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  1. I am constantly amazed at how Tivos abysmal...

    I am constantly amazed at how Tivos abysmal marketing policy manages to sink an incredible product. They failed in the UK by letting Sky (who have the competing product) control their sales, and...
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    Update -- I managed to fix it in the end! I...

    Update -- I managed to fix it in the end!

    I swapped out the 10V 2200uF for 16V 2200uF (all 4 of them in one go) and this solved the problem. Although none of them appeared bulging, various things...
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    I took a look in the online guide today, and was...

    I took a look in the online guide today, and was amazed. :D

    Prime and MaoriTV EPG data is now available on the TiVo!

    It is only a few days in advance rather than the full 2 weeks, but this is...
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    Fixing failed TiVo

    So, my bedroom TiVo has failed -- stuck on the "Starting" boot-up page.

    Given that I can pick up a brand-new one for NZ$200 it was easy to just replace it, but I want to fix it! So, here is a...
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    I've heard that you can use the TiVo kickstart...

    I've heard that you can use the TiVo kickstart tests for HDD testing: http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-kickstart-codes.php
    This can also test and repair MFS.
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    TiVo HD kickstart (self test) codes

    Weaknees have some nice details on how to use the TiVo selftest features:
    http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-kickstart-codes.php
    The one relevant to us is the 'TIVO HD/TIVO HD XL' set of instructions.
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    Tivo stuck in reboot

    Well, my 2nd TiVo has stuck in the 'powering up' reboot cycle.

    From my investigations, its either hard disk corruption/failure, or a power supply capacitor burnout killing the 7v line (but not the...
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    There are a large number of brand new Tivos going...

    There are a large number of brand new Tivos going on TradeMe at the moment -- the going rate seems to be about $200, though I picked one up for $190 and there's one at onlt $50 at the moment (but...
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    There is a guy on TradeMe who is offering a...

    There is a guy on TradeMe who is offering a service to upgrade TiVos to 1TB. He keeps the old drive - but he claims the new drive is PVR-rated so its not as bad as it could be. Might be a better...
  10. Getting MKVs onto TiVo with subtitles - how?

    Since I watch a lot of Japanese anime, which comes in MKV files with Japanese soundtrack and English subtitles, this is something I'd really like to do.

    Normal MKV->AVI converters simply lose the...
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    New things in Caspa

    Seems that the Caspa interface has added a bunch of new stuff -- games, weather, horoscopes, world clock -- into the 'Showcases' menu on the TiVo which work for everyone.

    I have no idea when...
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    If the problem is in the actual recording (IE,...

    If the problem is in the actual recording (IE, its with the tuner) then I'd suggest putting a signal booster on the aerial, 75 may be too low. The TiVo tuners (at least, on my tivo) seem not to be...
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    ... and yesterday they finally announced that...

    ... and yesterday they finally announced that they will no longer be restricting premium content to Telecom subscribers. Its a start.
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    Caspa now working with all ISPs

    As of 1st July, the Caspa downloads work with ALL ISPs, not just Xtra. I tested this last night and it works as expected, although its initially rather slow.

    However, at the moment, only Xtra...
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    You're quite right it was when 3xFF was going --...

    You're quite right it was when 3xFF was going -- I cant remember checking if the shows in question were being recorded at the time but its quite likely they were. I'll have to test this out, wonder...
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    I only ever have this problem when the TV has...

    I only ever have this problem when the TV has just been switched on -- and usually if I've pressed the 'Tivo' button shortly after (before the TV has fully started). Once I can see the Tvio on the...
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    HDMI output and sound problems?

    I have my Tivo connected to both the HDMI input and the AV input. Usually, I would use HDMI as the quality is better.

    However, on occasion I notice that one of two things can happen -
    1) The TV...
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    It's been some time since I last checked the...

    It's been some time since I last checked the forum....

    This bug has affected me, too -- also, when fast-forwarding through a large amount of time, I have seen it skip to the end when it passes a...
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    I think they made a mistake giving Telecom the...

    I think they made a mistake giving Telecom the exclusive rights - people dont associate TV with Telecom (so people in the shops are looking for phones, not TV, hence no impulse buys). They should be...
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    On a related note, I've also noticed that TV3 is...

    On a related note, I've also noticed that TV3 is particularly bad about episodic info, resulting in programs being recorded from both TV3 AND TV3+1 because the TiVo is unable to de-dupe. This is...
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    I'm not impressed by the grammar and spelling of...

    I'm not impressed by the grammar and spelling of this email. It sounds as if it was written by an Asian person (because of the grammar structure) with only moderate English skills -- TiVo shouldbe...
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    If I had sufficient time, I'd be playing with the...

    If I had sufficient time, I'd be playing with the S1 and so on. However, I have 2 small offpring and another imminent so no free time to play (and precious little to watch TV, hence using a Tivo to...
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    I've just heard today that Prime have also ceased...

    I've just heard today that Prime have also ceased to provide an EPG feed for PrimeTV to the University of Auckland's UniSat system (which is effectively a huge scale PVR for students and staff on...
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    Of course, no ratings data is gathered if you...

    Of course, no ratings data is gathered if you view Prime on analogue or any other digital decoder, either, so this is a total red herring. Ratings data is gathered by monitoring equipment as a...
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    After checking, I have some more detailed...

    After checking, I have some more detailed figures.

    Without the booster, I get a signal of between 40 (which completely fails) and 65 (for TV3, which just about works).
    With the booster, I get a...
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