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    local channel satellite

    i have a Hughes SD-DVR80 and in my local channel market the local channel satellite is at like 76 degrees. My triple LNB dish obviously will not pick up this satellite so I need to get another dish and point it at the 76 degrees satellite. My question is does anyone know what kind of multiplexer I need in order to combine my three lnb's and the fourth local channel lbn into one cable line to go to my receiver?

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    You'll need one something like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
    Please don't PM me or any other members looking for personal assistance. You'll do better by posting (after you've exhausted the search feature, of course) and taking advantage of the collective expertise of the membership instead of a single individual that may or may not be able to help you. Thank you and enjoy your stay at DDB!

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    Any chance you know if the Hughes SD-DVR80 works with this new satellite. I was told it has to have APG

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    Yes, it does. Just make sure you're at software version 3.1.1e.

    PlainBill
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    Just call customer service, and ask for locals. When I did this, they installed the second dish, and provided the new multiswitch at no charge. Just agreed to stay a subscriber for a year (actually six months in my case, since I was still within a current year's contract).

    -Jim
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    DVR39, upgraded to 250 hours - 3.1.1b 4.0.1b 3.1.1e 6.2, now MRV-only due to a bad sat2 decoder
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlainBill
    Yes, it does. Just make sure you're at software version 3.1.1e.

    PlainBill
    What if I am using 4.01? Will this not work or do I have to go back to 3.1.1e!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    What if I am using 4.01? Will this not work or do I have to go back to 3.1.1e!
    You won't get the local channels without 3.1.1d/e. "d" added a kludgey auto-detect system for configuring the extra satellite.

    -Jim
    HR10-250, 6.3e, HMO/HME, etc
    HR21
    DVR80, 6.2, hacked, MRV, etc, networked via a hacked WST54GS
    DVR39, upgraded to 250 hours - 3.1.1b 4.0.1b 3.1.1e 6.2, now MRV-only due to a bad sat2 decoder
    2x Hacked XBox for XBMC
    Running Linux since '93.

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    Here is my problem I would like to use 4.01 software but still get locals. Can I add usb network support and music and photos but I guess I have to use 3.1.1e. Does anyone know of a way to either get 4.01 to get locals or to get 3.1.1e to get all the hacks? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    Here is my problem I would like to use 4.01 software but still get locals. Can I add usb network support and music and photos but I guess I have to use 3.1.1e. Does anyone know of a way to either get 4.01 to get locals or to get 3.1.1e to get all the hacks? Thanks
    Operating on the theory that there are no st*pid questions: You have four options:
    1. Swap your DirecTiVo for a Stand Alone unit AND a DirecTV receiver with APG
    2. Move to an area where the locals are on either the 101 or 119 'birds',
    3. Wait until DirecTV launches more spot beam satellites (at which time your locals will move to 101/119)
    4. Learn enough MIPS programming to decipher the differences between 3.1.1c and 3.1.1e; then transfer those changes to 4.0.1b.

    PlainBill
    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

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    Can I take a 3.1.1e kernel and DD it to my active 4.01 kernel partition.
    Would this keep my hacks on the 4.01 but give me the 3.1.1e setups?
    Last edited by Oggie; 01-28-2005 at 09:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    Can I take a 3.1.1e kernel and DD it to my active 4.01 kernel partition.
    Would this keep my hacks on the 4.01 but give me the 3.1.1e setups?
    No, but it WILL give you a non-working DirecTiVo.

    Actually, I believe you have one additional option - get an R10 (DirecTV brand DirecTiVo). I briefly looked at 'Now Showing' on my sons, and it seems to have folders.

    PlainBill
    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

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    I went to the 3.1.1e software with 3.1.1c killhdinitrd kernel I downloaded usb-2.4.20 and did cp -R /tivo/cdrom/usb-2.4.20/* /tivo
    I got all the folders under the tivo directory.

    created rc.author
    #! /bin/bash
    #install usb and ethernet drivers
    insmod /lib/modules/usbcore.o
    insmod /lib/modules/usb-ohci.o
    insmod /lib/modules/usbnet.o
    sleep 10

    #configure ethernet
    ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.150 broadcast 192.168.1.255 netmask 255.255.255.0
    sleep 100

    #enable telnet
    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &

    #enable ftp
    /var/hack/tivoftpd.mips

    # start network ping script to keep it alive
    /bin/net_alive &


    It did not work. I'm I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    I went to the 3.1.1e software with 3.1.1c killhdinitrd kernel
    Good move.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    I downloaded usb-2.4.20 and did cp -R /tivo/cdrom/usb-2.4.20/* /tivo
    I got all the folders under the tivo directory.
    Several bad moves here. 3.1.1x uses a 2.4.4 series kernel. It is incompatible with 2.4.20 usb drivers. Also, you should have copied only the three drivers to the /lib/modules directory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    created rc.author
    #! /bin/bash
    #install usb and ethernet drivers
    insmod /lib/modules/usbcore.o
    insmod /lib/modules/usb-ohci.o
    insmod /lib/modules/usbnet.o
    sleep 10

    #configure ethernet
    ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.150 broadcast 192.168.1.255 netmask 255.255.255.0
    sleep 100

    #enable telnet
    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &

    #enable ftp
    /var/hack/tivoftpd.mips

    # start network ping script to keep it alive
    /bin/net_alive &


    It did not work. I'm I missing something?
    Whooo Boy!!!

    I don't see where you downloaded and installed AlphaWolf's Series 2 Utilities.
    I don't see where you exported environment variables in rc.sysinit.author.

    Hacking a TiVo isn't rocket science. However, rudimentary knowledge of Linux is required - or at least the ability to read a bunch of posts and follow them.

    I suggest reading Ironman's guide on hacking the HR10-250. Study what each step does. Always remember his guide is for a different model, but the only significant differences are the software version (3.1.1e vrs 3.1.5e) and 3.1.5e already has usb drivrs loaded; for your SD-DVR80 you must provide the usb drivers for a 2.4.4 level kernel. Also, make a serial cable!!! If you can get serial bash working, the rest of it will be a piece of cake.

    PlainBill
    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    I went to the 3.1.1e software with 3.1.1c killhdinitrd kernel I downloaded usb-2.4.20 and did cp -R /tivo/cdrom/usb-2.4.20/* /tivo
    I got all the folders under the tivo directory.

    I then
    mkdir /tivo/busybox
    cd /tivo/busybox
    tar -xvf /tivo/cdrom/tivotools.tar

    then
    used usbobj2.4.27-20050104.tar.bz2
    I copied usbcore.0 usb-dummy.0 and usbnet.0 to the lib/modules


    created rc.author
    #! /bin/bash
    #install usb and ethernet drivers
    insmod /lib/modules/usbcore.o
    insmod /lib/modules/usb-ohci.o
    insmod /lib/modules/usbnet.o
    sleep 10

    #configure ethernet
    ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.150 broadcast 192.168.1.255 netmask 255.255.255.0
    sleep 100

    I used an ip adress I am assigning to the tivo then after broadcast I used my home network gateway number then my submask

    #enable telnet
    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &

    #enable ftp
    /var/hack/tivoftpd.mips

    # start network ping script to keep it alive
    /bin/net_alive &


    It did not work. I'm I missing something?
    What am I atill missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggie
    What am I atill missing?
    Look here.

    PlainBill
    There's a difference between needing help, and just being plain ole' lazy.

    "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it for himself." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    HR20-700 with 2 TB, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR22-100, HR23-100 all running 0x5cd and networked.

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