F***ing douchebags. I haven't looked at any of the auctions advertising the units being hacked by the zipper but IMO that's even a step lower than someone selling a manually hacked tivo. Tivos are cheap on ebay and cost exactly $0 to hack (unless you can't find a killhdinitrd compatible kernel). But if you used the zipper and then sold the unit for a hefty price, YOU ARE A F***ING *********. I could write a shell script in just a few minutes to install a bunch of hacks and sell that product if I wanted to, and at least I would have put SOME effort into it. You didn't even hack the damn tivo, Russ did
You at least owe him tribute since you probably couldn't have installed all those other hacks without using his.
I'd hate to naively purchase one of those units and then (God forbid) happen to need assistance with a problem on down the line. No one here would have any idea how the hacks were done (the seller probably has less than a clue also), so you'd probably end up starting from scratch, effectively wasting the HUGE purchase price originally paid. I hope anyone selling multiple hacked tivo's on ebay reads this thread, and other members continually bash them in this thread, just for future reference. Maybe, some inkling of human decency will shine in and they'll think to themselves (as mentioned above) "I'm a F***ing *********."
I'm sure one of the main reasons so many "TiVo-Gods" have dropped off the radar and new hacks are becoming fewer and fewer, is due to these morons whoring out other's HARD WORK. Killhdinitrd was released almost 3 years ago and there is still no evidence of any other (public) exploit other than PROM mods. Do the community a favor, and
And I'm sure as others have stated, Ebay probably turns a deaf ear on these kind of complaints. My advice, message the bidders for these tivos, and direct them to the appropriate forums full of knowledge and not THEFT. Maybe they'll be able to retract any bids made, and slowly cut of the stream of stolen revenue.
(sorry for using the term ********* so many times, it just felt OH-SO appropriate)