I have spent the better part of the last week getting new IR codes onto a newly imaged ReplayTV drive. I wanted to share my experiences with the ReplayTV community so others can benefit.
Cannot add any new cable set top box RID files to a newly imaged ReplayTV hard drive even after connecting to DNNA.
After imaging a new drive and connecting to DNNA, only a limited number of IR codes and manufacturers of cable set top boxes are listed. The manufacturer PACE and many others are completely missing.
Repeated connections to DNNA will not fully load the ReplayZones and IR code listings.
The myReplayTVZones.dll plugin (version 2 or 3) from WIRNS does not auto populate the ReplayTV zones nor populate the full set of IR codes.
WIRNS will execute commands from Shellcmds but not copy the CXXXX.RID file, ircodes file, and ircodesraw file from the photo partition to the following folders on the ReplayTV:
I confirmed through Extract_RTV that the folders do not exist so that is why the RID file, , ircodes file, and ircodesraw file could not be copied to the ReplayTV hard drive.
The hard drive is a Seagate ST3750840ACE that was previously formatted with a low level format by writing zeros to each cluster.
Drive image used:
This is the patched image of 530511440_Factory_Reset posted by Rbolen70. It has commercial advance and internet video sharing enabled and a fixed version of closed captioning as discussed here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/27-rep...service-7.html
. This image does not seem to be to widely known in the community. It has the latest software with Commercial Advance and IVS enabled along with fixed closed captioning.
I have also had the same experience with this drive image:
rtv_5K_FactoryReset_140.zip from http://www.replaytvupgrade.com/
Similar issues reported:
User zeppy had the same issue documented here https://www.avsforum.com/forum/27-rep...tv-5504-a.html
“cannot copy over a file to either of these paths:
The above are paths and not files, and any file that I have in the Photo directory or any subfolder (ie install created in the) Photo directory will not copy over to the /name/system/user/mirror/sys-setup-gaea/data/irCodeset or to the /name/system/user/mirror/sys-setup-gaea/data/irbdata/”
User Jole60 at PlanetReplay also had issues with IR codes not populating after a re-imaging a drive.
User krkaufman over at Planetreplay http://www.planetreplay.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?p=84761
had the following disturbing revelation that I believe to be true based upon my experiences above.
“I'm not sure DNNA is fully operational.
DNNA seems to be there for updating the Channel Guide, but my experience in recent weeks has been that DNNA is NOT providing that initial post-reset Zones/etc update.”
Laho Good Will Service
Allows for population of ReplayZones and a full listing of IR code and creates these folders:
Just set the DNS on your ReplayTV to 184.108.40.206 to connect through Laho.
Directions from the LaHo site:
LaHo How do I use your service with my ReplayTV?
• Setup Slideshow for Dialup Units
• First you sign up for an account using our web form.
• You are automatically given a 7 day trial for one Replay with dialup access.
• Nothing is charged automatically, you can pay once you know you love it!
• Once you've registered and we've confirmed your email, add at least one lineup.
• If you're not in the Eastern Timezone, click "edit" on our ReplayTV config section and set your timezone.
• Next, connect with your Replay.
o First, power cycle your ReplayTV to clear the DNS cache.
o On the ReplayTV main screen select setup.
o Network Attached units
On the ReplayTV's main menu, select "Network and Input Settings"
set both DNS servers to 220.127.116.11
When done, select "keep all settings"
Do not select "Change from manual to automatic"
I’m not sure what can be done to “fix” the mothership. Maybe this was done on purpose or part of their server is not functioning or has been disabled. I’m sure this issue is not widely known and is causing the community some difficulty and inconvenience (and hair pulling).
I have a fully functional patched rtv_5k_144_ca_ivs_factory_reset image that has the ReplayTV zones and IR codes fully loaded. This image is capable of Commercial Advance (CA) and Internet Video Sharing (IVS). It has closed captioning that works as well. I would like to upload this image for others with the same problem to use. Who is hosting images these days? How do I contact the owner of http://rgb.cc/replaytv/images/replay/
Is it Ghoul still? I would be happy to share the image so others could benefit. I wanted to post this on PlanetReplay but I registered there and I did not receive the activation email after I signed up so I can't post there. Does anyone know how to contact the owner of PlanetReplay?