I would like to thank Mikeyboy, ClearToLand & hdonzis form the bottom of my PVHS2000 ! I will not reiterate all the miss-steps I took to get here; but, this [at least for me] is what worked to get a PV-HS 2000 Showstopper to work w/Comcast supplied Thomson DCI 1011 COM DTA.
1] Run Mikeyboy's very helpful
.zip file from post #67.
2] Read and follow the directions, ALL of them.
3 When you choose code 0392 WAIT for the * to appear next to the code 0392. Here was my final hang up I was not waiting for the code to appear, I just chose 0392 & saved all settings w/out waiting for the *.
I have tested this on 2 drives now & it DOES work, albeit I did start w/reformatted drives. I then tested the hack on these virgin drives to ensure it works it does, then I used RTVPatch copy my old system & MPEG partitions to keep my recorded shows, reran the .zip hack, rechecked all & lo & behold my 2 PV-HS 2000's now had all my old shows & the ability to control the GD Comcast supplied Thompson box.
A final note Mikeyboy is not a guru he is a Showstopper GOD
Thanks a 1,000,000 Mike!
If any one has any questions I will try to assist in anyway possible but as amblinn states, "Mikeyboy ['s] newbie-friendly package...made the process almost a breeze for me."
Thanks Again to all for holding my NOOBIE hand through all of this