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post #2731 of 2773
The file downloaded normally.
post #2732 of 2773
None of them would download last night.

So are you saying that Nextcom is still in business, or were you just bickering with me?
post #2733 of 2773
not bickering.

not saying they're still in business

just saying the downloads still work
post #2734 of 2773
OK, well I'm the one maintaining the R5000 patch for MythTV, and it no longer works in 0.27 nightly. I looked for the newest firmware in r5000ver31d-Vista32.exe, but can't find it. Of course none of the previous players is around (including NextComm).

In case there are any C++ coders around, here is the error. (Not related to firmware, but I was just trying to get the latest, which appears to be 2010)
post #2735 of 2773
Are you saying that you need to download r5000ver31d-Vista32.exe but can't? I can. If you need it, PM me. I'm not a coder, so I can't help with anything else.
post #2736 of 2773
I have it now, thanks. The download finally completed today.

In Linux the firmware is a file called r5000.hex, and I have it set to autoload when the r5000 is plugged into USB. I don't have any reason to believe that the firmware is a problem, but I would like to get the latest version. I've combed through every .exe, .sys, and .dll in the Winduhs installer and can't find any file that's the right size or contents to be the firmware. It must be embedded in a binary somewhere.
post #2737 of 2773
I went to the web site and downloaded the win7/vista drivers. Everything seems to be working.
I hope everything is ok, my vip211 is acting up and may need repair soon.
post #2738 of 2773
Anyone notice the Product, News, and Sales pages are now grayed out on their website?

http://www.nextcomwireless.com/R5000/home.htm
post #2739 of 2773
Quote:
Originally Posted by shortkud View Post

Anyone notice the Product, News, and Sales pages are now grayed out on their website?

http://www.nextcomwireless.com/R5000/home.htm

Greyed out for me to. Not a surprise considering they seem
to be showing no interest in advancing their product. It only works
on very old cable boxes that the cable Co. will no longer prevision
and Dish boxes that are rendered useless if you have any of the
current line of Dish STB's.

Better make sure you have all the drivers downloaded, that will be
next I'm sure.
post #2740 of 2773
Ah crap! Does any body know of another way of capturing off of satellite?
post #2741 of 2773
You mean, "digitally"? I've ripped programs from older Dish DVRs...
post #2742 of 2773

Mpeg4?
 

post #2743 of 2773
Don't you have to remove the DVR's hard drive to do it? I've heard that the only way to get a show off the DVR's hard drive was to remove it and plug it into a docking station. Then search through the scrambled titles until you find the right show. Is there another way?

BTW: The shows would be Mpeg2 (SD) and Mpeg4 (HD).
post #2744 of 2773
Removal of the drive from a Dish DVR is problematic, especially if you lease it. But you can in general leave it where it is without breaking any seals, but unplug the SATA cable after the receiver spins it up, and then run something like PVRExplorerPro-722. Yes, it handles mpeg-4 as well, though you may need to convert the transport stream file to a program stream file before you can play it.
post #2745 of 2773
Hmmm, where is PVRExplorer-722? I can only find the older version...
post #2746 of 2773
Well my ViP211 is working fine. (yes mpeg4) It's the older silver box. If you can find an R5000 kit you can buy on on eBat and install it in that. Make sure to check the numbers with Dish first though, to make sure nothing's owed on the box, and you'd better be a surgeon to install the kit.

PS - I record using MythTV on Linux. I have to compile a special version with an R5000 patch. I put directions in the HTCP for Linux forum.

None of the newer STBs were stupid enough to expose the unencrypted data bus so they can't use the R5000.
post #2747 of 2773
Does anyone have any experience returning VIP 211's that have been R5000-HD modified to Dish Network?


I have (3) "extra" R5000-HD VIP 211's on my account that are LEASED units that I want to remove from service.

The R5000-HD VIP 211's on my account have the USB Input drilled through the back panel (dumb I know).

My question is whether anyone has returned any R5000-HD VIP 211's to Dish and whether (A) you left the R5000-HD Modification installed, or, (B) removed the circuitry and connectors and whether Dish took any notice of the modification upon receipt.

I have the choice to (A) remove the R5000-HD Modification and the USB Connector, leaving a hole in the back panel, or, (B) remove the R5000-HD Modification and the USB Connector in place filling the hole in the back panel and hope they don't notice or don't care, or (C) leave the R5000-HD Modification installed in place and hope they don't notice or don't care.

Anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks in advance!
post #2748 of 2773
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkerdman View Post

Does anyone have any experience returning VIP 211's that have been R5000-HD modified to Dish Network?


I have (3) "extra" R5000-HD VIP 211's on my account that are LEASED units that I want to remove from service.

The R5000-HD VIP 211's on my account have the USB Input drilled through the back panel (dumb I know).

My question is whether anyone has returned any R5000-HD VIP 211's to Dish and whether (A) you left the R5000-HD Modification installed, or, (B) removed the circuitry and connectors and whether Dish took any notice of the modification upon receipt.

I have the choice to (A) remove the R5000-HD Modification and the USB Connector, leaving a hole in the back panel, or, (B) remove the R5000-HD Modification and the USB Connector in place filling the hole in the back panel and hope they don't notice or don't care, or (C) leave the R5000-HD Modification installed in place and hope they don't notice or don't care.

Anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks in advance!

Since they (dish) have a new line of STB's out now that are not comparable with the old VIP you might have success in buying a box on Ebay or Craigslist cheap and you could replace the bottom part of the chassis. Would be a pain I know but just an idea.
I wouldn't return it with the mod installed for sure. You might get away with a hole in the case but I'm sure mods to the motherboard would cause alarms, if they even look, like you said. These receivers may just go directly to ewaste. If you do remove it I would do it with care
and take pictures, you might find someone that wants to buy the R5000 from you and install it.
post #2749 of 2773
Thanks for the observations.

Has anyone actually gone through the return process on a Dish 211?

DId Dish insist on having the 211 returned?

Was there a stated dollar penalty for not returning them?
post #2750 of 2773
I'd be glad to take it over if you're looking to get rid of it.

It should be trivial to transfer to another account (or is it???), but I don't know if Dish allows that with leased equipment.

If not, I'd also be interested to know what the penalty is, and if, once it's paid, the box can be activated by someone else (like me!).

-Wes
post #2751 of 2773
Dish would definitely not do that since it's a leased 211 and not mine to sell or transfer.
post #2752 of 2773
Spoke with Dish this morning.

You are correct, they will not allow you to transfer leased boxes between accounts.

However, you can easily purchase the box from them, and then transfer it to another account. I just confirmed this with Dish.

The purchase price depends on how long you've had it, but since it's a 211 and not a 211k I'm sure that's several years at least.

If you find out the purchase price, I'd be willing to pay you that in advance before you incur the cost, to make sure that you don't get stuck paying for something you don't want.

As for your original question, I don't have direct experience returning a modded box.

If you decide to return it, I would simply remove the circuit board (it's just held on with screws), and cut the ribbon cables close to the main board.

I don't think anyone would ever notice the hole in the back, as long as there is no mini-USB plug in it smile.gif

-Wes
post #2753 of 2773
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Edited by quantumstate - 12/25/13 at 11:05am
post #2754 of 2773
A buddy is about to switch to DISH and looking for one of these VIP211

anyone bored with theirs or have a spare?


cheers

Steve
post #2755 of 2773
you know, if they'll still activate a VIP211, I have one. I thought I heard a rumor Dish doesn't activate VIP211's anymore.

-edit - It's sold.
Edited by stanger89 - 9/6/13 at 6:16am
post #2756 of 2773
I have a Vip211 with a R5000HD.
post #2757 of 2773
Dish will still activate 211s on either arc.
post #2758 of 2773
PM Sent
Thanks for the tip

Steve
Edited by swSteve - 8/9/13 at 7:48am
post #2759 of 2773
I'm looking for an R5000 that will work with a Bell Expressvu 9242.

Does anyone know if the Dish 211 mods are transferrable to Expressvu? (HW is the same as EchoStar/Dish).

If so, is installation complicated?

Thanks in advance for the help,

Steve
post #2760 of 2773
Can anyone share some hi-res photos of their r5000hd mod?

Or can you tell me if the 8-bit parallel signals uses portb or portd of the fx2lp?
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