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  Reply # 1877521 4-Oct-2017 22:27
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Very interesting developments. I have two TiVo units that I’d like to get modded. I’m in Christchurch - anyone with the PROM kits and skills? Thanks.

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  Reply # 1877552 5-Oct-2017 02:43
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kiwipeter: Very interesting developments. I have two TiVo units that I’d like to get modded. I’m in Christchurch - anyone with the PROM kits and skills? Thanks.

 

PM me and I'll pass on the details of someone in Christchurch who can supply a programmed PROM. I'm not certain whether he'll do the work himself.





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 # 1877583 5-Oct-2017 07:57
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Spong:

 

PM me and I'll pass on the details of someone in Christchurch who can supply a programmed PROM. I'm not certain whether he'll do the work himself.

 

 

I'll send you a message as well I wouldn't mind getting a couple of the PROM's myself to see if my skills are still capable of fine soldering.


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  Reply # 1877585 5-Oct-2017 08:08
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I have 2 in Auckland that need Modding. Anyone able to supply and do the soldering? 


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  Reply # 1878016 5-Oct-2017 17:37
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I'm in Christchurch, you can send them to me if you need to.


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  Reply # 1878233 6-Oct-2017 06:02
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I have 2 units in Auckland that I would like to have modded, but would want someone to change out the hardware components as well as load the new software when available.

 

Willing to wait and to pay a fair price for the work, what is a fair price? $100, $200?


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  Reply # 1878351 6-Oct-2017 10:05
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I can do the chip swap for people in Wellington.  You will need to supply the chip and socket (if you want a socket).

 

I have the chip-quik desoldering kit he uses and that stuff is magical.


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  Reply # 1878405 6-Oct-2017 11:46
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I have a limited number of programmed PROMs here in Auckland, but at this stage I'm not offering a chip install service, but that may change nearer the end of October. I'm happy to do the software load and HDD upgrade to 1TB or 2TB  etc should you choose that when things are finalised. Personally, based on what I've seen so far, I think there's quite some work to be done before the software is ready for release.  





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 # 1878418 6-Oct-2017 12:17
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I may have a go at doing a PROM replacement myself (5 in total to practice on!?), but I'm putting together a couple of ODROID options to stream and record (with a new HDHomeRun Connect) that will take any pressure off. 





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  Reply # 1878438 6-Oct-2017 12:59
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Might try the PROM replacement too. Only got 1 and in use TiVo to try on though... so wish me luck!





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  Reply # 1882532 12-Oct-2017 16:03
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sonyxperiageek:

 

Might try the PROM replacement too. Only got 1 and in use TiVo to try on though... so wish me luck!

 

 

Where are you based? You can have my one to experiment on - it's going to an ewaste site anyway.





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  Reply # 1882565 12-Oct-2017 17:40
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This is all very interesting. Maybe someone will do a youtube video of the steps needed, and will potentially save at least some of these ending up as ewaste. Apart from the harddrives which are essentially consumables, I imagine the rest of the hardware could last a couple of decades if not longer, as long as freeview continues to be broadcast.I wonder if anyone has fitted an SSD of some type them. I still have old 80's computers that I kept when I was a kid, and they still work to this day.


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  Reply # 1882575 12-Oct-2017 18:30
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I bit the bullet, ordered some eproms, sockets, decided to crank up my old soldering skills and got a cheap SMD rework station and a cheap microscope and my next free weekend will be dedicated to modding the 1st of our 3 tivo's, all going well the other 2 will get the same treatment

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1883010 13-Oct-2017 14:04
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gregmcc:

 

I bit the bullet, ordered some eproms, sockets, decided to crank up my old soldering skills and got a cheap SMD rework station and a cheap microscope and my next free weekend will be dedicated to modding the 1st of our 3 tivo's, all going well the other 2 will get the same treatment

 

 

 

Good luck!  Out of interest which SMD reflow/rework station did you go for?


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  Reply # 1883030 13-Oct-2017 15:01
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rphenix:

 

gregmcc:

 

I bit the bullet, ordered some eproms, sockets, decided to crank up my old soldering skills and got a cheap SMD rework station and a cheap microscope and my next free weekend will be dedicated to modding the 1st of our 3 tivo's, all going well the other 2 will get the same treatment

 

 

 

Good luck!  Out of interest which SMD reflow/rework station did you go for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saike 852D+ SMD Hot Air and Iron Rework station

 

 

 


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