Tata SKY+ New DVR STB split wide open (The inside with photos :)

venkat_9099

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I wanted to understand the use of USB, Modem and Ethernet ports at the back side of Tata Sky+ STB. Are these functional now? If not, then what will be these used for?.
None of these are functional as of now.
 

teamare2006

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Aryan69

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This is information I picked from Sky Hacks and found it works to setup a new disk or to access the installation channels.


While on any channel, press [organizer] on the remote
2. Then select system setup a
3. Now on the remote press [0] [1] and then [select]
4. You will now be presented with a hidden menu that is used by engineers to set up your system

This gives access to
1. formatting the disk
2. setup new channels
3. LNB access channels
4. Modem Seup
5. Remote TV.
6. RF Out Setting - This can be used to setup a second TV

I believe format disk should allow setup of a new disk - here is an faq for adding bigger disks.
Digital Spy - Sky+ Upgrade FAQ – 14th February 2009 - Sky+ - Digital Spy Forums

I did not see any way of transferring content out of the box. The usb is future use in the sky boxes as well. I think it is a standard feature of the box manufacturers.
 

vasanth

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hey i found that secret menu...here are the snap of that..

http://img188.imageshack.us/i/dsc00272utm.jpg/


http://img22.imageshack.us/i/dsc00273j.jpg/

http://img196.imageshack.us/i/dsc00274swx.jpg/

http://img22.imageshack.us/i/dsc00275b.jpg/

http://img9.imageshack.us/i/dsc00276tgg.jpg/

http://img11.imageshack.us/i/dsc00277l.jpg/

if any one know how to set the parameters for manual tuning pls give some suggestions..and also for various other options shown here..
 

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a vital info this mite help u chetan nice investigating kep go in...'http://www.erightsoft.com/S6Kg1.html'go here u'll find str converter
 

manachinu

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Can anyone help me with the exact model number for this digicom ? I want to setup Tata Sky + with slingbox and need the model number. Tatasky customer care just told me its Thompson make.
 


sabir

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HiNow that the price for Tata Sky + is down, i am planning to buy one, Only if it would be possible for me to connect the three things TV, DVD Recorder & Tata Sky+ in a way, i can first record program on Tata Sky+ to watch at a later time & then when i am watching the Tata Sky + recorded program on my TV, i can somehow, (i thing it may be just possible) record that Tata Sky + recorded program via my DVD recorder & keep it for long timePossible Hai Kya?regardsSabir
 

viv333

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Convert .str to .avi?

Project X is a good piece of softwre that will tidy up the STR files and convert them into true .ts files - the same as what goes onto DVDs.

From there, programs like winavi can be used to convert to AVI. I have used both these to rip stuff off the sky disc in the past.

As Dave said though, it is only for stuff that does not require the card to watch - ie the FTA channels.

Convert .str to .avi? - Sky+ - Digital Spy Forums

Information about Copy+, the free Sky & XTV disk copier software

ProjectX - Video software and downloads - VideoHelp.com

AVI to DVD, 3GP/MP4/PSP/iPod Video Converter, FLV Converter, DVD Copy, AVI to MPEG!

This is just for help. I have not tried.

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Finally.....

1) Anybody succeeded upgrading Tata Sky+ hard Disc?

Or

2) Anybody succeeded copying & converting STR files into AVI files?
 

gurpalsc

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has any one tried extract + pr copy +.iam willing to try but duno i should open the Tata Sky plus as i will loose the warranty or so.but if the method of extracting is foolproof iam willing to trip the seal.please advise me.if i open it will a find a port to conect it to my laptop?regards
 

dockap

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i recently upgraded from Tata Sky to tata sky plus and while doing an internet search for instructions on upgrading the hdd of tata sky plus i came across this websitei had a spare 320gb 3gbps sata2 wd hdd which is the same type as the 160gb one in the ts+first i changed the setting in the tata sky+ to hdd manual management and prewiew buffer to 0 minsdeleted all my recordings- had only 2 which i had already watched switched off the stb and disconnected all the cables and opened the ts+ stb and took out the original hdd and connected that and the 320 gb hdd to my pc through internal sata cablesthe format of the original ts+ hd is fat32 and i am using windows vista which will not allow you to format a hdd above 32gb to fat32 so spent some time searching the net and came across a small program(fat32 formatter which is 400kb size download) which did the fat32 format for the 320gb hdddownloaded copy+ software which did not recognize the format of the original ts+ hddso tried nortan ghost and copied the 160gb ts+ hdd to the 320gb hdd following which the 320gb drive appeared as a 160gb drive in my computer properties connected the 320 gb drive to the ts+ stb and switched it onwell it worked till i went into the tata sky+ settings and tried to change the options which would not stick and when i came back to the channels the picture had disappearedso put the original 160 gb hdd back and its working finemaybe it may work if the stb could be reset and the new hdd formatted by the stbbut i could not find the settings to reset the stb and format the hddsomeone has posted images of the service menu of the stb on this page but didnt post how he was able to access it?has anyone been able to successfully swap the hdd of the tata sky plus stb?