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Pioneer TiVo Owners Club

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by robomeister, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Do you have TiVo Plus or TiVo Basic? I'm not 100% positive, but Unbox only works with TiVos with a paid subscription. That's my theory, anyway. :)

    robomeister
     
  2. GT1Boy

    GT1Boy got tivo?

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    Yes, I can verify that TiVo Plus is required for Amazon Unbox. I just cancelled Plus on my 810 and Unbox is no longer accessible. I still get the promos for Unbox NBC Pilots on the TiVo Central screen but if I try to access Unbox I recieve an "TiVo not authorized" error message.
     
  3. saberman

    saberman Member

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    I am not sure because I don't ues this feature but I think you need to enable downloading for the machine on the TiVo web site.
     
  4. Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Hello all, I know some of you have the Toshiba DVR's as well as the Pioneers and I was wondering if any one had an image of the Toshiba SD-H400 drive? I was thinking of getting one with a suspected bad drive and was wanting to make the repair myself. I would happily pay for shipping of a copy of the image on disc!

    Anyone know if the Toshiba will take any IDE drive?

    Yes I also posted this question on the Toshiba owners club section :rolleyes:

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  5. boomer1127

    boomer1127 New Member

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    I keep getting failed to copy due to internal error....Is it safe to say the dvd burner is shot? I have a lifetime service on the unit. Is Weaknees the place to get it fixed, or should I give Pioneer a call first?
     
  6. Oct 1, 2007 #206 of 380
    Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    Hello all, does anyone know how I can get shows from one of my TiVos to the other, even though I only have TiVo Basic? If I have both TiVos on my home network can I access them via my computer? Or is their a way to hook the units together to make a transfer of recorded shows?


    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  7. Oct 1, 2007 #207 of 380
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    No way to do it... except of course burning to DVD. The Tivo Desktop features won't work with a unit on Tivo Basic.

    Now.. you could upgrade your service, set up Tivo Desktop, and transfer those files to a PC or another subscribed Tivo series 2.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2007 #208 of 380
    Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    That's what I was afraid of! I would think because it's on my home network that I should be able to access it, but I am not that crafty. If it was a stupid printer I could do it :)

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  9. Oct 1, 2007 #209 of 380
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    The problem is that the files on the Tivo are encrypted. Even if you pull the HD and hook it up to your computer, you can't do anything useful with them.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2007 #210 of 380
    mr.bill

    mr.bill New Member

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    I don't know if this would help any of you, but I sold my pioneer 810h that had an upgraded hdd.

    Well, the buyer did not want the original 80gig HDD. It was working at the time of the upgrade. Don't know if it married to just my 810h or if any 810h owner could use it.

    If some one can use it email me. If not, I will find some other use for it.
     
  11. DennisTheMenace7

    DennisTheMenace7 New Member

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    You can just format it and use it for your PC. Now that was easy.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2007 #212 of 380
    rgarretson

    rgarretson New Member

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    I'm trying to revive my 810H w/ a Lifetime sub and a failed HD, and I saw the Seagate DB35 series recommended in several places and sold as upgrades on Weaknees and DVRUpgrade.com. So I just found a good price on a 500GB drive from a reputable online seller, only to discover that it's an SATA model that won't work in the Pioneer. So now I'm looking for a replacement for my replacement, and I understand from robomeister that I need a PATA drive, but I can't quite confirm which DB35 models have a PATA interface. They have something called ATA-100, which I'm guessing is a PATA interface, but not being a hardward guy, I can't be certain. For the Seagate DB35 Series, I've come across the two models below that I think may be compatible. Does anyone out there know for sure that one or both of these will work? Anyone know the difference between the DB35.2 and DB35.3 models?

    ST3500830ACE
    ST3500841ACE

    Thanks in advance. ...

    --Rob
     
  13. Nov 4, 2007 #213 of 380
    Skuits

    Skuits New Member

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    I am not sure about the drives you've mentioned try comparing the specs side by side. I recently replaced my Pioneer's drive with a Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJB 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive from Newegg for just over $100.

    The specs on the Western Digital were similar to the Seagate drive and I've had no problems. I nearly filled up the drive at this point and all is well. The Pioneer takes an IDE drive which is basically the first ever hard drive interface (I think). A PATA interface is also know as an IDE drive which I believe is a more common term.? You need the IDE drive which is basically a description of the cable plug in. I looked around quite a bit before buying the Western Digital and I am happy with its performance. There may be an adapter for your SATA drive, but it seems like it might complicate things. I say go with a large reputable drive and enjoy your increased space.

    In case you didn't know, the igmage on the Pioneer is locked so you have to run a command line that unlocks the image for the newly increased space. You can find all the info at MSFlive.org.

    Good luck!

    Mark
     
  14. shakatak

    shakatak New Member

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    Hello All

    First let me state that I had a hard drive fail, no problem replaced drive , unit fired right up, went through set up, everything seemed fine.

    Not so ! Set to record a movie as I was tired and needed sleep, checked the next morning , unit had not recorded, received error message # 51 hardware issue call Pioneer customer service.

    Any thoughts, actions or ideas ?

    Thanks
     
  15. generaltso

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    Did you use an image that was created from your stock drive? If not, did you remember to do a Clear and Delete Everything after replacing the drive?
     
  16. shakatak

    shakatak New Member

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    Hi GENERALTSU

    I had bought and installed a formatted plug and play Seagate drive, followed all instuctions for install, however it didn't say anything about clear and delete.
    It that is the problem keeping me from recording ,how is it fixed ?

    Thanks
     
  17. generaltso

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    Yes, that's your problem. Run a "Clear and Delete Everything" and go through guided setup again. That will fix it.
     
  18. saberman

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    Thanks for the offer but if I want to go that route I can replace the drive myself.

    When I spoke to the Pioneer support rep he said they charged a flat fee of $350 to repair an 810HS. It didn't matter what the problem was. (I assume they just ship another factor refurbushed unit and then see if your unit is worth salvaging.) But a number of folks have posted messages quoting $200 for Pioneer repairs. I just wanted to know where the $200 quote for Pioneer repairs was coming from. Is there an "offical" repair depot that will repair the 810HS for $200 or replace the hard drive for $200?
     
  19. shakatak

    shakatak New Member

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    Hi Generaltsu

    Just wanted to say thank you, the "Clear & Delete" did the trick.

    The Pioneer is fully renewed and recording as I write this.

    Shakatak:
     
  20. generaltso

    generaltso Member

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    No prob. That step is often overlooked.
     

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