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  # 1904286 20-Nov-2017 07:31
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Maxcat:

Here is my Tivo column in today's Waikato Times:


https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/98973199/max-christoffersen-aussie-battlers-deserve-full-credit-for-saving-tivo 


 


 



Umm, I thought we were keeping quiet about this?

Ownership of EPG data has caused a stir in the past when people have piped a guide to different projects. Before the Freeview MHEG5 EPG extract tool was going for windows media centre, the companies got jumpy about sites that scraped their data and presented to download in one place etc.

That said there is no one left TiVo company wise to get offended, only TiVo themselves or the TV stations, as if us knowing when a programme is screening is somehow a bag thing for them?!

The obvious progression to the TiVo software hack now is to enable the HNP for all users.

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  # 1904288 20-Nov-2017 07:37
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I think it is more important to let people know there is a fix and keep Tivos from landfill.

 

The earlier story linked in my column also talks of a software patch.

 

To me, this column was a kind of Public Service Announcement for those who aren't in the loop of Geekzone and can now make an informed decision to upgrade or abandon.

 

It seems somewhat pointless not to let users know because of any fear of repercussion. Right now, there are options and we will all have to wait and see how this plays out.

 

Other stories will be published, mine is simply the first as I am a Tivo owner/enthusiast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1904638 20-Nov-2017 14:26
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Maxcat:

 

 

 

To me, this column was a kind of Public Service Announcement for those who aren't in the loop of Geekzone and can now make an informed decision to upgrade or abandon.

 

 

 

 

Just had contact from a friend in Waikato who was completely unaware until he read your article. He had bought a "useless" Panasonic DVR as a replacement. I'd forgotten that he had a TiVo so hadn't let him know.

 

So you've saved at least one TiVo from landfill. Thanks.

 

EDIT: if possible please update your article with a picture of the correct TiVo. He's emailed me again with a picture of the TiVo model he has, obviously confused by the one on the article.


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  # 1904648 20-Nov-2017 14:41
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That's great. Pleased my column is helping someone!

 

I hope more owners do get the message they can be saved.

 

I will ask my editors to see if they change to a Series 3 pic....

 

 


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  # 1904655 20-Nov-2017 14:55
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Maxcat:

 

That's great. Pleased my column is helping someone!

 

I hope more owners do get the message they can be saved.

 

I will ask my editors to see if they change to a Series 3 pic....

 

 

 

 

Yes it was seen in the Oztivo Slack Developers forum also. At least one prominent New Zealander who has been very involved with this project now and since 2002 was a little sad the Aussies got all the glory. 





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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  # 1904661 20-Nov-2017 15:04
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Some Connections stats from the new OzTivo mothership today. NZ holding it's own against Aussie. 

 

*570 units seen (+42 since yesterday), 530 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 310 TSN’s seen (+5.4% in 24hrs), 293 active (+4.3%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 252 TSN’s seen (+10.5% in 24hrs), 230 active (+10.0%) in the last 7 days

 

 





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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  # 1904670 20-Nov-2017 15:25
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I wonder if that is because Australian ones are likely to be several years older than the NZ ones on average. Also in Oz they had an offer to get a replacement at a discounted price, if it was traded in, so I am guessing a lot of the boxes ended up somewhere or in landfills as part of that process. It is such a waste, when the hardware itself is capable of working for many years, with perhaps the odd hardrive and fan replacement when they wear out.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1904673 20-Nov-2017 15:46
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Who experienced with Tivo modding can help me mod my Tivo with the new chip and get the new EPG data in Auckland?

 

Thanks guys!


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  # 1904682 20-Nov-2017 16:14
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dacraka:

 

Who experienced with Tivo modding can help me mod my Tivo with the new chip and get the new EPG data in Auckland?

 

Thanks guys!

 

 

 

 

If you search the threads its been mentioned a few times myself and Spong can do the modification for you.


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  # 1904686 20-Nov-2017 16:22
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rphenix:

 

dacraka:

 

Who experienced with Tivo modding can help me mod my Tivo with the new chip and get the new EPG data in Auckland?

 

Thanks guys!

 

 

 

 

If you search the threads its been mentioned a few times myself and Spong can do the modification for you.

 

 

 

 

Anyone in the Waikato who needs the work done, message me, I've done 3 that are now back in service.


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  # 1904687 20-Nov-2017 16:26
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graemeh:

 

I'm going to look further afield also, but they maybe worth looking at? 

 

 

These seem quite popular and have a low noise rating: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835228027

 

They are really only cost effective if you buy a few and then use a super cheap reshipper like Ship2U to get them to NZ.  If newegg send them direct they want to charge far too much for shipping.

 

The same fan is available from Amazon.

 

 

These people also sell TiVo parts  https://www.weaknees.com/

 

 





Regards,

Old3eyes


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  # 1904694 20-Nov-2017 16:55
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old3eyes:

 

graemeh:

 

I'm going to look further afield also, but they maybe worth looking at? 

 

 

These seem quite popular and have a low noise rating: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835228027

 

They are really only cost effective if you buy a few and then use a super cheap reshipper like Ship2U to get them to NZ.  If newegg send them direct they want to charge far too much for shipping.

 

The same fan is available from Amazon.

 

 

These people also sell TiVo parts  https://www.weaknees.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

or Aliexpress

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Computer-Case-Cooler-12V-7CM-70MM-PC-CPU-Cooling-Cooler-Fan/32718795512.html

 

US$1.25


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  # 1904706 20-Nov-2017 18:05
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Hello.

 

 

 

Well i decided to do  a Clear & Delete followed by a Guided Setup, in a hope to fix the tv guide and stop the 30 days since you connected bull.

 

Now I get that i need to connect to www.tvio.co.nz/activate your tivo

 

Shows my service number.

 

Help.


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  # 1904719 20-Nov-2017 18:18
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TCSwivel:

 

Well i decided to do  a Clear & Delete followed by a Guided Setup, in a hope to fix the tv guide and stop the 30 days since you connected bull.

 

Now I get that i need to connect to www.tvio.co.nz/activate your tivo

 

Shows my service number.

 

 

Has your TiVo been modified with a replacement PROM and software mod?


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  # 1904720 20-Nov-2017 18:20
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When you go into the guided setup it will ask you if you have activated your tivo

 

Click on the yes option. Did you click on the no option ?


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