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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tivoupgrade, Dec 9, 2007.
Lou (tivoupgrade) hasn't posted in over a year. His company was sold to Weaknees.
Is Weaknees an actual company, or a nickname? I am in the market for a TiVo HD, and this company looked like a good source... Any recommendations if this company isn't the best option?
I'm a little concerned about going through eBay; it would be nice to find a DVR-oriented company, especially one tied to the TiVo community.
What do you mean by "real company"? They have a website:
It's anybody's guess as to whether the company is run out of someone's basement. But doing a whois on weaknees.com shows the following:
Adberg, Michael firstname.lastname@example.org
9999 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232Looking at that address in Google maps seems to point to an industrial building rather than a house. See image.
Many people have dealt with weaknees in the past. I think they used to be a forum sponsor, but it shouldn't matter anymore since various people have said that they are now the same as dvrupgrade, which still has banner ads on the home page of TiVoCommunity.com.
Many years ago I bought a drive from weaknees and was satisfied. IMO the only reason not to use them is you can DIY for less.
Weeknees is a fine company. Before I had the inclination to instant cake a drive, I picked up a formatted drive from them. Worked fine, they even threw in the torx screwdriver.
I was *trying* to ask if Weaknees was the legal name of a business, as opposed to the informal nickname or Internet handle of an individual human, that's all.
In the future I promise to be painfully explicit if I ever make such an inquiry again.
are there any current specials?
Not knocking any company but every time I have wanted to upgrade my TiVo's, I can always find it for much less on Ebay.
The only downside is that you then have to buy it from ebay.
Is there something about the TCF that makes it particularly attractive to 'bots or does this kind of stupidity happen in other forums?
It happens everywhere. I mod another forum and more than 50% of the time we are deleting SPAM posted by bots.
it could be people trying to get their post counts up so they can post in certain sections
The post those two guys were talking about is no longer there, probably because it was out and out spam, or it was somebody trying to get their count up high enough to be able to include links to some spammy commercial enterprise, and when they did they got reported and their account was vaporized along with all of their posts.
Tivo will no longer activate a TivoHD to a new owner
You can still re-activate them if you have been the owner and it has lifetime.
Huh. I was literally just about to either sell or give mine with lifetime away. I guess not.
Better check with tivo
This is new
TiVo's with lifetime don't need to be "activated" and can be transferred to a new user.
But whatever you do. Do not deactivate it
If you have a lifetimed S3, HD, or HD XL, or even a lifetimed S2, and are willing to part with it cheap, let's talk.
And your PM box is full.
I have 2. Lifetime s2 units
One has a bad fan. And both havent been plugged in for 6 years