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Hard Drive Upgrade Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by amseven11, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    thank you!

    i'm not sure i want to off load & upload
     
  2. siratfus

    siratfus New Member

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    It has always survived for me with tivoHDs. And now I juust upgraded using WD30EURS for my Roamio plus, and it was painless.

    Only issue was the HBO channels didn't come back, and I had to go do a little chat session and all is well. Even when I ordered HBO several months ago, the channels never came on until I chatted with someone. They say it's a known issue with the Roamio Plus. They just need you to read them the cablecard id, host id and data id and you'll be synced.
     
  3. el aye

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    It's really just the startup power draw... real world power consumption between 5400rpm and 7200rpm drives is no more than a few watts. Kind of sad, this makes me want to go buy the Roamio Pro for $400 on Amazon right now. I guess I could try and swap out a WD green drive from my home server.
     
  4. c3

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    With the new drive, it's no longer paired. Even though only the premium channels (like HBO) require pairing, it's highly recommended to re-pair it to avoid random issues.
     
  5. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    No, pairing did NOT survive the upgrade unless you copied the paired drive to the new drive. That's why HBO "didn't come back".
     
  6. siratfus

    siratfus New Member

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    Okay, then maybe I don't know the definition of pairing. All my channels were back, that doesn't qualify? To me, that's a success because like I said, HBO didn't turn on either when I ordered it through the web account. I had to do a little chat. So I figure even if it was a success, expect the HBOs to not show up, and it didn't. I did a chat and got them back. So if I did not have HBO to begin with, then I wouldn't be the wiser whether or not my cable card is paired because all my channels were back.
     
  7. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Pairing is an additional authentication step required to receive premium channels like HBO. An activated but not paired CableCARD can receive non-premium channels. For Motorola card, the "Val" flag on the Conditional Access screen is "V" for paired and "?" for non-paired.
     
  8. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    ty c3

    i'll check that & re-pair
     
  9. lpwcomp

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    Once everything is set up and the two TiVos "see" each other and have full access, you should be able to xfer everything directly. It may require multiple connections to the TiVo service and multiple reboots of both TiVos.

    You can queue up multiple transfers but you will have to do the transfer requests one at a time. No selecting a bunch and saying "transfer all of these". Not even an option to transfer an entire group.

    Both TiVos must have current subscriptions.
     
  10. alyssa

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    I was hoping to do a "select all' type of transfer... ;>

    i would do the pytivo (? going off memory) but i'm overloaded with stuff i need to learn to do on my forum Plus i dont' know if i have enough space on my HDDs 'cuz, yeah, i'm moving out of my 600 hr unit to a 400 hr unit. i may be able to do it easier but i've got to flowchart it before i can say
     
  11. siratfus

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    Ahh! Good to know. I came from a TivoHDs. Never had premium channels, so I always thought everything was as it should be.
     
  12. lpwcomp

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    Actually, I wouldn't go the go the kmttg xfer-push route anyway. Lose too much of the metadata and they do not group the same.

    If you have space on your computer, you could use kmttg to xfer and decrypt and keep them there until you want to watch them.
     
  13. alyssa

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    for cisco cards look at the,
    ca screen
    emms processed; 0 <--means the cc is not paired
    they want to see more then 40
     
  14. unitron

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    TiVo Desktop will let you select a bunch of shows at once to copy from TiVo to PC, but you'll have to select them one at a time on the next TiVo to copy them from the PC to it, although as soon as you get the first one started, you can select the next one and it'll "transfer" as soon as the first one finishes, and you can keep selecting them and they'll go into the "list" and get copied in the order in which they were selected.

    Always assuming your cable company didn't set the CCI bit to no copy on any of them.
     
  15. alyssa

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  17. lpwcomp

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    Crud. Just bought a basic last Wednesday. Got the price match but of course no $50 gift card.

    Oh well, even if I had known it was coming, exigent circumstances required the purchase when I did it.
     
  18. das335

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    You might want to go back to BB and see if they will give you the $50 gift card. I bought a Roamio basic last Thursday and I was able to get the gift card today without any issues. The rep just did a full refund of the 1st purchase and then rang up a new ticket with the Amazon price match and included the $50 GC. It took about 5 minutes. I did not have to take the Tivo back, just showed her the receipt and the BB ad.

    Good luck
     
  19. alyssa

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    yikes

    i just realized i posted the bb gift card info in the wrong thread- i had meant to post in the deals thread.
     
  20. A J Ricaud

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    Newegg has the Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB for $129.99 & free shipping. Use PROMO CODE:
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