I have a Hughes Directv Tivo Series 2 upgraded from 40GB to 120GB with MFS Tools. All worked well for about a year. All of a sudden the background graphic on all screens was missing... replaced with either solid black, or the video signal (live TV or the show being played). All functionality is OK, it was just very hard to read the text when video is being displayed behind the menus.
I bought a used box (same model) with a 40GB drive that worked fine. Backed up the drive with MFS, restored it to the 120GB drive from the first box, and now the 2nd box has the black screen problem!!!! I thought MFS tools wiped the destination drive, so the bug should have been gone.
Next I bought a new 160GB drive and restored the working 40GB image to it... same problem: missing graphics, black screen.
Can anyone please help?