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  Reply # 1888990 24-Oct-2017 21:35
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Jaxson:

 

Afternoon fellow TiVoers,

 

Replaced the PROM chip over the weekend and thought I'd post some pics to show how I did it, in case it's of use to others...

 

 

Thanks for that excellent description of this leg cutting approach. I have used it before on other products and it is a good method that avoids excess heat and related track damage. As long as the knife is sharp and the hand is steady.


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  Reply # 1889126 25-Oct-2017 08:59
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Spong:

 

For those wanting to know where things are with Tivo, post 31st October, here's a "State of Play" post in relation to where things are with the new Tivo software and an official update prior to 31st October etc. 

 

 Offical TiVo OS update coming soon. Likely won't affect anyone in any significant way either with the test version software mod or not. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the updates Spong.  My TiVo is currently off and powered down awaiting the new community software release.

 

 

 

Do you think it's worth connecting it back up to receive this official update, or is it irrelevant in the long run, given I'm going to eventually load/overwrite with a community image anyway.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1889132 25-Oct-2017 09:09
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Spong:

 

BlueShift:

 

sxz:

 

old3eyes:

 

Anyone in the Hamilton area can do this ??

 

 

I am also interested...

 

 

Ditto

 

 

 

 

Ok. Are you all in Hamilton, or just want your Tivo's modded? I have stock of the new modified PROM chips, and will do a small number of mods, but I'd rather someone else does the actual work as my eyesight is not what it used to be. Happy to do the software mods and/or hard disk upgrades at any time when ready. PM me for details. 

 

 

I'm in Hamilton.  I haven't soldered anything since I was a kid.  I suppose I'm prepared to give it a go and risk bricking my Tivo (since it will be a brick next week anyway) but if someone local has experience in such things...


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  Reply # 1889326 25-Oct-2017 14:54
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old3eyes:

 

Anyone in the Hamilton area can do this ??

 

 

If you have no luck with anyone local - and are willing to post to Auckland and pay return costs - please review my previous post - I will do the prom swap provided you obtain IC or have it sent to me.


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  Reply # 1889338 25-Oct-2017 15:11
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rphenix:

 

old3eyes:

 

Anyone in the Hamilton area can do this ??

 

 

If you have no luck with anyone local - and are willing to post to Auckland and pay return costs - please review my previous post - I will do the prom swap provided you obtain IC or have it sent to me.

 

 

Thanx.  I'll keep this in mind.  Would most likely bring them up to you.. 





Regards,

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  Reply # 1889341 25-Oct-2017 15:18
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Jaxson:

 

 

 

Do you think it's worth connecting it back up to receive this official update, or is it irrelevant in the long run, given I'm going to eventually load/overwrite with a community image anyway.

 

 

The developers say, either way is just fine. The software when released will check to see which version of the current software you have and will patch accordingly. That's one reason it hasn't been released yet.

 

In the extremely unlikely case that Tivo try to undermine what's happening in the community, they have that covered also. All one has to do is use a clean patched image, and run the guided setup connected to the new mothership. You'd lose existing saved programs if that's the case however. The new community developed software already overcomes the two things the updated official Tivo software will provide if sent in the next week or so, i.e. syncing time to a public domain time server (as the built-in clock is very inaccurate), and the ability to keep running without needing to connect to the official 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 # 1889344 25-Oct-2017 15:19
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rphenix:

 

old3eyes:

 

Anyone in the Hamilton area can do this ??

 

 

If you have no luck with anyone local - and are willing to post to Auckland and pay return costs - please review my previous post - I will do the prom swap provided you obtain IC or have it sent to me.

 

 

I'm in the Hamilton area (kind of, Huntly) and going to try the mod this weekend on one of my Tivo's, pending it going ok I don't mind having a go at yours for costs only

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1889624 25-Oct-2017 22:20
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I have a friend in Hamilton who has done one TiVo and trailing the beta testing.  Also I have a friend in Wanganui that is able to do it as well, freight to and from Wanganui is a bit.

 

PM me for more info.


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  Reply # 1890926 26-Oct-2017 18:42
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Latest news is that the expected final official software update for the Tivo has just begun being pushed out. This was expected. Here are the words of Tivo Dan (remember him?) 

 

"Just tidy up post service, fix a few things that might have been ugly post end of service, and use Network time servers to set time instead of the mothership Haven't checked if we are saying publicly or not, but the patches are just maintain usability/sanity post service shut off, were not disabling anything"

 

This doesn't impact on work being done by the community developers, but it does mean there will be some Tivos floating around with the current version software (Vers: 11.3b8-01-2-663) and most are expected to receive the new version any day (Vers: 11.3b10.2017.10.11-1506-01-2-Z-663) 

 

Obviously the developers will update the patch to identify which version software your Tivo is running, and apply the correct version patches. This is one of the reasons the new software hasn't been released prior to now.

 

Stocks of the PROM chips for the hardware portion of the mod are extremely low in NZ thanks to Australia and NZ's incredibly slow mail service. Hard to believe it, but Melbourne to NZ takes 2-3+ weeks by Airmail! Everyone will get theirs as soon as chips and/or sockets arrive. 





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 # 1891024 26-Oct-2017 21:26
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Well, just finished the EPROM swapout on our 1st Tivo (my soldering skills suck!) Tivo is back up and running just the software update to complete.

 

 

 

Anyone know when it is due for release and where to get it from?

 

 


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  Reply # 1891056 26-Oct-2017 22:46
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gregmcc:

 

Well, just finished the EPROM swapout on our 1st Tivo (my soldering skills suck!) Tivo is back up and running just the software update to complete.

 

 Anyone know when it is due for release and where to get it from?

 

 

 

Sigh. "Are we there yet. Are we there yet" Surely this has been mentioned enough times already. 

 

It'll be ready when it's ready. It's not available to the public yet, because

 

1. It isn't finished

 

2. It needs to be modified to suit the newly released "final close-off" Tivo software released today by Hybrid, as mentioned above. 

 

I expect you'll have an official Tivo EPG until approx 14th November, and I'd be most surprised if you didn't have your hands on the new software by then. 





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 # 1891072 26-Oct-2017 23:20
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I updated the software today on my tivo, as I have had it off for over a month, so it doesn't have the EPG on it. For some reason though it hasn't downloaded any EPG data, and says there is no data alavaible. So I am not sure if they have now stopped sneding out the EPG data, or it will take more time to update, although it has been a number of hours later..


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  Reply # 1891076 26-Oct-2017 23:29
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mattwnz:

 

I updated the software today on my tivo, as I have had it off for over a month, so it doesn't have the EPG on it. For some reason though it hasn't downloaded any EPG data, and says there is no data alavaible. So I am not sure if they have now stopped sneding out the EPG data, or it will take more time to update, although it has been a number of hours later..

 

 

I connected with one of my unmodified Tivos today that hadn't had any guide updates for a long time and had the same experience. It had downloaded the new official software. I reconnected to the network another 2x times and still no data. I then went to Messages & Settings/Restart or Reset System/and chose Clear Program information and ToDo List (which takes quite a while). I then connected to the network again, and received a full download of EPG data until 7th November. 

 

I don't know whether these steps were essential and there may have been data download 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 # 1891393 27-Oct-2017 15:18
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Spong:

 

ocks of the PROM chips for the hardware portion of the mod are extremely low in NZ thanks to Australia and NZ's incredibly slow mail service. Hard to believe it, but Melbourne to NZ takes 2-3+ weeks by Airmail! Everyone will get theirs as soon as chips and/or sockets arrive. 

 

 

 

 

Appreciate all your work and assistance Spong.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Matt.


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  Reply # 1891495 27-Oct-2017 18:48
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Hi there Spong, as you are in the know for everything tivo, will we still be getting subtitles/captions with out any issues? On all channels or just a few as now.

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