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Old 07-03-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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series 1 tivo in canada

Is there a way to get proper guide data for a series 1 tivo.
I have a local tivo access number so it seems logical tivo would have the local tv stations. I called tivo cust support they said not for series one. I have seen the info to setup a series 2 Tivo. Does anyone know how to input a Canadian postal code instead of a zip code? I assume thats the problem.

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Old 07-04-2006, 01:44 AM   #2
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Is there a way to get proper guide data for a series 1 tivo.
I have a local tivo access number so it seems logical tivo would have the local tv stations. I called tivo cust support they said not for series one. I have seen the info to setup a series 2 Tivo. Does anyone know how to input a Canadian postal code instead of a zip code? I assume thats the problem.

thanks all.
There is a way but very involving requiring some computer/Linux knowledge. Basically you need to input the Postal Code in the MFS or installng a program by pulling the Tivo drive out and using your PC to do it(Sorry I don't remember the details but are available at www.TivoCanada.com). Better suggestion is to get a Series 2 and it will provide way more features and are supported by Tivo for use in Canada.

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Old 07-04-2006, 03:04 AM   #3
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As I understand it, TiVo is no longer updating the software on series 1 machines, so any changes like including Canadian areas as options may not be available (except maybe to people who, as mentioned above, are computer saavy).
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:05 AM   #4
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Just for reference, thread #282075 (sorry, can't post URLs yet - look up top and replace the showthread.php?t=306257 with showthread.php?t=282075) describes how to do this. I know I'll probably be doing this soon, assuming my eBay TiVo doesn't magically get lost in transit. (I don't trust Canada Post. Had a package end up with a whole bunch of "Okay to return to sender" stickers on it without them actually showing up at my house a single time.)
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:16 PM   #5
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Thanks

Was hoping for an easier solution but whatever it takes.
Guess I'll have to read up on the modifications. I'm certainly not afraid to take it apart.
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