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New Base Model Tivo Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by tmozer, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. tmozer

    tmozer New Tivo Premiere Ow

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    You are saying that if the power goes off with the DVR Extender drive connected we lose all recordings? I can't believe that. We have power outages in Florida all the time.

    I never got the extender to work with the Comcast DVR. But from what I read by people who did get it working you could disconnect the external drive at anytime without losing what was on the internal drive.
     
  2. tmozer

    tmozer New Tivo Premiere Ow

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    Here is another dummy question: If my wife manages to record tons of programs while we are here (in Florida) and we carry the Tivo to SC, will the programs she recorded be watchable without hooking the Tivo to cable (no live TV of course, just the recorded stuff)?
     
  3. tmozer

    tmozer New Tivo Premiere Ow

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  4. Teeps

    Teeps Active Member

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    Looks like you found the answer at TiVo.com.
    But, I will add this; if for any reason TiVo cannot communicate with the extender. No recordings will take place, and there will be a message saying extender not detected or some such statement.
    True, no data should be lost if communication is restored between the extender and TiVo. If communication cannot be restored all recording data will be lost...
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You will need to redo guided setup each time you move to a new place to record new programs.
    I'd suggest NOT using an external drive, it seems even riskier in this 'move frequently' scenario. You *could* download (nonprotected) shows to a computer to make more space.

    Heck, if you had *3* drives, and shows on the computer, you could have one (internal) drive for the Tivo with guided setup for each location, and swap the internal drive each time you moved. You'd only have access to recordings you had already downloaded to the computer (and anything else on that drive of course), but it would save the potentially HOURS of redoing guided setup each time.

    Just getting a Tivo for each location might be easier too.
     

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