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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by SzDoc, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. SzDoc

    SzDoc New Member

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    I have an old series 2 (regular old Tivo, not a Direct TV box). I long ago changed out the fans (which were ridiculously loud) and installed a larger HD. As noted, this was a long time ago, and I don't recall much about details. This box is taking up space and I am directed by my wife to make it go away. My biggest 2 concerns: 1. Security: I don't want any of my personal data being misused; 2. Ensuring it gets used well. But, these are balanced with: 3. time. I don't have a lot of time to invest in this. My default option at present, for security reasons, is to pull the HD and give the rest of the gear to a local electronics recycling facility. Time is a BIG factor. And, it's quite hard for me to get to USPS during the day to ship heavy stuff, so eBay is a less attractive option, given the likely return.

    I did some searching (of course) prior to posting this, but I don't have a good solution to my conundrum.

    Thanks for weighing in.
     
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    I think all personal data can be wiped forgot what the process is called but it is in the setup menus. clean and ... something.

    If it has lifetime service on it you could give it to someone you know with a SD TV or put it on craigslist for a few $$.

    If it doesn't have lifetime service try giving it away on craigslist list otherwise recycle it.
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    There is nothing personal of any value what so ever stored on a Tivo.
     
  4. SzDoc

    SzDoc New Member

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    Thanks to both of you. I will seek to hard reset it and perhaps do a Craigs List listing.
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Does it have lifetime?
     
  6. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    Make sure that you uncheck the boxes on Tivo.com so that downloads and network visibility are disabled. The most important one is the download box because that could allow a new owner to access your Amazon or Netflix accounts for downloads at your expense if you have those sites tied into your Tivo account.
     
  7. SzDoc

    SzDoc New Member

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    Mattack: Yes.

    Lillevig: thx
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    If it were me, I would run a "Clear & delete everything".
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What's the model number and how much do you want for it?
     
  10. SzDoc

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    If selling it were the primary intent, I'd list it on eBay and maximize my return. I have no idea what it's worth. Anyway, I think it's a 140060.
     
  11. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    Maximizing your return on eBay is not a given. Especially since they claim 9% of the sales price (including shipping) and then another 2-3% from PayPal.
     
  12. SzDoc

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  13. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Well, if you're really thinking of throwing it away, I'd pay shipping for it.. (Though lately I'm seeing a crawl on my analog channels saying they're going digital only.. though they listed a date in LAST month.. heh)
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I already made him that offer plus a little money.
     
  15. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You sound like you keep more junk than I do! Now, I have 4 *completely* unused tivos (1 dead S3, 1 S3 I bought to try to revive the dead one, and 2 Tivo HDs I got cheap from someone on this board when I thought my TivoHD was having hardware probs too).. and 1 unplugged S1 (so technically that makes 5, but I COULD use it).
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Yeah, I've been meaning to get back to you about those S3s....:D
     
  17. SzDoc

    SzDoc New Member

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    Perhaps y'all just need more televisions.
     
  18. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I would gladly sell you the dead lifetime S3 + working unsubscribed S3 -- AFTER -- my recordings from the also-dead-but-spins hard drive that was in that machine are revived.. (yes, I'm doubly stuck..)
     
  19. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I have an idea...

    Let me get back to you in a few days.

    I'll PM you.
     
  20. ADent

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    The S2 Tivos have some use, they can run a Digital OTA converter box. The S1s do not.
     

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