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My DVR expander W/ Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by good2me, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. good2me

    good2me New Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Basic question, I have been using this expander with a DirecTV box. If I connect it to my new XL4, will the programs still be there, are they compatible?
    Will it harm my new tivo to do this?
  2. stevewjackson

    stevewjackson Steve W. Jackson

    Nov 2, 2007
    I can't answer whether it'll be compatible, though I suspect it will.

    As to whether the programs will still be there, no, they will definitely not. When you marry an external drive to the TiVo, it puts a portion of each subsequent recording on the internal drive and a portion on the external, according to everything I've read. So when you divorce it from the old box, all those recordings are lost.

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