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    On the TiVo hardware, it definitely is a no-go. ...

    On the TiVo hardware, it definitely is a no-go.

    You probably can use a mini-itx motherboard. I have a PC built on an Asrock E350-M1 motherboard, and it runs MCE fairly well (at least that I...
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    The Premiere is the only one that does OTA and...

    The Premiere is the only one that does OTA and most online features ( compared to other models). No hacking required.
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    For the previous model TiVos (5xx throug 6xx)...

    For the previous model TiVos (5xx throug 6xx) models, the PROM mod is just part of a scheme to break the "chain of trust" the OS needed to securely boot itself. With that "chain of trust" broken, you...
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    All of the unit specific ID is in the crypto...

    All of the unit specific ID is in the crypto chip, and that is what the boot sequence uses to identify what model (AFAIK). You can move the crpyto chip and drive from one TiVo to an identical model...
  5. Series 1s begin with "0". 1st Gen series 2s...

    Series 1s begin with "0".

    1st Gen series 2s begin with "1"
    2nd Gen with "2", so called 2.5 with "5".

    The second digit is generally manufacturer (generally different for DirecTV and...
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    Toshiba and Pioneer models are Series 2. You need...

    Toshiba and Pioneer models are Series 2. You need a converter box to receive antenna with them. It might pay to fix your Series 2 with Product Lifetime.

    The Series 3/4 models are only made by...
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    They have no program guide at all, at least in...

    They have no program guide at all, at least in the sense a traditional TV reception box would.

    Rather, it would list content available from PCs running server software, a NAS box with a server,...
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    This is the skinny with TiVos and OTA. Most...

    This is the skinny with TiVos and OTA.

    Most Series 2 Standalone models officially support OTA with most CECB type converter boxes, and have full guide data. The 542 and 649 models are the...
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    A Series2 Standalone needs subscribed to service...

    A Series2 Standalone needs subscribed to service to do that. Being it is a feature that gets paid for, we cannot discuss enabling that feature without a subscription.

    You can get all sorts of...
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    A PROM mod does only one thing, it breaks the...

    A PROM mod does only one thing, it breaks the "chain of trust" (or is part of the procedure to ""get root") so you can modify system files or add files.

    There is no software, files, discussion...
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    Why ? Just use timers, there cannot be that many...

    Why ? Just use timers, there cannot be that many FTA channels you want to record.
    Or get a Visionsat or other plug in DVR FTA receiver.
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    You cannot setup for converter box and other...

    You cannot setup for converter box and other analog sources.
    Your options are satellite and antenna, and feed CH 3 or A/V from the satellite receiver, the other from the converter box.
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    They aren't blank, they just use a file/partition...

    They aren't blank, they just use a file/partition system a normal pc cannot ordinarily detect
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    Its subscription status is kept on a server...

    Its subscription status is kept on a server someplace. Your TiVo will get its status when it calls home.

    The only thing that is "flashed" WRT to subscription is the TSN and some relative keys.
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    There is no reason to subscribe it to get the...

    There is no reason to subscribe it to get the latest software; but you will need to subscribe it to enable most of the functionality.

    It should work with an older Ethernet adapter or at least...
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    You need to sub to get guide data.

    You need to sub to get guide data.
  17. If you are not getting the first gray "Powering...

    If you are not getting the first gray "Powering up" screen, the HDD/image is not the problem. It might be the PSU.

    You cannot move the Product lifetime, nor the TSN from one platform to the other....
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    The Turbonet card is practically plug and play;...

    The Turbonet card is practically plug and play; the drivers are part of the TiVo OS with software 3.0. It it allows you to use wireless ethernet bridges that are more of a match for a modern wireless...
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    What are you expecting? Keep in mind a lot of the...

    What are you expecting? Keep in mind a lot of the software features are subscription enabled, and enabling them or alternatives are forbidden topics here. If you want such functionality, the answer...
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    Not that is on topic here.

    Not that is on topic here.
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    It is a Series 2.5 for the purposes of hacking. ...

    It is a Series 2.5 for the purposes of hacking.

    I think you press escape to exit the editing mode on vi, and :q or :wq to exit.


    You set the console option on the bootpage to enable console...
  22. No, you have to pay them to use software features...

    No, you have to pay them to use software features on the software TiVo provides..

    You can use the hardware with your own software though, but none exists.
  23. As much as beyond terrible you think the cable...

    As much as beyond terrible you think the cable box is, it is behaving they way they intended.
  24. Guide data databases (such as Tribune) are...

    Guide data databases (such as Tribune) are updated no more than daily. There would be no better/accurate guide data than you get from satellite.

    It is a fact of life that live events run over and...
  25. This is not a TiVo issue whatsoever. It is an...

    This is not a TiVo issue whatsoever.

    It is an HDCP issue between the TV and the cable box. In most cases it is the TV at fault by not communicating the HDCP handshake when turned off or not on...
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    TSN begins with 5=Series 2.5=a PROM mod is in...

    TSN begins with 5=Series 2.5=a PROM mod is in order.
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    In theory, you could write your own software, but...

    In theory, you could write your own software, but to date, the hardware details needed to do it are a corporate secret, so nobody has.
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    just run mfsadd on the drive.

    just run mfsadd on the drive.
  29. AFAIK: All the Series 2 D-TiVos except the R10...

    AFAIK:

    All the Series 2 D-TiVos except the R10 and HR10 can share the same image.

    The Toshiba DVD recorders can use the same image.

    1xx and 2xx Standalone units (except the Sony) seem to...
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    Exactamundo.

    Exactamundo.
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    Not on a D-TiVo, It has no video encoders or...

    Not on a D-TiVo, It has no video encoders or inputs.

    Only Series 1 or 2 Standalones have the inputs you need. Most Series 2 and the very late Series 1s need subscription also.
  32. You need to subscribe to the service to get the...

    You need to subscribe to the service to get the features you want. Since those are paid features, their will be no talk here of circumventing subscription.
  33. The chip is something like a AT90SC3232C or 6464....

    The chip is something like a AT90SC3232C or 6464. The SC is the important part, indicating a Security Controller. Depending on the build, the chip will be on the bottom underneath the TiVo ASIC, or...
  34. If you mean MPEG2 HD, it would be soon, I don't...

    If you mean MPEG2 HD, it would be soon, I don't know the exact dates.

    They aren't going to disable the units, if that is what you are wondering, they will still work as before, with what they can...
  35. Thread: 2nd tivo

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    If you mean to upgrade the HDD in that unit, yes...

    If you mean to upgrade the HDD in that unit, yes you can. Lifetime is tied to the TSN, which is stored in the crypto chip on the mainboard.

    If you mean to clone the HDD to run on another unit,...
  36. IMHO, it remains to be seen. Traditionally,...

    IMHO, it remains to be seen. Traditionally, despite being de-facto TiVo hardware, DirecTV TiVos were considered DirecTV receivers first.
    I am leaning in the direction of TiVo building a new hardware...
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    You can run through GS without a sub just fine.

    You can run through GS without a sub just fine.
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    No. Your TiVo contract only can apply to...

    No. Your TiVo contract only can apply to Stanadalone units, which for DirecTV means a separate receiver, and single tuner. You just have to suck it up or pay the termination fee.

    My advice is to...
  39. If all you want to do is play video from your...

    If all you want to do is play video from your network, you just need TiVo Desktop, or something like pytivo, which will worke with a subscribed stock Series 2 or 3 Standalone TiVo, such as yours. You...
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    You will need a PROM mod, but a clip on solution...

    You will need a PROM mod, but a clip on solution will still probably require soldering, but only one wire.

    Superpatch modifies the tivoapp to disable encryption and some other things.

    Telenet...
  41. Thread: Slingbox

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    You could build the blaster into the TiVo. Just...

    You could build the blaster into the TiVo. Just install an IR LED next to the IR receiver, and run a wire to the Slingbox with an appropriate plug.

    Another option is to wire an opto isolator as...
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    You cannot eliminate the recordings of...

    You cannot eliminate the recordings of commercials, just manually skipping them, or choosing to record from channels which have no commercials.
  43. Thread: Slingbox

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    No, or at least not very easy. You could add a...

    No, or at least not very easy.

    You could add a jack to be an IR in. I added one to my TiVo for an RF remote receiver.
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    You can by serial number, by calling TiVo support...

    You can by serial number, by calling TiVo support and asking.

    Otherwise you need to set it up and let it call home.

    That is for Standalones, For DirecTV TiVos, Lifetime is on the account so...
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    They changed the kernel in 7.1 to support LBA48....

    They changed the kernel in 7.1 to support LBA48. I believe they are using the same basic kernel since 7.2 or 8.2 software, as I have that one hacked, and it worked well into 9.1 (last I had my TiVo...
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    The sensor is a standard 38Khz unit. Find one in...

    The sensor is a standard 38Khz unit. Find one in the same package, and it should work.
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    You need to connect that UHF lead from the...

    You need to connect that UHF lead from the diplexer to your TV RF input, or put the TiVo in standby to tune it. A DTiVo has no way to tune anything from its ANT input, only satellite inputs.
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    If all you want to do is play video on your TiVo...

    If all you want to do is play video on your TiVo over the network, you need just PyTivo or such, since the TiVo service you subscribe to has transfers built in.
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    I always thought it was a PPC vs MIPs thing.

    I always thought it was a PPC vs MIPs thing.
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    In theory, anything is possible if enough...

    In theory, anything is possible if enough resources are thrown at it.

    In practice, such a mod would be out of the scale of hobbyists, and reasonable economical means of some company. Plus DirecTV...
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    Dish and FTA are almost mutually exclusive. ...

    Dish and FTA are almost mutually exclusive.

    There are some decent FTA receivers with built in DVRs.

    If you want TiVo with Dishnetwork, you use a standalone TiVo with a subbed Dish receiver.
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    My 140 is recognized as a Yukon.

    My 140 is recognized as a Yukon.
  53. Yes, those models still need a PROM hack to be...

    Yes, those models still need a PROM hack to be able to further hack. The alternatives are to get one of the older TiVos, or sit and take advantage of the great features an unhacked Series 2...
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    Update: I can get Projectx to work from the...

    Update:

    I can get Projectx to work from the batch file, save for the cutfile working. It just re-encodes the whole source file.
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    I know nothing of the construction of the files....

    I know nothing of the construction of the files.

    The Linux reference is that I think the GUI on the Java version is way to slow for me, and I cannot build a direct version for my windows machine,...
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    I have been playing with the Java version (I...

    I have been playing with the Java version (I can't find a directly compile windows/DOS version).

    Its GUI is bog slow on my system, and the command line won't cut as per the cut file I specified,...
  57. No work around. It needs activated by satellite...

    No work around. It needs activated by satellite link.
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    TiVo, and likely replay Doesn't support FTA, and...

    TiVo, and likely replay Doesn't support FTA, and by FTA, I hope you don't mean pirate FTA.
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    DSD is DirectshowDump, it basically decrypts...

    DSD is DirectshowDump, it basically decrypts .tivo files from a series 2 with TiVoToGo, to almost normal MPEG files, which I run through tytools to edit and remux to more normal MPEG.

    A sample cut...
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    Tytool command line/batch file options?

    So, I have made a program to make cut files to cut segments out of programs (pulled from a Series 2 Standalone, passed through DSD), sometimes even more than one segment per program, and make a...
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    AFAIK, all there is right now are DVD firmware...

    AFAIK, all there is right now are DVD firmware hacks as far as directly hacking the Xbox360 system, and connecting the HDD to a PC, although I don't think there are any exploits yet.
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    I second the Xbox deal. They are probably...

    I second the Xbox deal.

    They are probably easier to get domestically, easier to hack (depending on the hack), and easier/faster to get video onto,and at that more video, plus provides more...
  63. You need TiVo Deskto installed to use DSD, as DSD...

    You need TiVo Deskto installed to use DSD, as DSD uses the Directshow DLL from Tivo, as well as the DirectX framework.
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    As a rule of thumb, D-link generally prints the...

    As a rule of thumb, D-link generally prints the HW version on or near the UPC label of a retail box.
  65. IMO, unless you are doing this...

    IMO, unless you are doing this semi-professionssionally, in which a drive rig would be what you want, an normal IDE cable is good enough. They are cheap, although I admit I pooched one or two...
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    I wouldn't expect anything different out of Dish...

    I wouldn't expect anything different out of Dish this year., and in the current state of the suit, wouldn't read Dish into licensing TiVo.

    If it were to conclude Dish would need to license Tivo...
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    It is not supposed to happen, but it occasionally...

    It is not supposed to happen, but it occasionally does.
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    Its not the Linux partitions it won't recognize,...

    Its not the Linux partitions it won't recognize, it is the Apple partition system, regarlesso f what the partitions are. If TiVo used a PC partition system, PC ghosting programs would work to copy.
    ...
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    It depends if they stick to PLCC PROMs and don't...

    It depends if they stick to PLCC PROMs and don't have any more "Chain Of Trust" tricks up their sleeve.
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    In theory yes, but the logic is too complex for...

    In theory yes, but the logic is too complex for the cost and the task. An alternate PROM is easier and cheaper.
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    Just cut the /CE trace. The stock PROM side pull...

    Just cut the /CE trace. The stock PROM side pull high, the CPU side you jumper to the /CE line on the modchip. Although most systems tend to use TSOPs, the device in question could offer the side...
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    Mostly solderless S2.5 PROM modboard.

    I wonder what the market would be for a mostly solderless mod board for S2.5 TiVos?

    I am envisioning a modded PLCC socket, that would plug down on the topside of the stock chip. The socket would...
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    You need to do a shrinked backup, then restore...

    You need to do a shrinked backup, then restore with the PTV-LBA48 disc.
    Don't forget to add a large swap.
  74. Thread: new Units

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    They are going to do HD locals in MPEG4 on KA...

    They are going to do HD locals in MPEG4 on KA band (I cant say when though), and possible eventually national HD. It will be years if at all, that SD will be converted to MPEG4.
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    Nope, DirecTV only.

    Nope, DirecTV only.
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    It is a hardware issue, and not cost effective to...

    It is a hardware issue, and not cost effective to overcome.
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    It could be the TiVo. I have one that produces...

    It could be the TiVo.
    I have one that produces wavy lines, and that is with RCA on a 14" composite monitor (works fine on my PC), and MRV/TyTool transfers are perfect, and my other TiVo is on the RF...
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    I have XP Home, ans SA2 TiVos, with 4.01b. I...

    I have XP Home, ans SA2 TiVos, with 4.01b.

    I statically assigned my TiVos IP addresses in the network config screens.

    On my PC there is a file at:
    %systemroot%\systwm32\drivers\etc
    the...
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    Not at all, the prom mod itself does not...

    Not at all, the prom mod itself does not eliminate the need to pay for service, it simply allows you to install rogue code. Loading Canadian guide data will work with or without the PROM mod, you...
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    Yes, but that is not related to the issue at hand.

    Yes, but that is not related to the issue at hand.
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    If you insist on not paying fees at all (you can...

    If you insist on not paying fees at all (you can pay all at once for Lifetime), you need yo get one othe Toshiba or Pioneer DVD combos, or an older S1.
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    1: Desolder PROM chip. 2: solder socket in its...

    1: Desolder PROM chip.
    2: solder socket in its place.
    3: read PROM chip to PC file (using EPROM reader/writer).
    4: Back up file
    5: Modify necessary bytes in file.
    6: write file to PROM chip.
    7:...
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    Not quite. Technically they are the same hardware...

    Not quite. Technically they are the same hardware platform, but neither provider will authorize the others receivers.

    The only way to use one provider's receiver on the other, is to have the...
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    Assuming the modder knows their stuff, you won't...

    Assuming the modder knows their stuff, you won't get a dead board back. Anyhow, there is little to no circumstances where you would send off an already modded board. And if further down the road the...
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    The only issue for me, really, is re-programming...

    The only issue for me, really, is re-programming the PROM, as I don't have a programmer, nor can justifty the expense, nor want to potentially sacrifice a motherboard using it as an EPROM...
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    You get the key from the vendor of the software,...

    You get the key from the vendor of the software, on whatever terms either they dictate, or you agree to.

    But to burn the ISO for free, I recommend an application called BurnAtOnce, which I used...
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    It does that now. You just need the special TiVo...

    It does that now. You just need the special TiVo version Mplayer, or VLC with the TiVo plugins (you will have to modify the nowshowing page of TWP to use VLC)
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    Nope, BB music is streamed, same as your local...

    Nope, BB music is streamed, same as your local music.
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    The Schematic is the same in that part of a TiVo,...

    The Schematic is the same in that part of a TiVo, just different component numberings.
  90. My results, after getting the backport drivers...

    My results, after getting the backport drivers properly running, using TyTools:

    About 3MB/S with the TiVo running full.

    Nearly 4 with the input pulled and in Standby.

    The Tivo is a 240...
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    You can probably do serial PPP.

    You can probably do serial PPP.
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    Why not use mfsbackup?

    Why not use mfsbackup?
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    Poll: Looks like somehow a "quality thread" got cross...

    Looks like somehow a "quality thread" got cross with a DVD-recorder tech thread.

    For the former, it probably should have been qualified with "Standalone users".
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    The site it looks for is 204.176.49.2, and give...

    The site it looks for is 204.176.49.2, and give the following (for me)
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    This is mine: TiVo end: Headphone cable...

    This is mine:

    TiVo end:
    Headphone cable (factory type headphone plug reused, shrink tune as shroud), connected to RJ25 jack, to the standard ethernet pair, green to tip, orange ring, whites to...
  96. If you are thinking you can plug a DSL modem into...

    If you are thinking you can plug a DSL modem into a Vonage terminal, that won't work as all a VOIP terminal provides is "in band" services, not full service (such as DSL), as a POTS line.

    What...
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    Okay: http://www.megativos.com/

    Okay:
    http://www.megativos.com/
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    Preahacked TiVo seller tipsheet

    Is there a place to report violators of the TiVo hack licences, which may illegally be selling hacked TiVos/images/drives?

    I think I found one (The also appropriated the "Strongarm" TiVo logo,...
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    How good are you with tools, material, and your...

    How good are you with tools, material, and your hands, so as you can make your own, and does it seem economical to DIY, or buy the kit?
    In my position I'd build, as I have materials, tools, and...
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    AFAIK, .profile is for telnet, you want to copy...

    AFAIK, .profile is for telnet, you want to copy whatever you create there needs to be copied to a file called .bashrc , for serial bash.
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    For the immediate future, MPEG4 will apply to...

    For the immediate future, MPEG4 will apply to only those locals coming from the new satellite platform. It will be years down the road before the SD "cable" channels gets switched to MPEG4, so your...
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    MRV is a TiVo>TiVo network transfer. The...

    MRV is a TiVo>TiVo network transfer.

    The reason it wn't work, s that, unless you hacked your TiVo before hand, the recordings are encrypted to the motherboard they were recorded on.
  103. It won't respond to remote commands until there...

    It won't respond to remote commands until there is software running.

    If you can, try the PSU.
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    If you have no use for the R-10, by all means get...

    If you have no use for the R-10, by all means get rid of it.

    Apart from TiVoWebPlus, you will need to install basic unix utilites, FTP, telnet and bash, and extraction stuff. Before toy do that,...
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    The Test Connection specifically test the...

    The Test Connection specifically test the connection to the TiVo service, not generically the network connection.

    If you network stuff works fine, don't bother, unless you need to connect to the...
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    For HMO, that is the way is its, essentially a...

    For HMO, that is the way is its, essentially a copy where you can watch from the beginning while it is in the process of copying.

    On a PC or X-Box though, you can have streaming with Vserver and...
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    Not the way you think. You will have to get your...

    Not the way you think. You will have to get your old TiVo working, and MRV transfer to the new TiVo.
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    The TiVo call is a basic PPP modem call, to...

    The TiVo call is a basic PPP modem call, to TCP/IP. Getting one modem to call another isn't that hard really, it will take some electronics, but it can be done.
    Oh, and 33.6 is the most you'd get,...
  109. A: Connect drive to a system with CD burner and...

    A: Connect drive to a system with CD burner and OS with CD burning app.

    B: (assuming the CD drive on the system the drive now resides in, is a CD burner), get a Live CD Linux which works in ram or...
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    Can't say about that one, but I have another...

    Can't say about that one, but I have another clone called Terbonet, and it works as good as the Turbonet is supposed to. Unless the X-factor is a lousy clone, I don't see why it would be any...
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    Unless you have a huge internet pipe between your...

    Unless you have a huge internet pipe between your TiVo and your client PC, you will probably need to have an intermediary PC to convert the video to something that can stream over the pipe one...
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    Mplayer and WinLirc

    I watch shows from the TiVo (S2 Standalone) over my network with Mplayer and vstream, using Now Showing in TWP to launch them, and the keyboard keys to skip commercials as needed.

    Now I'd like to...
  113. They aren't exactly correct. It needs to have...

    They aren't exactly correct. It needs to have come with 1.3 to be eligible for free recording. It will work fine with 3.0, if the "Can Record" flag has been set on the box.
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    The tuner sides come right off.

    The tuner sides come right off.
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    And for what purpose? To steal Dishnet, or...

    And for what purpose? To steal Dishnet, or genuine FTA?
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    Yes, as the in-built modem is the only way the...

    Yes, as the in-built modem is the only way the DSSapp knows to phone PPV purchases home.
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    If you have an R-10, 6.1 is what you get for now,...

    If you have an R-10, 6.1 is what you get for now, there are no upgrades for it. 6.2 is for the other S2 D-TiVos.
    You also cannot replace the software with 4.01b, nor create the spigot keys to enable...
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    I'd strongly suspect that this is an HME thing.

    I'd strongly suspect that this is an HME thing.
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    I don't believe it is there, the TiVoCanadada...

    I don't believe it is there, the TiVoCanadada howto I think uses that package, and the howto says to install it after, as its license prohibits including in a package..
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    If you buy it with the understanding that is...

    If you buy it with the understanding that is supposed to work without service.
    The basically means most older S1s, and Toshiba and Pioneer DVD combos.
    All the rest need a paid sub to work, and...
  121. Depending on how the tuner works, you could...

    Depending on how the tuner works, you could intercept the (usually I2C) command sent to the tuner module, which tunes it to a frequency, with a micro, and interpret that to a channel change, to send...
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    Since when? A couple years ago the SCC decision...

    Since when? A couple years ago the SCC decision essentially deemed illegal both grey market subscriptions, and pirating.
    Yes, lat last year a Quebec court deemed portions the RCA unconstituional,...
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    XBox as Linux Workstation/media box?

    Would it be worth it to get an X-box and make it into a General Purpose Linux workstation, or to build a middle of the road PC with TV out (I would like to use a PC monitor too)?

    I am running a...
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    I don't know for sure, but this is what I came up...

    I don't know for sure, but this is what I came up with:

    Model format ABCDDD
    ABC being the first digits of a TiVo or AT&T brand Model, and the first 3 digits of the service number. DDD is a...
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    Nope, the call to DirecTV is strictly through the...

    Nope, the call to DirecTV is strictly through the built in modem, made over phone line to DirecTV's modem pool, which is not a TCP/IP connection.
  126. They use the same remote, so you will have to...

    They use the same remote, so you will have to separately address each TiVo and remote to not conflict.
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    On later S1s and all S2s (except DVD combos from...

    On later S1s and all S2s (except DVD combos from Toshiba and Pioneer), paid service is required to even record.
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    The point is 6.x is close enough to 7.1, is that...

    The point is 6.x is close enough to 7.1, is that if someone releases a hack for that, that someone could use it to hack a 5.x/7.x unit to steal service.
  129. Thread: a question

    by classicsat
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    Pretty well any of the Stanalone units. You do...

    Pretty well any of the Stanalone units.

    You do realize, of course, that they won't record HD directly, only downconverted HD.
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    If you wan tto buy new TiVos, yes, however there...

    If you wan tto buy new TiVos, yes, however there are plenty available secondhand.
  131. Yes, use that LBA48 aware CD, and no, further...

    Yes, use that LBA48 aware CD, and no, further upgrades won't affect your expansion.
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    Any PATA drive will work. I think 12hr/40GB at...

    Any PATA drive will work. I think 12hr/40GB at best, ans a little under a GB/Hr for DirecTV DVRs. Don't forget if you want to sit down and really calculate capacity/GB, you have to deduct the OS...
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    That one will work fine.

    That one will work fine.
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    AFAIK, all DTiVos are USB 2.0, only the early...

    AFAIK, all DTiVos are USB 2.0, only the early (1xx) SAs are USB1.1.
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    That a similar argument satellite theives and...

    That a similar argument satellite theives and illegal MP3 traders make.

    The fact is that you probably don't have the right to that recording, and your local affiliate proably didn't get paid, and...
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    Remote ordered PPV requires the phone line to...

    Remote ordered PPV requires the phone line to report back, as that can only be done with the stock TiV Modem (and yes, it is the same modem).
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    Judging by the name, they were aDirecTV theft...

    Judging by the name, they were aDirecTV theft outfit, and were either shut down, or quit when P2 cards were shut off.
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    Yes, try restaring the TiVo.

    Yes, try restaring the TiVo.
  139. Did you make / RW?

    Did you make / RW?
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    Programming Prom with JTAG.

    On an S1 Standalone.

    I can build an interface fine (simple LPT port with HC244), and get a prom image.
    (I can extract that out of an image).

    The question is what software can I readily use...
  141. The side that has the elecrical noise wine...

    The side that has the elecrical noise wine whishes to eliminate to have clean power or signal. Which side is "dirty" or "clean" can vary on the type of circuit.
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    Start with the Nic_install script, then the hacks...

    Start with the Nic_install script, then the hacks of your choice.
    I prefer mfs_ftp and Ty Studio.
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    $300 IS the Lifetime subscription. Even dumb...

    $300 IS the Lifetime subscription.


    Even dumb recording is part of the paid service, which is more than guide data, so attempting to get manual recording without subbing is stealing the service.
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    The brass tacks of it is that DirecTiVos and all...

    The brass tacks of it is that DirecTiVos and all S2s encrypt the video on the HDD, and all you can do is extract it and replace it onto the TiVo it came from.

    The decryption needed for video...
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    Root is read only. You have to install your bins...

    Root is read only. You have to install your bins onto the /var folder, which is RW, or make / RW (and back to RO when you are done).
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    Directly, no, but it is redundant and the...

    Directly, no, but it is redundant and the ready-to-go MFStools ISO image has a linux distro and tools to backup,copy, and restore TiVo HDDs. It also works fine with 128 MB RAM. Not to mention the in...
  147. I know MFS-FTP works on S1s. I suppose Ty tools...

    I know MFS-FTP works on S1s. I suppose Ty tools works as well.
  148. It should work like this: A logic 1 (+3.3V)...

    It should work like this:

    A logic 1 (+3.3V) should equal a -8V on the RS 232 output, and a logic 0 (0V) should produce a +8V

    The reverse should be sthe same on the input (-8>+3.3V, +8>0V)
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    Use sz to send files over serial bash. get the...

    Use sz to send files over serial bash.
    get the appropriate files at tivo.stevejenkins.com
    (joe.tgz, tivobin.tgz, and tivoftpd).

    Instructions at tivo.stevejenkins.com to install them.
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    I absolutely need to have autospace.tcl. If you...

    I absolutely need to have autospace.tcl. If you are networking, TivoWeb or TivoWebPlus is a should have, the Caller ID stuff might be desired (I don't have CID where I live, so I haven't bothered...
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