Omikron prom moded my first TiVoHD I think around 2008 or 2009. I'm not sure how I got his number but I know I talked to him a couple of times. He gave me tips on how to build a serial connection and threw in a molex connector gratis. Very nice guy... knowledgeable for sure. I'm sure he is in my contact list but I can't remember his real name anymore.
Since then I've prommed four boards myself. My first was an an old series 1, actually there were two PLCC32 sockets to practice on. I'm glad I didn't attempt this straight away with my Lifetime TiVoHD. It was a disaster. I did not have the right tools at the time. I have since purchased several items that have made the job easier for me. A 2 in 1 soldering rework station, a Hot Air Nozzle for the PLCC32 SMD chip, a solder sucker, magnifying lenses, a Willem programmer and of course the sockets and chips. I don't use wire solder but prefer soldering paste. I wouldn't mind helping others, this forum has been very good to me. At the very least I guess I could supply pre-programmed chips and sockets. I have quite a few. Not sure I'd want to prom a board for someone but I probably would if they had no other option. I only have the TCD652160 image originally supplied by Omikron.
Activity on forum is light. Need hardware help? I can supply preprogrammed proms: $10: 4 sold so far, I can prom your board $75: 5 done so far: PM or Email if interested.