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I'll add my request here, too. I've got 2 series 1 units with the Motorola boxes running the latest firmware. From the locations of those who do have serial control, my cable boxes probably have the capability also.
As one who went from useless IR control of an older Hughes DTV box (it ignored all IR control every half hour), to blissful serial control of the RCA DTV boxes, then being forced back to cable and IR (works most of the time but screws up just enough), I'd really love to go back to serial. I hope that the series 1 owners won't be left behind.
But if I had serial control on a cable box and had it taken away without warning, like these new series 2 owners, I'd be really steamed.
If AT&T is the one that's keeping series 1 owners from getting serial control as TiVoPony seems to be suggesting, I may have to reconsider my decision to get satellite back. I'm still an AT&T customer and it shouldn't really matter what series TiVo I have. Backdoors and scripts are fine for some, and I may get up enough courage to try it, but it's not really fair to the "appliance users".
Heck, if AT&T did expend resources to assist TiVo to do this, and is getting something for the sale of the AT&T boxes, I'd be willing to pay a reasonable one time fee to cover that.
Don't ask for more than you can handle, you may get it. - The Great Gazoo
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