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  # 2093707 20-Sep-2018 11:18
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I guess those who were going to get theirs moded have had it done now. 





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  # 2093712 20-Sep-2018 11:25
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Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2093827 20-Sep-2018 13:42
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CrashAndBurn:

 

Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.

 

 

I think it's safe to say that most problems like this turn out to be the batteries in the remote, or the remote itself being below par. I'd recommend trying another good remote. I don't think it'll be the Tivo itself. 





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  # 2093832 20-Sep-2018 13:52
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Anyone sold a chipped TiVo recently?  What are they worth.

After all the effort to replace we are just not using ours at all, having prepared for streaming ahead of TiVo working.

What are they worth and what are the risks if they're reset?  ie would you need to onsell with your current details in there?


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  # 2093848 20-Sep-2018 14:25
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Spong:

 

CrashAndBurn:

 

Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.

 

 

I think it's safe to say that most problems like this turn out to be the batteries in the remote, or the remote itself being below par. I'd recommend trying another good remote. I don't think it'll be the Tivo itself. 

 

 

That's what I thought hence the battery was replaced in the first instance. But then it happened again. Also with both old and new batteries after restarting the TIVO it works with no issues. Unfortunately I do not have another remote to test and am avoiding having to buy one as am just trying to maximize what's left on the life of my TIVO as when it dies I plan to just get a smart TV and go on demand. Yes, my current setup is TIVO and a dumb TV with no built in preview :)


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  # 2093879 20-Sep-2018 15:13
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I ended up replacing my remote which fixed the issue permanently.

 

 

 

CrashAndBurn:

 

Spong:

 

CrashAndBurn:

 

Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.

 

 

I think it's safe to say that most problems like this turn out to be the batteries in the remote, or the remote itself being below par. I'd recommend trying another good remote. I don't think it'll be the Tivo itself. 

 

 

That's what I thought hence the battery was replaced in the first instance. But then it happened again. Also with both old and new batteries after restarting the TIVO it works with no issues. Unfortunately I do not have another remote to test and am avoiding having to buy one as am just trying to maximize what's left on the life of my TIVO as when it dies I plan to just get a smart TV and go on demand. Yes, my current setup is TIVO and a dumb TV with no built in preview :)

 


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  # 2093887 20-Sep-2018 15:29
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Jaxson:

 

Anyone sold a chipped TiVo recently?  What are they worth.

After all the effort to replace we are just not using ours at all, having prepared for streaming ahead of TiVo working.

What are they worth and what are the risks if they're reset?  ie would you need to onsell with your current details in there?

 

 

If it's been chipped and has the modified software, you can safely do a full clear & delete followed by a guided setup. All you need to do is chose the option that your Tivo has been activated already when prompted, and it will complete guided setup without having to do anything special.

 

Don't do this under any circumstances if your Tivo hasn't been chipped etc, as it will fail to complete guided setup. 

 

Selling prices for modified units with their original 320GB hard disk tend to be around the $125 mark. 





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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  # 2093917 20-Sep-2018 16:28
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@Spong what's chipping worth, please?  I have our Tivo sitting by my desk awaiting a chip, but I wanted to give a Panasonic DVR a good try first.  The Mrs grumbled about the Panny interface and usability but I've just turned a blind ear to it until now... I was waiting for UFB at home to give the Vodafone TV box a go.  This was even worse.  Time for our Tivo (with a 1Tb drive installed, plus a new fan) to stage a comeback!





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  # 2093933 20-Sep-2018 16:43
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Dynamic:

 

@Spong what's chipping worth, please?  I have our Tivo sitting by my desk awaiting a chip, but I wanted to give a Panasonic DVR a good try first.  The Mrs grumbled about the Panny interface and usability but I've just turned a blind ear to it until now... I was waiting for UFB at home to give the Vodafone TV box a go.  This was even worse.  Time for our Tivo (with a 1Tb drive installed, plus a new fan) to stage a comeback!

 

 

The Panny interface is simply horrible in the opinion of everyone I've ever spoken to who ever bought one, so I can sympathise with your Mrs. I even bought one before the Tivo mod was finalised, and I just couldn't believe how bad it was. There's hardly anything there I could live with, and the intermittent "black flashes" that many see, don't appear to have been fixed all this time later despite firmware updates. There really doesn't seem to be a box that comes anywhere near the Tivo for usability. 

 

Full details of my Tivo upgrade service options can be found at my site:  www.hillcrest.net.nz  





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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  # 2093984 20-Sep-2018 17:58
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Dynamic:

 

@Spong what's chipping worth, please?  I have our Tivo sitting by my desk awaiting a chip, but I wanted to give a Panasonic DVR a good try first.  The Mrs grumbled about the Panny interface and usability but I've just turned a blind ear to it until now... I was waiting for UFB at home to give the Vodafone TV box a go.  This was even worse.  Time for our Tivo (with a 1Tb drive installed, plus a new fan) to stage a comeback!

 

 

 

 

There is another thread going which has a more region specific list of those who do the TiVo mods.

 

 

 

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  # 2094021 20-Sep-2018 18:23
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CrashAndBurn:

Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.



That problem is usually caused by silicone oil leaching out of the membrane keypad. In that case usually some buttons are more affected than others. It is fixable by opening the remote up and cleaning it up inside. I've fixed 6 or 7 or so remotes like that so far, all successfully.

It could also be caused by flat batteries, always worth checking the simple things first :-)

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  # 2094609 21-Sep-2018 15:30
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sweet308:
CrashAndBurn:

 

Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.

 



That problem is usually caused by silicone oil leaching out of the membrane keypad. In that case usually some buttons are more affected than others. It is fixable by opening the remote up and cleaning it up inside. I've fixed 6 or 7 or so remotes like that so far, all successfully.

It could also be caused by flat batteries, always worth checking the simple things first :-)

 

There is also a modification to add a capacitor to the remote which improves its responsiveness esp when batteries are not brand-new.


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  # 2095511 24-Sep-2018 13:54
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sweet308:
CrashAndBurn:

 

Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.

 



That problem is usually caused by silicone oil leaching out of the membrane keypad. In that case usually some buttons are more affected than others. It is fixable by opening the remote up and cleaning it up inside. I've fixed 6 or 7 or so remotes like that so far, all successfully.

It could also be caused by flat batteries, always worth checking the simple things first :-)

 

I had problem with the responsiveness of my TiVo remote when I had my energy saving bulbs switched on in the lounge. Replaced them with LED bulbs and the issue disappeared.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2095526 24-Sep-2018 14:09
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Dynamic:

 

@Spong what's chipping worth, please?  I have our Tivo sitting by my desk awaiting a chip, but I wanted to give a Panasonic DVR a good try first.  The Mrs grumbled about the Panny interface and usability but I've just turned a blind ear to it until now... I was waiting for UFB at home to give the Vodafone TV box a go.  This was even worse.  Time for our Tivo (with a 1Tb drive installed, plus a new fan) to stage a comeback!

 

 

We've been OK with the interface, its not as good as the Tivo, but we can find our way around. The problem we have is the Panasonic seems to require a much stronger signal from the aerial than any other device in the house. The reception is terrible, and when I retuned it to try and improve it, we couldn't get half the channels at all. I've already replaced the unit when I got no reception on the first one I bought, but the replacement is just as bad. I bought a signal booster and plugged it in, and it improved, but not much. The Tivo when plugged into the same plug had no issues at all, and the TV I have plugged in there is fine.

 

I don't know whether to spend money on an aerial tech to fix the signal, or spend it on chipping and upgrading the Tivo and sell the Panny.


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  # 2095567 24-Sep-2018 14:48
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Skolink:

sweet308:
CrashAndBurn:


Anyone had issues with their remote not responding. I had to press the same button a number of times before it registers. Issue happens on any button. Restarting the TIVO itself seems to fix the issue but the issue happens again after a few days.




That problem is usually caused by silicone oil leaching out of the membrane keypad. In that case usually some buttons are more affected than others. It is fixable by opening the remote up and cleaning it up inside. I've fixed 6 or 7 or so remotes like that so far, all successfully.

It could also be caused by flat batteries, always worth checking the simple things first :-)


There is also a modification to add a capacitor to the remote which improves its responsiveness esp when batteries are not brand-new.


Yep, done a few of those too!
Anyone reading this who has a remote that lights up OK whenever buttons are pressed, but the TiVo doesn't always respond to (especially when using Cursor Down and Select buttons), there is a simple fix involving the fitting of a capacitor inside the remote that has a very good success rate. Any of the TiVo modification providers https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=225648 (including Skolink and myself) should be able to help.

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