Discussion of bypassing a paid subscription on any Tivo has always been a verboten topic here so I'd have to say it still wouldn't be allowed for legal reasons. However, that doesn't preclude someone setting up a separate forum on Yahoo! or something similar to host said discussions. The HR10-250 was orphaned by DirecTV years ago. They basically bitch-slapped every HDTivo owner that paid the high price of ownership of this model, myself included, so I wouldn't feel much remorse in a hack of this nature.
OTOH, I no longer have a DirecTV dish on my roof and I'm more into HTPCs than Tivos these days. With ATSC tuner cards costing about $50 on average these days and DVR apps available with free guide data, I can't see hacking a HDTivo just to get OTA channels. The new Ceton quad tuner cablecard tuners are supposed to be available by the end of the month so I'll eventually be kissing my two S3 Tivos goodbye.
Last edited by captain_video; 04-29-2010 at 07:26 AM.
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