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  # 1928302 2-Jan-2018 23:09
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tussockcreek:

Ah, thought tivo did it like my other Satellite UltraPlus.


 


But then why do some channels/programs advertise as HD and others do not?



All satellite Freeview is in SD.

Channels 1,2&3 on freeview UHF/land based terrestrial are broadcast in HD.
Most of the content shown on these channels is SD though, and they upscale it before broadcasting out.
Some content is provided to them in real HD, and they don’t have to upscale this.

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  # 1928502 3-Jan-2018 14:56
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Thanks for the PM Dave (Spong). Ill be in contact.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1935606 10-Jan-2018 14:11
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Latest stats for Modified Tivo connections to the new OzTivo Server. Aussie behind NZ in both categories.

 

Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1411 units seen (+8 since yesterday), 1171 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 698 TSN's seen (+0.4% in 24hrs), 584 active (+0.3%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 709 TSN's seen (+0.9% in 24hrs), 586 active (+1.4%) 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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  # 1935609 10-Jan-2018 14:22
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Cool Stats.

 

Everything must be working fine now with all the bugs ironed out as there is hardly any traffic here now.

 

My Tivo here is performing perfectly just as it was before the changeover :)


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  # 1935612 10-Jan-2018 14:27
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cafeg:

 

Cool Stats.

 

Everything must be working fine now with all the bugs ironed out as there is hardly any traffic here now.

 

My Tivo here is performing perfectly just as it was before the changeover :)

 

 

Mines going well now as well.

 

There were a couple of issues in the first week.

 

1. When I changed channels with the up/down button or last/back  three times I got the Grey screen of death with the activity LED on .  Reboot fixed it. 

 

2. None of the first batch of season passes recorded.  I deleted them and set them up again and all was well.   I originally set them up as I had done with the old TiVo EPG for first run only.  The second time I did all  versions.

 

Since then it has been rock solid. Will get the second one a spare done end of month. 





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  # 1937767 12-Jan-2018 17:52
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Spong:

Latest stats for Modified Tivo connections to the new OzTivo Server. Aussie behind NZ in both categories.


Statistics TiVo-AUNZ APP [11:59 PM]
*1411 units seen (+8 since yesterday), 1171 active in the last 7 days*
> AU 698 TSN's seen (+0.4% in 24hrs), 584 active (+0.3%) in the last 7 days
> NZ 709 TSN's seen (+0.9% in 24hrs), 586 active (+1.4%) in the last 7 days


 



 



Someone who was involved with TiVo distribution came to me yesterday with his TiVo to mod. He was saying that the total number of TiVos brought into NZ was around 26,000 and Australia 400,000. Assuming those numbers are more or less true (but not having any idea what a likely survival rate would be after 7 or so years), there could be a few more to go yet...

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  # 1937801 12-Jan-2018 18:55
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I think there are a lot of people who have got them, that have no idea that they can get the EPG again by getting the fix done. It is really about getting the word out there, and making sure that they don't end up in landfills.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1944330 21-Jan-2018 10:35
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Anyone who provides this service in AKL CBD area?


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  # 1944354 21-Jan-2018 12:21
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CrashAndBurn:

 

Anyone who provides this service in AKL CBD area?

 

 

I perform Tivo upgrades, and have done from the beginning having modified around 180x Tivos so far. However, I'm over the bridge in Mairangi Bay. Happy to courier back if you can't collect. I'll send you details by PM. 





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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  # 1945833 24-Jan-2018 08:54
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Has anyone modified a Tivo with an expansion drive yet?  Were there any issues with this?


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  # 1945837 24-Jan-2018 09:13
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If you are referring to the external Tivo drive, the word from Dr Tivo (Darren) is avoid them.

 

The programme recordings are split across both drives.

 

Just do an internal drive upgrade and leave the external Tivo units alone.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1945845 24-Jan-2018 09:25
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Maxcat:

 

If you are referring to the external Tivo drive, the word from Dr Tivo (Darren) is avoid them.

 

The programme recordings are split across both drives.

 

Just do an internal drive upgrade and leave the external Tivo units alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you have an external drive the mod should be done with the external drive disconnected?


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  # 1945854 24-Jan-2018 09:31
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Frenzyshadow:

 

Maxcat:

 

If you are referring to the external Tivo drive, the word from Dr Tivo (Darren) is avoid them.

 

The programme recordings are split across both drives.

 

Just do an internal drive upgrade and leave the external Tivo units alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you have an external drive the mod should be done with the external drive disconnected?

 

 

I had a look in to this recently and I believe the situation is that every time you turn the Tivo on the external drive must be connected.  The only step in the upgrade that you don't have the external drive connected is while patching the internal drive.

 

Note: I have not upgraded a Tivo with an external drive yet so this is purely theory based on information found on various websites.


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  # 1945936 24-Jan-2018 11:28
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Frenzyshadow:

 

Has anyone modified a Tivo with an expansion drive yet?  Were there any issues with this?

 

 

 

 

I've performed a few Tivo upgrades for owners with external extender drives, and it is possible. It's very important to supply the extender drive and power adapter along with the Tivo, as that's the only way to test things afterwards. You can't fully boot a Tivo married to an extender drive, unless you divorce it first, and then lose recordings.

 

I would however recommend the permanent divorce anyway, as these extender drives are bad news. Far better to install a new 1TB or 2TB internal than to wait for the external to fail. 





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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  # 1946036 24-Jan-2018 14:00
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Spong:

 

Frenzyshadow:

 

Has anyone modified a Tivo with an expansion drive yet?  Were there any issues with this?

 

 

 

 

I've performed a few Tivo upgrades for owners with external extender drives, and it is possible. It's very important to supply the extender drive and power adapter along with the Tivo, as that's the only way to test things afterwards. You can't fully boot a Tivo married to an extender drive, unless you divorce it first, and then lose recordings.

 

I would however recommend the permanent divorce anyway, as these extender drives are bad news. Far better to install a new 1TB or 2TB internal than to wait for the external to fail. 

 

 

Thanks for that.  I have always been a bit concerned about the external drive failing as the recordings would probably all be lost.  An upgrade to a 2GB internal drive would be great but I don't want to lose the current recordings.  Is there an easy way to clone the recordings from the internal/external combo to a new drive before using that to become the new drive?  And presumably the new drive has to be keyed somehow to be recognised by the Tivo (like the external drive where not just any drive would work).


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