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hello

i aquired a pvr10uk about a week ago and know absolutely nothing about it. it did not come with any user information or handbook. i have just recieved a brand new remote by post this morning. i have switched the reciever on and it put message up saying to connect phone line and it may take 35 minutes in which the reciever would make two calls. the reason for the post is is there anything i need to know before i follow this proceedure as i have no idea if the box has any subsciption attached to it and would not like to make any mistakes that could be costly if subsciption is valid. do i let the box update yet

i have read about life time subscription and how one of your members may have made a mistake and is now paying when maybe he should not be. i think the box is unmodified but not sure it has a 15gb hdd and another which i am not sure about
need some help to get started.
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hello blindlemon

thankyou for your reply. i have let the receiver dial tivo takes quite a while now have some info on system information
one of which said tivo account status 5: lifetime service is there anything else i need to know to keep this subscription safe does this actually help me i did get a message saying it may take hours for the active channel guides to be available.it also said because the box had not made a daily phone call for more than 30 days it would need to do this also
can anyone of you guys explain what all of this means. without a user guide it is quite difficult to set up regarding scart and rf settings etc. in have motorised sat dish freeview and dvd recorder only 2 scarts on my tv.
any help would of course be very welcome.
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hello to you martin

i picked up the reciever at a local refuse site for 3.00 and invested 8.50 in a new remote so 11.50 total box is in good clean condition without any scrapes or scratches. it seems to be working fine as lots of top gear episodes and red dwarf already on the hdd it is original as far as i can see not sure how big the drives are one is 15gb the other i do not know. i would like to get hold of a user manual if possible. it says it is going to phone at 153am in the morning and has updated about 97% with 3 mins to go forchannel guide.


any futher help would be very well recieved
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thankyou Nebulous

it would seem i now have access to channel list as it has let me set a timer recording for tomorrow which it would not earier today. so when i get all the scarts and cables connected i might be able to learn a little more. i must say the help i have had as a new user has been great and very helpfull. i am not sure if i need any ir senders or any other equipment to enhance the recievers performance if i do what make or type would i look for
people do throw away the strangest things. thanks again for all the help maybe i can return the favour in the future
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hello katman

there is some really good stuff at my local refuse site i have had laptops, towers, tv's etc. all needing a small amout of work. i have a dell black tower 1.5 pentium 4 processor dvd rom with seperate cd writer 120gb hdd 256 memory keyboard speakers and a 14in flatscreen monitor optical mouse. cost me approx 35.00 total and 20 of that was for the hdd. its for sale in my local asda superstore for 90.00 ono. the tivo i am going to try and use as i seem to have got a bargain. one mans trash is another mans treasure
i should really have picked stig as a user name he! he!
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hi aerialplug
this post is very helpfull thankyou for taking the time to write your comments i will take on board your commemts. i know it will take some time to learn to use the system but rome wasn't built in a day. so they say. at least if it dosn't suit me it will not have cost much but as i have motorised sat system if it can be used on that it will be worth its weight in gold well maybe. technomate 1500 super+ nearly as good as ruperts system and free
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hello Nebulous
can i say sorry some of my posts are a little out of sync but the reason is by the time i reply one of the guys has responded to me.
nebulous your reply is very interesting regarding the ir wand comments if anyone has knowledge of where to get hold of one or the RIGHT question to ask tivo would be better still
cheers guys great site
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hello katman
its not a secret i live near newcastle n/e england have two local refuse sites within 4 miles i am long term sick so have lots of time on my hands and very little money i pay full morage and always have. have not worked for nearly 10 years oweing to ill health. i can walk only a short distance. use a powerchair at times but have an interest in tv and satellite. dabble with computes and my latest find was an old dell laptop cpx have replaced memory put 20 gb hdd in it and found an adapter on the e site its now working just fine. cost approx 35.00 total battery is very good

just hope my tivo turns out to be all it seems to be.
you guys are great
thankyou again
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hello and thanks

if i ring the number you gave me . they are not going to ask for details of the reciever which i may not know. as i did not purchase the box it is not registered to me. i do not have sky so ringing sky and asking for ir wands may break an australians heart. if you now what i mean.
is the subsciption always in the box owners name
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HELLO
just to say a big thankyou to all the members who helped me get this item up and working.it now has program listings and records programs etc as it is supossed to

it has been put up for sale on the most popular on-line auction site. because of the help i have had i would have liked it to have gone up for sale on your forum but that may have broken rules.i did look for a general for sale section but could not find one. good luck to all you guys.
regards to all
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