Game over :-(

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Furball, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    If the network call still works, then the alternative numbers may still work (UUNET):

    0845 0885336
    0800 2795740
    0845 0810054
    0808 1050026

    http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/tivo-phone-numbers.php


    Cachecard and turnonet network cards have never existed "officially", so they have no need to turn them off,
    though it will undoubtedly be switched off at some point - depending on the use of that server and the data feed.

    The service is officially OFF when the supported methods are no longer possible (official dialup stops).
     
  2. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Perhaps we will see a surprise introduction of Virgin Media flogging network upgrade cards for S1's lol
     
  3. michael401

    michael401 Member

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    :D :D
     
  4. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Thanks for all the fish.
     
  5. GarySargent

    GarySargent New Member

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    Anyone tried setting their dial prefix to: 08450885336 ?
     
  6. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    That is still working it seems.
     
  7. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Have they deliberately left the local call rate numbers going? I wonder ...... I suppose we will never get any official confirmation either way, so fingers crossed it is ......

    Anyone tried the 0800/0808 ones? I'd wager they have been shut off ...
     
  8. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    No final goodbye message from the Tivo service?

    Just imagine all the polite or impolite messages they could have posted :)

    Automan
     
  9. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Another download has just happenen via dial-up using 08450885336
     
  10. DX30

    DX30 New Member

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    If you google those numbers they come up as also being used by other companies, so shutting them off may be trickier than with the freephone number. If the intention is to eventually shutdown the servers anyway they may just be leaving those dialup numbers alone.
     
  11. Steve_K

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    Got to be a good chance they'll not turn off the network access and even though I don't have it I very much hope they don't.

    As an unofficial service, it arguably does not conflict with any agreement with Virgin. Assuming the core data is common with Virgin TiVo then it could well cost very little to run.

    Next step for me is try the local call dial up - good spot that Gary
     
  12. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Just tried them all and only got a result from 0845 0885336 although YMMV I suppose. Anyone else try the others?
     
  13. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    Also, should we put this info around the rest of the 'followers' (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) or should we keep it 'low key' to perhaps increase the chance of it not being 'killed off' anytime too soon?

    Opinions?
     
  14. michael401

    michael401 Member

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    Personally I'd keep quiet.

    Someone on the other forum has just posted "My network call now seems to consistently fail with 'Call Interrupted'." :(
     
  15. zapped

    zapped New Member

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    Good stuff! I just updated my TiVo with the prefix and it seems to be working! Thanks for keeping us updated on this stuff guys!

    What's involved in the AltEPG stuff? I see that I need to update the hard drive, do I also need to install a network card too?
     
  16. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    I think you just need to register with them and then change the dial prefix.
     
  17. drgeoff

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    If the TiVo is within spitting distance of a networked PC, I recommend the serial cable method described here. See the post by Rachel for the hardware and the post by millsb on 5 June for link to the software.

    Costs only a few pounds but just as effective as a network card and might also save you a small fortune in phone calls to the AltEPG number.
     
  18. digital_S

    digital_S New Member

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    Whilst I currently only have dial-up available, sorry if this has been mentioned here or in the tivoland forum, but what are the prices like for the initial alt-epg call and then every day/night, like?

    Considering it's an 01274 or 0845 number...

    (Would prefer a serial cable, but my pc is all the way upstairs, plus I dont use it much (use a laptop) and they wouldnt be left on anyway)
     
  19. LarryDavid

    LarryDavid New Member

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    I am also mulling over options for this, as I'm a tightwad and the 0845 number isn't covered by my 'unlimited' phone calls package (10.11p connection and 6.13ppm) .

    The serial route is interesting, as I have a couple of old (PIII 600Mhz old) laptops with serial and ethernet (and built in V90 modem if needs be!) lying around which could be harnessed as a 'gateway'. The convenience being that they are small enough to set up and just dump behind or next to the TV with the lid shut and forget about them.

    The next step of course would be looking at an open-source hackable router (like one of the Linksys jobbies) with a serial port ..... I'll leave that to someone with more time and inclination though ;)
     
  20. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    If the pc data source means leaving a computer on all year in the long run a network card may pay for itself in electric. Change of phone call plan may also be cheaper.

    Automan.
     

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