What Can I do with a Tivo without subscription?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by PhilRGreen, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. OG Quantum

    OG Quantum Part Time Lurker

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    I recently got a second tivo that has NEVER been subbed. I have networked it to make manual recordings of clashes using the modified Sanderton module. It makes its daily call over the internet. Is it safe to leave it to make daily calls or will it reach a point and stop manual recordings?
    Slightly off topic but when I got home the last two days the tivo has a black screen and no green line on the time bar suggesting its not recording the live buffer in live tv. When I press aux I can see the freeview box feed fine. When I go back to tivo live tv i see a black screen. If i disconnect the scart lead to the freeview box I get the blue screen with tivo guy saying check connections. When I reconnect I get the black screen again. A reboot fixes this. Any ideas?
    thanks
    Paul
     
  2. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Is this The Thread That Will Not Die.

    Basically there are a lot of confused messages above. A UK TiVo can be left dialling up unsubbed forever and nothing bad will happen.

    Posting off-topic in a thread whch dates from a year ago might be considered eccentric. :)
     
  3. OG Quantum

    OG Quantum Part Time Lurker

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    thanks for the simple and direct reply on the "on-topic" part. I will start a new thread for the off-topic part :)

    Paul

    <insert quote about the virtues of being called eccentric>
     
  4. ahorne2

    ahorne2 New Member

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    I`ve read this threa several times and am still unclear if with Software version 2.5.x the TiVo should be able to perform Manual recordings WITHOUT making any calls to TiVo to set the clock.

    Can someone simply answer this, as I only want to use the unit as digital VCR for a couple of Cable shows that repeat weekly, so £10 for guide data is too much !

    If the conclusion is the unit is in "boat anchor mode", how do you "if you know what you`re doing" make manual recorings ?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Raisltin Majere

    Raisltin Majere The 96 YNWA

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    Yes it will make manual recordings without any calls to set the time.

    How accurate the timings of those recordings are is another matter.
     
  6. ahorne2

    ahorne2 New Member

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    Thanks,
    I established the problem. I did subscribe for a couple of days to get the latest software version, but then disconnected from the phone line, so the unit didn`t know the account was closed - therefore it thought it should be getting data and stopped all functions !
    Sorted now with a daily call, and the clock is reset too (great as the clocks changed over the weekend)
    Looks like the TiVo server allows clock correction even without an account.
    Cheers
     

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