Virgin Media only workaround to remove PIN Request from Sky Movie Channels

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by jeremy Parsons, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    This is a repost from the Cableforum site currently tested on the

    Samsung STB ex NTL Region by me and Pace 4010 ex NTL (by the original poster)

    press the red button or even enter the PIN.

    1) Go into the 'Locked Channels' section of the 'Settings' Menu.
    you will need the PIN for this bit so the kiddies shouldn't be able to do it.
    2) Move down to the movie channels and lock the channel and then unlock it again.
    3) Do this for each of the required channels. (basically all sky movies)

    You should now be able to switch between the movie channels without a PIN or red button as if they were any other channel. This is how the system should work for us adults that dont have kiddies around.

    Note this will remain working for a single day at the moment unless soneone finds a hack

    note to moderator can this be made sticky ?
     
  2. slimjime17

    slimjime17 New Member

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    That works for me, thanks very much.
     
  3. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    That's fantastic - thanks for (re)posting. I can confirm it also works for me too. Will have to remove the timeswitch and hope daily reboots aren't needed anymore :rolleyes:

    Hopefully it will stay this way for a good while.
     
  4. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Tested it with my Pace and it works great.

    I also tried it on my V+ box and works the same. Which means not having to input a PIN when playing back recorded films
     
  5. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Just about to post this. Works great. Ta
     
  6. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    They are saying in the other forum that it only lasts a day and than they get locked again.
     
  7. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    That would explain why I missed a recording
     
  8. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    I will probably have lost all todays recordings as I think I had a film scheduled :mad:
     
  9. slimjime17

    slimjime17 New Member

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    Oh Well,

    Looks like they are correct, just tried it again and the channel is locked.
     
  10. jeremy Parsons

    jeremy Parsons Very Advanced Member

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    B***er , sorry about this back to the drawing board
     
  11. mrtickle

    mrtickle Active Member

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    The Ofcom requirements simply do not cater for Adult-only households (which I believe is wrong). Sadly, they say that the PIN is prompted for every time the channel is tuned to, which is why both Sky and the cable companies have done what they've done. If there was any loophole Ofcom would be on the case pretty quickly - I'm surprised it even lasts a day!
     
  12. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Unfortunately, this now no-longer works :( :mad:

    Stupid bloody OFCOM :mad:
     
  13. slimjime17

    slimjime17 New Member

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    Yea, hasen't worked for a while.

    Maybe if tivo could be configured to send a pin + enter on the channels that require the pin.

    Slim
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    That was going to be my next question. Anyone? :D

    Code:
    If channel # = 401 to 412 
    
    and
    
    time <= 9PM 
    
    then 
    
    send "channel no + PIN + [enter]"
     

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