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    The fact that jafa didn't patent his design...

    The fact that jafa didn't patent his design effectively makes it public domain, I am afraid.

    The turbonet bears alot of similarities to a prototype found in the ax88796 datasheet, btw, and most of...
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    If the drive is locked you may have to use...

    If the drive is locked you may have to use qunlock too.
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    I agree, seeing David here was sorta funny at...

    I agree, seeing David here was sorta funny at first, but I think it's just not right to misuse the man's picture.

    I did like the picture where the person did "adolf bottler" though....
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    Someone else can have the same sort of customer...

    Someone else can have the same sort of customer service infrastructure that 9th Tee has now. The guy I bought mine from has been extremely helpful, but it's not as if much help was needed anyway.
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  5. Sticky: Re: Ok. Time for a list of working DVD Players for Tivo DVDs...

    1- Panasonic DVD-CV52 5 Disc DVD changer 2002


    2- Tystudio, DVDpatcher

    3- TMPGEnc DVD author
    4- Complete success, burned over 30 discs
    5- N/A

    6- N/A - Player doesn't play SVCD's
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    The board design would probably be copyrighted,...

    The board design would probably be copyrighted, as a loophole, since it's probably classified as "artwork". It's a rather minimal form of protection, if you ask me.

    But current US copyright law...
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    Re: DDB banned from TCF!

    THis is not really that new. This has been this way for a few months, IIRC.

    PVRExtreme.com (a site selling turbonet "workalike" cards) was also on the censored list, along with who knows what...
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    Well I beg to differ somewhat. I bought an...

    Well I beg to differ somewhat.

    I bought an X-Factor card, it used the same parts as TurboNET, and it was manufactured quite well using good components (an amphenol connector for the connector to...
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    The strange thing is that my Sony PS2 doesn't...

    The strange thing is that my Sony PS2 doesn't seem to have a problem with the MPEG2 audio...
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    I have the same Archos. I use Tystudio, DVD2AVI,...

    I have the same Archos. I use Tystudio, DVD2AVI, winamp, AC3tool (dolby digital only), virtualdub, DivX 5.0.5 MPEG4 codec.

    Here's my workflow:
    Download video off TiVo, video to DVD, audio no...
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    Which TiVo do you have? If it's a series 1 you...

    Which TiVo do you have? If it's a series 1 you should consider getting an ethernet card. 9thtee.com has the turbonet, but you may be able to find some other places which have it cheaper.

    If it's...
  12. Well this wasn't really a reboot. It was just...

    Well this wasn't really a reboot. It was just "stuck". I have a feeling it had a problem with the mpeg files from tivo.
  13. UPDATE: FlaskMPEG failed miserably. I ended...

    UPDATE: FlaskMPEG failed miserably.

    I ended up decompressing the video with DVD2AVI, decoding the MP2 or AC3 audio with winamp and then re-encoding the whole kaboodle with Virtualdub.
  14. Making DivX from mpeg's extracted with tystudio

    I'm trying to make some DivX files for use in my Archos jukebox multimedia. Basically they're 352x240 with MP3 audio. When I use virtualdub (modified for MPEG2) to encode from the MPEG file, it just...
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    Then why does TiVo say (go to the setup screen,...

    Then why does TiVo say (go to the setup screen, and do a system status) that their work is copyrighted and unauthorized distribution is illegal (I can't remember the exact verbage. TiVo sits far...
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    Oh boy, where shall I start. This is...

    Oh boy, where shall I start. This is fundamentally wrong on so many levels.

    First of all, the TiVo hardware will operate without the proprietary TiVo components contained in the TiVo software...
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    Pweed, just for the record, I have no problem...

    Pweed, just for the record, I have no problem with you profiting from selling products containing TiVo's IP. I just don't like the pot calling the kettle black, and on AVS TC, with the issue with...
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    So what makes the TiVo software different in this...

    So what makes the TiVo software different in this regard then?
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    Firstly, my X Factor DVR ethernet card is by no...

    Firstly, my X Factor DVR ethernet card is by no means illegal. You can argue this all you like, but the fact remains that there was never any patent filed for it, and a device or invention cannot be...
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    I could not have said it better myself.

    I could not have said it better myself.
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    The biggest clue that pweed knows nothing about...

    The biggest clue that pweed knows nothing about the GNU GPL is the fact that he doesn't acknowledge source code must be distributed freely if object code is subject to the GPL. You can argue this...
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    Although this doesn't really prove any legal...

    Although this doesn't really prove any legal argument, the TiVo hack faq does say:

    "2.14. Where can I download a virgin backup image on the Internet?

    Nowhere! This would violate TiVo's...
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    Exactly. TiVo is selling you a computer...

    Exactly.

    TiVo is selling you a computer (hardware), upon which they have installed an operating system (Linux) and an application (The TiVo software). They are three separate and distinct...
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    Then if that's the case, I want the entire...

    Then if that's the case, I want the entire verbatim source code of the TiVo from TiVo, not just the already GPL'ed code that they modified :)
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    cwingert, I personally believe that drive...

    cwingert,

    I personally believe that drive upgrades are okay. What I don't think is legal (strictly letter of law here) is distributing "ready to install" drives containing an entire distribution...
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    Firstly, you are no authority to tell me how far...

    Firstly, you are no authority to tell me how far I will get in my life. I for one did not build my successful life and career by illegally using someone else's intellectual property.

    Secondly,...
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    I'll bold the relevant sections which you...

    I'll bold the relevant sections which you conveniently twist to suit your own purpose:


    "If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered...
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    Redistribution of TiVo's modifications to...

    Redistribution of TiVo's modifications to existing free software, yes. They already do this. Their proprietary software which they designed from scratch, no.

    The GNU GPL says:
    If identifiable...
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    Your points noted (minus personal attacks.) ...

    Your points noted (minus personal attacks.)

    I'm merely seeking answers, and I don't intend to defame you. It seems as though you have a bit of an ego problem, and view me and my arguments as a...
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    Firstly, the connector on an RCA receiver (at...

    Firstly, the connector on an RCA receiver (at least on mine) is not an RJ-11. It's smaller, and actually is the same connector that's on a telephone handset cord.

    The pinouts for the connector...
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    Hey, if you want to talk about a "mature and...

    Hey, if you want to talk about a "mature and thoughtful manner", why don't you tell everyone why you began to resort to personally attacking me yesterday? I'm here to discuss the issues, so this is...
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    Re: Re: Legality of hard disk upgrades

    But weren't you telling me yesterday that your replacement drive upgrades were protected by the GNU GPL? I'm curious to hear how exactly this is so, since you've just contradicted yourself yet...
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    Are you totally sure TiVo has the reference...

    Are you totally sure TiVo has the reference design? The unit at CES was a nonfunctional mockup. They probably have the concept, but it's quite uncertain whether any development has been made. It...
  34. AVS has even filtered out the names of some of...

    AVS has even filtered out the names of some of those sites' competitors. You can't even PM someone with the website address, all you see is a bunch of stars.
  35. Originally posted by pweed [B] I...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by pweed
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    I don't believe that to be true. Let's look at some of their competitors:

    Microsoft Ultimate TV - Windows CE
    Scientific Atlanta 8000 PVR - PowerTV...
  36. Your first point has actually been touched on...

    Your first point has actually been touched on before, with a huge difference of opinion existing between Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman (FSF). From what I understand, Linus' position on Linux...
  37. Sirwill, You da man. It does mean though,...

    Sirwill,

    You da man.

    It does mean though, that anyone selling preconfigured TiVo drives with TiVo software is in violation of copyright. TiVo, however, does not enforce the copyright, due to...
  38. Without you giving me a reason, I'm still right...

    Without you giving me a reason, I'm still right (and this thread turns into a shouting match).


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    Then if not the software, which part of the TiVo is patented? The recording and search...
  39. [/b] These are two things I disagree with, and...

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    These are two things I disagree with, and I am beginning to think I was right all along. (Sorry, no credit is now due to you :) )

    So you're saying that when you distribute a device (har...
  40. Here's the relevant section from the GNU GPL:...

    Here's the relevant section from the GNU GPL:

    "You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of Sections 1 and...
  41. After doing research, it appears as though you...

    After doing research, it appears as though you are right about this one.

    But this means a few things:

    Anyone can manufacture TiVo DVR's using the same software, they just have to not use the...
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