals then you might want to consider looking into building an HTPC instead of paying monthly fees to Tivo. If you can get your HD locals with an...
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    If you have bash access you can determine the...

    If you have bash access you can determine the kernel version using the info posted here:

    http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showpost.php?p=218162&postcount=392

    Begin the hacking process by looking...
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    There are sometimes issues with opening mpegs...

    There are sometimes issues with opening mpegs with DVD Movie Factory 6. I've found that running them through Womble's Mpeg Video Wizard DVD using the GOP Fixer feature will usually correct any...
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    Tivo, Inc. is the name of the company that...

    Tivo, Inc. is the name of the company that developed the DVR. Originally it could only record from analog cable and off-the-air (OTA) antenna inputs. DirecTV contracted with Tivo to build a DVR...
  149. The problem could be due to any number of things....

    The problem could be due to any number of things. Did you try using the remote with a fresh set of batteries? Did you inadvertantly change the remote code on the remote so the Tivo no longer...
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    Hacking an unhacked DTivo to descramble existing...

    Hacking an unhacked DTivo to descramble existing recrodings is not something you'd want to do as your first Tivo hacking project. It's very complex and definitely not for beginners. You run the...
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