Reading the "how to activate eSATA on Series-3" thread got me to thinking...
Obviously, this eSATA feature IS in the software and has been there since the beginning (or at least the first 8.1 release), it simply takes a Kickstart command to enable it since it's not enabled by default. I would assume that said Kickstart command is in there so that TiVo can test the eSATA functionality before it's available to the general public...
As such, it stands to reason that there ought to be a similar Kickstart command to enable MRV and/or TiVoToGo on the Series-3 boxes, right? I mean, TiVo needs to be able to test these features to ensure that they work, right? What better way to do it than with a Kickstart command?
So does anyone know exactly how this might work? Can I try random Kickstart commands without risk of damaging my TiVo? (If they're all 2-digit commands, then that means there's only a hundred of them to try, which really shouldn't take too terribly long...) Is there a list of known Kickstart commands, so I won't accidentally do something stupid like enable some sort of diagnostic mode that I don't want to enable, or delete everything on my TiVo HDD?
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