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  1. I'm not seeing anything you describe on my S1...

    I'm not seeing anything you describe on my S1 @252 or my S2(udma6) @311c - and they're pretty well hack'd up. And there should be literally hundreds of channel combinations which follow the same...
  2. Using a 2 (or 3) x 4 switch? Sounds like a...

    Using a 2 (or 3) x 4 switch?

    Sounds like a horizontal vs vertical polarity issue. Possibly your dual LNB is sick. Switch should normally lock one of the dual LNB "sides" to vertical, and the...
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    Whew....

    A liitle hot in here guys! While I abhor censorship, I received enough complaints about this one to exercise my godly mouse. Let's try to keep it friendly - or at least fake it.
  4. Indeed, many of Tivo's original scripts as well...

    Indeed, many of Tivo's original scripts as well as rc.sysinit have commented lines to explain what the software is doing, and in some cases they've "commented out" code (last minute changes, etc).
    ...
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    BL...

    Guess you need to define "regular user". Many here do not allow their DTivo to call home - not exactly "regular"...

    Relatively few have indicated that they were updated from the stream. Many at...
  6. The "#" in front of a line tells the Tivo...

    The "#" in front of a line tells the Tivo software to ignore that line (except for the very first line in a script).

    Good software engineers use this to insert comments about what the code is...
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    May very well be hardware..

    As my T60's optical out is glowing red even with it switched off in software..
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    No prom update in this release... At any rate,...

    No prom update in this release...

    At any rate, you'd have to place the drive on a PC AFTER the update (and installation) and BEFORE a reboot to comment out the prom line. After all - it will...
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    My guess...

    Why is the stream update selective???

    A real phone-in on a unit MAY receive a .runme file (or small slice) that tells DTivo it to accept the stream upgrade. My own svclog lists the upgrade slices...
  10. Thread: 2.5.2 release

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    Re: Re: 2.5.2 / 3.1 Beta

    You have to get these slices first...

    There *is* a way to get them... :D

    Check some of the other logs... combine with what I've posted. :D

    I can get them "loaded" - but I'm still stuck...
  11. Thread: 2.5.2 release

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    To re-open the locals...

    You may want to try mvchannels to re-open the locals you reset - and see if 2.5.2 is happy.

    If 2.5.2 gets cranky, another option would be to open the other locals *AND* edit GIE and CDE to match...
  12. Thread: 2.5.2 release

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    hermanator...

    What you describe is quite odd indeed. I'd keep trying to boot the 2.5.2 partition... Perhaps change it from 2 feeds to one (or vice-versa) - if this can be changed during the "Acquiring" phase. ...
  13. Thread: 2.5.2 release

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    2.5.2 / 3.1 Beta

    I hadn't messed with the Tivo in weeks. It deletes all the logs each night and then "fakes" a call. Phone unplugged.

    Upon reports of people getting 2.5.2F6 on phone-ins, I thought I'd force a...
  14. Thread: 2.5.2 release

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    2.5.2

    It *may* come from the stream as well. My svclog - which logs Showcase/Mag downloads from the dish shows the new software is available in the stream... Mine didn't take it - code was...
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    I believe that 3.1 sync's DTivo with 3.0...

    I believe that 3.1 sync's DTivo with 3.0 Standalones. To that end, all I know of is "improved Tivo suggestions" - boring - and "record all episodes with duplicates" - boring...

    3.0 SA's have the...
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    3.1 Now in Beta, 2.5.2... And a Warning

    I can confirm that 3.1 for DTivo is now in beta testing. And there are no compelling features for the DTivo community.

    Version 2.5.2 - which fixes some bugs - has been in beta since December. ...
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    The oft-mentioned 3.0 is for SA only - not for...

    The oft-mentioned 3.0 is for SA only - not for DTivo. It's supposed to "synchronize" the code between "series 1" and "series 2" standalone units.

    There *will* be a 3.0 for DTivo sometime, but...
  18. Thread: IRD Number

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    EDIT: T_RJ beat me to this... Changing the...

    EDIT: T_RJ beat me to this...

    Changing the Tivo Service ID or SN (and thus, the IRD number - which is based on the Tivo ID) will give software version 2.5 some fits - it's no longer married, and...
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    FWIW...

    No updates to the 2.5 core... yet.

    -001 = Philips
    -011 = Sony
    -031 = Hughes

    The manufacturer flavors account for different remotes, background screens etc...
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    Should read 35 hours for a 40G drive. Can't help...

    Should read 35 hours for a 40G drive. Can't help on extreme specifics - maybe you should post in the DTivo Hacking Forum area..
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    You mean: ...

    You mean:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=46652
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    It was enough to cancel my Enterprise recording...

    It was enough to cancel my Enterprise recording mid-stream... waaaaaaahhhh ...... Reset for weekend rerun - oh, it was a rerun anyway...

    Many similar reports at AVSForum. Looks like someone...
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    BubbaJ... Exactly my supposition as well... ...

    BubbaJ...

    Exactly my supposition as well... Sounds like it got reflashed with the factory prom....
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    BubbaJ...

    We still worship you too... for making our Tivos boot faster.
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    Linux can't find something.. How do you boot...

    Linux can't find something..

    How do you boot Linux? Floppy / CD ?

    Where on IDE is your DOS drive? Your Tivo drive?

    Following assumes DOS is primary master.
    Tivo drive is secondary master....
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    A Plug for How-To's

    I think most of these questions are answered in some excellent FAQs...

    http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/

    http://www.tivofaq.com/hack/faq.html
  27. New to Tivo Hacks? - Start Here...

    I hate to give you more reading material, but have you tried these? These helpful docs should be considered the first read..

    http://www.tivofaq.com/hack/faq.html
    ...
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    In my experience - without this script - a fully...

    In my experience - without this script - a fully updated DTivo left unplugged long enough for them to expire would require a phone call to reinitialize.

    Same as restoring a 3 week old backup - all...
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    Welcome to the board..

    First off... we shy away from talk on hacking DTV - and it may earn you some flames - but we are very open about Tivo hacks.

    That said, we have several threads dealing with log elimination - and...
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    Varies from week-to-week. But 15 is correct at...

    Varies from week-to-week. But 15 is correct at this moment in time.
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    Ahhh... the magic "initialization" I've been...

    Ahhh... the magic "initialization" I've been hunting for - as if a word from god... I am humbled...

    My lord - has your wisdom focused its attention on annulling the marriage that the software...
  32. Creates a 0-byte file. Used on the Tivo for...

    Creates a 0-byte file. Used on the Tivo for conditional branching with hacks (like setting a switch):

    if file exists mytouchedfile , etc....
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    I've also seen some curious behavior. My main...

    I've also seen some curious behavior.

    My main unit, installed in Nov with Show/Mag enabled, had been keeping up all along - until about late Jan. Then it apparently stopped updating.

    Another...
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    Disclaimer...

    Dealdatabase does not want to be perceived as prejudiced or demeaning to any race, creed, religion, sex, or handicap.

    The use of the term "retard" could be construed as insulting to our...
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    Thanks Zap..

    I figured that surgeon would have a more elegant solution..

    As for anyone who questions whether they're getting updated via the stream, check your Mag today. Do you see a much expanded initial...
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    FWIW...

    I have not messed with XTreme at all - so I can't talk directly to it.

    But I would guess that XTreme uses a modified TClient-lib.itcl (in the /tvlib/tcl/tv directory) to make it look like Tivo...
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    These were downloaded over the phone...

    These were downloaded over the phone...
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    Odd...

    Forced a call on my "former" lifetime subbed unit - unsubbed by a Tivo server foul-up. Today it came back level 4, Internal Testing. From what I've read elsewhere, this is how they're slowly fixing...
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    Digitz...

    Roll my PM box with some regularity - but I have the modified SvrResp to send him. Have to pull it off the other box - tomorrow..
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    Synthesis...

    On my production unit - receiveing Mag/Show since Nov, I have lots of old games listed - heck *ALL* the NFL playoff games are still listed - but show "no upcoming showings..". Yet I also have games...
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    Didn't I tell youse guys - ya gotta wait... ...

    Didn't I tell youse guys - ya gotta wait...

    Everyone else.. better hurry. These will probably be good for this week. After that, give or take, it *won't* work - unless we hack the expiration...
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    Try a reboot. If no go, repeat the procedure..

    Try a reboot. If no go, repeat the procedure..
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    BigDog... Tivo updates the Mag/Show nightly...

    BigDog...

    Tivo updates the Mag/Show nightly from the stream. That's the "Service Download" listed in System Information. Occurs between 2-3AM each night.

    Apparently, if you miss enough of...
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    The errors come from the bug in the script, which...

    The errors come from the bug in the script, which attempts to load the .gz files (compressed slices) - which Tivo doesn't know how to load. This leaves behind some unloaded, uncompressed slices.
    ...
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    For those wanting to load the slices, Digitz had...

    For those wanting to load the slices, Digitz had upped a script to do just that. There's a slight bug in it.. it tries to load the .gz files as well (easy to fix). Run it twice. It will take a...
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    Thanks Chainsawbob...

    Get 'em *NOW* - while they're still valid.

    Loaded these on my test unit - and for the first time - *EVER* - Show and Mag are working right. I presume - like my other units which have Show/Mag...
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    I wasn't alone... Apparently Tivo updated...

    I wasn't alone...

    Apparently Tivo updated their servers' database software, and inadvertently killed many legit lifetime subs. Only way to fix is through DTV. Several complaints at AVSForum.
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    They're store on the MFS partition - only...

    They're store on the MFS partition - only accessible through the tivosh commands.
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    You *have* to be running Tivonet or PPP/Serial. ...

    You *have* to be running Tivonet or PPP/Serial. FTP is a TCP/IP protocol. It won't work with a direct serial connection and bash prompt.

    Tivonet or PPP/Serial establishes a TCP/IP connection to...
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    Well... the unit was an "open box" that,...

    Well... the unit was an "open box" that, apparently, had already been "lifetimed". That's how it used to come back after making a call.

    Now it comes back "never set-up" after a call.

    Rather...
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    Digitz..

    Damn... looks like my lifetime sub "expired". No longer able to assist in the download of slices over the phone.

    Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn, damn.
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    Open up rc.sysinit in Joe. Search for...

    Open up rc.sysinit in Joe.

    Search for "syslogd".

    Place a "#" at the beginning of the syslogd line.

    One line below is "klogd". Place a "#" in front of that as well.

    Your logs won't grow -...
  53. Thread: Tivo UPdates

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    Version 2.5 software gets a nightly sat download...

    Version 2.5 software gets a nightly sat download of new Showcases and Tivo Mag updates (this is the "service download" you see in the system info screen).

    Supposedly, software updates are *only*...
  54. I haven't seen all the units, but I know that the...

    I haven't seen all the units, but I know that the Philips has a Power Up splash screen with their logo, and the background on many menus has a translucent Philips name fading in and out.

    And the...
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    Here's my verification that it doesn't get...

    Here's my verification that it doesn't get wiped...

    Restored an old backup with Mag/Show already enabled. On power up, Mag shows "No Programs", Show says "3 days" - they had all "expired". Set...
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    I have no qualms about running the procedure I...

    I have no qualms about running the procedure I proposed. Only trouble is to figure how long it takes for everything to "expire" - and assure something is downloaded.

    Time consuming - but in the...
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    Musta missed this thread...

    Sorry I'm so late chiming in... are we going for 20 pages??

    Nice to see InTek back visiting. He's been quite a busy guy...

    As for some of the logging ideas... yet another method to minimize...
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    Digitz...

    OK.. here's what I'll do. I don't really want to f**k with the subbed unit too much - it's my main viewing unit - and I believe that it stores a call ID, so I can't use a backup predating any phone...
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    Too many projects, eh... Yes, you got the logs...

    Too many projects, eh...

    Yes, you got the logs from Monday with the changes to SvrResp applied. Nothing was downloaded during the phone call - nor during the previous call on Saturday. The...
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    Not dead yet - by a long shot. I provided some...

    Not dead yet - by a long shot.

    I provided some logs, but so far my Tivo hasn't downloaded *anything* through the phone line with the few calls I let it make over the weekend. So there hasn't been...
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    I get this from time-to-time on my test T60 box. ...

    I get this from time-to-time on my test T60 box. I unplug the power, wait for drive to spin down, and repower - and it loads.

    Also make sure all cables are seated. Unplug and replug them - flat...
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    Don't give up yet... Go to the *massive* Tivo...

    Don't give up yet... Go to the *massive* Tivo forum at AVSForum.

    Run a search on "optical output" or something like that. Check the Tivo Undergroud as well as the DirecTV with Tivo forums...
    ...
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    Welcome aboard Mentler.

    :p
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    Sorry zorrozzzzz....

    As I read through the thread, I couldn't tell if you actually tried enabling it through the preferences menu or not. Your first post suggested that you had not found the menu to enable it. T_RJ and...
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    :rolleyes: :confused: :rolleyes: :D :eek: :mad:...

    :rolleyes: :confused: :rolleyes: :D :eek: :mad: :p :( :confused:

    Strange thread...
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    Did you try Menu - Messages/Setup - My...

    Did you try Menu - Messages/Setup - My Preferences - Audio?
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    From what I understand, we can't mix/match the...

    From what I understand, we can't mix/match the slices - yet. Load the T60 SwSystem, and the Philips remote codes slice.

    Better question for Digitz.

    I've been testing this procedure to try to...
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    Welcome khmann...

    Missed this thread earlier...

    Many of us remember you well... Hope the family addition hasn't put too much of a hole in your rest schedule...

    Your problem does sound heat related - to the ICs...
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    Not necessarily pointing a finger at the service...

    Not necessarily pointing a finger at the service downloads... may be "normal" behavior.

    My main T60 - which came with lifetime Tivo sub - was updated via phone calls. Mag/Show been working fine...
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    Perhaps it was cleaning old stuff up. I'll see...

    Perhaps it was cleaning old stuff up. I'll see if next backup shrinks. The old files are not on the root... and I don't know how to check disk space on MFS.

    Perhaps a switch on the "mls" command...
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    Let my main T60 call in... its got a lifetime...

    Let my main T60 call in... its got a lifetime sub. No downloads to /var/packages, but there was *lots* of disk activity (about 15 minutes) after the call ended, and before it would fully complete...
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    Sorry about the corrupt image. Tried to reup -...

    Sorry about the corrupt image. Tried to reup - failed. Gave up - doesn't let me delete or overwrite the bad ones..

    But.. perhaps no good anyway. Retested this image (it's a month old). ...
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    DTivo records directly from the DTV-compressed...

    DTivo records directly from the DTV-compressed stream - and does not add any more compression (that's why we don't have a quality setting on the DTivo).

    On replay, the picture is decoded just as...
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    By request...

    I've upped my DSR6K pending restart image to ftp.emptyhearts.com. This is the image with Mag/Showcases already embedded. There are no hacks applied to this image.

    Cheers.
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    Switch...

    Nice catch... I was looking for these as well, but still unsure how to make DTivo eat them.

    As I had posted some time ago, I had purchased a new DSR6K and let it call home. First call, it...
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    Meathead...

    kspades must have had a bad night. Of course he didn't assume the "badass" handle without reason.

    But he's very knowledgeable with Tivos. Consider it an honor that you attracted his interest.
    ...
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    No "wink" - interactive stuff - on DTivo. But...

    No "wink" - interactive stuff - on DTivo. But still requires Hu.

    Check www.wink.com for an explanation of "wink".
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    Tivos come in two flavors - SA and DirecTivo ...

    Tivos come in two flavors - SA and DirecTivo

    SA = Standalone. Couple of brands, but guts are the same. They take RCA/S-Vid inputs from a variety of sources - cable, sat, your own video, etc.
    ...
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    I can tell that it's no rocket science to get a...

    I can tell that it's no rocket science to get a splash screen, but what about changing the backgrounds stored in MFS - or the remote codes.

    Anyone figured out the db manipulations to replace the...
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    All was on the todo list anyway. Always wanted...

    All was on the todo list anyway. Always wanted to figure out access to MFS anyway. Also to figure where the marriage keys are.

    Here's what I've tried - from tivosh prompt:

    mls / #gives MFS...
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    I don't want to raise any warning flags yet. ...

    I don't want to raise any warning flags yet. Heck.. now that I check, the backup size of my fully enabled unit is also increasing.
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    While I agree that these are worthless features,...

    While I agree that these are worthless features, I just don't feel the hack is complete until all features are enabled. Many have asked how to do this without calling in.

    And I've noticed that...
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    Haden't perused that site in a while. That link,...

    Haden't perused that site in a while. That link, and others, does provide clues, in tivosh:

    mls / #lists MFS directory (or /subdir)
    ToMFS #copy to MFS
    FromMFS #copy from MFS...
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    Dennis / Glitched

    Do either have the Showcase/Mag embedded?

    When I let a new Philips phone in, it downloaded Show/Mag first - then it downloaded 2.5. So my Philips "pending restart" image brings me Show/Mag...
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    BubbaJ

    Ok.. I'll bite.

    How do I replace - say - the Philips menu backgrounds (with the Philips name zooming in and out) with my Sony screens - which don't bear a manufacturer's name.

    Seems to me, the...
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    Vreis, Smokeman...

    I am not yet aware of any DTivo software hacks which do what you desire - yet. I am not aware of anyone specifically addressing the issue via DTivo software.

    And I don't think that discussions of...
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    Join the Yahoo group "jp1". Though geared for...

    Join the Yahoo group "jp1". Though geared for OFA and Radio Shack remotes, there is a spreadsheet for the T60 which may have the codes you seek.
  88. Thread: help

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    For now, it needs to call Tivo to download and...

    For now, it needs to call Tivo to download and enable the Show/Mag functions.

    I have a "pending restart" Philips image with Mag enabled and the Showcase info is embedded (but not switched on). I...
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    Let me know how "Clear and Delete Everything"...

    Let me know how "Clear and Delete Everything" works. It will take a while...
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    New or Used System??

    You say you just got this?

    Go to Menu-Setup-System Information. Is SW version 2.5-01-1-011?

    If so, no units have shipped with 2.5 to my knowledge (anyone see a recent MFG date on the label?). ...
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    Not a taboo topic...

    Unlike AVSForum, fixup is *not* taboo on this board - we're "anything goes" as far as Tivo/DTivo. So go ahead and post publically.

    Just steer clear of specific DTV hacking - for now.
  92. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    Why??

    Had to get PPP/serial for TivoWeb.

    'Bout the only reason I know to get TivoWeb is to explore the MFS database. But that's a *big* reason. It's the reason I got it going.

    You can easily...
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    Noticed this AM that the seemingly stable and...

    Noticed this AM that the seemingly stable and conservative setup I had going for 17 days has reverted to just the local byte locals. Only had three other channels opened.

    So in my case - the...
  94. December 27

    Channel 901 - More locals coming 12/27. Presume that's when they flip the spot-beam switch.

    People may wish to wait before they lose sleep trying to get the guide data. This game will change...
  95. My $.02 ... Did something similar over two...

    My $.02 ...

    Did something similar over two weeks ago.

    Set local byte to home market - wait to come in and gets guide data.
    Do again for 2 other markets.

    Reset local byte to home market -...
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    Here's a question.. How did the Tivo/DTivo...

    Here's a question..

    How did the Tivo/DTivo Hacking forums get integrated into the theme of the site?

    Seems to have become the premier site for DTivo hacking. Has this had any positive or...
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    Or - from bash: bootpage -p /dev/hda This...

    Or - from bash:

    bootpage -p /dev/hda

    This will print out current boot info.
    Should return root=/dev/hdax, where x=root partition.

    bootpage -P (note cap "P") allows you to make changes.
    ...
  98. Thread: Alt.dss.hack

    by chipster
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    So goes the fate of becoming the premier DTivo...

    So goes the fate of becoming the premier DTivo hack site... it comes with the territory.

    We were all newbies at one time or another - in one area or another. I'm particularly encouraged by the...
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    It's explained in the pdf's for 2.5 on the Tivo...

    It's explained in the pdf's for 2.5 on the Tivo site.

    This is the nightly Showcase/Mag download.
  100. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    When it came to getting PPP working for me, I...

    When it came to getting PPP working for me, I thought I would wear out the IDE connector before I got it going. Biggest problem wsa ym dyslexic ytping - my own worst enema.
  101. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    drapatin

    Got to read the directions... closely!! My files only save some typing - but you've got more to do...

    Check the PPP/Serial site I posted earlier.

    Still have to copy pppd to custpppd - see the...
  102. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    IVAC - Ouch. I don't get 'em - unless I surf the...

    IVAC - Ouch. I don't get 'em - unless I surf the channels real fast (a common problem).

    Oh... I forgot. You need to comment out the following lines in rc.remote-login:

    if [$user = Hoochster];...
  103. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    Ahhh details. I stand corrected. Never messed...

    Ahhh details. I stand corrected. Never messed with a standalone. When I first started messing with the DTivo - I had mistaken DSS port to mean the card slot - seemed logical. Didn't want others...
  104. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    PPP / Serial

    As promised, attached are the files that work for me to get PPP. You still have to copy pppd to custpppd, and create the cua3. And you need a pppaddr file in /var/tmp if you don't want to mess with...
  105. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    Re: Had some time, so here it is...

    OK, ok - so there a method to use "shondss" or "ppondss" to choose which to load. But the script never even changes a bootparm (on partition 1).

    Another layer of complexity.

    I find it a bit...
  106. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    PPP over serial

    OK boyz...

    The PPP/Serial link I posted is what I used sometime back to get mine going. It had some errors (that I forget right now - but supposedly fixed) - and it took me about 10 hours between...
  107. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    What "IWantMyDTV" was talking about: PPP over...

    What "IWantMyDTV" was talking about:

    PPP over serial establishes a TCP/IP connection to your Tivo through the serial port. This "locks out" the serial port for other uses - it's basically a low...
  108. Thread: TivoWeb

    by chipster
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    It's a little tedious - but it works great once...

    It's a little tedious - but it works great once you get it going. PPP over serial and TivoWeb. TivoWeb is a great way to browse the database.

    PPP over serial uses Windows as a dial-up server. A...
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    Besides mrblack51, I know of at least two other...

    Besides mrblack51, I know of at least two other posters here that have working DTivo 101/119 setups.
  110. Thanks BubbaJ..

    Back to the drawing board...

    In fact, on closer inspection of irprog, look like it's loading the atmel - and IR refers to the IRD. Should have seen this before.
  111. Haven't looked very hard, but the wallpaper...

    Haven't looked very hard, but the wallpaper (whatever) files should be easy to find as well.

    In the /sbin directory, besides the ir*.hex files, is an executable called "irprog". This is also...
  112. Can you test something..??

    As zap (I think) posted elsewhere, the Sony remote and the T60 support *three* code sets. Allows you to have 3 Sony DTivos in the same room.

    What I'd like to test is if the Sony remote can...
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    Ellipse

    Are you receiving AOL1001-1009?? Perhaps I'm missing a tier somewhere. Hope I'm not missing something juicy!!

    What's on them?

    You can disable them through the Tivo GUI.

    DirecTV menu -...
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    _Formula

    Whew... at least it's consistent with my observation.

    I like consistency.

    And I see you like Texas locals. Haven't been testing those for guide data.
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    _Forlmula - What'd I miss?

    Looks like expr.tcl will save a lot of time instead of using Tivo's clear. Was preparing something similar - thanks for saving me.

    Now - just what do you mean that you've got normal expressions...
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    For the Curious

    For those that wish to make a dump like the one's I posted, take Metamucil.

    Or you can use the attached script - slightly modified from the original data.tcl to report the fsid as well.

    This...
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    For _Formula

    Thanks to the victims, I mean, *volunteers* who have provided data dumps off their oval dish setups.

    I've attached 2 such files, coverted to Excel, within the zip, mostly to assist _Formula's...
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    Re: Volunteer Found - Thank You

    Still f*cked. No guide data for Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, - and several others.

    Now to research if the order in which they're opened makes a diff - and how the magically instant appearance of...
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    Volunteer Found - Thank You

    And I did the deed. Opened 30 non-overlapping locals.

    Cleared CBV, CDE.
    Changed GIE to same as CNN (and about everything else).
    Verified changes - OK. Reboot for luck.
    Reverified - changes...
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    Tivo Knows - Oval/Round - Need Oval Dish Volunteer

    _Formula:

    Looks like Tivo's smart. Set to oval - tries to detect multiswitch and fails. Let's me continue - then fails again while "acquiring satellite data". Still lets me ignore the error. ...
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    In for a penny...

    I've had a problem with your last few posts. Please read slowly...

    Are you using a script called: showlocals.tcl ???
    Are you using a script called: selectlocals.tcl ???

    SHOWLOCALS.TCL is...
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    FWIW

    IVAC has always been a very common problem with DTivo/EMU and fast channel surfing.

    Some report no IVAC using SLE2.3, others report no IVAC using very fast processors.

    My unsolicited advice -...
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    Do I call you Mr. TCL?

    I also search every Tivo TCL/ITCL (even executables) - but was looking for "int" or "multi". Great detective work - you've earned the Holmes pipe (with his usual smoke - think he smoked ..... ).
    ...
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    Please read (and reread) each word, ".", and "/"...

    Please read (and reread) each word, ".", and "/" in this post. All capitalizations are for EMPHASIS.

    You've got bash.

    You changed your directory to /var/hack.

    You uploaded *****...
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    _Formula: Ya' know - you're right. My list is...

    _Formula:

    Ya' know - you're right. My list is only for the 101 bird - using a round dish. It *is* complete for the 101 satellite.

    Perhaps someone with an oval dish receiving the 119 bird can...
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    The script which takes those arguments is...

    The script which takes those arguments is "selectlocals.tcl" from page 6 of this thread. Check page 5 for city codes.

    Otherwise - yes and yes.
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    Or keep the card out...

    In my testing with the subbed box:

    1) Pulled out card (actually, my dummy card - hardwired 1 chip EMU)

    2) Restored a virgin 2.0.1 backup. Checked for and deleted logs while attached to PC.
    ...
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    Star Trek Junkie's Conservative Solution

    Until we figure out how to alter (versus delete) the GIE field, here's my conservative solution for home locals and Star Trek - all guide data is coming in, and it appears stable (for now??):

    1) ...
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    _Formula: Thanks for the ps site. Heck,...

    _Formula:

    Thanks for the ps site. Heck, that's where I grabbed chattr months ago. Don't know how I missed ps. FWIW, there's a whole /devbin directory (without ps or chattr) at PVRHack
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    Menu on remote Messages and Setup System Reset...

    Menu on remote
    Messages and Setup
    System Reset
    Restart the Receiver
    Thumbs Down, Thumbs Down, Thumbs Down, Enter

    :(

    By the way, tivosh is not very keyboard friendly. But it has many of the...
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    To kill an active process: Enter tivosh at the...

    To kill an active process:

    Enter tivosh at the bash prompt. Puts you into the tivosh shell. Careful typing here. Tivosh does not know backspace.

    Type: ps
    Find three digit number for the...
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    Since my test box came back from service at the...

    Since my test box came back from service at the end of October (after 10 weeks waiting) - I haven't had time for TV. Too much hacking.... first the PROM, then the kernel, testing upgrade...
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    _Formula: Suggesting we hide 594-598!!...

    _Formula:

    Suggesting we hide 594-598!! Forbidden! :D



    Hoochster:

    Per Fugg, anything in /var is vulnerable at reboot. I create and use /devbin for hack scripts and other commands not...
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    Disclaimer

    drapatin:

    What type of setup do you have. Do you already get some locals through your DTV subscription?

    The syntax for *just* UPN, NY is:

    ./selectlocals.tcl NY9

    If you already get...
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    What is the destination of the backup?? You'd...

    What is the destination of the backup?? You'd better have another drive hooked up with about 200M free.

    You need to mount your other drive (DOS or Linux) for a destination.

    I recommend...
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    Calling all TCL gurus - Help!!

    If you've followed some of this too-long thread, the task is to force a List or Array into a database record. Our attempts to do this result in "error - expected integer". Yet the original content...
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    It's got to call - and be subbed!

    In my testing, if you let DTivo upgrade from 2.0.1 to 2.5 the Tivo way:

    1) First phone call downloads 2.5. Restart - 2.5 is up and running. Showcase/Mag says wait 3 days. I forced another...
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    2 hours... Quicker to restore a backup - except...

    2 hours... Quicker to restore a backup - except if I have recordings since the last backup... Good to know. Only my production machine has the Showcases/Mags - my test box was never subbed, so Tivo...
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    I'm also new to the whole thing - learning by...

    I'm also new to the whole thing - learning by examination of Tivo's own scripts and others posted. Double kudos for figuring it out as a *new* scripting language!

    So clear program data resets...
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    _Formula.. Will be about a half-hour before I...

    _Formula..

    Will be about a half-hour before I can get the dump. Running another backup.

    On dialup today and for the next week. God! It sucks....
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    Beat me to it.. Juppers: If it weren't for...

    Beat me to it..

    Juppers: If it weren't for the fact that some of my guide data refuses to come in, I'd be delighted with just clearing the fields - and looping it to keep it there. Think you've...
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    Had request on how I got the data in the...

    Had request on how I got the data in the spreadsheet. Ran the following (attached - change name to *.tcl):

    ./data.tcl > data.txt

    Imported the txt file into excel as ";" delimited.

    I added...
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    Those values were from Chicago. Was just...

    Those values were from Chicago. Was just preparing a script to use CNN value (only GIE). But you indicate the syntax won't work.

    How bout this - help with syntax. Get GIE from CNN, store to a...
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    OK... while I restore once again to my test...

    OK... while I restore once again to my test unit...

    Set local byte to Chicago, change GIE and CDE to match Chicago's on other (non-overlapping) channels - and all should come in.

    What if I use...
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    Locals Spreadsheet

    FWIW

    I've attached a data dump of *all* the channels from a virgin database - with the field values we've been messing with. I also added the locale and network affiliation.

    I notice that...
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    So I'll wait and see.... No hurry.

    So I'll wait and see.... No hurry.
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    Some Cities No Guide Data - Anyone Else?

    Anyone else have problems getting guide data? Not getting data for Chicago, Cleveland, and Atlanta.

    Changed my script to open 30 channels in their proper locations without overlap. Most cities...
  148. AAADiver: Perhaps you've simply got a bad CD...

    AAADiver:

    Perhaps you've simply got a bad CD burn...

    Download the Kazymyr Boot CD ISO, burn it to a CD - at a slow setting - and see if this boots. If so, your problems are elsewhere.

    Get...
  149. Check the tivofaq link I just posted. This has a...

    Check the tivofaq link I just posted. This has a great step-by-step on bash and what it is... (basically a Linux command prompt - Linux eq of C:\> )
  150. Someone beat me to it but... No, don't need...

    Someone beat me to it but...

    No, don't need drive on PC... but that's one way to get it on the drive.

    Of couse, the proper way to maintain service is to subscribe and let Tivo call home...
    ...
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