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Topic # 222696 24-Aug-2017 09:30
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This popped up in the oztivo mailing list: (oztivo.net)

 

 

 

 Just a heads up that OzTiVo will most likely be receiving a boost in  interest with the release of a document I have just created on how to do  the PROM mod which is the first step in getting a TiVo HD (Series 3) unit  modded to work past October.

 

 

 

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5lxlJLWDNmWWVFmbzhoYTItYk0

 

 

 

 I feel this is going to be an exciting time - if not a bit new - for anyone  wishing to keep their TiVo operational.

 

 

 

 Software is not quite ready yet but there are people working on that and  some testing will be available shortly.





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  Reply # 1851758 24-Aug-2017 10:20
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This sounds exciting.

 

Which alternate mothership will the modded software connect to?

 

Is somebody already hosting an alternate mothership for NZ contents?


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  Reply # 1851763 24-Aug-2017 10:23
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russelo:

 

This sounds exciting.

 

Which alternate mothership will the modded software connect to?

 

Is somebody already hosting an alternate mothership for NZ contents?

 

 

Yes many unanswered questions but in reading that document they're still early days.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1851772 24-Aug-2017 10:55
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russelo:

 

This sounds exciting.

 

Which alternate mothership will the modded software connect to?

 

Is somebody already hosting an alternate mothership for NZ contents?

 

 

That part still needs to be developed. Changing the mod chip just opens the system to allow these future software mods to take place.

 

I'm excited about this. Looks like my Tivo may get some new life. I am now thinking of purchasing a few of those cheap Tivo's on trademe, to possibly upgrade, and pass them on again.


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  Reply # 1851778 24-Aug-2017 11:04
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Things probably changed a while back but Tivo had tight control over their systems. These modifications are they legal under the Tivo rights?





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  Reply # 1851782 24-Aug-2017 11:08
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Everything in that document is around changes to the customer-owned hardware. It's not interfacing with any TiVo-owned servers or systems.


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  Reply # 1851821 24-Aug-2017 11:54
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My understanding is the current OzTivo backend to service the Series 1 is being augmented to support the Series 3. There are some changes but it's not completely insurmountable and not far off being completely sorted. I think one of the remaining items is just getting the actors and season passes sorted.
The core requirement is to get the box modded first as the kernel hack is required to open the box and then patch the tivoapp to point to the new community Series1&3 OzTivo mothership.






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  Reply # 1851862 24-Aug-2017 12:47
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MikeB4:

 

Things probably changed a while back but Tivo had tight control over their systems. These modifications are they legal under the Tivo rights?

 

 

Who cares about tivo rights, what about my rights as a consumer to use something I bought. 

 

That's my view anyway. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1852041 24-Aug-2017 17:43
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Will we be able to upgrade to the new thing - Without opening up the TIVO unit ?

 

 

 

Or do we need to open it up, Install something ?


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  Reply # 1852044 24-Aug-2017 17:51
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While it's theoretically possible to change the software without opening the box I suspect that it'll be extremely difficult. Don't expect a "software-only" update any time soon (it may never happen).


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  Reply # 1852045 24-Aug-2017 17:56
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Behodar:

 

While it's theoretically possible to change the software without opening the box I suspect that it'll be extremely difficult. Don't expect a "software-only" update any time soon (it may never happen).

 

 

 

 

Ok, Ive got a disability & cant go rummaging round & fix/repair things. i guess my only option is an off-the-shelf Freeview.  




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  Reply # 1852061 24-Aug-2017 18:51
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Will we be able to upgrade to the new thing - Without opening up the TIVO unit ?

 

 

 

Or do we need to open it up, Install something ?

 

 

It's a hardware hack - there  is a PROM chip that needs to be swapped out.

 

Unfortunately, not as easy as the old S1 tivos, where it was a replacement disk image.





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  Reply # 1852064 24-Aug-2017 18:58
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I have one decommissioned and in the garage.

 

This is interesting news. I was going to rip mine apart and gut to try and re-use bits of it for parts and a HTPC case in a week or so. I might hold off for a wee while.


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  Reply # 1852065 24-Aug-2017 19:02
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I would be willing to have a go at this with one of our Tivo's.

 

 

 

Although I do have some reasonable soldering skills I may even consider paying someone with better skills than me to do this.

 

Anything to keep the Tivo working the way it should

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1852180 25-Aug-2017 03:33
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There are a few people in NZ who have been doing the surface mount soldering. I personally don't have the tools and skill to do it and was more than happy to have someone else do it.
But if people are interested they can PM me and I can put you in contact with someone who has been happy to do it for a fair price for their time.





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