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

  1. JavaJoe_2

    JavaJoe_2 New Member

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    Anybody looking for a Pioneer 57h?
    I upgraded to the new Premier, so the Pioneer will have to go.
    Any idea on a selling price?
     
  2. shwru980r

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    You will need to copy the Tivo image for the pioneer 810 unit to the new hard drive. You should be able to copy the image from the drive in your first tivo or the existing drive in the second tivo to the new drive.
     
  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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  4. JavaJoe_2

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  5. shwru980r

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    I understand the difference, but most people don't know the difference between Tivo basic and Tivo plus. You need to spell out the difference in the item listing. Also indicate that this is a Pioneer Elite product, as that will attract bidders. You might do better listing it on Amazon and waiting several months for the right buyer to come along.
     
  6. ALSaul_2000

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    I am having problems upgrading my Hard Drive to a Western Digital 500GB. I have seen similar questions posted here, but did not find a solution [though I may have missed it]. l have tried both IDE and SATA Drives - imaged from the original [and still working] Samsung Hard Drive. I have used the SATA Bridge bought from Weaknees, as well as a SYBA SY-IDE-SATAHD IDE to SATA Device Adapter, which appears to work on other TiVO's. I know Western Digital's Master/Single/Slave jumper settings are different from most other manufactures, and have tried all possible combinations - to no avail.

    My frustration is increasing as my patience is decreasing. I would truly appreciate any insight anyone can provide.

    Thanks for the help
     
  7. ALSaul_2000

    ALSaul_2000 New Member

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    Did you ever get an answer to your question? Because I have the same one -
     
  8. brainwave89

    brainwave89 New Member

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    I quite enjoy my DVR-810H and the fact that it has lasted this long is a blessing. One day I know my hard drive will go to sleep.
    How can I create an image of it while it is still living?

    I'm just planning for the worst.

    Thanks for looking and I love this community and thread.
     
  9. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    brainwave89,

    It's really easy to make a backup of your Tivo drive, if you aren't afraid of opening up your Tivo and removing the drive.

    Check out mfslive.org. They have two products that will let you a backup your drives. My favorite is WinMFS, because it is much easier to use. You don't have to be a Linux expert.

    If you're aren't afraid of Linux, then you can use the MFSLive Boot CD. This will make backups as well.

    But with either software product, you'll have to remove the hard drive from the Tivo and attach it to a computer.

    Good luck,
    robomeister

    P.S. Or you could just ask me for a backup image. :)
     
  10. jc6b

    jc6b New Member

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    blog-engineering com/blog/filmfestivals/2011/05/11/how-to-keep-your-wordpress-blog-focused-on-seo/ ]Source: I just love this blog :) here's a little payback (offtopic maybe but funny!)<br><br>If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy? :)
     
  11. JavaJoe_2

    JavaJoe_2 New Member

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    I recently upgraded my Pioneer Elite 57H to a 1T hd. I also was having problems using the Weaknee's adapter. I think you may need to remove the jumper on the adapter itself, so it's then a slave?? My old computer wouldn't let WinMFS work, using usb cables, so I had to use the IDE cables internally. I tried several attempts both with win and live, and then was able to get MFSLive to work. I think it has like 1200 plus hours of recording.
    Are you getting mfslive to boot. PowerISO worked great for me and it was a free download from cnet. 30 days trial.



     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 #372 of 380
    joelames

    joelames New Member

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    Considering buying a Pioneer Elite DVR 57-H with a 250 gig hd for $125 from someone, works perfect, great condition. Any words of advice? Is this a reasonable price, would I be better off looking at something newer? A little hesitant buying something this old but for that price I probably can't go too wrong. Any advice is appreciated, I am a novice at this type of stuff, never had tivo myself, or a dvd burner outside of my old Dell which was awhile ago. Thanks!
     
  13. Aug 7, 2011 #373 of 380
    shwru980r

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    If it has lifetime service, then it's a reasonable price.
     
  14. deerhunter1

    deerhunter1 New Member

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    I bought mine new when they were first introduced. It has worked well for me. Outlasted two other simpler units I bought second hand that weren't as old. I have long wished for Tivo to grandfather these into the lifetime service fold of "standard" in lieu of the "basic" that comes with them...only a dream I guess as they never seem to ante up!

    It's a decent unit and that's a good price for it. Good luck.
     
  15. happylily

    happylily New Member

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    i also meet this problem
     
  16. wtherrell

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    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
    Moderators: Can you ban this poster?
     
  17. May 1, 2013 #377 of 380
    cftrunt

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    I have a Pioneer 810H-S with lifetime TiVo. I had been using a DTV STB manufactured by RCA but have reluctantnly changed to a DTV D12-700. The RAC box had a 9 pin serial port that I could connet directly to the 3.5mm serial data port on the 810H with the cable provided with the 810H. The D12-700 does not have a 9 pin serial port but it does have a USB port that techs use to service the unit. That said, has anyeone been sucessful in using the D12-700 USB port to receive signals from the 810 and change channels?
     
  18. May 3, 2013 #378 of 380
    robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    I have not heard of anyone doing this. But the Pioneer TiVos are Series2 Tivos, so if someone has done it on a non-DVD TiVo, it should work on the Pioneer.

    good luck,

    robomeister
     
  19. Beachbum55

    Beachbum55 New Member

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    I've got an old Pioneer 810-H in a spare bedroom that has been spinning away and working fine since the dark ages.

    Recently, there has been no onscreen programing available. The unit connects to the Tivo service, the system information validates that the unit has connected, but the box has no programing information and I get a message saying that it hasn't connected for 30 days.

    I called Tivo support a couple of times and they suggested that I go through the guided set-up and "trick" the box using a different zip code, then go back and change my zip code back to my actual zip code. Tried to go through the guided set-up today and the unit restarted. Maybe it finally gave up the ghost?
     
  20. shwru980r

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    The hard drive probably needs to be replaced. Check the forums for how to do it yourself or where to buy one.
     

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