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Sad day selling my 3 Tivo's :(

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by ScoobyDooZ, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Sad to see them go but we are having a loft conversion and need the room in the loft :/

    Main tivo and two imaculate boxed spares all on ebay.

    Have a virgin tivo now and apart from HD can't see much if any improvlement over the original. It's even worse when it comes to deleting stuff.

    If anyone interested links here:

    MOD EDIT: sorry - direct links now allowed
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You could have used them for decoration or turned them on end and used them as shelf supports.:)
     
  3. mrtickle

    mrtickle New Member

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    Sad, but I note from your auction description you say that you have to install the AltEPG image to use it - that's not the case otherwise the vast majority using the standard 2.5.5 image would have been really pissed off!

    It's a 1-line change to a file to use the standard image with the AltEPG server.
     
  4. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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    I am using my 2.5.5 Tivo with the Altepg service and didn't have to do any file changes. :)
     
  5. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Nearly ending. No bids yet but loads of watchers. Shame as they are in v good condition.
     
  6. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Just not worth that much without a network card or 1 TB disc I'm afraid :(
     
  7. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Didn't sell so relisted :/
     
  8. Richard Loxley

    Richard Loxley New Member

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    If you're serious about selling I'd suggest dropping the start bid down to something like 99p.

    They're very unlikely to attract bids starting at £19.99, particularly when you look at the completed sales listings, many have final prices below your starting price.

    You might have luck if you set a Buy It Now price, as you then get someone who's willing to pay a premium not to wait and have to bid.

    Just friendly advice, I wouldn't be bidding myself. I've already got 3 Tivos - the last two of which each cost me a £10 donation to charity.
     
  9. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Thanks just came back to this, no free listing day today so had to list at 99p to get free listing. Sold a Little portable for 99p this week. Will be a shame to see these go to the tip.
     
  10. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Don't send them to the tip :( If they don't sell I'll come and rescue them
     
  11. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Have a PM about one fo them. Had loads of watchers and bids of 99p. That doesn't even cover the cost of the new phone cables I bought for them so it's free listing day today, so will reliest with the cables. :)
     
  12. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Hi I have sold two and just my main one left.

    I have also just found my Network card, is it straight forward to set up? (Putting the card in is the easy bit)
     
  13. DX30

    DX30 New Member

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    You don't mention the type of card but the AltEPG image probably includes the required drivers. With a standard image you can put the drive in a PC and install the required drivers, but if you need to do that it's probably as easy to reimage the drive with AltEPG anyway. Your biggest problem is likely to be finding a suitable PC (IDE only, no SATA).

    Have you considered just listing the network card on its own? It's probably more in demand than the TiVo itself.
     
  14. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob New Member

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    ... and a hell of a lot easier to post :D
     
  15. Nero2

    Nero2 New Member

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    They were mine I believe. :)
     
  16. ScoobyDooZ

    ScoobyDooZ New Member

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    Hi I have a couple of PC's with IDE and have imaged a drive before, although it was about 5 years ago.

    The Tivo I have when I power on searchs for a card. The card I have is a one from a guy on these forums was selling / making (from new zealand).

    I might have a read and set aside a morning to get to grips with it all again.
     
  17. DaveMax

    DaveMax New Member

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    Spitfires (or anyone else out there)
    I am clearing out my old tech, and have a Thomson TiVo to let go of (was working, but no HDD in it now. My wife still misses it's simplicity, but no digital, let alone HD have made it obsolete.
    If anyone wants it to play with, they can have it for the price of delivery (or could pick it up from Kenilworth, Warks)
    End of an era
    Regards
    Dave
     
  18. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Hi Dave, I'll be very pleased to give your TiVo a new home - PM sent.
     
  19. DaveMax

    DaveMax New Member

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    Sorry Spitfires - missed your PM as my email domain was moving from one host to another.... and not allowed to PM you - Can you resend?
    Ta
    Dave
     
  20. DaveMax

    DaveMax New Member

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    Haven't heard anything, so there will be one less surviving TiVo from next week.
     

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