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my tivo bite the dust?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by comgenius1, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot New Member

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Katy, TX
    Thanks for the suggestion Steve. Yes, I'm fully aware, as with most all extended warranties, once you have a claim amount totalling the full replacement value that your "warranty" is all used up. On a full replacement it's a one-shot deal.

    What would be interesting to find out, since the replacement unit will in fact be brand new, if you can purchase another E/W on that unit. I'll bet you can.

    However, it's probably difficult to justify as the component 9 out of 10 times most likely to fail is the HDD, especially voltage & surge-protected as both of mine are, and as you say it might be a lot better investment to just upgrade the replacement Premier to 2TB (after getting it set up & cablecard paired, etc) and put the original drive away for safekeeping.(duly marked as to what it is for, of course. I have a pile of non-descript hard drives laying around, so it'd just be my dumb luck to inadvertently give it to someone especially considering how small it is by today's standards.

    Man I'm an old phart. I still remember practically wetting my pants back in the 1990s the day we learned how to reformat 40-meg MFM drives to 60 megs RLL. :)

    I downloaded jmfs.iso last night....
     
  2. Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot New Member

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    Apr 25, 2011
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    The "advance replacement" Premier was shipped Monday and arrived yesterday (Tuesday) - not bad service, but about normal for Ft. Worth to Houston shipments. (approx 245 miles)

    There was almost nothing to swapping the cable card between units. I did not have to call Comcast, thank goodness.

    Total setup time was still about 4 hours tho, as right in the middle of setup it decided that it had to get the latest firmware then of course load it then of course another reboot whereupon you get to start over with setup. Once through setup then it has to scan all your channels and then spend another eternity downloading the guide. Gee whiz!

    Someday I'd like an explanation of why it takes so dang long for a TIVO to boot up from a cold start. This is awful!

    Anyway, long story short, I'm back up & running & will be returning the dead one tomorrow.
     
  3. Cap'n Preshoot

    Cap'n Preshoot New Member

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    Apr 25, 2011
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    In testing today my Caviar Black runs at 105 degrees f. My WD "Green Power" 2 TB drive also runs at 105 degrees f

    Of course in both cases those are static temperatures with the drives simply spinning (no i/o taking place)
     

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