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    Another really good idea for testing is putting a...

    Another really good idea for testing is putting a sleep in before your new code. I once had a script running that was supposed to direct it's output to the current working terminal, but instead it...
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    Has anybody determined the source of this...

    Has anybody determined the source of this problem?

    Does it only happen on the windows version of mplayer?

    Any more info that anybody has about this would be much appreciated. If I'm missing an...
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    Jim, you certainly have put more into this than I...

    Jim, you certainly have put more into this than I have as far as troubleshooting.

    The one thing I would try, but cannot put up with myself, is go into the setup for the tivo and change it back to...
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    mplayer - fast forward and reverse

    I feel like such a tool posting this question, but I haven't seen mention of it (I'll admit I haven't read all 56 pages of the mplayer beta thread) and searching has availed nothing.

    The below is...
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    Excellent work on this. If it helps sway you,...

    Excellent work on this.

    If it helps sway you, I'm also looking for a nice GUI to mplayer that will play ty's from the local hard drive.
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    I notice it whether I'm using an HU card or my...

    I notice it whether I'm using an HU card or my subbed legit P4 card....especially on low motion type scenes....ie. cartoons or animated movies.

    Scene changes that flip to a very still or low...
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    Sticky: This upgrade is meant for those who are upgrading...

    This upgrade is meant for those who are upgrading their 25Xtreme software. If you do not have this already then I think it is recommended that you first install 25Xtreme (warning: this will...
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    Sticky: If you try to watch scrambled shows with...

    If you try to watch scrambled shows with noscramble on (or vice versa,) you will simply get an error from tivo saying the show was not recorded ...something...something....

    P4 is only required on...
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    Sticky: Update: Out of curiosity I just checked the...

    Update: Out of curiosity I just checked the system messages and it has the last call occuring at 5am this morning.

    Now I don't know if it actually completed a call or if that was the last time I...
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    Sticky: Fixsub.tcl is no longer present: /hack/bin# ls...

    Fixsub.tcl is no longer present:
    /hack/bin# ls -l /tvbin/fixsub.tcl
    ls: /tvbin/fixsub.tcl: No such file or directory
    /hack/bin#

    I thought I read this was because it would not work in 2.5.2...
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    Sticky: My upgrade issues

    I have finally upgraded my 2.5 tivo to 2.5.2 via the serial connection (just didn't feel like pulling the drives.)

    Everything is up and running just fine except xplusz doesn't seem to work.
    ...
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    I too have thought it would be convenient to put...

    I too have thought it would be convenient to put in a NowShowing in with the releases....I can see jdiner's point about not wanting to put out something that is going to break some people, but a...
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    DGT, What quality setting are you using? I most...

    DGT,
    What quality setting are you using?
    I most commonly use "motion estimation search" and a Dual Athlon XP 1800 can do a 23 minute show in about 25 minutes.
    If you are using "highest quality"...
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    If you are in a big city keep in contact with...

    If you are in a big city keep in contact with your pawn shops. It is rare, but everynow and then you can score a tivo for real cheap. My boss got his hughes for 65$...have remote, cables,...
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    To flash the tivo you need to use Xtreme25 (the...

    To flash the tivo you need to use Xtreme25 (the 252 version assumes you have already flashed ....i think.)

    If the extraction of the Xtreme25 image is aborting at 99% then the only thing that is...
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    Unless you've already tried it....I think the one...

    Unless you've already tried it....I think the one on:
    http://www.pitoudistro.com/pd/xtreme.html
    is good.
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    Try: "mount /dev/hdb /mnt/d" (make sure /mnt/d...

    Try: "mount /dev/hdb /mnt/d" (make sure /mnt/d directory exists, either create it, or pick an empty directory that does exist in the /mnt directory)
    Then "cd /mnt/d" and have a look around.
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    25Xtreme is an OS for the tivo. Some people...

    25Xtreme is an OS for the tivo.
    Some people back up their original tivo drives and burn them off to CD leave the backup image of their tivo on their windows/linux drive. Some people leave their...
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    personally I like the philips remote better than...

    personally I like the philips remote better than the sony remote....but again that is the only thing different.
    That and the color. So perhaps if one goes better with your home decore..... :)
  20. Thread: Skip Commercials

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    I've actually gotten used to the ffwd correction....

    I've actually gotten used to the ffwd correction. Ie. I let it run at ffwd 3 frames into the show and hit play....it auto corrects and i'm right where I wanna be (most of the time.)
    Of course...
  21. Thread: Tivo Service Data

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    I think snoopy is refering to a way to force the...

    I think snoopy is refering to a way to force the service data download and not a software update etc.

    I think it does stand to reason that you could initiate and service data download. The...
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    The best you are going to get on a receiver is a...

    The best you are going to get on a receiver is a signal strength meter.
    If you are using satellite for internet and want to know your theoretical limits, I'm sure they are posted on DTV's satellite...
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    Havanahjoe, the Hughes, Philips, and Sony DTivos...

    Havanahjoe, the Hughes, Philips, and Sony DTivos are almost identical. As a matter of fact the Hughes and Philips are so alike they use the same 25Xtreme image. The Sony is only different because...
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    The only way your tivo would take an update is if...

    The only way your tivo would take an update is if you had the phone line plugged in.
    Check your tivo's software version in the system messages menu. If you are still at 2.5.X then you should be...
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    First open up tera term on the tivo and type: ...

    First open up tera term on the tivo and type: ifconfig
    Be sure that eth0 is listed and has the ip you assigned to it.
    If eth0 is not there or is set to 0.0.0.0 then something has been done...
  26. Thread: Button shortcuts?

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    It's amazing. I've been around for some time now...

    It's amazing. I've been around for some time now and this is the first I've heard of this. I probably won't use it much, but just another case of that learn something new every day thing. :)
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    If you have another 40+ gig hard drive laying...

    If you have another 40+ gig hard drive laying around you might consider placing an image on it and trying to get it to boot in the tivo.

    That would at least tell you wether it was a drive problem...
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    Olaf is especially good about putting the latest...

    Olaf is especially good about putting the latest version at the Beginning of his stick thread.
    jdiner generally puts the latest version of his software near the end of the How To's sticky.

    It can...
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    Don't give up. Try re-Xtreming. Be sure the...

    Don't give up.

    Try re-Xtreming.
    Be sure the hard drive you are using in the tivo doesn't have any issues (run the manufacturer's diagnostics on it to be sure all is OK)
    Try a different hard...
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    It wasn't really a big feature anyway (as far as...

    It wasn't really a big feature anyway (as far as I am concerned.)

    I wasn't even aware that it only worked on the Sony's because I have never even looked into using it.

    I may be lazy, but I can...
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    That is strange. I'm not entirely sure about the...

    That is strange. I'm not entirely sure about the 3.X version of the software, but in 2.5.1 if you are legitimately authorized for columbus locals then you shouldn't have to do anything. No messing...
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    Anybody got a bead on what the media is going to...

    Anybody got a bead on what the media is going to cost?
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    The ir blaster is used to control your vcr. I...

    The ir blaster is used to control your vcr. I think if you had a tape in your vcr, and you used the Save to VCR function it would auto-magically start your vcr recroding.

    How exacty to use it is...
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    Daisy-Chaining two Multiswitches ???

    Has anybody ever daisy-chained two 2X4 multiswitches?
    Meaning If I have two multiswitches each that take two satellite inputs and have four outputs. Could I take two of the outputs from...
  35. Thread: Editing the MPG

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    if you check out tmpgenc's official site under...

    if you check out tmpgenc's official site under the download tab it says this:

    VFAPI plug-in for TMPGEnc project file

    Version 2.59 It came to be enclosed by the program main part

    So if you...
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    Not sure about the ver 3.0 part of your question...

    Not sure about the ver 3.0 part of your question as I haven't made the jump yet, but here's some info on the rest:

    If you intend to purchase ppv's over the website and then record them then noppv...
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    Hmm....Some people say the problem with a 40 gig...

    Hmm....Some people say the problem with a 40 gig drive not accepting the generally accpeted public image is that one manufacturer's definition of 40 gb is not that same as another's. I find that...
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    Give the specific error...ussually there is more...

    Give the specific error...ussually there is more to a "not found."
    It might help further troubleshoot your problem.
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    BL is dead on. Bad characters = baud rate of...

    BL is dead on. Bad characters = baud rate of terminal program not set to what the tivo is set to.

    Not to be mean here, but this comes up ALOT and a search would have revealed many posts previous...
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    You did a chattr +i to an untested rc.sysinit?...

    You did a chattr +i to an untested rc.sysinit?
    Thats one to learn from. :)

    You might want to look into a script someone wrote to restore a good copy of the rc.sysinit, in the event that the...
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    What's with the doomsdayers lately? noscramble...

    What's with the doomsdayers lately?
    noscramble has been working in 3.1 for some time...if you have the xtreme version of 3.x and don't use the phone line you have nothing to fear.
    If you do have...
  42. Thread: Extract questions

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    Cap'n, I am a bit new as a DTV subscriber, but...

    Cap'n,
    I am a bit new as a DTV subscriber, but its been 6 months for me with no phone line on 3 receivers.....I don't think they could force people to have a phone connection. I have alot of...
  43. Thread: Editing the MPG

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    Sorry about leaving out the DVD2AVI you will need...

    Sorry about leaving out the DVD2AVI you will need to do that.

    You have to make sure you have the most recent version of tmpeg with mpg2 support built in. Otherwise, if you have an old version...
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    Re: Screensavers TurboNet install...

    Bunch of CRAP.
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    The How To stickies in this forum are a good...

    The How To stickies in this forum are a good place to start.

    Another good link with some of what you may need:
    http://www.tivostuff.com/
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    People I know who have DeskStar's have renamed...

    People I know who have DeskStar's have renamed them DeathStar's. I'm not up on the whole scandal, but wasn't there something about IBM themselves saying that deskstars should NOT be run 24/7??? and...
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    Didn't you keep the security sticker safe? If...

    Didn't you keep the security sticker safe? If so, seal tivo back up, slap the sticker back on and take back to wherever you got it from for repair. :)

    If you don't have the sticker, check out...
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    Snoop, I hope I don't offend, but where the...

    Snoop,
    I hope I don't offend, but where the heck have you been?

    ftp://ftp.abs.net/tivo/

    Or just plain ol' text based ftp:

    [XXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXX XXX]# ftp ftp.abs.net
    Connected to ftp.abs.net...
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    http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/pers...

    http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/personal/family/0,1085,577,00.html

    looks like you might want: ST3120026A
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    Definately look at getting a drive upgrade. My...

    Definately look at getting a drive upgrade.
    My sony tivo still has the stock drive in it and it is slow as hell compared to the phillips with the newer drive in it

    Also, give tivo a chance! :)...
  51. I turn both tuners to unaivalable channels (zero...

    I turn both tuners to unaivalable channels (zero and 1 for me) whenever possible. This does signifigantly reduce the crunching noises from those ever busy hard drives. Tivo still does indexing and...
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    There are two things that could help performance...

    There are two things that could help performance (your milleage may vary):

    1) faster drive. In my expirience there is a noticeable difference between 5400 and 7200 rpm drives. Also I have heard...
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    Wallmartians advice should be dead on. The...

    Wallmartians advice should be dead on.

    The reason you are not seeing the file or it appears to be hidden under /etc/rc.d is that you have booted from a linux boot cd and are looking at the cd's...
  54. Thread: Extract questions

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    The phone line connection is totally optional. ...

    The phone line connection is totally optional. If you don't intend to use fixsub, you will need to let tivo make it's daily call to tivo to keep your pvr functions working. Unless you are ordering...
  55. Thread: Editing the MPG

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    Mmm....I don't think most people are going to be...

    Mmm....I don't think most people are going to be inclined to sit down and write out a how to, but to get you started, you are going to need to transcode the video to a lower bitrate if you want a 2...
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    I've seen that error before. Are your other PVR...

    I've seen that error before. Are your other PVR functions working? (season passes, recordings on non-ppv channels?)
    Are you using NoPPV?
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    The only time I ever had this problem was with...

    The only time I ever had this problem was with the hard drive that just won't work in tivos. But it hasn't worked in ANY tivo at ANY version. If your hard drive was working on 2.5 and now reboots...
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    I just set up individual season passes for all 3...

    I just set up individual season passes for all 3 of them. I have never played around much with the wish lists.
  59. You other post (exactly the same as this one) has...

    You other post (exactly the same as this one) has been replied to over in the DirecTivo forum.
  60. I think the point RXman was trying to make was...

    I think the point RXman was trying to make was that you might need the mpeg2 codec. The best way to get this is to install a pc type dvd player. Then windows media player will be able to play the...
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    I've had good luck with: http://www.yesbuy.net/

    I've had good luck with:
    http://www.yesbuy.net/
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    Mb and MB is not generally considered to be the...

    Mb and MB is not generally considered to be the same thing.
    Mb is Megabits
    MB is MegaBytes

    Obviously the differency is huge (factor of 8.) Most networking nerds always talk in bits and that...
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    The short answer is no. The long answer is: I'm...

    The short answer is no.
    The long answer is:
    I'm sure there is a way, but that way has never been released to the public as it would help many (unscrupulous types) get around paying tivo for the...
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    As the good captain said, there are stickies all...

    As the good captain said, there are stickies all over the forums with some great stickies in the Extraction forum.

    The thing you will find is that there is no ONE or RIGHT method for extraction. ...
  65. Thread: Clonin Image

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    Yes, it is a very good idea (and easily done) to...

    Yes, it is a very good idea (and easily done) to backup your original drive before doing anything to the tivo.

    Check out:
    http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/
    for all your hard drive...
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    An improper default gateway should prevent tivo...

    An improper default gateway should prevent tivo from reaching the outside. Get ping on there and try to ping an outside address, if you can't reach it, then you should be good to go.
  67. Thread: Noobie Q

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    Red, your question about hacked HU card is not...

    Red, your question about hacked HU card is not appropriate here.

    HU cards to work in tivos, but I will not comment on alternative programming for them.

    Your second question of whether a stand...
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    Ebay mostly. Though don't forget to check pawn...

    Ebay mostly.
    Though don't forget to check pawn shops, garage sales, and the for sale forums here.
  69. Thread: Replacing a drive

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    I suppose your ability to use hda or not could...

    I suppose your ability to use hda or not could depend on what boot disk you use. I too thought that hda was byteswapped and could not be used, but give it a shot....the worst you will have to do is...
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    To run Xtreme you will need to have the prom...

    To run Xtreme you will need to have the prom flashed. The problem is auto"magically" flashed when you boot Xtreme on your tivo for the first time.
  71. Thread: Locals on the 119

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    Although I have never done such a thing (I'm more...

    Although I have never done such a thing (I'm more than satisfied with my own locals market) I'm pretty sure you can get several markets (all actually so long as they are in your spot beam.) If the...
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    Many people have been getting considerably less...

    Many people have been getting considerably less that 1MB/s vai the wireless solution. Many people have recommended staying with the turbonet because of such speed issues. If you're not having a...
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    Like captain said, each manufacturer has its own...

    Like captain said, each manufacturer has its own suite of software for their hard drives, some of which (I guess at least maxtor) have some accoustic management that you can play with to control...
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    Transcoding to an SVCD standard with TMPGenc is...

    Transcoding to an SVCD standard with TMPGenc is probably your simplest bet. Sure it takes awhile, but everyone own's a p4 3ghz right? If you have processor time to kill and don't care about...
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    Incase hearing from all the above wasn't enough: ...

    Incase hearing from all the above wasn't enough: I too say owning a turbonet is worth the cost. It will save you in the headache/stress department.
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    I think this should help, but not sure as I don't...

    I think this should help, but not sure as I don't have access to the tivo at the moment. Search for the test that checks to see if /etc/SubTest exists just after that it executes some code, some of...
  77. Thread: Overheating

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    First try running with the cover off, if...

    First try running with the cover off, if possible. If not possible at least remove that heating blanket that tivo installed on the inside of the top cover (it is also known as sound foam by some.) ...
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    Thanx MrBass. I'll check to be sure I'm using...

    Thanx MrBass. I'll check to be sure I'm using the latest (pretty sure I am) and procede with sending olaf the broken stream when I get a chance.

    It did split with vsplit. Vsplit made mention of...
  79. Thread: Lifetime Script

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    mojo, have you done the "touch" step via bash...

    mojo, have you done the "touch" step via bash yet?
    If not search around for "touch" and you will find the step you are missing.
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    DTV receivers don't kill access cards. Something...

    DTV receivers don't kill access cards. Something from the DTV stream could kill an illegitimate card, but I have not heard of that happening with the HU series, YET. Most likely your problem is as...
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    Temporal Reference Error

    So I have a tystream that seems to have 2 Temporal Reference Errors in it. I use tydemux and it splits them successfully (or so I thought it did, as the output seemed to say they had been...
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    I have to agree with oiler on this one. Most...

    I have to agree with oiler on this one. Most people with WD hard drive issues, forget that they have 4 jumper settings: Master, Slave, Single, and Cable Select.

    I don't recommend using cable...
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    It all depends on what you want on your tivo...

    It all depends on what you want on your tivo and/or what you have planned.
    Xtreme / Kraven is all I have had to do, but my needs may be different from yours.
  84. Even with 25Xtreme installed your daily call is...

    Even with 25Xtreme installed your daily call is still made (it runs through the motions but does nothing.) It just doesn't care that your phone line is hooked up.

    It is alot to take in all at...
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    I got my first tivo from American Satellite. ...

    I got my first tivo from American Satellite. Good company, excellent customer service.

    I have never used orbit so I can't speak good or bad of them. I believe that others I have seen that used...
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    This may not be the answer you want, but I had...

    This may not be the answer you want, but I had the same problem with an older maxter 40 gig / 5400 rpm drive.

    I have tried it in both of my tivos and got screwy results each time. Everything from...
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    1) yes 2) yes 3) yes All of what you want to...

    1) yes
    2) yes
    3) yes

    All of what you want to do can be done. It will take some reading and a fair investment of your time at the start, but it is worth it.
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    Definately speak to your vendor again (and this...

    Definately speak to your vendor again (and this time get someone who cares / has power to help you.)

    My understanding is that Vendors often sell receivers at below cost (wether this is true of...
  89. Your questions seem to show that you have much...

    Your questions seem to show that you have much reading to do, but I'll try to help a bit:

    The only hardware you will need to get networking running on
    the tivo is the turbonet card AND one of...
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    Swap Sat In cables in the back and see if you...

    Swap Sat In cables in the back and see if you then get signal on 2, but not on 1 (Or perhaps a better idea is to test each of your input cables on another receiver) If that is the case you have a bad...
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    RXman in maestro set the End Action to the last...

    RXman in maestro set the End Action to the last chapter you want to show to your Main Menu.

    Thanx PSU Tivo, I'll give that end of movie tip a try in spruceUP.
  92. Thread: Trying again

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    I have NOT been able to play a dvd made using the...

    I have NOT been able to play a dvd made using the following methods:
    split tystream > ifoedit > nero
    split tystream > spruceup (patched header) > nero

    The only thing I have found to be...
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    Under preferences....there is an option for...

    Under preferences....there is an option for process threads or something similar....up the number to 2.

    EDIT:
    Options > Environmental Settings > Click the CPU tab, enter 2 in the number of cpu...
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    Is there a similar function in SpruceUP? Ie. ...

    Is there a similar function in SpruceUP?

    Ie. I put a chapter point at the end of the last bit of movie, but before the beginning of the crap tivo recorded after the end of the movie. I know in...
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    This probably doesn't help much, but Athlon XP's...

    This probably doesn't help much, but Athlon XP's are comparible to P4's in most realms.

    My dual Athlon XP 1800 system will encode at just better than 30 fps (or slightly faster than real time, ie....
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    If you intend to upgrade to 3.0 via the phone...

    If you intend to upgrade to 3.0 via the phone line it is probably best to just grab an image of a previous software revison from one of the ftp's. Load it and wait for the 3.0 upgrade.
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    No way that I know of. This would be a nice...

    No way that I know of. This would be a nice feature, or a buffer that does NOT go away when you change channels. I never understood why the buffer had to be blown away....why not have it continue??...
  98. Thread: nohup?

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    Nohup isn't a binary, it is a bourne shell...

    Nohup isn't a binary, it is a bourne shell script. It may just work if you have the other utils that is requires to run (cat, echo, exec, etc.)
    Try copying it over to your tivo and running it. The...
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    Just to clear up any confustion (incase there is...

    Just to clear up any confustion (incase there is any, and I sense there is...) It means to leave the unit plugged in for power. There is no need to plug in the phone line.

    I don't think you...
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    I have been taking service updates every night...

    I have been taking service updates every night that I have owned my tivos and never taken an OS upgrade via that method. I'm with SuperZap in saying that it would be possible, but no probable.
  101. Regarding the ppv's on the card. They won't hurt...

    Regarding the ppv's on the card. They won't hurt anyone if they are left there for awhile. If it is really eating you up inside check out when your tivo is going to attempt to make its next service...
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    You can apply patches/changes under a linux...

    You can apply patches/changes under a linux environment. I would recommentd the 25Xtreme / Dylan's boot cd for this.

    Turbonet is mainly used for extraction. If you are not planning on doing...
  103. I think the best thing to do if you don't have a...

    I think the best thing to do if you don't have a local land line available for the phone connection is to order ppv's via DTV's website and not via the remote.
  104. 1) You can use either the primary or the...

    1) You can use either the primary or the secondary channel of your ide controller, just stay away from Primary Master (hda). Try using any of the other spaces.

    2) Quantum is the original drive...
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    The 2.5.X version of the tivo software had no...

    The 2.5.X version of the tivo software had no restriction on the Period 3 access card.
  106. Thread: To Be Announced

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    Well I think I fixed it. Here's what happened. ...

    Well I think I fixed it. Here's what happened.

    When I got home from work today, I decided to run the Satellite Guided Setup. I chose my dish, dual lnb, zip code, checked signal strenght on all...
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    Captain, I was wondering if you had anymore info...

    Captain,
    I was wondering if you had anymore info about this?
    The first stream that was larger, was it then better quality? (higher bit rate?)

    I would think that if it were "compression" (as I...
  108. Thread: To Be Announced

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    To Be Announced

    Ahh...a topic done before, but now with a new spin on it.
    I'm not having problems with my locals, cuz I don't have any locals (They are not offered in my area, yet.) :)
    I am having this problem on...
  109. Thread: extreme not found

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    Bobby, there is no need to even format the drive...

    Bobby,
    there is no need to even format the drive before applying Xtreme.

    It sounds like you made it through the Xtreme install, but the prospective Tivo B drive was not recognized? Are you sure...
  110. Thread: extreme not found

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    Ohhh snap!!! :) Don't feel bad about letting it...

    Ohhh snap!!! :) Don't feel bad about letting it out every now and then.

    Captain has a point. It is easier to specify a setup for troubleshooting....it elliminates variables that could be...
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    Actually if all he's doin' is a mv permissions...

    Actually if all he's doin' is a mv permissions should not change. :D
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    Check my sig for the space you should get with...

    Check my sig for the space you should get with just an 80gig drive.

    Sounds like you are going to need to update your bios to handle the larger drive.
  113. Thread: extreme not found

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    You know, I guess I have just always followed...

    You know, I guess I have just always followed that inadvertantly.

    In all my computers:
    My windows drive is obviously always hda and my cdrom is always hdd. I have a removable drive bay as hdc...
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    Captain, thanx again for all of the info. For...

    Captain, thanx again for all of the info.

    For now I'm going to make due with the 1 second incriment chapter stops in favor of an easy to make menu...in other words...spruceup.
    I'm still having a...
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    What I need is a security chain, like banks have...

    What I need is a security chain, like banks have on their pens. :)
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    Captain - I think that is for Stand Alones, if I...

    Captain - I think that is for Stand Alones, if I remember correctly. I downloaded it once upon a time and it had Quality settings for recorded shows.

    Alpha - Good to know this. Is there a stand...
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    Howard, Thank you. You know I had, amongst...

    Howard,
    Thank you. You know I had, amongst several hundred pages of reading (no seriously, I think I have forgotten how to blink,) seen that suggestion, and then forgot about it. That will get me...
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    For the record, **I** don't misplace **MY**...

    For the record, **I** don't misplace **MY** remotes. :D
    It's my youngest child hauling off with them and stashing them.

    A neat idea indeed, especially for my keys. Of course **I** am not the...
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    I think you are correct in saying maestro is more...

    I think you are correct in saying maestro is more flexible for menus, but for me I don't mind sacrificing a bit of creative freedom for ease of use. Perhaps I'm just burned out on reading and...
  120. Thread: Noob questions

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    Your best bet (I think) will be using tmpgenc. ...

    Your best bet (I think) will be using tmpgenc.

    Take your extracted and split tystream:

    Use dvd2avi (process no audio track) to save a project file (*.d2v) that can be used by tmpgenc (without...
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    Should it vary this much?

    I recorded a special on the tivo the other day.
    It was 2hours and 45 minute long and the ty stream was 5.3 gigs in size. For some reason the recording cut the program both early and late. I was...
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    DVD Maestro vs. SpruceUP

    Is it just me or do each of these programs (made by the same company as I understand it) have serious and almost completely opposing befefits and drawbacks???

    I love the chapter editing in...
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    Unfortunately there is no program to tell how...

    Unfortunately there is no program to tell how much free space is left on the MFS partition (that I know of.) Even if there was you would only be able to estimate how much time you would have left...
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    Just make sure it doesn't ever fall over. That...

    Just make sure it doesn't ever fall over. That would mean almost certain death for the spinning hard drive(s).
  125. Thread: Video Extraction

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    That is because there is not one "right" way of...

    That is because there is not one "right" way of processing tystream for end result.

    Some people use tytools to split on the fly, others use tydemux to split the ty file after it is extracted....
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    If you don't want to wait, search on this forum...

    If you don't want to wait, search on this forum for "abs.net" (the exact url I can't recall at the moment) It is an ftp server that hosts hard drive images for tivos. It just might have a 3.0...
  127. Thread: extreme not found

    by zabs
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    When booting the 25Xtreme disc, you cannot use...

    When booting the 25Xtreme disc, you cannot use the Primary Master (hda) position because (from what I understand) it is not byte swapped. This allows you to save off images to hda if you ever needed...
  128. Check out http://www.doom9.org Look under Guides...

    Check out http://www.doom9.org
    Look under Guides -> DVD and miniDVD guides -> IfoEdit Guides -> Copying a DVD-9 to 2 DVD±Rs

    This guide addresses how to split a normally dual layer dvd into 2...
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    Checkout "tytool" and/or "tydemux" Tytooll will...

    Checkout "tytool" and/or "tydemux"
    Tytooll will actually allow you to pull off the ty streams from your tivo (and give you the option of splitting the ty stream into a usable .m2v and .m2a [mpeg2...
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    Yeah, that is a common "oops." Windows favors...

    Yeah, that is a common "oops." Windows favors the 192.168.1.XXX class of addresses for internal networking.
    I don't know where I picked up 192.168.0.xxx, but it's what I use for my back end...
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    There are also man pages (linux help pages)...

    There are also man pages (linux help pages) online. You can find alot of the available binaries in various directories about the tivo:
    /sbin/
    /tvbin/
    /bin/

    (maybe more)


    Just search for...
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    The temperature sensor means almost nothing (to...

    The temperature sensor means almost nothing (to me anyway.) Just try this. Run for 4 hours with the cover on (grinding those hard drives with both tuners going,) then quick slide it off and put...
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    Uhh...its in my sig. I'm stil on 2.5.1.

    Uhh...its in my sig. I'm stil on 2.5.1.
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    Anybody know the admin of the pitou site? It...

    Anybody know the admin of the pitou site? It seems like their image is consitently corrupt and should be corrected. Anybody know who to contact about that?
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    I'm ashamed to admit this, but I accidentally...

    I'm ashamed to admit this, but I accidentally executed rc.sysinit while the tivo was running the other day (new rule for me: don't work on tivo before coffee) ...anyway it rebooted (probably withou...
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    I do love the money, but you should really read...

    I do love the money, but you should really read and learn to do this stuff yourself. None of us started off with much more than curiosity at one point in time.....
    The expirience is much more...
  137. Thread: Sort Of Off Topic

    by zabs
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    The pricetag is the only drawback for me. :) ...

    The pricetag is the only drawback for me. :)


    Best bang for the buck is going to be a 64meg version of the GeForce4 ti4200 (INHO.)
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    I removed the foam in both of my tivos simply...

    I removed the foam in both of my tivos simply because it is like wrapping a blanket around the hard drives and does not help much with the sound. If you are going to have the cover I, definately...
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    I am connected neither by phone nor network. My...

    I am connected neither by phone nor network. My Direct Tivos "stand alone" so to speak. :)

    The only way I would take an update is if it came down over the stream.
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    search for the "touch" step on the newbie or...

    search for the "touch" step on the newbie or Direct Tivo forum.
    read, read, and read some more.
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    I don't even run nosdd, but from what I have read...

    I don't even run nosdd, but from what I have read there is no service data download that is full proof. The best you can do is block some of them and hope that those that do get through don't update...
  142. Thread: Sort Of Off Topic

    by zabs
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    I'm not sure exactly what you want? Do you want...

    I'm not sure exactly what you want? Do you want a vid card with good gaming and video capture? If so the All in Wonder Radeon (whatever is the highest model out) should be able to provide both. It...
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    Awesome. Definately keep us posted. I haven't...

    Awesome. Definately keep us posted. I haven't had any power problems yet, but its good to know that I might be able to buy a couple of 10$ SA power supplies and mod them instead of looking at 150$...
  144. Thread: what is Turbonet?

    by zabs
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    Turbonet is an ethernet card for the Tivo. It...

    Turbonet is an ethernet card for the Tivo.

    It can be used to connect the tivo to the net to get its daily download (stand alones mostly) and / or it can be used to extract shows off of the tivo.
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    be sure the version of tmpgenc you are using...

    be sure the version of tmpgenc you are using supports mpg2 files (i think 2.59 or higher does by default) if you are using a lower version there is a vfapi that has to be installed to add support.
    ...
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    Scanman, you're givin' me way too much info about...

    Scanman, you're givin' me way too much info about the relationship between your and your tivo, but I do applaud the hack you are planning. I couldn't even imagine opening my tivo with soldering iron...
  147. Thread: thanks

    by zabs
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    There is no 3.1 Xtreme install. There is a 2.5...

    There is no 3.1 Xtreme install. There is a 2.5 version of xtreme and then a series of patches to get to 3.1.
  148. I am having trouble with my TyDVD's (haven't got...

    I am having trouble with my TyDVD's (haven't got one working yet, but still trying.)

    I have:

    Apex 1200 - el cheapo, but I know that it does work with the dvd-rw media I have because I have made...
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    Nothing burns me up more than a con artist taking...

    Nothing burns me up more than a con artist taking people hard earned money and getting away with it. What's her snail mail addy? someone's got to be near her......maybe she's near corn....i'd be...
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    It shouldn't hurt as the tivo keeps guide data...

    It shouldn't hurt as the tivo keeps guide data for 2+ weeks a at a time. If you skip a weekend you might be hurting for a bit (out of guide data) but I don't think you would miss any recordings....
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