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#235832 - 19/08/2005 17:06 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking (6.2 Update) [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I assume you're up and running then?

Be careful of the USB 2.0 network drivers. They don't work with the kernel used by 6.2. I can post the correct ones here when I get home if you need them...

I also have a working tserver that doesn't need NowShowing.tcl
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#235833 - 19/09/2005 16:58 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Have you guys read about the R15? Looks like DirecTV is finally dropping Tivo. Users of the new box will be able to get service for $6 a month unless they are signed up by a certain date. Tivo will still be supported.

I wonder what OS the thing runs on and if it'll be hackable. I was thinking of picking up a few HDVR2s on eBay.
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#235834 - 19/09/2005 17:08 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Quote:
Have you guys read about the R15?

I have a PDF of the manual that was leaked a month or so ago. It apparently mentions that when recording 2 shows, picture quality may degrade. I have only scanned through the document, so I haven't seen that first-hand, but that's a bad sign right there. I will host it somewhere...

Quote:
I was thinking of picking up a few HDVR2s on eBay.

That sounds like me. I have an HDVR2 in my closet next to my stash of empegs. I think I need another...
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#235835 - 19/09/2005 17:13 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Quote:
I will host it somewhere...

Here you go
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#235836 - 19/09/2005 17:28 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Quote:
when recording 2 shows, picture quality may degrade

The only way that makes sense is if they're decoding the DirecTV stream upon record, which would be absurd.

Why is it that only TiVo can even come close to getting this stuff right?
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#235837 - 19/09/2005 17:55 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: wfaulk]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I guess this is what the people on the Tivo board were referring to:
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When I am watching a recorded program, and the DIRECTV Plus Receiver starts to record another program, my image quality
deteriorates.

Press PAUSE, then PLAY.
Press EXIT to return to live TV, then press LIST. SELECT the program you were watching from the Playlist and press PLAY. (
You may have to fast forward back to the point where you were.

Not really the same thing, but still unacceptable in a finished product. Especially when this product is replacing something that already works. That text was found on page 55 of the PDF.
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#235838 - 17/10/2005 00:57 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: loren]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Out of curiousity, do any of you have the "New Music from Best Buy" thing appearing under Music & Photos? I did this hack on both my HDVR2s about a year ago and never saw the Best Buy thing. Just a few weeks ago, I did the same process with the exact same CDRs and printed instructions (using the older 2/22/05 revision) but I see the Best Buy music.

Did I do something wrong this 2nd time around? Maybe I should be worried that my Tivo is doing this? Or did I mess up the first time and the Best Buy stuff should have been there all along?

LOL, I guess those typos do get you eventually huh? Here is basically what happened. The "Best Buy" stuff was a sign that my Tivo was getting access to the outside world which wasn't good. Tivo, Inc. could have seen my Tivo. All fixed now with a little vi editing.


Edited by SE_Sport_Driver (17/10/2005 01:19)
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#235839 - 29/01/2006 19:01 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Here's another guide which also covers the HD DirecTivo. It looks less complex than the dellanave.com one I have been using:

Tivo_Zipper
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#235840 - 30/01/2006 01:18 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Coool, saving this bookmark. I'm tempted to hack my tivo, but from what I understand, the existing video that's stored on it will not be watchable if I do, right?

Also, I'm concerned by this one statement:

Quote:
DO NOT mention, link to, or discuss The Zipper at dealdatabase.com. They will NOT help you, and will likely vilify you for using an installation script like this.

Why would the dealdatabase people be upset by this? What's evil about it?
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#235841 - 30/01/2006 01:41 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: tfabris]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Quote:
Why would the dealdatabase people be upset by this? What's evil about it?

It's a guide that walks you through doing something. They are very anti-guide.
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#235842 - 30/01/2006 09:11 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Meaning they're pro-guesswork? Pro trial-and-error?
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#235843 - 30/01/2006 12:00 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: tfabris]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Pro trial and error.
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#235844 - 06/02/2006 22:41 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Quote:
Here's another guide which also covers the HD DirecTivo. It looks less complex than the dellanave.com one I have been using:

Tivo_Zipper


Whoah! I just caught that you included the HDTivo there.... did they finally figure out how to hack it? Yummy.
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#235845 - 06/02/2006 23:29 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I think it's only useful for video extraction. No HMO on HD DirecTivo yet.
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#235846 - 17/02/2006 02:38 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Today I had an idea, but can't think of the easiest way to do it...

I'd like to save the current radar weather view to a file on my PC automatically and have the Tivo Desktop software share it to my hacked DirecTIVOs. I currently have the radar image on my desktop via Windows "Active Desktop", along wih a few web cams around Detroit, but when I point Tivo to the "Offline Webpages" folder, there is no viewable data. If the image is displayed on my Desktop, I assume it must be on my hard drive somewhere, but a search of the filename on C shows nothing...

Any other idea how I could grab the latest radar weather image (a static url) every 20 minutes or so? I don't get local weather because I have DirecTV and DirecTV doesn't get the "Yahoo" Tivo content either. I'd like to be able to monitor this (and maybe the web cams) by just using the Home Media Option to view photos...
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#235847 - 17/02/2006 03:10 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
The first thing that comes to mind is to use wget with the builtin Windows Task Scheduler (System Tools->Scheduled Tasks). Of course, since the Task Scheduler is so stupid that the most frequently you can schedule something is once a day, you'd have to set up 92 schedules to make it happen every 20 minutes. I think you can at least do that all as one named task, though. Might be easier to use a better scheduler. A Google for "windows cron" ("cron" is the name of the Unix scheduler) shows pycron, which looks promising.
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#235848 - 17/02/2006 03:15 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: wfaulk]
JBjorgen
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3476
Loc: Guadalajara, MX
That's ridiculous...I schedule tasks every 5 minutes with the Task Scheduler.



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#235849 - 17/02/2006 03:21 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: JBjorgen]
wfaulk
carpal tunnel

Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Oops. I guess I didn't look hard enough.

So schedule it for "Every 1 day(s)" but repeat it every 20 minutes. Clear as mud.


Edited by wfaulk (17/02/2006 03:22)
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#235850 - 17/02/2006 11:44 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Quote:
I'd like to save the current radar weather view to a file on my PC automatically and have the Tivo Desktop software share it to my hacked DirecTIVOs.

This function is built in to JavaHMO.
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#235851 - 17/02/2006 12:04 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Quote:
About

JavaHMO started as a simple server to bring internet content to TiVo with HMO, but grew into a replacement of the Publisher server software provided by TiVo.


Very cool! Rob to the rescue again!

The Scheduler is what I use to refresh the images on my desktop every 20 minutes. I have images of various traffic cams, web cams and the local radar on the bottom 1/3 of my desktop.


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#235852 - 17/02/2006 12:10 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
JavaHMO is basically abandoned at this point since the author is now working on Galleon which doesn't work with anything lower than 7.x Tivo software. Currently, the only plugin that doesn't work anymore is the one that grabs movie times because I guess movies.com changed their layout.
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#235853 - 17/02/2006 18:47 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
I'm loving this thing! I'll be sure to mention it to anyone who has HMO enabled. The weather plug-in is really nice and does more than what I thought it would. The Internet Images plug-in could also be used as a cheap security monitoring device as well.
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#235854 - 18/02/2006 09:40 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
adavidw
addict

Registered: 10/11/2000
Posts: 497
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
Quote:
JavaHMO is basically abandoned at this point since the author is now working on Galleon...


Except, he's not quite doing that anymore...
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#235855 - 18/02/2006 13:29 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: adavidw]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
With comments like this, I don't blame developers giving the world free stuff for having second thoughts:
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Who gives a shit? Galleon is a crappy buggy hack job prog if there ever was one.

Dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.

Comment by BetterThanYou February 15, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

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#235856 - 18/02/2006 15:38 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
hybrid8
carpal tunnel

Registered: 12/11/2001
Posts: 7738
Loc: Toronto, CANADA
At least he's a Christian.
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#235857 - 18/02/2006 20:46 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: hybrid8]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
No, he didn't capitolize the L in Lord.
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#235858 - 23/02/2006 17:58 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
Neutrino
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Registered: 23/01/2002
Posts: 506
Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
I too have tytools working on my series 1 Sony T60. Has anyone had any luck with streaming? I would love to be able to setup a PC in the bedroom and stream content from my Tivo. I have played with mplayer and vserver on the tivo but have not had much luck.
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#235859 - 23/02/2006 18:16 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: Neutrino]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Slingbox. I have one, and it's awesome. Another option might be EtiVo, but I don't know if it works with Series1
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#235860 - 23/02/2006 18:38 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: robricc]
matthew_k
pooh-bah

Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2295
Loc: Berkeley, California
What do you use yours for? They seem to have caught on much more than I ever imagined. I thought they'd be extremely popular with the road warrior set who traveled all the time and just wanted to relax in their hotel room with their own tivo. Other than that, I didn't see a market for it. Obviously, I was wrong, but I'd still like to understand what I missed.

Matthew

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#235861 - 23/02/2006 19:05 Re: DirecTivo Series2 Hacking [Re: matthew_k]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I use it to watch TV at work. Rarely it's during the normal work day, but it's great if I'm the only one here after-hours. I also use it in airports to pass the time between flights. I think Costco sells the thing for $189 now. I paid $250 and it's well worth it at that price.
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