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Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Oct 24, 2005 #281 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I ook care of it. :D
     
  2. Oct 24, 2005 #282 of 11850
    mercurial

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    I was thinking more like what things can you do? I know MRV/HMO is out but will you be able to:

    1) Use a USB Netadapter in lew of a phone line?
    2) Enable 30s skip permanently?
    3) Use get caller ID?
    4) Have TiVo web?

    I think those are the things that I'm most interested in, in order. I appologize if it's a silly question. I've not been keeping up with hacks and what is/is not possible on each point release of the software.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2005 #283 of 11850
    mercurial

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    Thanks guys! I now have my two S2 DTiVos hacked and networked and expanded to 144 hours each. Yay! I also have a drive imaged and zippered to go in the S2 I'm going to get to replace my last S1 DTiVo (a SAT-T60).

    Also (unrelated to the Zipper), I have my failing HR10-250 drive replaced with dual 250GB drives but I can't get it up and running until I get a new power splitter from Weaknees. The one they sent had a bad pin that came out when I tried to connect it. (The sad part is, I threw away a draw full of the darn things when I moved in January since I hadn't needed one in years.)

    When we built this house, we had it pre-wired with lots of CAT5 so I have between 2-6 CAT5 outlets for network or phone use depending on how I jack them in, at each TiVo location. I've got the TiVos segregated onto their own 100MBS switch so the inter-TiVo traffic doesn't interfere with or get interfered with by our network traffic.

    Anyway, long story short, expect a beer or two coming your way sometime this week. Thanks again guys!
     
  4. Oct 24, 2005 #284 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    Your Welcome Merc. :D
     
  5. Oct 24, 2005 #285 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    Merc,
    1) does a HDTivo get OTA guide data from Tivo call?
    2) Yes
    3) yes
    4) yes
     
  6. Oct 24, 2005 #286 of 11850
    mercurial

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    I'm about 99.9999999% sure ALL the guide data for the HR10-250 comes over the sat just like the SD versions.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2005 #287 of 11850
    mercurial

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    BTW, if I can get the TiVos to not need a phone line, then all I need to do is talk to my alarm company about what other monitoring options they have, and I'll be able to ditch my land line for Vonage or a similar offering and save about $25-35/month. So that's a big driver in this project.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2005 #288 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    then no need for a phoneline at all
     
  9. Oct 24, 2005 #289 of 11850
    TomK

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    My VOIP service is on order :)
     
  10. Oct 24, 2005 #290 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    If you want to save your programs that are currently on your system...I successfully did this on Saturday by following the Hinsdale Guide by upgrading to a larger single drive from my Original Tivo drive. After I completed the Hinsdale guide I zippered the drive and it worked flawlessly....

    Gunny...DONT LEAVE US...you are always gonna have some IDIOTS...I know its aggrivating...

    GET A ROPE BOYS!!!
     
  11. Oct 24, 2005 #291 of 11850
    rbautch

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    If you move your hard drive to a new unit, there is no way to recover your old shows. This is not a function of the script, or hacking. You would have the same problem if you moved an unhacked drive to another Tivo. Also there's no way to batch delete them. It may be easier just to start with a fresh 6.2 image than to spend a hour deleting them one by one.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2005 #292 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Perhaps the original post or the Zipper website can have a "wall of shame" that names names.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2005 #293 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    DO IT...that sounds like a good idea!
     
  14. Oct 24, 2005 #294 of 11850
    rbautch

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    ...but did you install the drive back into the same Tivo or into a new unit? The problem arises when you put the drive into a new unit that has a different crypto key stored on the motherboard than the one used to encode the shows originally. The bottom line is the only scenario that you'll lose existing shows is if you move the drive to a new Tivo.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2005 #295 of 11850
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    BTW, you *MIGHT* want to make the WinXP SP2 telnet issue more clear directly in your FAQ. I saw that and figured it was an access issue since SP2 turned on more firewall stuff that I turned back off. Ok.. I'd try the telnet and see if it worked. It wasn't until the tweak script screwed up that I realized the "unset crlf" was the issue. Ok, no big deal, I'll just re-run it... Wrong. It sees it's already hacked and refuses to run again since I have to uninstall first. Ok.. Do that and it refuses to run the install because the /enhancements directory is empty... Grumble... Tried to re-zipper it but no go. No biggy, just re-imaged from the original drive, re-zippered and moved on. Again, I'm an idiot but maybe that would be a good one to pull into the FAQ/guide.

    Also, in a case of being too smart (?) for my own good, when I burnt the Zipper CD, I did it in ISO-9660 format since I seemed to remember (mis-remember) that being more compatible with Linux. But ISO-9660 mangles the file names so I had to re-burn a disk in Joliet. You *might*want to mention that in the section about making the tools disk, but it's no big deal. Most people probably get it right by default, it's just people that have to screw around with things that mess it up.

    One last, I may have missed this in the guide, since I was using a LBA48 boot disk and doing mfsbackup/mfsrestore to image the drives and keep my old recordings, I didn't realize you had to reboot between that finishing and running the Zipper. Your guide mentions a reboot if you're having Zipper install a plain 6.2 image but, unless I missed it, it doesn't mention to do it if you're doing a manual MFS image. If it isn't there, you might want to stick it into the guide.

    Ok.. Just a few comments to, hopefully (?), make the guide a bit better. Another obligatory thanks to Gunny and rbautch.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2005 #296 of 11850
    dsmturbo

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    I also would like these hacks on a HR10-250. Mine keeps nagging to call in, and I hate phone lines :D

    mercurial, have you done any hacks to your HD Tivo as yet?
     
  17. Oct 24, 2005 #297 of 11850
    mercurial

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    I'm upgrading it to dual 250s but other than that, no. I'm waiting for Gunny and rbautch to make it easy for my lazy butt.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2005 #298 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    You are right rbaucht...it was and HAS to be from the same DTivo...I basically did a Drive upgrade and copied over the 40GB to the 120GB...that is the only way it will work....

    mercurial and rbaucht...I see the same problem and there is a work around. First, run the uninstall script then you HAVE to copy over the rbautch-files.tgz file BACK into the hacks folder...then run tweak.sh again and you are golden.

    rbaucht I think you should copy the rbautch-files.tgz file into enhancements instead of mv. OR move the file back in the uninstall script so that when you run tweak.sh file again the file is where it is supposed to be. Otherwise you run into the problem stated above where the file isnt in /hacks where tweak.sh is looking.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2005 #299 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I concur.
    That's a GREAT idea
     
  20. Oct 24, 2005 #300 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    also make this:

    ALL BOLD AND ALL RED!!! AND BLINKING...with LITTLE FINGERS POINTING TO IT ALL AROUND IT....WITH A NEON SIGN GIF BLINKING...READ HERE....READ HERE...IMPORTANT!!! :rolleyes: :cool:
     

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