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Trouble with accounts.

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by TrainManG, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. TrainManG

    TrainManG OldTellyMan

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    Quick CV.

    1965 From school to Butlins Pwhelli, Lighting and projection.
    1966 To BBC AP TVN, Film, studio, OB's.
    1968 To Rank Cintel, Head of mechanism test 16mm and 35. (Only me in it!!)
    1970 To LWT. Telecine engineer and VTR editor. Then OB's. Nominated BAFTA.
    1981 To Complete Video. Editor. Worked extra-curricular on design of BSB - Square aerials - useful later.
    1984 To TVS. Technical Co-ordinator, Maidstone and Southampton. Worked on design of studios in the QE2 Conference Centre for TVS.
    1992 Freelance engineer working around UK on design and operational projects in satellite and cable operations.
    1996 Retired from TV work and started a proper job. Now teaching people to drive trains!!

    Over the period 1967 to 1970 did BSc Physics.

    Member RTS.
    Member SMPTE.
     
  2. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Thanks for the info TrainmanG.

    What kind of trains are you driving or teaching people to drive?
     
  3. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    YOU BAS......KET CASE :mad: Why does that never happen to me? :(
     
  4. TrainManG

    TrainManG OldTellyMan

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    Class 357 phase 1 and 2. Hi-tech computer controlled things on c2c. A great job. Similar to drive to the 375s on SouthEastern.

    Geoff.
     
  5. TrainManG

    TrainManG OldTellyMan

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    I just bid and look about. Don't pay some of the silly prices people ask for basic ones. Sometimes I get a real lemon. Had one that smoked a lot!!!!

    Boot sales - where I got the goodie - are a great source. Had 5 over the past 12 months. One's a doorstop!!

    Geoff.
     
  6. Ashley

    Ashley Aibo nut

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    I've worked in LWT's Telecine dept installing (and trying to keep in sync with Rank Cintel Mk3s) a Sondor sound follower.:D
     
  7. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    I had to look that up on Wikipedia, never having heard of a Class 357 or indeed c2c.

    Someone has added a section to the entry on these trains giving the exact format of the automatic voice announcements. Why, for the love of Gd, why...?
     
  8. ghstone

    ghstone Novice hacker

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    getting back on track here %^; what's happening to the subscription/account status problems ?

    I have 5 here at the moment, and know of another 5, all with good Lifetime subs, I have no intention of trying to change the identity of the owner on any of them, so hopefully they'll stay okay;

    But what about those with monthly subs, and particularly those that haven't been sub'ed for a while ? Will those work if I either give them away to family or sell them on, or am I making a whole lot of trouble for myself in a few weeks time when they stop working ? There's not much point me buying and configuring new Disks if I'm just creating paperweights...
     
  9. gallen9

    gallen9 New Member

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    sorry to resurrect this one but it seems like a good place for my question.

    I've got two boxes, one that's got a lifetime sub (and has had for 5 years) and a second that's never been used.

    Just had a disk failure to my first upgrade and have bought another disk and a turbonzet card to go up to a networked Tivo.

    I had planned to stick the new drive and the network card into the unused machine and ask nicely if my lifetime could move across.

    Should I infer from this thread that do so would invite a closed account that couldn't be resurrected?

    I've also got another problem with not being able to find my lineup anymore but I'll post that separately.

    cheers

    Martin
     
  10. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Yes that is what you should infer at the present time unless and until Tivo in the USA manage to sort out their problems with opening and closing accounts and transferring lifetime subs between one owner and another.

    In short don't do it and instead put your new hard drive and Cachecard in the machine with the working Lifetime Sub.
     
  11. gallen9

    gallen9 New Member

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    Thanks for such a quick reply - looks like I'll need to get the hoover out to clean five years of dust.

    Next step - find a cheap wireless bridge!
     
  12. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    I have used the ones on Southern made by http://www.corys.com/ located at Selhurst & Worthing for 377s and 171.

    Such fun setting up support link to makers in France :)

    Automan.
     
  13. forsterj

    forsterj New Member

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    Have just signed-up again after 3 years inactivity and am getting the 8: Account Closed message, phone calls to Tivo proved fruitless, they've given me a free month but I'm getting the impression I should just toss the unit in the bin?
     
  14. Goooner1

    Goooner1 New Member

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    I don't know if you've seen the other thread about suggestions not recording, but that's being "looked into" as well, with no sign of a fix, myself and a few others too, I'm sure are currently wieighing up whether to continue paying a tenner a month for a service that doesn't work correctly :(
     
  15. forsterj

    forsterj New Member

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    I suspect they want to run the service into the ground. It did look encouraging when the guy from the states seemed to be getting involved but that looks to have become a dead-end, shame.
     
  16. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yeah. He's got nothing to do except post in here of course :rolleyes:

    Well mine's working perfectly. I don't use suggestions :) Six of one... etc. ;)
     
  17. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    But if you stop paying then Tivo now won't ever let you back on board.

    Kind of damned if you do and damned if you don't................................
     
  18. TiVoPony

    TiVoPony New Member

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    Hi all,

    Appreciate the reports of issues. We've been working with Sky to identify what happened here, and it turns out that some of their systems were no longer connected to us (thus preventing updates to accounts). That has been corrected, and the two teams (TiVo and Sky) are doing the final checks as to whether everything is back as it should be.

    I expect the issues described here should largely be resolved very, very soon.

    Thanks,
    Bob Pony
     
  19. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    Thanks Bob,

    Will this require any action from people whose machines are currently awaiting re-activation, or will they suddenly just spring into life of their own accord?

    Cheers
    Steve
    www.tivoheaven.co.uk
     
  20. Oct 9, 2008 #140 of 165
    clivewilliams

    clivewilliams New Member

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    Has anyone successfully managed to activate a new account recently? Is this confirmed solved?

    Thanks in advance,

    Clive
     

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