UPGRADING A TIVO FOR MORE RECORDING TIME.
Hard disk swap pictorial & guide. Twice I have changed the hard disk drive in my series 1 Sony SVR2000 TiVo. First when I wanted more capacity and second when a power surge hosed the drive. This is a semi-advanced project that can have major consequences. I don't do this as a service, I realize the liability and do not want to take risks with equipment that is not mine. May 2002
HACKING THE SILVER DCT REMOTE'S DVR
Add 30 second skip for DCT6208/6412 or add two tuner swap function to an older remote. Also how to converter a Scientific Atlanta remote to a Motorola remote.
PROGRAMMING THE AT&T 200B (TCI 200B) UNIVERSAL REMOTE.
This is the remote that comes with the DCT series of set top boxes. This is long time the most viewed page here. I don't have any other codes than what's on the document, please realize that before emailing asking for the code for a TV that was not produced back in 1998. See the section under "FINDING THE CORRECT DEVICE CODE"
PROGRAMMING THE AT&T 200C
This is the next generation DCT remote. Adds some features such as channel lock & VOD functions. Otherwise the same as the 200B remote. Most all remotes that will let the VCR buttons function in CABLE mode are VOD friendly.
ALL OF THE
Comcast offers remote directions in PDFs at their site.
TV & Converter Box Interfacing
Kept mostly for entertainment purposes - diagrams I drew with MS Paint on an IBM PS/2 386. I thought I was hot stuff back then.
SIMPLE VCR/CABLE BOX/AB SWITCH SETUP.
From the depths of the MPTV BBS (1996).
OFF AIR/CATV SWITCH SETUP.
Likewise. Another MS Paint creation.
NEAT CABLE & OFF AIR FREQUENCY CHART IN MS EXCEL (just like the ones in Communications Technology).
THE MPTV PAGE.
From 1952 to 1995, the cable system in Monterey. Where I started and remained through all the mergers and changes.
FUNNIEST CABLE VS. SATELLITE TV COMMERCIALS
Came from a promotional CD from an advertiser.
Uses for an old satellite Dish - Frisbee
Uses for an old satellite Dish - Starship
I love you . . until you play with my emotions
ED ALLEN SAYINGS
Ed was the president of Western Communications (owners of MPTV Cable) he had a few one liners and proverbs that he collected. Some would show up printed in our paychecks.