I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you there. Particularly on your last statement.tivoupgrade said:They are all slightly different. There is a very old thread rolling around somewhere (subject: Don't Be A Moron) written by an X-TiVo employee discussing the fact that although some images are somewhat inter-changeable, it does cause some issues/confusion on the server when the units dial in; I don't mean to offend by quoting the subject of that thread, the old timers will attest that the phrase was chosen many years ago by Mr Bullwinkle...
So anyway, whether the specific recommendation has always been to ensure the correct image is installed, and most importantly, if you are using the "wrong" image, don't talk about it, don't promote it and especially don't let your unit dial in!
What I did was specifically remind people that a spokesperson from TiVo was quite specific and emphatic in his desire to prevent people from running the wrong versions of software on the wrong boxes. I have no reason to believe that the sentiment has changed.whitepelican said:I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you there. Particularly on your last statement.
I know from experience that all of the different flavors of 6.2 for DirecTivos work just fine on other S2 DirecTivos. I would have to assume you actually know how these things work, in which case you're being deliberately obtuse just to try to get an additional $20 from someone. I've run several hacked DirecTivos w/ version 6.2 for years with the wrong minor versions, and it hasn't mattered one iota.
Also, if you do load the wrong version on the box, and you don't plan on hacking the box, you can simply force a call and it will download/install the correct version. I've done this a number of times also. So I don't think you quoting a 7-year-old thread is very relevant.
Your "don't talk about it, don't promote it and especially don't let your unit dial in!" really only applies to a hacked box which is running the wrong version.
Right, why not listen to someone who who stands to make a profit instead. I was trying to help a fellow Tivo user out and save him a couple of dollars along the way. I speak from experience of loading Tivo software and hacking many, many DirecTivos over the past few years. And the guy who does this for a living quoted a seven-year-old thread regarding one specific software problem.rbtravis said:If you want to risk something going wrong with your Tivo listen to dumb birds.
Because for the most part those people are either seeing dollar signs or being stupid and/or lazy.rbtravis said:Most of the people who know what they are doing are recommending Instantcake.
I'm just curious where that opinion came from? Has there been some evidence of that either here or elsewhere? I've never had any problems mixing RID/Non-RID versions since 6.2 was released, and I have some Tivos that have been running for years on mismatched versions.stevel said:With DTiVos, there is somewhat greater flexibility regarding versions, but there can be problems mixing RID and non-RID.
Stupid is a little harsh and $20 to be lazy is just fine for a lot of folks. A lot of people will pay for good product that helps them do a job faster... myself included (mainly for SA Tivos).Because for the most part those people are either seeing dollar signs or being stupid and/or lazy.
The units are for all purpoases identical except for the branding/logo.IOTP said:Yesterday I used a DSR6000 image on a GXCEBOT. Worked fine, only thing I noticed were the "Phillips" logos and in the system information receiver type it stated DSR6000 not GXCEBOT.
No bigs, since it's a Series 1, does it really matter?