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  Reply # 1899298 11-Nov-2017 17:08
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TonyS071:
LesC: Is there anyone in Wellington that can do the upgrade for me?


Maybe, but I haven't done my own or friends ones yet. Bits on order to make that possible.

Keep in touch or ask again in a few weeks.


Thanks Tony.

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  Reply # 1899300 11-Nov-2017 17:13
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TonyS071: I just got given a TiVo that hasn't been connected to the world for a few years. Running 11.3b6-01-2-663. Making a network connection to the nz mothership now for what it's worth.

I got hold of it mostly to give some practice/redundancy for prom replacement - but it would be nice if i could use the hdd as well (it's probably got less running hours clocked up than mine come to think of it)

Will the nz mothership still hand out new firmware in its current state (or was firmware delivered OTA?)
If the mothership did it and still wiill, do I have to request this download, or is it automatic?



 

The official mothership still seems to be updating TiVo software to 11.3b10.

 

The emulator will not. If you have applied the patch then you need to manually trigger the update via ssh command


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1899301 11-Nov-2017 17:14
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TonyS071:
TonyS071: I just got given a TiVo that hasn't been connected to the world for a few years. Running 11.3b6-01-2-663. Making a network connection to the nz mothership now for what it's worth.

I got hold of it mostly to give some practice/redundancy for prom replacement - but it would be nice if i could use the hdd as well (it's probably got less running hours clocked up than mine come to think of it)

Will the nz mothership still hand out new firmware in its current state (or was firmware delivered OTA?)
If the mothership did it and still wiill, do I have to request this download, or is it automatic?





Answering my own question...

"If you’re setting up a new TiVo® media device, and a software update is available, your TiVo® media device will receive the update on the second successful connection after Guided Setup completes."

So I think I have nothing to lose here. I intend to to a guided setup on the box I was just given, in the hope that the existing mothership can still service it, and give me the new firmware.

Comments anyone?

 

 

 

It's not firmware that gets downloaded, it's the Tivo app itself that gets updated. I've seen mixed results upgrading from very old software versions. Sometimes, even now, after 2-3 manual connections to the official mothership  you may get the update to the very latest, and maybe not. You'll current get the update from 11.3b8 to 11.3b10.

 

You could do a winmfs backup of a good drive running the latest software, then restore that to the drive you're working on. When it's booted do the required Full Clear and Delete that is necessary when you do a "heart transplant" Fit a new PROM and  install the new community software/patch and  do a guided setup against the new mothership.  





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  Reply # 1899448 11-Nov-2017 23:43
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LesC: Is there anyone in Wellington that can do the upgrade for me?

I can do that. I've just recently started doing the mods and I don't have much of a queue yet. I'm Hutt based. PM me if you want to take this further.

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  Reply # 1899524 12-Nov-2017 10:46
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I give this tivo my award for dustiest ever. Challenge you all to find one worse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last photo after clean up with new eprom.

 

Took more than compressed air to clean this up. I was scrubbing the PCB with a tooth brush!

 

It was working fine in this state too!


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  Reply # 1899526 12-Nov-2017 10:51
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Hi Sweet308,

I am also in the Hutt and would like the conversion done locally. I am awaiting the PROM and socket from Spong which is on back order due to demand. Will contact you again when the parts arrive and we can discuss arrangements.

Paul McNeil
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  Reply # 1899575 12-Nov-2017 12:48
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I've seen mixed results upgrading from very old software versions. Sometimes, even now, after 2-3 manual connections to the official mothership  you may get the update to the very latest, and maybe not. You'll current get the update from 11.3b8 to 11.3b10.



All good. The Nz mothership upgraded me to 11.3b10 as part of the guided setup last night. Didn't even have to make a couple of connections afterwards like the help file suggested would be neccesary.

I now have a test tivo to practise on.



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  Reply # 1899576 12-Nov-2017 12:55
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Here is today's EPG for next week. Struggling with Friday's details.

 

 

 


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Reply # 1899579 12-Nov-2017 13:01
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Symondo:

I give this tivo my award for dustiest ever. Challenge you all to find one worse.







Last photo after clean up with new eprom.


Took more than compressed air to clean this up. I was scrubbing the PCB with a tooth brush!


It was working fine in this state too!



Give yourself ( or your good lady) a pat on the back!
I used to fix Tv's for a living and the dustiest sets were always in the cleanest houses

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  Reply # 1899666 12-Nov-2017 16:28
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Maxcat:

 

Here is today's EPG for next week. Struggling with Friday's details.

 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned before, the little processor in the Tivo can take hours, to index EPG data, especially when a load comes in one hit. Check again later.  





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  Reply # 1899671 12-Nov-2017 16:35
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I'm pleased to announce that I received a shipment of 80x PROMS on Thursday, and @rphenix  was kind enough to program them for me due to delays in my programmer arriving. All backorders have been sent out this weekend. I now have stock, and all going well, another 50x pre-programmed ones in about a week, followed by 100x more a week later. So, fingers crossed, supply will cope with demand.  

 

Thanks for your patience. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  Reply # 1900258 13-Nov-2017 15:47
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This may have already been answered but does anyone in Auckland do the modding of the new chip, I have 3 Tivo's that I need done, and if there uis someone in Auckland doing them how much do they cost to get done

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1900266 13-Nov-2017 16:21
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rabsoft:

 

This may have already been answered but does anyone in Auckland do the modding of the new chip, I have 3 Tivo's that I need done, and if there uis someone in Auckland doing them how much do they cost to get done

 

 

 

 

Yes, I've been doing them from the start, and I'm located in Mairangi Bay on the North Shore. I will send you a PM with all details. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far. See: www.hillcrest.net.nz


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  Reply # 1900680 14-Nov-2017 14:03
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I would like to offer my thanks to the OZTivo community, your efforts have been amazing to say the least.  My whole family is stoked that the mighty Tivo lives on.  When my life settles down shortly, I would very much like to contribute to the OzTivo efforts.

 

I would also like to Thank Skolink for updating my Tivo, I know he had a pile to do (as probably others do) and really appreciate the effort he went to.


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  Reply # 1900969 14-Nov-2017 20:46
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Endo:

 

I would like to offer my thanks to the OZTivo community, your efforts have been amazing to say the least.  My whole family is stoked that the mighty Tivo lives on.  When my life settles down shortly, I would very much like to contribute to the OzTivo efforts.

 

I would also like to Thank Skolink for updating my Tivo, I know he had a pile to do (as probably others do) and really appreciate the effort he went to.

 

 

Glad to help. I've now passed Christchurch TiVo modding duties on to someone else with more time available. If you search for TiVo on Trademe the listing for TiVo modification will come up.


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