Networked Tivo - 'Account Closed' :(

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by a_tivo_noob, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    just me?? :(

    Message has come up this morning - last dialled in @ 3:10 on Friday 24 June - next scheduled @ 30th June - 3:14 am

    edit: this is not an 'altEPG' tivo (yet... it soon will be though! :D)
     
  2. smatson

    smatson New Member

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    and me :(
     
  3. vassilis

    vassilis Member

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    Yep ... it is over :(

    Just forced a call and got my status set to 8:Account Closed.

    It was good while it lasted ...now off to AltEpg
     
  4. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    cheers for confirming - that looks like my Friday night is sorted :s
     
  5. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Have to post the sad TiVo guy:

    [​IMG]

    :(
     
  6. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    have just done steps 1-->10 of the "AltEPG swap-over guide" (basically changed the dial-in config to change the account status from being 'closed') - only took 5 minutes...

    This will hopefully ensure the next few days recordings will take place saving me from doing a guided setup :)
     
  7. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  8. alek

    alek New Member

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    Mine made a successful call at 8:39 and has a next scheduled call for thursday 30 june.

    Alek
     
  9. smatson

    smatson New Member

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    i will convert to night :)
     
  10. Johnbyte

    Johnbyte New Member

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    :confused:
     
  11. vassilis

    vassilis Member

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    Yes you are right ... the call is succesfful but ... check your info page or just reboot the Tivo. The dreaded "You must have a valid account message" will come up. :(

    Vassilis
     
  12. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    Reported spam.
     
  13. spitfires

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    Bummer - I thought the call was too quick :(

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  14. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    Guide data for some channels through to the 12th but you can't set recordings or access the TV guide. To Do list seems to be populated for what that's worth.
    Talk about a final FY from Tivo!

    Why didn't they just let the EPG data expire?
     
  15. TIVO_YORK99

    TIVO_YORK99 Member

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    They sort of did officially.

    The phone line stopped answering therefore none of the accounts were closed. Its only people using an unofficial route that have now had their accounts closed.

    They could have at least warned everyone! pretty shocking behaviour really.
     
  16. Benedict

    Benedict Always Thinking!

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    Are you honestly saying that you don't think TiVo warned everybody that the service was being shut down?????
     
  17. TIVO_YORK99

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    They most certainly did not have to close everyone's account stopping any recordings at all!

    Why not post here and tell people not to connect via the internet or their accounts would be closed?
     
  18. alek

    alek New Member

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    Yes you are right.

    Boat anchor mode + true.


    Alek
     
  19. drgeoff

    drgeoff Member

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    I'm not convinced it is only networked TiVos that have been targeted with "Account Closed". Perhaps TiVo have closed all UK S1 accounts but the dialup TiVos are not connecting so don't get that status on them.
     
  20. Trinitron

    Trinitron New Member

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    Exactly.

    This script should turn 5-lifetime sub mode back on so you can schedule recordings from the remaining EPG data, just make sure no more daily call connections are made to the TiVo server or it will revert back to account type 8! Setting nic_config_tivo to 'dialup' and disconnecting the phone line should be sufficient.

    Spitfires mentioned a variant he had put together that will run via cron, here. And there is always the AltEPG to save the day :D.

    EDIT: Amended ServiceStatus from 5-Lifetime to 4-TiVo Internal Testing to match AltEPG and avoid possible issues with Tivoweb 1.9.4
     

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