[LINK] TiVo cops price gouge flak
tomk at unwired.com.au
Wed Mar 25 00:12:08 EST 2009
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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of David Boxall
> Sent: Tuesday, 24 March 2009 9:40 PM
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> Subject: [LINK] TiVo cops price gouge flak
> Apparently, TiVos sold in Australia have networking hardware,
> but it's
> disabled. The Australian distributors are selling a software upgrade
> (which won't allow transfer of some content: ie. it's
> cripple-ware) for
> $199 (temporarily discounted to $99 because of protests).
> Where are the
> hackers when we need them?
David - Dick Smith sells Eeprom writers. ($178.00)
Second hand TIVOs from the states can be had for $25.00 (with flaky
Eeprom chips are $24.00.
Remove EEProm - insert into reader/writer.
Eeprom can be read and then written in about 3 minutes - voila -
american version........ Inside a PAL TIVO AND.... American remote has
the skip the adverts button.
Then throw away american TIVO - its NTSC so not much cop. But the EEProm
is Transmission standard independent.
Not that I am advocating anything illegal - you just asked for a hacker
- and I responded as to how a self altered configuration as delineated
above is actually a better idea.
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