Looking for a TiVo!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by irrelevant, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. irrelevant

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    Edit: Now have sourced a TiVo; thank all!


    Is there anybody who still has a working TiVo but is jumping ship, that would be prepared to let me have theirs? I'll cover postage, or collect if anywhere near me (Salford/Manchester area).

    I've been outbid on three on eBay so far - I've not got enough budget to pay very muchy money. It seems both of mine have enough faults between them that I can't persuade either to work well enough to make a test call :( I'm trying to sort out an alternate dial-up number that will automatically divert unmodified boxes to the new service, but I can't test it too well at present..

    Thanks!

    Rob.
     
  2. alek

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    If you let me know what numbers I will call them for you.

    Alek
     
  3. irrelevant

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    The numbers are in this thread where any feedback can also be noted. What I really need is a copy of a /var/log/tclient from a call, especially if that call fails. Obviously one needs the rather obscure combination of a networked tivo, to obtain the log file, which still connects via the modem for it's calls..
     
  4. alek

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    I tried the 01 and 03 numbers last night . Both failed to answer.

    My Tivos are bog standard.

    Alek
     
  5. irrelevant

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    This is the issue I am trying to solve; the one tclient log I've had so far has been helpful; it seems we ARE answering, but the failure is before it even tries to authenticate. If I can get another TiVo, or sort out the config on mine along with the hardware issues that caused me to retire it in the first place, we might get to the bottom of the issues.
     
  6. alek

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    Sorry I can't be more help.

    Tonights results are on the other thread

    Alek
     
  7. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    I'll do some testing later on today Rob (it's the weekend so I get free calls - can't do it during the week!). I've got a networked dial-up tyVO and a PC for comparison. I'll let you know the results on the other thread.

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  8. irrelevant

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    Thanks to spitfires' input, we've got the dial-up working now. This means that we will be able to support completely unmodified TiVos on the new EPG ! Still need to improve access speed on the secondary numbers, but that's a comparatively minor issue

    However, I'm still looking for a replacement box - both mine have hardware problems and the one I was trying to do the testing with has now died, after spending half a day tracking down how to re-enable the modem on a box with a Tivonet in it, so my OP still stands. Anybody got a (working!) TiVo going spare?

    Thanks,
    Rob.
     
  9. dot2dot

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    well done dude - and no i'm keeping my box ;)
    keep us posted... I'm keeping mine.... because i like many others .. won't be doing the tivo jump.. as it would mean changing address.

    (tis a ) shame "forwarding thinking" in tivo(non)speak means "collateral damage".
     
  10. spitfires

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    err, just for the avoidance of excessive excitement, "completely unmodified" in this context means "without needing a network connection"; some modification to the software will still be required... we're working on options to do that! ;) :)

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