Wow, you are a RPTV god! You've had this thread going for years. I hope it's OK to post here as I have had trouble finding the info I need. Seems replays are not the prevalent DVRs these days. Anyway, here's my deal:
I've had my 5040 for 10 years. The original drive failed after 3 years and we are still using the 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 that I replaced it with. In that time there have been several crashes where I just needed to re-enter the network and input info and everything was fine. One time though, all shows were lost. Crashes seem to happen more when there is transfer with a poopli user going on.
This latest crash though gave me an error I'd never seen. After all settings were entered and I choose "keep all settings", it does the usual connecting to the service but stops and says "unable to connect to replay service" and says "unexpected result code 80820012". I couldn't find much on this out there, but the best info I found suggested that it might just be some corrupted system data. So I thought I could just copy the shows off, do a system reset, then copy the shows back. And if I couldn't copy the shows back, I could put them in DVArchive and watch them from there.
I'm trying on both Mac OS 10.6.8 and Windows 7 with the drive connected by USB.
On windows, RTVPatch 2.5.3 (with gui) can see the replay drive just fine, and on Mac RTVPatch 2.5.1 (with Terminal) can see the drive.
I was hoping to use Extract as I mentioned above, but on mac when I try extract_rtv5 (extract_rtv_83_osx) in terminal, all I get is "extract_rtv5: Permission denied". I've tried Sudo in there also thinking that it needed a password, but it still says Permission denied.
And on windows, when I try it in a command window, it says there are no RPTV drives on the system. I also have that GUI extract 1.6 but it doesn't see anything either.
Can you offer any enlightenment or guide me to a thread or post I may have missed?
Thanks a lot!