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Refurbished TiVo Premiere for $44.95

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by copwriter, May 5, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 #1 of 15
    copwriter

    copwriter New Member

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    Woot has refurbished 45 hour TiVo Premieres for $44.95 + $5.00 shipping until 10:00 PM Central time on May 5, 2012 or supplies are exhausted. Woot is owned by Amazon, so if you pay sales tax on Amazon orders, you'll also pay sales tax to Woot.
     
  2. May 5, 2012 #2 of 15
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Bought one just for the remote and spare parts.
     
  3. May 6, 2012 #3 of 15
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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  4. May 6, 2012 #4 of 15
    nrnoble

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    I also bought one. I would like to upgrade the internal HDD drive.

    1) Can person upgrade the internal HDD like previous models (I've upgraded S3)
    2) What is the largest drive the Premiere supports?
    3) Are there recommend HDD models, or HDD models to avoid?
     
  5. May 6, 2012 #5 of 15
    SullyND

    SullyND L:45-21 TCF Club

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    Search for JMFS
     
  6. May 6, 2012 #6 of 15
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Yes it is very easy with jmfs Live CD
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=455968

    2TB

    2TB is the best value, and no issues upgrading from a stock TiVo 320GB HDD.

    1st Choice
    WD20EURS, 2TB WD AV-GP same model in the Elite/XL4 - "Designed to last in always-on, streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVRs, DVRs and surveillance video recorders."
    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-AV-GP-Intellipower-Internal/dp/B0042AG9V8

    2nd Choice
    WD20EARX, 2TB Caviar Green Desktop Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD20EARX/dp/B004VFJ9MK
     
  7. May 7, 2012 #7 of 15
    nrnoble

    nrnoble Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions

    One additional question:

    If I upgrade the internal drive to 2TB, can I still add more extrenal storage? With my S3, once I max'ed out the internal with a 2TB drive, it was not possible to add external storage.
     
  8. May 7, 2012 #8 of 15
    CoxInPHX

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    I believe the answer is no, 2TB is the limit, only weeKnees has been able to expand on a 2TB upgraded internal drive.
     
  9. May 9, 2012 #9 of 15
    ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    Crap, how did I miss this!!!
     
  10. nrnoble

    nrnoble Member

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    Thanks, I noticed that when I went to their website. They list being able to have 2TB internal drive, and a 2TB external drive.

    Any idea what they are doing to get that to work? Its my impression most of the services they offer is using free software tools created by TiVo community, and they just offer it as an service for those who don't have the technical skills, or simply would rather pay to have it done..
     
  11. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    See the extensive upgrade forums here. And no, no one's figured it out.

    And no, you don't need 4TB. 2TB is tons.
     
  12. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Unless you want to save more than you can watch. :eek:
    I agree that 2TB holds a lot. If you use a computer to save shows for later, then 2TB in the Tivo is plenty.
    If your stuck with a cable company that restricts transferring content to a computer for saving, the extra capacity is appealing.
     
  13. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    I suppose if you have just one TiVo, going to 4TB might make sense. But keep in mind a newish (refurbed) Premier is just $80, lifetime it for $400 more, add the second 2TB there and bingo-bango, you got your second 2TB AND you can have it on a second TV if you want (or not...).
     
  14. jlin

    jlin New Member

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    I missed the deal. Is there any other dealers selling it near this price range?
     
  15. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    The cheapest I have been able to find them is $79.99 at Tivo.com. If someone knows of a better deal, please let me know.

    -Ted
     

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